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Stock Car Racing

Auto Club 500
Event

A NASCAR Winston Cup race held at California Speedway/Auto Club Speedway.

DateWinnerWinner's Car
February 26, 2006Matt KensethFord2006 Race Information & Results
2010Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet2010 Race Information & Results


2006 Results

February 26, 2006
Time of race 3:23:43
Average speed 147.852 mph
Lead changes:  18
Finished under caution
Cautions:  32-35, 89-92, 197-200, 215-218, 220-223, 226-228, 247-249
Pole:  Kurt Busch

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusWinningsPoints/Bonus
131Matt KensethFord17DeWalt Power Tools251Running$324,991185/5
23Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet48Lowe's251Running$235,936170/0
322Carl EdwardsFord99Office Depot251Running$165,550165/0
413Kasey KahneDodge9Dodge Dealers/UAW251Running$166,239165/5
56Jeff BurtonChevrolet31Cingular Wireless251Running$158,970155/0
625Jamie McMurrayFord26Crown Royal251Running$142,375150/0
720Casey MearsDodge42Texaco/Havoline251Running$140,858146/0
84J.J. YeleyChevrolet18Interstate Batteries251Running$140,075147/5
910Mark MartinFord6AAA251Running$104,800143/5
107Kyle BuschChevrolet5Kellogg's251Running$105,225134/0
1118Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet8Budweiser251Running$132,366135/5
125Denny HamlinChevrolet11FedEx Kinko's251Running$104,575127/0
139Jeff GordonChevrolet24DuPont Hot Hues251Running$127,261129/5
1432Clint BowyerChevrolet07Jack Daniel's251Running$100,425121/0
1523Martin Truex, Jr.Chevrolet1Bass Pro Shops/Tracker251Running$114,383118/0
161Kurt BuschDodge2Miller Lite251Running$144,558120/5
1719Dale JarrettFord88UPS251Running$133,050112/0
1828Brian VickersChevrolet25GMAC250Running$97,625109/0
1914Scott RiggsDodge10Valvoline/Stanley Tools250Running$88,925106/0
2011Ryan NewmanDodge12Mobil 1250Running$132,683103/0
2129Reed SorensonDodge41Energizer e2 Lithium250Running$97,875100/0
2221Jeremy MayfieldDodge19Dodge Dealers/UAW250Running$116,91697/0
2316Elliott SadlerFord38Pedigree250Running$115,08394/0
2426Jeff GreenChevrolet66Best Buy250Running$121,05891/0
2539Kyle PettyDodge45Wells Fargo Financial250Running$107,33388/0
2634Robby GordonChevrolet7Jim Beam249Running$95,07585/0
278Joe NemechekChevrolet01U.S. Army249Running$109,82082/0
2841Ken SchraderFord21Little Debbie249Running$109,58979/0
2915Kevin HarvickChevrolet29Icebreakers Ice Cubes249Running$116,61176/0
3024Dave BlaneyDodge22Caterpillar249Running$91,58373/0
3127Bobby LabonteDodge43Cheerios/Betty Crocker249Running$116,18670/0
3217Sterling MarlinChevrolet14CENTRIX Auto Finance249Running$88,59267/0
3340David StremmeDodge40Coors Light248Running$87,77564/0
3443Terry LabonteChevrolet96DLP HDTV/Tweeter248Running$78,62561/0
3537Kevin LepageFord61RoadLoans.com248Running$78,42558/0
3633Michael WaltripDodge55NAPA Auto Parts247Running$78,27555/0
3742Brent ShermanDodge49Serta247Running$78,05052/0
3835Mike GarveyChevrolet51Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil247Running$77,80049/0
3938Scott WimmerChevrolet4AERO Exhaust246Out (Engine)$77,68046/0
4030Stanton BarrettChevrolet95hairofdog.com242Running$77,52543/0
4136Kenny WallaceChevrolet78Furniture Row Racing237Out (Engine)$77,40040/0
422Greg BiffleFord16Jackson Hewitt/National Guard229Out (Engine)$106,00547/10
4312Tony StewartChevrolet20The Home Depot214Out (Engine)$119,45339/5

Bank of America Card Services Mid-Race Leader:  Greg Biffle
Bud Pole:  Kurt Busch
Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge:  Jimmie Johnson
Commit Lozenges "Commit to Win":  Greg Biffle
EA Sports Move of the Race:  Matt Kenseth
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap:  Matt Kenseth
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race:  Jeff Burton
Raybestos Rookie of the Race:  J.J. Yeley
Sunoco Diamond Performance:  Matt Kenseth
USG Improving the Finish Award:  Matt Kenseth
WIX Filters Lap Leader:  Greg Biffle

2008-2009 Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
February 25, 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Jeff Gordon
Jimmie Johnson
February 25, 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Carl Edwards
Bob Osborne
Jack Roush
February 22, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Kyle Busch
February 22, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Jeff Gordon
February 22, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Drew Blickensderfer
Matt Kenseth
Jack Roush
February 23, 2009California, Another Wasted WeekendJeremy T. Sellers


2010

Results

Average Speed:  141.911 mph
Margin of Victory:  1.523
Time of Race:  03:31:24
Lead Changes:  26
Cautions:  59-61, 94-97, 141-145, 149-153, 194-200, 225-230

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
17Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet48Lowe's/Kobalt Tools250Running195/10$333,103
26Kevin HarvickChevrolet29Shell/Pennzoil250Running175/5$248,651
314Jeff BurtonChevrolet31Caterpillar250Running170/5$213,265
410Mark MartinChevrolet5GoDaddy.com250Running165/5$151,475
519Joey LoganoToyota20The Home Depot250Running155/0$158,351
612Kurt BuschDodge2Miller Lite250Running155/5$161,973
720Matt KensethFord17Crown Royal250Running146/0$152,201
83Clint BowyerChevrolet33Cheerios/Hamburger Helper250Running147/5$113,650
916Tony StewartChevrolet14Old Spice/Office Depot250Running138/0$138,673
1035Greg BiffleFord163M250Running134/0$116,175
1113Scott SpeedToyota82Red Bull250Running135/5$117,023
1223Brian VickersToyota83Red Bull250Running132/5$134,973
1331Carl EdwardsFord99Aflac "You don't know quack"250Running124/0$134,148
149Kyle BuschToyota18Interstate Batteries250Running126/5$139,531
1511David ReutimannToyota00Aaron's Dream Machine250Running118/0$125,781
168Sam Hornish, Jr.Dodge77Auto Club250Running115/0$102,325
171Jamie McMurrayChevrolet1Bass Pro Shops/Tracker250Running112/0$138,654
1836Paul MenardFord98Energizer/Menards250Running109/0$101,025
1922Regan SmithChevrolet78Furniture Row Companies250Running106/0$99,975
2028Jeff GordonChevrolet24DuPont250Running108/5$141,226
2121Brad KeselowskiDodge12AAA Insurance250Running100/0$117,435
2217Mike BlissChevrolet36Wave Energy Drink250Running97/0$86,300
2315David RaganFord6UPS250Running94/0$98,975
2437Elliott SadlerFord19Stanley249Running91/0$96,650
2529A.J. AllmendingerFord43Best Buy249Running88/0$125,776
2641David GillilandFord38Taco Bell249Running85/0$105,710
2733Bobby LabonteChevrolet71TaxSlayer.com249Running82/0$87,250
2843Max PapisToyota13GEICO249Running79/0$82,650
2925Denny HamlinToyota11FedEx Freight248Running81/5$102,525
3039Travis KvapilFord34Long John Silver's248Running73/0$86,700
3138Kevin ConwayFord37Extenze247Running70/0$103,073
3227Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet88Amp Energy Juice/National Guard238Running67/0$90,075
3340Robby GordonToyota7Warner Music Nashville/Whitney Duncan230Out (Overheating)64/0$97,098
344Kasey KahneFord9Budweiser/Team USA221Running61/0$124,140
3526Marcos AmbroseToyota47Armor All170Out (Overheating)58/0$101,498
3618Ryan NewmanChevrolet39Haas Automation148Out (Engine)55/0$108,904
372Juan Pablo MontoyaChevrolet42Target140Out (Engine)57/5$122,156
3842Boris SaidFord26Sacred Power/Southern Pride Trucking67Out (Rear Gear)49/0$80,525
3934Martin Truex, Jr.Toyota56NAPA Auto Parts64Out (Engine)46/0$80,405
4032Joe NemechekToyota87FrontRowJoe.com48Out (Rear Gear)43/0$80,250
415Dave BlaneyToyota66Prism Motorsports43Out (Engine)45/5$102,100
4230Michael McDowellToyota55Prism Motorsports40Out (Engine)37/0$79,990
4324Aric AlmirolaChevrolet09Phoenix Racing34Out (Engine)34/0$102,417
DNQCasey MearsChevrolet90Keyed-Up Motorsports
DNQJohnny SauterChevrolet35Tommy Baldwin Racing
DNQTerry CookDodge46Whitney Motorsports

Contingency Awards

Coors Light Pole:  Jamie McMurray
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race:  Gil Martin, #29
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap:  Juan Pablo Montoya
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race:  No Name, #48
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race:  Kurt Busch
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race:  Todd Berrier, #31
O'Reilly Auto Parts Award:  Greg Biffle
Raybestos Rookie of the Race:  Kevin Conway
Sunoco Diamond Performance:  Jimmie Johnson
Tissot Pit Road Precision:  Jeff Gordon
WIX Filters Lap Leader:  Jeff Burton

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
February 21, 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Jeff Burton
Kevin Harvick
February 21, 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Jimmie Johnson
Chad Knaus




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