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NASCAR Busch Series race number 10 of 35
Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.220 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:50
Average speed: 122.117 mph
Pole speed: 184.023 mph
Cautions: 10 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: .128 sec
Attendance: 75000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2005 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 48   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet12065671running46190
23147   Jon Wood Pine-Sol   (Tad Geschickter)Ford12048675running0170
33014   David Stremme Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Dodge12035393running1170
42425   Ashton Lewis U.S. Marines   (Ed Rensi)Ford12040835running0160
53498   Kerry Earnhardt Bryan Foods   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet12025680running0155
63734   Randy LaJoie Dollar General   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet12029210running0150
71044   Justin Labonte U.S. Coast Guard   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet12033810running7151
83235   Jason Keller McDonald's   (Sam Rensi)Ford12025660running0142
92658   Brent Sherman Hickory Farms / Serta   (Doug Stringer)Dodge12025035running0138
10250   Kertus Davis RaceGirl   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet12021310running0134
113523   Mark Green Vassarette / Riders   (Keith Coleman)Chevrolet12021585running0130
123656   Tim Sauter Lester Buildings   (John McNelly)Chevrolet12019460running0127
132827   David Green Kleenex   (Clarence Brewer)Ford12024868running0124
144016   Justin Ashburn 31-W Insulation / Fikes Automotive   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet12019210running00
154228   Jimmy Kitchens AMD / Radio Shack   (Jay Robinson)Ford12021635running0118
164349   Steve Grissom Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford12024160running2120
173871   Kevin Lepage Gunbroker.com   (Kevin Lepage)Chevrolet11918835running0112
18 721   Kevin Harvick Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet11318710running24114
19 52   Clint Bowyer AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet10828330crash0106
202333   Tony Stewart Mr. Clean AutoDry Carwash   (Kevin Harvick)Chevrolet10018810electrical11108
211140   Sterling Marlin Jani-King   (Armando Fitz)Dodge9818485running2105
222743   Aaron Fike Channellock Tools   (Mike Curb)Dodge9520435running097
231636   Stanton Barrett KC Masterpiece   (John McGill)Chevrolet9022338engine094
241395   Joe Ruttman Get Well Soon Mr. Earl   (Sadler Brothers)Dodge8717860overheating091
253959   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's Beans   (Tad Geschickter)Ford8321830running088
262138   Casey Mears Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge8217585crash085
27 111   Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet8224330crash2587
28 320   Denny Hamlin Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet8227210crash079
29 287   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet8217760crash281
304110   Michel Jourdain, Jr. ppc Racing   (Greg Pollex)Ford7926955engine073
31 96   Kasey Kahne Ragu   (Ray Evernham)Dodge7616935running070
322041   Reed Sorenson Discount Tire   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge7526395crash067
331760   Carl Edwards Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford7316840running064
341599   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet6816800engine061
352222   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Greg Pollex)Ford2220775crash058
363366   Greg Biffle Duraflame   (Clarence Brewer)Ford2116705crash055
371412   Tim Fedewa Goulds Pumps   (Armando Fitz)Dodge1720690engine052
38 618   J.J. Yeley Vigoro / The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet1620805crash049
391909   Mike Wallace Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge1616575crash046
40 85   Kyle Busch Lowe's / Sta-Green   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1616540crash043
41121   Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation   (James Finch)Dodge1618505crash040
422964   Jeremy Mayfield Miller High Life Light / Top-Flite   (Rusty Wallace)Dodge1616470crash037
431832   Shane Hmiel Win Fuel   (Todd Braun)Chevrolet1618426crash034
* Race extended to 120 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Keith Coleman23backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Greg Sacks7Boudreaux's Butt Paste / Golden FlakeJoe NemechekChevrolet
45Ryan Hemphill4GEICOFred BiagiDodge
46Geoffrey Bodine72Denver Mattress CompanyPat MacDonaldChevrolet
47Donnie Neuenberger52University of Maryland / Plan B TechJimmy MeansFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188   competition 
9179  
18203   #09,1,5,6,8,18,22,32,36,41,43,59,60,64,66,95 accident turn 1 
213414  
35384   debris 
395315  
54585   #2,33,34,40 accident frontstretch 
59635  
64663   rain 
677610  
77793   #2 accident backstretch 
80834  
84874   #38,20,47,21,87,11,27,71,44,58 accident frontstretch 
8810518  
1061072   #33 stalled turn 4 
1081092  
1101123   #2 accident frontstretch 
1131153  
1161183   #71 accident frontstretch 
1191202  
  Percent of race run under caution: 31.7%             Average green flag run: 8.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Paul Menard11313
  Tony Stewart14185
  Steve Grissom19202
  Tony Stewart21222
  Kevin Harvick23253
  Tony Stewart26261
  Kevin Harvick27271
  Sterling Marlin28292
  Kevin Harvick304819
  Paul Menard49557
  Justin Labonte56594
  Joe Nemechek60612
  Kevin Harvick62621
  Martin Truex, Jr.63719
  Paul Menard72765
  Justin Labonte77793
  Martin Truex, Jr.80889
  Tony Stewart89913
  David Stremme92921
  Martin Truex, Jr.9312028

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Carl Edwards 1482    
2   Clint Bowyer 1335   -147  
3   Reed Sorenson 1329   -153  
4   Martin Truex, Jr. 1260   -222  
5   Ashton Lewis 1207   -275  
6   David Stremme 1154   -328  
7   Kevin Harvick 1149   -333  
7   Denny Hamlin 1149   -333  
9   Jon Wood 1147   -335  
10   Kenny Wallace 1146   -336  
11   David Green 1069   -413  
12   Greg Biffle 1059   -423  
13   Jason Keller 1054   -428  
14   Shane Hmiel 986   -496  
15   Randy LaJoie 957   -525  
16   Justin Labonte 949   -533  
17   Stacy Compton 914   -568  
18   Paul Menard 890   -592  
19   Kasey Kahne 880   -602  
20   Tim Fedewa 838   -644