California Speedway
September 4, 2005


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 25

SONY HD 500

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Sept. 4, 2005

2 Mile Banked Paved Oval

500 M – 250 L Purse: $5,840,067

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         25            5    #      Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           254                    190           *    10         $241,065      Running

 2           4          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Charter Ford                             254                    175           *      5           175,740      Running

 3           9          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet                             254                    165                               143,300      Running

 4           1          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             254                    165           *      5           152,125      Running

 5         14          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               254                    160           *      5           178,036      Running

 6           7            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              254                    150                               138,800      Running

 7         23          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 254                    151           *      5           150,286      Running

 8         40          42            Jamie McMurray          Home 123/Havoline Dodge                                254                    142                               113,625      Running

 9         39          21            Ricky Rudd                  Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford                         254                    138                               125,139      Running

10        22          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         254                    134                               125,583      Running

11          2            6            Mark Martin                  Viagra Ford                                                       254                    135           *      5           109,825      Running

12          3          97            Kurt Busch                  Smirnoff Ice/Sharpie Ford                                 254                    132           *      5           143,025      Running

13        19          15            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet                              254                    129           *      5           128,364      Running

14        18          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              254                    121                               136,136      Running

15        34            2            Rusty Wallace             Miller Lite Dodge                                                254                    118                               123,908      Running

16          5          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              254                    115                               137,316      Running

17        15          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       254                    112                               127,066      Running

18        28          12            Ryan Newman            SONY HD TV/Alltel Dodge                                 254                    109                               131,366      Running

19        12          40            Sterling Marlin              Coors Light Dodge                                            254                    106                               117,408      Running

20        42          18            Bobby Labonte            AsthmaControl.com Chevrolet                          254                    103                               125,500      Running

21          6          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              254                    100                               133,386      Running

22        21          07            Dave Blaney                Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     254                      97                                 95,800      Running

23        11          32            Bobby Hamilton Jr.      Tide Chevrolet                                                   254                      94                               104,408      Running

24        37          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           254                      91                               120,983      Running

25        17          43            Jeff Green                   Wheaties Dodge                                                254                      93           *      5           115,736      Running

26        13          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              254                      90           *      5           112,345      Running

27        38            0            Mike Bliss                    Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet                            254                      82                                 85,760      Running

28        32          37            Tony Raines                Patron Tequila/BoSPOKER.net Dodge               254                      79                                 85,535      Running

29        31          49            Ken Schrader              Red Barron Pizza Dodge                                   253                      76                                 85,425      Running

30        26          36            Boris Said                    CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet                             253                      73                                 82,875      Running

31        27          22            Scott Wimmer              Caterpillar Dodge                                               250                      70                               106,983      Accident

32        33          41            Casey Mears               Target Dodge                                                    249                      67                               101,933      Running

33        29          77    #      Travis Kvapil               Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge                  249                      64                                 90,225      Running

34        24            7            Robby Gordon             Fruit of the Loom Chevrolet                               248                      66           *      5             83,125      Accident

35        16          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              248                      58                               108,470      Accident

36        10          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline Chevrolet                                           246                      55                                 99,622      Accident

37        36          66            Mike Garvey                Jani-King Ford                                                   232                      52                                 82,025      Running

38        41            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        211                      54           *      5           129,383      Engine

39          8          11            J.J. Yeley                    FedEx Freight Chevrolet                                    209                      46                                 81,915      Running

40        30          91            Bill Elliott                       McDonald’s Dodge                                            180                      43                                 81,865      Engine

41        20          45            Kyle Petty                    Brawny/Georgia-Pacific Dodge                        171                      40                                 81,815      Engine

42        43          92            Hermie Sadler              Oak Gloves Dodge                                              87                      37                                 81,760      Brakes

43        35          51            Stuart Kirby               Marathon American Spirit Chevrolet                     31                      34                                 81,166      Brakes

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

Failed to qualify: (2) P.J. Jones #34, John Andretti #4.

Race comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Kyle Busch won the SONY HD 500, posting his career-first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #7 Robby Gordon (transmission change); #21 Ricky Rudd (driver change). Green/white checkered finish.

 

TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 43 minutes, 32 seconds                        AVERAGE SPEED: 136.356 mph                         MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .554 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Carl Edwards, Office Depot Ford (185.061 mph, 38.906 secs.)

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD:  Carl Edwards, Office Depot Ford

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD:  Tony Stewart, The Home Depot Chevrolet

EA SPORTS MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kyle Busch, Kellogg’s Chevrolet

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Matt Kenseth, DeWalt Power Tools Ford

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

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Richmond International Raceway.

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

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kyle Busch, Kellogg’s Chevrolet

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Jamie McMurray, Home 123/Havoline Dodge

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kyle Busch, Kellogg’s Chevrolet (95 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 43 laps. 3-5 (Car #11-Accident, Turn 4); 24-26 (Oil on track); 48-50 (Car #99-Spin, Turn 4); 94-98 (Car #92-Stalled, Backstretch); 115-118 (Debris); 145-148 (Car #97-Spin, Frontstretch); 166-169 (Car #0-Spin, Turn 2); 200-205 (Car #36-Spin, Backstretch); 212-215 (Oil on track); 242-243 (Debris); 248-252 (Car #10, 22 & 31-Accident, Backstretch).

LAP LEADERS:  30 lead changes among 12 drivers. Carl Edwards 1, Mark Martin 2-5, Kurt Busch 6-10, Greg Biffle 11-23, Matt Kenseth 24, Biffle 25-26, Edwards 27-46, Kurt Busch 47, Biffle 48, Kurt Busch 49-81, Kyle Busch 82-93, Tony Stewart 94, Jeremy Mayfield 95, Stewart 96-115, Michael Waltrip 116-118, Stewart 119-145, Jeff Green 146, Kenseth 147-149, Stewart 150-151, Kyle Busch 152-165, Stewart 166, Kenseth 167-169, Stewart 170-172, Kyle Busch 173-199, Stewart 200, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 201-202, Kenseth 203-209, Kyle Busch 210-240, Stewart 241, Robby Gordon 242-243, Kyle Busch 244-254.

 


TOP 10 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP POINTS  (Wins)

 1 –Tony Stewart                           3570      (5)

 2 –Greg Biffle                               3361      (5)

 3 –Jimmie Johnson                      3312      (2)

 4 –Rusty Wallace                          3257      (0)

 5 –Mark Martin                              3149      (0)

 6 –Kurt Busch                               3114      (2)

 7 –Jeremy Mayfield                      3073      (1)

 8 –Carl Edwards                            3014      (2)

 9 –Matt Kenseth                           2939      (1)

10–Jamie McMurray                      2929      (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         185      13

Ford                                 166      10

Dodge                              124        2

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Ryan Newman               (#12)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          5

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          5

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle Busch                                      278

Travis Kvapil                                   217

Stanton Barrett                                  59

Mike Garvey                                      33

Eric McClure                                     26

 

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Ryan Newman                                   5

Jeff Gordon                                        2

Kasey Kahne                                     2

Elliott Sadler                                     2

Kyle Busch                                         1

Carl Edwards                                      1

Kevin Harvick                                     1

Dale Jarrett                                        1

Jimmie Johnson                                1

Matt Kenseth                                     1

Jamie McMurray                                1

Joe Nemechek                                   1

Scott Riggs                                        1

Tony Stewart                                     1

Brian Vickers                                      1

Michael Waltrip                                 1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          8

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#97)          3

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Michael Waltrip             (#15)          7

Ryan Newman               (#12)          6

Rusty Wallace                (#  2)          3

 

 

USG IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)            4

Kyle Busch                     (#  5)            2

Bobby Labonte              (#18)            2

 

MBNA MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          20

Greg Biffle                     (#16)            8

Kurt Busch                     (#97)            8

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Cronquist               (#20)        149

Hendrick                         (#48)        128

Kurt Busch                     (#97)        100

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          6

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          3

 

COMMIT LOZENGES COMMIT TO WIN AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          4

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 25
Unofficial Race Results for the Sony HD 500 - Monday, September 5, 2005
California Speedway - Fontana, Calif. - 2 Mile Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 254 Laps - 508.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Monday, September 5, 2005 @ 12:42 AM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 25 5 Kyle Busch # Kellogg's Chevrolet 254 190 10 $241,065 Running 5 95
2 4 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Charter Ford 254 175 5 $175,740 Running 3 16
3 9 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/ditech.com Chevrolet 254 165 $143,300 Running
4 1 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 254 165 5 $152,125 Running 2 21
5 14 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 254 160 5 $178,036 Running 8 56
6 7 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 254 150 $138,800 Running
7 23 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 254 151 5 $150,286 Running 4 14
8 40 42 Jamie McMurray Home123/Havoline Dodge 254 142 $113,625 Running
9 39 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford 254 138 $125,139 Running
10 22 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 254 134 $130,583 Running
11 2 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 254 135 5 $109,825 Running 1 4
12 3 97 Kurt Busch Smirnoff Ice/Sharpie Ford 254 132 5 $143,025 Running 3 39
13 19 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 254 129 5 $123,364 Running 1 3
14 18 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 254 121 $136,136 Running
15 34 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 254 118 $123,908 Running
16 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 254 115 $137,316 Running
17 15 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 254 112 $127,066 Running
18 28 12 Ryan Newman SONY HD TV/Alltel Dodge 254 109 $131,366 Running
19 12 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 254 106 $117,408 Running
20 42 18 Bobby Labonte AsthmaControl.com Chevrolet 254 103 $125,500 Running
21 6 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 254 100 $133,386 Running
22 21 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 254 97 $95,800 Running
23 11 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide Chevrolet 254 94 $104,408 Running
24 37 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 254 91 $120,983 Running
25 17 43 Jeff Green Wheaties Dodge 254 93 5 $115,736 Running 1 1
26 13 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 254 90 5 $112,345 Running 1 1
27 38 0 Mike Bliss Net Zero Best Buy Chevrolet 254 82 $85,760 Running
28 32 37 Tony Raines Patron Tequila/BoSPOKER.net Dodge 254 79 $85,535 Running
29 31 49 Ken Schrader Red Barron Pizza Dodge 253 76 $85,425 Running
30 26 36 Boris Said CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet 253 73 $82,875 Running
31 27 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 250 70 $106,983 Accident
32 33 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 249 67 $101,933 Running
33 29 77 Travis Kvapil # Kodak/Jasper Eng. & Trans. Dodge 249 64 $90,225 Running
34 24 7 Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom Chevrolet 248 66 5 $83,125 Accident 1 2
35 16 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 248 58 $108,470 Running
36 10 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevrolet 246 55 $99,622 Accident
37 36 66 Mike Garvey # Jani-King Ford 232 52 $82,025 Running
38 41 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 211 54 5 $129,383 Engine 1 2
39 8 11 J.J. Yeley FedEx Freight Chevrolet 209 46 $81,915 Running
40 30 91 Bill Elliott McDonald's Dodge 180 43 $81,865 Engine
41 20 45 Kyle Petty Brawny/Georgia-Pacific Dodge 171 40 $81,815 Engine
42 43 92 Hermie Sadler Oak Gloves Dodge 87 37 $81,760 Brakes
43 35 51 Stuart Kirby Marathon American Spirit Chevrolet 31 34 $81,166 Brakes
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Kyle Busch won the SONY HD 500, posting his career-first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #7 R. Gordon (transmission change); #21 Rudd (driver change).
Failed to Qualify (2) P.J. Jones, #34; John Andretti, #4.
Time of Race 3 hours, 43 minutes, 32 seconds Average Speed 136.356 mph Margin of Victory 0.554 Seconds
Caution Flags 11 for 43 laps: Laps 3-5 (#11 accident turn 4); 24-26 (Oil on track); 48-50 (#99 spun turn 4); 94-98 (#92 stalled backstretch); 115-118 (Debris); 145-148 (#97 spun frontstretch); 166-169 (#0 spun turn 2); 200-205 (#36 spun backstretch); 212-215 (Oil on track); 242-243 (Debris); 248-252 (#10,22,31 accident backstretch).
Lead Changes 30 among 12 drivers: C. Edwards 1; M. Martin 2-5; K. Busch 6-10; G. Biffle 11-23; M. Kenseth 24; G. Biffle 25-26; C. Edwards 27-46; K. Busch 47; G. Biffle 48; K. Busch 49-81; K. Busch 82-93; T. Stewart 94; J. Mayfield 95; T. Stewart 96-115; M. Waltrip 116-118; T. Stewart 119-145; J. Green 146; M. Kenseth 147-149; T. Stewart 150-151; K. Busch 152-165; T. Stewart 166; M. Kenseth 167-169; T. Stewart 170-172; K. Busch 173-199; T. Stewart 200; D. Earnhardt Jr. 201-202; M. Kenseth 203-209; K. Busch 210-240; T. Stewart 241; R. Gordon 242-243; K. Busch 244-254.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) T. Stewart 3,570; (2) G. Biffle 3,361; (3) J. Johnson 3,312; (4) R. Wallace 3,257; (5) M. Martin 3,149; (6) K. Busch 3,114; (7) J. Mayfield 3,073; (8) C. Edwards 3,014; (9) M. Kenseth 2,939; (10) J. McMurray 2,929.
Top 5 Rookie Points (1) Kyle Busch 278; (2) Travis Kvapil 217;
Bud Pole Award Carl Edwards (185.061 mph)
Commit to Win Award Carl Edwards
WIX Lap-Leader Award Kyle Busch, #5 (95 Laps)
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award Matt Kenseth, #17 (183.127 mph, Lap 207)
MBNA Mid-Race Leader Award Tony Stewart
Mobil Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race Joe Nemechek
EA Sports Move of the Race Award Kyle Busch #
USG Improving the Finish Award Jamie McMurray, #42 (32 Places)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award Kyle Busch #
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Kyle Busch #



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