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.

Complete Schedule[edit]

Car(s) Team No. Driver(s)
Chevrolet Braun Racing 32 Shane Hmiel13
Ron Hornaday, Jr.4
Chad Blount1
Jason Leffler15
Jorge Goeters2
Davis Motorsports 0 Kertus Davis (R)32
Rafael Martinez1
Joe Fox1
Eric McClure1
Dale Earnhardt Inc. 8 Martin Truex, Jr.
11 Paul Menard
DCT Motorsports 36 Stanton Barrett26
T.J. Bell8
Tim Sauter1
Frank Cicci Racing 34 Randy LaJoie30
Todd Bodine5
Haas CNC Racing 44 Justin Labonte
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Kyle Busch10
Boston Reid (R)6
Adrián Fernández6
Blake Feese (R)6
Jimmie Johnson3
Kyle Krisiloff3
Brian Vickers1
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 J.J. Yeley
20 Denny Hamlin (R)
Keith Coleman Racing 23 Shawna Robinson8
Mark Green24
Chris Wimmer3
Kevin Harvick Inc. 33 Tony Stewart10
Ron Hornaday, Jr.1
Tony Raines22
Burney Lamar2
MacDonald Motorsports 72 Donnie Neuenberger1
Eric Norris2
Ruben Garcia Novoa1
Geoffrey Bodine10
Kevin Lepage11
Wade Day3
Dale Quarterley3
Randy MacDonald1
Paul Bonacorsi1
Jason York1
Travis Geisler1
NEMCO Motorsports 7 Jeff Fuller2
Chris Cook2
GIC-Mixon Motorsports Kim Crosby (R)2
Mark Green3
Scott Gaylord1
Greg Sacks1
Jeff Fuller22
Richard Childress Racing 2 Clint Bowyer
21 Kevin Harvick20
Brandon Miller (R)11
Jeff Burton4
Dodge Akins Motorsports 38 Kasey Kahne10
Tyler Walker (R)15
Casey Mears1
Mike Wallace5
A.J. Foyt IV4
58 Brent Sherman (R)13
Glynn Motorsports Regan Smith21
Clay Rogers1
Biagi Brothers Racing 4 Ryan Hemphill (R)13
Jeff Green7
Kevin Hamlin14
Scott Pruett1
Evernham Motorsports 6 Paul Wolfe (R)7
Jeremy Mayfield3
Kasey Kahne10
Mike Wallace3
Casey Atwood4
Tracy Hines2
Bill Elliott3
Erin Crocker3
FitzBradshaw Racing 12 Tim Fedewa21
Sterling Marlin1
Joel Kauffman7
Paul Wolfe (R)3
Carlos Contreras1
Steadman Marlin1
Kertus Davis (R)1
14 David Stremme
40 Sterling Marlin19
Carlos Contreras5
Scott Lagasse, Jr.5
Johnny Benson, Jr.1
Paul Wolfe (R)2
Stanton Barrett2
Erin Crocker1
Chip Ganassi Racing 41 Reed Sorenson (R)
Phoenix Racing 1 Johnny Sauter34
Boris Said1
Rusty Wallace, Inc. 64 Jeremy Mayfield9
Jamie McMurray14
Rusty Wallace6
Bill Elliott3
Mike Wallace2
Steve Wallace1
Ford Brewco Motorsports 27 David Green
66 Greg Biffle27
Jorge Goeters1
Aaron Fike7
Jay Robinson Racing 49 Steve Grissom34
Mara Reyes1
ppc Racing 10 Michel Jourdain, Jr. (R)19
Brent Sherman (R)15
John Andretti1
22 Kenny Wallace
Roush Racing 60 Carl Edwards (R)34
Hank Parker, Jr.1
ST Motorsports 47 Jon Wood (R)
59 Stacy Compton
Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Ashton Lewis
35 Jason Keller
Chevrolet
Dodge
Ford
Curb Agajanian Racing 43 A.J. Fike8
Tracy Hines1
Jose Luis Ramirez1
Aaron Fike19
Jeff Green3
Kevin Conway1
Todd Bodine1
Ron Fellows1

Limited Schedule[edit]

Car(s) Team No. Driver(s) Rounds
Chevrolet Clay Andrews Racing 03 David Gilliland 1
Gary Keller Motorsports Kevin Conway 2
Kenny Hendrick 1
Collins Motorsports 61 Brandon Miller (R) 1
Day Enterprise Racing 16 Justin Ashburn 5
John Hayden 4
Mark Montgomery 1
David Ragan 4
Chad Chaffin 1
Dale Earnhardt Inc. 81 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4
Ryan Moore 3
EAC Motorsports 70 Jeff Kendall 1
ML Motorsports Chad Blount 2
Furniture Row Racing 78 Jerry Robertson 15
Frank Cicci Racing 84 Randy LaJoie 1
GIC-Mixon Motorsports 24 Kim Crosby (R) 3
Jeff Fuller 1
Blake Mallory 2
Brad Teague 3
Mike Harmon 1
Henderson Motorsports 75 Jay Sauter 2
Hendrick Motorsports 48 Jimmie Johnson 5
57 Kyle Busch 5
Brian Vickers 6
Boston Reid (R) 1
Horn Auto Racing 80 Chris Horn 3
Rich Woodland Racing Brian Tyler 2
Joe Gibbs Racing 19 Bobby Labonte 8
Tony Stewart 1
Keith Coleman Racing 26 Mark Green 1
Kim Crosby (R) 11
KLM Motorsports 79 Keith Murt 1
MacDonald Motorsports 71 Kevin Lepage 1
Dale Quarterley 2
RB1 Motorsports Ron Young 3
Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Tim Sauter 18
Marc Mitchell Racing 86 Marc Mitchell 4
Marsh Racing 31 Dave Blaney 10
Mohegan Sun Racing 50 Matt Kobyluck 1
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 04 Eric McClure 4
MRG Motorsports 54 David Gilliland 1
Premier Motorsports 85 Damon Lusk 3
John Hayden 5
Kevin Lepage 1
Red Cactus Racing 73 Eric Jones 3
Stuart Kirby 1
Kerry Earnhardt 2
Jennifer Jo Cobb 1
Jimmy Spencer 1
Jorge Goeters 2
Richard Childress Racing 29 Kevin Harvick 1
Jeff Burton 1
Robby Gordon Motorsports 55 Robby Gordon 2
83 2
Kevin Harvick Inc. Burney Lamar 1
Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 2
Tony Stewart 1
Tony Raines 1
R/T Racing 68 Travis Kittleson 3
Silva Motorsports 65 Stan Silva, Jr. 2
SKI Motorsports 30 Scott Riggs 2
Ron Hornaday, Jr. 5
Mike Bliss 1
Spraker Racing 63 Jeff Spraker 1
S.W.A.T. Racing 62 Larry Hollenbeck 1
Team Johnson Motorsports 76 Jerick Johnson 1
TC Motorsports 05 David Odell 1
Tennessee Mountain Boys Racing 53 Brad Teague 2
NEMCO Motorsports 87 Joe Nemechek 17
Ron Fellows 1
Reary Racing 88 Brian Sockwell 4
JR Motorsports Mark McFarland 1
Todd Souza Racing 97 Todd Souza 2
Dodge Earl Sadler Racing 95 Bobby Hamilton 5
Joe Ruttman 1
Eric Jones 1
Evernham Motorsports 79 Kasey Kahne 2
Jeremy Mayfield 1
Glynn Motorsports 92 Tracy Hines 1
Clay Rogers 1
Chip Ganassi Racing 42 Jamie McMurray 2
Michael Waltrip Racing 98 Jimmy Spencer 1
David Reutimann 1
Kerry Earnhardt 1
99 2
Michael Waltrip 23
NDS Motorsports 77 Travis Kvapil 1
Penske Racing 39 Ryan Newman 9
Smith Brothers Motorsports 67 C.W. Smith 2
Ken Schrader 1
Bryan Reffner 3
Johnny Benson, Jr. 4
Tom Eriksen Racing Jimmy Morales 1
TommyRaz Motorsports 9 Wayne Edwards 1
91 1
Clay Rogers 1
Phoenix Racing 09 Mike Wallace 1
Eric McClure 1
Boris Said 1
28 Johnny Sauter 1
Ford Jay Robinson Racing Derrike Cope 17
Jimmy Kitchens 1
Tyler Walker (R) 1
Jamie Mosley 3
Shane Hall 7
94 Derrike Cope 2
Beahr Racing Enterprises Eddie Beahr 2
Chad Beahr 1
Borneman Motorsports 88 John Borneman III 1
83 1
Means Motorsports 52 Shane Hall 3
Scott Gaylord 1
Stan Boyd 1
Eric McClure 14
Brad Teague 3
Donnie Neuenberger 4
D.J. Hoelzle 1
Scott Turner 1
ppc Racing 15 Brent Sherman (R) 2
Michel Jourdain, Jr. (R) 3
Premier Motorsports 85 Damon Lusk 1
Robert Yates Racing 08 Elliott Sadler 1
90 16
Dale Jarrett 5
Stephen Leicht 2
Vahsholtz Racing Clint Vahsholtz 1
Roush Racing 9 Mark Martin 8
Matt Kenseth 2
17 15
ST Motorsports 46 Robert Pressley 6
Bobby East 1
Team Fuerza Motorsports 92 Alfredo Tame, Jr. 1
Tri-City Motorsports 91 Todd Shafer 2
Pontiac Great Lakes Motorsports 61 Mike Wallace 1
Oostlander Racing 54 Mike Harmon 1

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 inaugural 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]