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
2006 Sony HD 500 program cover
2006 Sony HD 500 program cover
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
Winner
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.

Background[edit]

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.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos[2] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 184.540 39.016 0.000
2 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet Garnier Fructis 184.049 39.120 -0.104
3 7 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 183.505 39.236 -0.220
4 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 183.197 39.302 -0.286
5 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 182.950 39.355 -0.339
6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 182.792 39.389 -0.373
7 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 182.672 39.415 -0.399
8 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express 182.454 39.462 -0.446
9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 182.292 39.497 -0.481
10 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg's 182.223 39.512 -0.496
11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 182.209 39.515 -0.499
12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Sony HDTV 181.951 39.571 -0.555
13 1 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 181.722 39.621 -0.605
14 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 181.438 39.683 -0.667
15 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 181.087 39.760 -0.744
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 180.941 39.792 -0.776
17 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Lucas Oil / Forward Air 180.736 39.837 -0.821
18 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 180.727 39.839 -0.823
19 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet Imitrex / GSK 180.709 39.843 -0.827
20 38 David Gilliland Ford Pedigree 180.560 39.876 -0.860
21 16 Greg Biffle Ford National Guard / Charter Communications 180.519 39.885 -0.869
22 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 180.180 39.960 -0.944
23 00 Bill Elliott Chevrolet Burger King 180.099 39.978 -0.962
24 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 180.027 39.994 -0.978
25 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet World Series of Poker 179.964 40.008 -0.992
26 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet GMAC 179.964 40.008 -0.992
27 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Ginn Clubs & Resorts 179.721 40.062 -1.046
28 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 179.677 40.072 -1.056
29 21 Ken Schrader Ford U.S. Air Force 179.641 40.080 -1.064
30 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet "According to Jim" / Best Buy 179.636 40.081 -1.065
31 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Smirnoff Ice 179.462 40.120 -1.104
32 40 David Stremme Dodge Coors Light 179.426 40.128 -1.112
33 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco / Havoline 178.931 40.239 -1.223
34 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Diet Pepsi / Target 178.869 40.253 -1.237
35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Schwan's Home Service 178.740 40.282 -1.266
36 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 178.545 40.326 -1.310
37 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 178.505 40.335 -1.319
38 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 178.086 40.430 -1.414
39 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge LoansDepot.com 177.765 40.503 -1.487
40 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 177.738 40.509 -1.493
41 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 176.978 40.683 -1.667
42 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 175.310 41.070 -2.054
43 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Tide-Downy 177.274 40.615 -1.599
Failed to qualify
44 06 Todd Kluever Ford 3M Post-It
45 34 Kertus Davis Chevrolet Oak Glove Co.
46 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge Oak Gloves / Embassy Suites
47 23 Bill Lester Dodge Waste Management

Results[edit]

POS[3] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 9 9   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 250 279214 running 130 190
2 6 8   Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 250 206266 running 6 175
3 3 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 250 167950 running 0 165
4 24 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 250 142725 running 2 165
5 14 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 250 160061 running 42 160
6 8 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 250 107000 running 29 155
7 11 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 250 146641 running 0 146
8 10 5   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 250 114775 running 11 147
9 22 20   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 250 149611 running 0 138
10 36 88   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing) Ford 250 140725 running 0 134
11 16 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 250 141986 running 0 130
12 38 6   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush) Ford 250 110625 running 3 132
13 18 19   Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 250 133666 running 8 129
14 33 42   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 250 129583 running 0 121
15 15 29   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 250 132686 running 0 118
16 7 31   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 250 120145 running 0 115
17 4 10   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco) Dodge 250 92900 running 0 112
18 5 1   Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 250 118258 running 0 109
19 19 18   J.J. Yeley Imitrex / GSK   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 250 125900 running 0 106
20 31 26   Jamie McMurray Smirnoff Ice   (Jack Roush) Ford 250 136825 running 0 103
21 34 41   Reed Sorenson Diet Pepsi / Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 249 98175 running 8 105
22 30 66   Jeff Green "According to Jim" / Best Buy   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 249 113783 running 0 97
23 29 21   Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers) Ford 249 117289 running 0 94
24 21 16   Greg Biffle National Guard / Charter Communications   (Jack Roush) Ford 249 105650 running 0 91
25 13 01   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Bobby Ginn) Chevrolet 249 115070 running 0 88
26 28 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 249 124861 running 0 85
27 1 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 249 135918 running 11 87
28 41 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Dodge 249 101718 running 0 79
29 27 14   Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Bobby Ginn) Chevrolet 249 99108 running 0 76
30 17 4   Scott Wimmer Lucas Oil / Forward Air   (Larry McClure) Chevrolet 248 87400 running 0 73
31 37 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel) Dodge 248 93897 running 0 70
32 20 38   David Gilliland Pedigree   (Yates Racing) Ford 248 112208 running 0 67
33 12 12   Ryan Newman Sony HDTV   (Roger Penske) Dodge 248 129658 running 0 64
34 43 32   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells) Chevrolet 248 85150 running 0 61
35 35 45   Kyle Petty Schwan's Home Service   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 247 92150 running 0 58
36 32 40   David Stremme Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 247 92100 running 0 55
37 42 96   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders) Chevrolet 247 84050 running 0 52
38 39 49   Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau) Dodge 247 84000 running 0 49
39 40 78   Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 246 83940 running 0 46
40 26 44   Terry Labonte GMAC   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 246 83890 running 0 43
41 2 25   Brian Vickers Garnier Fructis   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 237 97340 running 0 40
42 23 00   Bill Elliott Burger King   (Michael Waltrip) Chevrolet 224 83785 running 0 37
43 25 7   Robby Gordon World Series of Poker   (Robby Gordon) Chevrolet 193 83201 transmission 0 34
Failed to qualify
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Todd Kluever 06 3M Post-It Jack Roush Ford
45 Kertus Davis 34 Oak Glove Co. Bob Jenkins Chevrolet
46 Chad Chaffin 61 Oak Gloves / Embassy Suites Jeff Stec Dodge
47 Bill Lester 23 Waste Management Bill Davis Dodge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auto Club Speedway Track Facts". Auto Club Speedway. Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Sony Hd 500 Qualifying Results and Starting Lineup Auto Club Speedway NASCAR 2006". NASCAR Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  3. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-06.


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