2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Mock Season presented by TPG!

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The cup series takes an off week, as the Busch series goes to Mexico for the inaugural Telcel Motorola 200!
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Changes to the entry list this week sees Ringers out in full force, with the 83, 66, 72, 87, 40, 43, 16, 7, 49, 52,and 0 being driven by Road Course specialists. P.J. Jones enters a second Robby Gordon Motorsports car. Also, Jamie McMurray appears in a second Ganassi entry, while Tony Raines makes his first attempt of the year.
 
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Qualifying has finished for the inaugural Telcel Motorola 200!
1 2 C Bowyer 1:24.452
2 83 P Jones 1:24.506
3 55 R Gordon 1:24.560
4 5 A Fernandez 1:24.705
5 21 K Harvick 1:24.745
6 20 D Hamlin 1:24.789
7 8 M Truex, Jr. 1:24.817
8 12 T Fedewa 1:24.864
9 42 J McMurray 1:24.869
10 18 J Yeley 1:24.871
11 66 J Goeters 1:24.900
12 4 R Hemphill 1:24.916
13 87 R Fellows 1:24.930
14 35 J Keller 1:24.938
15 11 P Menard 1:24.950
16 64 R Wallace 1:24.952
17 25 A Lewis, Jr. 1:24.963
18 32 S Hmiel 1:24.967
19 1 B Said 1:25.056
20 27 D Green 1:25.071
21 60 C Edwards 1:25.096
22 22 K Wallace 1:25.114
23 40 C Contreras 1:25.115
24 44 J Labonte 1:25.129
25 41 R Sorenson 1:25.186
26 33 T Raines 1:25.218
27 49 M Reyes 1:25.275
28 34 R Lajoie 1:25.296
29 10 M Jourdain Jr. 1:25.321
30 38 T Walker 1:25.323
31 14 D Stremme 1:25.344
32 99 K Earnhardt 1:25.353
33 0 R Martinez 1:25.359
34 59 S Compton 1:25.359
35 24 K Crosby 1:25.417
36 23 S Robinson 1:25.436
37 73 E Jones 1:25.443
38 7 C Cook 1:25.477
39 72 R Garcia Nova 1:25.524
40 58 B Sherman 1:25.528
41 52 S Gaylord 1:25.531
42 47 J Wood 1:25.658
43 90 E Sadler 1:25.662
44 43 J Ramirez 1:25.690
45 36 S Barrett 1:25.694

46 28 J Sauter 1:25.837

This race sees a major shakeup in the standings. Both Robby Gordon Motorsports cars have qualified in the top 3, while Hendrick ringer Adrian Fernandez puts the #5 in the top 5. Jamie McMurray qualifies the 2nd Ganassi Dodge in the top 10. Robert Yates Racing, Curb Agajanian, and DCT's hopes of making the top 30 continue to dwindle. Scott Gaylord ALMOST gave Jimmy Means his first start of the year, while Johnny Sauter luckily can rely on the owners points rented from Jay Robinson, and hopefully they can get a decent result. The last qualifying news is Kim Crosby and Shawna Robinson make their first starts of the year.

Other rumors circulating around have NEMCO Motorsports looking at selling off their owners points. The team rumored to obtain them is GIC-Mixon Motorsports, who has struggled to qualify for races with Rookie Kim Crosby. This deal would see GIC-Mixon obtain the #7 and the owners points associated. GIC Also has been looking at a veteran driver to pilot the #7 if the deal goes through, to help evaluate the team and try and keep them inside the top 30. Kim Crosby and the #24 would continue to operate on a part time basis.
 
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Well, no photos because A. lack of memory, and B. the race was an utter s**tshow. We had a good few 16-20 opening laps,m but after the first caution, everybody started to die in the first 3 corners, we had cars hitting other cars, driving off the track, cutting the course and merging into the pack. GOing 3-4 wide into the corner, spinning of each others noses, people cars driving under cars, David Stremme forcing Boris Said into the pit wall after blowing a motor, Ruben Garcia Nova was rolled over in turn 3 maikng it 2 weeks in a row that the MacDonald #72 been up on its lid, Tony Raines made a circut of the track at 35 mile per hour, Randy Lajoie and Boris Said drove off the track on the run down to turn 1, and in the end, Jamie McMurray won the race in a second Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge.
Lesson Learned: Test your tracks before you run them!

Results

1 9 42 J McMurray 79.755 80 3 180 Running
2 32 99 K Earnhardt -2.38 80 0 170 Running
3 16 64 R Wallace -3.26 80 0 165 Running
4 1 2 C Bowyer -3.35 80 32 165 Running
5 25 41 R Sorenson -3.67 80 0 155 Running
6 3 55 R Gordon -4.19 80 1 155 Running
7 22 22 K Wallace -4.45 80 0 146 Running
8 17 25 A Lewis, Jr. -4.80 80 0 142 Running
9 38 7 C Cook -5.00 80 0 138 Running
10 4 5 A Fernandez -5.45 80 0 134 Running
11 24 44 J Labonte -7.75 80 0 130 Running
12 42 28 J Sauter -8.51 80 0 127 Running
13 40 58 B Sherman -8.52 80 0 124 Running
14 13 87 R Fellows -9.13 80 3 126 Running
15 41 47 J Wood -10.42 80 0 118 Running
16 20 27 D Green -11.17 80 0 115 Running
17 6 20 D Hamlin -11.32 80 0 112 Running
18 14 35 J Keller -12.79 80 0 109 Running
19 29 10 M Jourdain Jr. -12.91 80 0 106 Running
20 11 66 J Goeters -13.00 80 0 103 Running
21 15 11 P Menard -13.18 80 0 100 Running
22 36 23 S Robinson -13.61 80 0 97 Running
23 23 40 C Contreras -14.55 80 0 94 Running
24 21 60 C Edwards -15.99 80 0 91 Running
25 2 83 P Jones -16.82 80 0 88 Running
26 35 24 K Crosby -17.85 80 0 85 Running
27 7 8 M Truex, Jr. -35.02 80 36* 92 Running
28 27 49 M Reyes -44.13 80 2 84 Running
29 12 4 R Hemphill -50.32 80 0 76 Running
30 33 0 R Martinez -1L 79 0 73 Running
31 19 1 B Said -1L 79 0 70 Running
32 10 18 J Yeley -3L 77 0 67 Running
33 26 33 T Raines -3L 77 0 64 Running
34 8 12 T Fedewa -9L 71 0 61 Accident
35 30 38 T Walker -11L 69 0 58 Retired
36 39 72 R Garcia Nova -34L 46 0 55 Valve
37 18 32 S Hmiel -38L 42 0 52 Retired
38 5 21 K Harvick -39L 41 3 54 Retired
39 28 34 R Lajoie -40L 40 0 46 Retired
40 31 14 D Stremme -48L 32 0 43 Accident
41 37 73 E Jones -65L 15 0 40 Retired
42 34 59 S Compton -68L 12 0 37 Retired
 

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TPG News Report:
After a dismal start to the season, Robert Yates has revamped his Busch Series operation, and hopes to build a strong momentum going forward (in increased RYR to tier 1 as I could not stand them DNQing when they have 2 veteran cup stars and are one of the top cup organizations.

GIC-Mixon Motorsports has bought out the owners points of the #7 NEMCO Motorsports Chevy, and will field the car for the rest of the season. Mark Green has been signed on as the full time driver going forward, while Kim Cosby will attempt a limited schedule in the #24.

The last noteworthy news is that Eric Norris has been released from MacDonald Motorsports, Geoffery Bodine will replace him for the remainder of the season.
 
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Welcome back to post qualifying for both the Sams Town 300 and UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400

1 8 M Truex, Jr. 29.445
2 21 K Harvick 29.461
3 60 C Edwards 29.495
4 5 K Busch 29.508
5 22 K Wallace 29.512
6 2 C Bowyer 29.533
7 25 A Lewis, Jr. 29.58
8 14 D Stremme 29.599
9 99 M Waltrip 29.613
10 18 J Yeley 29.616
11 64 J Mayfield 29.622
12 9 M Martin 29.632
13 30 R Hornaday 29.647
14 40 S Marlin 29.653
15 44 J Labonte 29.658
16 27 D Green 29.66
17 35 J Keller 29.702
18 41 R Sorenson 29.722
19 31 D Blaney 29.734
20 59 S Compton 29.738
21 11 P Menard 29.74
22 78 J Robertson 29.746
23 67 B Reffner 29.754
24 20 D Hamlin 29.756
25 1 J Sauter 29.772
26 32 S Hmiel 29.785
27 43 A Fike 29.795
28 33 T Raines 29.808
29 38 K Kahne 29.808
30 24 K Crosby 29.813
31 12 T Fedewa 29.831
32 58 B Sherman 29.833
33 66 A Fike 29.843
34 36 S Barrett 29.848
35 23 S Robinson 29.861
36 87 J Nemechek 29.861
37 90 E Sadler 29.871
38 16 J Hayden 29.898

39 47 J Wood 29.9
40 7 M Green 29.907
41 6 P Wolfe 29.907
42 10 M Jourdain Jr. 29.961

43 49 S Grissom 29.972
44 4 R Hemphill 29.981
45 73 E Jones 30.053
46 52 S Hall 30.098

47 72 G Bodine 30.109
48 34 R Lajoie 30.135
49 0 K Davis 30.164
50 28 D Cope 30.246
51 85 D Lusk 30.262

For this weeks Busch Series Event, Robert Yates Racing DNQ'd for a second week in a row(god damn Y U so slow), while Ron Hornaday, Bryan Reffner, Geoffery Bodine, and Jerry Robertson make their first starts of the year. Joe Nemechek also fails to qualify his #87 Chevy. Randy Lajoie takes his 3rd provisional of the year, while Paul Wolfe also DNQ's for his 2nd straight week.
At the pointy end of the field, Martin Truex Jr wins the pole, while Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards follow in tow. Clint Bowyer, your points leader qualifies 6th, while his rivals Hamlin and Menard start outside the top 20.

1 99 C Edwards 28.624
2 20 T Stewart 28.7
3 48 J Johnson 28.712
4 5 K Busch2 28.733
5 88 D Jarrett 28.745
6 24 J Gordon 28.748
7 6 M Martin 28.762
8 19 J Mayfield 28.771
9 8 D Earnhardt Jr. 28.799
10 9 K Kahne 28.808
11 41 C Mears 28.811
12 12 R Newman 28.815
13 38 E Sadler 28.816
14 0 M Bliss 28.824
15 17 M Kenseth 28.826
16 4 M Wallace 28.832
17 14 J Andretti 28.841
18 10 S Riggs 28.878
19 18 B Labonte 28.885
20 16 G Biffle 28.888
21 25 B Vickers 28.889
22 09 J Sauter 28.901
23 01 J Nemechek 28.917
24 21 R Rudd 28.923
25 29 K Harvick 28.924
26 07 D Blaney 28.931
27 79 S Boyd 28.94
28 97 K Busch 28.947
29 2 R Wallace 28.95
30 7 R Gordon 28.973
31 40 S Marlin 28.973
32 15 M Waltrip 28.982
33 42 J McMurray 28.993
34 11 J Leffler 29.004
35 00 C Long 29.025
36 31 J Burton 29.069
37 22 S Wimmer 29.08
38 32 B Hamilton, Jr. 29.087
39 45 K Petty 29.102
40 49 K Schrader 29.122
41 43 J Green 29.15
42 37 K Lepage 29.157
43 66 H Sadler 29.172
44 89 M Shepherd 29.176

45 77 T Kvapil 29.223
46 34 R Lajoie 29.257
47 92 S Barrett 29.265
48 73 E McClure 29.265
49 27 K Shelmerdine 29.415


On the cup side, Stan Boyd makes a splash with a 27th place starting spot, Johnny Sauter makes his first race of the year, while Carl Long puts the McGlynn #00 in the show. Carl Edwards has claimed the pole, Tony Stewart starts outside row 1, and John Andretti impresses after 2 DNQ's with a 17th place starting spot.
 
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Welcome to the broadcast of the Sams Town 300 here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the field rolls off, so we'll catch you at the drop of the flag.

Lap 0: Truex and Harvick lead them to the green!

Lap 3: Carl Edwards makes an attempt on Kevin Harvick for 2nd, but it does not work.

Lap 6: Harvick attempts a move on the 8, but thinks twice.

Lap 8: Harvick musters up another run, but can't get it done, and comes under fire from Edwards!

Lap 9: Kyle Busch trys a move on Kenny Wallace, but loses momentum, and allows Ashton Lewis Jr. by.

Lap 16: David Stremme surges past Clint Bowyer for the 7th spot, while Johnny Sauter and Shane Hmiel move into the top 25.

Lap 18: Kyle Busch powers past Ashton Lewis Jr. to retake 5th

Lap 22: Busch finally squeezes past Kenny Wallace, who starts to fade rapidly.

Lap 25: Kenny Wallace has fallen from 4th to 8th, while Harvick still can't pass Truex.

Lap 31: Kenny Wallace has fallen to 10th

Lap 60: MTJ gets caught in lap traffic, and Harvick leads at the line!

Lap 61: Truex gets back past, and also gets by Derrike Cope, who is the first car one lap down.

Lap 64: Truex puts Lajoie a lap down. Meanwhile J.J. Yeley leads the first cycle of pit stops, followed by Lewis, Martin and others.

Lap 65: Edwards makes his way down pitroad from the 3rd position, with Busch and Stremme in tow. Justin labont egets stuck on pit road with mechanical issues, and will lose several laps.

Lap 66: Harvick pulls off the track from 2nd, Truex stays out.

Lap 67: Truex finally pulls it down the pitlane,

Lap 68: Gremlins strike Bryan Reffner, who dives off the racetrack, and will also lose many laps.

Lap 69: after pitstops cycle out, Carl Edwards takes the lead, but gets sniped by Yeley at the line!

Here is the running order at lap 71
1-10: 18,60,9,25,21,14,2,8,5,34,41
11-20: 99,59,40,64,22,30,11,20,35,31
21-30: 27,1,32,66,33,38,78,58,4,12
31-36: 47,43,36,0,7,24
-1 lap: 72,29,49,34
-2 laps: 67
-4 laps: 44

Lap 73: Bryan Reffner rejoins the track, but is way off the pace.

Lap 76: J.J. Yeley puts Kim Crosby a lap down.

Lap 78: Kertus Davis is next on Yeley's list, as he tries to put cars between him and Edwards, who falls a spot to Mark Martin and Kevin Harvick

Lap 80: Ashton Lewis moves up into the 4th spot past the #60, while J.J. Yeley puts a lap on the 7.

Lap 82: Harvick passes Martin for 2nd

Lap 84: Martin falls to 4th, as Lewis moves up a spot

Lap 85: MIchael Waltrip takes 10th from Reed Sorenson, who also loses a spot to Stacy Compton, while Yeley puts Mark Green a lap down

Lap 86: Johnny Sauter makes an unscheduled pitstop and loses a lap

Lap 89: Michael Waltrip passes Kyle Busch for 9th, while Yeley laps Stanton Barrett

Lap 105: Truex puts Aaron Fike a lap down.

Lap 127: Harvick edges Truex at the line, meanwhile Mark martin starts off another round of green flag pitstops

Lap 128: J.J. Yeley pulls down pit road

Lap 130: Harvick and Edwards pit

Lap 133: Truex pits from the lead

Lap 134: Mark Martin cycles out to the lead, with a huge margin between him and second!

Lap 140: Mark Martin uses Bryan Reffner as a pick to put Ryan Hemphill and Tim Fedewa a lap down.

Lap 145: Mark Martin puts another lap on Kim Crosby

Lap 157: Bryan Reffner pinches Mayfield into the wall, triggering a 25 car ATLEAST pileup, taking most of them out of the race.

Lap 158: All cars come to pit road except for Sauter, Grissom, and Kahne.

Lap 164: Martin Truex Jr. overtakes Ashton Lewis Jr.

Lap 168: Martin Truex Jr. passes Kasey Kahne for the lead.

Lap 169: Kevin Harvick takes third from kahne, who is falling back on old tires

Lap 170: Kevin Harvick passes Ashtonn Lewis Jr. for second

Here is the latest recap after lap 172

1-10: 8,21,9,25,14,11,99,59,41,60
11-16: 2,22,38,12,64,49
-1 lap: 4,58,47,31,78,5,34,1
-2 laps: 24,72
-3 laps: 0
-5 laps: 44

Lap 174 Truex adds Steve Grissom to the lap down lot, while Kasey Kahne has now fallen to 13th.

Lap 176: Paul Menard makes a lunge on Mark Martin

Lap 179: The damaged #9 car starts to slip back, being passed by Stremmie, Waltrip, Sorenson, and Compton

Lap 185 Truex puts Kyle Busch and Jerry Robertson down a lap

Lap 186: Paul Menard used Jerry Robertson as a pick to get by Ashton lewis for 3rd

Lap 187: Kertus Davis falls yet another lap down

Lap 190: Menard is charging down the leaders!

Lap 199: Truex puts Labonte 6 laps down, while Menard is working the back of the 21

Lap 205: The battle for 4th is heating up, as 5 cars are nose to tail(along with Kasey Kahne, who has fallen back to 21st)

Lap 208: Truex Puts Geoffery Bodine another lap down

Lap 212: Jeremy Mayfield peels off onto pitroad with what looks like an unscheduled pitstop

Lap 214: Paul Menard gets Harvick at the line, and clears him going into turn 1!

Lap 219: Johnny Sauter hits pit road, starting a chain reaction of pitstops

Lap 222: Martin Truex gives up the lead to put on a fresh set of rubber

Lap 224: Paul Menard makes his stop from the lead, handing it over to Carl Edwards

Lap 225: Edwards would promptly hit the pits as well

Lap 229: Truex would cycle out with the lead, but Menard, with slightly fresher tires gives chase

Lap 235: Truex puts Tim Fedewa a second lap down, but Menard is closing fast

Lap 241: Menard uses the slow cars of Grissom and Sauter as a pick and passes both cars 3 wide on the inside! Menard has lit the candle and is burning bright, and Truex gets swamped by lapped cars

Lap 248: menard puts Geoffery Bodine yet another lap down.

Lap 254: Paul Menard puts Kertus Davis and Kyle Busch between him and Truex, Truex is clear of traffic for now, but can he run down the 11?

Lap 267: But the #11 will not be denied, Paul Menard gets his first career victory at the Sams Town 300(Tecnically 400 because NASCAR(me) fucked up the length)

This is Paul Menards first ever Busch Series victory, passing a dominant Martin Truex Jr. late in the going. THe race was mired by a huge pileup caused by slow lap traffic, and escalated by ARCA breaks.
 
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Here are your results
FS#DRIVERINTERVALLAPSLEDPOINTSSTATUS
12111P Menard170.22426729180Running
218M Truex, Jr.-3.5267138*180Running
3221K Harvick-7.552674170Running
41841R Sorenson-15.312670160Running
52059S Compton-15.982670155Running
6814D Stremme-16.062670150Running
7360C Edwards-16.22673151Running
862C Bowyer-16.482670142Running
9999M Waltrip-17.412670138Running
10522K Wallace-17.552670134Running
11725A Lewis, Jr.-17.662670130Running
12129M Martin-26.7626726132Running
133112T Fedewa-1L2660124Running
141931D Blaney-1L2660121Running
15384R Hemphill-1L2660118Running
161164J Mayfield-1L2660115Running
173547J Wood-1L2660112Running
18251J Sauter-2L2650109Running
194034R Lajoie-2L2650106Running
203258B Sherman-2L2650103Running
212938K Kahne-2L2659105Running
223749S Grissom-2L265097Running
233972G Bodine-4L263094Running
2445K Busch-5L262091Running
252278J Robertson-5L262088Running
261544J Labonte-6L261085Running
27410K Davis-8L259082Running
283024K Crosby-73L194079Engine
291018J Yeley-109L1585881Retired
301440S Marlin-109L158073Retired
311627D Green-110L157070Retired
321735J Keller-110L157067Accident
331330R Hornaday-110L157064Accident
342420D Hamlin-111L156061Accident
353366G Biffle-111L156058Accident
362632S Hmiel-111L156055Retired
372833T Raines-111L156052Retired
38367M Green-112L155049Accident
392743A Fike-112L155046Header
404228D Cope-112L155043Accident
413436S Barrett-114L153040Accident
422367B Reffner-118L149037Accident
 
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Pre Race news:
Well, I was halfway through the Las Vegas race, when I decide to back out, due to yet another clusterfuck of a wreck. I will revert to the stock Papy Las Vegas for the actuall race.
 
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Welcome to the 2005 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Lap 0: Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart lead us to the green flag, and the race is underway!

Lap 34: It took this long for a pass to happen inside the top 10, but Kyle Busch gets passed by Jeff Gordon

Lap 35: Mark Martin overhauls Dale Jarrett on the outside.

lap 45: Dale Jarrett takes the spot back, as the action starts to heat up to a barely lukewarm state.

Lap 48: First problem of the day as Rusty Wallace pulls off the track from the 29th position, and will lose 2 laps in the process.

Lap 60: First round of pitstops occure as Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads a pack in.

Lap 62: Carl Edwards leads most of the leaders into the pits. Tony Stewart stays out.

Lap 68: Dale Jarret leads after pitstops cycle through.

Here is the running order after lap 70

1-10: 88,99,24,8,38,20,48,6,5,12
11-20: 17,18,19,2,41,25,29,01,14,21
21-30: 0,10,16,15,9,97,07,4,11,40
31-42: 31,22,09,43,7,79,49,77,42,00,32,45

Lap 77: Carl Edwards uses lapped traffic to pass Dale Jarrett for the lead.

Lap 82: Carl Edwards laps Kyle Petty, after working him hard the last few laps.

Lap 86: Jeff Gordon passes Dale Jarrett for second.

Lap 89: Carl Edwards puts Bobby Hamilton Jr. a lap down, meanwhile Kyle Busch has fallen outside of the top 10.

Lap 97: Carl Edwards puts a lap on Carl Long, and Robby Gordon.

Lap 99: Dale Earnhardt Jr makes an unscheduled pitstop, and holds up the cars behind him. Mayfield, Labonte and Busch, and Kenseth are into the top 10, while Mark Martin falls out.

Lap 100: Carl Edwards laps Stan Boyd, as Jeff Gordon hounds him from the rear.

Lap 105: Tony Stewart gets past Elliott Sadler for 4th.

Lap 108: Elliott Sadler gets 4th right back, using Robby Gordon as a pick.

Lap 114: Rusty Wallace finally pits for fresh rubber.

Lap 124: Cars start to peel off onto pitroad.

Lap 126: Edwards relenquishes the lead.

Here is the running order at the end of green flag pit stops
1-10: 8,24,38,99,88,18,20,48,17,2
11-20: 6,25,12,29,97,41,19,01,5,14
21-29: 15,21,9,40,16,07,11,10,31
-1 lap: 0,4,22,42,49,09,43,77,79,32,45,7,00

Lap 140: Dale Earnhardt Jr is in the lead, but is off sequence, Rusty Wallace is falling back

Lap 153: Mark Martin bounced Rusty Wallace outside the top 10

Lap 158: Bobby Labonte gets by Dale Jarrett for 5th

Lap 161: Dale Earnhardt Jr finally pits, leaving the group of lead lap and lap down cars free to squabble amongst themselves.

Lap 162: Carl Edwards moves up into second, with Jr's pit stop, Brian Vickers moves into the top 10.

Lap 169: Mark Martin overhauls teammate Matt Kenseth for 8th.

Lap 177: Tony Stewart passes his teammate for 5th.

Lap 182: Tony Stewart gets by Dale Jarrett.

Lap 183: Elliott Sadler kicks off green flag pitstops.

Lap 193: Dale Jr has reassumed the lead for the time being, while Sadler moves to second.

Lap 208: After losing 3rd to Edwards, Gordon rallies back to the lead, passing Dale Jr who is on VERY old tires, edwards follows the 24 thru.

Lap 225: Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman, stuck in lap traffic, get into each other, but they both keep it straight!

Lap 227: Dale Jr falls outside the top 10, while Rusty Wallace moves in.

Lap 234: Cars start to peel off down pit road, while Rusty Wallace's motor finally gives up the ghost.

Lap 240: Jeff Gordon leads fater pitstops

Lap 247: Bobby Labonte takes over 2nd from Carl Edwards

Lap 251: Dale Jr has lost 2 sorts to Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart. as he tries desperately to hold on.

Lap 267: The checkqured flag is out and Jeff Gordon will take the win at Vegas!
 
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Here are the finishing results
F S # DRIVER INTERVAL LAPS LED POINTS STATUS
1 6 24 J Gordon 179.061 267 82 180 Running
2 19 18 B Labonte -1.27 267 0 170 Running
3 5 88 D Jarrett -1.98 267 12 170 Running
4 1 99 C Edwards -2.07 267 110* 170 Running
5 13 38 E Sadler -2.34 267 1 160 Running
6 2 20 T Stewart -5.01 267 2 155 Running
7 15 17 M Kenseth -5.52 267 0 146 Running
8 9 8 D Earnhardt Jr. -7.85 267 50 147 Running
9 7 6 M Martin -11.18 267 3 143 Running
10 21 25 B Vickers -11.39 267 0 134 Running
11 3 48 J Johnson -14.12 267 0 130 Running
12 23 01 J Nemechek -14.60 267 0 127 Running
13 12 12 R Newman -20.73 267 0 124 Running
14 32 15 M Waltrip -20.84 267 0 121 Running
15 25 29 K Harvick -21.09 267 0 118 Running
16 8 19 J Mayfield -23.60 267 3 120 Running
17 20 16 G Biffle -26.14 267 0 112 Running
18 11 41 C Mears -26.61 267 2 114 Running
19 4 5 K Busch2 -26.88 267 0 106 Running
20 17 14 J Andretti -28.02 267 0 103 Running
21 26 07 D Blaney -28.10 267 0 100 Running
22 24 21 R Rudd -28.28 267 0 97 Running
23 36 31 J Burton -28.47 267 0 94 Running
24 10 9 K Kahne -28.71 267 0 91 Running
25 31 40 S Marlin -1L 266 0 88 Running
26 18 10 S Riggs -1L 266 0 85 Running
27 28 97 K Busch -1L 266 0 82 Running
28 34 11 J Leffler -1L 266 0 79 Running
29 33 42 J McMurray -1L 266 0 76 Running
30 41 43 J Green -1L 266 0 73 Running
31 14 0 M Bliss -1L 266 0 70 Running
32 22 09 J Sauter -1L 266 0 67 Running
33 40 49 K Schrader -1L 266 0 64 Running
34 16 4 M Wallace -1L 266 2 66 Running
35 42 77 T Kvapil -1L 266 0 58 Running
36 37 22 S Wimmer -2L 265 0 55 Running
37 38 32 B Hamilton, Jr. -2L 265 0 52 Running
38 30 7 R Gordon -2L 265 0 49 Running
39 39 45 K Petty -2L 265 0 46 Running
40 27 79 S Boyd -2L 265 0 43 Running
41 29 2 R Wallace -34L 233 0 40 Header
42 35 00 C Long -129L 138 0 37 Clutch
 
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Points After Race 3
DriverTotTo LeaderTo NextPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Laps LedDNF'sStarts
Carl Edwards47900102214703
Jeff Gordon47188022220803
Joe Nemechek444352700121803
Kurt Busch432471201225103
Michael Waltrip43148110022203
Mark Martin42455700121403
Matt Kenseth389903500011703
Dave Blaney3869300011003
Jimmie Johnson38693000112903
Ricky Rudd37810180002203
Dale Earnhardt Jr.375104300017403
Dale Jarrett368111700112103
Bobby Labonte36311650012103
Tony Stewart354125900011003
Brian Vickers337142170002703
Ryan Newman33014970011013
Jeremy Mayfield32715230000603
Greg Biffle311168160001303
Jeff Burton30617350000003
Sterling Marlin30517410000303
Kyle Busch29718280001613
Jason Leffler285194121001303
Elliott Sadler2692101600114713
Rusty Wallace26121880000013
Bobby Hamilton, Jr.26021910000103
Casey Mears26021900000203
Mike Bliss249230110000003
Travis Kvapil24623330000003
Scott Riggs24023960000013
Kasey Kahne230249100000103
Jamie McMurray22425560000103
Kevin Harvick22225720000003
Robby Gordon207272150000013
Kyle Petty20627310000413
Jeff Green20127850000013
Mike Wallace20027910000203
Ken Schrader180299200000013
Scott Wimmer17930010000003
Boris Said160319190011301
Martin Truex Jr.1203594000001401
Bill Elliott11536450000001
Kerry Earnhardt10937060000001
John Andretti10337660000001
Terry Labonte9738260000001
Stanton Barrett79400180000001
Kevin Lepage67412120000001
Johnny Sauter6741200000001
Morgan Shepherd46433210000011
Stan Boyd4343630000001
Carl Long3744260000011
Kenny Wallace0479370000000
Larry Gunselman0479370000000
Klaus Graf0479370000000
Eric McClure0479370000000
Randy Lajoie0479370000000
Mike Skinner0479370000000
Kirk Shelmerdine0479370000000
Geoffery Bodine0479370000000
Andy Hillenburg0479370000000
Greg Sacks0479370000000
Derrike Cope0479370000000
Hermie Sadler0479370000000
 
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Thanks Bill!

Here is the weekly news roundup

James Ince has left the #66 team, after 3 straight DNQ's in the first 3 races, posting his frustrations with the team. Ince said, "I honestly don't know what we are doing wrong, but it clearly ain't working. Things are not as stable as I feel they should be, and as such, I will look toward greener pastures"

Stanton Barrett and FRM have picked up a sponsor for both Atlanta and Bristol, as US MIlitary.org comes aboard as a primary for both races.

Gary Keller Motorsports, who ran the #35 last year, plans to attempt their first race of the year at Phoenix International Speedway. Kenny Hendrick(No relation to HMS owner Rick) will drive the car.

Hover Motorsports have announced their next races, as Mario Gosselin will attempt Bristol and Martinsville, while Andy Belmont will attempt the Coke 600 in May.

SWAT Fitness Racing was notably absent at Vegas. The team relaesed a statement earlier this week stating, "We have not been achiving the results we want, and as such, will fall back and regroup, and will return at Texas.
 
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More news, this time for the Busch Series

After 2 DNQ's in the first 4 races, Paul Wolfe has been demoted to part time status, and will be replaced by, Jeremy Mayfield, and Kasey Kahne, and Bill Elliott. This change was instituted as Evernham Motorsports #6 team is outside the top 30 in owner spoints going into the 5th race of the season, the last before the current top 30 get locked in. Ray Evernham said in an interview ,"We have not been achiving the results we have wanted to, and our sponsors are getting antsy, so this change is one that has to happen. No Disrespect to Paul Wolfe, he has done his best, and will return to the car for a few races at a later date, but right now, we need results."
 
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Here is the entry list for the Aarons 312 and Golden Corral 500. Lets run down the changes.
Aarons 312

Jamie McMurray returns to the #64 car, as Jeremy Mayfield moves to the #9, replacing Paul Wolfe.
Jimmie Johnson enters a second hendrick Motorsports car, the #48
DCT Motorsports returns after skipping Las Vegas.
Missing teams from last week are Red Cactus Racing, Marsh Racing, Furniture Row, and Smith Racing, and NEMCO.

Golden Corral 500

On the cup side, Jimmy Spencer will make his first attempt of the season.
Mike Garvey, and Zero Four Motorsports also are on the entry list this week.
Bill Elliott returns, after a solid 16th place run at Auto Club
Greg Sacks hopes to race his way into the field after failing to qualify for the Daytona 500
Shane Hmiel and Braun Racing hope to make their debut
McGlynn Motorsports are entered yet again after qualifying for Las Vegas.
 

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Qualifying for the Atlanta weekend is finished. Here is your starting lineups

Aarons 312
P # DRIVER TIME
1 18 J Yeley 28.036
2 8 M Truex, Jr. 28.051
3 48 J Johnson 28.057
4 90 E Sadler 28.063
5 25 A Lewis, Jr. 28.064
6 21 K Harvick 28.069
7 17 M Kenseth 28.086
8 14 D Stremme 28.12
9 99 M Waltrip 28.128
10 41 R Sorenson 28.142
11 33 T Stewart 28.146
12 2 C Bowyer 28.147
13 11 P Menard 28.152
14 22 K Wallace 28.159
15 6 J Mayfield 28.169
16 4 R Hemphill 28.182
17 44 J Labonte 28.19
18 64 J McMurray 28.191
19 32 S Hmiel 28.192
20 20 D Hamlin 28.195
21 12 T Fedewa 28.196
22 66 G Biffle 28.196
23 35 J Keller 28.211
24 40 S Marlin 28.214
25 1 J Sauter 28.226
26 59 S Compton 28.235
27 30 R Hornaday 28.241
28 34 R Lajoie 28.243
29 27 D Green 28.249
30 60 C Edwards 28.262
31 98 J Spencer 28.272
32 95 B Hamilton 28.273
33 58 B Sherman 28.292
34 5 B Feese 28.3
35 47 J Wood 28.341
36 38 K Kahne 28.358
37 0 K Davis 28.369
38 10 M Jourdain Jr. 28.378
39 7 M Green 28.389
40 24 K Crosby 28.395
41 52 S Hall 28.4
42 23 S Robinson 28.412
43 36 S Barrett 28.413
44 16 J Hayden 28.422

45 49 S Grissom 28.445
46 28 D Cope 28.509
47 72 G Bodine 28.531
48 85 D Lusk 28.538
49 43 A Fike 28.617


Robert Yates Racing qualifies for this race, and hopes for a good result
J.J. Yeley takes the pole position, over Martin Truex Jr.
Points leader Paul Menard starts 13th
Michel Jourdain jr. Qualifies for the race
Jeremy Mayfield puts Evernham Motorsports #6 team in the top 15

Both Akins car struggle, despite having some of the best ratings in the field.
Bobby Hamilton makes his first start of the year
Jimmy Spencer starts 31st, making his first start since Daytona
Jimmie Johnson makes his 2005 debeut from the 3rd spot.

Golden Corrall 500

1 20 T Stewart 27.965
2 48 J Johnson 27.976
3 91 B Elliott 28.002
4 24 J Gordon 28.029
5 17 M Kenseth 28.035
6 18 B Labonte 28.049
7 8 D Earnhardt Jr. 28.054
8 16 G Biffle 28.055
9 88 D Jarrett 28.056
10 9 K Kahne 28.073
11 42 J McMurray 28.091
12 6 M Martin 28.092
13 25 B Vickers 28.096
14 01 J Nemechek 28.098
15 12 R Newman 28.099
16 19 J Mayfield 28.121
17 99 C Edwards 28.125
18 38 E Sadler 28.129
19 97 K Busch 28.136
20 41 C Mears 28.139
21 15 M Waltrip 28.142
22 5 K Busch2 28.143
23 22 S Wimmer 28.164
24 11 J Leffler 28.166
25 45 K Petty 28.167
26 07 D Blaney 28.18
27 40 S Marlin 28.188
28 29 K Harvick 28.205
29 31 J Burton 28.205
30 75 M Garvey 28.224
31 14 J Andretti 28.228
32 00 C Long 28.241
33 2 R Wallace 28.253
34 77 T Kvapil 28.256
35 21 R Rudd 28.262
36 43 J Green 28.302
37 10 S Riggs 28.305
38 4 M Wallace 28.307
39 49 K Schrader 28.32
40 89 M Shepherd 28.326
41 32 B Hamilton, Jr. 28.338
42 50 J Spencer 28.338
43 73 E McClure 28.344

44 0 M Bliss 28.351
45 7 R Gordon 28.357
46 37 K Lepage 28.37
47 66 H Sadler 28.395
48 08 S Hmiel 28.446
49 27 K Shelmerdine 28.458
50 13 G Sacks 28.489
51 34 R Lajoie 28.496
52 92 S Barrett 28.613


Tony Stewart gets the pole position
Bill Elliott suprised everybody to start 3rd
Mike Garvey makes his first start of the year
Carl Long qualifies for his 2nd race of 2 attempts
Morgan Shepherd makes his first start since Daytona
Robby Gordon misses his first race of the season
 
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The Aarons 312 is underway!

Lap 1: J.J. Yeley leads us to the green

Lap 2: Martin Truex Jr takes second from Johnson

Lap 7: Johnson takes 2nd back from Truex

Lap 8: Yeley still leads, while Sadler has fallen back to 6th, Mayfield has fallen outside the top 10

Lap 9: Johnson takes the lead from Yeley

Lap 11 But Yeley proceeds to take the lead back!

Lap 13: Matt Kenseth gets past Johnson, Clint Bowyer has climbed up into 7th from 12th

Lap 14: Harvick makes it 3 wide on Johnson and Truex!

Lap 17; Truex has fallen to 6th

Lap 20: The battle is on between Yeley and Johnson, Sadler has fallen outside the top 10, as Menard moves inward

Lap 23: Clint Bowyer has climbed into the second spot

Lap 29: Kevin Harvick takes the lead from J.J. Yeley

Lap 30: Sadler moves into the top 10 again, while Johnson falls back to 6th in the top 5 shuffle.

Lap 46: Harvick is stretching his lead, while Yeley has fallen to 6th, Johnson moves into 2nd behind the 21

Lap 60: Jimmie Johnson passes Harvick off turn 2

Lap 66: Clint Bowyer takes 2nd away from Harvick, the top 10 has stabilized behind them

Lap 70: Tony Stewart starts off the first round of pitstops.

With pitstops cycled through here is your running order.

1-10 21,17,48,2,33,18,41,64,59,8
11-20 90,60,25,66,14,32,1,22,44,35
21-30 34,38,12,27,6,95,40,47,20,4
31-40 5,30,58,11,98,10,49,28,0,7
-1 lap 72
-5 laps 99

Stacy Compton jumps up the order after pitstops, as does Edwards, and Biffle, while Paul Menard, who stayed out to lead a few laps is outside the top 30. Michale Waltrip had mechanical issues during the cycle, putting him several laps off the pace.

Lap 85: Harvick laps Mark Green, but the ap traffic has allowed Johnson to close.

Lap 90: Kertus Davis falls a lap down to Harvick, who is defending hard against the 48.

Lap 91: and despite his best efforts, Harvick loses the lead to Jimmie Johnson

Lap 98: Jimmie Johnson puts Derrike Cope a lap down

Lap 103: Steve Grissom is the next car off Johnson's checklist

Lap 104: and Michel Jourdain follows suit

Lap 108: Johnson takes Ron Hornaday and Jimmy Spencer 3 wide

Lap 113: Matt Kenseth cuts down a tire, but he makes it to pit road

Lap 114: Jimmie Johnson passes Bobby Hamilton, meanwhile, Compton and Sadler have fallen outside the top 10, while Edwards moves in.

Lap 122: Kenny Wallace passes Jamie McMurray for the 10th spot.

Lap 128: Jimmie Johnson takes both Tim Fedewa and an ailing Michael Waltrip 3 wide! Johnson has an almost 4 second lead over Kevin Harvick.

Lap 136: Brent Sherman has been put a lap down, while Waltrip continues to give Johnson grief. Justin Labonte is in 8th.

Here is your rundown late in the going as of lap 136

1-10 48,2,21,18,8,22,41,44,64,25
11-20 66,14,60,33,90,59,20,27,1,6
21-29 4,11,32,34,35,38,40,5,47
-1 lap 58,12,98,95,30,10,49,17,28,0,72
-3 laps 7
- 5 laps 99

Lap 139: Tony Stewart kick off green flag pit stops

Lap 141: Harvick pulls from second onto pit road.

Lap 142: Jimmie Johnson pits from the lead

Lap 145: Biffle pits after leading a few laps

Lap 148: Pitstops have cycled through, and Matt Kenseth hold the leads, Johnson is five seconds back.

Lap 154: Johnson screams by Matt Kenseth, who has yet to pit.

Lap 156: Kenseth gets passed by Harvick and Bowyer in quick succession

Lap 164: Matt Kenseth con tinues to flounder like a fish out of water, now being scored in 6th, being passed by cars lap after lap, both lead lap and lap down ones

Lap 174: Kenseth pits, and falls 2 laps down. Meanwhile, Johnson works the back bumper of Ryan Hemphill

Lap 195: coming off turn 4, a dominant Jimmie Johnson will win here at Atlanta!
 
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