- Complete Results
The Coca-Cola 600 was a night race held on May 29 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, which was the fourth consecutive night race for Nextel Cup in May 2005. This race had 22 caution flags which broke the previous record of 20 held by three races at Bristol Motor Speedway. There was also one red flag which set up the final restart of the night. After approximately 5½ hours of racing, Jimmie Johnson passed Bobby Labonte at the start/finish line on the final lap to win his third straight Coca-Cola 600. The rest of the top-5 were Carl Edwards, Jeremy Mayfield, and Ryan Newman with notable mention given to Ken Schrader in 9th, his second top ten of 2005 which had spearheaded his recent boon to 26th in the points standings.
Top Ten Results
- Jimmie Johnson
- Bobby Labonte
- Carl Edwards
- Jeremy Mayfield
- Ryan Newman
- Greg Biffle
- Martin Truex Jr.
- Dale Jarrett
- Ken Schrader
- Rusty Wallace
Failed to qualify: Jason Leffler (#11), Bobby Hamilton, Jr. (#32), Hermie Sadler (#66), Boris Said (#36), Jeff Fuller (#34), Carl Long (#00), Tony Raines (#92), Mike Garvey (#75), Kirk Shelmerdine (#27), Greg Sacks (#13)
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