2006 Sony HD 500

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2006 Sony HD 500
Race details
Race 25 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Track map of the speedway at Auto Club Speedway AKA California Speedway
Date September 3, 2006 (2006-September-03)
Official name Sony HD 500
Location California Speedway, Fontana, California
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.23 km)
Distance 250 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Average speed 144.462 miles per hour (232.489 km/h)
Attendance 102,000
Pole position
Driver Penske Racing
Most laps led
Driver Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports
Laps 130
No. 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons and Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

The 2006 Sony HD 500 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series stock car race held on September 3, 2006 at California Speedway in Fontana, California. Contested over 250 laps on the 2-mile (3.23 km) asphalt D-shaped oval, it was the twenty-fifth race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Kasey Kahne of Evernham Motorsports won the race.


The track, California Speedway, is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2 miles (3.2 km) long.[1] The track's turns are banked from fourteen degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at eleven degrees. Unlike the front stretch, the backstraightaway is banked at three degrees.

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge
2 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
3 07 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford
5 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
7 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford
8 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
9 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
10 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford


  1. ^ "Auto Club Speedway Track Facts". Auto Club Speedway. Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved March 22, 2013.

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