2005 Coca-Cola 600

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2005 Coca-Cola 600
Race details[1]
Race 12 of 36 in the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
2005 Coca-Cola 600 program cover, with artwork from NASCAR artist Sam Bass. The painting is called "Bottle Rockets!"
2005 Coca-Cola 600 program cover, with artwork from NASCAR artist Sam Bass. The painting is called "Bottle Rockets!"
Date May 29, 2005 (2005-05-29)
Location Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 80.6 °F (27.0 °C); wind speeds up to 8.9 miles per hour (14.3 km/h)
Average speed 114.698 mph (184.589 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Penske Racing
Time 27.981 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 98
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox[2]
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds
Nielsen Ratings 6.1[3]

The 2005 Coca-Cola 600, the 46th running of the race, was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held on May 29, 2005, at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. The race was the twelfth of the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. The pole position was won by Penske Racing's Ryan Newman, while the race was won by Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports in a fantastic finish against Bobby Labonte. The race featured the most caution flags in Cup history at 22 cautions for 103 laps, as well as the most lap leaders (21) in track history.[2]

For the first time since 2001, the race received lower TV ratings than the Indianapolis 500, which occurred earlier that day.[3]

Background[edit]

Lowe's Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Lowe's Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend and the NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, as well as the UAW-GM Quality 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith (son of Bruton Smith) as track president.

Entry list[edit]

Car[4] Driver Hometown Make Sponsor Owner Team Crew Chief
0 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Chevrolet NetZero Best Buy Gene Haas Haas CNC Racing
00 Carl Long Roxboro, NC Chevrolet Buyer's Choice Auto Warranties Raynard McGlynn McGlynn Racing
01 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Chevrolet U.S. Army Nelson Bowers MB2 Motorsports
1 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Teresa Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
2 Rusty Wallace St. Louis, MO Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske Penske Racing South
4 Mike Wallace St. Louis, MO Chevrolet Lucas / Wide Open Energy Drink Larry McClure Morgan-McClure Motorsports
5 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet CARQUEST Rick Hendrick Hendrick Motorsports
6 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Ford Viagra Jack Roush Roush Racing
07 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Jack Daniel's Country Cocktail Richard Childress Richard Childress Racing
7 Robby Gordon Bellflower, CA Chevrolet Fruit of the Loom James Smith Robby Gordon Motorsports
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Budweiser Teresa Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
09 Johnny Sauter Necedah, WI Dodge Miccosukee Resort & Gaming James Finch Phoenix Racing
9 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW Ray Evernham Evernham Motorsports
10 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet Valvoline James Rocco MBV Motorsports
11 Jason Leffler Long Beach, CA Chevrolet FedEx Freight J D Gibbs Joe Gibbs Racing
12 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Dodge Alltel Roger Penske Penske Racing South
13 Greg Sacks Mattituck, NY Dodge Sacks Motorsports Greg Sacks Sacks Motorsports
15 Michael Waltrip Owensboro, KY Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts Teresa Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford National Guard / Charter Communications Geoff Smith Roush Racing
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford DEWALT Power Tools Mark Martin Roush Racing
18 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Chevrolet Interstate Batteries / Madagascar Joe Gibbs Joe Gibbs Racing
19 Jeremy Mayfield Owensboro, KY Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW Ray Evernham Evernham Motorsports
20 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet The Home Depot Joe Gibbs Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Ricky Rudd Chesapeake, VA Ford U.S. Air Force / Motorcraft Glen Wood Wood Brothers Racing
22 Scott Wimmer Wausau, WI Dodge Caterpillar Bill Davis Bill Davis Racing
23 Mike Skinner Ontario, CA Dodge History Channel AutoManiac Gail Davis Bill Davis Racing
24 Jeff Gordon Vallejo, CA Chevrolet DuPont Rick Hendrick Hendrick Motorsports
25 Brian Vickers Thomasville, NC Chevrolet GMAC / ditech.com Mary Hendrick Petty Enterprises
27 Kirk Shelmerdine Winston-Salem, NC Ford Freddie B's Kirk Shelmerdine Kirk Shelmerdine Racing
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet GM Goodwrench Richard Childress Richard Childress Racing
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Cingular Wireless GoPhone Richard Childress Richard Childress Racing
32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Nashville, TN Chevrolet Tide to Go Calvin Wells III PPI Motorsports
34 Jeff Fuller Auburn, MA Chevrolet Revi Pit Crew Wear William Edwards Mach 1 Motorsports
36 Boris Said New York, NY Chevrolet CENTRIX Financial Bob Sutton MB Sutton Motorsports
37 Kevin Lepage Shelburne, VT Dodge Underdog John Carter John Carter Racing
38 Elliott Sadler Emporia, VA Ford Pedigree Robert Yates Yates Racing
40 Sterling Marlin Columbia, TN Dodge Coors Light Felix Sabates Chip Ganassi Racing
41 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Dodge Target Chip Ganassi Chip Ganassi Racing
42 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Dodge Texaco / Havoline Floyd Ganassi Chip Ganassi Racing
43 Jeff Green Owensboro, KY Dodge Cheerios / Bugles Richard L Petty Petty Enterprises
44 Terry Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Chevrolet Kellogg's Rick Hendrick Hendrick Motorsports
45 Kyle Petty Trinity, NC Dodge Georgia-Pacific / Brawny Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe's Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
49 Ken Schrader Fenton, MO Dodge Schwan's Home Service Elizabeth Morgenthau BAM Racing
50 Jimmy Spencer Berwick, PA Dodge Arnold Development Companies Don Arnold Arnold Motorsports
66 Hermie Sadler Emporia, VA Ford Ace & TJ Show / Peak Fitness Jeff Stec Peak Fitness Racing
75 Mike Garvey McDonough, GA Dodge Jani-King / Rinaldi Air Conditioning Robert Rinaldi Zero Four Motorsports
77 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Dodge Kodak / Jasper Engines Douglas Bawel Penske-Jasper Racing
88 Dale Jarrett Hickory, NC Ford UPS Robert Yates Yates Racing
91 Bill Elliott Dawsonville, GA Dodge Stanley Tools Ray Evernham Sr. Evernham Motorsports
92 Tony Raines LaPorte, IN Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins Front Row Motorsports
97 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Ford Smirnoff Ice / IRWIN Georgetta Roush Roush Racing
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Roundup Extended Control Jack Roush Roush Racing

Qualifying[edit]

53 drivers attempted to qualify for the race, the most since the 2005 Daytona 500, which featured 57 cars attempting to make the field. The pole position was won by Ryan Newman, his 18th career pole, after recording a lap time of 27.981 seconds and speed of 192.988 miles per hour (310.584 km/h), surpassing Mike Bliss' record of 28.540 seconds and 189.280 miles per hour (304.617 km/h) set at the NEXTEL Open held six days earlier; the top 18 qualifiers eventually passed Bliss' record. Jason Leffler, Bobby Hamilton Jr., Hermie Sadler, Boris Said, Jeff Fuller, Carl Long, Tony Raines, Mike Garvey, Kirk Shelmerdine and Greg Sacks failed to qualify for the race.[2]

Pos.[5][6] Car # Driver Make Speed Time BHND
1 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 192.988 27.981 0.000
2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 191.925 28.136 00.155
3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 191.259 28.234 00.253
4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 190.779 28.305 00.324
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 190.739 28.311 00.330
6 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet 190.685 28.319 00.338
7 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 190.490 28.348 00.367
8 0 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 190.355 28.368 00.387
9 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 190.114 28.404 00.423
10 38 Elliott Sadler Ford 189.980 28.424 00.443
11 42 Jamie McMurray Dodge 189.860 28.442 00.461
12 99 Carl Edwards Ford 189.800 28.451 00.470
13 6 Mark Martin Ford 189.580 28.484 00.503
14 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet 189.527 28.492 00.511
15 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 189.474 28.500 00.519
16 21 Ricky Rudd Ford 189.327 28.522 00.541
17 50 Jimmy Spencer Dodge 189.281 28.529 00.548
18 77 Travis Kvapil Dodge 189.241 28.535 00.554
19 09 Johnny Sauter Dodge 189.168 28.546 00.565
20 2 Rusty Wallace Dodge 189.122 28.553 00.572
21 49 Ken Schrader Dodge 189.109 28.555 00.574
22 23 Mike Skinner Dodge 189.010 28.570 00.589
23 15 Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 188.844 28.595 00.614
24 41 Casey Mears Dodge 188.831 28.597 00.616
25 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet 188.739 28.611 00.630
26 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 188.719 28.614 00.633
27 91 Bill Elliott Dodge 188.646 28.625 00.644
28 10 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 188.633 28.627 00.646
29 16 Greg Biffle Ford 188.587 28.634 00.653
30 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 188.501 28.647 00.666
31 07 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 188.363 28.668 00.687
32 22 Scott Wimmer Dodge 188.088 28.710 00.729
33 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 187.977 28.727 00.746
34 18 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 187.859 28.745 00.764
35 97 Kurt Busch Ford 187.852 28.746 00.765
36 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.617 28.782 00.801
37 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 187.598 28.785 00.804
38 01 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 187.383 28.818 00.837
39 43 Jeff Green Dodge 187.110 28.860 00.879
40 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 186.883 28.895 00.914
41 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.677 28.927 00.946
42 4 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 185.395 29.127 01.146
43 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 188.278 28.681 00.700
Failed to qualify
44 11 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 28.783
45 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevrolet 28.882
46 66 Hermie Sadler Ford 28.905
47 36 Boris Said Chevrolet 29.073
48 34 Jeff Fuller Chevrolet 29.123
49 00 Carl Long Chevrolet 29.156
50 92 Tony Raines Chevrolet 29.434
51 75 Mike Garvey Dodge 29.443
52 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 30.015
53 13 Greg Sacks Dodge 0.000 0.000 0.000

Race recap[edit]

Winner Jimmie Johnson battling with Ricky Rudd during the race

The race was marred by a Cup Series record 22 caution flags. The first flew on lap 7 for Martin Truex Jr.'s accident in turn 2, followed by Kurt Busch's crash on lap 11. Another caution was flown for debris on lap 94, and on lap 102, five cars (Jimmy Spencer, Scott Riggs, Mike Skinner, Robby Gordon, and Michael Waltrip) crashed on the backstretch. Another debris caution was flown on lap 115, and on the 140th lap, Johnny Sauter crashed in turn 3. Elliott Sadler's spin on lap 151 brought out another caution, and on lap 163, Busch was involved in another crash in turn 2. On lap 201, Scott Wimmer was spun, and Travis Kvapil's crash on lap 210 caused the tenth caution of the race. On lap 217, Truex, Sterling Marlin, and Casey Mears crashed in turn 2, and on lap 228, Marlin and Mears' Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Jamie McMurray crashed in turn 2. On lap 235, Gordon was involved in an accident in turn 4, and six laps later, McMurray was spun in turn 4.[2] On lap 247, Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, and Terry Labonte were involved in a crash on the frontstretch.[7] The crash caused Labonte to be taken to the Carolinas Medical Center, where he was eventually released.[8] After a debris caution on lap 267, Dave Blaney was spun on the frontstretch on lap 290. On lap 308, another caution was flown for an oil spill on the track, and another debris caution was flown on lap 357. The twentieth caution of the race occurred on lap 368 when Blaney's car stalled while entering pit road. On lap 380, Jeff Gordon, Brian Vickers (who led the most laps of the race with 98), Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin, and Bill Elliott crashed in turn 1, while the final and 22nd caution was thrown on lap 392 for Joe Nemechek and Wimmer's accident in turn 4.[7] The last caution eventually forced the red flag to be flown, temporarily pausing the race.[8]

Meanwhile, Jimmie Johnson, the only Hendrick Motorsports driver in contention after teammates Jeff Gordon, Brian Vickers, and Terry Labonte had crashed and Kyle Busch had fallen back, was in fourth for the final restart with five laps remaining. After passing pole-sitter Ryan Newman and Carl Edwards, Johnson had a shot to win the race and beat Bobby Labonte. With four to go, Johnson closed the gap from a few car lengths to be on Bobby Labonte's back bumper with three to go. On the final lap, Johnson attempted to pass Labonte on the inside but was not able to get there and went back behind Labonte. In the final two corners, Johnson tried the outside and was able to make it stick and Johnson beat Labonte to the finish by .027 seconds, the closest finish in Lowe's Motor Speedway history since the introduction of electronic scoring.[9] The win was Johnson's third consecutive 600, a NASCAR record, passing six drivers (Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip (twice), Neil Bonnett, and Buddy Baker) for the record.[2] [10] It was also Johnson's third win in a row at Lowe's. Edwards, Jeremy Mayfield and Newman rounded out the top five,[11] Greg Biffle, Martin Truex Jr., Dale Jarrett, Ken Schrader, and Rusty Wallace closed out the Top 10.[7]

Call of the final lap[edit]

The race was broadcast on Fox Sports, with Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds, and Darrell Waltrip as commentators. A transcript of the final lap.

Joy: Last time

Waltrip: He can't do it. I don't think He can do it unless Bobby messes up.

McReynolds: There he goes to the bottom, Darrell, they'll be side by side coming off turn two, Bobby's on the high side!

Waltrip: You can't pass over there. There's on way

Joy: Was that the last best move made too soon?

Waltrip: Outside, outside -- Here he (Johnson) comes -- outside, outside.

McReynolds: Just like in Atlanta last March, he's not going to be able to do it I don't think, they're side by side!

Joy: Yes he is! Here he comes, Jimmie Johnson!

McReynolds: Driver of the forty-eight car.

Waltrip: He did it, three in a row, Jimmie Johnson!

McReynolds: By two one hundredths of a second.

Waltrip: I thought when he got beat at turn two it was all over, but he drove it in on the outside and won it!

Joy: Boy, was that worth staying up late for or what?

Results[edit]

Fin[12][13] St # Driver Sponsor Make Team Laps Led Status Pts Winnings
1 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy Hendrick Motorsports 400 11 running 185 470091
2 34 18 Bobby Labonte FedEx Freight Chevy Joe Gibbs Racing 400 10 running 175 273275
3 12 99 Carl Edwards Roundup Extended Control Ford Roush Racing 400 10 running 170 193300
4 36 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers, UAW Dodge Evernham Motorsports 400 0 running 160 175195
5 1 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge Penske Racing South 400 43 running 160 238191
6 29 16 Greg Biffle National Guard, Charter Communications Ford Roush Racing 400 1 running 155 134725
7 30 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats Chevy Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 400 4 running 151 111500
8 7 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford Yates Racing 400 0 running 142 144208
9 21 49 Ken Schrader Schwan's Home Service Dodge BAM Racing 400 6 running 143 106150
10 20 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Dodge Penske Racing South 400 15 running 139 144958
11 39 43 Jeff Green Cheerios, Bugles Dodge Petty Enterprises 400 0 running 130 133566
12 43 37 Kevin Lepage Underdog Dodge John Carter Racing 400 0 running 127 97525
13 10 38 Elliott Sadler Pedigree Ford Yates Racing 400 4 running 129 136066
14 33 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevy Richard Childress Racing 400 0 running 121 140436
15 8 0 Mike Bliss NetZero, Best Buy Chevy Haas CNC Racing 400 0 running 118 98500
16 42 4 Mike Wallace Lucas Oil, Wide Open Energy Drink Chevy Morgan-McClure Motorsports 400 0 running 115 95300
17 37 45 Kyle Petty Georgia-Pacific, Brawny Dodge Petty Enterprises 400 1 running 117 112143
18 38 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevy MB2 Motorsports 400 26 running 114 116933
19 28 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline Chevy MBV Motorsports 400 0 running 106 113758
20 27 91 Bill Elliott Stanley Tools Dodge Evernham Motorsports 400 13 running 108 96325
21 11 42 Jamie McMurray Texaco, Havoline "Shine On" Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 399 0 running 100 98150
22 40 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless GoPhone Chevy Richard Childress Racing 399 0 running 97 115080
23 32 22 Scott Wimmer Caterpillar Dodge Bill Davis Racing 399 0 running 94 108408
24 9 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy Joe Gibbs Racing 398 0 running 91 132461
25 6 5 Kyle Busch CARQUEST Auto Parts Chevy Hendrick Motorsports 398 55 running 93 101825
26 4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers, UAW Dodge Evernham Motorsports 396 11 running 90 127900
27 25 7 Robby Gordon Fruit of the Loom Chevy Ultra Motorsports 393 0 crash 82 81800
28 13 6 Mark Martin Viagra Ford Roush Racing 390 0 crash 79 99275
29 31 07 Dave Blaney Jack Daniel's Country Cocktail Chevy Richard Childress Racing 385 0 running 76 92150
30 2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy Hendrick Motorsports 382 49 crash 78 140261
31 14 25 Brian Vickers GMAC, ditech.com Chevy Hendrick Motorsports 379 98 crash 80 104475
32 18 77 Travis Kvapil Kodak, Jasper Engines & Transmissions Dodge Penske-Jasper Racing 376 23 running 72 93750
33 15 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 373 0 running 64 128983
34 24 41 Casey Mears Target Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 338 1 running 66 98017
35 16 21 Ricky Rudd U.S. Air Force, Motorcraft Ford Wood Brothers Racing 305 1 engine 63 107489
36 23 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevy Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 245 1 crash 60 107364
37 3 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford Roush Racing 245 0 crash 52 131456
38 26 44 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevy Hendrick Motorsports 245 17 crash 54 79910
39 41 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 215 0 crash 46 107708
40 19 09 Johnny Sauter Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts Dodge Phoenix Racing 137 0 crash 43 79690
41 22 23 Mike Skinner History Channel AutoManiac Dodge Bill Davis Racing 99 0 crash 40 79580
42 17 50 Jimmy Spencer Arnold Development Companies Dodge Arnold Motorsports 98 0 crash 37 79485
43 35 97 Kurt Busch Smirnoff Ice, Irwin Industrial Tools Ford Roush Racing 26 0 crash 34 132145
Failed to qualify
44 11 Jason Leffler FedEx Freight Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing
45 32 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Tide to Go Chevrolet PPI Motorsports
46 66 Hermie Sadler Ace & TJ Show / Peak Fitness Ford Peak Fitness Racing
47 36 Boris Said Centrix Financial Chevrolet MB Sutton Motorsports
48 34 Jeff Fuller Revi Pit Crew Wear Chevrolet Mach 1 Motorsports
49 00 Carl Long Buyer's Choice Auto Warranties Chevrolet McGlynn Racing
50 92 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports
51 75 Mike Garvey Jani-King / Rinaldi Air Conditioning Dodge Zero Four Motorsports
52 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Freddie B's Ford Kirk Shelmerdine Racing
53 13 Greg Sacks Sacks Motorsports Dodge Sacks Motorsports

Standings[edit]

Race winner Jimmie Johnson led the points standings after the race.
Pos Driver Points[7]
1 Jimmie Johnson 1747
2 Greg Biffle 1676
3 Elliott Sadler 1542
4 Ryan Newman 1530
5 Jeff Gordon 1516
6 Tony Stewart 1488
7 Kevin Harvick 1485
8 Carl Edwards 1459
9 Jamie McMurray 1451
10 Kurt Busch 1441

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information for the 2005 Coca-Cola 600 at the Old Farmer's Almanac
  2. ^ a b c d e "THE RACE: Coca Cola 600". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "TV RATINGS 2005". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 Entry List - Charlotte Motor Speedway". frcs.pro. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  5. ^ "2005 Coca-Cola 600 Qualifying Results and Race Lineup - Charlotte Motor Speedway". frcs.pro. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  6. ^ "Qualifying times: Coca-Cola 600". Crash. 2005-05-27. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  7. ^ a b c d "2005 Coca-Cola 600". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  8. ^ a b Bernstein, Viv (May 30, 2005). "When Dust Settles, Johnson Is First Again at Coca-Cola 600". The New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "By the Numbers: Charlotte". NASCAR. May 22, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  10. ^ Ryan, Nate (May 21, 2012). "He's the man again: Jimmie Johnson the Coke 600 favorite". USA Today. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  11. ^ "Jimmie Johnson Wins The Coca-Cola 600". Charlotte Motor Speedway. May 30, 2005. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  12. ^ "2005 Coca-Cola 600 - The Third Turn". www.thethirdturn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  13. ^ "2005 Coca-Cola 600 race results". Racing Reference. Archived from the original on 2021-04-28.
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