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2005 Aaron's 499


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 9 of 36
Sunday, May 1, 2005 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:30:46
Average Speed: 146.904 mph
Pole Speed: 189.804 mph
Cautions: 8 for 30 laps
Margin of Victory: .193 sec
Attendance: 155,000
Lead changes: 33

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Pepsi / Star Wars Episode III   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet194355,116running139190
12 129   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet194139,706running12132
6 338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford194145,896running9155
20 648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet186131,301crash8108
39 512   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge135120,041crash551
27 410   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet171104,003running487
15368   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet193133,213running3123
33166   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford16694,150running369
21120   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet194243,616running2175
33815   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet194197,294running2170
132916   Greg Biffle National Guard / Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford194105,690running2129
71097   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford194153,005running1151
84249   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge194101,630running1147
231518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet174117,915engine199
28334   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet17179,095running184
312401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet169100,133running175
42219   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge194165,925running0160
51342   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge194128,840running0155
91488   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford194132,488running0138
102731   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet194124,450running0134
112317   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford194136,586running0130
142641   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge193116,093running0121
164309   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge19293,165running0115
173133   Kerry Earnhardt Bass Pro Shops   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19082,950running0112
18 977   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge18895,510crash0109
19 807   Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18793,820running0106
21321   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18680,120crash0100
22202   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge180114,133running097
24199   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW / The Longest Yard   (Ray Evernham)Dodge172113,760running091
253943   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge172110,316running088
261811   Jason Leffler FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet17177,100running085
293066   Hermie Sadler Peak Fitness   (Jeff Stec)Ford17078,835rear end076
30 721   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford170106,344running073
322199   Carl Edwards Scotts / Ortho   (Jack Roush)Ford16693,325running067
342540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge162102,968running061
351236   Boris Said Centrix Financial   (Bob Sutton)Chevrolet14674,930crash058
36280   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet14174,800crash055
373725   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13982,625crash052
381722   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge13993,933crash049
404032   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet13283,372crash043
41355   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13281,630crash040
423423   Mike Skinner Bad Boy Mowers   (Bill Davis)Dodge13273,445crash037
434145   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge10673,611running034
* Race extended to 194 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Bobby Labonte18transmission change
Carl Edwards99transmission change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Robby Gordon7Harrah'sJim SmithChevrolet
45Kevin Lepage37Patron TequilaJohn CarterDodge
46Kenny Wallace00Aaron'sMichael WaltripChevrolet
47Stanton Barrett92First Trust PortfoliosBob JenkinsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12020  
21233   #45 accident frontstretch 
243815  
39413   #43 accident backstretch 
4210261  
1031075   debris frontstretch 
1081169  
1171204   #45 stalled frontstretch 
12113313  
1341374   #99,01,11,12,07,21,9,0,2,40,18,4,32,22,25,6,17,10,48,36,09,5,23,33,41,43 accident turn 1 
13816629  
1671704   debris at pit entry 
1711722  
1731742   #66 stalled turn 1 
17518713  
1881925   #1,8,16,29,48,77 accident backstretch 
1931942  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.5%             Average green flag run: 18.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon12020
  Mike Wallace21211
  Jeff Gordon223615
  Tony Stewart37382
  Greg Biffle39391
  Jeff Gordon406829
  Kevin Harvick69713
  Jeff Gordon72732
  Scott Riggs74741
  Kevin Harvick75784
  Ryan Newman79835
  Jeff Gordon84841
  Kevin Harvick85884
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.89913
  Jeff Gordon9210211
  Joe Nemechek1031031
  Ken Schrader1041041
  Scott Riggs1051073
  Kevin Harvick1081081
  Jeff Gordon1091091
  Elliott Sadler1101167
  Greg Biffle1171171
  Mark Martin1181203
  Jeff Gordon1211233
  Elliott Sadler1241252
  Jeff Gordon1261338
  Kurt Busch1341341
  Jimmie Johnson1351428
  Jeff Gordon14316624
  Bobby Labonte1671671
  Jeff Gordon16818215
  Michael Waltrip1831842
  Jeff Gordon18519410

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 1368    
2   Kurt Busch 1238   -130  
3   Jeff Gordon 1217   -151  
4   Greg Biffle 1181   -187  
5   Elliott Sadler 1164   -204  
6   Tony Stewart 1088   -280  
7   Dale Jarrett 1085   -283  
8   Kevin Harvick 1083   -285  
9   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1070   -298  
10   Jamie McMurray 1067   -301  
11   Mark Martin 1066   -302  
12   Jeremy Mayfield 1064   -304  
13   Rusty Wallace 1057   -311  
14   Carl Edwards 1046   -322  
15   Ryan Newman 1045   -323  
16   Michael Waltrip 1036   -332  
17   Sterling Marlin 1029   -339  
18   Jeff Burton 1013   -355  
19   Scott Riggs 934   -434  
20   Casey Mears 912   -456