Saturday 15th October 2005
NASCAR mandated minimum tire pressures and instituted competition cautions to check pressures during the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, North Carolina, US. Twenty-two cautions had flown at the track in the May race, and 15 more followed in the fall, many due to blown tires. The track was scheduled to be repaved prior to the 2006 events. Jimmie Johnson recovered from a blown tire to win his fourth straight race at Lowe’s.