2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

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2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season
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The 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season began February 18 and ended November 18. Ted Musgrave of Ultra Motorsports was crowned the season's champion.

A rule change affected the qualification process in 2005. The top 30 teams in the owners' standings at the end of the 2004 season saw their drivers qualify automatically for the first four races of the season, provided they attempted all races in the previous year. However, only 29 teams met the criteria, so at the start of the season, one additional spot was available for the remaining teams on the entry list. After the fourth race, current standings were used to determine the teams guaranteed to have their drivers in the field.

See also: 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, 2005 NASCAR Busch Series

Team Chart[edit]

Team Truck(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief
Bill Davis Racing Toyota Tundra 5 Mike Skinner Toyota Tundra Bill Davis Jeff Hensley
22 Bill Lester Suntrust Doug Wolcott
23 Johnny Benson Toyota Racing Development Gail Davis Greg Ely
BHR2 Dodge Ram 8 Deborah Renshaw Easy Care Service Contracts Ray Montgomery Bob Bissinger
Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 15 Shane Hmiel Kraft Foods Billy Ballew Richie Wauters
Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram 04 Bobby Hamilton Bailey's Stephanie Hamilton Danny Rollins
4 Casey Atwood Bobby Hamilton Randy Seals
18 Chase Montgomery n/a Kip McCord
Brevak Racing Dodge Ram 31 Nick Tucker (R) RepairOne Shelly Brevak Bob Brevak
Circle Bar Racing Ford F-150 14 Rick Crawford Circle Bar Truck Corral Tom Mitchell Kevin Starland
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Toyota Tundra 12 Robert Huffman Toyota Tundra Darrell Waltrip Glenn Funderburk
17 David Reutimann NTN Bearings Jason Overstreet
Fiddle Back Racing Toyota Tundra 66 Todd Bodine Windbreaker Racing Tom Eldredge Tony Furr
Germain/Arnold Racing Toyota Tundra 9 Shigeaki Hattori (R) AISIN Bob Germain Tom Ackerman
30 Chad Chaffin Toyota Tundra Stephen Germain Mike Hillman, Jr.
Green Light Racing Chevrolet Silverado 07 Sean Murphy n/a Gene Christensen Doug Howe
HT Motorsports Dodge Ram 59 Robert Pressley Melling, Inc. Jim Harris Fred Graves
K Automotive Racing Ford F-150 29 Brad Keselowski SUBCrews Kay Keselowski Bob Keselowski
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet Silverado 6 Ron Hornaday GM Goodwrench Delana Harvick Wally Rogers
KW Racing Chevrolet Silverado 08 Ken Weaver 1-800-4-A-Phone Bobby Dotter Scott Neal
Mighty Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 24 Wayne Edwards n/a Rob Ferguson Cliff Button
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 46 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet Silverado David Dollar Eric Phillips
Orleans Racing Dodge Ram 62 Steve Park Orleans Casino Michael Gaughan Charlie Wilson
77 Brendan Gaughan Jasper Engines & Transmissions Billy Wilburn
ppc Racing Ford F-150 10 Terry Cook Power Stroke Diesel Greg Pollex Rick Gay
Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra 38 Brandon Whitt Cure Autism Now/McMillin Homes Tom DeLoach Jamie Jones
Rhodes Racing Dodge Ram 48 Derrike Cope James Western Star Ron Rhodes James Hylton
Roush Racing Ford F-150 50 Todd Kluever (R) World Financial Group Jack Roush John Monsam
99 Ricky Craven Superchips Mike Beam
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 75 David Starr Spears Manufacturing Wayne Spears Dave McCarty
Sutton Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 02 Kelly Sutton Team Copaxone Ed Sutton Jason Weissman
ThorSport Racing Chevrolet Silverado 13 Tracy Hines David Zoriki Motorsports Duke Thorson Shane Tesch
88 Matt Crafton Menards Rhonda Thorson Dennis Connor
Ultra Motorsports Dodge Ram 1 Ted Musgrave Mopar Jim Smith Gene Nead
2 Jimmy Spencer Team ASE Racing Marlene Smith Buddy Barnes
Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 15 Regan Smith N/A Dave Fuge N/A
16 Jack Sprague Chevy Trucks Chris Showalter

Florida Dodge Dealers 250[edit]

The Florida Dodge Dealers 250 was held February 18 at Daytona International Speedway. Kerry Earnhardt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  3. 66-Todd Bodine
  4. 99-Ricky Craven
  5. 1-Ted Musgrave
  6. 08-Ken Weaver
  7. 29-Brad Keselowski
  8. 75-David Starr
  9. 24-Wayne Edwards
  10. 23-Johnny Benson

Failed to qualify: J.R. Patton (#63), Rick Markle (#45), David Ragan (#28), Jason Rudd (#39), Derrike Cope (#48)

American Racing Wheels 200[edit]

The American Racing Wheels 200 was held February 25 at California Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 62-Steve Park
  2. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  3. 99-Ricky Craven
  4. 50-Todd Kluever
  5. 1-Ted Musgrave
  6. 88-Matt Crafton
  7. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  8. 6-Ron Hornaday
  9. 12-Robert Huffman
  10. 46-Dennis Setzer

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#48), Jason Rudd (#31)

Park's victory made him the second driver in 2005 to complete the NASCAR Triple Threat, as he had yet to win in the Truck Series.

World Financial Group 200[edit]

The World Financial Group 200 was held March 18 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Rick Crawford won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Ron Hornaday
  2. 47-Bobby Labonte
  3. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 46-Dennis Setzer
  5. 75-David Starr
  6. 1-Ted Musgrave
  7. 30-Chad Chaffin
  8. 16-Jack Sprague
  9. 10-Terry Cook
  10. 12-Robert Huffman

Failed to qualify: Regan Smith (#19), Derrike Cope (#48), Brendan Gaughan (#77), Steve Grissom (#31)

Kroger 250[edit]

The Kroger 250 was held April 9 at Martinsville Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 47-Bobby Labonte
  2. 99-Ricky Craven
  3. 6-Ron Hornaday
  4. 66-Todd Bodine
  5. 30-Chad Chaffin
  6. 15-Shane Hmiel
  7. 1-Ted Musgrave
  8. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 5-Mike Skinner
  10. 10-Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: Brendan Gaughan (#77), Darrell Waltrip (#11), Shigeaki Hattori (#9), Eric King (#00), Nick Tucker (#31), Justin Allgaier (#63), Joey McCarthy (#48), Bill Manfull (#32)

Labonte's victory made him the fourth driver in 2005 to become a winner in all three of NASCAR's top series.

Dodge Ram Tough 200[edit]

The Dodge Ram Tough 200 was held April 30 at Gateway International Raceway. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Ted Musgrave
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  4. 5-Mike Skinner
  5. 14-Rick Crawford
  6. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 66-Todd Bodine
  8. 59-Robert Pressley
  9. 30-Chad Chaffin
  10. 99-Ricky Craven

Failed to qualify: Shane Wallace (#21), Brandon Bendele (#24), Justin Allgaier (#63), Eric Norris (#48), J.C. Stout (#91)

UAW-GM Ohio 250[edit]

The UAW-GM Ohio 250 was held May 15 at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway. Ron Hornaday won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  2. 16-Jack Sprague
  3. 15-Shane Hmiel
  4. 50-Todd Kluever
  5. 08-Rich Bickle
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 46-Dennis Setzer
  8. 99-Ricky Craven
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 07-Butch Miller
  • This was Hamilton's last career NASCAR victory.

Failed to qualify: Mike Osgar (#48), Frank Wilson, Jr. (#31), Sam Beam (#64), Blake Mallory (#21), Jim Walker (#74), Kelly Thacker (#68)

Quaker Steak & Lube 200[edit]

The Quaker Steak & Lube 200 presented by Click It or Ticket was held May 20 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 15-Kyle Busch
  2. 10-Terry Cook
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 23-Johnny Benson
  5. 62-Steve Park
  6. 22-Bill Lester
  7. 46-Dennis Setzer
  8. 77-Brendan Gaughan
  9. 88-Matt Crafton
  10. 99-Ricky Craven
  • This was Busch's first career Craftsman Truck Series victory.

Failed to qualify: Jimmy Kite (#06), Deborah Renshaw (#8), Nick Tucker (#31), David Ragan (#28), Wayne Edwards (#24), Mike Harmon (#21)

MBNA RacePoints 200[edit]

The MBNA RacePoints 200 was held June 4 at Dover International Speedway. David Starr won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 15-Kyle Busch
  2. 47-Tony Stewart
  3. 10-Terry Cook
  4. 6-Ron Hornaday
  5. 17-David Reutimann
  6. 4-Timothy Peters
  7. 99-Ricky Craven
  8. 75-David Starr
  9. 88-Matt Crafton
  10. 5-Mike Skinner

Failed to qualify: none

Chex 400k[edit]

The Chex 400k was held June 10 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 16-Jack Sprague
  2. 23-Johnny Benson
  3. 46-Dennis Setzer
  4. 5-Mike Skinner
  5. 88-Matt Crafton
  6. 6-Ron Hornaday
  7. 10-Terry Cook
  8. 65-Clay Rogers
  9. 75-David Starr
  10. 17-David Reutimann

Failed to qualify: none

Paramount Health Insurance 200[edit]

The Paramount Health Insurance 200 was held June 18 at Michigan International Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 15-Kyle Busch
  3. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  4. 92-Kevin Harvick
  5. 5-Mike Skinner
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 30-Chad Chaffin
  8. 17-David Reutimann
  9. 66-Todd Bodine
  10. 16-Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: Kelly Sutton (#02), Blake Mallory (#24)

Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200[edit]

The Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 was held June 24 at The Milwaukee Mile. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 16-Jack Sprague
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 6-Ron Hornaday
  5. 77-Brendan Gaughan
  6. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 62-Steve Park
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 50-Todd Kluever
  10. 10-Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: Brandon Bendele (#24), Kelly Sutton (#02), Shigeaki Hattori (#9)

O'Reilly Auto Parts 250[edit]

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 was held July 2 at Kansas Speedway. Bill Lester won the pole. During the race, Kelly Sutton flipped.

Top Ten Results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 50-Todd Kluever
  3. 17-David Reutimann
  4. 5-Mike Skinner
  5. 22-Bill Lester
  6. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 10-Terry Cook
  8. 77-Brendan Gaughan
  9. 15-John Andretti
  10. 14-Rick Crawford

Failed to qualify: none

Built Ford Tough 225[edit]

The Built Ford Tough 225 pres. by Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers was held July 9 at Kentucky Speedway. Bill Lester won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 30-Todd Bodine
  3. 17-David Reutimann
  4. 5-Mike Skinner
  5. 1-Ted Musgrave
  6. 38-Brandon Whitt
  7. 88-Matt Crafton
  8. 62-Steve Park
  9. 23-Johnny Benson
  10. 75-David Starr

Failed to qualify: Justin Allgaier (#63), Blake Mallory (#76)

O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline[edit]

The O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline was held July 23 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Brandon Whitt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 38-Brandon Whitt
  2. 17-David Reutimann
  3. 77-Brendan Gaughan
  4. 46-Dennis Setzer
  5. 75-David Starr
  6. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 88-Matt Crafton
  8. 15-John Andretti
  9. 23-Johnny Benson
  10. 50-Todd Kluever
  • Ron Hornaday led coming off through the final two corners, but a wreck had occurred leaving smoke on the track. Hornaday slowed down and Whitt got into the back of Hornaday, spinning Hornaday's #6 truck around. Hornaday finished 21st.

Failed to qualify: Justin Allgaier (#63), Jim Walker (#74), Sam Beam (#64), Frank Wilson, Jr. (#27)

Power Stroke Diesel 200[edit]

The Power Stroke Diesel 200 was held on August 5 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Dennis Setzer won the pole. Matt Crafton suffered a 25 point penalty for an unapproved adjustment to his truck.

Top Ten Results

  1. 46-Dennis Setzer
  2. 50-Todd Kluever
  3. 6-Ron Hornaday
  4. 88-Matt Crafton
  5. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 59-Robert Pressley
  8. 77-Brendan Gaughan
  9. 16-Jack Sprague
  10. 47-Aric Almirola

Failed to qualify: Clay Rogers (#44), Frank Wilson, Jr. (#27), Bobby East (#33), Johnny Sauter (#43), Michael Faulk (#53), Casey Kingsland (#91)

Toyota Tundra 200[edit]

The Toyota Tundra 200 was held on August 13 at Nashville Superspeedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 17-David Reutimann
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 30-Todd Bodine
  4. 5-Mike Skinner
  5. 50-Todd Kluever
  6. 77-Brendan Gaughan
  7. 22-Bill Lester
  8. 23-Johnny Benson
  9. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  10. 14-Rick Crawford

Failed to qualify: Roland Isaacs (#24), Wayne Edwards (#68)

O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline[edit]

The O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline Maxlife was held on August 24 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won his first race since returning to the Craftsman Truck Series after spending 1997 to 2003 on the NEXTEL Cup circuit. David Reutimann won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Mike Skinner
  2. 30-Todd Bodine
  3. 16-Jack Sprague
  4. 23-Johnny Benson
  5. 15-Kyle Busch
  6. 1-Ted Musgrave
  7. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  8. 75-David Starr
  9. 12-Mike Wallace
  10. 52-Ken Schrader

Failed to qualify: Wayne Edwards (#68), Kelly Sutton (#02), Tam Topham (#70), Casey Kingsland (#91), Eric King (#00), Frank Wilson, Jr. (#27)

Cheerios Betty Crocker 200[edit]

The Cheerios Betty Crocker 200 was held on September 8 at Richmond International Raceway. David Starr won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 5-Mike Skinner
  2. 30-Todd Bodine
  3. 92-Kevin Harvick
  4. 1-Ted Musgrave
  5. 13-Tracy Hines
  6. 12-Mike Wallace
  7. 88-Matt Crafton
  8. 59-Robert Pressley
  9. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 6-Ron Hornaday

Failed to qualify: Tony Stewart (#92), Bobby East (#33), Ron Hornaday III (#7), Mike Bliss (#06), Andy Houston (#40), Tam Topham (#70), Kelly Sutton (#02), Robbie Ferguson (#24), Craig Wood (#73)

Sylvania 200 presented by Lowe's[edit]

The Sylvania 200 presented by Lowe's was held on September 17 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Matt Crafton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 14-Rick Crawford
  2. 46-Dennis Setzer
  3. 1-Ted Musgrave
  4. 65-Clay Rogers
  5. 6-Ron Hornaday
  6. 2-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 15-Kyle Busch
  8. 47-Aric Almirola
  9. 60-Chad Chaffin
  10. 77-Brendan Gaughan

Failed to qualify: Frank Wilson, Jr. (#27), J.C. Stout (#91)

Las Vegas 350[edit]

The Las Vegas 350 was held September 24 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner

Top Ten Results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 1-Ted Musgrave
  3. 75-David Starr
  4. 16-Jack Sprague
  5. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 5-Mike Skinner
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 50-Todd Kluever
  9. 38-Brandon Whitt
  10. 65-Tim Fedewa

Failed to qualify: none

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held October 22 at Martinsville Speedway. Rick Crawford won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Ricky Craven
  2. 50-Todd Kluever
  3. 38-Brandon Whitt
  4. 1-Ted Musgrave
  5. 15-Kyle Busch
  6. 47-Willie Allen
  7. 10-Terry Cook
  8. 4-Timothy Peters
  9. 6-Ron Hornaday
  10. 30-Todd Bodine

Failed to qualify: Kelly Sutton (#02), Frank Wilson, Jr. (#27)

By recording the victory, Craven became the seventh and final driver in 2005 to have won a race in all three of NASCAR's top series in his career, needing only a Truck Series victory to complete the trifecta.

EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200[edit]

The EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 was held October 29 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole,

Top Ten Results

  1. 15-Kyle Busch
  2. 30-Todd Bodine
  3. 23-Johnny Benson
  4. 60-Jack Sprague
  5. 47-Bobby Labonte
  6. 50-Todd Kluever
  7. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  8. 38-Brandon Whitt
  9. 99-Ricky Craven
  10. 12-Joey Miller

Failed to qualify: John Mickel (#05), Kelly Sutton (#02), Justin Hobgood (#9), Clay Rogers (#44), Mark McFarland (#52), Wayne Edwards (#24)

Silverado 350K[edit]

The Silverado 350K was held November 4 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 5-Mike Skinner
  3. 15-Kyle Busch
  4. 75-David Starr
  5. 17-David Reutimann
  6. 16-Jack Sprague
  7. 6-Ron Hornaday
  8. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  9. 50-Todd Kluever

Failed to qualify: Kelly Sutton (#02), Tim Fedewa (#65), Justin Hobgood (#9), Blake Mallory (#76), Wayne Edwards (#24)

Chevy Silverado 150[edit]

The Chevy Silverado 150 was held November 11 at Phoenix International Raceway. Brandon Whitt won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 6-Ron Hornaday
  3. 23-Johnny Benson
  4. 14-Rick Crawford
  5. 46-Dennis Setzer
  6. 1-Ted Musgrave
  7. 17-David Reutimann
  8. 88-Matt Crafton
  9. 5-Mike Skinner
  10. 16-Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: Frank Wilson, Jr. (#27), Kelly Sutton (#02)

Ford 200[edit]

The Ford 200 was held November 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but finished on November 19 due to rain. Ted Musgrave officially clinched the champion in this race. It was the final race for his team, Ultra Motorsports. David Reutimann won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 60-Jack Sprague
  3. 23-Johnny Benson
  4. 26-Mike Bliss
  5. 22-Bill Lester
  6. 15-Kyle Busch
  7. 50-Todd Kluever
  8. 33-Mark Martin
  9. 6-Ron Hornaday
  10. 88-Matt Crafton

Failed to qualify: Tim Fedewa (#65), Justin Allgaier (#63), Kelly Sutton (#02), Wayne Edwards (#24), Bobby East (#21)

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. Ted Musgrave - 3585
  2. Dennis Setzer - 3480
  3. Todd Bodine - 3462
  4. Ron Hornaday - 3369
  5. Mike Skinner - 3273
  6. Bobby Hamilton - 3164
  7. David Starr - 3148
  8. Jack Sprague - 3137
  9. Matt Crafton - 3095
  10. Johnny Benson - 3076
  11. Todd Kluever - 3074
  12. Jimmy Spencer - 3050
  13. David Reutimann - 2979
  14. Ricky Craven - 2976
  15. Terry Cook - 2936
  16. Rick Crawford - 2917
  17. Bill Lester - 2672
  18. Brandon Whitt - 2602
  19. Brendan Gaughan - 2564
  20. Robert Pressley - 2493
  21. Brad Keselowski - 2367
  22. Steve Park - 2275
  23. Chase Montgomery - 2230
  24. Deborah Renshaw - 2123
  25. Tracy Hines - 2108
  26. Chad Chaffin - 2068
  27. Kyle Busch - 1734
  28. Timothy Peters - 1568
  29. Kelly Sutton - 1315
  30. Robert Huffman - 1271
  31. Ken Schrader - 1013
  32. Tim Fedewa - 749
  33. Wayne Edwards - 789
  34. Clay Rogers - 723
  35. Shigeaki Hattori - 703
  36. Bobby Labonte - 679
  37. Sean Murphy - 657
  38. Regan Smith - 640
  39. Mike Wallace - 604
  40. Joey Miller - 587
  41. Mike Bliss - 581
  42. Shane Hmiel - 513
  43. Chris Wimmer - 504
  44. Jack Bailey - 477
  45. Scott Lynch - 476
  46. John Andretti - 465
  47. Rich Bickle - 458
  48. Aric Almirola - 410
  49. Jimmy Kite - 403
  50. Eric Norris - 360

NASCAR Rookie of the Year[edit]

The 2005 Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year Battle was virtually one-sided, as Todd Kluever of Roush Racing was the only candidate to attempt a full schedule, and he posted twelve top-tens, and three second place finishes. Timothy Peters and Shigeaki Hattori were the only drivers to make the eight-race limit by race twenty. Peters had two top-tens, while Hattori struggled and was released from Germain Racing. Regan Smith was the only other driver to run more than ten races, as Clay Rogers, Nick Tucker, Jimmy Kite, and Kerry Earnhardt saw their seasons end early.