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2005 Daytona 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 20, 2005 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:45:16
Average Speed: 135.173 mph
Pole Speed: 188.312 mph
Cautions: 11 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: .158 sec
Attendance: 200,000
Lead changes: 22

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
15 188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford203307,596running0118
5 248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet203533,579running3160
37 315   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet161304,563engine4257
7 420   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet203442,610running107156
3 58   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet203828,796running2170
29 631   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet194294,608running681
30 723   Mike Skinner Argent Mortgage   (Bill Davis)Dodge187260,113crash073
9 837   Kevin Lepage Patron Tequila   (John Carter)Dodge203307,138running0138
20 912   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge203306,479running1108
34101   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet178252,593engine061
241121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Quality Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford202287,002running066
41210   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet203643,896running0160
21397   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford2031,106,130running0170
421417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford34292,124engine037
11524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2031,497,150running29185
331622   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge182265,110crash869
321742   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge184257,613crash067
81840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge203341,341running0142
38195   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet148252,063running049
432018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet14276,444engine034
402100   Kenny Wallace Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet39243,038engine043
352232   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide Coldwater   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet173245,468running058
252316   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford201269,613running088
232419   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge203283,158running199
192577   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge203267,788running0106
162643   Jeff Green Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge203289,499running0115
122799   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford203278,963running0127
212825   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet203266,738running0100
262941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge199273,321running085
283029   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet198288,799running184
393149   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge120243,288engine046
6326   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford203395,313running0150
173345   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge203273,321running1117
133401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet203290,671running2129
18350   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet203258,538running0109
10362   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge203317,646running0134
22379   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge203288,388running097
143807   Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet203270,363running0121
113938   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford203318,604running0130
364011   Jason Leffler FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet168244,988crash055
274136   Boris Said Centrix Financial   (Bob Sutton)Chevrolet198249,838running082
314214   John Andretti VB/APlus at Sunoco   (Greg Pollex)Ford187247,538crash070
41434   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet35242,388overheating040
* Race extended to 203 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Joe Nemecheck01backup car
Dave Blaney07backup car
Rusty Wallace2backup car
Kasey Kahne9backup car
Kevin Harvick29backup car
Bobby Hamilton, Jr.32transmission change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Robby Gordon7Jim BeamJim SmithChevrolet
45Kerry Earnhardt33Bass Pro ShopsRichard ChildressChevrolet
46Derrike Cope55Year OneLarry HollenbeckChevrolet
47Eric McClure73ARC DehookerEd RaabeChevrolet
48Stanton Barrett92First Trust PortfoliosBob JenkinsChevrolet
49Larry Gunselman52RPO30.com / Sakai / EPHRick WareFord
50Johnny Sauter09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchDodge
51Hermie Sadler66Peak FitnessJeff StecFord
52Andy Belmont80Hover MotorsportsStan HoverFord
53Randy LaJoie34CursedChris EdwardsChevrolet
54Kirk Shelmerdine27Kirk Shelmerdine RacingKirk ShelmerdineFord
55Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdDodge
56Greg Sacks13Daytona SpeedJames WilsbergDodge
57Geoffrey Bodine93Big Boar MotorcyclesJames WhitenerChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11414  
15184   oil on tracknone
19268  
27304   #4,5,21,36,38 accident turn 4#01
318555  
86894   debris#38
9010415  
1051084   debris#16
10914335  
1441474   debris#25
1481547  
1551584   debris#41
1591613  
1621654   oil on track#36
1661683  
1691724   #11,14,17 accident turn 4#37
17318311  
1841874   #2,9,10,16,19,22,25,29,41,42 accident turn 4#21
1881881  
1891946   #0,9,12,14,23,77,88,99 accident frontstretch#21
1951984  
1992013   debrisnone
2022032  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.2%             Average green flag run: 13.2 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmie Johnson133
  Tony Stewart41512
  Kyle Petty16161
  Scott Wimmer17193
  Michael Waltrip206142
  Scott Wimmer62632
  Jeff Gordon648623
  Jeremy Mayfield87871
  Tony Stewart8810518
  Scott Wimmer1061083
  Tony Stewart10913527
  Ryan Newman1361361
  Joe Nemechek1371382
  Tony Stewart13915517
  Jeff Burton1561616
  Tony Stewart1621621
  Kevin Harvick1631631
  Tony Stewart16419431
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1951951
  Tony Stewart1961961
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1971971
  Jeff Gordon1982036

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 185    
2   Kurt Busch 170   -15  
3   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 170   -15  
4   Scott Riggs 160   -25  
5   Jimmie Johnson 160   -25  
6   Tony Stewart 156   -29  
7   Mark Martin 150   -35  
8   Sterling Marlin 142   -43  
9   Kevin Lepage 138   -47  
10   Rusty Wallace 134   -51  
11   Elliott Sadler 130   -55  
12   Joe Nemechek 129   -56  
13   Carl Edwards 127   -58  
14   Dave Blaney 121   -64  
15   Dale Jarrett 118   -67  
16   Kyle Petty 117   -68  
17   Jeff Green 115   -70  
18   Mike Bliss 109   -76  
19   Ryan Newman 108   -77  
20   Travis Kvapil 106   -79