Lowe's Motor Speedway
October 14, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 31

BANK OF AMERICA 500

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Concord, N.C.Oct. 14, 2006

1.5-Mile Oval

501 M – 334 L – Purse: $5,078,500

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           2            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              334                    190         **    10         $305,889      Running

 2         10          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              334                    175           *      5           221,511      Running

 3           6          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              334                    165                               176,870      Running

 4         16            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        334                    165           *      5           154,916      Running

 5         21          43            Bobby Labonte            Bugles Dodge                                                    334                    160           *      5           151,436      Running

 6         18            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s/Delphi Chevrolet                                 334                    155           *      5           112,050      Running

 7         39          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      334                    151           *      5             95,375      Running

 8         28          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             334                    147           *      5           103,475      Running

 9         30          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         334                    138                               108,095      Running

10        25          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC/Delphi Chevrolet                                     334                    134                                 91,925      Running

11        13          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet                       334                    135           *      5           106,133      Running

12          3          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    333                    127                               113,158      Running

13        31          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               333                    124                               125,336      Running

14        11          17            Matt Kenseth               Carhartt/DEWALT Ford                                     332                    126           *      5           115,466      Running

15        12          40    #      David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            332                    118                                 97,033      Running

16        20          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy “HD Done Right” Chevrolet                332                    115                                 91,583      Running

17          1          10            Scott Riggs                  Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge                         332                    117           *      5             97,475      Running

18          5          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              332                    109                               106,661      Running

19        14            4            Todd Bodine                Lucas Oil/Hefty Chevrolet                                 331                    106                                 67,725      Running

20        38          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      331                    103                                 81,783      Running

21        43          44            Terry Labonte             GMAC Chevrolet                                               331                    100                                 63,725      Running

22        32          45            Kyle Petty                    Tire Kingdom Dodge                                          330                      97                                 84,197      Running

23          8          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     329                      99           *      5             75,700      Running

24        41          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              301                      96           *      5           111,236      Engine

25        19            7            Robby Gordon             Menards/Mapei Chevrolet                                 300                      88                                 66,075      Running

26        36          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               278                      85                                 65,475      Running

27        15          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       272                      82                               107,658      Running

28        22          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Kinko’s Chevrolet                                   265                      79                                 64,550      Running

29        40          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           258                      76                                 96,425      Accident

30          7            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          239                      73                                 80,725      Accident

31        26            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  216                      70                                 69,425      Running

32        42            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                208                      67                               102,258      Running

33        35          38            David Gilliland              Sam’s Club/M&M’s Ford                                     161                      64                                 89,958      Accident

34        27          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               160                      61                               107,800      Engine

35          4          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              124                      63           *      5             95,816      Accident

36          9          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    115                      55                                 69,050      Accident

37        33          16            Greg Biffle                   Nationa Guard/Subway Ford                            111                      52                                 80,725      Engine

38        23          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     102                      49                                 60,400      Accident

39        37          06            Todd Kluever               3M Ford                                                               45                      46                                 60,275      Accident

40        17          21            Ken Schrader              Motorcraft Ford                                                   45                      43                                 87,364      Accident

41        34          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                             32                      40                                 92,085      Accident

42        24          49            Mike Bliss                    WhatsOnline.com Dodge                                       1                      37                                 59,885      Accident

43        29          72            Mike Skinner                Dutch Quality Stone Chevrolet                              1                      34                                 60,093      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (9) Bill Elliott #83; Kevin Lepage #34; Derrike Cope #74; Chad Chaffin #61; Hermie Sadler #00; Kirk Shelmerdine #27; Carl Long #46; Kenny Wallace #78; Morgan Shepherd, #89.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 170,000, Kasey Kahne won the Bank of America 500, posting his seventh NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following driver, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #12 Newman (backup car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 47 minutes, 29 seconds                                        AVERAGE SPEED:  132.142 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.624 seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Scott Riggs (191.469 mph, 28.203 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Kasey Kahne (Also gets $30,000 bonus for winning race. ++)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Sterling Marlin (443.597 seconds.-total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Ken Francis (crew chief for Kasey Kahne)

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (187.032 mph, Lap 309)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Martinsville Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  David Stremme

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Tony Raines (32 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Kasey Kahne (134 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 52 laps. 3-11 (Car #1, 7, 11, 18, 26, 32, 45, 49 & 72-Accident, Frontstretch); 18-21 (Car #22-Accident, Turn 4); 35-38 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 4); 47-52 (Car #06 & 21-Accident, Backstretch); 106-109 (Car #55-Accident, Turn 4); 117-120 (Car #2 & 41-Accident, Turn 2); 164-167 (Car #38-Accident, Backstretch); 243-251 (Car #6, 7 & 18-Accident, Turn 4); 277-280 (Debris); 303-306 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 34 lead changes among 13 drivers. Scott Riggs-pole, Kasey Kahne 1-12, Riggs 13-18, Tony Raines 19-30, Riggs 31-46, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 47-77, Riggs 78-83, Clint Bowyer 84-85, Kyle Busch 86, Jimmie Johnson 87-88, Matt Kenseth 89, Riggs 90-95, Kahne 96-117, Elliott Sadler 118-122, Raines 123-137, Kahne 138-153, Johnson 154-155, Jeff Gordon 156, Bobby Labonte 157-158, Raines 159, Kahne 160-164, Sterling Marlin 165-167, Johnson 168-202, Earnhardt 203-204, Bowyer 205, Kahne 206-210, Johnson 211-238, J. Gordon 239, Carl Edwards 240, Earnhardt 241-244, Kahne 245, Edwards 246-256, Kahne 257-303, Johnson 304-308, Kahne 309-334.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Burton                           5763          (1)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                       5718          (4)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                       5674          (4)

 4 –Mark Martin                          5661          (0)

 5 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                5657          (1)

 6 –Denny Hamlin                      5626          (2)

 7 –Jimmie Johnson                  5617          (4)

 8 –Kasey Kahne                       5603          (6)

 9 –Kyle Busch                           5568          (1)

10–Jeff Gordon                          5547          (2)

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD                                 Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        4

Kyle Busch                         (#  5)        4

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        4

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                   (#20)        4

Todd Berrier                      (#29)        4

Ken Francis                        (#  9)        4

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                      Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                       237        19

Dodge                            179          7

Ford                               173          5


WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Biffle                         (#16)        5

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        5

Matt Kenseth                     (#17)        4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 266

Clint Bowyer                                    222

Reed Sorenson                               193

Martin Truex Jr.                               191

J.J. Yeley                                        180

David Stremme                               153

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          8

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          8

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          8

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

Casey Mears                  (#42)          4

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #          Pts.

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)            6

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)            4

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            4


BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD      Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)    12

Tony Stewart                         (#20)    12

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)      9

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                              Car #    Pts.

Danny Lawrence                    (#31)    162

Hendrick                                 (#48)    155

Roush Yates                           (#17)    154

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                                  Car #      Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        6

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        4

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        4

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                              Car #      Pts.

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        7

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        5

Greg Biffle                             (#16)        4

 

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kurt Busch         5      Kyle Busch             1

Kasey Kahne     5      David Gilliland      1

Jeff Burton         4      Jeff Gordon            1

Denny Hamlin    3      Kevin Harvick         1

Greg Biffle         2      Jimmie Johnson    1

Ryan Newman   2      Elliott Sadler         1

Scott Riggs        2      Boris Said              1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 31
Unofficial Race Results for the Bank of America 500 - Sunday, October 15, 2006
Lowe's Motor Speedway - Concord, N.C. - 1.5 Mile Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 334 Laps - 501.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Saturday, October 14, 2006 @ 12:10 AM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 334 190 10 $305,889 Running 8 134
2 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 334 175 5 $221,511 Running 5 72
3 6 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 334 165 $176,870 Running
4 16 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 334 165 5 $154,916 Running 3 37
5 21 43 Bobby Labonte Bugles Dodge 334 160 5 $151,436 Running 1 2
6 18 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/Delphi Chevrolet 334 155 5 $112,050 Running 1 1
7 39 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 334 151 5 $95,375 Running 3 28
8 28 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 334 147 5 $103,475 Running 2 12
9 30 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 334 138 $108,095 Running
10 25 25 Brian Vickers GMAC/Delphi Chevrolet 334 134 $91,925 Running
11 13 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet 334 135 5 $106,133 Running 1 3
12 3 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 333 127 $113,158 Running
13 31 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 333 124 $125,336 Running
14 11 17 Matt Kenseth Carhartt/DeWalt Ford 332 126 5 $115,466 Running 1 1
15 12 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 332 118 $97,033 Running
16 20 66 Jeff Green Best Buy "HD Done Right" Chevrolet 332 115 $91,583 Running
17 1 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 332 117 5 $97,475 Running 4 34
18 5 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 332 109 $106,661 Running
19 14 4 Todd Bodine Lucas Oil/Hefty Chevrolet 331 106 $67,725 Running
20 38 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 331 103 $81,783 Running
21 43 44 Terry Labonte GMAC Chevrolet 331 100 $63,725 Running
22 32 45 Kyle Petty Tire Kingdom Dodge 330 97 $84,197 Running
23 8 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 329 99 5 $75,700 Running 2 3
24 41 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 301 96 5 $111,236 Engine 2 2
25 19 7 Robby Gordon Menards/Mapei Chevrolet 300 88 $66,075 Running
26 36 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 278 85 $65,475 Running
27 15 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 272 82 $107,658 Running
28 22 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Kinko's Chevrolet 265 79 $64,550 Running
29 40 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 258 76 $96,425 Accident
30 7 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 239 73 $80,725 Out
31 26 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 216 70 $69,425 Running
32 42 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 208 67 $102,258 Running
33 35 38 David Gilliland Sam's Club/M&M's Ford 161 64 $89,958 Accident
34 27 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 160 61 $107,800 Engine
35 4 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 124 63 5 $95,816 Accident 1 5
36 9 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 115 55 $69,050 Accident
37 33 16 Greg Biffle Nationa Guard/Subway Ford 111 52 $80,725 Engine
38 23 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 102 49 $60,400 Accident
39 37 06 Todd Kluever 3M Ford 45 46 $60,275 Accident
40 17 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford 45 43 $87,364 Accident
41 34 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 32 40 $92,085 Accident
42 24 49 Mike Bliss whatsOnline.com Dodge 1 37 $59,885 Accident
43 29 72 Mike Skinner Dutch Quality Stone Chevrolet 1 34 $60,093 Accident
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 170,000, Kasey Kahne won the Bank of America 500, posting his seventh 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: #12 Newman (backup car).
Failed to Qualify (9) Bill Elliott, #83; Kevin Lepage, #34; Derrike Cope, #74; Chad Chaffin, #61; Hermie Sadler, #00; Kirk Shelmerdine, #27; Carl Long, #46; Kenny Wallace, #78; Morgan Shepherd, #89.
Time of Race 3 hours, 47 minutes, 29 seconds Average Speed 132.142 mph Margin of Victory 1.624 Seconds
Caution Flags 10 for 52 laps: Laps 3-11 (#1,7,11,18,26,32,45,49,72 accident frontstretch); 18-21 (#22 accident turn 4); 35-38 (#88 accident turn 4); 47-52 (#06,21 accident backstretch); 106-109 (#55 accident turn 4); 117-120 (#2,41 accident turn 2); 164-167 (#38 accident backstretch); 243-251 (#6,7,18 accident turn 4); 277-280 (Debris); 303-306 (Oil on track).
Lead Changes 34 among 13 drivers: S. Riggs (Pole); K. Kahne 1-12; S. Riggs 13-18; T. Raines 19-30; S. Riggs 31-46; D. Earnhardt Jr. 47-77; S. Riggs 78-83; C. Bowyer 84-85; Ky. Busch 86; J. Johnson 87-88; M. Kenseth 89; S. Riggs 90-95; K. Kahne 96-117; E. Sadler 118-122; T. Raines 123-137; K. Kahne 138-153; J. Johnson 154-155; J. Gordon 156; B. Labonte 157-158; T. Raines 159; K. Kahne 160-164; S. Marlin 165-167; J. Johnson 168-202; D. Earnhardt Jr. 203-204; C. Bowyer 205; K. Kahne 206-210; J. Johnson 211-238; J. Gordon 239; C. Edwards 240; D. Earnhardt Jr. 241-244; K. Kahne 245; C. Edwards 246-256; K. Kahne 257-303; J. Johnson 304-308; K. Kahne 309-334.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Burton 5,763; (2) M. Kenseth 5,718; (3) K. Harvick 5,674; (4) M. Martin 5,661; (5) D. Earnhardt Jr. 5,657; (6) D. Hamlin 5,626; (7) J. Johnson 5,617; (8) K. Kahne 5,603; (9) Ky. Busch 5,568; (10) J. Gordon 5,547.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Scott Riggs (191.469 mph)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race David Stremme #
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Kasey Kahne
EA Sports Move of the Race Kasey Kahne
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Sterling Marlin
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Kasey Kahne
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Jeff Burton
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Kasey Kahne
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Kasey Kahne, #9 (187.032 mph, Lap 309)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Kasey Kahne
USG Improving the Finish Tony Raines, #96 (32 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Kasey Kahne, #9 (134 Laps)



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