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2005 Auto Club 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 2 of 36
Sunday, February 27, 2005 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:45
Average Speed: 139.697 mph
Pole Speed: 188.245 mph
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
Margin of Victory: .231 sec
Attendance: 90,000
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2005 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 516   Greg Biffle Post-it / National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford250288,650running46185
2 848   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250235,041running4175
32097   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford250208,075running11170
41542   Jamie McMurray Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge250143,225running0160
51999   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford250125,600running33160
63129   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250148,811running23155
7186   Mark Martin Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford250116,825running4151
84138   Elliott Sadler Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford250141,316running0142
9 912   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge250138,616running0138
10232   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge250127,383running0134
11 788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford250130,458running0130
12100   Mike Bliss NetZero / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet25094,500running0127
131418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250127,225running0124
143849   Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge25090,575running0121
151340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge250120,383running0118
162722   Scott Wimmer Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge250115,233running0115
172920   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250133,111running0112
183645   Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge250103,933running2114
193231   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250113,420running0106
202632   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide / Give Kids The World   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet250102,583running0103
21 225   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet25093,675running1105
221641   Casey Mears Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge249104,633running097
23 15   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet249110,225running299
243577   Travis Kvapil Kodak / Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Dodge24991,550running091
25334   Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet24983,350running088
26 617   Matt Kenseth USG Sheetrock / DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford249127,286running5790
273743   Jeff Green General Mills Whole Grain   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge249110,186running187
28 319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge248104,495running184
292414   John Andretti VB/APlus at Sunoco   (Greg Pollex)Ford24877,950running076
302824   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet246126,936engine073
314337   Kevin Lepage Carter's Royal Dispos-All   (John Carter)Dodge24177,525running070
32408   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet237124,728running067
331210   Scott Riggs Valvoline   (James Rocco)Chevrolet22995,597engine064
344207   Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet22484,900running061
35257   Robby Gordon Harrah's   (Jim Smith)Chevrolet22276,700engine058
361144   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet21676,550rear end055
373911   Jason Leffler FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet21576,325engine052
383015   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet203103,289engine049
39 401   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet180104,255engine6356
40179   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW / Mountain Dew   (Ray Evernham)Dodge167107,880crash043
412121   Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford145102,894engine040
423434   Randy LaJoie Mach One Inc.   (William Edwards)Chevrolet4775,575transmission242
432291   Bill Elliott Stanley Tools   (Ray Evernham)Dodge2375,788crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Tony Stewart20transmission change
Dave Blaney07backup car
John Andretti14impound violation
Randy LaJoie34impound violation
Kevin Lepage37impound violation
Elliott Sadler38impound violation
Jeff Green43impound violation

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Stanton Barrett92Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsChevrolet
45Hermie Sadler66Peak FitnessJeff StecFord
46Stan Boyd79Conely RacingJohn ConelyChevrolet
47Eric McClure73ARC Dehooker / joinrfa.comEd RaabeChevrolet
48Kirk Shelmerdine27Freddie B'sKirk ShelmerdineFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12525  
26305   #91 accident turn 1none
315929  
60667   debris backstretch#4
6710741  
1081147   debris turn 2#22
11514329  
1441507   #07 accident turn 4#97
15116010  
1611644   #9 accident turn 2#12
16520339  
2042096   oil on track#25
2102178  
2182214   oil on track#12
22225029  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.0%             Average green flag run: 26.2 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kyle Busch111
  Brian Vickers221
  Kyle Busch331
  Greg Biffle42623
  Kyle Petty27282
  Randy LaJoie29302
  Matt Kenseth314515
  Carl Edwards466015
  Kurt Busch61611
  Jeremy Mayfield62621
  Jeff Green63631
  Matt Kenseth64663
  Carl Edwards67682
  Matt Kenseth6910739
  Mark Martin1081081
  Joe Nemechek10914335
  Mark Martin1441441
  Joe Nemechek14516016
  Mark Martin1611611
  Jimmie Johnson1621654
  Joe Nemechek16617712
  Carl Edwards17819316
  Kevin Harvick19420310
  Mark Martin2042041
  Kevin Harvick20521713
  Kurt Busch21822710
  Greg Biffle22825023

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kurt Busch 340    
2   Jimmie Johnson 335   -5  
3   Mark Martin 301   -39  
4   Carl Edwards 287   -53  
5   Greg Biffle 273   -67  
6   Elliott Sadler 272   -68  
7   Tony Stewart 268   -72  
8   Rusty Wallace 268   -72  
9   Sterling Marlin 260   -80  
10   Jeff Gordon 258   -82  
11   Dale Jarrett 248   -92  
12   Ryan Newman 246   -94  
13   Kevin Harvick 239   -101  
14   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 237   -103  
15   Mike Bliss 236   -104  
16   Kyle Petty 231   -109  
17   Jamie McMurray 227   -113  
18   Scott Riggs 224   -116  
19   Kevin Lepage 208   -132  
20   Brian Vickers 205   -135