California Speedway
February 26, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 2

AUTO CLUB 500

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Feb. 26, 2006

2-Mile Paved Oval

500 M – 250 LPurse: $5,934,504

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts         Pts                Won          Status

 1         31          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 251                    185           *      5         $324,991      Running

 2           3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              251                    170                               235,936      Running

 3         22          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             251                    165                               165,550      Running

 4         13            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              251                    165           *      5           166,239      Running

 5           6          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              251                    155                               158,970      Running

 6         25          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             251                    150                               142,375      Running

 7         20          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    251                    146                               140,858      Running

 8           4          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           251                    147           *      5           140,075      Running

 9         10            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          251                    143           *      5           104,800      Running

10          7            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg's Chevrolet                                           251                    134                               105,225      Running

11        18            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        251                    135           *      5           132,366      Running

12          5          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Kinkos Chevrolet                                    251                    127                               104,575      Running

13          9          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Hot Hues Chevrolet                               251                    129           *      5           127,261      Running

14        32          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniels Chevrolet                                      251                    121                               100,425      Running

15        23            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        251                    118                               114,383      Running

16          1            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                251                    120           *      5           144,558      Running

17        19          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           251                    112                               133,050      Running

18        28          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               250                    109                                 97,625      Running

19        14          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         250                    106                                 88,925      Running

20        11          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/Alltel Dodge                                           250                    103                               132,683      Running

21        29          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Energizer® e(2)® Lithium Dodge                      250                    100                                 97,875      Running

22        21          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              250                      97                               116,916      Running

23        16          38            Elliott Sadler                 Pedigree/M&Ms Ford                                         250                      94                               115,083      Running

24        26          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           250                      91                               121,058      Running

25        39          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            250                      88                               107,333      Running

26        34            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Chevrolet                                           249                      85                                 95,075      Running

27          8          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         249                      82                               109,820      Running

28        41          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie/Motorcraft/USAF Ford                  249                      79                               109,589      Running

29        15          29            Kevin Harvick              Ice Breakers/GM Goodwrench Chevrolet         249                      76                               116,611      Running

30        24          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               249                      73                                 91,583      Running

31        27          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         249                      70                               116,186      Running

32        17          14            Sterling Marlin              CENTRIX Auto Finance Chevrolet                     249                      67                                 88,592      Running

33        40          40    #      David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            248                      64                                 87,775      Running

34        43          96            Terry Labonte             DLP® HDTV/Tweeter Chevrolet                        248                      61                                 78,625      Running

35        37          61            Kevin Lepage              RoadLoans Ford                                               248                      58                                 78,425      Running

36        33          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     247                      55                                 78,275      Running

37        42          49    #      Brent Sherman            Serta Dodge                                                      247                      52                                 78,050      Running

38        35          51            Mike Garvey                Marathon American Spirit Chevrolet                 247                      49                                 77,800      Running

39        38            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  246                      46                                 77,680      Engine

40        30          95            Stanton Barrett            Hairofdog.com Chevrolet                                  242                      43                                 77,525      Running

41        36          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   237                      40                                 77,400      Engine

42          2          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Jackson Hewitt Ford                229                      47           *    10           106,005      Engine

43        12          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               214                      39           *      5           119,453      Engine

*Prize money includes race winnings from the Gatorade Duel at Daytona.

# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender.   * Includes race leader/most laps led bonus.

Failed to qualify: (5) Travis Kvapil #32; Hermie Sadler #00; Derrike Cope #74; Randy LaJoie #34; Morgan Shepherd #89.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 85,000, Matt Kenseth won the Auto Club 500, posting his 11th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #49 Brent Sherman (back-up car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 147.852 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY: .338 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Kurt Busch (187.086 mph, 38.485 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle++

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Greg Biffle

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Matt Kenseth

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD: Matt Kenseth

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Burton

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $20,000 at Las Vegas++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: J.J. Yeley

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Matt Kenseth

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD: Matt Kenseth

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle

CAUTION FLAGS: 7 cautions for 26 laps. 32-35 (Debris); 89-92 (Debris); 197-200 (Debris); 215-218 (Debris); 220-223 (Car #95-Spin, Turn 4); 226-228 (Car #2-Spin, Turn 4); 247-249 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 18 lead changes among 9 drivers. Kurt Busch 1-5, Greg Biffle 6-35, Kurt Busch 36, Biffle 37-59, Tony Stewart 60-79, Matt Kenseth 80-81, Stewart 82-89, Kenseth 90-92, Kurt Busch 93, Kenseth 94-95, Biffle 96-135, Mark Martin 136, J.J. Yeley 137-138, Biffle 139-182, Kasey Kahne 183, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 184, Biffle 185-215, Jeff Gordon 216-218, Kenseth 219-251.

++Money awarded at year’s end; amount not included in race winnings.

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10

                                                           (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                 355         (1)

 2 –Casey Mears                     316         (0)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                     308         (1)

 4 –Kasey Kahne                    295         (0)

 5 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             287         (0)

 6 –Mark Martin                        275         (0)

 7 –Ryan Newman                  273         (0)

 8 –Clint Bowyer                     271         (0)

 9 –Brian Vickers                    260         (0)

10–Elliott Sadler                       259         (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Clint Bowyer                                     21

J.J. Yeley                                          19

Martin Truex Jr.                                18

Denny Hamlin                                    16

Brent Sherman                                 14

Reed Sorenson                                14

David Stremme                                 14

 

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Burton                                        1

Kurt Busch                                        1

 


 WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)         1

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         2

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts     Wins

Chevrolet                         15        1

Ford                                 13        1

Dodge                              10        0

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)           1

Matt Kenseth                (#17)            1
BANK OF
AMERICA CARD SERVICES

MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Hendrick                        (#48)         30

E. Elliott                          (#42)         23

DEI                                 (#  8)         18

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)         1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         1

Jeff Burton                    (#31)         1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1


 

NEXT EVENT: March 12 – UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, Las Vegas, Nev. (400 M) (267 L)

NOTE:  The above figures are based on team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/12/06) 


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 2
Unofficial Race Results for the Auto Club 500 - Sunday, February 26, 2006
California Speedway - Fontana, Calif. - 2.0 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 251 Laps - 502.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, February 26, 2006 @ 08:31 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 31 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 251 185 5 $324,991 Running 4 40
2 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 251 170 $235,936 Running
3 22 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 251 165 $165,550 Running
4 13 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 251 165 5 $166,239 Running 1 1
5 6 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 251 155 $158,970 Running
6 25 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 251 150 $142,375 Running
7 20 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 251 146 $140,858 Running
8 4 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 251 147 5 $140,075 Running 1 2
9 10 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 251 143 5 $104,800 Running 1 1
10 7 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 251 134 $105,225 Running
11 18 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 251 135 5 $132,366 Running 1 1
12 5 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Kinkos Chevrolet 251 127 $104,575 Running
13 9 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Hot Hues Chevrolet 251 129 5 $127,261 Running 1 3
14 32 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniels Chevrolet 251 121 $100,425 Running
15 23 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 251 118 $114,383 Running
16 1 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 251 120 5 $144,558 Running 3 7
17 19 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 251 112 $133,050 Running
18 28 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 250 109 $97,625 Running
19 14 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 250 106 $88,925 Running
20 11 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1/Alltel Dodge 250 103 $132,683 Running
21 29 41 Reed Sorenson # Energizer® e(2)® Lithium Dodge 250 100 $97,875 Running
22 21 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 250 97 $116,916 Running
23 16 38 Elliott Sadler Pedigree/M&Ms Ford 250 94 $115,083 Running
24 26 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevrolet 250 91 $121,058 Running
25 39 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 250 88 $107,333 Running
26 34 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevrolet 249 85 $95,075 Running
27 8 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 249 82 $109,820 Running
28 41 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie/Motorcraft/USAF Ford 249 79 $109,589 Running
29 15 29 Kevin Harvick Ice Breakers/GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 249 76 $116,611 Running
30 24 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 249 73 $91,583 Running
31 27 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 249 70 $116,186 Running
32 17 14 Sterling Marlin CENTRIX Auto Finance Chevrolet 249 67 $88,592 Running
33 40 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 248 64 $87,775 Running
34 43 96 Terry Labonte DLP® HDTV/Tweeter Chevrolet 248 61 $78,625 Running
35 37 61 Kevin Lepage RoadLoans Ford 248 58 $78,425 Running
36 33 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 247 55 $78,275 Running
37 42 49 Brent Sherman # Serta Dodge 247 52 $78,050 Running
38 35 51 Mike Garvey Marathon American Spirit Chevrolet 247 49 $77,800 Running
39 38 4 Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust Chevrolet 246 46 $77,680 Engine
40 30 95 Stanton Barrett Hairofdog.com Chevrolet 242 43 $77,525 Running
41 36 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 237 40 $77,400 Engine
42 2 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Jackson Hewitt Ford 229 47 10 $106,005 Engine 5 168
43 12 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 214 39 5 $119,453 Engine 2 28
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 85,000, Matt Kenseth won the Auto Club 500, posting his 11th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #49 Sherman (backup car).
Failed to Qualify (5) Travis Kvapil, #32; Hermie Sadler, #00; Derrike Cope, #74; Randy LaJoie, #34; Morgan Shepherd, #89.
Time of Race 3 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds Average Speed 147.852 mph Margin of Victory 0.338 Seconds
Caution Flags 7 for 26 laps: Laps 32-35 (Debris); 89-92 (Debris); 197-200 (Debris); 215-218 (Debris ); 220-223 (#95 spun turn 4); 226-228 (#2 spun turn 4); 247-249 (Oil on track).
Lead Changes 18 among 9 drivers: K. Busch 1-5; G. Biffle 6-35; K. Busch 36; G. Biffle 37-59; T. Stewart 60-79; M. Kenseth 80-81; T. Stewart 82-89; M. Kenseth 90-92; K. Busch 93; M. Kenseth 94-95; G. Biffle 96-135; M. Martin 136; J. Yeley 137-138; G. Biffle 139-182; K. Kahne 183; D. Earnhardt Jr. 184; G. Biffle 185-215; J. Gordon 216-218; M. Kenseth 219-251.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 355; (2) C. Mears 316; (3) M. Kenseth 308; (4) K. Kahne 295; (5) D. Earnhardt Jr. 287; (6) M. Martin 275; (7) R. Newman 273; (8) C. Bowyer 271; (9) B. Vickers 260; (10) E. Sadler 259.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Kurt Busch (187.086 mph)
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Greg Biffle
Raybestos Rookie of the Race J.J. Yeley #
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Jimmie Johnson
EA Sports Move of the Race Matt Kenseth
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Jeff Burton
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Greg Biffle
Goodyear Gator back Fastest Lap Matt Kenseth, #17 (181.497 mph, Lap 94)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Matt Kenseth
USG Improving the Finish Matt Kenseth, #117 (30 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Greg Biffle, #16 (168 Laps)
NASCAR PR used with permission




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