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2006 Auto Club 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 2 of 36
Sunday, February 26, 2006 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps* on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:23:43
Average Speed: 147.852 mph
Pole Speed: 187.086 mph
Cautions: 7 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: .338 sec
Attendance: 85,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
13117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford251324,991running40185
2 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet251235,936running0170
32299   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford251165,550running0165
4139   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge251166,239running1165
5 631   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet251158,970running0155
62526   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush)Ford251142,375running0150
72042   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge251140,858running0146
8 418   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet251140,075running2147
9106   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford251104,800running1143
10 75   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet251105,225running0134
11188   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet251132,366running1135
12 511   Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet251104,575running0127
13 924   Jeff Gordon DuPont Hot Hues   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet251127,261running3129
143207   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet251100,425running0121
15231   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet251114,383running0118
16 12   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge251144,558running7120
171988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford251133,050running0112
182825   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet25097,625running0109
191410   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco)Dodge25088,925running0106
201112   Ryan Newman Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Dodge250132,683running0103
212941   Reed Sorenson Energizer e2 Lithium   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge25097,875running0100
222119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge250116,916running097
231638   Elliott Sadler Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford250115,083running094
242666   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet250121,058running091
253945   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Financial   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge250107,333running088
26347   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet24995,075running085
27 801   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet249109,820running082
284121   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers)Ford249109,589running079
291529   Kevin Harvick Icebreakers Ice Cubes   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet249116,611running076
302422   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge24991,583running073
312743   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge249116,186running070
321714   Sterling Marlin Centrix Auto Finance   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet24988,592running067
334040   David Stremme Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24887,775running064
344396   Terry Labonte DLP HDTV / Tweeter   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet24878,625running061
353761   Kevin Lepage RoadLoans.com   (Jeff Stec)Ford24878,425running058
363355   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge24778,275running055
374249   Brent Sherman Serta   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge24778,050running052
383551   Mike Garvey Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet24777,800running049
39384   Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet24677,680engine046
403095   Stanton Barrett hairofdog.com   (Stanton Barrett)Chevrolet24277,525running043
413678   Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet23777,400engine040
42 216   Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt / National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford229106,005engine16847
431220   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet214119,453engine2839
* Race extended to 251 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Brent Sherman49backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Travis Kvapil32TideCal WellsChevrolet
45Hermie Sadler00Aaron'sMike AndersonFord
46Derrike Cope74MyGuardian911Raynard McGlynnDodge
47Randy LaJoie34Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsDodge
48Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Dutch Quality StoneMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13131  
32354   debris#78
368853  
89924   debris#38
93196104  
1972004   debris#8
20121414  
2152184   debris#07
2192191  
2202234   #95 spun turn 4#1
2242252  
2262283   #2 spun turn 4#11
22924618  
2472493   oil on tracknone
2502512  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.4%             Average green flag run: 28.1 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kurt Busch155
  Greg Biffle63530
  Kurt Busch36361
  Greg Biffle375923
  Tony Stewart607920
  Matt Kenseth80812
  Tony Stewart82898
  Matt Kenseth90923
  Kurt Busch93931
  Matt Kenseth94952
  Greg Biffle9613540
  Mark Martin1361361
  J.J. Yeley1371382
  Greg Biffle13918244
  Kasey Kahne1831831
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1841841
  Greg Biffle18521531
  Jeff Gordon2162183
  Matt Kenseth21925133

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 355    
2   Casey Mears 316   -39  
3   Matt Kenseth 308   -47  
4   Kasey Kahne 295   -60  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 287   -68  
6   Mark Martin 275   -80  
7   Ryan Newman 273   -82  
8   Clint Bowyer 271   -84  
9   Brian Vickers 260   -95  
10   Elliott Sadler 259   -96  
11   Dale Jarrett 246   -109  
12   Martin Truex, Jr. 233   -122  
13   Kyle Busch 233   -122  
14   Jeff Burton 227   -128  
15   Jeff Gordon 219   -136  
16   Ken Schrader 217   -138  
17   Robby Gordon 209   -146  
18   Jamie McMurray 207   -148  
19   Kevin Harvick 202   -153  
20   Denny Hamlin 200   -155