The 2005 Daytona 500, the 47th running of the event, was held on February 20 at the Daytona International Speedway. Dale Jarrett won the pole. Jeff Gordon won the race, his third career Daytona 500 win, while Kurt Busch finished second and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third. This was the first Daytona 500 to go longer than 500 miles. As the result of NASCAR's implementation of the green-white-checker finish rule the previous season, the race had three extra laps due to a caution with 3 laps to go, reaching a total distance of 507.5 miles. It was also the first Daytona 500 to end at sunset.