2005 Sony HD 500

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2005 Sony HD 500
Race details
Race 25 of 36 in the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Date September 4, 2005 (2005-September-04)
Official name Sony HD 500
Location California Speedway, Fontana, California
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.23 km)
Distance 254 laps, 508 mi (817.546 km)
Scheduled Distance 250 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Average speed 136.356 miles per hour (219.444 km/h)
Attendance 100,000
Pole position
Driver Roush Racing
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 95
No. 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons and Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

The 2005 Sony HD 500 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series stock car race held on September 4, 2005 at California Speedway in Fontana, California. Contested over 250 laps on the 2-mile (3.23 km) asphalt D-shaped oval, it was the twenty-fifth race of the 2005 Nextel Cup Series season. The race was extended to 254 laps because of a green-white-checker finish.

Kyle Busch of Hendrick Motorsports won the race for the first time in his career and also became the youngest Cup Series race winner until the 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Carl Edwards would earn his first pole position during qualifying.[1]

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford
3 25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
4 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford
5 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
6 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge
7 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford
8 42 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
9 21 Ricky Rudd Wood Brothers Racing Ford
10 01 Joe Nemechek MB2 Motorsports Chevrolet

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 3:43:32
  • Average Speed: 136.356 miles per hour (219.444 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 185.061
  • Cautions: 11 for 43 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.554 sec
  • Lead changes: 30
  • Percent of race run under caution: 16.9%
  • Average green flag run: 17.6 laps


  1. ^ Race information at Race Database
Preceded by
2005 Sharpie 500
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Season
Succeeded by
2005 Chevy Rock & Roll 400