California Speedway
Auto Club 500
February 25, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 2

AUTO CLUB 500

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Feb. 25, 2007

2-Mile Oval

500 M – 250 LPurse: $6,065,926

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1         25          17            Matt Kenseth               Carhartt/DEWALT Ford                                     250                    195         **    10         $342,316      Running

 2           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Cromax Pro Chevrolet                           250                    175           *      5           249,011      Running

 3         23          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              250                    170           *      5           212,811      Running

 4           8          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              250                    165           *      5           173,441      Running

 5           3          01            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         250                    160           *      5           171,708      Running

 6           6          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     250                    155           *      5           119,875      Running

 7         18            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                250                    146                              140,583      Running

 8         11          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      250                    147           *      5           148,161      Running

 9         12            5            Kyle Busch                  CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet                        250                    143           *      5           109,525      Running

10        15          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 250                    134                                94,400      Running

11        17          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Chevrolet                                    250                    130                              116,800      Running

12        19          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    250                    127                              128,275      Running

13        29          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           250                    124                              124,958      Running

14        26          13            Joe Nemechek             CertainTeed/Ginn Resorts Chevrolet                250                    121                                90,450      Running

15        13          16            Greg Biffle                   Ameriquest Ford                                               250                    123           *      5           108,400      Running

16        39            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Insurance So. Cal. Ford                           250                    115                              130,075      Running

17          4          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    250                    117           *      5           136,786      Running

18        31          70            Johnny Sauter             Best Buy/Yellow Transportation Chevrolet      249                    109                                87,450      Running

19        24          40            David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            249                    106                                90,850      Running

20        22          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/Quaker State Chevrolet                      249                    103                                87,850      Running

21        42            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Ford                                                   249                    100                                90,700      Running

22        37          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            249                    102           *      5           104,908      Running

23        41          96            Tony Raines                DLP HD TV Chevrolet                                        249                      94                                99,500      Running

24        38          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              248                      91                              105,670      Running

25        40          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       248                      88                              114,314      Running

26          9          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    248                      85                              120,475      Running

27        34          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers Ford                                                    248                      82                              116,233      Running

28        28          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         248                      79                              121,436      Running

29        21          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot/SBON Ford                                   247                      76                                92,200      Running

30        16          66            Jeff Green                   Yellow Transportation Chevrolet                      247                      73                              106,608      Running

31        10          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       246                      70                                91,275      Running

32        43          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                       246                      67                                80,575      Running

33        33          00    #      David Reutimann         Domino's Toyota                                                239                      64                                92,958      Accident

34        32          37            John Andretti               Camping World Dodge                                       220                      61                                80,150      Electrical

35        27          14            Sterling Marlin              Panasonic Chevrolet                                         198                      58                                89,472      Electrical

36        36          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford                        160                      55                                98,989      Engine

37        35          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             134                      52                                87,550      Running

38          2            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              129                      54           *      5           137,991      Engine

39        14          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              112                      46                                 87,180      Engine

40          5            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                          74                      43                              124,433      Engine

41        30          10            Scott Riggs                  Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge                           16                      40                                86,900      Accident

42          7            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet                                  14                      37                              105,155      Engine

43        20          41            Reed Sorenson           Target/Energizer Dodge                                        7                      34                                86,963      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (8) #55 Michael Waltrip; #4 Ward Burton; #36 Jeremy Mayfield; #84 AJ Allmendinger; #72 Brandon Whitt; #49 Mike Bliss; #78 Kenny Wallace; #34 Kevin Lepage.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 87,000, Matt Kenseth posted his 15th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Before the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #96 Raines (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 36 minutes, 41 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED:  138.451 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .679 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (185.735 mph, 38.765 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Mark Martin (297.758 seconds--total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Ryan Pemberton (crew chief for Mark Martin)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE ‘STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE’ AWARD: Matt Kenseth

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (183.150 mph, Lap 3)

MOBIL 1 ‘COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE’ AWARD:  Mark Martin

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $30,000 at Las Vegas++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  David Ragan

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth

U.S.G. ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD:  Matt Kenseth (24 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Matt Kenseth (133 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 9 cautions for 37 laps. 8-12 (Car #10, 26 & 41-Accident, Turn 4); 15-18 (Oil on track); 21-23 (Car #6-Spin, Turn 2); 55-59 (Car #14-Spin, Backstretch); 93-96 (Debris); 116-119 (Debris); 121-125 (Oil on track); 227-230 (Debris); 244-246 (Car #00 & 43-Accident, Turn 4 [Red-15:18 244]).

LAP LEADERS: 28 lead changes among 12 drivers. Jeff Gordon (Pole), Kasey Kahne 1-20, Kyle Busch 21-29, Matt Kenseth 30-49, Mark Martin 50, Jimmie Johnson 51-54, Jeff Burton 55, Kenseth 56-65, Tony Stewart 66-74, J. Burton 75-89, Stewart 90-93, Kenseth 94-115, Stewart 116, Kyle Petty 117, Kenseth 118-134, J. Gordon 135, Kenseth 136-143, Stewart 144-157, Clint Bowyer 158-159, Kevin Harvick 160, Greg Biffle 161, J. Gordon 162, Kenseth 163-195, J. Burton 196, Harvick 197-198, Biffle 199, Johnson 200-226, J. Burton 227, Kenseth 228-250.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Mark Martin                        335            (0)

 2 –Jeff Burton                         330            (0)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                        309            (0)

 4 –Kevin Harvick                     307            (1)

 5 –David Ragan                      270            (0)

 6 –Clint Bowyer                      264            (0)

 7 –Joe Nemechek                   259            (0)

 8 –J.J. Yeley                           251            (0)

 9 –Kyle Busch                         239            (0)

10–David Stremme                  236            (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         15        1

Ford                                 15        1

Dodge                                8        0

Toyota                               6        0

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            1

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)            1

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

David Gilliland                                  1

Jeff Gordon                                        1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

David Ragan                                     28

Juan Pablo Montoya                         19

David Reutimann                              17

Paul Menard                                     11

AJ Allmendinger                                 2

Brandon Whitt                                     1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Martin                    (#01)          2

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Martin                    (#01)          2

 


DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

Mark Martin                    (#01)          1

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#01)          26

Hendrick                         (#24)          25

Danny Lawrence            (#31)          25

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          1

Martin Truex Jr.             (#  1)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

David Gilliland              (#38)          1

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 2 Unofficial Race Results for the Auto Club "500" - Sunday, February 25, 2007 California Speedway - Fontana, CA - 2 Mile Paved Total Race Length - 250 Laps - 500 Miles - Purse: $6,065,926 Leader 1 25 17 Matt Kenseth Carhartt/DeWalt Ford 250 Running 7 133 10 195 $342,316 2 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Cromax Pro Chevrolet 250 Running 2 2 5 175 $249,011 3 23 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 250 Running 2 31 5 170 $212,811 4 8 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 250 Running 4 18 5 165 $173,441 5 3 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevrolet 250 Running 1 1 5 160 $171,708 6 6 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 250 Running 1 2 5 155 $119,875 7 18 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 250 Running 146 $140,583 8 11 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevrolet 250 Running 4 28 5 147 $148,161 9 12 5 Kyle Busch Carquest/Kellogg's Chevrolet 250 Running 1 9 5 143 $109,525 10 15 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 250 Running 134 $94,400 11 17 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Chevrolet 250 Running 130 $116,800 12 19 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1 Dodge 250 Running 127 $128,275 13 29 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 250 Running 124 $124,958 14 26 13 Joe Nemechek CertainTeed/Ginn Resorts Chevrolet 250 Running 121 $90,450 15 13 16 Greg Biffle Ameriquest Ford 250 Running 2 2 5 123 $108,400 16 39 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance So. Cal. Ford 250 Running 115 $130,075 17 4 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet 250 Running 2 3 5 117 $136,786 18 31 70 Johnny Sauter Best Buy/Yellow Transportation Chevrolet 249 Running 109 $87,450 19 24 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 249 Running 106 $90,850 20 22 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Quaker State Chevrolet 249 Running 103 $87,850 21 42 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Ford 249 Running 100 $90,700 22 37 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 249 Running 1 1 5 102 $104,908 23 41 96 Tony Raines DLP HD TV Chevrolet 249 Running 94 $99,500 24 38 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 248 Running 91 $105,670 25 40 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 248 Running 88 $114,314 26 9 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 248 Running 85 $120,475 27 34 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 248 Running 82 $116,233 28 28 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 248 Running 79 $121,436 29 21 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot/SBON Ford 247 Running 76 $92,200 30 16 66 Jeff Green Yellow Transportation Chevrolet 247 Running 73 $106,608 31 10 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet 246 Running 70 $91,275 32 43 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 246 Running 67 $80,575 33 33 00 David Reutimann # Domino's Toyota 239 Accident 64 $92,958 34 32 37 John Andretti Camping World Dodge 220 Electrical 61 $80,150 35 27 14 Sterling Marlin Panasonic Chevrolet 198 Electrical 58 $89,472 36 36 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford 160 Engine 55 $98,989 37 35 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 134 Running 52 $87,550 38 2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 129 Engine 1 20 5 54 $137,991 39 14 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 112 Engine 5 51 $87,180 40 5 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 74 Engine 43 $124,433 41 30 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 16 Accident 40 $86,900 42 7 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 14 Engine 37 $105,155 43 20 41 Reed Sorenson Target/Energizer Dodge 7 Accident 34 $86,963 Before an estimated crowd of 87,000 - Matt Kenseth won the Auto Club 500, posting his 15th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. 
Before the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #96 Raines (engine change).
 Race Comments: N/A  Failed to Qualify: 03 Hrs, 36 Mins, 41 Secs.  Time of Race: 138.451 MPH Average Speed: 0.679 Seconds Margin of Victory: 9 for 37 laps: Laps: 8-12(#10,26,41 accident turn 4); 15-18(Oil on track); 21-23(#6 spun turn 2); 55-59(#14 spun backstretch); 93-96(Debris); 
116-119(Debris); 121-125(Oil on track); 227-230(Debris); 244-246(#00,43 accident turn 4 [Red-15:18 244]).
 Caution Flags: 28 among 12 drivers: J. Gordon (Pole); K. Kahne 1-20; Ky. Busch 21-29; M. Kenseth 30-49; M. Martin 50; J. Johnson 51-54; J. Burton 55; 
M. Kenseth 56-65; T. Stewart 66-74; J. Burton 75-89; T. Stewart 90-93; M. Kenseth 94-115; T. Stewart 116; K. Petty 117; M. Kenseth 
118-134; J. Gordon 135; M. Kenseth 136-143; T. Stewart 144-157; C. Bowyer 158-159; K. Harvick 160; G. Biffle 161; J. Gordon 162; M. 
Kenseth 163-195; J. Burton 196; K. Harvick 197-198; G. Biffle 199; J. Johnson 200-226; J. Burton 227; M. Kenseth 228-250.
 Lead Changes: (1) M. Martin 335;(2) J. Burton 330;(3) J. Gordon 309;(4) K. Harvick 307;(5) D. Ragan 270;(6) C. Bowyer 264;(7) J. Nemechek 259;(8) J. 
Yeley 251;(9) K. Busch 239;(10) D. Stremme 236.
 Top 10 Driver Points: NASCAR Public Relations @ P.O. Box 2875, Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2875 Mar. 11, 2007 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Next Race: Budweiser Pole Award : Jeff Gordon, #24 (185.735 mph) Checkers/Rally's Double Drive Through : Mark Martin, #1  Mobil1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Mark Martin, #1  Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award : David Ragan, #6  Sunoco Diamond Performance : Matt Kenseth, #17  Wix Filters Lap Leader Award : Matt Kenseth, #17 (133 Laps) Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Kasey Kahne, #9 (183.15 mph, Lap 3) DOW Automotive Strategic Call  : Matt Kenseth, #17  Commit Lozenges : Kasey Kahne, #9  EA Sports : Matt Kenseth, #17  DIRECTV : Ryan Pemberton, #1  USG Improving the Finish : Matt Kenseth, #17 (24 Places) Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps



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