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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 (500.000 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: 200000
Lead changes: 22
Green flag passes: 6,741 (42.7 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2031497150running29185
21397   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford2031106130running0170
3 58   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Bud Born on Date 17 Feb. 2005   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet203828796running2170
41210   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet203643896running0160
5 248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet203533579running3160
6326   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford203395313running0150
7 420   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet203442610running107156
81840   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge203341341running0142
9 837   Kevin Lepage Patron Tequila   (John Carter)Dodge203307138running0138
10362   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge203317646running0134
113938   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford203318604running0130
122799   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford203278963running0127
133401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet203290671running2129
143807   Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet203270363running0121
15 188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford203307596running0118
162643   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker / Chex   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge203289499running0115
173345   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge203273321running1117
18350   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet203258538running0109
192577   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge203267788running0106
20 912   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge203306479running1108
212825   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet203266738running0100
22379   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge203288388running097
232419   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge203283158running199
241121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Quality Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford202287002running066
252316   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford201269613running088
262941   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge199273321running085
274136   Boris Said Centrix Financial   (Bob Sutton)Chevrolet198249838running082
283029   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench 20 Years   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet198288799running184
29 631   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet194294608running681
30 723   Mike Skinner Argent Mortgage   (Bill Davis)Dodge187260113crash073
314214   John Andretti VB/APlus at Sunoco   (Greg Pollex)Ford187247538crash070
321742   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge184257613crash067
331622   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge182265110crash869
34101   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet178252593engine061
352232   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide Coldwater   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet173245468running058
364011   Jason Leffler FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet168244988crash055
37 315   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet161304563engine4257
38195   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet148252063running049
393149   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge120243288engine046
402100   Kenny Wallace Aaron's Dream Machine 50th Anniversary   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet39243038engine043
41434   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet35242388overheating040
421417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford34292124engine037
432018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet14276444engine034
* Race extended to 203 laps due to green/white/checker.

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

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Robby Gordon7Jim BeamRobby GordonChevrolet
45Kerry Earnhardt33Bass Pro Shops / Tracker BoatsRichard ChildressChevrolet
46Derrike Cope55Year OneLarry HollenbeckChevrolet
47Eric McClure73ARC DehookerEd RaabeChevrolet
48Stanton Barrett92First Trust PortfoliosBob JenkinsChevrolet
49Larry Gunselman52PRO30.comRick WareFord
50Johnny Sauter09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchDodge
51Hermie Sadler66Peak FitnessJeff StecFord
52Andy Belmont80Bootie BeerStan 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
ReasonFree
Pass
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  
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 170   -15  
4   Scott Riggs 160   -25  
4   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