THE CHASE FOR THE NEXTEL CUP

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 10

DODGE CHARGER 500

DARLINGTON RACEWAY

 

Darlington, S.C. – May 7, 2005

1.366-Mile Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 367 LPurse: $5,338,043

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           3          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Travelodge Ford                       370                    190           *    10         $300,575      Running

 2         14          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              370                    175           *      5           221,986      Running

 3           1            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              370                    170           *      5           190,500      Running

 4         20            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       370                    160                               136,350      Running

 5           2          12            Ryan Newman            ALLTEL Dodge                                                  370                    160           *      5           161,216      Running

 6         13          42            Jamie McMurray          Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    370                    150                               108,775      Running

 7           9          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              370                    151           *      5           136,166      Running

 8         39            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        370                    142                               134,333      Running

 9         10          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             370                    143           *      5           100,525      Running

10        15          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               370                    134                               131,586      Running

11        27          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         370                    135           *      5           109,583      Running

12        12            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                370                    127                               113,433      Running

13        35          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Quality Parts Ford                            370                    124                               114,789      Running

14        24          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              370                    121                               123,561      Running

15        22          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           370                    118                               115,383      Running

16          5          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             370                    120           *      5             87,725      Running

17        36          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           370                    112                               113,100      Running

18        28          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       370                    109                                 77,650      Running

19        29            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            370                    106                                 76,875      Running

20          4          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       369                    103                               114,541      Running

21        34          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              369                    100                               101,770      Running

22        23          43            Jeff Green                   Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         369                      97                               103,636      Running

23          6            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           369                      94                                 84,400      Running

24        42            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           369                      96           *      5             73,175      Running

25        33          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               368                      88                                 97,033      Running

26        31          17            Matt Kenseth               Carhartt Ford                                                     367                      90           *      5           116,536      Running

27        32          00            Kenny Wallace            Bryan Meats Chevrolet                                     367                      82                                 68,000      Running

28        37          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny/Mother’s Day Dodge     366                      79                                 84,633      Running

29        30          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     366                      76                                 78,175      Running

30        26          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   365                      73                                 82,158      Running

31        43          92    #      Stanton Barrett            Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet                    365                      70                                 66,750      Running

32        38          37            Kevin Lepage              R&J Racing Dodge                                            363                      72           *      5             66,575      Running

33          8          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              333                      69           *      5             96,195      Accident

34        19          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              330                      61                                 93,489      Running

35        17          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  323                      58                                 74,050      Running

36        18          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           311                      55                                 83,447      Running

37        11          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               306                      52                               118,125      Running

38        25          11            Jason Leffler               FedEx Express-St Jude Classic Chevrolet       285                      49                                 65,475      Running

39        16          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    285                      46                                 73,350      Running

40        41          66            Hermie Sadler              East Tennessee Trailers/Peak Fitness Ford     234                      43                                 65,200         Power Steering

41          7          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            221                      45           *      5             92,983      Engine

42        21          80            Carl Long                     Buyer’s Choice Auto Warranty Chevrolet           69                      37                                 64,965      Rear End

43        40          34            Jeff Fuller                    Mach 1 Inc. Chevrolet                                         24                      34                                 65,187      Transmission

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Johnny Sauter #09; Robby Gordon #7; Tony Raines #61; Morgan Shepherd #89.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 70,000, Greg Biffle won the Dodge Charger 500, posting his sixth NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory; his third in 2005. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #11 Jason Leffler (unapproved impound adjustment); #66 Hermie Sadler (missing drivers meeting).

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 6 minutes, 29 seconds                                  AVERAGE SPEED: 123.031 mph                              MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .990 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne, Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge (170.024 mph, 28.923 secs.)

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

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

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Travelodge Ford

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD Greg Biffle, National Guard/Travelodge Ford

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Travelodge Ford (Also, received $5,000 MBNA Bonus for winning race.)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $80,000 at Richmond Int’l Raceway.

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

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Travelodge Ford

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Ricky Rudd, Motorcraft Quality Parts Ford

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle, National Guard/Travelodge Ford (176 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 12 cautions for 48 laps. 3-5 (Car #97-Accident, Frontstretch); 8-10 (Car #15-Accident, Turn 3); 41-44 (Debris on Track); 81-84 (Car #43-Accident, Frontstretch); 96-99 (Car #00-Spin, Turn 1); 196-199 (Debris on Track); 207-211 (Car #15, 43 & 97-Accident, Turn 4); 234-238 (Car #07 & 19-Accident, Turn 3); 243-246 (Car #10, 38, 77 & 88-Accident, Turn 1); 283-286 (Car #5-Accident, Turn 3); 318-321 (Debris on Track); 365-368 (Car #6-Spin, Frontstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 30 lead changes among 13 drivers. Kasey Kahne 1-11, Greg Biffle 12-40, Jeremy Mayfield 41, Mike Wallace 42, Biffle 43-76, Jimmie Johnson 77-81, Matt Kenseth 82, Johnson 83-96, Kevin Lepage 97, Biffle 98-100, Jeff Gordon 101-102, Biffle 103-108, Gordon 109-126, Johnson 127-154, Carl Edwards 155-158, Johnson 159-161, Biffle 162-195, Kahne 196, Sterling Marlin 197, Biffle 198-206, Johnson 207, Joe Nemechek 208-209, Biffle 210-231, Johnson 232-235, Kahne 236-283, Brian Vickers 284, Biffle 285-317, Ryan Newman 318, Biffle 319-322, Newman 323-368, Biffle 369-370.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                1519        (1)

 2 –Jeff Gordon                        1392        (3)

 3 –Greg Biffle                         1371        (3)

 4 –Kurt Busch                         1290        (1)

 5 –Elliott Sadler                     1267        (0)

 6 –Mark Martin                        1226        (0)

 7 –Tony Stewart                     1222        (0)

 8 –Jamie McMurray                1217        (0)

 9 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.              1212        (0)

10–Ryan Newman                   1205        (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         73        5

Ford                                 71        5

Dodge                              46        0

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          3

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          2

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          2

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      118

Travis Kvapil                                   107

Stanton Barrett                                  33

Eric McClure                                     11

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   3

Kyle Busch                                         1

Jeff Gordon                                        1

Kevin Harvick                                     1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Kasey Kahne                                     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.

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          3

Ryan Newman               (#12)          2

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          3

Ricky Rudd                     (#21)          1

Johnny Sauter               (#09)          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                         (#24)        74

Roush Yates                   (#97)        72

Hendrick                         (#48)        68

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          1

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Jeremy Mayfield            (#19)          2

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          1

©2005 NASCAR


 

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES DRIVER LEADERS                LAST RACE DATE: 5/7/05

RACE #10: DODGE CHARGER 500                             PRINTOUT DATE: 5/9/05

 

POS  DRIVER NAME                   POINTS  STARTS WINS TOP 5  TOP 10 MONEY WON

  1

 JIMMIE JOHNSON                 1519     10    1     5      8     $2481273

  2  JEFF GORDON                    1392     10    3     5      5      3178748

  3  GREG BIFFLE                    1371     10    3     4      6      2087598

  4  KURT BUSCH                     1290     10    1     4      6      2700113

  5  ELLIOTT SADLER                 1267     10    0     1      5      1490223

  6  MARK MARTIN                    1226     10    0     3      5      1393623

  7  TONY STEWART                   1222     10    0     2      5      1788839

  8  JAMIE MCMURRAY                 1217     10    0     3      4      1383493

  9  DALE EARNHARDT, JR             1212     10    0     3      5      2080433

 10  RYAN NEWMAN                    1205     10    0     2      4      1655798

 11  KEVIN HARVICK                  1204     10    1     2      3      1563998

 12  DALE JARRETT                   1203     10    0     1      2      1434998

 13  CARL EDWARDS                   1189     10    1     2      4      1253153

 14  RUSTY WALLACE                  1184     10    0     1      4      1438523

 15  JEREMY MAYFIELD                1133     10    0     1      1      1370703

 16  JEFF BURTON                    1113     10    0     1      2      1344543

 17  MICHAEL WALTRIP                1097     10    0     2      4      1485049

 18  STERLING MARLIN                1074     10    0     1      3      1366193

 19  KASEY KAHNE                    1071     10    0     3      3      1439703

 20  JOE NEMECHEK                   1003     10    0     0      2      1276175

 21  SCOTT RIGGS                     989     10    0     1      3      1520148

 22  DAVE BLANEY                     980     10    0     0      1      1056258

 23  BRIAN VICKERS                   967     10    0     1      2      1095464

 24  MATT KENSETH                    965     10    0     0      1      1444808

 25  CASEY MEARS                     958     10    0     1      2      1303662

 26  MIKE BLISS                      928     10    0     0      0       980888

 27  KYLE BUSCH                      926     10    0     1      2      1218683

 28  KYLE PETTY                      909     10    0     0      1      1086360

 29  KEN SCHRADER                    907     10    0     0      1      1005593

 30  RICKY RUDD                      856     10    0     0      2      1300723

 31  JEFF GREEN                      872     10    0     0      0      1232447

 32  TRAVIS KVAPIL                   835     10    0     0      1      1029388

 33  BOBBY LABONTE                   826     10    0     0      1      1337719

 34  MIKE WALLACE                    777     10    0     0      0       934508

 35  SCOTT WIMMER                    767     10    0     0      0      1118097

 36  JASON LEFFLER                   733     10    0     0      0       898308

 37  BOBBY HAMILTON, JR              649     10    0     0      0      1000385

 38  KEVIN LEPAGE                    511      6    0     0      1       642708

 39  HERMIE SADLER, III              378      6    0     0      0       472368

 40  ROBBY GORDON                    377      6    0     0      0       443063

 41  JOHNNY SAUTER                   333      4    0     0      1       328178

 42  JOHN ANDRETTI                   225      3    0     0      0       403388

 43  BORIS SAID                      222      3    0     0      0       412893

 44  TERRY LABONTE                   212      3    0     0      0       230765

 45  BILL ELLIOTT                    195      3    0     0      0       258968

 46  STANTON BARRETT                 183      3    0     0      0       225253

 47  JIMMY SPENCER                   176      2    0     0      0       150450

 48  MARTIN TRUEX, JR                161      2    0     0      0       332713

 49  RANDY LAJOIE                    134      3    0     0      0       236603

 50  KENNY WALLACE                   125      2    0     0      0       311038

 51  KERRY EARNHARDT                 112      1    0     0      0       104563

 52  MIKE SKINNER                    110      2    0     0      0       333558

 53  CLINT BOWYER                     97      1    0     0      0        61700

 54  SHANE HMIEL                      77      2    0     0      0       140348

 55  MIKE GARVEY                      74      2    0     0      0       127553

 56  CARL LONG                        71      3    0     0      0       200265

 57  ERIC MCCLURE                     67      1    0     0      0        98513

 58  MORGAN SHEPHERD                  48      1    0     0      0        96513

 59  JEFF FULLER                      34      1    0     0      0        65187

 


 

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES OWNER LEADERS                  LAST RACE DATE: 5/7/05

RACE #10: DODGE CHARGER 500                              PRINTOUT DATE: 5/9/05

 

                                                                      QUALIFYING

POS CAR #   OWNER NAME                 POINTS  STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 ATTEMPTS

  1   48  JEFF GORDON 48                1519     10    1     5      8       10

  2   24  RICK HENDRICK 24              1392     10    3     5      5       10

  3   16  GEOFF SMITH 16                1371     10    3     4      6       10

  4   97  GEORGETTA ROUSH 97            1290     10    1     4      6       10

  5   38  ROBERT YATES 38               1267     10    0     1      5       10

  6    6  JACK ROUSH 6                  1226     10    0     3      5       10

  7   20  JOE GIBBS 20                  1222     10    0     2      5       10

  8   42  FLOYD GANASSI 42              1217     10    0     3      4       10

  9    8  TERESA EARNHARDT 8            1212     10    0     3      5       10

 10   12  ROGER PENSKE 12               1205     10    0     2      4       10

 11   29  RICHARD CHILDRESS 29          1204     10    1     2      3       10

 12   88  ROBERT YATES 88               1203     10    0     1      2       10

 13   99  JACK ROUSH 99                 1189     10    1     2      4       10

 14    2  ROGER PENSKE 2                1184     10    0     1      4       10

 15   19  RAY EVERNHAM 19               1133     10    0     1      1       10

 16   31  RICHARD CHILDRESS 31          1113     10    0     1      2       10

 17   15  TERESA EARNHARDT 15           1097     10    0     2      4       10

 18   40  FELIX SABATES 40              1074     10    0     1      3       10

 19    9  RAY EVERNHAM 9                1071     10    0     3      3       10

 20   01  NELSON BOWERS, II 01          1003     10    0     0      2       10

 21   10  JAMES ROCCO 10                 989     10    0     1      3       10

 22   07  RICHARD CHILDRESS 07           980     10    0     0      1       10

 23   25  MARY HENDRICK 25               967     10    0     1      2       10

 24   17  MARK MARTIN 17                 965     10    0     0      1       10

 25   41  CHIP GANASSI 41                958     10    0     1      2       10

 26    0  GENE HAAS 0                    928     10    0     0      0       10

 27    5  RICK HENDRICK 5                926     10    0     1      2       10

 28   45  KYLE PETTY 45                  909     10    0     0      1       10

 29   49  ELIZABETH MORGENTHAU 49        907     10    0     0      1       10

 30   43  RICHARD PETTY 43               872     10    0     0      0       10

 31   21  GLEN WOOD 21                   856     10    0     0      2       10

 32   77  DOUG BAWEL 77                  835     10    0     0      1       10

 33   18  JOE GIBBS 18                   826     10    0     0      1       10

 34    4  LARRY MCCLURE 4                777     10    0     0      0       10

 35   22  BILL DAVIS 22                  767     10    0     0      0       10

MUST QUALIFY TO MAKE THE RACE

 36   11  J D GIBBS 11                   733     10    0     0      0       10

 37   32  CALVIN WELLS, III 32           649     10    0     0      0       10

 38   37  JOHN CARTER 37                 626      6    0     0      1       10

 39    7  JAMES SMITH 7                  492      6    0     0      0       10

 40   66  JEFF STEC 66                   463      6    0     0      0       10

 41   09  JAMES FINCH 09                 439      4    0     0      1        8

 42  192  BOB JENKINS 192                364      3    0     0      0       10

 43   34  WILLIAM EDWARDS 34             269      4    0     0      0        9

 44   14  GREGORY POLLEX 14              256      3    0     0      0        4

 45   33  RICHARD CHILDRESS 33           237      2    0     0      0        3

 46  136  BOB SUTTON 136                 222      3    0     0      0        3

 47   44  RICK HENDRICK 44               212      3    0     0      0        3

 48   91  RAYMOND EVERNHAM, SR 91        195      3    0     0      0        3

 49   50  DON ARNOLD 50                  176      2    0     0      0        2

 50    1  TERESA EARNHARDT 1             161      2    0     0      0        2

 51  200  RAYNARD MCGLYNN 200            134      3    0     0      0        6

 52  100  BUFFY WALTRIP 100              125      2    0     0      0        3

 53  173  EDWARD RAABE, JR 173           111      1    0     0      0        3

 54   23  GAIL DAVIS 23                  110      2    0     0      0        2

 55   89  CINDY SHEPHERD 89              100      1    0     0      0        5

 56  108  TODD BRAUN 108                  77      2    0     0      0        2

 57   27  KIRK SHELMERDINE 27             77      0    0     0      0        6

 58  175  ROBERT RINALDI 175              74      2    0     0      0        2

 59  161  BUDDY SISCO 161                 53      0    0     0      0        2

 60  179  JOHN CONELY 179                 47      0    0     0      0        2

 61  102  ED ASH 102                      28      0    0     0      0        1

 62  155  LARRY HOLLENBECK 155            25      0    0     0      0        1

 63  152  RICK WARE 152                   16      0    0     0      0        1

 64   80  STANTON HOVER 80                 7      0    0     0      0        1

 65   13  JAMES WILSBERG 13                1      0    0     0      0        1

 66  193  JAMES WHITENER 193               1      0    0     0      0        1

TEAMS IN MAROON RUN A DRIVER WHO HAS WON A CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

AND WOULD HAVE A SHOT AT POSITION 43 IF THEY FAILED TO MAKE

THE RACE ON SPEED, THE MOST RECENT CHAMP GETS THE SPOT

TEAMS IN GREEN WOULD MAKE THE RACE IF QUALIFYING IS NOT HELD

DUE TO RAIN, WEATHER or OTHER UNFORESEEN CONDITIONALS

IN THAT CASE THE DRIVER IN BLUE MAY NOT MAKE THE RACE IF A PAST

IS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE THE RACE


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