Darlington Raceway
May 7, 2005


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


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 3 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Travelodge Ford 370 190 10 $305,975 Running 10 176
2 14 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 370 175 5 $221,986 Running 2 20
3 1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 370 170 5 $185,100 Running 3 60
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 2 47
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 6 55
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 1 4
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 1 2
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 1 1
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 1 1
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 1 1
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 # TBA Chevrolet 365 70 $66,750 Running
32 38 37 Kevin Lepage R&J Racing Dodge 363 72 5 $66,575 Running 1 1
33 8 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 333 69 5 $96,195 Accident 1 1
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 1 1
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
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 70,000, Greg Biffle won the Ddoge 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).
Failed to Qualify (4) Johnny Sauter, #09; Robby Gordon, #7; Tony Raines, #61; Morgan Shepherd, #89.
Time of Race 4 hours, 6 minutes, 29 seconds Average Speed 123.031 mph Margin of Victory 0.990 Seconds
Caution Flags 12 for 48 laps: Laps 3-5 (#97 accident frontstretch); 8-10 (#15 accident turn 3); 41-44 (Debris); 81-84 (#43 accident frontstretch); 96-99 (#00 spun turn 1); 196-199 (Debris); 207-211 (#15,43,97 turn 4); 234-238 (#07,19 accident turn 3); 243-246 (#10,38,77,88 accident turn 1); 283-286 (#5 accident turn 3); 318-321 (Debris); 365-368 (#6 spun frontstretch).
Lead Changes 30 among 13 drivers: K. Kahne 1-11; G. Biffle 12-40; J. Mayfield 41; M. Wallace 42; G. Biffle 43-76; J. Johnson 77-81; M. Kenseth 82; J. Johnson 83-96; K. Lepage 97; G. Biffle 98-100; J. Gordon 101-102; G. Biffle 103-108; J. Gordon 109-126; J. Johnson 127-154; C. Edwards 155-158; J. Johnson 159-161; G. Biffle 162-195; K. Kahne 196; S. Marlin 197; G. Biffle 198-206; J. Johnson 207; J. Nemechek 208-209; G. Biffle 210-231; J. Johnson 232-235; K. Kahne 236-283; B. Vickers 284; G. Biffle 285-317; R. Newman 318; G. Biffle 319-322; R. Newman 323-368; G. Biffle 369-370.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 1,519; (2) J. Gordon 1,392; (3) G. Biffle 1,371; (4) K. Busch 1,290; (5) E. Sadler 1,267; (6) M. Martin 1,226; (7) T. Stewart 1,222; (8) J. McMurray 1,217; (9) D. Earnhardt Jr. 1,212; (10) R. Newman 1,205.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 118; (2) Travis Kvapil 107; (3) Stanton Barrett 33; (4) Eric McClure 11.
Bud Pole Award Kasey Kahne (170.024 mph)
Commit to Win Award Kasey Kahne
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Greg Biffle, #16 (165.599 mph/Lap 370)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Greg Biffle
WIX Lap-Leader Award Greg Biffle
USG Improving the Finish Award Ricky Rudd, #21 (22 Places)
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Ryan Newman
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Greg Biffle
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Greg Biffle
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Kyle Busch #

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