Sunday 10th April 2005
Jeff Gordon came back from being three laps down and held off Kasey Kahne at the finish to win the Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Gordon became the first repeat winner of 2005, also winning the Daytona 500. It was his 71st (of 93) career series win and sixth (of nine) at Martinsville. Gordon fell behind after making an unscheduled pit stop for a loose front wheel on Lap 46. On Lap 279, Gordon was able to rejoin the lead lap when he received the free pass after Elliott Sadler spun Sterling Marlin.