2005 NASCAR Busch Series

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2005 NASCAR Busch Series season
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Martin Truex, Jr., the 2005 Busch Series champion

The 2005 season of the NASCAR Busch Series began with the Hershey's Take 5 300 at Daytona International Speedway and concluded with the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. of Chance 2 Motorsports was crowned champion for the second consecutive year.

The year saw at least two significant changes:

  • The top 30 teams in the previous season's owner points, provided that they attempted all races that season, were guaranteed starting spots in the first five races of 2005. However, only 26 teams met the criteria, so for those races additional spots were available for teams having to qualify on time. After the fifth race, the top 30 teams received the guaranteed starting spots.
  • The series ran on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez road course in Mexico City in March. It was the first Busch Series race conducted outside the United States.

2005 team charts[edit]

List of teams which competed throughout 2005.

Full-time entries[edit]

These entries completed nearly the entire schedule with relatively few changes

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief
Akins Motorsports Dodge Charger 38 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Brad Akins Jon Wolfe
58 Brent Sherman (R) Serta/Hickory Farms Doug Stringer Tony Lambert
Biagi Brothers Racing Dodge Charger 4 Ryan Hemphill (R) GEICO/Pet Brands Fred Biagi Mark Tutor
Braun Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 32 Shane Hmiel Win Fuel/TrimSpa Todd Braun Todd Lohse
Brewco Motorsports Ford Taurus 27 David Green Kleenex Tammy Brewer Stewart Cooper
66 Greg Biffle Duraflame Clarence Brewer Newt Moore
Chance 2 Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 8 Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Teresa Earnhardt Kevin Manion
Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge Charger 41 Reed Sorenson (R) Discount Tire Company Chip Ganassi Brian Pattie
Curb Agajanian Motorsports Dodge Charger 43 Aaron Fike Channellock Mike Curb Joe Shear, Jr.
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 Paul Menard Menards Teresa Earnhardt Dan Stillman
Davis Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 0 Kertus Davis (R) RaceGirl Johnny Davis Ronnie Griffin
Day Enterprise Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 16 John Hayden 31-W Insulation Wayne Day Tom Perkins
DCT Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 36 Stanton Barrett Frist Time Portfolios John McGill Ricky Pearson
Evernham Motorsports Dodge Charger 6 Paul Wolfe (R) Unilever Ray Evernham Elton Sawyer
FitzBradshaw Racing Dodge Charger 12 Tim Fedewa Supercuts Mimi Fitz Steve Plattenberger
14 David Stremme United States Navy Terry Bradshaw Randy Cox
Frank Cicci Racing with Jim Kelly Chevrolet Monte Carlo 34 Randy LaJoie Dollar General Frank Cicci John Bland
GIC-Mixon Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 24 Kim Crosby (R) Boudreaux's Butt Paste Gregg Mixon Greg Guarry
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 Kyle Busch Lowe's Rick Hendrick Jim Long
Jay Robinson Racing Ford Taurus 28 Derrike Cope AMD Jay Robinson Terry Allen
49 Steve Grissom Advil Liqui-Gels Phil Dixon
Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18 J. J. Yeley Vigoro/The Home Depot Joe Gibbs Jason Ratcliff
20 Denny Hamlin (R) Rockwell Automation Cully Barraclough
Keith Coleman Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 23 Shawna Robinson Vassarette Keith Coleman Mike Byrd
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet Monte Carlo 33 Tony Stewart Mr. Clean/Outdoor Channel Delana Harvick Butch Hylton
Labonte Motorsports/Haas CNC Chevrolet Monte Carlo 44 Justin Labonte United States Coast Guard Terry Labonte Bryant Frazier
MacDonald Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 72 Geoffrey Bodine Gunbroker.com Pat MacDonald Jim Daly
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 Jeff Fuller Big Boar Customs Andrea Nemechek Johnny Vermillion
87 Joe Nemechek Cellular One Gary Putnam
Phoenix Racing Dodge Charger 1 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation James Finch Marc Reno
ppc Racing Ford Taurus 10 Michel Jourdain, Jr. (R) Telcel Greg Pollex Todd Gordon
22 Kenny Wallace Stacker 2 Wes Ward
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Clint Bowyer ACDelco Richard Childress Gil Martin
21 Kevin Harvick Reese's Ricky Viers
Robert Yates Racing Ford Taurus 90 Elliott Sadler CitiFinancial Robert Yates Rick Ren
Roush Racing Ford Taurus 60 Carl Edwards (R) Charter Communications Jack Roush Brad Parrott
Rusty Wallace, Inc. Dodge Charger 64 Jamie McMurray Top-Flite Rusty Wallace Blake Bainbridge
ST Motorsports Ford Taurus 47 Jon Wood (R) Clorox/Wisk Jodi Geschickter Jay Guy
59 Stacy Compton Kingsford Tad Geschickter Chris Rice
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford Taurus 25 Ashton Lewis United States Marine Corps Ed Rensi Charlie Lewis
35 Jason Keller McDonald's Sam Rensi Pat Smith

Part-time entries[edit]

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Owner Crew Chief
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 Justin Ashburn/John Hayden 31-W Insulation Wayne Day Tommy Perkins
FitzBradshaw Racing Dodge Intrepid 40 Carlos Contreras/Scott Lagasse, Jr. Roshfrans Oil/Cottman Transmission Armando Fitz Eddie Buffington
Keith Coleman Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 24 Kim Crosby (R) Boudreaux's Butt Paste Keith Coleman Gene Allnut
Curb Agajanian Performance Group Dodge Charger 43 A.J. Fike (R) Channellock Tools/Cowboy Crush/Curb Records 1, 9, 15, 17, 21-23, 32
Tracy Hines 2
Jose Luis Ramirez Del Valle Nectars 3
Aaron Fike Channellock Tools/Kimberley Clark/Curb Records 4-5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18-20, 25, 27-31, 33-35
Jeff Green Channellock Tools/Curb Records 6-7, 26
Kevin Conway 11
Todd Bodine 13
Ron Fellows Bully Hill Vineyards 24
JTG Racing Ford Taurus 46 Robert Pressley Edy's Ice Cream/Comfortmaker AC/Heil Heating 11, 13, 23, 26, 28, 33
Bobby East Armor All 32
Matt Kobyluck Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 50 Matt Kobyluck Mohegan Sun Casino 24
Means Racing Ford Taurus 52 Shane Hall 1-2, 4
Scott Gaylord 3
Stan Boyd 5
Eric McClure 6, 8-9, 11-13, 15, 17, 19-22, 25, 27
Brad Teague Faster[disambiguation needed]/U.S. Cellular 7, 16, 26
Donnie Neuenberger University of Maryland/Plan B Technologies/BG Products 10, 14, 18, 29
D.J. Hoelzle U.S. Cellular 23
Scott Turner 24
Tennessee Mountain Boys Chevrolet Monte Carlo 53 Brad Teague Bolts & Screws/Jarvis Construction 15, 23
Oostlander Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 54 Mike Harmon Global Pigeon Supply 6
Golembeski Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 54 David Gilliland racecarceilingfans.com/Luke's 9
Robby Gordon Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 55 Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom 1, 24, 31
83 Red Bull 3
Mac Hill Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 56 Tim Sauter Lester Buildings 1, 6-7, 10, 12, 15-17, 19, 21-23, 25-26, 28-30, 32, 35
Glynn Racing Dodge Charger 58 Regan Smith Samson Stone/Who's Your Daddy? 14-34
Clay Rogers 35
92 Tracy Hines Ultra Comp Trailers 33
Clay Rogers Lariat Construction 34
Great Lakes Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix 61 Mike Wallace Francis Engineering 1
Collins Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 61 Brandon Miller 34
SWAT Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 62 Larry Hollenbeck SWAT Fitness Club 1
Jeff Spraker Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 63 Jeff Spraker Assembly Products 24
Rusty Wallace, Inc. Dodge Charger 64 Jeremy Mayfield Miller High Life Light 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 18-19, 25, 27
Jamie McMurray Top-Flite Golf 2, 5-6, 8-9, 11-12, 14, 20, 24, 26, 28, 31, 34
Rusty Wallace Miller High Life Light/Top-Flite Golf 3, 16, 22, 29-30, 33
Bill Elliott \15, 17, 21
Mike Wallace 23, 35
Steve Wallace 32
Silva Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 65 Stan Silva, Jr. A & S Metals/Stan Silva Trucking 3, 24
Smith Brothers Motorsports Dodge Charger 67 C.W. Smith Panasonic 1, 18
Ken Schrader 4
Bryan Reffner 17, 22, 29
Johnny Benson 25, 31, 33, 35
Troy Williams Racing Dodge Charger 67 Jimmy Morales Telmex 3
Kittleson Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 68 Travis Kittleson Bob Steele Chevrolet 15, 32, 35
Szelagowski Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 70 Jeff Kendall Assembly Products 1
ML Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 70 Chad Blount ForeTravel Motorcoach/Biomet 30, 33
RB1 Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 71 Ron Young Levitt & Sons 22, 26, 32
MacDonald Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 71 Kevin Lepage Gunbrocker.com 10
Dale Quarterley 29
Derrike Cope Denver Mattress Company 30
72 Donnie Neuenberger Gunbrocker.com/P4OT.com 1
Eric Norris 2, 4
Ruben Garcia Novoa Roshfrans Oil 3
Geoffrey Bodine Gunbroker.com/Orbitz
Vector Security/Denver Mattress Company
5-12, 14-15
Kevin Lepage 13, 18, 25-27, 29-31, 33-35
Wade Day 16-17, 19
Dale Quarterley 20-22
Randy MacDonald 23
Paul Bonacorsi 24
Jason York 28
Travis Geisler 32
Red Cactus Salsa Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 73 Eric Jones Red Cactus Salsa 2-4
Stuart Kirby 6
Kerry Earnhardt 19, 24
Jennifer Jo Cobb 21
Jimmy Spencer 22
Jorge Goeters 30, 33
Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 75 Jay Sauter Food Country USA/Lays/Pizza Plus 7, 26
Team Johnson Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 76 Jerick Johnson American Legion 29
Robert Torriere Racing Dodge Intrepid 77 Travis Kvapil Kodak 24
Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 78 Jerry Robertson (R) Furniture Row 4, 6, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19, 21, 25, 27-28, 30, 33, 35
Murtco Chevrolet Monte Carlo 79 Keith Murt Murtco 1
Horn Auto Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 80 Chris Horn seafoamsales.com 16, 19, 30
Woodland Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 80 Brian Tyler Eagle Castle Winery 23, 32
Borneman Racing Ford Taurus
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
83 John Borneman III Borneman Plastering/Red Line Oil 15-16
Premier Motorsport Chevrolet Monte Carlo 85 Damon Lusk House Hunter 4-6, 16
John Hayden 7, 21-22, 26
Appling Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 86 Marc Mitchell Auburn University 15, 22, 32, 35
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 87 Joe Nemechek Cellular One 1-2, 4, 7-10, 13-14, 18-19, 24-25, 27, 30, 33, 35
Ron Fellows 3
Reary Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 88 Brian Sockwell rearyracing.com 6, 13, 28, 32
JR Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 88 Mark McFarland United States Navy 35
Robert Yates Racing Ford Taurus 90 Dale Jarrett Citi Financial 2, 7, 11, 14, 24
Elliott Sadler 3-5, 8-9, 12-13, 19-20, 25, 27-28, 30-31, 33, 35
Stephen Leicht Authorized Action Dealer Network 32, 34
08 Elliott Sadler UPS/M&M’s/Citi Financial 24
Robinson Racing Dodge Charger 91 Wayne Edwards Speedzone Energy Drink 16
92 Charlie Bradberry Speedzone Energy Drink 32, 34
Todd Shafer Racing Ford Taurus 91 Todd Shafer Ecowater Systems/No-Burn 17, 23
Brad Teague 32
Tame Racing Ford Taurus 92 Alfredo Tame, Jr. IXELL/VOXIP 3
Wayne Beahr Racing Ford Taurus 94 Eddie Beahr Duragloss/Fidelity Printing
Strange's Florist/William & Mary
15, 28
Sadler Brothers Racing Dodge Charger 95 Bobby Hamilton Sadler Brothers Trucking 1, 5-6, 11, 15
Chad Chaffin 10
Eric Jones 16
Todd Souza Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 97 Todd Souza Central Coast Cabinates 3, 24
Michael Waltrip Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 98 Jimmy Spencer Bryan Foods 5
Kerry Earnhardt 10
David Reutimann Aaron’s 35
99 Michael Waltrip Aaron's/State Fair Corn Dogs
Best Western/Domino's Pizza
1-2, 4-5, 7-10, 12-13, 16, 19, 22, 24-31, 33, 35
Kerry Earnhardt 18, 32
Garry Keller Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 03 Kevin Conway (R) Supra Wakeboard Boats/Totally Against Graffiti 1-2
Kenny Hendrick 16
Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 04 Eric McClure Lucas Oil/Food City/77sports.com 7, 26, 32, 34
TC Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 05 David Odell Paragon General Contractor/Flagship 32

Changes[edit]

Buschwhackers[edit]

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Owner Crew Chief
Akins Motorsports Dodge Intrepid 38 Casey Mears/Mike Wallace Great Clips Brad Akins Gere Kennon
Chance 2 Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 81 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Oreo/Ritz/Menards Teresa Earnhardt Tony Gibson
Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge Charger 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco/Havoline/Bell Helicopter Floyd Ganassi
Evernham Motorsports Dodge Charger 6 Mike Wallace/Bill Elliott
Kasey Kahne/Jeremy Mayfield
Unilever Ray Evernham Trip Bruce
79 Kasey Kahne/Jeremy Mayfield True Joist/Auto Value Never announced
FitzBradshaw Racing Dodge Intrepid 12 Sterling Marlin Jani-King/Cottman/Family Dollar Armando Fitz Scott Eggleston
40 Eddie Buffington
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 Kyle Busch Lowe's/Hitachi/Shop-Vac Rick Hendrick Jim Long
Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Shop-Vac
Brian Vickers Lowe's/Briggs & Stratton
Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19 Bobby Labonte/Tony Stewart Banquet Foods/DLP HDTV Joe Gibbs Doug Hewitt
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet Monte Carlo 33 Tony Stewart/Tony Raines Mr. Clean/Old Spice DeLana Harvick Butch Hylton
83 Tony Stewart/Tony Raines Old Spice/Cub Cadet Lance Dieters
Marsh Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 31 Dave Blaney Whelen Engineering Linda Marsh Phillipe Lopez
Penske Racing Dodge Charger 39 Ryan Newman Alltel Don Miller Roy McCauley
Phoenix Racing Dodge Charger 09 Mike Wallace/Jamie McMurray Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts James Finch Marc Reno
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Richard Childress Gil Martin
Jeff Burton Mayflower Transit
Roush Racing Ford Taurus 9 Mark Martin/Matt Kenseth Pennzoil Jack Roush Pat Tryson
17 Matt Kenseth Waste Management, Inc Chad Norris
SKI Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 30 Scott Riggs/Mike Bliss Smith & Wesson Christopher Lencheski Bob Schacht

Road course entries[edit]

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Rounds
Biagi Brothers Racing Dodge Charger 4 Scott Pruett GEICO Fred Biagi Greg Tester
Brewco Motorsports Ford Taurus 66 Jorge Goeters Scotiabank Inverlat/Canel's Clarence Brewer Newt Moore
Davis Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 0 Rafael Martínez n/a Johnny Davis Bobby Good
Joe Fox RaceGirl/Family Dollar Ronnie Griffin
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 Mark Montgomery 31-W Insulation Wayne Day Tommy Perkins
GIC-Mixon Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 Chris Cook TradePortal Andrea Nemechek Johnny Vermillion
Jay Robinson Racing Dodge Intrepid 28 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Jay Robinson Terry Allen
Ford Taurus 49 Mara Reyes Advil/Telmex/Sun Micro/AMD Phil Dixon
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet Monte Carlo 33 Ron Hornaday Outdoor Channel/Yard-Man DeLana Harvick Butch Hylton
Phoenix Racing Dodge Charger 1 Boris Said Yellow Transportation James Finch Marc Reno
09 Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts

Very limited entries[edit]

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Owner Crew Chief
Akins Motorsports Dodge Intrepid 38 A.J. Foyt IV Great Clips Brad Akins Gere Kennon
Braun Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 32 Chad Blount/Jorge Goeters WinFuel/Scotiabank Inverlat/Canel's Todd Braun Todd Lohse
Chance 2 Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 81 Ryan Moore Oreo/Ritz/Kraft Foods Teresa Earnhardt Tony Gibson
Davis Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 0 Eric McClure Lucas Oil Johnny Davis Ronnie Griffin
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 Chad Chaffin 31-W Insulation Wayne Day Tommy Perkins
DCT Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 36 Tim Sauter Lester Building Systems John McGill Ricky Pearson
Evernham Motorsports Dodge Charger 6 Tracy Hines/Erin Crocker Unilever Ray Evernham Trip Bruce
FitzBradshaw Racing Dodge Intrepid 12 Paul Wolfe (R)/Carlos Contreras
Steadman Marlin/Kertus Davis (R)
Supercuts/Hot Tamales Armando Fitz Scott Eggleston
40 Johnny Benson/Paul Wolfe (R)
Stanton Barrett/Erin Crocker
Roshfrans Oil/Cottman Transmission
Supercuts/Cheerios/St. Jude's
Eddie Buffington
Frank Cicci Racing with Jim Kelly Chevrolet Monte Carlo 84 Randy LaJoie Dexter's Laboratory Frank Cicci Never Announced
GIC-Mixon Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 Mark Green/Scott Gaylord
Greg Sacks
Boudreaux's Butt Paste Andrea Nemechek Greg Guarry
24 Blake Mallory/Mike Harmon
Brad Teague
Boudreaux's Butt Paste/FUBU
Eagle Jet International
Johnny Vermillion
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 Kyle Krisiloff Lowe's/Hitachi Rick Hendrick Jim Long
57 Boston Reid (R) Gordon Gibbs
Jay Robinson Racing Ford Taurus 28 Jimmy Kitchens/Tyler Walker (R)
Jamie Mosley
AMD/Radio Shack/Deka Batteries
Infinity Business Group
Jay Robinson Terry Allen
94 Derrike Cope HoodiaChoice.com/Mighty EZY Never Announced
Keith Coleman Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 26 Mark Green LoveFifi.com Keith Coleman Never announced
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet Monte Carlo 33 Burney Lamar Outdoor Channel/Yard-Man DeLana Harvick Butch Hylton
83 Burney Lamar/Wally Dallenbach, Jr. HPS/Groeniger/Mr. Clean Lance Dieters
Phoenix Racing Dodge Charger 09 Eric McClure Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts James Finch Marc Reno
ppc Racing Ford Taurus 10 John Andretti St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Greg Pollex Tim Shutt
15 Brent Sherman (R)/Michel Jourdain, Jr. (R) Consort/Hickory Farms/Centrix Financial Keith Barnwell Rick Gay
SKI Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Smith & Wesson Christopher Lencheski Bob Schacht
TommyRaz Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 91 Wayne Edwards/Charlie Bradberry Speed Zone Energy Drink Tommy Ramirez Never announced

Changes[edit]

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Rounds
Braun Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 32 Ron Hornaday, Jr./Jason Leffler WinFuel Todd Braun Todd Lohse
Day Enterprise Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 David Ragan 31-W Insulation Wayne Day Tommy Perkins
DCT Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 36 T. J. Bell Heathcliff's Cat Litter John McGill Ricky Pearson
Evernham Motorsports Dodge Intrepid 6 Casey Atwood Unilever Ray Evernham Trip Bruce
FitzBradshaw Racing Dodge Intrepid 12 Joel Kauffman Supercuts Armando Fitz Scott Egglestfon
Frank Cicci Racing with Jim Kelly Chevrolet Monte Carlo 34 Todd Bodine Dollar General Frank Cicci Dan Gibbs
Jay Robinson Racing Ford Taurus 28 Shane Hall Mighty EZY Jay Robinson Terry Allen
Keith Coleman Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 23 Mark Green/Chris Wimmer Vassarette/BMAR/Support Our Troops Keith Coleman Jeff Britt
ppc Racing Ford Taurus 10 Brent Sherman (R) Consort Hair Care for Men/Hickory Farms/Serta Greg Pollex Tim Shutt

Hershey's TAKE 5 300[edit]

The Hershey's TAKE 5 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway. Joe Nemechek was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 33-Tony Stewart
  2. 21-Kevin Harvick
  3. 81-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  5. 38-Kasey Kahne
  6. 55-Robby Gordon
  7. 99-Michael Waltrip
  8. 66-Greg Biffle
  9. 41-Reed Sorenson
  10. 60-Carl Edwards

Failed to qualify: Skip Smith (#67), Brent Sherman (#58), Larry Hollenbeck (#62), Tim Sauter (#56), Mark Green (#26), Kevin Conway (#03), Justin Ashburn (#16), Keith Murt (#79), Matt Kenseth (#17), Jeff Kendall (#70), Shane Hall (#52), Kim Crosby (#24)

With his victory in the race, Tony Stewart became the ninth driver in NASCAR history to win a race in all three of its top series, needing only a Busch Series victory to complete this milestone. He would also be the first of seven drivers to accomplish the feat in 2005 alone and the only one to do it having needed a Busch Series victory.

Stater Brothers 300[edit]

The Stater Brothers 300 was held February 26 at California Speedway. Tony Stewart was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Mark Martin
  2. 21-Kevin Harvick
  3. 32-Shane Hmiel
  4. 2-Clint Bowyer
  5. 41-Reed Sorenson
  6. 60-Carl Edwards
  7. 64-Jamie McMurray
  8. 14-David Stremme
  9. 17-Matt Kenseth
  10. 90-Dale Jarrett

Failed to qualify: Eric Jones (#73), Kevin Conway (#03), Shane Hall (#52), John Hayden (#16), Kim Crosby (#24)

Telcel Motorola 200[edit]

The Telcel Motorola 200 presented by Banamex was held March 6 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.This race was the first NASCAR race held in Mexico. Mexican Jorge Goeters won the pole in his debut.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  2. 21-Kevin Harvick
  3. 60-Carl Edwards
  4. 32-Shane Hmiel
  5. 1-Boris Said
  6. 64-Rusty Wallace
  7. 2-Clint Bowyer
  8. 22-Kenny Wallace
  9. 25-Ashton Lewis
  10. 5-Adrian Fernandez

Failed to qualify: Paul Wolfe (#6), Jimmy Morales (#67), Todd Souza (#97), Kim Crosby (#24), Mark Montgomery (#16), Alfredo Tame, Jr. (#92), Stan Silva, Jr. (#65)

Sam's Town 300[edit]

The Sam's Town 300 was held March 12 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Mark Martin
  2. 21-Kevin Harvick
  3. 14-David Stremme
  4. 87-Joe Nemechek
  5. 66-Greg Biffle
  6. 41-Reed Sorenson
  7. 60-Carl Edwards
  8. 34-Randy LaJoie
  9. 2-Clint Bowyer
  10. 27-David Green

Failed to qualify: Michael Waltrip (#99), Ken Schrader (#67), Jerry Robertson (#78), Eric Jones (#73), John Hayden (#16), Jeff Fuller (#24), Shane Hall (#52), Damon Lusk (#85)

Aaron's 312 (Atlanta)[edit]

The Aaron's 312 was held March 19 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Carl Edwards
  2. 33-Tony Stewart
  3. 48-Jimmie Johnson
  4. 17-Matt Kenseth
  5. 38-Kasey Kahne
  6. 66-Greg Biffle
  7. 99-Michael Waltrip
  8. 90-Elliott Sadler
  9. 64-Jamie McMurray
  10. 10-Michel Jourdain Jr.

Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#16), Aaron Fike (#43), Stan Boyd (#52), Damon Lusk (#85), Blake Mallory (#24), Reed Sorenson (#41)*

  • Reed Sorenson drove the #40 car normally driven by Sterling Marlin in the race,after failing to qualify.

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Pepsi 300[edit]

The Pepsi 300 was held March 26 at Nashville Superspeedway. Reed Sorenson was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 41-Reed Sorenson
  2. 22-Kenny Wallace
  3. 32-Shane Hmiel
  4. 60-Carl Edwards
  5. 2-Clint Bowyer
  6. 95-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 33-Tony Raines
  8. 35-Jason Keller
  9. 20-Denny Hamlin
  10. 59-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: John Hayden (#16), Damon Lusk (#85), Shawna Robinson (#23), Brian Sockwell (#88), Blake Mallory (#24)

Sharpie Professional 250[edit]

The Sharpie Professional 250 was held April 4 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards was the polesitter. Shane Hmiel, who finished 12th suffered a 25 point penalty after camera's caught him making an indecent gesture.

Top Ten Results

  1. 29-Kevin Harvick
  2. 21-Jeff Burton
  3. 41-Reed Sorenson
  4. 17-Matt Kenseth
  5. 40-Sterling Marlin
  6. 64-Jeremy Mayfield
  7. 60-Carl Edwards
  8. 25-Ashton Lewis
  9. 20-Denny Hamlin
  10. 66-Greg Biffle

Failed to qualify: Brad Teague (#52), Justin Ashburn (#16), John Hayden (#85), Tim Sauter (#56), Jay Sauter (#75), Eric McClure (#04)

O'Reilly 300[edit]

The O'Reilly 300 was held April 16 at Texas Motor Speedway. Shane Hmiel was the polesitter. 9th place Johnny Sauter was DQ'ed in postrace inspection for multiple infractions, including an engine with 300 horsepower (220 kW) more.

Top Ten Results

  1. 38-Kasey Kahne
  2. 66-Greg Biffle
  3. 41-Reed Sorenson
  4. 60-Carl Edwards
  5. 90-Elliott Sadler
  6. 2-Clint Bowyer
  7. 17-Matt Kenseth
  8. 47-Jon Wood
  9. 22-Kenny Wallace
  10. 32-Shane Hmiel

Failed to qualify: Aaron Fike (#43), Mark Green (#7), Kyle Busch (#57), Shawna Robinson (#23)

Bashas' Supermarkets 200[edit]

The Bashas' Supermarkets 200 was held April 22 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kasey Kahne was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 66-Greg Biffle
  2. 90-Elliott Sadler
  3. 14-David Stremme
  4. 21-Kevin Harvick
  5. 33-Tony Stewart
  6. 87-Joe Nemechek
  7. 99-Michael Waltrip
  8. 60-Carl Edwards
  9. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  10. 18-J. J. Yeley

Failed to qualify: Ryan Hemphill (#4)

Aaron's 312 (Talladega)[edit]

The Aaron's 312 was held April 30 at Talladega Superspeedway. Paul Menard was the polesitter.

Because of a long rain delay, and a delay caused by cleaning debris from a crash, this race ended near darkness, but was 120 laps (of 117) because of the green-white-checker finish rule. It was the first time in Busch Series history a race had ended in prime-time network television, as the checkered flag waved at 8:20 p.m. EDT.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  2. 47-Jon Wood
  3. 14-David Stremme
  4. 25-Ashton Lewis
  5. 98-Kerry Earnhardt
  6. 34-Randy LaJoie
  7. 44-Justin Labonte
  8. 35-Jason Keller
  9. 58-Brent Sherman
  10. 0-Kertus Davis

Failed to qualify: Greg Sacks (#7), Ryan Hemphill (#4), Geoffrey Bodine (#72), Donnie Neuenberger (#52)

Diamond Hill Plywood 200[edit]

The Diamond Hill Plywood 200 was held May 6 at Darlington Raceway. Jimmie Johnson was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-Matt Kenseth
  2. 22-Kenny Wallace
  3. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  4. 66-Greg Biffle
  5. 21-Jeff Burton
  6. 14-David Stremme
  7. 20-Denny Hamlin
  8. 6-Jeremy Mayfield
  9. 33-Tony Raines
  10. 2-Clint Bowyer

Failed to qualify: Eric McClure (#52)

Funai 250[edit]

The Funai 250 was held May 13 at Richmond International Raceway. Kasey Kahne was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Carl Edwards
  2. 90-Elliott Sadler
  3. 1-Johnny Sauter
  4. 79-Kasey Kahne
  5. 66-Greg Biffle
  6. 4-Jeff Green
  7. 9-Mark Martin
  8. 17-Matt Kenseth
  9. 2-Clint Bowyer
  10. 40-Sterling Marlin

Failed to qualify: Kertus Davis (#0), Brent Sherman (#58), Eric McClure (#52), Jeff Fuller (#7), Geoffrey Bodine (#72)

Carquest Auto Parts 300[edit]

The Carquest Auto Parts 300 was held May 28 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Kyle Busch
  2. 40-Sterling Marlin
  3. 39-Ryan Newman
  4. 66-Greg Biffle
  5. 41-Reed Sorenson
  6. 19-Bobby Labonte
  7. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  8. 14-David Stremme
  9. 22-Kenny Wallace
  10. 25-Ashton Lewis

Failed to qualify: Scott Riggs (#30), Jeff Fuller (#7), Todd Bodine (#43), Eric McClure (#52), Kevin Lepage (#72), Brian Sockwell (#88), Robert Pressley (#46)

MBNA RacePoints 200[edit]

The MBNA RacePoints 200 was held June 4 at Dover International Speedway. Carl Edwards was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  2. 41-Reed Sorenson
  3. 64-Jamie McMurray
  4. 90-Dale Jarrett
  5. 5-Jimmie Johnson
  6. 33-Tony Raines
  7. 35-Jason Keller
  8. 66-Greg Biffle
  9. 22-Kenny Wallace
  10. 87-Joe Nemechek

Failed to qualify: Matt Kenseth (#17)

Federated Auto Parts 300[edit]

The Federated Auto Parts 300 was held June 12 at Nashville Superspeedway. Qualifying and the race were rained out when attempted on June 11, the order determined by owner points (not driver points). The drivers who were racing in the June 12 Pocono 500 Nextel Cup race had that commitment, and left after the race was rained out -- Carl Edwards and Sterling Marlin did not participate as planned because of the rescheduled race. Johnny Benson drove Marlin's car, and Hank Parker, Jr. took over Edward's car. Martin Truex, Jr. started first when the green flag waved per NASCAR rules.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Clint Bowyer
  2. 22-Kenny Wallace
  3. 41-Reed Sorenson
  4. 33-Tony Raines
  5. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  6. 14-David Stremme
  7. 20-Denny Hamlin
  8. 18-J. J. Yeley
  9. 1-Johnny Sauter
  10. 6-Paul Wolfe
  • This was Bowyer's first career victory.

Failed to qualify: Justin Ashburn (#16), Eddie Beahr (#94), John Borneman III (#83), Travis Kittleson (#68), Burney Lamar (#83), Brad Teague (#53)

Meijer 300 presented by Oreo[edit]

The Meijer 300 was held June 18 at Kentucky Speedway. Carl Edwards was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Carl Edwards
  2. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  3. 2-Clint Bowyer
  4. 41-Reed Sorenson
  5. 11-Paul Menard
  6. 40-Sterling Marlin
  7. 18-J. J. Yeley
  8. 59-Stacy Compton
  9. 6-Casey Atwood
  10. 47-Jon Wood

Failed to qualify: Kenny Hendrick (#03), John Borneman III (#83), Damon Lusk (#85), Jerry Robertson (#78), Brad Teague (#52)

SBC 250[edit]

The SBC 250 was held on June 25 at the Milwaukee Mile. Johnny Sauter was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Johnny Sauter
  2. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  3. 11-Paul Menard
  4. 18-J. J. Yeley
  5. 14-David Stremme
  6. 20-Denny Hamlin
  7. 34-Randy LaJoie
  8. 22-Kenny Wallace
  9. 33-Tony Raines
  10. 2-Clint Bowyer

Failed to qualify: Chad Beahr (#94), Todd Shafer (#91)

Winn-Dixie 250 presented by PepsiCo[edit]

The Winn-Dixie 250 presented by PepsiCo was held on July 1 at Daytona International Speedway. Kevin Harvick was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  2. 21-Kevin Harvick
  3. 66-Greg Biffle
  4. 22-Kenny Wallace
  5. 2-Clint Bowyer
  6. 11-Paul Menard
  7. 87-Joe Nemechek
  8. 6-Mike Wallace
  9. 32-Jason Leffler
  10. 33-Tony Raines

Failed to qualify: Mark Green (#23), Jeff Fuller (#7), Donnie Neuenberger (#52), Derrike Cope (#28)

USG Durock 300[edit]

The USG Durock 300 was held on July 9 at Chicagoland Speedway. Ryan Newman was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 21-Kevin Harvick
  2. 66-Greg Biffle
  3. 39-Ryan Newman
  4. 60-Carl Edwards
  5. 9-Mark Martin
  6. 2-Clint Bowyer
  7. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  8. 17-Matt Kenseth
  9. 11-Paul Menard
  10. 41-Reed Sorenson

Failed to qualify: Mark Green (#23), Tim Sauter (#56), Eric McClure (#52), Kerry Earnhardt (#73), Kim Crosby (#26), Chris Horn (#80), Jeff Fuller (#7)

New England 200[edit]

The New England 200 was held on July 16 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Kevin Harvick was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  2. 60-Carl Edwards
  3. 20-Denny Hamlin
  4. 90-Elliott Sadler
  5. 64-Jamie McMurray
  6. 18-J. J. Yeley
  7. 11-Paul Menard
  8. 21-Kevin Harvick
  9. 17-Matt Kenseth
  10. 36-Stanton Barrett

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#28), Eric McClure (#52), Kim Crosby (#26)

ITT Industries & Goulds Pumps Salute to the Troops 250[edit]

The ITT Industries & Goulds Pumps Salute to the Troops 250 was held on July 23 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Clint Bowyer was the polesitter. It was the final NASCAR race to be held at Pikes Peak International Raceway before its closing at the end of the season.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27-David Green
  2. 2-Clint Bowyer
  3. 22-Kenny Wallace
  4. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  5. 18-J. J. Yeley
  6. 64-Bill Elliott
  7. 41-Reed Sorenson
  8. 43-Aaron Fike
  9. 59-Stacy Compton
  10. 21-Brandon Miller

Failed to qualify: Brad Teague (#24), Dale Quarterley (#72), Clint Vahsholtz (#90), Jennifer Jo Cobb (#73)

Wallace Family Tribute 250[edit]

The Wallace Family Tribute 250 presented by Shop 'n Save was held on July 30 at Gateway International Raceway. Martin Truex, Jr. was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 41-Reed Sorenson
  2. 6-Mike Wallace
  3. 60-Carl Edwards
  4. 27-David Green
  5. 11-Paul Menard
  6. 21-Brandon Miller
  7. 1-Johnny Sauter
  8. 2-Clint Bowyer
  9. 18-J. J. Yeley
  10. 33-Tony Raines

Failed to qualify: Jimmy Spencer (#73), A.J. Fike (#43), John Hayden (#85), Kim Crosby (#26), Eric McClure (#52)

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held on August 6 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Reed Sorenson was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  2. 2-Clint Bowyer
  3. 41-Reed Sorenson
  4. 35-Jason Keller
  5. 14-David Stremme
  6. 20-Denny Hamlin
  7. 11-Paul Menard
  8. 27-David Green
  9. 1-Johnny Sauter
  10. 64-Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: Wayne Edwards (#9), Brad Teague (#53), Kim Crosby (#26), Todd Shafer (#91)

Zippo 200[edit]

The Zippo 200 was held on August 13 at Watkins Glen International. Tony Stewart was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 39-Ryan Newman
  2. 55-Robby Gordon
  3. 57-Brian Vickers
  4. 33-Tony Stewart
  5. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  6. 21-Jeff Burton
  7. 87-Joe Nemechek
  8. 11-Paul Menard
  9. 32-Jorge Goeters
  10. 18-J. J. Yeley

Failed to qualify: Stan Silva, Jr. (#65), Todd Souza (#97), Mark Green (#23), Paul Bonacorsi (#72), Elliott Sadler (#08), Scott Turner (#52), Joe Fox (#0), Kerry Earnhardt (#73), Jeff Spraker (#63), Kim Crosby (#26)

Domino's Pizza 250[edit]

The Domino's Pizza 250 was held on August 20 at Michigan International Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. was the polesitter. Jeremy Mayfield, who finished 23rd, was penalized 25 points for an unapproved adjustment found on his car during post race inspection.

Top Ten Results

  1. 39-Ryan Newman
  2. 66-Greg Biffle
  3. 60-Carl Edwards
  4. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  5. 18-J. J. Yeley
  6. 11-Paul Menard
  7. 19-Bobby Labonte
  8. 20-Denny Hamlin
  9. 90-Elliott Sadler
  10. 1-Johnny Sauter

Failed to qualify: Eric McClure (#52), Jamie Mosley (#28), Tim Sauter (#56), Jerry Robertson (#78), Kim Crosby (#26), Brian Vickers (#57)

Food City 250[edit]

The Food City 250 was held on August 26 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ryan Newman won his third straight Busch Series race. Kyle Busch was the polesitter. Reed Sorenson, who finished 12th, suffered a 50 point penalty for a tire violation.

Top Ten Results

  1. 39-Ryan Newman
  2. 66-Greg Biffle
  3. 21-Kevin Harvick
  4. 2-Clint Bowyer
  5. 1-Johnny Sauter
  6. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  7. 81-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. 64-Jamie McMurray
  9. 33-Tony Raines
  10. 19-Bobby Labonte

Failed to qualify: Ron Hornaday (#30), Jeff Fuller (#7), Eric McClure (#04), Kevin Lepage (#72), Ron Young (#71), Brent Sherman (#10), Brad Teague (#52), John Hayden (#85), Tim Sauter (#56), David Ragan (#16)

Ameriquest 300[edit]

The Ameriquest 300 was held on September 3 at California Speedway. Clint Bowyer was the polesitter.

The race became the first in NASCAR's Busch Series to be televised live in its entirety in prime-time television, with the NBC broadcast beginning at 8:30 p.m. EDT.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Carl Edwards
  2. 66-Greg Biffle
  3. 2-Clint Bowyer
  4. 1-Johnny Sauter
  5. 6-Kasey Kahne
  6. 35-Jason Keller
  7. 32-Jason Leffler
  8. 22-Kenny Wallace
  9. 14-David Stremme
  10. 11-Paul Menard

Failed to qualify: Kevin Lepage (#72), Derrike Cope (#28), Jeff Fuller (#7), Michael Waltrip (#99), Mark Green (#23), Kim Crosby (#26)

Emerson Radio 250[edit]

The Emerson Radio 250 was held on September 9 at Richmond International Raceway. Mark Martin was the polesitter. Martin Truex Jr, who finished 27th, suffered a 25 point penalty for making an inappropriate gesture.

Top Ten Results

  1. 21-Kevin Harvick
  2. 11-Paul Menard
  3. 17-Matt Kenseth
  4. 9-Mark Martin
  5. 32-Jason Leffler
  6. 90-Elliott Sadler
  7. 41-Reed Sorenson
  8. 19-Bobby Labonte
  9. 99-Michael Waltrip
  10. 66-Greg Biffle

Failed to qualify: Mark Green (#23), Kevin Lepage (#85), Tim Sauter (#56), Kertus Davis (#0), Brent Sherman (#10), Jason York (#72), Brian Sockwell (#88), Eddie Beahr (#94), Jerry Robertson (#78)

Dover 200[edit]

The Dover 200 was held on September 24 at Dover International Speedway. Ryan Newman was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 39-Ryan Newman
  2. 2-Clint Bowyer
  3. 32-Jason Leffler
  4. 41-Reed Sorenson
  5. 66-Greg Biffle
  6. 20-Denny Hamlin
  7. 64-Rusty Wallace
  8. 57-Brian Vickers
  9. 60-Carl Edwards
  10. 11-Paul Menard

Failed to qualify: Dale Quarterley (#71), Brent Sherman (#10), Derrike Cope (#94), Bryan Reffner (#67), Jerick Johnson (#76)

United Way 300[edit]

The United Way 300 was held on October 8 at Kansas Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Kasey Kahne
  2. 66-Greg Biffle
  3. 1-Johnny Sauter
  4. 21-Kevin Harvick
  5. 47-Jon Wood
  6. 41-Reed Sorenson
  7. 17-Matt Kenseth
  8. 5-Kyle Busch
  9. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  10. 18-J.J. Yeley

Failed to qualify: Jorge Goeters (#73), Kertus Davis (#0), Mark Green (#23), Michael Waltrip (#99), Jamie Mosley (#28), Tim Sauter (#56), Kevin Lepage (#72), Derrike Cope (#71), Kim Crosby (#26), Chris Horn (#80), Chad Blount (#70)

Dollar General 300[edit]

The Dollar General 300 was held on October 14 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 39-Ryan Newman
  2. 90-Elliott Sadler
  3. 11-Paul Menard
  4. 60-Carl Edwards
  5. 40-Sterling Marlin
  6. 32-Jason Leffler
  7. 47-Jon Wood
  8. 25-Ashton Lewis
  9. 72-Kevin Lepage
  10. 44-Justin Labonte

Failed to qualify: Kertus Davis (#0), Michel Jourdain Jr. (#15), Michael Waltrip (#99), Steve Grissom (#49), Mark Green (#23), Johnny Benson (#67), Kim Crosby (#26)

Sam's Town 250[edit]

The Sam's Town 250 was held on October 22 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Martin Truex Jr. was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Clint Bowyer
  2. 18-J. J. Yeley
  3. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  4. 27-David Green
  5. 60-Carl Edwards
  6. 11-Paul Menard
  7. 20-Denny Hamlin
  8. 33-Tony Raines
  9. 1-Johnny Sauter
  10. 35-Jason Keller

Failed to qualify: Marc Mitchell (#86), Eric McClure (#04), Mark Green (#23), Travis Geisler (#72), Charlie Bradberry (#91), Kerry Earnhardt (#99), Brian Tyler (#80), Mike Harmon (#24), Justin Ashburn (#16), Brad Teague (#52)

O'Reilly Challenge[edit]

The inaugural O'Reilly Challenge was held on November 5 at Texas Motor Speedway. Ryan Newman was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 21-Kevin Harvick
  2. 66-Greg Biffle
  3. 60-Carl Edwards
  4. 41-Reed Sorenson
  5. 5-Kyle Busch
  6. 17-Matt Kenseth
  7. 2-Clint Bowyer
  8. 32-Jason Leffler
  9. 90-Elliott Sadler
  10. 1-Johnny Sauter

Failed to qualify: Michael Waltrip (#99), Kevin Lepage (#72), Ron Hornaday (#30), Eric McClure (#0), Chad Blount (#70), Jeff Fuller (#7), Chris Wimmer (#23), Jorge Goeters (#73), Steve Grissom (#49), Brent Sherman (#10), Tracy Hines (#92)

Arizona 200[edit]

The Arizona 200 was held on November 12 at Phoenix International Raceway. Carl Edwards was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Carl Edwards
  2. 2-Clint Bowyer
  3. 17-Matt Kenseth
  4. 21-Kevin Harvick
  5. 66-Greg Biffle
  6. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  7. 32-Jason Leffler
  8. 41-Reed Sorenson
  9. 20-Denny Hamlin
  10. 18-J. J. Yeley

Failed to qualify: Bobby Labonte (#19), Eric McClure (#04), Charlie Bradberry (#91)

Ford 300[edit]

The Ford 300 was held on November 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ryan Newman was the polesitter.

Top Ten Results

  1. 39-Ryan Newman
  2. 66-Greg Biffle
  3. 9-Mark Martin
  4. 21-Kevin Harvick
  5. 11-Paul Menard
  6. 47-Jon Wood
  7. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  8. 2-Clint Bowyer
  9. 27-David Green
  10. 87-Joe Nemechek

Failed to qualify: Jerry Robertson (#78), Michael Waltrip (#99), Dave Blaney (#31), Jamie McMurray (#09), Kevin Lepage (#72), John Andretti (#10), Travis Kittleson (#68), Steve Grissom (#49), Chris Wimmer (#23), Marc Mitchell (#86)

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. 8-Martin Truex Jr.
  2. 2-Clint Bowyer
  3. 60-Carl Edwards
  4. 41-Reed Sorenson
  5. 20-Denny Hamlin
  6. 11-Paul Menard
  7. 22-Kenny Wallace
  8. 27-David Green
  9. 35-Jason Keller
  10. 66-Greg Biffle
  11. 18-J. J. Yeley
  12. 1-Johnny Sauter
  13. 14-David Stremme
  14. 25-Ashton Lewis
  15. 47-Jon Wood
  16. 59-Stacy Compton
  17. 44-Justin Labonte
  18. 21-Kevin Harvick
  19. 34-Randy LaJoie
  20. 33-Tony Raines
  21. 38-Kasey Kahne
  22. 36-Stanton Barrett
  23. 49-Steve Grissom
  24. 17-Matt Kenseth
  25. 90-Elliott Sadler

Rookie of the Year[edit]

In the recent resentment against so-called "Busch-Whackers", Carl Edwards may have only added fuel to the fire, as he won five times, nailed down four pole positions, had 21 top-ten finishes, and eventually named the Busch Series Rookie of the Year while simultaneously competing in the NEXTEL Cup Series. 19-year-old Reed Sorenson had two wins finished second in the running, only 158 points away from overtaking Edwards in the championship points, while for late-model racer Denny Hamlin finished fifth in points despite not winning a race. After that, the field was limited, as only Jon Wood, Brent Sherman, and Kertus Davis made full attempts at Rookie of the Year. Michel Jourdain Jr. started the year with ppc Racing, was released from the team, then came back to the organization with a different car, while Paul Wolfe, Ryan Hemphill, Boston Reid, and Blake Feese, only completed a partial season and were released from their driver development contracts. The field also featured Kim Crosby, the first woman contender for ROTY since Shawna Robinson, who only qualified for a mere handful of races with her Keith Coleman Racing team.

See also[edit]