Talladega Superspeedway
May 1, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 9

AARON’S 499

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Talladega, Ala.May 1, 2005

2.66-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 188 LPurse: $5,814,065

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           2          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              194                    190           *    10         $365,116      Running

 2         11          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               194                    175           *      5           243,616      Running

 3         38          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              194                    170           *      5           197,294      Running

 4         22          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              194                    160                               165,925      Running

 5         13          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    194                    155                               128,840      Running

 6           3          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       194                    155           *      5           145,896      Running

 7         10          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               194                    151           *      5           153,005      Running

 8         42          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       194                    147           *      5           101,630      Running

 9         14          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           194                    138                               132,488      Running

10        27          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              194                    134                               124,450      Running

11        23          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 194                    130                               136,586      Running

12          1          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              194                    132           *      5           139,706      Running

13        29          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Charter Ford                             194                    129           *      5           105,690      Running

14        26          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    193                    121                               116,093      Running

15        36            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        193                    123           *      5           133,213      Running

16        43          09            Johnny Sauter             Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                192                    115                                 93,165      Running

17        31          33            Kerry Earnhardt          Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet                                190                    112                                 82,950      Running

18          9          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  188                    109                                 95,510      Accident

19          8          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     187                    106                                 93,820      Running

20          6          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              186                    108           *      5           131,301      Accident

21        32            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  186                    100                                 80,120      Accident

22        20            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                180                      97                               114,133      Running

23        15          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           174                      99           *      5           117,915      Engine

24        19            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              172                      91                               113,760      Running

25        39          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         172                      88                               110,316      Running

26        18          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 171                      85                                 77,100      Running

27          4          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           171                      87           *      5           104,003      Running

28        33            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           171                      84           *      5             79,095      Running

29        30          66            Hermie Sadler              Peak Fitness Ford                                             170                      76                                 78,835      Rear End

30          7          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Quality Parts Ford                            170                      73                               106,344      Running

31        24          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         169                      75           *      5           100,133      Running

32        21          99            Carl Edwards              Scotts/Ortho Ford                                             166                      67                                 93,325      Running

33        16            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       166                      69           *      5             94,150      Running

34        25          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            162                      61                               102,968      Running

35        12          36            Boris Said                    CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet                             146                      58                                 74,930      Accident

36        28            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            141                      55                                 74,800      Accident

37        37          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             139                      52                                 82,625      Accident

38        17          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               139                      49                                 93,933      Accident

39          5          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  135                      51           *      5           120,041      Accident

40        40          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   132                      43                                 83,372      Accident

41        35            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           132                      40                                 81,630      Accident

42        34          23            Mike Skinner                Bad Boy Mowers Dodge                                   132                      37                                 73,445      Accident

43        41          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        106                      34                                 73,611      Running

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Robby Gordon #7; Kevin Lepage #37; Kenny Wallace #00; Stanton Barrett #92.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 155,000, Jeff Gordon won the Aaron’s 499, posting his 72nd NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. On Lap 133 the race was red-flagged (43 minutes, 21 seconds) for track clean-up. Prior to the green flag, the following driver, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #99 Carl Edwards (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 30 minutes, 46 seconds                                  AVERAGE SPEED: 146.904 mph                              MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .193 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Kevin Harvick, GM Goodwrench Chevrolet (189.804 mph, 50.452 secs.)

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

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (Also, received $5,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Michael Waltrip NAPA Chevrolet

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $70,000 at Darlington Raceway.

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

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Johnny Sauter, Miccosukee Resort Dodge

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet (139 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 30 laps. 21-23 (Car #45-Accident, Frontstretch); 39-41 (Car #43-Accident, Backstretch); 103-107 (Debris on Frontstretch); 117-120 (Car #45-Stalled, Frontstretch); 134-137 (Car #25-Accident, Turn 1); 167-170 (Debris in pit entrance); 173-174 (Car #45-Stalled, Turn 1); 188-192 (Car #1, 8, 16, 29, 48 & 77-Accident, Backstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 33 lead changes among 16 drivers. Kevin Harvick-pole, Jeff Gordon 1-20, Mike Wallace 21, Gordon 22-36, Tony Stewart 37-38, Greg Biffle 39, Gordon 40-68, Harvick 69-71, Gordon 72-73, Scott Riggs 74, Harvick 75-78, Ryan Newman 79-83, Gordon 84, Harvick 85-88, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 89-91, Gordon 92-102, Joe Nemechek 103, Ken Schrader 104, Riggs 105-107, Harvick 108, Gordon 109, Elliott Sadler 110-116, Biffle 117, Mark Martin 118-120, Gordon 121-123, E. Sadler 124-125, Gordon 126-133, Kurt Busch 134, Jimmie Johnson 135-142, Gordon 143-166, Bobby Labonte 167, Gordon 168-182, Michael Waltrip 183-184, Gordon 185-194.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                1368        (1)

 2 –Kurt Busch                         1238        (1)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                        1217        (3)

 4 –Greg Biffle                         1181        (2)

 5 –Elliott Sadler                     1164        (0)

 6 –Tony Stewart                     1088        (0)

 7 –Dale Jarrett                        1085        (0)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                     1083        (1)

 9 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.              1070        (0)

10–Jamie McMurray                1067        (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         67        5

Ford                                 62        4

Dodge                              42        0

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          2

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          2

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      107

Travis Kvapil                                     97

Stanton Barrett                                  24

Eric McClure                                     11

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   3

Kyle Busch                                         1

Jeff Gordon                                        1

Kevin Harvick                                     1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Elliott Sadler                                     1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          3

Ryan Newman               (#12)          1

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          3

Jamie McMurray            (#42)          1

Johnny Sauter               (#09)          1

 

 

 

 

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          5

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Roush Yates                   (#97)        72

Hendrick                         (#24)        60

Hendrick                         (#48)        59

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          3

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          1

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          2

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          1

 

 

 

 

 

 



UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday





NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 9
Unofficial Race Results for the Aaron’s 499 - Sunday, May 1, 2005
Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, Ala. - 2.66 Mile High-Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 194 Laps - 516.040 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, May 1, 2005 @ 06:12 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 194 190 10 $355,116 Running 12 139
2 11 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 194 175 5 $243,616 Running 1 2
3 38 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 194 170 5 $197,294 Running 1 2
4 22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 194 160 $165,925 Running
5 13 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco/Havoline Dodge 194 155 $128,840 Running
6 3 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 194 155 5 $145,896 Running 2 9
7 10 97 Kurt Busch IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 194 151 5 $153,005 Running 1 1
8 42 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 194 147 5 $101,630 Running 1 1
9 14 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 194 138 $132,488 Running
10 27 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 194 134 $124,450 Running
11 23 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 194 130 $136,586 Running
12 1 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 194 132 5 $139,706 Running 4 12
13 29 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Charter Ford 194 129 5 $105,690 Running 2 2
14 26 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 193 121 $116,093 Running
15 36 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 193 123 5 $133,213 Running 1 3
16 43 09 Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Resort Dodge 192 115 $93,165 Running
17 31 33 Kerry Earnhardt Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 190 112 $82,950 Running
18 9 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge 188 109 $95,510 Accident
19 8 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 187 106 $93,820 Running
20 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 186 108 5 $131,301 Accident 1 8
21 32 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 186 100 $80,120 Accident
22 20 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 180 97 $114,133 Running
23 15 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 174 99 5 $117,915 Engine 1 1
24 19 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 172 91 $113,760 Running
25 39 43 Jeff Green Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 172 88 $110,316 Running
26 18 11 Jason Leffler FedEx Express Chevrolet 171 85 $77,100 Running
27 4 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 171 87 5 $104,003 Running 2 4
28 33 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Chevrolet 171 84 5 $79,095 Running 1 1
29 30 66 Hermie Sadler Peak Fitness Ford 170 76 $78,835 Rear End
30 7 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Quality Parts Ford 170 73 $106,344 Running
31 24 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 169 75 5 $100,133 Running 1 1
32 21 99 Carl Edwards Scotts/Ortho Ford 166 67 $93,325 Running
33 16 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 166 69 5 $94,150 Running 1 3
34 25 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 162 61 $102,968 Running
35 12 36 Boris Said CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet 146 58 $74,930 Accident
36 28 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 141 55 $74,800 Accident
37 37 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 139 52 $82,625 Accident
38 17 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 139 49 $93,933 Accident
39 5 12 Ryan Newman ALLTEL Dodge 135 51 5 $120,041 Accident 1 5
40 40 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide Chevrolet 132 43 $83,372 Accident
41 35 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's Chevrolet 132 40 $81,630 Accident
42 34 23 Mike Skinner Bad Boy Mowers Dodge 132 37 $73,445 Accident
43 41 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge 106 34 $73,611 Running
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 155,000, Jeff Gordon won the Aaron's 499, posting his xx 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: #99 Edwards (transmission change).
Failed to Qualify (4) Robby Gordon, #7; Kevin Lepage, #37; Kenny Wallace, #00; Stanton Barrett #, #92.
Time of Race 3 hours, 30 minutes, 46 seconds Average Speed 146.904 mph Margin of Victory 0.193 Seconds
Caution Flags 8 for 30 laps: Laps 21-23 (#45 accident frontstretch); 39-41 (#43 accident backstretch); 103-107 (Debris frontstretch); 117-120 (#45 stalled frontstretch); 134-137 (25-car accident turn 1 [Red Flag-43:21 lap 133]); 167-170 (Debris pit entrance); 173-174 (#45 stalled turn 1); 188-192 (#1,8,16,29,48,77 accident backstretch).
Lead Changes 33 among 16 drivers: K. Harvick (Pole); J. Gordon 1-20; M. Wallace 21; J. Gordon 22-36; T. Stewart 37-38; G. Biffle 39; J. Gordon 40-68; K. Harvick 69-71; J. Gordon 72-73; S. Riggs 74; K. Harvick 75-78; R. Newman 79-83; J. Gordon 84; K. Harvick 85-88; D. Earnhardt Jr. 89-91; J. Gordon 92-102; J. Nemechek 103; K. Schrader 104; S. Riggs 105-107; K. Harvick 108; J. Gordon 109; E. Sadler 110-116; G. Biffle 117; M. Martin 118-120; J. Gordon 121-123; E. Sadler 124-125; J. Gordon 126-133; K. Busch 134; J. Johnson 135-142; J. Gordon 143-166; B. Labonte 167; J. Gordon 168-182; M. Waltrip 183-184; J. Gordon 185-194.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 1,368; (2) K. Busch 1,238; (3) J. Gordon 1,217; (4) G. Biffle 1,181; (5) E. Sadler 1,164; (6) T. Stewart 1,088; (7) D. Jarrett 1,085; (8) K. Harvick 1,083; (9) D. Earnhardt Jr. 1,070; (10) J. McMurray 1,067.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 107; (2) Travis Kvapil 97; (3) Stanton Barrett 24; (4) Eric McClure 11.
Bud Pole Award Kevin Harvick (189.804 mph)
Commit to Win Award Jeff Gordon
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Jeff Gordon
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Jeff Gordon, #24 (Lap 143, 191.881 mph)
USG Improving the Finish Award Johnny Sauter, #09 (27 Places)
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Michael Waltrip
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Travis Kvapil #
WIX Lap-Leader Award Jeff Gordon, #24 (139 Laps)
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Jeff Gordon
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Jeff Gordon



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