2005 Nextel Cup Schedule
Date Race/Facility Network TV Start Race Start Radio Laps Miles Track Size
Feb 12 *BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL FOX 8:00 8:10 MRN 70 175 2.5
2004 Winner:Dale Jarrett
Feb 17 *GATORADE DUEL AT DAYTONA, Daytona Intíl Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL FX 1:00 1:05 MRN 120 300 2.5
2004 Winner:Elliott Sadler/Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Feb 20 DAYTONA 500, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL FOX 1:00 2:00 MRN 200 500 2.5
2004 Winner:Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Feb 27 AUTO CLUB 500, California Speedway, Los Angeles, CA FOX 2:00 3:10 MRN 250 500 2
2004 Winner:Jeff Gordon
Mar 13 UAW-DAIMLERCHRYSLER 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV FOX 2:00 3:05 PRN 267 400.5 1.5
2004 Winner:Matt Kenseth
Mar 20 GOLDEN CORRAL 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, GA FOX 12:30 1:15 PRN 325 500.5 1.54
2004 Winner:Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Apr 3 FOOD CITY 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN FOX 12:30 1:15 PRN 500 266.5 0.533
2004 Winner:Kurt Busch
Apr 10 ADVANCE AUTO PARTS 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA FOX 12:30 1:20 MRN 500 263 0.526
2004 Winner:Rusty Wallace
Apr 17 SAMSUNG/RADIOSHACK 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX FOX 12:30 1:20 PRN 334 501 1.5
2004 Winner:Elliott Sadler
Apr 23 SUBWAY FRESH 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, AZ FOX 7:30 7:55 MRN 312 312 1
2004 Winner:Inaugural Event
May 1 AARONíS 499, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL FOX 12:30 1:20 MRN 188 500 2.66
2004 Winner:Jeff Gordon
May 7 DODGE CHARGER 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC FOX 7:00 7:10 MRN 367 500 1.366
2004 Winner:Jimmie Johnson
May 14 CHEVY AMERICAN REVOLUTION 400, Richmond Intíl Raceway, Richmond, VA FX 7:00 7:35 MRN 400 300 0.75
2004 Winner:Dale Earnhardt Jr.
May 21 *NASCAR NEXTEL ALL-STAR CHALLENGE, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC FX 7:00 7:30 MRN 90 130 1.5
2004 Winner:Matt Kenseth
May 29 COCA-COLA 600, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC FOX 5:00 5:30 PRN 400 600 1.5
2004 Winner:Jimmie Johnson
Jun 5 MBNA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE FX 12:30 1:35 MRN 400 400 1
2004 Winner:Mark Martin
Jun 12 Pocono 500, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA FOX 1:00 1:40 MRN 200 500 2.5
2004 Winner:Jimmie Johnson
Jun 19 MICHIGAN 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI FOX 1:30 2:10 MRN 200 400 2
2004 Winner:Ryan Newman
Jun 26 DODGE/SAVE MART 350, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA FOX 2:30 3:35 PRN 110 219 1.99
2004 Winner:Jeff Gordon
Jul 2 PEPSI 400, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL NBC 7:00 8:00 MRN 160 400 2.5
2004 Winner:Jeff Gordon
Jul 10 Chicagoland Speedway, Chicago, IL (Race title TBD) NBC 3:00 3:35 MRN 267 400 1.5
2004 Winner:Tony Stewart
Jul 17 NEW ENGLAND 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH TNT 1:30 2:10 MRN 300 317.4 1.058
2004 Winner:Kurt Busch
Jul 24 PENNSYLVANIA 500, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA TNT 1:00 1:40 MRN 200 500 2.5
2004 Winner:Jimmie Johnson
Aug 7 BRICKYARD 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN NBC 2:30 TBD IMS 160 400 2.5
2004 Winner:Jeff Gordon
Aug 14 SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO AT THE GLEN, Watkins Glen Intíl, Watkins Glen, NY NBC 1:00 1:35 MRN 90 220.5 2.45
2004 Winner:Tony Stewart
Aug 21 GFS MARKETPLACE 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI TNT 1:30 2:10 MRN 200 400 2
2004 Winner:Greg Biffle
Aug 27 SHARPIE 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN TNT 7:00 7:40 PRN 500 266.5 0.533
2004 Winner:Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Sep 4 California Speedway, Los Angeles, CA (Race title TBD) NBC TBD TBD MRN 250 500 2
2004 Winner:Elliott Sadler
Sep 10 CHEVY ROCK & ROLL 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA TNT 7:00 7:40 MRN 400 300 0.75
2004 Winner:Jeremy Mayfield
Sep 18 SYLVANIA 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH TNT 12:30 1:10 MRN 300 317.4 1.058
2004 Winner:Kurt Busch
Sep 25 MBNA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE TNT 12:30 1:10 MRN 400 400 1
2004 Winner:Ryan Newman
Oct 2 TALLADEGA 500, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL NBC 1:30 2:30 MRN 188 500 2.66
2004 Winner:Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Oct 9 BANQUET 400, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS NBC 1:30 2:10 MRN 267 400 1.5
2004 Winner:Joe Nemechek
Oct 15 UAW-GM QUALITY 500, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC NBC 7:00 7:10 PRN 334 500 1.5
2004 Winner:Jimmie Johnson
Oct 23 SUBWAY 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA NBC 12:30 1:00 MRN 500 263 0.526
2004 Winner:Jimmie Johnson
Oct 30 BASS PRO SHOPS MBNA 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, GA NBC 12:00 12:40 PRN 325 500.5 1.54
2004 Winner:Jimmie Johnson
Nov 6 DICKIES 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX NBC 3:00 3:20 PRN 334 501 1.5
2004 Winner:Inaugural Event
Nov 13 CHECKER AUTO PARTS 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix AZ NBC 3:00 3:40 MRN 312 312 1
2004 Winner:Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nov 20 FORD 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Miami, FL NBC TBD TBD MRN 267 400.5 1.5
2004 Winner:Greg Biffle
*Non-championship points event†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN