Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 13, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 3

UAW-DAIMLERCHRYSLER 400

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Las Vegas, Nev.March 13, 2005

1.5-Mile Banked Paved Oval

400.5 M – 267 LPurse: $6,131,958

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           9          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              267                    190           *    10         $428,066      Running

 2         10            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           267                    170                               244,800      Running

 3           5          97            Kurt Busch                  Sharpie Ford                                                     267                    170           *      5           249,125      Running

 4         11          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              267                    160                               197,911      Running

 5         42          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              267                    155                               179,486      Running

 6           3          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          267                    155           *      5           139,600      Running

 7         15          41            Casey Mears               Target/Energizer Dodge                                    267                    146                               139,083      Running

 8           8          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 267                    142                               151,111      Running

 9           1          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge                                      267                    143           *      5           158,511      Running

10        23          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               267                    134                               147,891      Running

11        16          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   267                    130                               117,908      Running

12        21            2            Rusty Wallace             Mobil 1/Miller Lite Dodge                                    267                    127                               129,283      Running

13        29          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     267                    129           *      5           106,100      Running

14        20          99            Carl Edwards              World Financial Group Ford                              267                    121                               104,025      Running

15        22          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    267                    118                               105,925      Running

16        18            0            Mike Bliss                    NetZero Best Buy Chevrolet                             267                    115                                 94,925      Running

17        24          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              267                    112                               118,970      Running

18        13          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           267                    109                               125,683      Running

19        12          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         267                    106                               112,583      Running

20        26          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              267                    103                               117,220      Running

21        36          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              266                    100                               115,439      Running

22        17          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 266                      97                                 84,425      Running

23        39          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         266                      99           *      5           115,061      Running

24        30            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           266                      96           *      5             85,950      Running

25        35          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        266                      93           *      5             95,958      Running

26          6          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Mobil 1/Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge      266                      90           *      5             90,900      Running

27        28          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               266                      82                                 98,947      Running

28        37          14            John Andretti               VB/APlus at Sunoco Ford                                 265                      79                                 77,900      Running

29          2          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       265                      76                               117,691      Running

30        19            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       243                      73                                 95,950      Running

31          4          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           243                      70                                 85,250      Running

32        41          73    #      Eric McClure                ARC Dehooker/RFA Chevrolet                          237                      67                                 77,050      Too Slow

33        40          66            Hermie Sadler              Peak Fitness/Stratosphere LV Ford                  226                      64                                 77,800      Accident

34        14          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       225                      61                                 76,650      Running

35        25          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            219                      63           *      5           104,358      Running

36        38          34            Randy LaJoie              Mach 1 Inc. Chevrolet                                       182                      55                                 76,250      Engine

37        33          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Quality Parts Ford                            181                      52                               103,239      Running

38          7            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              154                      54           *      5           107,900      Accident

39        27            7            Robby Gordon             Harrah’s Chevrolet                                              57                      46                                 75,625      Engine

40        43          89            Morgan Shepherd       Racing with Jesus/Red Line Oil Dodge               39                      48           *      5             75,400      Too Slow

41        31          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                             15                      40                               109,780      Accident

42        34            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                          11                      37                               122,433      Accident

43        32          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                               11                      34                                 83,166      Accident

*Prize money includes race winnings from the Gatorade Duel at Daytona.

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

Failed to qualify: (6) Johnny Sauter #09; Kevin Lepage #37; Stanton Barrett #92; Stan Boyd #79; Carl Long #00; Kirk Shelmerdine #27.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 156,000, Jimmie Johnson won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, posting his 15th 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: #10 Scott Riggs (transmission change); #49 Ken Schrader (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 18 minutes, 32 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 121.038 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.661 seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge (173.745 mph, 31.080 secs.)

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard Ford

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Ryan Newman, Mobil 1/ALLTEL Dodge

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD: Greg Biffle, National Guard Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Kurt Busch, Sharpie Ford (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $20,000 at Atlanta.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kevin Harvick, GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet ($30,000)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Kyle Busch, Kellogg’s Chevrolet

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD: Kevin Harvick, GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet (107 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 46 laps. 13-19 (Car #8, 18, 21, 25 & 49-Accident, Turn 1); 60-63 (Oil on Track); 66-69 (Car #17, 20, 24, 31, 38 & 99-Accident, Turn 4); 87-90 (Car #11, 40 & 49-Accident, Turn 4); 102-107 (Car #9-Accident, Turn 4); 126-129 (Debris); 176-180 (Debris); 195-198 (Car #10-Spin, Turn 4); 207-210 (Debris); 225-228 (Car #66-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 25 lead changes among 12 drivers. Ryan Newman-pole, Greg Biffle 1-14, Mike Wallace 15, Kyle Petty 16-17, Morgan Shepherd 18-19, Kurt Busch 20-22, Biffle 23-60, Sterling Marlin 61, Travis Kvapil 62-64, Newman 65-87, Kasey Kahne 88, Newman 89-91, Kvapil 92-97, Newman 98-102, Dave Blaney 103-109, Kurt Busch 110-146, Jimmie Johnson 147-177, Jeff Green 178, Newman 179-182, Johnson 183-195, Newman 196-200, Johnson 201-207, Newman 208-210, Johnson 211, Newman 212, Johnson 213-267.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS

                                                           (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                 525            (1)

 2 –Kurt Busch                        510            (0)

 3 –Greg Biffle                         428            (1)

 4 –Jeff Gordon                       418            (1)

 5 –Carl Edwards                    408            (0)

 6 –Tony Stewart                    402            (0)

 7 –Rusty Wallace                   395            (0)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                    394            (0)

 9 –Ryan Newman                  389            (0)

10–Mark Martin                        374            (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts     Wins

Chevrolet                         24        2

Ford                                 21        1

Dodge                              12        0

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                   (#38)         2

Kevin Harvick                (#29)         1


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kyle Busch                                        1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Ryan Newman                                  1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                       41

Travis Kvapil                                     31

Eric McClure                                     11

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kevin Harvick                (#29)         2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

Rusty Wallace               (#  2)         1

 


MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#97)         2

Joe Nemechek               (#01)         2

Tony Stewart                (#20)         2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Hendrick                        (#48)       48

Roush Yates                 (#97)       40

Hendrick                        (#24)       27

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         1

Joe Nemechek               (#01)         1

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kyle Busch                    (#  5)         1

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         1

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         1


NEXT EVENT: March 20 – Golden Corral 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. (500.5 M) (325 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/14/05)

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