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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 (500.080 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: 155000
Lead changes: 33
Green flag passes: 13,871 (84.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Pepsi / Star Wars Episode III   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet194355116running139190
21120   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet194243616running2175
33815   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet194197294running2170
42219   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge194165925running0160
51342   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge194128840running0155
6 338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford194145896running9155
71097   Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford194153005running1151
84249   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge194101630running1147
91488   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford194132488running0138
102731   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet194124450running0134
112317   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford194136586running0130
12 129   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet194139706running12132
132916   Greg Biffle National Guard / Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford194105690running2129
142641   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge193116093running0121
15368   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet193133213running3123
164309   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge19293165running0115
173133   Kerry Earnhardt Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19082950running0112
18 977   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge18895510crash0109
19 807   Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18793820running0106
20 648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet186131301crash8108
21321   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18680120crash0100
22202   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge180114133running097
231518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet174117915engine199
24199   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW / The Longest Yard   (Ray Evernham)Dodge172113760running091
253943   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge172110316running088
261811   Jason Leffler FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet17177100running085
27 410   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet171104003running487
28334   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet17179095running184
293066   Hermie Sadler Peak Fitness   (Jeff Stec)Ford17078835rear end076
30 721   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford170106344running073
312401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet169100133running175
322199   Carl Edwards Scotts / Ortho   (Jack Roush)Ford16693325running067
33166   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford16694150running369
342540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge162102968running061
351236   Boris Said Centrix Financial   (Bob Sutton)Chevrolet14674930crash058
36280   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet14174800crash055
373725   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13982625crash052
381722   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge13993933crash049
39 512   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge135120041crash551
404032   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet13283372crash043
41355   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13281630crash040
423423   Mike Skinner Bad Boy Mowers   (Bill Davis)Dodge13273445crash037
434145   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge10673611running034
* Race extended to 194 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Bobby Labonte18transmission change
Carl Edwards99transmission change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Robby Gordon7Harrah'sRobby GordonChevrolet
45Kevin Lepage37Patron TequilaJohn CarterDodge
46Kenny Wallace00Aaron's Dream Machine 50th AnniversaryMichael WaltripChevrolet
47Stanton Barrett92First Trust PortfoliosBob JenkinsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12020  
21233   #45 accident frontstretchnone
243815  
39413   #43 accident backstretchnone
4210261  
1031075   debris frontstretch#16
1081169  
1171204   #45 stalled frontstretch#88
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 1none
13816629  
1671704   debris at pit entry#66
1711722  
1731742   #66 stalled turn 1none
17518713  
1881925   #1,8,16,29,48,77 accident backstretchnone
1931942  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.5%             Average green flag run: 18.2 laps

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

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