2005 Point Fund Awards announced

Tony Stewart to Collect More Than $6 Million in Point Fund Awards NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion sets single season winnings record NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2005) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion Tony Stewart (No. 20 The Home Depot Chevrolet)...

Tony Stewart to Collect More Than $6 Million in Point Fund Awards
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion sets single season winnings record

NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2005) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion Tony Stewart (No. 20 The Home Depot Chevrolet) will collect $6,173,633 in point fund awards -- a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series point fund award record -- along with special awards totaling $517,000. The post-season payouts bring his 2005 season total to $13,578,168, the largest single-season total in NASCAR history. Stewart's take exceeds the previous single-season record, $10,979,757, set by Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) in 2001. Stewart's career winnings now total $48,467,449, making him the fifth-highest money winner on NASCAR's all-time list.

Over $25 million in point fund awards will be distributed to the top 25 drivers in the final NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series point standings. Runner-up Greg Biffle (No. 16 National Guard Ford) will receive over $2.62 million in point fund awards, bringing his season total to over $8.35 million.

With over $6.7 million in race winnings this season, fifth-place Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet) was the season's next-highest money winner. Johnson will receive $20,000 in post-season special awards and more than $1.7 million from the point fund, for a 2005 season total of over $8.33 million.

<pre> NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Top Five Money Winners (All-time): 1. Jeff Gordon $74,887,079 2. Mark Martin $53,859,827 3. Dale Jarrett $52,253,898 4. Rusty Wallace $49,741,326 5. Tony Stewart $48,467,449

2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Special NASCAR/ Leader Season Career Pos Driver Winnings Awards Nextel Bonus Total Total 1 Tony Stewart $6,987,535 $517,000 $6,173,633 $20,800 $13,578,168 $48,467,449 2 Greg Biffle 5729928 2,624,124 10,400 8,354,052 15,647,375 3 Carl Edwards 4889993 2,003,164 8,480 6,893,157 8,347,537 4 Mark Martin 5994353 10000 1,727,115 7,560 7,731,468 53,859,827 5 Jimmie Johnson 6796664 20000 1,700,048 6,840 8,336,712 28,259,591 6 Ryan Newman 5578114 300000 1,381,404 5,760 7,259,518 25,559,293 7 Matt Kenseth 5790774 1,243,360 5,280 7,034,134 33,531,688 8 Rusty Wallace 4868976 1,201,850 5,120 6,070,826 49,741,326 9 Jeremy Mayfield 4566913 1,174,177 4,960 5,741,090 28,252,607 10 Kurt Busch 6516318 1,151,543 4,800 7,667,861 30,512,625 11 Jeff Gordon 6855444 1,075,386 7,930,830 74,887,079 12 Jamie McMurray 3923968 715,335 4,639,303 13,292,362 13 Elliott Sadler 5024119 100000 687,822 5,811,941 25,237,270 14 Kevin Harvick 4970049 660,309 5,630,358 25,340,232 15 Dale Jarrett 4705436 632,796 5,338,232 52,253,898 16 Joe Nemecheck 4223376 605,283 4,828,659 24,156,328 17 Brian Vickers 3982133 577,770 4,559,903 7,959,273 18 Jeff Burton 4265666 550,258 4,815,924 40,458,341 19 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5761832 522,745 6,284,577 35,833,796 20 Kyle Busch 4185239 50000 495,232 4,730,471 4,730,471 21 Ricky Rudd 4300412 275,129 4,575,541 40,696,133 22 Casey Mears 4234171 247,616 4,481,787 10,583,588 23 Kasey Kahne 4874838 75000 233,859 5,183,697 10,599,308 24 Bobby Labonte 4627404 220,103 4,847,507 45,690,661 25 Michael Waltrip 4375088 206,347 4,581,435 32,221,464 Kenny Wallace 595613 36,471 632,084 41,168

Totals $28,122,880

Post Season Awards: Driver Award Amount Total Tony Stewart Clevite $77,000 $517,000 Goodyear Tire 35,000 Goodyear Belts & Hoses 75,000 MBNA 105,000 Mechanix 75,000 Sunoco 75,000 Wix 75,000 Mark Martin Clevite 10,000 10,000 Jimmie Johnson Clevite 20,000 20,000 Ryan Newman Bud Pole 100,000 300,000 Checkers 100,000 Mobil 1 100,000 Elliott Sadler USG 100,000 100,000 Kyle Busch Raybestos 50,000 50,000 Kasey Kahne Commit 75,000 75,000

Total $1,072,000

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Matt Kenseth , Bobby Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Tony Stewart , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Kevin Harvick , Kenny Wallace , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Casey Mears , Jimmie Johnson , Jamie McMurray , Kasey Kahne , Brian Vickers , Carl Edwards , Elliott Sadler , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin