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
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Mississippi senator Hiram Rhodes Revels became the first
African American to serve in the U.S. Congress.
In a speech to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party, Soviet
leader Nikita Khrushchev denounced the personality cult and dictatorship
of his predecessor Joseph Stalin.
Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda were
ousted from power by the non-violent People Power Revolution, with
Corazon Aquino succeeding as president.
Nagorno-Karabakh War: Armenian armed forces killed at least 161
ethnic Azerbaijani civilians in the village of Khojaly in the Nagorno-
Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. The manner, pose, or posture in which one stands.
2. One's opinion or point of view.
3. A place to stand; a position, a site, a station.
4. (specifically, climbing) A foothold or ledge on which to set up a
5. (Scotland) A place for buses or taxis to await passengers; a bus
stop, a taxi rank.
6. (Scotland) A place where a fair or market is held; a location where a
street trader can carry on business.
7. (obsolete, rare) A stanza.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral
consciousness. Honor grows from qualms.