The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 25, 2020 is: 2006 Bank of America 500.
The 2006 Bank of America 500 was the 31st stock car race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the fifth in the ten-race season-ending Chase for the Nextel Cup. It was held on October 14, 2006, before a crowd of 175,000 in Concord, North Carolina, at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The 334-lap race was won by Kasey Kahne (pictured) of the Evernham Motorsports team, who started from second position. Jimmie Johnson finished second and Jeff Burton was third. There were 10 cautions and 34 lead changes. The victory was Kahne’s sixth of the season, and the seventh since his NASCAR debut in 2004. After the race Burton maintained his lead in the Drivers’ Championship, which increased to 45 points over his nearest rival Matt Kenseth. Kahne’s victory moved him from ninth to eighth, while Jeff Gordon dropped to tenth. Chevrolet maintained its lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship with five races left in the season.