California Speedway
September 3, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 25

SONY HD 500

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Sept. 3, 2006

2 Mile Oval

500 M – 250 MPurse: $5,963,974

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           9            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              250                    190           *    10         $279,214      Running

 2           6            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        250                    175           *      5           206,266      Running

 3           3          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     250                    165                               167,950      Running

 4         24          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             250                    165           *      5           142,725      Running

 5         14          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              250                    160           *      5           160,061      Running

 6           8          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 250                    155           *      5           107,000      Running

 7         11          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Ford                                                      250                    146                               146,641      Running

 8         10            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           250                    147           *      5           114,775      Running

 9         22          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               250                    138                               149,611      Running

10        36          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           250                    134                               140,725      Running

11        16          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              250                    130                               141,986      Running

12        38            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          250                    132           *      5           110,625      Running

13        18          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              250                    129           *      5           133,666      Running

14        33          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    250                    121                               129,583      Running

15        15          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              250                    118                               132,686      Running

16          7          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              250                    115                               120,145      Running

17          4          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         250                    112                                 92,900      Running

18          5            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  250                    109                               118,258      Running

19        19          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Imitrex/Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                250                    106                               125,900      Running

20        31          26            Jamie McMurray          Smirnoff Ice Ford                                              250                    103                               136,825      Running

21        34          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Diet Pepsi/Target Dodge                                    249                    105           *      5             98,175      Running

22        30          66            Jeff Green                   “According to Jim”/Best Buy Chevrolet             249                      97                               113,783      Running

23        29          21            Ken Schrader              U.S. Air Force Ford                                           249                      94                               117,289      Running

24        21          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Charter Ford                             249                      91                               105,650      Running

25        13          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         249                      88                               115,070      Running

26        28          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Dodge                  249                      85                               124,861      Running

27          1            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                249                      87           *      5           135,918      Running

28        41          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               249                      79                               101,718      Running

29        27          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet                       249                      76                                 99,108      Running

30        17            4            Scott Wimmer              Lucas Oil/Forward Air Chevrolet                      248                      73                                 87,400      Running

31        37          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     248                      70                                 93,897      Running

32        20          38            David Gilliland              Pedigree/M&Ms Ford                                         248                      67                               112,208      Running

33        12          12            Ryan Newman            Sony Dodge                                                      248                      64                               129,658      Running

34        43          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      248                      61                                 85,150      Running

35        35          45            Kyle Petty                    Schwan’s Home Delivery Dodge                      247                      58                                 92,150      Running

36        32          40    #      David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            247                      55                                 92,100      Running

37        42          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      247                      52                                 84,050      Running

38        39          49            Kevin Lepage              LoansDepot.com Dodge                                    247                      49                                 84,000      Running

39        40          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   246                      46                                 83,940      Running

40        26          44            Terry Labonte             GMAC Chevrolet                                               246                      43                                 83,890      Running

41          2          25            Brian Vickers              Garnier Fructis/GMAC Chevrolet                      237                      40                                 97,340      Running

42        23          00            Bill Elliott                       Burger King Chevrolet                                       224                      37                                 83,785      Running

43        25            7            Robby Gordon             World Series of Poker Chevrolet                       193                      34                                 83,201      Transmission

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Todd Kluever #06; Kertus Davis #34; Chad Chaffin #61; Bill Lester #23.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 102,000, Kasey Kahne won the SONY HD 500, posting his sixth 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: #4 Scott Wimmer (engine change); #21 Ken Schrader (engine change); #40 David Stremme (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 27 minutes, 40 seconds                                        AVERAGE SPEED:  144.462 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  3.427 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Kurt Busch (184.540 mph, 39.016 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Kasey Kahne (Also gets $5,000 bonus for winning race. ++)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Clint Bowyer (332.959 seconds)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Brian Vickers

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Gil Martin (crew chief for Clint Bowyer)

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Elliott Sadler (178.478 mph, Lap 197)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $50,000 at Richmond International Raceway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Clint Bowyer

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Dale Jarrett (26 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (130 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 7 cautions for 29 laps. 11-13 (Car #7-Spin, Turn 4); 29-31 (Debris); 83-86 (Debris); 111-115 (Car #25-Accident, Backstretch); 156-159 (Debris); 173-178 (Car #38-Spin, Turn 2); 192-195 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 26 lead changes among 10 drivers. Kurt Busch 1-11, Kasey Kahne 12-27, Denny Hamlin 28-54, Jeff Gordon 55-75, Hamlin 76-77, Kyle Busch 78-79, J. Gordon 80-86, Ky. Busch 87, Kahne 88-117, Ky. Busch 118, Kahne 119, Ky. Busch 120-121, Kahne 122-156, J. Gordon 157-161, Ky. Busch 162-165, J. Gordon 166-174, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 175-179, Kahne 180-181, Ky. Busch 182, Kahne 183-192, Mark Martin 193-195, Elliott Sadler 196-203, Kahne 204-237, Earnhardt 238, Carl Edwards 239-240, Reed Sorenson 241-248, Kahne 249-250.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                       3638          (4)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson                  3629          (4)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                       3296          (2)

 4 –Jeff Gordon                          3251          (2)

 5 –Kyle Busch                           3244          (1)

 6 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                3226          (1)

 7 –Denny Hamlin                      3225          (2)

 8 –Tony Stewart                       3194          (2)

 9 –Mark Martin                          3181          (0)

10–Jeff Burton                           3179          (0)

 

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

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        4

Kyle Busch                         (#  5)        4

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        3

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                   (#20)        4

Mike Ford                           (#11)        4

Ken Francis                        (#  9)        3

 

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kurt Busch         5      Kyle Busch             1

Jeff Burton         4      Jimmie Johnson    1

Kasey Kahne     4      Scott Riggs            1

Greg Biffle         2      Elliott Sadler         1

Denny Hamlin    2      Boris Said              1

Ryan Newman   2

 


WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Biffle                         (#16)        5

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        5

Jeff Gordon                        (#24)        3

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 250

Clint Bowyer                                    203

Reed Sorenson                               183

Martin Truex Jr.                               166

J.J. Yeley                                        164

David Stremme                               140

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          8

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          6

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          5

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                      Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                       186        14

Ford                               147          5

Dodge                            142          6

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)          4

Casey Mears                  (#42)          3

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2


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

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)    12

Tony Stewart                         (#20)    12

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                  (#  8)      9

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                              Car #    Pts.

Hendrick                                 (#48)    144

Roush Yates                           (#17)    128

Danny Lawrence                    (#31)    117

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                                  Car #      Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        6

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        3

Tony Stewart                         (#20)        3

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                              Car #      Pts.

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        5

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        5

Greg Biffle                             (#16)        4

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                              Car #       Pts.

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        5

Jimmie Johnson                    (#48)        4

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        4


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 25
Unofficial Race Results for the SONY HD 500 - Monday, September 4, 2006
California Speedway - Fontana, Calif. - 2 Mile Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 250 Laps - 500.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, September 3, 2006 @ 12:17 AM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 250 190 10 $279,214 Running 8 130
2 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 250 175 5 $206,266 Running 2 6
3 3 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 250 165 $167,950 Running
4 24 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 250 165 5 $142,725 Running 1 2
5 14 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 250 160 5 $160,061 Running 4 42
6 8 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Express Chevrolet 250 155 5 $107,000 Running 2 29
7 11 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 250 146 $146,641 Running
8 10 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 250 147 5 $114,775 Running 6 11
9 22 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 250 138 $149,611 Running
10 36 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 250 134 $140,725 Running
11 16 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 250 130 $141,986 Running
12 38 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 250 132 5 $110,625 Running 1 3
13 18 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 250 129 5 $133,666 Running 1 8
14 33 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 250 121 $129,583 Running
15 15 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 250 118 $132,686 Running
16 7 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 250 115 $120,145 Running
17 4 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 250 112 $92,900 Running
18 5 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 250 109 $118,258 Running
19 19 18 J.J. Yeley # Imitrex/Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 250 106 $125,900 Running
20 31 26 Jamie McMurray Smirnoff Ice Ford 250 103 $136,825 Running
21 34 41 Reed Sorenson # Diet Pepsi/Target Dodge 249 105 5 $98,175 Running 1 8
22 30 66 Jeff Green "According to Jim"/Best Buy Chevrolet 249 97 $113,783 Running
23 29 21 Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force Ford 249 94 $117,289 Running
24 21 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Charter Ford 249 91 $105,650 Running
25 13 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 249 88 $115,070 Running
26 28 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Dodge 249 85 $124,861 Running
27 1 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 249 87 5 $135,918 Running 1 11
28 41 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 249 79 $101,718 Running
29 27 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet 249 76 $99,108 Running
30 17 4 Scott Wimmer Lucas Oil/Forward Air Chevrolet 248 73 $87,400 Running
31 37 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 248 70 $93,897 Running
32 20 38 David Gilliland Pedigree/M&Ms Ford 248 67 $112,208 Running
33 12 12 Ryan Newman Sony Dodge 248 64 $129,658 Running
34 43 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 248 61 $85,150 Running
35 35 45 Kyle Petty Schwan's Home Delivery Dodge 247 58 $92,150 Running
36 32 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 247 55 $92,100 Running
37 42 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 247 52 $84,050 Running
38 39 49 Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com Dodge 247 49 $84,000 Running
39 40 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 246 46 $83,940 Running
40 26 44 Terry Labonte GMAC Chevrolet 246 43 $83,890 Running
41 2 25 Brian Vickers Garnier Fructis/GMAC Chevrolet 237 40 $97,340 Running
42 23 00 Bill Elliott Burger King Chevrolet 224 37 $83,785 Running
43 25 7 Robby Gordon World Series of Poker Chevrolet 193 34 $83,201 Transmission
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 102,000, Kasey Kahne won the SONY HD 500, posting his sixth 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: #4 Wimmer (engine change); #21 Schrader (engine change); #40 Stremme (transmission change).
Failed to Qualify (4) Todd Kluever, #06; Kertus Davis, #34; Chad Chaffin, #61; Bill Lester, #23.
Time of Race 3 hours, 27 minutes, 40 seconds Average Speed 144.462 mph Margin of Victory 3.427 Seconds
Caution Flags 7 for 29 laps: Laps 11-13 (#7 spun turn 4); 29-31 (Debris); 83-86 (Debris); 111-115 (#25 accident backstretch); 156-159 (Debris); 173-178 (#38 spun turn 2); 192-195 (Oil on track).
Lead Changes 26 among 10 drivers: Ku. Busch 1-11; K. Kahne 12-27; D. Hamlin 28-54; J. Gordon 55-75; D. Hamlin 76-77; Ky. Busch 78-79; J. Gordon 80-86; Ky. Busch 87; K. Kahne 88-117; Ky. Busch 118; K. Kahne 119; Ky. Busch 120-121; K. Kahne 122-156; J. Gordon 157-161; Ky. Busch 162-165; J. Gordon 166-174; D. Earnhardt Jr. 175-179; K. Kahne 180-181; Ky. Busch 182; K. Kahne 183-192; M. Martin 193-195; E. Sadler 196-203; K. Kahne 204-237; D. Earnhardt Jr. 238; C. Edwards 239-240; R. Sorenson 241-248; K. Kahne 249-250.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) M. Kenseth 3,638; (2) J. Johnson 3,629; (3) K. Harvick 3,296; (4) J. Gordon 3,251; (5) Ky. Busch 3,244; (6) D. Earnhardt Jr. 3,226; (7) D. Hamlin 3,225; (8) T. Stewart 3,194; (9) M. Martin 3,181; (10) J. Burton 3,179.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Kurt Busch (184.540 mph)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Clint Bowyer #
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 Clint Bowyer #
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Brian Vickers
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Dale Earnhardt Jr.
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Gil Martin, #07 Crew Chief
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Elliott Sadler, #19 (178.478 mph, Lap 197)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Kasey Kahne
USG Improving the Finish Dale Jarrett, #88 (26 Places)
WIX Lap Leader KASEY KAHNE, #9 (130 Laps)



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