2005 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

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2005 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Race details[1]
Race 21 of 36 in the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Map of the basic speedway
Map of the basic speedway
Date August 7, 2005 (2005-August-07)
Official name Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Hot with temperatures approaching 88 °F (31 °C); wind speeds up to 9.2 miles per hour (14.8 km/h)
Average speed 118.782 miles per hour (191.161 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Robert Yates Racing
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 44
Winner
No. 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Benny Parsons

The 2005 Allstate 400 at The Brickyard, the 12th running of the event, was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held on August 7, 2005 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Contested at 160 laps on the 2.5 mile (4.023 km) speedway, it was the twenty-first race of the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Tony Stewart of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race.

Background[edit]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis. It is a four-turn rectangular-oval track that is 2.5 miles (4.023 km) long. The track's turns are banked at 9 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, has no banking. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a zero degree banking. The racetrack has seats for more than 250,000 spectators.

Summary[edit]

A late race crash by Jimmie Johnson, combined with the win by Stewart, put him into the Nextel Cup points lead. As part of the victory celebration, Tony Stewart went to turn two, where a fan handed him a can of Coca-Cola. Then upon returning to the frontstretch, Tony Stewart climbed the fence, along with the rest of his teammates. Kasey Kahne and Jeremy Mayfield finished 2nd and 4th for Evernham Motorsports. If Bill Elliott had finished in the top 10, all Evernham drivers would have finished in the top 10 for the first time that season.

Failed to qualify: Kevin Lepage (#37), Tony Raines (#92), Mike Garvey (#66), Stuart Kirby (#51), Mike Wallace (#4), P. J. Jones (#34), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Kenny Wallace (#00), Jimmy Spencer (#50)

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 22 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 160 190
2 4 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge 160 175
3 5 25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 170
4 2 19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge 160 160
5 20 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 160 160
6 40 41 Casey Mears Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 160 155
7 10 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 160 146
8 7 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 142
9 8 40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 160 138
10 16 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 134

Race statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 3:22:03
  • Average Speed: 118.782 miles per hour (191.161 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 184.117
  • Cautions: 10 for 43 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.794 sec
  • Lead changes: 15
  • Percent of race run under caution: 26.9%
  • Average green flag run: 10.6 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved November 3, 2015.