In 2005, the second year for NASCAR's revised points system -- the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup -- two of the sports biggest stars failed to make the final chase. However, even without Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon, the quest for the title remained exciting, and, in fact, was not decided until the final race, when Tony Stewart clinched the points battle, despite finishing 15th.

The 2005 season was also notable as the last for popular driver Rusty Wallace, who finished 8th on the season and went on to a career with ESPN. See the stats on each of the races from the 2005 season with the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup results chart below.

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Scott Wimmer drive in the 2005 USG Sheetrock 400, a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series event.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (#8) and Scott Wimmer (#22)
battle during the 2005 USG Sheetrock 400.
Earnhardt, Jr. went on to win this race, which was
a highlight in an overall disappointing year.
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2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Results

NumberDate
Site
Race Winner
Car
Speed
1 2/20/05 Daytona Beach, FL
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 135.173
2 2/27/05 Fontana, CA
Greg Biffle
Ford 139.697
3 3/13/05 Las Vegas, NV
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 121.038
4 3/20/05 Atlanta, GA
Carl Edwards
Ford 143.478
5 4/03/05 Bristol, TN
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet 77.496
6 4/10/05 Martinsville, VA
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 72.099
7 4/17/05 Ft. Worth, TX
Greg Biffle
Ford 130.055
8 4/23/05 Phoenix, AZ
Kurt Busch
Ford 102.707
9 5/01/05 Talladega, AL
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 146.904
10
5/07/05 Darlington, SC
Greg Biffle Ford
123.031
11 5/14/05 Richmond, VA
Kasey Kahne
Dodge 100.316
12 5/29/05 Charlotte, NC
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 114.698
13 6/05/05 Dover, DE
Greg Biffle Ford 122.626
14 6/12/05 Pocono, PA
Carl Edwards
Ford 129.177
15 6/19/05 Brooklyn, MI
Greg Biffle Ford 150.596
16 6/26/05 Sears Point, CA
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet 72.845
17 7/02/05 Daytona Beach, FL
Tony Stewart Chevrolet 131.016
18 7/10/05 Chicago, IL
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Chevrolet 127.638
19 7/17/05 Loudon, NH
Tony Stewart Chevrolet 102.608
20 7/24/05 Pocono, PA
Kurt Busch
Ford 125.283
21 8/07/05 Indianapolis, IN
Tony Stewart Chevrolet 118.782
22 8/14/05 Watkins Glen, NY
Tony Stewart Chevrolet 86.804
23 8/21/05 Brooklyn, MI
Jeremy Mayfield
Dodge 141.551
24 8/27/05 Bristol, TN
Matt Kenseth
Ford 84.678
25 9/04/05 Fontana, CA
Kyle Busch
Chevrolet 136.356
26 9/10/05 Richmond, VA
Kurt Busch
Ford 98.567
27 9/18/05 Loudon, NH
Ryan Newman
Dodge 95.891
28 9/25/05 Dover, DE
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 115.054
29 10/02/05 Talladega, AL
Dale Jarrett
Ford 143.818
30 10/09/05 Kansas City, KS
Mark Martin
Ford 137.774
31 10/15/05 Charlotte, NC
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 120.334
32 10/23/05 Martinsville, VA
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 69.695
33 10/30/05 Atlanta, GA
Carl Edwards
Ford 146.834
34 11/06/05 Ft. Worth, TX
Carl Edwards Ford 151.055
35 11/13/05 Phoenix, AZ
Kyle Busch
Chevrolet 102.641
36 11/20/05 Homestead, FL
Greg Biffle
Ford 131.431

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