2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - MBNA RacePoints 400

MBNA RacePoints 400

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The MBNA RacePoints 400 was held on June 5 at Dover International Speedway.

Since rain washed out qualifying for the event, the race lineup was determined by the point standings, Jimmie Johnson was on the pole. The MBNA RacePoints 400 had 7 cautions for a total of 33 laps of the 400 completed. The drama began early when on lap 41 an unintentional spin of Jeff Gordon by Tony Stewart brought out the third caution. This ended Jeff Gordon's day with a DNF, which also collected Ricky Rudd. At this point in the race, Kyle Busch was the leader. Just 11 laps later on lap 52, Bobby Labonte incurs another DNF with a blown engine. On lap 145, Kyle Busch reclaims the lead from race leader Elliott Sadler. On lap 285, the last caution of the race is brought out after Kasey Kahne hits the wall, and after pitting Greg Biffle takes the lead. On lap 374, the first in a series of green flag pit stops takes place. Greg Biffle takes 4 tires on lap 375 while Jimmie Johnson pits for right sides only on lap 384. At the finish of the race, Greg Biffle collects his 4th victory of the season, and had his only accident of the race during his burnout celebration.

Top Ten Results

  1. Greg Biffle
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Mark Martin
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Rusty Wallace
  6. Brian Vickers
  7. Matt Kenseth
  8. Ryan Newman
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Elliott Sadler

Failed to qualify: Mike Skinner (#23), Kirk Shelmerdine (#27)

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