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NASCAR Busch Series race number 4 of 35
Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:27:21
Average speed: 122.158 mph
Pole speed: 170.951 mph
Cautions: 8 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: 1.412 sec
Attendance: 110000
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Busch Series results   /   2005 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1259   Mark Martin Pennzoil Platinum / Pep Boys   (Jack Roush)Ford20091501running29185
21221   Kevin Harvick Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20061220running26175
32114   David Stremme Navy "Accelerate Your Life"   (Terry Bradshaw)Dodge20062983running6170
42887   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20035500running1165
51066   Greg Biffle Duraflame   (Clarence Brewer)Ford20031025running11160
6 741   Reed Sorenson Discount Tire   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge20035275running0150
7 160   Carl Edwards World Financial Group   (Jack Roush)Ford20032025running125156
84334   Randy LaJoie Dollar General   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20030175running0142
9 52   Clint Bowyer AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20039715running0138
101327   David Green Kleenex / Smith's   (Clarence Brewer)Ford20034255running0134
11 35   Kyle Busch Lowe's / Spectrum Spectracide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20031105running2135
121820   Denny Hamlin Rockwell Automation   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet20031350running0127
132744   Justin Labonte U.S. Coast Guard   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet20034838running0124
14 290   Elliott Sadler CitiFinancial   (Yates Racing)Ford20022790running0121
151912   Tim Fedewa Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Dodge19928810running0118
16208   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Chance2 Motorsports)Chevrolet19934559running0115
172247   Jon Wood Clorox / Wisk / Costco   (Tad Geschickter)Ford19924160running0112
18 918   J.J. Yeley Vigoro / The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet19927730running0109
193331   Dave Blaney Whelen Engineering   (Ted Marsh)Chevrolet19921915running0106
20 838   Kasey Kahne Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Dodge19922655running0103
213030   Scott Riggs Smith & Wesson   (Chris Lencheski)Chevrolet19921695running0100
222325   Ashton Lewis U.S. Marines   (Ed Rensi)Ford19932790running097
231422   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (Greg Pollex)Ford19927488running094
242964   Jeremy Mayfield Miller High Life Light   (Rusty Wallace)Dodge19921340running091
251740   Sterling Marlin Cottman Transmission   (Armando Fitz)Dodge19921205running088
263536   Stanton Barrett DCT Motorsports / Tucson   (John McGill)Chevrolet19823195running085
272443   Aaron Fike VisitMesquite.com   (Mike Curb)Dodge19720965running082
28261   Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation   (James Finch)Dodge19723325running079
29384   Ryan Hemphill GEICO / Pet Brands   (Fred Biagi)Dodge19728190running076
30156   Paul Wolfe Ragu   (Ray Evernham)Dodge19720830running073
313723   Shawna Robinson Vassarette / Riders   (Keith Coleman)Chevrolet19622670running070
323458   Brent Sherman Hickory Farms / Serta   (Doug Stringer)Dodge19620360running067
333233   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Kevin Harvick)Chevrolet19620250running064
344028   Derrike Cope AMD / FOX Sports en Espanol   (Jay Robinson)Ford19124670running061
353972   Eric Norris Gunbroker.com / P4OT.com   (Pat MacDonald)Chevrolet19022040running058
36 432   Shane Hmiel Win Fuel   (Todd Braun)Chevrolet14822000transmission055
371111   Paul Menard Menards / Moen   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet14422490crash052
381659   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Bush's Beans   (Tad Geschickter)Ford11324455crash049
39427   Kim Crosby Boudreaux's Butt Paste   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet7619895crash046
403110   Michel Jourdain, Jr. ppc Racing   (Greg Pollex)Ford5327360crash043
414149   Steve Grissom Advil Liqui-Gels   (Jay Robinson)Ford5024325engine040
42360   Kertus Davis RaceGirl   (Johnny Davis)Chevrolet4821765engine037
43 635   Jason Keller McDonald's   (Sam Rensi)Ford4124259engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Michael Waltrip99Domino's PizzaMichael WaltripChevrolet
45Ken Schrader67PanasonicMike SmithChevrolet
46Jerry Robertson78Furniture Row RacingBarney VisserChevrolet
47Eric Jones73Red Cactus SalsaDaniel GriffinChevrolet
48John Hayden1631-W InsulationWayne DayChevrolet
49Jeff Fuller24Big Boar CustomsGregg MixonChevrolet
50Shane Hall52Top of the WorldJimmy MeansFord
51Damon Lusk85House HunterDaniel KinneyChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
683   #10 accident turn 2 
94133  
42454   oil on track 
46527  
53553   oil on track 
568530  
86894   debris turn 3 
9010920  
1101134   #7 accident turn 2 
1141141  
1151217   #59,40,33,11,18,87,38 accident turn 3 
12217554  
1761783   debris backstretch 
1791879  
1881903   #60 spun turn 4 
19120010  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.5%             Average green flag run: 18.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Carl Edwards14545
  Kevin Harvick465712
  Carl Edwards587518
  Mark Martin768510
  Carl Edwards86861
  Kevin Harvick879913
  Mark Martin10010910
  Carl Edwards1101101
  Greg Biffle11112111
  Carl Edwards12216948
  Kevin Harvick1701701
  Joe Nemechek1711711
  Kyle Busch1721732
  Carl Edwards17418512
  David Stremme1861916
  Mark Martin1922009

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kevin Harvick 690    
2   Carl Edwards 610   -80  
3   Clint Bowyer 571   -119  
4   Reed Sorenson 564   -126  
5   Martin Truex, Jr. 538   -152  
6   Ashton Lewis 494   -196  
7   David Stremme 452   -238  
8   Shane Hmiel 431   -259  
9   Justin Labonte 427   -263  
10   Denny Hamlin 418   -272  
11   Joe Nemechek 413   -277  
12   Kenny Wallace 412   -278  
13   Tim Fedewa 409   -281  
14   David Green 398   -292  
15   Randy LaJoie 385   -305  
16   Jon Wood 376   -314  
17   Mark Martin 375   -315  
18   Greg Biffle 350   -340  
19   Johnny Sauter 345   -345  
20   J.J. Yeley 343   -347