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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, September 4, 2005 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps* on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:43:32
Average Speed: 136.356 mph
Pole Speed: 185.061 mph
Cautions: 11 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: .554 sec
Attendance: 100,000
Lead changes: 30

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
27380   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet25485,760running082
102201   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet254130,583running0134
222107   Dave Blaney Happy Birthday Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25495,800running097
361010   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet24699,622crash055
39 811   J.J. Yeley FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20981,915running046
182812   Ryan Newman Alltel / Sony HDTV   (Roger Penske)Dodge254131,366running0109
131915   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet254123,364running3129
2 416   Greg Biffle National Guard / Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford254175,740running16175
72317   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford254150,286running14151
204218   Bobby Labonte AsthmaControl.com   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet254125,500running0103
261319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge254112,345running190
15342   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge254123,908running0118
51420   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet254178,036running56160
93921   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford254125,139running0138
312722   Scott Wimmer CAT Dealers   (Bill Davis)Dodge250106,983crash070
21 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet254133,386running0100
3 925   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet254143,300running0165
141829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet254136,136running0121
351631   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet248108,470crash058
231132   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet254104,408running094
302636   Boris Said Centrix Financial   (Bob Sutton)Chevrolet25382,875running073
283237   Tony Raines Patron Tequila   (John Carter)Dodge25485,535running079
171538   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford254127,066running0112
191240   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge254117,408running0106
323341   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge249101,933running067
84042   Jamie McMurray Home123 Corp.   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge254113,625running0142
251743   Jeff Green Wheaties   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge254115,736running193
412045   Kyle Petty Brawny / Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge17181,815engine040
16 548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet254137,316running0115
293149   Ken Schrader Red Baron Frozen Pizza   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge25385,425running076
1255   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet254241,065running95190
433551   Stuart Kirby Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet3181,166brakes034
11 26   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford254109,825running4135
373666   Mike Garvey Jani-King   (Jeff Stec)Ford23282,025running052
34247   Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom   (Jim Smith)Chevrolet24883,125crash266
332977   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge24990,225running064
38418   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet211129,383engine254
243788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford254120,983running091
6 79   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge254138,800running0150
403091   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18081,865engine043
424392   Hermie Sadler Oak Glove Co.   (Bob Jenkins)Dodge8781,760brakes037
12 397   Kurt Busch Smirnoff Ice   (Jack Roush)Ford254143,025running39132
4 199   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford254152,125running21165
* Race extended to 254 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Robby Gordon7transmission change
Ricky Rudd21driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44P.J. Jones34PEOPros.comWilliam EdwardsChevrolet
45John Andretti4Lucas / Wide Open Energy DrinkLarry McClureChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #11 accident turn 4none
62318  
24263   oil on track#51
274721  
48503   #99 spun turn 4none
519343  
94985   #92 stalled backstretch#36
9911416  
1151184   debris#29
11914426  
1451484   #97 spun frontstretch#2
14916517  
1661694   #0 spun turn 2#36
17019930  
2002056   #36 spun backstretch#37
2062116  
2122154   oil on track#37
21624126  
2422432   debrisnone
2442474  
2482525   #10,22,31 accident backstretchnone
2532542  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.9%             Average green flag run: 17.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Carl Edwards111
  Mark Martin254
  Kurt Busch6105
  Greg Biffle112313
  Matt Kenseth24241
  Greg Biffle25262
  Carl Edwards274620
  Kurt Busch47471
  Greg Biffle48481
  Kurt Busch498133
  Kyle Busch829312
  Tony Stewart94941
  Jeremy Mayfield95951
  Tony Stewart9611520
  Michael Waltrip1161183
  Tony Stewart11914527
  Jeff Green1461461
  Matt Kenseth1471493
  Tony Stewart1501512
  Kyle Busch15216514
  Tony Stewart1661661
  Matt Kenseth1671693
  Tony Stewart1701723
  Kyle Busch17319927
  Tony Stewart2002001
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2012022
  Matt Kenseth2032097
  Kyle Busch21024031
  Tony Stewart2412411
  Robby Gordon2422432
  Kyle Busch24425411

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 3570    
2   Greg Biffle 3361   -209  
3   Jimmie Johnson 3312   -258  
4   Rusty Wallace 3257   -313  
5   Mark Martin 3149   -421  
6   Kurt Busch 3114   -456  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 3073   -497  
8   Carl Edwards 3014   -556  
9   Matt Kenseth 2939   -631  
10   Jamie McMurray 2929   -641  
11   Ryan Newman 2928   -642  
12   Jeff Gordon 2899   -671  
13   Elliott Sadler 2877   -693  
14   Dale Jarrett 2812   -758  
15   Kevin Harvick 2798   -772  
16   Joe Nemechek 2794   -776  
17   Brian Vickers 2755   -815  
18   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2736   -834  
19   Michael Waltrip 2611   -959  
20   Kasey Kahne 2592   -978