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NASCAR Busch Series race number 5 of 35
Saturday, March 19, 2005 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
203 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (312.620 miles)

Time of race: 2:23:34
Average speed: 130.651 mph
Pole speed: 191.364 mph
Cautions: 8 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: 1.192 sec
Attendance: 60000
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2005 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 160   Carl Edwards Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford20354841running47185
21233   Tony Stewart Mr. Clean AutoDry Carwash   (Kevin Harvick)Chevrolet20334500running24175
3 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20326203running90175
41017   Matt Kenseth Waste Management   (Jack Roush)Ford20321250running0160
51438   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge20321750running1160
61566   Greg Biffle Subway   (Clarence Brewer)Ford20318350running14155
72999   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet20317660running0146
81190   Elliott Sadler CitiFinancial   (Yates Racing)Ford20317120running0142
91864   Jamie McMurray Top-Flite Golf   (Rusty Wallace)Dodge20316525running0138
10 610   Michel Jourdain, Jr. ppc Racing   (Greg Pollex)Ford20328800running0134
11168   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet20331575running0130
122122   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Greg Pollex)Ford20323805running0127
133514   David Stremme Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Dodge20322313running0124
141725   Ashton Lewis U.S. Marines   (Ed Rensi)Ford20325930running0121
154334   Randy LaJoie Dollar General   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20314100running0118
161920   Denny Hamlin Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20320975running0115
173135   Jason Keller McDonald's   (Sam Rensi)Ford20319105running0112
182495   Bobby Hamilton Big Daddy's Cycle World & RV Center   (Sadler Brothers)Dodge20313325running0109
192840   Reed Sorenson Jani-King / Discount Tire   (Armando Fitz)Dodge20313250running0106
20331   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge20319705running0103
21 52   Clint Bowyer AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20328605running17105
22346   Jeremy Mayfield Ragu   (Ray Evernham)Dodge20313000running097
23 85   Blake Feese Lowe's / Hitachi Power Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20315258running094
24 911   Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20316555running091
25 447   Jon Wood Clorox / Wisk   (Tad Geschickter)Ford20015150running088
262636   Stanton Barrett DCT Motorsports / Tucson   (John McGill)Chevrolet19914750running085
272398   Jimmy Spencer Bryan Foods   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet19912700running082
28390   Kertus Davis RaceGirl   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet19914650running079
293828   Derrike Cope Jay Robinson, Inc.   (Jay Robinson)Ford19716305running076
30364   Ryan Hemphill GEICO / Pet Brands   (Fred Biagi)Dodge19520500running073
312758   Brent Sherman Hickory Farms/Serta   (Doug Stringer)Dodge18512510too slow070
321321   Brandon Miller Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18214475crash067
332027   David Green Kleenex   (Clarence Brewer)Ford18118145crash064
34 218   J.J. Yeley Vigoro / The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet17117430running061
35417   Kim Crosby Boudreaux's   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet16412385too slow058
363723   Shawna Robinson Vassarette   (Keith Coleman)Chevrolet16014335running055
374072   Geoffrey Bodine Gunbroker.com   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet15014300transmission052
383012   Tim Fedewa Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Dodge13916760crash049
39 732   Shane Hmiel Win Fuel   (Todd Braun)Chevrolet13714180running1051
404249   Steve Grissom Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford11416665engine043
413259   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's Beans   (Tad Geschickter)Ford9016625overheating040
422244   Justin Labonte U.S. Coast Guard   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet522080crash037
432530   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Smith & Wesson   (Chris Lencheski)Chevrolet214511crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Tim Fedewa12transmission change
David Stremme14transmission change
Tony Stewart33unapproved impound adjustment
Reed Sorenson40driver/transmission change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44John Hayden1631-W InsulationWayne DayChevrolet
45Aaron Fike43Jo Dee MessinaMike CurbDodge
46Stan Boyd52Means RacingJimmy MeansFord
47Damon Lusk85House HunterDaniel KinneyChevrolet
48Blake Mallory24Boudreaux's Butt PasteGregg MixonChevrolet
49Reed Sorenson41Discount TireChip GanassiDodge
DCSterling Marlin40Discount TireArmando FitzDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
287   #30,44 accident backstretch 
91810  
19224   #21,64 accident frontstretch 
23297  
30334   #58 accident turn 2 
346734  
68714   #32 accident turn 4 
7211140  
1121154   #21 accident backstretch 
11614025  
1411466   #12 accident turn 4 
14717630  
1771804   #6 spun turn 2 
1811822  
1831886   #27 accident frontstretch 
18920315  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.2%             Average green flag run: 18.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Carl Edwards12929
  Shane Hmiel303910
  Jimmie Johnson40467
  Greg Biffle476014
  Jimmie Johnson61677
  Tony Stewart68681
  Jimmie Johnson697810
  Tony Stewart79868
  Jimmie Johnson8711125
  Tony Stewart1121121
  Jimmie Johnson1131197
  Tony Stewart1201201
  Carl Edwards1211266
  Jimmie Johnson12714014
  Tony Stewart14115313
  Jimmie Johnson1541585
  Clint Bowyer1591613
  Jimmie Johnson16217615
  Clint Bowyer17719014
  Kasey Kahne1911911
  Carl Edwards19220312

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Carl Edwards 795    
2   Kevin Harvick 690   -105  
3   Clint Bowyer 676   -119  
4   Reed Sorenson 670   -125  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 668   -127  
6   Ashton Lewis 615   -180  
7   David Stremme 576   -219  
8   Kenny Wallace 539   -256  
9   Denny Hamlin 533   -262  
10   Greg Biffle 505   -290  
11   Randy LaJoie 503   -292  
12   Shane Hmiel 482   -313  
13   Justin Labonte 464   -331  
13   Jon Wood 464   -331  
15   David Green 462   -333  
16   Tim Fedewa 458   -337  
17   Johnny Sauter 448   -347  
18   Tony Stewart 446   -349  
19   Jason Keller 440   -355  
20   Paul Menard 424   -371