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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, September 3, 2006 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:40
Average Speed: 144.462 mph
Pole Speed: 184.54 mph
Cautions: 7 for 29 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.427 sec
Attendance: 102,000
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 99   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge250279,214running130190
2 68   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet250206,266running6175
3 307   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250167,950running0165
42499   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford250142,725running2165
51424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250160,061running42160
6 811   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250107,000running29155
71117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford250146,641running0146
8105   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250114,775running11147
92220   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250149,611running0138
103688   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford250140,725running0134
111648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250141,986running0130
12386   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford250110,625running3132
131819   Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge250133,666running8129
143342   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge250129,583running0121
151529   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250132,686running0118
16 731   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet250120,145running0115
17 410   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco)Dodge25092,900running0112
18 51   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet250118,258running0109
191918   J.J. Yeley Imitrex / GSK   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet250125,900running0106
203126   Jamie McMurray Smirnoff Ice   (Jack Roush)Ford250136,825running0103
213441   Reed Sorenson Diet Pepsi / Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24998,175running8105
223066   Jeff Green "According to Jim" / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet249113,783running097
232921   Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford249117,289running094
242116   Greg Biffle National Guard / Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford249105,650running091
251301   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Bobby Ginn)Chevrolet249115,070running088
262843   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge249124,861running085
27 12   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge249135,918running1187
284122   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge249101,718running079
292714   Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet24999,108running076
30174   Scott Wimmer Lucas Oil / Forward Air   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet24887,400running073
313755   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge24893,897running070
322038   David Gilliland Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford248112,208running067
331212   Ryan Newman Sony HDTV   (Roger Penske)Dodge248129,658running064
344332   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet24885,150running061
353545   Kyle Petty Schwan's Home Service   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge24792,150running058
363240   David Stremme Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24792,100running055
374296   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet24784,050running052
383949   Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge24784,000running049
394078   Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet24683,940running046
402644   Terry Labonte GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet24683,890running043
41 225   Brian Vickers Garnier Fructis   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet23797,340running040
422300   Bill Elliott Burger King   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet22483,785running037
43257   Robby Gordon World Series of Poker   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet19383,201transmission034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Scott Wimmer4engine change
Ken Schrader21engine change
David Stremme40transmission change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Todd Kluever063M Post-ItJack RoushFord
45Kertus Davis34Oak Glove Co.Bob JenkinsChevrolet
46Chad Chaffin61Oak Gloves / Embassy SuitesJeff StecDodge
47Bill Lester23Waste ManagementBill DavisDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11010  
11133   #7 spun turn 4none
142815  
29313   debris#7
328251  
83864   debris#21
8711024  
1111155   #25 accident backstretch#66
11615540  
1561594   debris#66
16017213  
1731786   #38 spun turn 2#2
17919113  
1921954   oil on track#43
19625055  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.6%             Average green flag run: 27.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kurt Busch11111
  Kasey Kahne122716
  Denny Hamlin285427
  Jeff Gordon557521
  Denny Hamlin76772
  Kyle Busch78792
  Jeff Gordon80867
  Kyle Busch87871
  Kasey Kahne8811730
  Kyle Busch1181181
  Kasey Kahne1191191
  Kyle Busch1201212
  Kasey Kahne12215635
  Jeff Gordon1571615
  Kyle Busch1621654
  Jeff Gordon1661749
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1751795
  Kasey Kahne1801812
  Kyle Busch1821821
  Kasey Kahne18319210
  Mark Martin1931953
  Elliott Sadler1962038
  Kasey Kahne20423734
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2382381
  Carl Edwards2392402
  Reed Sorenson2412488
  Kasey Kahne2492502

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 3638    
2   Jimmie Johnson 3629   -9  
3   Kevin Harvick 3296   -342  
4   Jeff Gordon 3251   -387  
5   Kyle Busch 3244   -394  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3226   -412  
7   Denny Hamlin 3225   -413  
8   Tony Stewart 3194   -444  
9   Mark Martin 3181   -457  
10   Jeff Burton 3179   -459  
11   Kasey Kahne 3149   -489  
12   Carl Edwards 2953   -685  
13   Greg Biffle 2889   -749  
14   Kurt Busch 2746   -892  
15   Casey Mears 2685   -953  
16   Ryan Newman 2650   -988  
17   Jamie McMurray 2634   -1004  
18   Clint Bowyer 2628   -1010  
19   Scott Riggs 2589   -1049  
20   Brian Vickers 2588   -1050