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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:20
Average speed: 77.496 mph
Pole speed: 127.733 mph
Cautions: 14 for 115 laps
Margin of victory: 4.652 sec
Attendance: 160000
Lead changes: 14
Green flag passes: 831 (2.2 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500189001running109185
2 138   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford500164261running35175
31120   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500151986running0165
4198   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500144033running0160
52188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford500128828running0155
61448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500132986running1155
7 577   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge50096595running0146
83745   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge500102903running0142
91016   Greg Biffle Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford500110640running91143
102810   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet500117448running0134
111540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge499115978running0130
121225   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49893340running0127
13 32   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge498126298running157134
14 99   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge498117615running0121
15 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet498130576running28123
162517   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford497128401running50120
17 819   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge497110260running0112
181644   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49679765running10114
192715   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet496110669running19111
20 207   Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49593750running0103
212950   Jimmy Spencer U.S. Micro Corporation   (Don Arnold)Dodge49279290running0100
223818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet468117315running097
233049   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge46779920running094
241742   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline / Autism Society   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge45690290running091
252021   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford452109634running088
264299   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford44796490running085
273222   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge437103813running082
28395   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet42889400running079
29 643   Jeff Green Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge427107021running076
30 712   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge418122726running073
31346   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford40695440running070
323566   Hermie Sadler East Tennessee Trailers   (Jeff Stec)Ford39576895running067
334001   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet393100558running064
34224   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil / Food City   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet37976785crash061
352697   Kurt Busch Sharpie Retractable   (Jack Roush)Ford360129165crash058
362431   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet358106020crash055
37410   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet35179635running052
383611   Jason Leffler FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet34276585running049
391832   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet33086077crash046
403308   Shane Hmiel Win Fuel   (Todd Braun)Chevrolet30576465overheating043
412392   Stanton Barrett USmilitary.com   (Bob Jenkins)Chevrolet8376415oil pressure040
424300   Carl Long Buyer's Choice / Howes Lubricator   (Raynard McGlynn)Chevrolet3776365overheating00
433141   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge2086293crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kevin Harvick29unapproved impound work
Carl Edwards99backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Johnny Sauter09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchDodge
45Kevin Lepage37Carter's Royal Dispos-allJohn CarterDodge
46Robby Gordon7Fruit of the LoomRobby GordonChevrolet
47Randy LaJoie34Mach One Inc.Chris EdwardsChevrolet
48Brad Teague27Freddie B'sKirk ShelmerdineFord
WDJohn Andretti14VB/A Plus at SunocoGreg PollexFord
WDMike Garvey75Jani-King / Rinaldi Air ConditioningRobert RinaldiDodge
WDJason Jarrett89Racing With Jesus / Red Line OilMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
397   #01,11,66,50,99 accident turn 2none
102112  
223514   #01,5,41 accident frontstretch#50
364914  
50534   #92 accident turn 2none
546815  
69746   #0,5 accident turn 1#66
7513561  
1361427   debris#10
1431508  
1511599   #12 accident turn 4#45
16018526  
1861927   debris#24
193299107  
30031314   #43 accident turn 1#88
31432310  
3243296   #17,21 accident turn 2#10
3303323  
33334210   #07,2,4,6,9,15,18,21,24,32,40,42,49,97 accident turn 3#77
34336119  
36237514   #31,97 accident turn 3#77
3763805  
3813855   #20 spun turn 3#45
38641328  
4144196   #4 spun turn 3#40
4204256  
4264316   debris#25
43250069  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.0%             Average green flag run: 25.7 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler13535
  Rusty Wallace367136
  Michael Waltrip729019
  Kevin Harvick9110010
  Rusty Wallace10114444
  Kevin Harvick14517632
  Rusty Wallace17718711
  Terry Labonte18819710
  Rusty Wallace18926375
  Matt Kenseth26431350
  Greg Biffle31436754
  Jimmie Johnson3683681
  Jeff Gordon36939628
  Greg Biffle39743337
  Kevin Harvick43450067

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 835    
2   Greg Biffle 741   -94  
3   Tony Stewart 679   -156  
4   Carl Edwards 678   -157  
5   Elliott Sadler 657   -178  
6   Kevin Harvick 654   -181  
7   Kurt Busch 635   -200  
8   Dale Jarrett 611   -224  
8   Rusty Wallace 611   -224  
10   Mark Martin 609   -226  
11   Ryan Newman 588   -247  
12   Jeff Gordon 587   -248  
13   Sterling Marlin 568   -267  
14   Scott Riggs 566   -269  
14   Jamie McMurray 566   -269  
16   Dave Blaney 561   -274  
17   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 525   -310  
18   Jeremy Mayfield 522   -313  
19   Kyle Petty 521   -314  
20   Brian Vickers 516   -319