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2005 Golden Corral 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 20, 2005 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:18
Average Speed: 143.478 mph
Pole Speed: 194.69 mph
Cautions: 8 for 40 laps
Margin of Victory: .028 sec
Attendance: 120,000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 499   Carl Edwards Scotts   (Jack Roush)Ford325165,450running9185
2 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325173,241running156180
3 616   Greg Biffle Post-it / National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford325121,800running151170
4126   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford325105,150running2165
5 59   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge325115,875running0155
6 825   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32585,325running0150
82707   Dave Blaney Snap-On Tools / Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32583,625running1147
73715   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325109,689running0146
91710   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet325100,983running0138
101138   Elliott Sadler Combos   (Yates Racing)Ford325123,066running0134
111342   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32582,500running0130
12425   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32587,175running0127
14 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge325120,266running5126
131419   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge32599,470running0124
153831   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32599,120running0118
163940   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32599,633running0115
17 920   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325115,861running0112
18160   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet32470,815running0109
191541   Casey Mears Nicorette Fresh Mint Gum   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32494,648running0106
203322   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge32494,348running0103
213629   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet324106,826running0100
233488   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford323104,618running199
221891   Bill Elliott Visteon   (Ray Evernham)Dodge32466,510running097
24358   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet323113,518running091
251011   Jason Leffler FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet32366,285running088
262849   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge32368,735running085
27322   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge32299,553running082
284043   Jeff Green Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32196,806running079
292250   Jimmy Spencer U.S. Micro Corporation   (Don Arnold)Dodge31465,160running076
302937   Kevin Lepage Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (John Carter)Dodge31465,535running073
312317   Matt Kenseth Trex Decking & Railing   (Jack Roush)Ford311112,896running070
322497   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford304117,310running067
333121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford30092,984running064
34267   Robby Gordon Harrah's   (Jim Smith)Chevrolet29064,775engine061
35 701   Joe Nemechek Centrix Financial   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet28084,398engine058
364145   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge27174,252engine055
371918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet26699,245crash052
38 232   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet24565,385running049
392524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet214113,326crash046
40304   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet11364,540engine043
414375   Mike Garvey Jani-King / KGB Swim Wear   (Robert Rinaldi)Dodge1564,500vibration040
422077   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge072,460crash037
432108   Shane Hmiel Win Fuel   (Todd Braun)Chevrolet063,883crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Mike Wallace4engine change
Kyle Busch5backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Randy LaJoie34Mach One Inc.Chris EdwardsChevrolet
45John Andretti14VB/A Plus at SunocoGreg PollexFord
46Stanton Barrett92USmilitary.comBob JenkinsChevrolet
47Carl Long00Buyer's Choice / Howes LubricatorRaynard McGlynnChevrolet
48Kirk Shelmerdine27Freddie B'sKirk ShelmerdineFord
49Hermie Sadler66Peak FitnessJeff StecFord
50Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
111  
254   #08,7,10,17,18,24,31,41,77,97 accident backstretchnone
68580  
86894   debris#20
9011728  
1181225   oil on track#19
12315937  
1601689   #97 accident turn 2#42
16920234  
2032064   #32 accident turn 2#25
20723327  
2342374   debris#5
23827942  
2802856   oil on track#40
28629510  
2962994   oil on track#12
30032526  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.3%             Average green flag run: 31.7 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman155
  Jimmie Johnson65954
  Dave Blaney60601
  Dale Jarrett61611
  Greg Biffle628524
  Carl Edwards86861
  Greg Biffle87904
  Jimmie Johnson9111727
  Carl Edwards1181181
  Greg Biffle1191224
  Jimmie Johnson12313210
  Greg Biffle13315927
  Carl Edwards1601601
  Greg Biffle16117111
  Jimmie Johnson1721754
  Greg Biffle17620227
  Mark Martin2032031
  Greg Biffle2042063
  Jimmie Johnson2072071
  Greg Biffle2082125
  Jimmie Johnson21323321
  Carl Edwards2342341
  Greg Biffle23528046
  Mark Martin2812811
  Jimmie Johnson28229514
  Carl Edwards2962994
  Jimmie Johnson30032425
  Carl Edwards3253251

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 680    
2   Greg Biffle 598   -82  
3   Carl Edwards 593   -87  
4   Kurt Busch 577   -103  
5   Mark Martin 539   -141  
6   Ryan Newman 515   -165  
7   Tony Stewart 514   -166  
8   Elliott Sadler 482   -198  
9   Rusty Wallace 477   -203  
10   Jamie McMurray 475   -205  
11   Kevin Harvick 469   -211  
12   Jeff Gordon 464   -216  
13   Mike Bliss 460   -220  
14   Dave Blaney 458   -222  
15   Dale Jarrett 456   -224  
16   Sterling Marlin 438   -242  
17   Casey Mears 434   -246  
18   Scott Riggs 432   -248  
19   Kyle Busch 420   -260  
20   Jeff Burton 417   -263