Lowe's Motor Speedway
October 15, 2005

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 31

UAW-GM QUALITY 500

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Concord, N.C.Oct. 15, 2005

1.5 Mile Banked Paved Oval

501 M – 334 L Purse: $5,180,384

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              336                    185           *      5         $264,991      Running

 2           7          97            Kurt Busch                  IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               336                    175           *      5           222,625      Running

 3         21          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          336                    170           *      5           156,050      Running

 4         12          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         336                    165           *      5           154,308      Running

 5           6            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       336                    155                               128,900      Running

 6           9          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    336                    155           *      5           138,908      Running

 7           2          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       336                    151           *      5           145,641      Running

 8         39          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 336                    147           *      5             92,325      Running

 9         31          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford                         336                    143           *      5           112,214      Running

10          8          99            Carl Edwards              Scotts Miracle-Gro Ford                                    336                    134                               100,275      Running

11        37          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              336                    135           *      5           108,870      Running

12        25          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             336                    127                                 86,850      Running

13        22          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     336                    124                                 86,150      Running

14        19          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              336                    121                               101,520      Running

15        16          45            Kyle Petty                    Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge                        336                    118                                 90,233      Running

16        43          09            Johnny Sauter             Miccosukee Resort Dodge                                336                    115                                 68,875      Running

17        42          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  336                    117           *      5             81,525      Running

18          5          18            Bobby Labonte            Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           336                    109                               107,550      Running

19        41          43            Jeff Green                   Petty Fan Fest/Bugles Dodge                            336                    111           *      5             99,911      Running

20        14          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               336                    108           *      5             90,783      Running

21        17          66            Kevin Lepage              Peak Fitness Ford                                             336                    100                                 71,675      Running

22        26          00            David Reutimann         State Farm Corn Dogs Chevrolet                      336                      97                                 66,600      Running

23        33            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              336                      99           *      5           105,025      Running

24        27            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                336                      91                               100,188      Running

25          4          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               328                      93           *      5           139,561      Running

26        18          17            Matt Kenseth               Carhartt Ford                                                     326                      85                               113,561      Running

27          1          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       326                      92           *    10           157,001      Running

28        35          29            Kevin Harvick              Snap-On/GM Goodwrench Chevrolet               291                      79                               112,136      Running

29        32          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              278                      81           *      5             95,214      Accident

30        20          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           278                      73                               102,433      Accident

31        29          42            Jamie McMurray          Havoline/Texaco Dodge                                    278                      70                                 75,075      Accident

32        23            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Chevrolet                                           278                      67                                 64,375      Accident

33        15          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           267                      64                                 82,747      Accident

34        40          49            Ken Schrader              Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       255                      61                                 64,125      Engine

35        11            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            252                      58                                 63,975      Accident

36        34          39            David Stremme            Commit Lozenges Dodge                                  243                      55                                 63,790      Accident

37        38          51            Stuart Kirby                 Marathon American Spirit Oil Chevrolet            213                      52                                 63,670      Handling

38        10          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              151                      49                               112,596      Accident

39        13            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s/Delphi Chevrolet                                 150                      51           *      5             71,450      Accident

40        30          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            124                      43                                 91,248      Accident

41        24          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                     94                      40                                 63,215      Accident

42        28            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                          61                      37                               110,508      Accident

43        36            4            Mike Wallace               Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                             40                      34                                 63,318      Timing belt

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

Failed to qualify: (6) Boris Said #36; Carl Long #80; Jimmy Spencer #50; Mike Garvey #37; P.J. Jones #92; Stanton Barrett #95.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 165,000, Jimmie Johnson won the UAW-GM Quality 500, posting his 18th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and his fourth in a row at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #48 Jimmie Johnson (engine change); #4 Mike Wallace (engine change); #19 Jeremy Mayfield (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE: 4 hours, 11 minutes, 18 seconds                               AVERAGE SPEED: 120.334 mph                                MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .309 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford (193.216 mph, 27.948 secs.) TRACK RECORD

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD:  Casey Mears, Target Dodge

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Joe Nemechek, U.S. Army Chevrolet

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet (No winner of MBNA Bonus for winning race; rolls to $10,000 at Martinsville.)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Martinsville Speedway.

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

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

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Denny Hamlin, FedEx Express Chevrolet

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Elliott Sadler, M&M’s Ford (112 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS:  15 cautions for 81 laps. 4-7 (Debris); 32-35 (Competition); 63-67 (Car #8-Accident, Turn 1); 96-100 (Car #32-Accident, Turn 4); 126-130 (Car #40-Accident, Turn 2); 152-155 (Car #5-Accident, Turn 1); 174-179 (Car #29-Accident, Turn 4); 201-206 (Competition); 217-221 (Car #20-Accident, Turn 4); 245-251 (Car #39-Accident, Turn 4); 254-259 (Car #38 & 0-Accident, Turn 3 [Red Flag Lap 254 - 9:48]); 270-275 (Car #10-Accident, Turn 4); 279-286 (Car #7-Accident Turn 4; Car # 15, 42 & 88-Accident, Frontstretch); 307-312 (Debris); 331-334 (Car #2-Accident, Backstretch).

LAP LEADERS:  35 lead changes among 17 drivers. Elliott Sadler-pole, Ryan Newman 1-21, Sadler 22-29, Tony Stewart 30-32, Denny Hamlin 33, Sadler 34-59, Stewart 60-64, Sadler 65-91, Greg Biffle 92, Sadler 93-96, Jeremy Mayfield 97, Biffle 98-100, Sadler 101-127, Scott Wimmer 128, Sadler 129-143, Kyle Busch 144-150, Sadler 151-152, Casey Mears 153-160, Stewart 161-175, Travis Kvapil 176, Stewart 177-202, Jeff Green 203, Stewart 204-215, Michael Waltrip 216-221, Sadler 222-224, Waltrip 225-245, Newman 246-266, Waltrip 267-270, Kasey Kahne 271-305, Kurt Busch 306-307, Mears 308, Ricky Rudd 309-312, Joe Nemechek 313-318, Johnson 319, Nemechek 320-324, Johnson 325-336.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Tony Stewart                           5777      (5)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson                      5777      (4)

 3 –Greg Biffle                               5766      (5)

 4 –Ryan Newman                         5760      (1)

 5 –Mark Martin                              5726      (1)

 6 –Carl Edwards                            5723      (2)

 7 –Rusty Wallace                          5685      (0)

 8 –Jeremy Mayfield                      5662      (1)

 9 –Matt Kenseth                           5653      (1)

10–Kurt Busch                               5635      (3)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         227      15

Ford                                 207      13

Dodge                              155        3

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          8

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          5

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          5

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      302

Travis Kvapil                                   225

 

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   6

Elliott Sadler                                     4

Jeff Gordon                                        2

Kevin Harvick                                     2

Kasey Kahne                                     2

Matt Kenseth                                     2

Tony Stewart                                     2

Kyle Busch                                         1

Carl Edwards                                      1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Jimmie Johnson                                1

Jamie McMurray                                1

Joe Nemechek                                   1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Brian Vickers                                      1

Michael Waltrip                                 1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)        10

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          5

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          9

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          7

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          6

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)            4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)            2

Terry Labonte                (#11)            2

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          22

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          10

Greg Biffle                     (#16)            8

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Cronquist               (#20)        194

Hendrick                         (#48)        161

Roush/Yates                   (#16)        136

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          7

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          5

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          5

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          4

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          4


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 31
Unofficial Race Results for the UAW-GM Quality 500 - Sunday, October 16, 2005
Lowe's Motor Speedway - Concord, N.C. - 1.5 Mile High Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 336 Laps - 504.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Saturday, October 15, 2005 @ 01:16 AM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 336 185 5 $264,991 Running 2 13
2 7 97 Kurt Busch IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 336 175 5 $222,625 Running 1 2
3 21 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 336 170 5 $156,050 Running 2 4
4 12 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 336 165 5 $154,308 Running 2 11
5 6 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 336 155 $128,900 Running
6 9 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 336 155 5 $138,908 Running 2 9
7 2 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 336 151 5 $145,641 Running 2 42
8 39 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevrolet 336 147 5 $92,325 Running 1 1
9 31 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford 336 143 5 $112,214 Running 1 4
10 8 99 Carl Edwards Scotts Miracle-Gro Ford 336 134 $100,275 Running
11 37 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 336 135 5 $108,870 Running 1 1
12 25 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 336 127 $86,850 Running
13 22 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 336 124 $86,150 Running
14 19 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 336 121 $101,520 Running
15 16 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge 336 118 $90,233 Running
16 43 09 Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Resort Dodge 336 115 $68,875 Running
17 42 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge 336 117 5 $81,525 Running 1 1
18 5 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 336 109 $107,550 Running
19 41 43 Jeff Green Petty Fan Fest/Bugles Dodge 336 111 5 $99,911 Running 1 1
20 14 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 336 108 5 $90,783 Running 1 1
21 17 66 Kevin Lepage Peak Fitness Ford 336 100 $71,675 Running
22 26 00 David Reutimann State Farm Corn Dogs Chevrolet 336 97 $66,600 Running
23 33 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 336 99 5 $105,025 Running 1 35
24 27 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 336 91 $100,188 Running
25 4 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 328 93 5 $139,561 Running 5 61
26 18 17 Matt Kenseth Carhartt Ford 326 85 $113,561 Running
27 1 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 326 92 10 $157,001 Running 8 112
28 35 29 Kevin Harvick Snap-On/GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 291 79 $112,136 Running
29 32 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 278 81 5 $95,214 Accident 3 31
30 20 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 278 73 $102,433 Accident
31 29 42 Jamie McMurray Havoline-Texaco Dodge 278 70 $75,075 Accident
32 23 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevrolet 278 67 $64,375 Engine
33 15 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 267 64 $82,747 Accident
34 40 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 255 61 $64,125 Engine
35 11 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 252 58 $63,975 Accident
36 34 39 David Stremme Commit Lozenges Dodge 243 55 $63,790 Accident
37 38 51 Stuart Kirby Marathon American Spirit Oil Chevrolet 213 52 $63,670 Handling
38 10 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 151 49 $112,596 Accident
39 13 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's/Delphi Chevrolet 150 51 5 $71,450 Accident 1 7
40 30 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 124 43 $91,248 Accident
41 24 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide Chevrolet 94 40 $63,215 Accident
42 28 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 61 37 $110,508 Accident
43 36 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Chevrolet 40 34 $63,318 Timing Chain
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 165,000, Jimmie Johnson won the UAW-GM Quality 500, posting his 18th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and his fourth in a row at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #48 Johnson (engine change); #4 M. Wallace (engine change; #19 Mayfield (transmission change).
Failed to Qualify (6) Boris Said, #36; Carl Long, #80; Jimmy Spencer, #50; Mike Garvey, #37; P.J. Jones, #92; Stanton Barrett, #95.
Time of Race 4 hours, 11 minutes, 18 seconds Average Speed 120.334 mph Margin of Victory 0.309 Seconds
Caution Flags 15 for 84 laps: Laps 4-7 (Debris); 32-35 (Competition); 63-67 (#8 accident turn 1); 96-100 (#32 accident turn 4); 126-130 (#40 accident turn 2); 152-155 (#5 accident turn 1); 174-179 (#29 accident turn 4); 200-206 (Competition); 217-221 (#20 accident turn 4); 244-251 (#39 accident turn 4); 254-259 (#38,0 accident turn 3 [Red Flag Lap 254 - 9:48]); 270-276 (#10 accident turn 4); 279-286 (#7 accident turn 4; 15,42,88 frontstretch); 307-312 (Debris); 331-334 (#2 accident backstretch).
Lead Changes 35 among 17 drivers: E. Sadler (Pole); R. Newman 1-21; E. Sadler 22-29; T. Stewart 30-32; D. Hamlin 33; E. Sadler 34-59; T. Stewart 60-64; E. Sadler 65-91; G. Biffle 92; E. Sadler 93-96; J. Mayfield 97; G. Biffle 98-100; E. Sadler 101-127; S. Wimmer 128; E. Sadler 129-143; K. Busch 144-150; E. Sadler 151-152; C. Mears 153-160; T. Stewart 161-175; T. Kvapil 176; T. Stewart 177-202; J. Green 203; T. Stewart 204-215; M. Waltrip 216-221; E. Sadler 222-224; M. Waltrip 225-245; R. Newman 246-266; M. Waltrip 267-270; K. Kahne 271-305; K. Busch 306-307; C. Mears 308; R. Rudd 309-312; J. Nemechek 313-318; J. Johnson 319; J. Nemechek 320-324; J. Johnson 325-336.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) T. Stewart 5,777; (2) J. Johnson 5,777; (3) G. Biffle 5,766; (4) R. Newman 5,760; (5) M. Martin 5,726; (6) C. Edwards 5,723; (7) R. Wallace 5,685; (8) J. Mayfield 5,662; (9) M. Kenseth 5,653; (10) K. Busch 5,635.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 301; (2) Travis Kvapil 225.
Bud Pole Award Elliott Sadler (193.216 mph)
Commit to Win Award Elliott Sadler
WIX Lap-Leader Award Elliott Sadler, #38 (112 Laps)
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Joe Nemechek, #01 (188.719 mph, Lap 317)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Tony Stewart
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Ryan Newman
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Jimmie Johnson
USG Improving the Finish Award Denny Hamlin, #11 (31 Places)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Jimmie Johnson
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Travis Kvapil #



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