Infineon Raceway
June 26, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 16

DODGE/SAVE MART 350

INFINEON RACEWAY

 

Sonoma, Calif.June 26, 2005

1.99 Mile Paved Road Course

350 K – 219 M - 110 L Purse: $5,322,397

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           7          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               110                    190           *    10         $348,761      Running

 2         20          21            Ricky Rudd                  U.S. Air Force/Motorcraft Ford                         110                    175           *      5           204,889      Running

 3           6          97            Kurt Busch                  Crown Royal Ford                                             110                    165                               191,750      Running

 4         14            2            Rusty Wallace             Snap-On/Miller Lite Dodge                                 110                    165           *      5           151,248      Running

 5         30          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS/”Herbie Fully Loaded” Ford                        110                    155                               142,173      Running

 6         42          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       110                    150                               137,281      Running

 7         32          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              110                    146                               120,860      Running

 8         43          32            Ron Fellows                Tide Chevrolet                                                   110                    142                               107,673      Running

 9         11          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       110                    138                               137,456      Running

10        22          33            Brian Simo                   Korbel Chevrolet                                               110                    134                                 83,085      Running

11        24          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 110                    130                               126,561      Running

12          8          11            Terry Labonte             FedEx Freight Chevrolet                                    110                    127                                 81,935      Running

13        17          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    110                    124                                 91,375      Running

14        41          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Post-It Ford                               110                    126           *      5             93,800      Running

15          3            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       110                    118                                 94,900      Running

16          5            7            Robby Gordon             Harrah’s Chevrolet                                            110                    115                                 78,400      Running

17          4          36            Boris Said                    CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet                             110                    112                                 73,925      Running

18        33          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           110                    109                               111,450      Running

19        29          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     110                    106                                 84,250      Running

20        36          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    110                    103                               103,033      Running

21        39          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  110                    100                                 84,475      Running

22        34          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              110                      97                               101,539      Running

23        12          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         110                      94                                 96,808      Running

24        16          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           110                      91                                 92,688      Running

25        27          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               110                      88                                 90,367      Running

26        37          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            110                      85                                 99,708      Running

27        25          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        110                      87           *      5             71,275      Running

28        28          87            Chris Cook                   Nemco/Christine Marie Mtrspts Chevrolet         110                      79                                 67,680      Running

29        38          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         110                      76                                 99,001      Running

30        15          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Chevrolet                                             110                      73                                 94,280      Running

31          9          39            Scott Pruett                 Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    110                      70                                 67,275      Running

32        40            4            P.J. Jones                    Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           110                      67                                 67,125      Running

33          1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              110                      69           *      5           128,201      Running

34        18          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             110                      61                                 74,905      Running

35        19          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       109                      58                                 66,795      Running

36          2          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              109                      55                               116,126      Running

37        21          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              109                      52                               113,486      Running

38        23          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             107                      49                                 84,440      Running

39        31            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            102                      46                                 66,325      Running

40        13            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                             97                      43                                 74,200      Running

41        26            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                92                      40                                 98,150      Running

42        10            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                          88                      37                               113,383      Running

43        35          27            Tom Hubert                  Napa Valley Ford                                                33                      34                                 66,203      Oil Pressure

# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender.   * Includes race leader/most laps led bonus.

Failed to qualify: (5) Brandon Ash #02; Kevin Lepage #37; Stanton Barrett #92; Johnny Borneman III #66; Jose Luis Ramirez #52.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Tony Stewart won the Dodge/Save Mart 350, posting his 20th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. The 34 cars that finished on the lead lap is an all-time series record. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #29 Kevin Harvick (engine change); #4 P.J. Jones (driver change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 0 minutes, 18 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED: 72.845 mph                         MARGIN OF VICTORY:  2.266 seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (94.325 mph, 75.950 secs.) Track Record

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, Alltel Dodge

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet (Also won $25,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Rusty Wallace, Snap-On/Miller Lite Dodge

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $50,000 at Daytona International Speedway.

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Travis Kvapil, Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford (36 positions)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet (39 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS:  8 cautions for 18 laps. 4-6 (Car #8-Accident, Turn 1); 21-22 (Debris); 43-44 (Debris); 56-57 (Car #9-Accident, Turn 7); 61-62 (Car #4, 45 & 99-Accident, Turn 11); 65-66 (Debris); 70-72 (Car #48-Spin, Turn 8); 104-105 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS:  7 lead changes among 6 drivers.  Jeff Gordon 1-32, Tony Stewart 33, Kyle Petty 34, Greg Biffle 35-42, Stewart 43-69, Rusty Wallace 70-81, Ricky Rudd 82-99, Stewart 100-110.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Greg Biffle                               2250      (5)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson                      2228      (2)

 3 –Elliott Sadler                           2073      (0)

 4 –Tony Stewart                           2052      (1)

 5 –Mark Martin                              2022      (0)

 6 –Rusty Wallace                          2013      (0)

 7 –Ryan Newman                         1994      (0)

 8 –Kurt Busch                               1978      (1)

 9 –Carl Edwards                            1963      (2)

10-Jamie McMurray                       1923      (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         115        7

Ford                                 114        8

Dodge                                75        1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          4

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          3

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          3

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      218

Travis Kvapil                                   176

Stanton Barrett                                  51

Eric McClure                                     19

Mike Garvey                                        1

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   5

Jeff Gordon                                        2

Kasey Kahne                                     2

Kyle Busch                                         1

Kevin Harvick                                     1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Elliott Sadler                                     1

Michael Waltrip                                 1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

Brian Vickers                  (#25)          2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          6

Ryan Newman               (#12)          4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          3

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          4

Kyle Busch                     (#  5)          2

Bobby Labonte              (#18)          2

 

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          9

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          8

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          5

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#48)        96

Mark Cronquist               (#20)        93

Roush Yates                   (#97)        92

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          3

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          2




UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 16
Unofficial Race Results for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 - Sunday, June 26, 2005
Infineon Raceway - Sonoma, Calif. - 1.99 Mile Paved Road Course
Total Race Length - 110 Laps - 218.900 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, June 26, 2005 @ 07:16 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 7 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 110 190 10 $348,761 Running 3 39
2 20 21 Ricky Rudd U.S. Air Force/Motorcraft Ford 110 175 5 $204,889 Running 1 18
3 6 97 Kurt Busch Crown Royal Ford 110 165 $191,750 Running
4 14 2 Rusty Wallace Snap-On/Miller Lite Dodge 110 165 5 $151,248 Running 1 12
5 30 88 Dale Jarrett UPS/"Herbie Fully Loaded" Ford 110 155 $142,173 Running
6 42 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 110 150 $137,281 Running
7 32 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 110 146 $120,860 Running
8 43 32 Ron Fellows Tide Chevrolet 110 142 $107,673 Running
9 11 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 110 138 $137,456 Running
10 22 33 Brian Simo Korbel Chevrolet 110 134 $83,085 Running
11 24 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 110 130 $126,561 Running
12 8 11 Terry Labonte FedEx Freight Chevrolet 110 127 $81,935 Running
13 17 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco/Havoline Dodge 110 124 $91,375 Running
14 41 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Post-It Ford 110 126 5 $93,800 Running 1 8
15 3 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 110 118 $94,900 Running
16 5 7 Robby Gordon Harrah's Chevrolet 110 115 $78,400 Running
17 4 36 Boris Said CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet 110 112 $73,925 Running
18 33 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 110 109 $111,450 Running
19 29 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 110 106 $84,250 Running
20 36 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 110 103 $103,033 Running
21 39 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge 110 100 $84,475 Running
22 34 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 110 97 $101,539 Running
23 12 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 110 94 $96,808 Running
24 16 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 110 91 $92,688 Running
25 27 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 110 88 $90,367 Running
26 37 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 110 85 $99,708 Running
27 25 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge 110 87 5 $71,275 Running 1 1
28 28 87 Chris Cook Nemco/Christine Marie Mtrspts Chevrolet 110 79 $67,680 Running
29 38 43 Jeff Green Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 110 76 $99,001 Running
30 15 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Chevrolet 110 73 $94,280 Running
31 9 39 Scott Pruett Texaco/Havoline Dodge 110 70 $67,275 Running
32 40 4 P.J. Jones Lucas Oil Chevrolet 110 67 $67,125 Running
33 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 110 69 5 $128,201 Running 1 32
34 18 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 110 61 $74,905 Running
35 19 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 109 58 $66,795 Running
36 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 109 55 $116,126 Running
37 21 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 109 52 $113,486 Running
38 23 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 107 49 $84,440 Running
39 31 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 102 46 $66,325 Running
40 13 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's Chevrolet 97 43 $74,200 Running
41 26 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 92 40 $98,150 Running
42 10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 88 37 $113,383 Running
43 35 27 Tom Hubert Napa Valley Ford 33 34 $66,203 Oil Pressure
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Tony Stewart won the Dodge SaveMart 350, posting his 20th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #29 Harvick (engine change); #4 Jones (driver change).
Failed to Qualify (5) Brandon Ash, #02; Kevin Lepage, #37; Stanton Barrett #, #92; Johnny Borneman III, #66; Jose Luis Ramirez, #52.
Time of Race 3 hours, 0 minutes, 18 seconds Average Speed 72.845 mph Margin of Victory 2.266 Seconds
Caution Flags 8 for 18 laps: Laps 4-6 (#8 accident turn 1); 21-22 (Debris); 43-44 (Debris); 56-57 (#9 accident turn 7); 61-62 (#4,45,99 accident turn 11); 65-66 (Debris); 70-72 (#48 spun turn 8); 104-105 (Debris).
Lead Changes 7 among 6 drivers: J. Gordon 1-32; T. Stewart 33; K. Petty 34; G. Biffle 35-42; T. Stewart 43-69; R. Wallace 70-81; R. Rudd 82-99; T. Stewart 100-110.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) G. Biffle 2,250; (2) J. Johnson 2,228; (3) E. Sadler 2,073; (4) T. Stewart 2,052; (5) M. Martin 2,022; (6) R. Wallace 2,013; (7) R. Newman 1,994; (8) K. Busch 1,978; (9) C. Edwards 1,963; (10) J. McMurray 1,923.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 218; (2) Travis Kvapil 176; (3) Stanton Barrett 51; (4) Eric McClure 19; (5) Mike Garvey 1.
Bud Pole Award Jeff Gordon (94.325 mph)
Commit to Win Award Jeff Gordon
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Tony Stewart, #20 (93.205 mph, Lap 46)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Tony Stewart
WIX Lap-Leader Award Tony Stewart, #20 (39 Laps)
USG Improving the Finish Award Elliott Sadler, #38 (36 Places)
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Rusty Wallace
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Tony Stewart
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Tony Stewart
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Kyle Busch #

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