2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Mock Season presented by TPG!

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DaleTona

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Well, after years of trying, years of frustration, I bring to you the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Mock Season presented by TPG!

Welcome to Preseason Thunder, the preliminary show for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series! Lets get to the news.

Retirees and veterans
Mark Martin and Rusty Wallace announce their retirements at the end of the 2005 season, which leaves 2 high profile rides up for the taking in 2006.

ROTY Class of 2005
2005 sees 4 drivers gunning for Rookie of the Year honors. These drivers are Kyle Busch, Travis Kvapil, Stanton Barrett, Eric McClure. Mike Garvey and Klaus Graf will be running a limited schedule as well.

Driver/Team Chart below.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LkcXejVb5vZufp0HmpjhtglfSnD0M_fw/view?usp=sharing
 
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Daytona 500 Race 1/36

Welcome to sunny Daytona Beach, for the beginning of NASCAR Speedweeks, presented by TPG. Today sees 21 cars taking to the highbanks of Daytona!
NASCAR instituted a new plate package for the Bud Shootout, in hopes of running it in 2006. Opinions were mixed, and drivers were not a fan of the constant 3 wide racing. Lets go to the starting grid.

Your Starting Lineup, based on qualifying
1 48 J Johnson 45.466
2 44 T Labonte 45.523
3 25 B Vickers 45.570
4 8 D Earnhardt Jr. 45.577
5 97 K Busch 45.655
6 16 G Biffle 45.701
7 41 C Mears 45.727
8 18 B Labonte 45.748
9 9 K Kahne 45.750
10 88 D Jarrett 45.783
11 24 J Gordon 45.784
12 12 R Newman 45.812
13 21 R Rudd 45.813
14 6 M Martin 45.839
15 01 J Nemechek 45.867
16 39 B Elliott 45.869
17 2 R Wallace 45.879
18 20 T Stewart 45.917
19 19 J Mayfield 45.938
20 93 G Bodine 46.032
21 49 K Schrader 46.148

Lap 0: Jimmie Johnson and Terry Labonte lead us to the green


Lap 1: Kurt Busch lead lap number one


Lap 2: Jeff Gordon took a brief lead

Lap 3: Rusty Wallace assumed the lead

Lap 4: Tony Stewart would take over first, and lead a handfull of laps, with the rest of the field in hot pursuit.

Lap 8: Dale Earnhardt Jr would take the point


Lap 9: But Junebugs lead would be short, as Tony rocketed ahead.


Lap 10: Jimmie Johnson would take the lead from Tony


Lap 11: Before passing said lead to Casey Mears

Lap 12: Dale Jarret would take the lead


Lap 13: Kurt Busch would lead 2 laps in the lead


Lap 15: Mark Martin would edge Kurt at the line

Lap 16: But Kurt would take it back, and hold it for 7 straight laps


Lap 22: Mayfield and Nemechek get together going 4 wide off turn 4, caution would come out.


Lap 26: Race goes green, Ken Schrader leads after staying out during pitstops.


Lap 27: Kurt Busch retakes the lead.

Lap 28: Dale Earnhardt Jr would take the lead, for 2 laps straight

Lap 30: Jeff Gordon would take the lead and run with it.


Lap 37: Caution is out for a wreck in the tri-oval, Casey Mears takes a hard lick, and Dale Earnhardt Jr goes upside down. Nobody was hurt, and Jr. was released from the infield care center.


Lap 41: Geoffery Bodine, takes the green after a lightning fast pit stop.


Lap 42: Jimmie Johnson would take the lead, and hold on to it.


Lap 52: Bobby Labonte would take over the front of the pack


Lap 53: Terry Labonte would steal the lead from his younger brother

Lap 55: Bobby would take the lead back as the battle at the front turned into a Texas showdown

Lap 56: Terry would retake the lead

Lap 57: But then Tony Stewart spoils the fun, and leads a few laps


Lap 61: Here was the most controversial moment of the race, Jeff Gordon gets turned by Bobby Labonte, and violently flips through the infield, but NO caution would come out. This drew outrage from the drivers. Jimmie Johnson would lead at the line.


Lap 62: Ricky Rudd would take the lead and would lead a pair of laps for himself.

Lap 64: Terry Labonte would lead again, as the lead pack would be broken up by the lapped cars of Dale Jarrett, Jeremy Mayfield, and Kurt Busch, damaged from the earlier wrecks.


Lap 65: Brian Vickers would take the point

Lap 68 Greg Biffle would lead a handfull of laps, until they cross another lapped car, this time Geoffery Bodine


Lap 69: Tony Stewart would take advantage and lead the penultimate lap.

Lap 70: But Jimmie Johnson would ultimately prevail in the end, winning the 2005 Budwesier Shootout!


Results
F S # DRIVER INTERVAL LAPS LED POINTS STATUS
1 1 48 J Johnson 166.620 70 13* 185 Running
2 17 2 R Wallace -0.17 70 1 175 Running
3 2 44 T Labonte -0.20 70 4 170 Running
4 3 25 B Vickers -0.24 70 1 165 Running
5 18 20 T Stewart -0.27 70 10 160 Running
6 16 39 B Elliott -0.37 70 0 150 Running
7 13 21 R Rudd -0.44 70 2 151 Running
8 6 16 G Biffle -0.49 70 3 147 Running
9 12 12 R Newman -14.50 70 0 138 Running
10 8 18 B Labonte -26.15 70 2 139 Running
11 21 49 K Schrader -28.43 70 4 135 Running
12 9 9 K Kahne -28.83 70 0 127 Running
13 14 6 M Martin -28.85 70 1 129 Running
14 20 93 G Bodine -1L 69 2 126 Running
15 19 19 J Mayfield -1L 69 0 118 Running
16 5 97 K Busch -1L 69 12 120 Running
17 10 88 D Jarrett -1L 69 1 117 Running
18 15 01 J Nemechek -1L 69 0 109 Running
19 11 24 J Gordon -8L 62 10 111 Camshaft
20 7 41 C Mears -33L 37 1 108 Retired
21 4 8 D Earnhardt Jr. -34L 36 3 105 Accident

Caution Flags: 2 (8 laps)
Lead Changes: 30 (16 drivers)
Weather: Cloudy, 65 °F, Northwest 8 mph
Pitstop Frequency: 1x
AI Strength: 100%

Lap Leaders
Kurt Busch 1
Jeff Gordon 2
Rusty Wallace 3
Tony Stewart 4-7
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8
Tony Stewart 9
Jimmie Johnson 10
Casey Mears 11
Dale Jarrett 12
Kurt Busch 13-14
Mark Martin 15
Kurt Busch 16-23
Ken Schrader 24-26
Kurt Busch 27
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 28-29
Jeff Gordon 30-38
Ken Schrader 39
Geoffery Bodine 40-41
Jimmie Johnson 42-51
Bobby Labonte 52
Terry Labonte 53-54
Bobby Labonte 55
Terry Labonte 56
Tony Stewart 57-60
Jimmie Johnson 61
Ricky Rudd 62-63
Terry Labonte 64
Brian Vickers 65
Greg Biffle 66-68
Tony Stewart 69
Jimmie Johnson 70

MOST LAPS LED

Driver Laps led
Jimmie Johnson 13
Kurt Busch 12
Tony Stewart 10
Jeff Gordon 10
Ken Schrader 4
Terry Labonte 4
Greg Biffle 3
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3
Ricky Rudd 2
Geoffery Bodine 2
Bobby Labonte 2
Casey Mears 1
Dale Jarrett 1
Mark Martin 1
Rusty Wallace 1
Brian Vickers 1
 
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Qualifying has just finished up for the 47th annual Daytona 500, lets go to your headlines.

Jason Leffler locks himself into the show, winning the pole for the Daytona 500. Being a go or go home driver, he also locks up one of the 3 provisionals for the fastest drivers outside of the top 35.
Rusty Wallace will start outside row for the Great American Race. He has never won before at Daytona, or any plate tracks for that matter. He hopes to break through, and claim the Daytona 500 for himself.
Martin Truex Jr and Kerry Earnhardt have also locked themselves into the show on speed, but can still improve their starting spots via the Duels.
Matt Kenseth was the slowest car during Qualifying, 2 tenths of a second behind the next car in front. He has a lot of work to do in the duels if he wants to start well in the Daytona 500
Other drivers with sub-par qualifying performances are Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Dave Blaney, and Kasey Kahne. Luckily, thier starting spots are not set in stone yet, and they can race their way forward in the duels.
Mike Bliss failed to turn a time and will start from the rear of duel #2 (This is because I goofed up, don't kill me)


1 11 J Leffler 46.999
2 2 R Wallace 47.051

3 8 D Earnhardt Jr. 47.071
4 48 J Johnson 47.084
5 97 K Busch 47.085
6 5 K Busch 47.094
7 15 M Waltrip 47.128
8 18 B Labonte 47.167
9 25 B Vickers 47.179
10 16 G Biffle 47.187
11 88 D Jarrett 47.193
12 1 M Truex Jr. 47.196
13 33 K Earnhardt 47.206

14 20 T Stewart 47.209
15 29 K Harvick 47.209
16 40 S Marlin 47.221
17 19 J Mayfield 47.229
18 36 B Said 47.252
19 41 C Mears 47.261
20 77 T Kvapil 47.281
21 24 J Gordon 47.327
22 42 J McMurray 47.329
23 09 J Sauter 47.344
24 43 J Green 47.349
25 38 E Sadler 47.359
26 10 S Riggs 47.362
27 00 K Wallace 47.369
28 6 M Martin 47.397
29 31 J Burton 47.406
30 01 J Nemechek 47.434
31 21 R Rudd 47.441
32 45 K Petty 47.442
33 49 K Schrader 47.452
34 52 L Gunselman 47.465
35 32 B Hamilton Jr. 47.48
36 99 C Edwards 47.482
37 59 K Graf 47.482
38 14 J Andretti 47.498

39 9 K Kahne 47.503
40 07 D Blaney 47.533
41 37 K Lepage 47.538
42 7 R Gordon 47.554
43 73 E McClure 47.567

44 22 S Wimmer 47.575
45 34 R Lajoie 47.593
46 92 S Barrett 47.61
47 23 M Skinner 47.611

48 12 R Newman 47.621
49 27 K Shelmerdine 47.628
50 93 G Bodine 47.64
51 80 A Belmont 47.69
52 13 G Sacks 47.702
53 89 M Shepherd 47.702
54 4 M Wallace 47.718
55 55 D Cope 47.763
56 66 H Sadler 47.785

57 17 M Kenseth 47.943
 
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Gatorade Duel #1

Welcome race fans to the first of 2 Gatorade Duel 150s at Daytona.

Lets see your starting lineup
11 J Leffler 46.999
8 D Earnhardt Jr. 47.071
97 K Busch 47.085
15 M Waltrip 47.128
25 B Vickers 47.179
88 D Jarrett 47.193
33 K Earnhardt 47.206
29 K Harvick 47.209
19 J Mayfield 47.229
41 C Mears 47.261
24 J Gordon 47.327
09 J Sauter 47.344
38 E Sadler 47.359
00 K Wallace 47.369
31 J Burton 47.406
21 R Rudd 47.441
49 K Schrader 47.452
32 B Hamilton Jr. 47.48
59 K Graf 47.482
9 K Kahne 47.503
37 K Lepage 47.538
73 E McClure 47.567
34 R Lajoie 47.593
23 M Skinner 47.611
27 K Shelmerdine 47.628
80 A Belmont 47.69
89 M Shepherd 47.702
17 M Kenseth 47.943
0 Mike Bliss No Time

Lets get underway!

Lap 0: Jason Leffler leads the pack to the green!


Lap 1: Brian Vickers takes over the top spot by the end of the first lap.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/X78vkx2t/2018-10-30-14-56-57-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 3: Jeff Gordon takes over the top spot.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/mZ7ktT7L/2018-10-30-14-57-11-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 4: Jeff Burton takes over the lead
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/1tqt0QTK/2018-10-30-14-57-18-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 9: Kasey Kahne would take point
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/sDyXWbJp/2018-10-30-14-57-34-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 11: Then Jason Leffler would surge to the lead yet again.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/dVNtz3cB/2018-10-30-14-57-45-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 15: Brian Vickers would retake the lead one more.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/PJnq27nn/2018-10-30-14-57-58-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 19: Jeff Gordon would take the lead from his teammate.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/NF8jVxQ9/2018-10-30-14-58-05-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 23: Matt Kenseth would have a brief excursion in the lead.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/pd9Xxv2t/2018-10-30-14-59-40-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 24: Before Leffler took it away.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/90Bc1FBy/2018-10-30-14-59-45-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 26: Kurt Busch would take center stage.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/90Bc1FBy/2018-10-30-14-59-45-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 29: But then comes Earnhardt!
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/xCMfJPJx/2018-10-30-15-00-14-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 30: Who would relent the lead to Elliot Sadler
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/5959fnMj/2018-10-30-15-00-21-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 40: The leaders come into pits, which breaks up the pack, and kills some drivers chances of winning.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/XqWVwy9V/2018-10-30-15-00-48-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 41: During pit stops, Kasey Kahne would take the lead, most of the go or go homers would fall into a separate pack, and Jeff Gordon and Jason Leffler fell off the back.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/CLFh5kF7/2018-10-30-15-01-03-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 42: Jeff Burton would take the lead.

Lap 45: Brian Vickers would retake the lead with a strong car.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/FHzhgvkJ/2018-10-30-15-01-19-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 49: Kasey Kahne would lead yet again
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/nc0HDrrJ/2018-10-30-15-01-28-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 50: But would give way to Ricky Rudd
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/6QGwgh0W/2018-10-30-15-01-41-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 52: Jeff Burton would take the lead once more
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/P57TS71V/2018-10-30-15-01-47-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 53: Brian Vickers would retake the lead again.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/L5mpqFM5/2018-10-30-15-01-54-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 54: The lead would then pass to Elliott Sadler
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/4d6GNNqj/2018-10-30-15-02-03-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 55: Kasey Kahne would retake the lead as they continue to trade spots.

Lap 56: Jeremy Mayfield would squeak by his teammate.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/4d6GNNqj/2018-10-30-15-02-03-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 57: Casey Mears would take his turn leading the field.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/V6Q18bGj/2018-10-30-15-02-17-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 59: Ricky Rudd would lead the penultimate lap.
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/rsgLxZ8J/2018-10-30-15-02-24-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Lap 60: But Brian Vickers would take the victory in Gatorade Duel #1
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/3JSTwqfr/2018-10-30-15-02-31-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Morgan Shepherd and Kerry Earnhardt would race their way in to the show!
[img src="[URL]https://i.postimg.cc/NjKw2xZ6/2018-10-30-15-02-48-NR2003.png[/URL]" alt=" "]

Notes:
With Kerry Earnhardt racing his way in through the transfer spot, Boris Said gets the speed provisional.
Johnny Sauter can still qualify if Martin Truex Jr or Boris Said races their way in, while Kenny Wallace needs both Truex and Said to race their way in if he wants a chance.

LEADERS

Driver Laps
Brian Vickers 1-2
Jeff Gordon 3
Jeff Burton 4-8
Kasey Kahne 9-10
Jason Leffler 11-14
Brian Vickers 15-18
Jeff Gordon 19-22
Matt Kenseth 23
Jason Leffler 24-25
Kurt Busch 26-28
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 29
Elliott Sadler 30-41
Kasey Kahne 42
Jeff Burton 43-44
Brian Vickers 45-48
Kasey Kahne 49
Ricky Rudd 50-51
Jeff Burton 52
Brian Vickers 53
Elliott Sadler 54
Kasey Kahne 55
Jeremy Mayfield 56
Casey Mears 57-58
Ricky Rudd 59
Brian Vickers 60
Number of lead changes: 24
Number of leaders: 12

MOST LAPS LED

Driver Laps led
Elliott Sadler 13
Brian Vickers 12
Jeff Burton 8
Jason Leffler 6
Jeff Gordon 5
Kasey Kahne 5
Kurt Busch 3
Ricky Rudd 3
Casey Mears 2
Jeremy Mayfield 1
Matt Kenseth 1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1

Race Results

1 5 25 B Vickers 195.527 60 12 180 Running
2 3 97 K Busch -0.08 60 3 175 Running
3 16 21 R Rudd -0.10 60 3 170 Running
4 13 38 E Sadler -0.16 60 13* 170 Running
5 17 49 K Schrader -0.20 60 0 155 Running
6 20 9 K Kahne -0.25 60 5 155 Running
7 29 0 M Bliss -0.28 60 0 146 Running
8 15 31 J Burton -0.41 60 8 147 Running
9 9 19 J Mayfield -0.55 60 1 143 Running
10 10 41 C Mears -0.56 60 2 139 Running
11 27 89 M Shepherd -6.03 60 0 130 Running
12 8 29 K Harvick -6.05 60 0 127 Running
13 7 33 K Earnhardt -6.05 60 0 124 Running
14 21 37 K Lepage -6.12 60 0 121 Running
15 19 59 K Graf -6.15 60 0 118 Running
16 26 80 A Belmont -6.22 60 0 115 Running
17 22 73 E McClure -6.23 60 0 112 Running
18 24 23 M Skinner -6.32 60 0 109 Running
19 12 09 J Sauter -6.32 60 0 106 Running
20 18 32 B Hamilton Jr. -6.40 60 0 103 Running
21 2 8 D Earnhardt Jr. -6.47 60 1 105 Running
22 14 00 K Wallace -6.55 60 0 97 Running
23 28 17 M Kenseth -6.83 60 1 99 Running
24 4 15 M Waltrip -9.50 60 0 91 Running
25 1 11 J Leffler -9.63 60 6 93 Running
26 11 24 J Gordon -9.71 60 5 90 Running
27 6 88 D Jarrett -9.83 60 0 82 Running
28 25 27 K Shelmerdine -9.83 60 0 79 Running
29 23 34 R Lajoie -9.91 60 0 76 Running
Don't know what happened to the images here, but I think I prefer them in link format, so I'm not restricted to 20 images.
 
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Gatorade Duel #2
Welcome Race Fans to the second Gatorade Duel 150 at Daytona, this race will set the remainder of the starting grid for the Daytona 500!

Here is your starting lineup.
2 R Wallace 47.051
48 J Johnson 47.084
5 K Busch 47.094
18 B Labonte 47.167
16 G Biffle 47.187
1 M Truex Jr. 47.196
20 T Stewart 47.209
40 S Marlin 47.221
36 B Said 47.252
77 T Kvapil 47.281
42 J McMurray 47.329
43 J Green 47.349
10 S Riggs 47.362
6 M Martin 47.397
01 J Nemechek 47.434
45 K Petty 47.442
52 L Gunselman 47.465
99 C Edwards 47.482
14 J Andretti 47.498
07 D Blaney 47.533
7 R Gordon 47.554
22 S Wimmer 47.575
92 S Barrett 47.61
12 R Newman 47.621
93 G Bodine 47.64
13 G Sacks 47.702
4 M Wallace 47.718
55 D Cope 47.763
66 H Sadler 47.785

Lap 0: Rusty Wallace and Jimmie Johnson would lead us to green!


Lap 1: Kyle Busch would lead the opening lap, but Greg Biffle would catch him on the back straight.


Lap 2: Greg Biffle would hold the lead to the line, as the field jousts behind him.

Lap 3: Hendrick Horsepower would prove crucial, with Boris Said taking the lead, with his MB2 teammates in behind.


Lap 4: Scott Riggs would pull ahead of his teammate, while Larry Gunselman and John Andretti duel Said for the transfer spots.


Lap 5: Joe Nemecheck would take hold of the lead, as Robby Gordon and Stanton Barrett engage in the fight for the transfer positions.


Lap 6: John Andretti would take the lead on the back straight, but barely edges Mark Martin


Lap 7: Mark martin would hold the lead firmly for a handful of laps, with go or go homers Robby Gordon and Stanton Barrett in tow.


Lap 9: But Sterling Marlin would take hold of the lead at the line to start lap 9


Lap 10: But Geoffery Bodine would lead a few laps, as he races for the transfer position, with Derrike Cope behind.


Lap 12: Dave Blaney would find his way to the front

Lap 16: Eventually Sterling Marlin would retake the lead, and what about Mike Wallace pushing towards the front, Joe Nemechek also finds himself at the pointy end of the spearhead one more.


Lap 18: Kyle Busch would retake the lead


Lap 19: Sterling Marlin would start dueling Rusty Wallace for the top spot, with Kyle, Riggs, and Nemechek in hot pursuit.


Lap 20: Rusty Wallace would end up coming out on top, but could not hold off Scott Riggs, who is making a strong showing

Lap 21: And Riggs would lead yet another lap

Lap 22: But would give up the spot to John Andretti


Lap 24: Ryan Newman would put Penske Power up at the front

Lap 25: But Sterling Marlin once again showed his plate race prowess.


Lap 27: Joe Nemechek would find the lead again.


Lap 30: Dave Blaney would take the spot away from Nemechek, but would be jumped by Labonte down the backstraight

Lap 31: Bobby Labonte would take point

Lap 35: But HUGE trouble out of turn 4, Bodine, Edwards, and Barrett get together, and Edcwards would catch Andretti, Petty, and Sadler in the pileup!



As Pit stops occured, Jamie McMurray, Greg Sacks, Jeff Green, among others would stay out, but Sacks would run out of fuel before the green.

Lap 40: The Race goes green one more, and McMurray gets a huge jump, Jeff Green has fuel Pickup issues, and the field slows down!

Lap 41: But McMurray runs out of fuel coming to the line, and Robby Gordon and Said manage to jump the gaggle of cars and pull away!


Lap 44: But They would eventually be caught and enveloped by the chasing pack, which would be lead by Kyle Busch

Lap 48: As the leaders come up to the drivers who pit after the green, Jimmie Johnson would jump the pack and take the lead.

Lap 58: Scott Wimmer would take the front, could he snag a win?

Lap 60: No he would not, as Dave Blaney would win Gatorade Duel #2!


Robby Gordon and Mike Wallace raced their way in by a fair margin, using the lap traffic to pull a gap.

Race Results
F S # DRIVER INTERVAL LAPS LED POINTS STATUS
1 20 07 D Blaney 174.929 60 6 180 Running
2 7 20 T Stewart -0.07 60 1 175 Running
3 4 18 B Labonte -0.16 60 6 170 Running
4 22 22 S Wimmer -0.18 60 2 165 Running
5 27 4 M Wallace -0.27 60 0 155 Running
6 3 5 K Busch2 -1.19 60 6 155 Running
7 2 48 J Johnson -1.28 60 11* 156 Running
8 21 7 R Gordon -1.71 60 4 147 Running
9 9 36 B Said -2.39 60 0 138 Running
10 1 2 R Wallace -2.49 60 1 139 Running
11 13 10 S Riggs -8.72 60 1 135 Running
12 28 55 D Cope -8.82 60 0 127 Running
13 8 40 S Marlin -8.90 60 5 129 Running
14 26 13 G Sacks -8.99 60 0 121 Running
15 24 12 R Newman -9.12 60 1 123 Running
16 6 1 M Truex Jr. -42.71 60 0 115 Running
17 15 01 J Nemechek -42.89 60 5 117 Running
18 14 6 M Martin -46.26 60 2 114 Running
19 10 77 T Kvapil -1L 59 0 106 Running
20 18 99 C Edwards -1L 59 0 103 Running
21 12 43 J Green -1L 59 0 100 Running
22 11 42 J McMurray -1L 59 5 102 Running
23 29 66 H Sadler -1L 59 0 94 Running
24 25 93 G Bodine -1L 59 0 91 Running
25 17 52 L Gunselman -2L 58 0 88 Running
26 16 45 K Petty -5L 55 0 85 Retired
27 5 16 G Biffle -16L 44 1 87 Piston
28 19 14 J Andretti -23L 37 3 84 Retired
29 23 92 S Barrett -23L 37 0 76 Retired

Lap Leaders
Driver Laps
Kyle Busch2 1
Greg Biffle 2
Boris Said 3
Scott Riggs 4
Joe Nemechek 5
John Andretti 6
Mark Martin 7-8
Sterling Marlin 9
Geoffery Bodine 10-11
Dave Blaney 12-15
Sterling Marlin 16-17
Kyle Busch2 18
Sterling Marlin 19
Rusty Wallace 20
Scott Riggs 21
John Andretti 22-23
Ryan Newman 24
Sterling Marlin 25-26
Joe Nemechek 27-29
Dave Blaney 30
Bobby Labonte 31-35
Jamie McMurray 36-39
Robby Gordon 40-43
Kyle Busch2 44-47
Jimmie Johnson 48-57
Scott Wimmer 58-59
Dave Blaney 60
Number of lead changes: 26
Number of leaders: 17

I might do all the races after the Daytona 500 in an abbreviated format, updating every 50 or so laps, or when something interesting happens.
 

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The bad news is, unfortunately, due to me having computer issues, this mock season is on hiatus. The good news is I will be adding a Busch Series, and likely the Trucks for 2006, even if I have to start this over.
 
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BREAKING NEWS:
NASCAR has announced that the NASCAR Busch Series will be presented by TPG Sports Network. This expanded deal will encompass the 2005 season, with rumors of the truck series being broadcasted in 2006.

(OOC: I have been slowly grinding out the new series, and hope to pick this back up by February at the latest.)
 
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Welcome back to TPG Sports Network, as Qualifying is about to begin for the Hershey's Take 5 300, the opening round for the Busch Series!

Here is the entry list
 
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And Qualifying has finished, with some notable names missing the field. These include young gun JJ Yeley, Dale Jarret, and rookie Michel Jourdain Jr, all of which did not have enough owners points to gain a top 30 automatic entry. Randy Lajoie qualifies due to the past champions provisional, having won the 1996 and 1997 Busch Championships.

1 2 C Bowyer 48.566
2 17 M Kenseth 48.625
3 81 D Earnhardt, Jr.48.659
4 60 C Edwards 48.675
5 27 D Green 48.706
6 32 S Hmiel 48.716
7 87 J Nemechek 48.747
8 33 T Stewart 48.749
9 22 K Wallace 48.785
10 5 K Busch 48.788
11 35 J Keller 48.801
12 25 A Lewis, Jr. 48.832
13 56 T Sauter 48.833
14 99 M Waltrip 48.84
15 4 R Hemphill 48.841
16 21 K Harvick 48.842
17 47 J Wood 48.846
18 55 R Gordon 48.851
19 58 B Sherman 48.858
20 11 P Menard 48.862
21 66 G Biffle 48.863
22 64 J Mayfield 48.872
23 20 D Hamlin 48.89
24 41 R Sorenson 48.891
25 8 M Truex, Jr. 48.934
26 40 S Marlin 48.935
27 44 J Labonte 48.944
28 83 W Dallenbach 48.945
29 14 D Stremme 48.97
30 6 P Wolfe 48.973
31 43 A Fike 48.996
32 38 K Kahne 48.999
33 36 S Barrett 48.999
34 98 J Spencer 49.031
35 1 J Sauter 49.032
36 12 T Fedewa 49.049
37 10 M Jourdain Jr. 49.051
38 18 J Yeley 49.063
39 16 J Ashburn 49.068

40 0 K Davis 49.081
41 49 S Grissom 49.092
42 52 S Hall 49.116
43 34 R Lajoie 49.125
44 23 S Robinson 49.166
45 72 D Neuenberger 49.174
46 90 D Jarrett 49.188
47 95 B Hamilton 49.207

48 28 D Cope 49.214
49 67 C Smith 49.217
50 24 K Crosby 49.262

51 7 J Fuller 49.29
52 03 K Conway 49.349
 
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(Well, I goofed on 2 fronts, 1. no Stacy Compton, lets just say his hauler got wrecked, and 2. Forgot to save the replay. Well Whatever)
Welcome back to the TPG Sports post race broadcast, this race was filled with excitement. The winner of the race came from the tail end of the field, as Randy LaJoie took home a surprise victory, holding off the likes of Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, and rookie Denny Hamlin. This race was filled with drama, with lead changing every 3-4 laps. Despite this, the strongest cars led the most laps. Race Winner Lajoie won his 4th Daytona season opening race, showing his plate track prowess, and gaining valuable owners points for the rejuvenated Frank CiCi Racing. Two retirements occurred this race, David Stremme blew a motor past half way, and Kasey Kahne ran into the back of Kertus Davis as he was entering his stall, ending his day. Ryan Hemphill also blown a motor as he crossed the line. Said damage brought out a debris caution, which bunched the field up from 3 packs to one big pack, which drastically altered the outcome.

Here is your finishing results

1 42 34 R Lajoie 178.835 120 9 180 Running
2 23 20 D Hamlin -0.16 120 16 175 Running
3 20 11 P Menard -0.29 120 5 170 Running
4 10 5 K Busch -0.33 120 0 160 Running
5 3 81 D Earnhardt, Jr. -0.37 120 12 160 Running
6 30 6 P Wolfe -0.45 120 0 150 Running
7 2 17 M Kenseth -0.45 120 3 151 Running
8 6 32 S Hmiel -0.54 120 0 142 Running
9 8 33 T Stewart -0.67 120 0 138 Running
10 38 49 S Grissom -0.76 120 0 134 Running
11 25 8 M Truex, Jr. -0.76 120 7 135 Running
12 1 2 C Bowyer -0.84 120 9 132 Running
13 21 66 G Biffle -0.85 120 17* 134 Running
14 35 1 J Sauter -0.92 120 0 121 Running
15 27 44 J Labonte -0.93 120 1 123 Running
16 24 41 R Sorenson -1.00 120 1 120 Running
17 18 55 R Gordon -1.02 120 12 117 Running
18 17 47 J Wood -1.09 120 3 114 Running
19 7 87 J Nemechek -1.10 120 0 106 Running
20 16 21 K Harvick -1.17 120 6 108 Running
21 14 99 M Waltrip -1.20 120 1 105 Running
22 22 64 J Mayfield -1.26 120 5 102 Running
23 39 72 D Neuenberger -1.32 120 0 94 Running
24 4 60 C Edwards -1.34 120 4 96 Running
25 5 27 D Green -1.41 120 1 93 Running
26 36 12 T Fedewa -1.52 120 0 85 Running
27 41 7 J Fuller -1.63 120 0 82 Running
28 9 22 K Wallace -1.65 120 3 84 Running
29 33 36 S Barrett -1.86 120 0 76 Running
30 13 56 T Sauter -1.98 120 0 73 Running
31 31 43 A Fike -2.07 120 0 70 Running
32 19 58 B Sherman -2.08 120 0 67 Running
33 40 28 D Cope -2.16 120 0 64 Running
34 15 4 R Hemphill -2.24 120 5 66 Running
35 26 40 S Marlin -2.49 120 0 58 Running
36 28 83 W Dallenbach -2.50 120 0 55 Running
37 11 35 J Keller -2.84 120 0 52 Running
38 34 98 J Spencer -1L 119 0 49 Running
39 12 25 A Lewis, Jr. -1L 119 0 46 Running
40 37 0 K Davis -2L 118 0 43 Running
41 32 38 K Kahne -56L 64 0 40 Retired
42 29 14 D Stremme -56L 64 0 37 Engine
 
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DAYTONA 500- RACE 1 of 36

Well, turns out NR2003 did not save the whole replay,(stupid finicky old program)so here is another wordy comment instead.

The race was pretty close up until around lap 25, when Jeff Green ended up clipping Kevin Harvick and tumbling violently. A round of pitstops later, and Kasey Kahne would slam on the breaks, Killing Elliott Sadler, Ken Schrader, damaging Brian Vickers and others. From there on out, it was slow and damaged cars breaking up the packs, until a second caution happened in the last 3rd of the race. Brian Vickers, off the lead lap, got into Mike Wallace, spun out Truex, then merged into his own teammate! Luckily only Johnson was badly damaged. In the end, Kurt Busch would win the 2005 Daytona 500, holding off a charging Joe Nemechek, using a lap car to slow up the chasing pack. The race almost came down to fuel mileage, with pitstops happening in the last 10 laps, due to an early pitstop for the first caution.

Jason Leffler fell of the pack due to damage, and made a right nuisance of himself, Robby Gordon also fell off the pace, and eventually retired, as did Morgan Shepherd.

Here is the starting order

#11 Jason Leffler
#2 Rusty Wallace
#25 Brian Vickers
#07 Dave Blaney
#97 Kurt Busch
#20 Tony Stewart
#21 Ricky Rudd
#18 Bobby Labonte
#38 Elliott Sadler
#22 Scott Wimmer
#49 Ken Schrader
#4 Mike Wallace
#9 Kasey Kahne
#5 Kyle Busch
#0 Mike Bliss
#48 Jimmie Johnson
#31 Jeff Burton
#7 Robby Gordon
#19 Jeremy Mayfiled
#10 Scott Riggs
#41 Casey Mears
#40 Sterling Marlin
#89 Morgan Shepherd
#12 Ryan Newman
#29 Kevin Harvick
#01 Joe Nemechek
#33 Kerry Earnhardt
#6 Mark Martin
#32 Bobby Hamilton Jr.
#77 Travis Kvapil
#8 Dale Earnhardt Jr
#99 Carl Edwards
#17 Matt Krnseth
#43 Jeff Green
#15 Michael Waltrip
#42 Jamie McMurray
#24 Jeff Gordon
#45 Kyle Petty
#88 Dale Jarrett
#16 Greg Biffle
#1 Martin Truex Jr
#36 Boris Said

and the finishing one
1 5 97 K Busch 179.418 200 27 180 Running
2 27 01 J Nemechek -0.03 200 18 175 Running
3 4 07 D Blaney -0.13 200 0 165 Running
4 25 12 R Newman -0.14 200 0 160 Running
5 42 36 B Said -0.21 200 3 160 Running
6 36 15 M Waltrip -0.22 200 11 155 Running
7 15 5 K Busch2 -0.29 200 6 151 Running
8 7 21 R Rudd -1.49 200 2 147 Running
9 38 88 D Jarrett -1.95 200 9 143 Running
10 33 99 C Edwards -2.29 200 35* 144 Running
11 30 32 B Hamilton, Jr. -3.64 200 1 135 Running
12 34 17 M Kenseth -3.84 200 14 132 Running
13 32 8 D Earnhardt Jr. -3.92 200 11 129 Running
14 29 6 M Martin -4.05 200 11 126 Running
15 21 10 S Riggs -4.06 200 0 118 Running
16 41 1 M Truex Jr. -4.26 200 14 120 Running
17 40 45 K Petty -8.72 200 4 117 Running
18 28 33 K Earnhardt -8.83 200 0 109 Running
19 39 24 J Gordon -20.26 200 0 106 Running
20 31 77 T Kvapil -33.64 200 0 103 Running
21 23 40 S Marlin -33.90 200 3 105 Running
22 2 2 R Wallace -1L 199 0 97 Running
23 6 20 T Stewart -1L 199 0 94 Running
24 16 0 M Bliss -1L 199 0 91 Running
25 22 41 C Mears -1L 199 0 88 Running
26 8 18 B Labonte -1L 199 1 90 Running
27 18 31 J Burton -1L 199 0 82 Running
28 20 19 J Mayfield -1L 199 2 84 Running
29 17 48 J Johnson -1L 199 21 81 Running
30 10 22 S Wimmer -1L 199 0 73 Running
31 13 4 M Wallace -2L 198 0 70 Running
32 11 16 G Biffle -2L 198 3 72 Running
33 14 9 K Kahne -2L 198 1 69 Running
34 37 42 J McMurray -3L 197 1 66 Running
35 1 11 J Leffler -6L 194 2 63 Running
36 26 29 K Harvick -7L 193 0 55 Running
37 3 25 B Vickers -11L 189 0 52 Running
38 19 7 R Gordon -69L 131 0 49 Clutch
39 24 89 M Shepherd -123L 77 0 46 Camshaft
40 9 38 E Sadler -175L 25 0 43 Retired
41 12 49 K Schrader -175L 25 0 40 Retired
42 35 43 J Green -178L 22 0 37 Accident

In terms of individual teams, it was a great day for MB2 Motorsports, with all their drivers in the top 15, and Nemechek leading many laps.
Dale Earnhardt Incorperated also had a good day, with Truex just barely missing a top 15, and all cars leading laps.
On the contrary, Hendrick had a day to forget, with only 1 car in the top 15, while Gibbs came up short with no top 20's, and Evernham didn't even have a car on the lead lap.

I'll have to try a few Daytona's and Dega's before the next plate race, in hopes of better racing.
 
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Qualifying has finished for the 2005 Stater Brothers 300! Last years champ Martin Truex Jr starts on the front row, alongside Clint Bowyer. Michel Jourdain Jr, Eric Jones, and Dale Jarrett qualify for this race, as did JJ Yeley who is trying to make up for lost time. Stacy Compton, absent last week at Daytona due to a hauler crash, hopes to claw back some points. Randy Lajoie, last weeks winner takes yet another provisional, and finds himself in a familiar spot, the 42nd position.

1 8 M Truex, Jr. 38.496
2 2 C Bowyer 38.518
3 21 K Harvick 38.571
4 41 R Sorenson 38.577
5 9 M Martin 38.606
6 5 K Busch 38.622
7 17 M Kenseth 38.627
8 22 K Wallace 38.64
9 35 J Keller 38.64
10 11 P Menard 38.649
11 14 D Stremme 38.652
12 99 M Waltrip 38.671
13 40 S Marlin 38.671
14 18 J Yeley 38.678
15 1 J Sauter 38.697
16 66 G Biffle 38.713
17 58 B Sherman 38.739
18 32 S Hmiel 38.745
19 27 D Green 38.749
20 25 A Lewis, Jr. 38.754
21 60 C Edwards 38.781
22 20 D Hamlin 38.796
23 33 T Stewart 38.8
24 59 S Compton 38.811
25 44 J Labonte 38.812
26 87 J Nemechek 38.832
27 64 J McMurray 38.863
28 38 T Walker 38.897
29 12 T Fedewa 38.906
30 73 E Jones 38.949
31 4 R Hemphill 38.958
32 90 D Jarrett 38.968
33 49 S Grissom 38.968
34 43 A Fike 38.974
35 7 J Fuller 38.977
36 10 M Jourdain Jr. 38.983
37 6 P Wolfe 39.004
38 03 K Conway 39.014
39 47 J Wood 39.017
40 23 S Robinson 39.024
41 36 S Barrett 39.048

42 0 K Davis 39.053
43 52 S Hall 39.07
44 16 J Hayden 39.072

45 72 E Norris 39.106
46 28 D Cope 39.158
47 24 K Crosby 39.193
48 34 R Lajoie 39.199
 
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The Stater Brothers 300 is about to get underway.

Martin Truex Jr leads us to the green!

On lap 2, Harvick would take the lead, and run a way with it




Caution #1 comes out as Johnny Sauter gets spun by Shane Hmiel! Sauter clips Ryan Hemphill, who gets Drilled in the drivers side by Eric Norris, who can not be avoided by Steve Grissom, and gets T-Boned! Grissom, and Sauter came out O.K. But Hemphill and Norris were sent to the hospital for further examination. Pit stops would occur under caution

After the restart, Mark Martin would take the lead until the second caution.

Which would come out when Michael Waltrip was spun by rookie Paul Wolfe. Another round of pit stops would ensue

Post Restart, JJ Yeley would take the lead.

2 laps later, Kenseth would take over

Yeley would continue to harass the 17

as the pair traded positions.

But Sterling Marlin would turn McMurray, bringing out the 3rd caution! More pit stops as people position themselves for the end.

Marin Truex Jr would take the lead for a few

Tony Stewart would lead a handfull of rounds

Harvick would retake the lead with a few laps to go!

But with 3 to go, Truex would overtake the 21 and hold on for the victory!

Race Results
1 1 8 M Truex, Jr. 162.282 150 16 180 Running
2 7 17 M Kenseth -0.33 150 43 175 Running
3 23 33 T Stewart -0.50 150 14 170 Running
4 5 9 M Martin -0.70 150 10 165 Running
5 3 21 K Harvick -0.91 150 62* 165 Running
6 10 11 P Menard -0.93 150 0 150 Running
7 2 2 C Bowyer -0.99 150 0 146 Running
8 6 5 K Busch -1.08 150 0 142 Running
9 14 18 J Yeley -6.95 150 5 143 Running
10 4 41 R Sorenson -7.16 150 0 134 Running
11 9 35 J Keller -7.58 150 0 130 Running
12 22 20 D Hamlin -7.84 150 0 127 Running
13 20 25 A Lewis, Jr. -7.92 150 0 124 Running
14 16 66 G Biffle -7.98 150 0 121 Running
15 29 12 T Fedewa -8.13 150 0 118 Running
16 25 44 J Labonte -8.26 150 0 115 Running
17 8 22 K Wallace -8.62 150 0 112 Running
18 13 40 S Marlin -8.85 150 0 109 Running
19 11 14 D Stremme -9.15 150 0 106 Running
20 24 59 S Compton -9.46 150 0 103 Running
21 26 87 J Nemechek -9.77 150 0 100 Running
22 19 27 D Green -10.35 150 0 97 Running
23 32 90 D Jarrett -10.88 150 0 94 Running
24 18 32 S Hmiel -18.57 150 0 91 Running
25 17 58 B Sherman -18.84 150 0 88 Running
26 38 47 J Wood -18.88 150 0 85 Running
27 34 43 A Fike -21.17 150 0 82 Running
28 37 6 P Wolfe -21.53 150 0 79 Running
29 42 34 R Lajoie -21.64 150 0 76 Running
30 30 73 E Jones -21.71 150 0 73 Running
31 28 38 T Walker -21.95 150 0 70 Running
32 39 0 K Davis -21.95 150 0 67 Running
33 35 7 J Fuller -22.02 150 0 64 Running
34 36 10 M Jourdain Jr. -22.13 150 0 61 Running
35 27 64 J McMurray -31.30 150 0 58 Running
36 12 99 M Waltrip -31.58 150 0 55 Running
37 41 28 D Cope -124L 26 0 52 Piston
38 21 60 C Edwards -128L 22 0 49 Header
39 15 1 J Sauter -128L 22 0 46 Accident
40 31 4 R Hemphill -129L 21 0 43 Accident
41 40 72 E Norris -129L 21 0 40 Accident
42 33 49 S Grissom -129L 21 0 37 Accident

Carl Edwards, and Derrike Cope fell out with mechanical troubles. Randy Lajoie, despite the result not showing it, moved from last into the top 10 at one point. Tim Fedewa came from the middle of the pack to run inside the top 10, while Sorenson, Yeley, Hamlin, and Menard showed the prowess of the new generation. Biffle came back from outside the top 30 to get a top 15, while Jarrett got a respectable 23rd. The race was exciting, with everybody down to 22nd having run in the top 10 at one point, proving California Speedways ability to put on a show. As seen above, and announcement will be made about Ryan Hemphill and Eric Norris when we get more information.
 
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News update: Ryan Hemphill has been cleared to race with only minor injuries, while Eric Norris was diagnosed with a concussion, and broken ribcage from the impact. Donnie Neuenberger will run the #72 car during his 5 week recovery period.

Also, qualifying for the Auto Club 500 has wrapped up, Michael Waltrip gets the pole, with Texas Terry Labonte alongside.

Here is the qualifying results
1 15 M Waltrip 38.02
2 44 T Labonte 38.091
3 17 M Kenseth 38.12
4 88 D Jarrett 38.127
5 19 J Mayfield 38.148
6 48 J Johnson 38.156
7 24 J Gordon 38.19
8 97 Ku Busch 38.198
9 25 B Vickers 38.214
10 42 J McMurray 38.234
11 8 D Earnhardt Jr. 38.249
12 99 C Edwards 38.249
13 16 G Biffle 38.258
14 12 R Newman 38.26
15 10 S Riggs 38.26
16 5 Ky Busch 38.261
17 11 J Leffler 38.275
18 01 J Nemechek 38.279
19 6 M Martin 38.286
20 9 K Kahne 38.294
21 20 T Stewart 38.324
22 40 S Marlin 38.328
23 18 B Labonte 38.332
24 07 D Blaney 38.365
25 2 R Wallace 38.367
26 29 K Harvick 38.369
27 91 B Elliott 38.386
28 0 M Bliss 38.43
29 92 S Barrett 38.454
30 21 R Rudd 38.456
31 22 S Wimmer 38.476
32 41 C Mears 38.476
33 77 T Kvapil 38.488
34 49 K Schrader 38.5
35 7 R Gordon 38.515
36 43 J Green 38.515
37 45 K Petty 38.538
38 4 M Wallace 38.545
39 37 K Lepage 38.564
40 14 J Andretti 38.565
41 66 H Sadler 38.596
42 89 M Shepherd 38.613

43 31 J Burton 38.622
44 55 D Cope 38.667
45 79 S Boyd 38.712

46 32 B Hamilton, Jr. 38.738
47 73 E McClure 38.756
48 34 R Lajoie 38.774
49 93 G Bodine 38.802
50 27 K Shelmerdine 38.939


Notable performances are Terry Labonte's outside pole, John Andretti, Kevin Lepage, and Stanton Barrett making their first races.
 
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Here is the qualifying order for the 2005 Auto Club 500. Elliott Sadler failed to make a lap time during the session. Bill Elliott, Terry Labonte, Stanton Barrett, and Kevin Lepage mad thier first races of the year.

1 15 M Waltrip 38.02
2 44 T Labonte 38.091
3 17 M Kenseth 38.12
4 88 D Jarrett 38.127
5 19 J Mayfield 38.148
6 48 J Johnson 38.156
7 24 J Gordon 38.19
8 97 K Busch 38.198
9 25 B Vickers 38.214
10 42 J McMurray 38.234
11 8 D Earnhardt Jr. 38.249
12 99 C Edwards 38.249
13 16 G Biffle 38.258
14 12 R Newman 38.26
15 10 S Riggs 38.26
16 5 K Busch 38.261
17 11 J Leffler 38.275
18 01 J Nemechek 38.279
19 6 M Martin 38.286
20 9 K Kahne 38.294
21 20 T Stewart 38.324
22 40 S Marlin 38.328
23 18 B Labonte 38.332
24 07 D Blaney 38.365
25 2 R Wallace 38.367
26 29 K Harvick 38.369
27 91 B Elliott 38.386
28 0 M Bliss 38.43
29 92 S Barrett 38.454
30 21 R Rudd 38.456
31 22 S Wimmer 38.476
32 41 C Mears 38.476
33 77 T Kvapil 38.488
34 49 K Schrader 38.5
35 7 R Gordon 38.515
36 43 J Green 38.515
37 45 K Petty 38.538
38 4 M Wallace 38.545
39 37 K Lepage 38.564
40 14 J Andretti 38.565
41 66 H Sadler 38.596
42 89 M Shepherd 38.613

43 31 J Burton 38.622
44 55 D Cope 38.667
45 79 S Boyd 38.712

46 32 B Hamilton, Jr. 38.738
47 73 E McClure 38.756
48 34 R Lajoie 38.774
49 93 G Bodine 38.802
50 27 K Shelmerdine 38.939

51 38 Elliott Sadler 0
 
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Well, NR2003 did not save the whole replay AGAIN! So here is another recap. The race started pretty wildly, and the first caution came when Dale Jarrett turned Scott Riggs, ending Riggs day. The next caution would come out when Kyle Busch was turned by Kevin Harvick. Because pit stops were occurring, many cars were trapped a lap down, such as Terry Labonte, Dale Earnhardt jr, and Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. Under yellow Casey Mears would pull up off the apron on the back straight, collecting Kevin Harvick who was catching up with the field. The rest of the race would be caution free, and after a duel between Elliott Sadler and Jeff Gordon, Gordon would pull away and lead the remainder of the race, which was pretty uneventful. Stewart and Kenseth would race their way back onto the lead lap.

Here are the results

1 7 24 J Gordon 172.087 250 126* 185 Running
2 6 48 J Johnson -3.21 250 8 175 Running
3 8 97 K Busch -5.43 250 24 170 Running
4 12 99 C Edwards -6.45 250 2 165 Running
5 19 6 M Martin -12.83 250 0 155 Running
6 1 15 M Waltrip -14.73 250 11 155 Running
7 9 25 B Vickers -15.18 250 7 151 Running
8 18 01 J Nemechek -16.02 250 0 142 Running
9 17 11 J Leffler -16.49 250 1 143 Running
10 30 21 R Rudd -16.61 250 0 134 Running
11 40 31 J Burton -17.45 250 0 130 Running
12 13 16 G Biffle -17.86 250 0 127 Running
13 25 2 R Wallace -24.66 250 0 124 Running
14 24 07 D Blaney -29.35 250 0 121 Running
15 5 19 J Mayfield -29.43 250 1 123 Running
16 27 91 B Elliott -29.51 250 0 115 Running
17 22 40 S Marlin -29.64 250 0 112 Running
18 35 7 R Gordon -34.77 250 0 109 Running
19 3 17 M Kenseth -38.66 250 3 111 Running
20 23 18 B Labonte -39.42 250 0 103 Running
21 21 20 T Stewart -39.55 250 8 105 Running
22 2 44 T Labonte -1L 249 0 97 Running
23 11 8 D Earnhardt Jr. -1L 249 13 99 Running
24 36 43 J Green -1L 249 0 91 Running
25 28 0 M Bliss -1L 249 0 88 Running
26 33 77 T Kvapil -1L 249 0 85 Running
27 10 42 J McMurray -1L 249 0 82 Running
28 29 92 S Barrett -1L 249 0 79 Running
29 34 49 K Schrader -1L 249 0 76 Running
30 41 32 B Hamilton, Jr. -2L 248 0 73 Running
31 20 9 K Kahne -2L 248 0 70 Running
32 39 37 K Lepage -2L 248 0 67 Running
33 38 4 M Wallace -2L 248 0 64 Running
34 42 38 E Sadler -2L 248 46 66 Running
35 32 41 C Mears -3L 247 0 58 Running
36 4 88 D Jarrett -6L 244 0 55 Running
37 31 22 S Wimmer -7L 243 0 52 Running
38 26 29 K Harvick -12L 238 0 49 Running
39 14 12 R Newman -42L 208 0 46 Valve
40 37 45 K Petty -134L 116 0 43 Valve
41 16 5 K Busch -195L 55 0 40 Piston
42 15 10 S Riggs -247L 3 0 37 Accident


Today was a strong showing by HMS, who except for Kyle Busch, who was swept up in the second accident, with 3 cars in the top 10. Roush also had a strong day, with Kenseth in 19th being the lowest placing driver. DEI had 2 strong cars, but the ill timed caution caught Dale Earnhardt jr a lap down. MB2 also had 2 stong cars, one of which was swept up in an early wreck, but Joe Nemechek pulled through with a top 10 result. Stanton Barrett finished in the top 30 in his first start of the year, while Kevin Lepage had less luck in 32nd, but still a top 35 finish

With only one car in the top 20, Chip Ganassi Racing had a horrible day, with Marlin in 17th, McMurray in 27th, and Mears 3 laps down in 35th. Robert Yates Racing had a day to forget, as Dale Jarret was never a factor after the first wreck, and despite a stong showing midway through the race, Elliott Sadler would have troubles of his own, relegating him to 34th, 2 laps down. Evernham also had an average day, with Kasey Kahne falling fowl of an ill handling race car late, while Jeremy Mayfield and Bill Elliott finished 15th and 16th.
 
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