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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 31 of 36
Saturday, October 15, 2005 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps* on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:11:18
Average speed: 120.334 mph
Pole speed: 193.216 mph
Cautions: 15 for 84 laps
Margin of victory: .309 sec
Attendance: 165000
Lead changes: 35
Green flag passes: 1,905 (7.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Preview   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet336264991running13185
2 797   Kurt Busch Irwin Vise-Grip GrooveLocks   (Jack Roush)Ford336222625running2175
32116   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford336156050running4170
41201   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet336154308running11165
5 66   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford336128900running0155
6 941   Casey Mears Target / Breast Cancer Research Foundation   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge336138908running9155
7 212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge336145641running42151
83911   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet33692325running1147
93121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford336112214running4143
10 899   Carl Edwards Scotts   (Jack Roush)Ford336100275running0134
113719   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge336108870running1135
122525   Brian Vickers GMAC / ditech.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33686850running0127
132207   Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet33686150running0124
141931   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet336101520running0121
151645   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge33690233running0118
164309   Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge33668875running0115
174277   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge33681525running1117
18 518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet336107550running0109
194143   Jeff Green Petty Fan Fest   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge33699911running1111
201422   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge33690783running1108
211766   Kevin Lepage Peak Fitness   (Jeff Stec)Ford33671675running0100
222600   David Reutimann State Fair Corn Dogs   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet33666600running097
23339   Kasey Kahne Mopar / Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge336105025running3599
24272   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite / Rusty Wallace 500   (Roger Penske)Dodge336100188running091
25 420   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet328139561running6193
261817   Matt Kenseth Carhartt   (Jack Roush)Ford326113561running085
27 138   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford326157001running11292
283529   Kevin Harvick Snap-On Tools / GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet291112136running079
293215   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet27895214crash3181
302088   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford278102433crash073
312942   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge27875075crash070
32237   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet27864375engine067
331510   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet26782747crash064
344049   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge25564125engine061
35110   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet25263975crash058
363439   David Stremme Commit Nicotene Lozenges   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24463790crash055
373851   Stuart Kirby Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet21363670handling052
381024   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet151112596crash049
39135   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15071450crash751
403040   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge12491248crash043
412432   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet9463215crash040
42288   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet61110508crash037
43364   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet4063318timing chain034
* Race extended to 336 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Mike Wallace4engine change
Jeremy Mayfield19transmission change
Jimmie Johnson48engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Boris Said36Centrix FinancialBob SuttonChevrolet
45Carl Long80Royal AdministrationRaynard McGlynnChevrolet
46Jimmy Spencer50Allied Steel StructuresDon ArnoldDodge
47Mike Garvey37BoSPOKER.netJohn CarterDodge
48P.J. Jones92Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsChevrolet
49Stanton Barrett95Stanton Barrett RacingStanton BarrettChevrolet
WDHermie Sadler34Mach One Inc.William EdwardsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
474   debrisnone
83124  
32354   competition#12
366227  
63675   #8 accident turn 1#66
689528  
961005   #32 accident turn 4#51
10112525  
1261305   #40 accident turn 2#51
13115121  
1521554   #5 accident turn 1#66
15617318  
1741796   #29 accident turn 4#66
18020021  
2012066   competition#66
20721610  
2172215   #20 accident turn 4#09
22224423  
2452517   #39 accident turn 4#01
2522532  
2542596   #38,0 accident turn 3#01
26026910  
2702756   #10 accident turn 4#2
2762783  
2792868   #7,15,42,88 accident turn 4#2
28730620  
3073126   debris#2
31333018  
3313344   #2 accident backstretchnone
3353362  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.1%             Average green flag run: 15.9 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman12121
  Elliott Sadler22298
  Tony Stewart30323
  Denny Hamlin33331
  Elliott Sadler345926
  Tony Stewart60645
  Elliott Sadler659127
  Greg Biffle92921
  Elliott Sadler93964
  Jeremy Mayfield97971
  Greg Biffle981003
  Elliott Sadler10112727
  Scott Wimmer1281281
  Elliott Sadler12914315
  Kyle Busch1441507
  Elliott Sadler1511522
  Casey Mears1531608
  Tony Stewart16117515
  Travis Kvapil1761761
  Tony Stewart17720226
  Jeff Green2032031
  Tony Stewart20421512
  Michael Waltrip2162216
  Elliott Sadler2222243
  Michael Waltrip22524521
  Ryan Newman24626621
  Michael Waltrip2672704
  Kasey Kahne27130535
  Kurt Busch3063072
  Casey Mears3083081
  Ricky Rudd3093124
  Joe Nemechek3133186
  Jimmie Johnson3193191
  Joe Nemechek3203245
  Jimmie Johnson32533612

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 5777    
1   Jimmie Johnson 5777   0  
3   Greg Biffle 5766   -11  
4   Ryan Newman 5760   -17  
5   Mark Martin 5726   -51  
6   Carl Edwards 5723   -54  
7   Rusty Wallace 5685   -92  
8   Jeremy Mayfield 5662   -115  
9   Matt Kenseth 5653   -124  
10   Kurt Busch 5635   -142  
11   Elliott Sadler 3507   -2270  
12   Kevin Harvick 3496   -2281  
13   Joe Nemechek 3490   -2287  
14   Jamie McMurray 3486   -2291  
15   Brian Vickers 3444   -2333  
16   Dale Jarrett 3392   -2385  
17   Jeff Gordon 3385   -2392  
18   Jeff Burton 3227   -2550  
19   Kyle Busch 3215   -2562  
20   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3210   -2567  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 4443    
2   Greg Biffle 4252   -191  
3   Jimmie Johnson 4142   -301  
4   Rusty Wallace 4057   -386  
5   Mark Martin 3974   -469  
6   Kurt Busch 3909   -534  
7   Jeremy Mayfield 3870   -573  
8   Carl Edwards 3822   -621  
9   Ryan Newman 3810   -633  
10   Matt Kenseth 3752   -691  
11   Elliott Sadler 3507   -936  
12   Kevin Harvick 3496   -947  
13   Joe Nemechek 3490   -953  
14   Jamie McMurray 3486   -957  
15   Brian Vickers 3444   -999  
16   Dale Jarrett 3392   -1051  
17   Jeff Gordon 3385   -1058  
18   Jeff Burton 3227   -1216  
19   Kyle Busch 3215   -1228  
20   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3210   -1233