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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 35 of 36
Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:02:23
Average Speed: 102.641 mph
Pole Speed: 134.173 mph
Cautions: 9 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: .609 sec
Attendance: 105,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

'Chase' drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
31320   Mike Bliss NetZero   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet31061,375running070
171801   Joe Nemechek Centrix Financial   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet31293,483running0112
251307   Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31173,725running088
393709   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge14960,325suspension00
383110   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet20568,450crash049
13 111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet31282,225running23129
121112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge312112,866running0127
334215   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31089,264running064
2 416   Greg Biffle Post-it / National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford312183,375running189180
321617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford310109,161running067
5 518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / Madagascar   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet312145,775running0155
243919   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31191,895running091
29262   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge31095,158running076
4 920   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet312153,171running0160
202021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford31295,139running0103
214022   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge31293,308running15105
31024   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312165,786running22170
26 625   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31173,100running085
23 829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet312110,286running094
152531   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31295,495running0118
35 732   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet21770,397crash058
433534   Chad Chaffin Fiesta Inn Resort   (William Edwards)Chevrolet1460,115overheating034
372737   Mike Skinner Patron Tequila / BoSPOKER.net   (John Carter)Dodge21460,575crash052
112438   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford312111,266running0130
344140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31088,883running061
223441   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31286,083running097
182842   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline Techron   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31276,400running0109
281443   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31193,686running079
193845   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31283,958running0106
7 248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312126,541running0146
303349   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge31062,000running073
1155   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312199,225running63185
362350   Jimmy Spencer U.S. Micro Corporation   (Don Arnold)Dodge21460,700crash055
14296   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford31283,375running0121
8127   Robby Gordon Harrah's   (Jim Smith)Chevrolet31285,775running0142
103077   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge31284,525running0134
414378   Jerry Robertson Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet5160,035engine040
40198   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet112107,583crash043
92188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford312111,133running0138
27229   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31196,950running082
423695   Stanton Barrett Langley Properties / Cheetah Speed Sys.   (Stanton Barrett)Chevrolet2459,910crash037
161797   Kenny Wallace Irwin Vise-Grip GrooveLocks   (Jack Roush)Ford312111,350running0115
6 399   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford312101,900running0150

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Chad Chaffin34unapproved impound adjustment
Ken Schrader49transmission change
Stanton Barrett95unapproved impound adjustment
Kenny Wallace97driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Brandon Ash02Top Tech MachineEd AshDodge
45Bryan Reffner51Marathon American Spirit Motor OilJoe AuerChevrolet
46Mike Wallace4Lucas Oil ProductsLarry McClureChevrolet
47Kevin Lepage66EASJeff StecFord
48Derrike Cope00Polly Klaas Fnd. / Royal Admin.Raynard McGlynnDodge
49P.J. Jones92Scottsdale Lotus / Airaid FiltersBob JenkinsChevrolet
50Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Dutch Quality StoneMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626  
27304   #95 accident backstretchnone
318353  
84885   #15 accident backstretchnone
8911426  
1151184   #8 accident turn 4#43
11916749  
1681725   debris#42
17319220  
1931975   debris#5
19820811  
2092157   #10,42 accident frontstretch#45
2162172  
2182247   #31,32,37,49,50 accident turn 4#19
2252284  
2292313   #25,43 accident frontstretch#97
23225524  
2562594   #11 spun turn 4#21
26031253  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.1%             Average green flag run: 26.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin11515
  Greg Biffle162712
  Denny Hamlin28358
  Greg Biffle36193158
  Jeff Gordon19421522
  Greg Biffle21622914
  Kyle Busch23025627
  Scott Wimmer25727115
  Kyle Busch2722798
  Greg Biffle2802845
  Kyle Busch28531228

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 6415    
2   Jimmie Johnson 6363   -52  
3   Carl Edwards 6328   -87  
4   Greg Biffle 6313   -102  
5   Mark Martin 6253   -162  
6   Ryan Newman 6208   -207  
7   Matt Kenseth 6187   -228  
8   Rusty Wallace 6016   -399  
9   Kurt Busch 5974   -441  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 5939   -476  
11   Jeff Gordon 4031   -2384  
12   Jamie McMurray 4021   -2394  
13   Elliott Sadler 3990   -2425  
14   Kevin Harvick 3925   -2490  
15   Joe Nemechek 3857   -2558  
16   Dale Jarrett 3848   -2567  
17   Brian Vickers 3813   -2602  
18   Jeff Burton 3715   -2700  
19   Kyle Busch 3713   -2702  
20   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3674   -2741  

Non-'Chase' standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 5081    
2   Greg Biffle 4799   -282  
3   Jimmie Johnson 4728   -353  
4   Mark Martin 4501   -580  
5   Carl Edwards 4427   -654  
6   Rusty Wallace 4388   -693  
7   Matt Kenseth 4286   -795  
8   Ryan Newman 4258   -823  
9   Kurt Busch 4248   -833  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 4147   -934  
11   Jeff Gordon 4031   -1050  
12   Jamie McMurray 4021   -1060  
13   Elliott Sadler 3990   -1091  
14   Kevin Harvick 3925   -1156  
15   Joe Nemechek 3857   -1224  
16   Dale Jarrett 3848   -1233  
17   Brian Vickers 3813   -1268  
18   Jeff Burton 3715   -1366  
19   Kyle Busch 3713   -1368  
20   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3674   -1407