Lowe's Motor Speedway
May 29, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 12

COCA-COLA 600

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Concord, N.C. – May 29, 2005

1.5 Mile Banked Paved Oval

600 M – 400 LPurse: $6,359,899

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           5          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              400                    185           *      5         $470,091      Running

 2         34          18            Bobby Labonte            FedEx Freight Chevrolet                                    400                    175           *      5           273,275      Running

 3         12          99            Carl Edwards              RoundUp Ford                                                   400                    170           *      5           193,300      Running

 4         36          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              400                    160                               175,195      Running

 5           1          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       400                    160           *      5           238,191      Running

 6         29          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Charter Ford                             400                    155           *      5           134,725      Running

 7         30            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  400                    151           *      5           111,500      Running

 8           7          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           400                    142                               144,208      Running

 9         21          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       400                    143           *      5           106,150      Running

10        20            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                400                    139           *      5           144,958      Running

11        39          43            Jeff Green                   Bugles/Cheerios Dodge                                    400                    130                               133,566      Running

12        43          37            Kevin Lepage              Underdog Dodge                                               400                    127                                 97,525      Running

13        10          38            Elliott Sadler                 Pedigree Ford                                                    400                    129           *      5           136,066      Running

14        33          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              400                    121                               140,436      Running

15          8            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            400                    118                                 98,500      Running

16        42            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           400                    115                                 95,300      Running

17        37          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        400                    117           *      5           112,143      Running

18        38          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         400                    114           *      5           116,933      Running

19        28          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           400                    106                               113,758      Running

20        27          91            Bill Elliott                       Stanley Tools Dodge                                         400                    108           *      5             96,325      Running

21        11          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    399                    100                                 98,150      Running

22        40          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless go phone Chevrolet              399                      97                               115,070      Running

23        32          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               399                      94                               108,408      Running

24          9          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               398                      91                               132,461      Running

25          6            5    #      Kyle Busch                  CARQUEST Chevrolet                                       398                      93           *      5           101,825      Running

26          4            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              396                      90           *      5           127,900      Running

27        25            7            Robby Gordon             Fruit of the Loom Chevrolet                               393                      82                                 81,800      Accident

28        13            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       390                      79                                 99,275      Accident

29        31          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktail Chevrolet          385                      76                                 92,150      Running

30          2          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              382                      78           *      5           140,261      Accident

31        14          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             379                      80           *    10           104,475      Accident

32        18          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  376                      72           *      5             93,750      Running

33        15            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        373                      64                               128,983      Running

34        24          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    338                      66           *      5             98,017      Running

35        16          21            Ricky Rudd                  US Air Force/Motorcraft Ford                           305                      63           *      5           107,489      Engine

36        23          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              245                      60           *      5           107,364      Accident

37          3          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 245                      52                               131,456      Accident

38        26          44            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           245                      54           *      5             79,910      Accident

39        41          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            215                      46                               107,708      Accident

40        19          09            Johnny Sauter             Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                137                      43                                 79,690      Accident

41        22          23            Mike Skinner                AutoManiac Dodge                                              99                      40                                 79,580      Engine

42        17          50            Jimmy Spencer            Arnold Development Co. Dodge                          98                      37                                 79,485      Accident

43        35          97            Kurt Busch                  Smirnoff Ice Ford                                                26                      34                               132,145      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (10) Jason Leffler #11; Bobby Hamilton Jr. #32; Hermie Sadler #66; Boris Said #36; Jeff Fuller #34; Carl Long #00; Tony Raines #92; Mike Garvey #75; Kirk Shelmerdine #27; Greg Sacks #13.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 165,000, Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600, posting his 16th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and his third straight in this event. On Lap 392 the race was red-flagged (10 minutes, 17 seconds) for track clean-up. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #18 Bobby Labonte (transmission).

 

TIME OF RACE:  5 hours, 13 minutes, 52 seconds                                  AVERAGE SPEED: 114.698 mph                              MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .027 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, Alltel Dodge (192.988 mph, 27.981 secs.) Track Record

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Kasey Kahne, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Rusty Wallace, Miller Lite Dodge

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD Bill Elliott, Stanley Tools Dodge

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Ryan Newman, Alltel Dodge (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $10,000 at Dover.)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Ryan Newman, Alltel Dodge

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Chevrolet ($90,000)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kyle Busch, CARQUEST Chevrolet

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

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Bobby Labonte, FedEx Freight Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Brian Vickers, GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet (98 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 22 cautions for 103 laps. 7-9 (Car #1-Accident, Turn 2); 11-14 (Car #97-Accident, Turn 2); 94-97 (Debris); 102-107 (Car #50, 10, 23, 7 & 15-Accident, Backstretch); 115-121 (Debris); 140-146 (Car #09-Accident, Turn 3); 151-154 (Car #38-Spin, Turn 4); 163-167 (Car #97-Accident, Turn 2); 201-204 (Car #22-Spin, Turn 4); 210-213 (Car #77-Accident, Turn 1); 217-224 (Car #1, 40 & 41-Accident, Turn 2); 228-230 (Car #42-Accident, Turn 2); 235-237 (Car #7-Accident, Turn 4); 240-242 (Car #42-Spin, Turn 4); 247-253 (Car #8, 15, 17 & 44-Accident, Frontstretch); 267-269 (Debris); 290-292 (Car #07-Spin, Frontstretch); 308-311 (Oil); 357-361 (Debris); 368-372 (Car #07-Stalled, Pit Road Entrance); 380-386 (Car #24, 25, 29, 6 & 91-Accident, Turn 1); 392-395 (Car #01 & 22-Accident, Turn 4).

LAP LEADERS: 37 lead changes among 21 drivers. Ryan Newman 1-9; Jeff Gordon 10-16; Kyle Busch 17-59; Jimmie Johnson 60-61; Travis Kvapil 62; Michael Waltrip 63; Casey Mears 64; Kyle Petty 65; Martin Truex Jr. 66-69; J. Gordon 70-94; Kasey Kahne 95; Kyle Busch 96-107; Johnson 108-115; Brian Vickers 116; Ken Schrader 117-122; Terry Labonte 123-139; Ricky Rudd 140; Kvapil 141-162; Vickers 163-193; Newman 194-227; J. Gordon 228-234; Rusty Wallace 235-249; Bill Elliott 250-262; Elliott Sadler 263-266; J. Gordon 267-273; Vickers 274; J. Gordon 275-276; Vickers 277-290; Kahne 291-300; Vickers 301-351; J. Gordon 352; Greg Biffle 353; Carl Edwards 354-356; B. Labonte 357; Edwards 358-364; Joe Nemechek 365-390; B. Labonte 391-399; Johnson 400.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                      1747      (2)

 2 –Greg Biffle                               1676      (3)

 3 –Elliott Sadler                           1542      (0)

 4 –Ryan Newman                         1530      (0)

 5 –Jeff Gordon                              1516      (3)

 6 –Tony Stewart                           1488      (0)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                           1485      (1)

 8 –Carl Edwards                            1459      (1)

 9 –Jamie McMurray                      1451      (0)

10–Kurt Busch                               1441      (1)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         88        6

Ford                                 81        5

Dodge                              59        1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          3

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          3

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      157

Travis Kvapil                                   135

Stanton Barrett                                  42

Eric McClure                                     18

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   4

Kasey Kahne                                     2

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)          3

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          4

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          3

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #          Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          3

Bobby Labonte              (#18)          2

Ricky Rudd                     (#21)          1

 

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          8

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Hendrick                         (#48)        83

Roush Yates                   (#16)        79

Hendrick                         (#24)        77

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #         Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          1

Bill Elliott                      (#91)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          3

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          2


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 12
Unofficial Race Results for the Coca-Cola 600 - Sunday, May 29, 2005
Lowe's Motor Speedway - Concord, N.C. - 1.5 Mile Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 400 Laps - 600.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, May 29, 2005 @ 11:46 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 400 185 5 $470,091 Running 3 11
2 34 18 Bobby Labonte FedEx Freight Chevrolet 400 175 5 $273,275 Running 2 10
3 12 99 Carl Edwards RoundUp Ford 400 170 5 $193,300 Running 2 10
4 36 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 400 160 $175,195 Running
5 1 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 400 160 5 $238,191 Running 2 43
6 29 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Charter Ford 400 155 5 $134,725 Running 1 1
7 30 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 400 151 5 $111,500 Running 1 4
8 7 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 400 142 $144,208 Running
9 21 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 400 143 5 $106,150 Running 1 6
10 20 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 400 139 5 $144,958 Running 1 15
11 39 43 Jeff Green Bugles/Cheerios Dodge 400 130 $133,566 Running
12 43 37 Kevin Lepage Underdog Dodge 400 127 $97,525 Running
13 10 38 Elliott Sadler Pedigree Ford 400 129 5 $136,066 Running 1 4
14 33 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 400 121 $140,436 Running
15 8 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 400 118 $98,500 Running
16 42 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Chevrolet 400 115 $95,300 Running
17 37 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge 400 117 5 $112,143 Running 1 1
18 38 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 400 114 5 $116,933 Running 1 26
19 28 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 400 106 $113,758 Running
20 27 91 Bill Elliott Stanley Tools Dodge 400 108 5 $96,325 Running 1 13
21 11 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco/Havoline Dodge 399 100 $98,150 Running
22 40 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless go phone Chevrolet 399 97 $115,070 Running
23 32 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 399 94 $108,408 Running
24 9 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 398 91 $132,461 Running
25 6 5 Kyle Busch # CARQUEST Chevrolet 398 93 5 $101,825 Running 2 55
26 4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 396 90 5 $127,900 Running 2 11
27 25 7 Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom Chevrolet 393 82 $81,800 Accident
28 13 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 390 79 $99,275 Accident
29 31 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Country Cocktail Chevrolet 385 76 $92,150 Running
30 2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 382 78 5 $140,261 Accident 6 49
31 14 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 379 80 10 $104,475 Accident 5 98
32 18 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge 376 72 5 $93,750 Running 2 23
33 15 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 373 64 $128,983 Running
34 24 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 338 66 5 $98,017 Running 1 1
35 16 21 Ricky Rudd US Air Force/Motorcraft Ford 305 63 5 $107,489 Engine 1 1
36 23 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 245 60 5 $107,364 Accident 1 1
37 3 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 245 52 $131,456 Accident
38 26 44 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevrolet 245 54 5 $79,910 Accident 1 17
39 41 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 215 46 $107,708 Accident
40 19 09 Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Resort Dodge 137 43 $79,690 Accident
41 22 23 Mike Skinner AutoManiac Dodge 99 40 $79,580 Accident
42 17 50 Jimmy Spencer Arnold Development Co. Dodge 98 37 $79,485 Accident
43 35 97 Kurt Busch Smirnoff Ice Ford 26 34 $132,145 Accident
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 165,000, Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600, posting his eighth NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and his third straight in this event. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #18 Labonte (transmission change).
Failed to Qualify (10) Jason Leffler, #11; Bobby Hamilton Jr., #32; Hermie Sadler, #66; Boris Said, #36; Jeff Fuller, #34; Carl Long, #00; Tony Raines, #92; Mike Garvey, #75; Kirk Shelmerdine, #27; Greg Sacks, #13.
Time of Race 5 hours, 13 minutes, 52 seconds Average Speed 114.698 mph Margin of Victory 0.027 Seconds
Caution Flags 22 for 103 laps: Laps 7-9 (#1 accident turn 2); 11-14 (#97 accident turn 2); 94-97 (Debris); 102-107 (#50,10,23,7,15 accident backstretch); 115-121 (Debris); 140-146 (#09 accident turn 3); 151-154 (#38 spun turn 4); 163-167 (#97 accident turn 2); 201-204 (#22 spun turn 4); 210-213 (#77 accident turn 1); 217-224 (#1,40,41 accident turn 2); 228-230 (#42 accident turn 2); 235-237 (#7 accident turn 4); 240-242 (#42 spun turn 4); 247-253 (#8,15,17,44 accident frontstretch); 267-269 (Debris); 290-292 (#07 spun frontstretch); 308-311 (Oil); 357-361 (Debris); 368-372 (#07 Stalled entrance pit road); 380-386 (#24,25,29,6,91 accident turn 1); 392-395 (#01,22 accident turn 4).
Lead Changes 37 among 21 drivers: R. Newman 1-9; J. Gordon 10-16; K. Busch 17-59; J. Johnson 60-61; T. Kvapil 62; M. Waltrip 63; C. Mears 64; K. Petty 65; M. Truex Jr. 66-69; J. Gordon 70-94; K. Kahne 95; K. Busch 96-107; J. Johnson 108-115; B. Vickers 116; K. Schrader 117-122; T. Labonte 123-139; R. Rudd 140; T. Kvapil 141-162; B. Vickers 163-193; R. Newman 194-227; J. Gordon 228-234; R. Wallace 235-249; B. Elliott 250-262; E. Sadler 263-266; J. Gordon 267-273; B. Vickers 274; J. Gordon 275-276; B. Vickers 277-290; K. Kahne 291-300; B. Vickers 301-351; J. Gordon 352; G. Biffle 353; C. Edwards 354-356; B. Labonte 357; C. Edwards 358-364; J. Nemechek 365-390; B. Labonte 391-399; J. Johnson 400.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 1,747; (2) G. Biffle 1,676; (3) E. Sadler 1,542; (4) R. Newman 1,530; (5) J. Gordon 1,516; (6) T. Stewart 1,488; (7) K. Harvick 1,485; (8) C. Edwards 1,459; (9) J. McMurray 1,451; (10) K. Busch 1,441.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 157; (2) Travis Kvapil 135; (3) Stanton Barrett 42; (4) Eric McClure 18.
Bud Pole Award Ryan Newman (192.988 mph)
NEXTEL Leader Bonus Jimmie Johnson, #48 ($90,000)
Commit to Win Award Kasey Kahne
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Bill Elliott, #91 (183.686 mph, Lap 255)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Ryan Newman
WIX Lap-Leader Award Brian Vickers, #25 (98 Laps)
USG Improving the Finish Award Bobby Labonte, #18 (32 Places)
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Ryan Newman
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Jimmie Johnson
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Jimmie Johnson
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Kyle Busch #



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