2005 Aaron's 499 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.jpg
Held on May 1, 2005 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
194 L, 516.04 M, 830.514 KM - Extended by Green-White-Checkered

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont, Pepsi, Star Wars Episode III Chevy 194 139 running 190
2 11 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 194 2 running 175
3 38 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevy 194 2 running 170
4 22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers, UAW Dodge 194 0 running 160
5 13 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco, Havoline Dodge 194 0 running 155
6 3 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 194 9 running 155
7 10 97 Kurt Busch Irwin Industrial Tools, Sharpie Ford 194 1 running 151
8 42 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge 194 1 running 147
9 14 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 194 0 running 138
10 27 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 194 0 running 134
11 23 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 194 0 running 130
12 1 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevy 194 12 running 132
13 29 16 Greg Biffle National Guard, Charter Communications Ford 194 2 running 129
14 26 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge 193 0 running 121
15 36 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser Chevy 193 3 running 123
16 43 09 Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts Dodge 192 0 running 115
17 31 33 Kerry Earnhardt Bass Pro Shops Chevy 190 0 running 112
18 9 77 Travis Kvapil Kodak, Jasper Engines & Transmissions Dodge 188 0 crash 109
19 8 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Chevy 187 0 running 106
20 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 186 8 crash 108
21 32 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats Chevy 186 0 crash 100
22 20 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge 180 0 running 97
23 15 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevy 174 1 engine 99
24 19 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers, UAW, The Longest Yard Dodge 172 0 running 91
25 39 43 Jeff Green Cheerios, Betty Crocker Dodge 172 0 running 88
26 18 11 Jason Leffler FedEx Express Chevy 171 0 running 85
27 4 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevy 171 4 running 87
28 33 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil Chevy 171 1 running 84
29 30 66 Hermie Sadler Peak Fitness Ford 170 0 rear end 76
30 7 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Ford 170 0 running 73
31 24 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevy 169 1 running 75
32 21 99 Carl Edwards Scotts, Ortho Ford 166 0 running 67
33 16 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford 166 3 running 69
34 25 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 162 0 running 61
35 12 36 Boris Said Centrix Financial Chevy 146 0 crash 58
36 28 0 Mike Bliss NetZero, Best Buy Chevy 141 0 crash 55
37 37 25 Brian Vickers GMAC, ditech.com Chevy 139 0 crash 52
38 17 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge 139 0 crash 49
39 5 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 135 5 crash 51
40 40 32 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Tide Chevy 132 0 crash 43
41 35 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevy 132 0 crash 40
42 34 23 Mike Skinner Bad Boy Mowers Dodge 132 0 crash 37
43 41 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific, Brawny Dodge 106 0 running 34
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Robby Gordon, Kevin Lepage, Kenny Wallace, Stanton Barrett
Time of Race: 3h:30:46
Fast Qualifier: Kevin Harvick - 50.566 sec.
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Margin of Victory: 0.193 seconds
Average Speed: 146.904 mph
Cautions: 8 for 30 laps - 21-23 (#45 accident (frontstretch)); 39-41 (#43 accident (backstretch)); 103-107 (debris (frontstretch)); 117-120 (#45 stalled (frontstretch)); 134-137 (#0,01,2,4,5,6,07,9,09,10,11,12,17,18,21,22,23,25,32,33,36,40,41,43,48,99 accident (turn 1)); 167-170 (debris (pit entry)); 173-174 (#66 stalled (turn 1)); 188-192 (#1,8,16,29,48,77 accident (backstretch))
Lead Changes: 33 among 16 drivers - Jeff Gordon 1-20; Mike Wallace 21; Jeff Gordon 22-36; Tony Stewart 37-38; Greg Biffle 39; JeffGordon 40-68; Kevin Harvick 69-71; Jeff Gordon 72-73; Scott Riggs 74; Kevin Harvick 75-78; Ryan Nemwan 79-83; Jeff Gordon 84; Kevin Harvick 85-88; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 89-91; Jeff Gordon 92-102; Joe Nemechek 103; Ken Schrader 104; Scott Riggs 105-107; Kevin Harvick 108; Jeff Gordon 109; Elliott Sadler 110-116; Greg Biffle 117; Mark Martin 118-120; Jeff Gordon 121-123; Elliott Sadler 124-125; Jeff Gordon 126-133; Kurt Busch 134; Jimmie Johnson 135-142; Jeff Gordon 143-166; Bobby Labonte 167; Jeff Gordon 168-182; Michael Waltrip 183-184; Jeff Gordon 185-194