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2006 UAW-Ford 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 30 of 36
Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:23
Average Speed: 157.602 mph
Pole Speed: 191.712 mph
Cautions: 6 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 160,000
Lead changes: 63

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

'Chase' drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 925   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188228,850running17185
2259   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge188193,064running7175
3292   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge188169,108running3170
41917   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford188167,216running21165
5161   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188139,008running2160
61429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188137,161running0150
8306   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford188102,250running2147
73766   Jeff Green Microsoft Windows Live / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet188116,783running0146
91799   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford188102,025running0138
11 65   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18896,475running10135
103943   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge188130,036running0134
12 288   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford188125,475running1132
142155   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge188120,033running1126
131112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge18894,983running0124
15 138   David Gilliland M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford188112,808running0118
16367   Robby Gordon Harrah's   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet18877,050running0115
181501   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Bobby Ginn)Chevrolet188102,845running1114
172809   Mike Wallace Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Ford18873,000running0112
194110   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco)Dodge18876,125running0106
211211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet18875,300running1105
23338   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188115,866running37104
204096   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet18878,500running0103
221320   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet188125,636running1102
24 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet187120,086crash696
252321   Ken Schrader Motorcraft Genuine Parts   (Wood Brothers)Ford187101,664running088
273431   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18799,945running587
262049   Mike Bliss WhatsOnline.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge18782,358running085
292219   Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge186103,191running181
283522   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18682,897running079
303142   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge185107,183running178
312704   Eric McClure Hefty   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18269,875running070
321018   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet177104,275crash067
342415   Paul Menard Menards / Moen   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet17369,375crash166
333840   David Stremme Coors Light Camouflage Can   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge17578,500crash064
353207   Clint Bowyer DirecTV   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet17177,200crash563
36 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet167117,636crash2760
37 826   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush)Ford160125,750crash2257
394241   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge14776,675engine151
381845   Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises / Victory Junction Gang   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge14976,800crash049
41 516   Greg Biffle National Guard / Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford13788,735crash1545
40 714   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet14568,525crash043
422678   Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet2468,260engine037
434374   Derrike Cope Royal Admin. Services / Sundance Vacation   (Raynard McGlynn)Dodge968,473overheating034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Travis Kvapil32Tide-DownyCal WellsChevrolet
45Chad Chaffin61Taco BellJeff StecChevrolet
46Todd Bodine4Lucas Oil ProductsLarry McClureChevrolet
47Hermie Sadler00Aaron'sMike AndersonFord
48Kirk Shelmerdine27Lilly Trucking of VirginiaKirk ShelmerdineChevrolet
49Kevin Lepage34Oak Glove Co.Bob JenkinsDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17272  
73753   debris#18
7613055  
1311344   debris#8
1351384  
1391457   #07,1,11,14,16,19,24,26,29,42,43,45,99 accident turn 1#10
1461494  
1501523   oil on track#88
15317422  
1751784   #11,15,18,20,40 accident turn 2#43
1791879  
1881881   #8,48 accident turn 3none
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.7%             Average green flag run: 27.7 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett111
  Jeff Gordon232
  Jamie McMurray474
  Jeff Gordon81710
  Jamie McMurray18203
  Jeff Gordon21244
  Jamie McMurray25284
  Greg Biffle29357
  Tony Stewart36361
  Kyle Busch37382
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.39413
  Kyle Busch42443
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.45451
  Kyle Busch46461
  Matt Kenseth47493
  Kurt Busch50501
  Matt Kenseth51511
  Kurt Busch52521
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.53597
  Elliott Sadler60601
  Jamie McMurray61611
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.62621
  Matt Kenseth63708
  Greg Biffle71766
  Jeff Gordon77782
  Greg Biffle79802
  Jeff Gordon81877
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88881
  Jeff Gordon89891
  Kyle Busch90912
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.92932
  Jamie McMurray941029
  Brian Vickers1031086
  Jamie McMurray1091091
  Mark Martin1101112
  Brian Vickers1121143
  Casey Mears1151151
  Brian Vickers1161216
  Kyle Busch1221232
  Jeff Gordon1241241
  Matt Kenseth1251251
  Clint Bowyer1261272
  Matt Kenseth1281292
  Clint Bowyer1301301
  Denny Hamlin1311311
  Michael Waltrip1321321
  Clint Bowyer1331342
  Matt Kenseth1351384
  Jeff Burton1391435
  Reed Sorenson1441441
  Matt Kenseth1451462
  Brian Vickers1471471
  Jimmie Johnson1481492
  Joe Nemechek1501501
  Martin Truex, Jr.1511522
  Jimmie Johnson1531531
  Paul Menard1541541
  Jimmie Johnson1551573
  Kasey Kahne1581636
  Kurt Busch1641641
  Kasey Kahne1651651
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.16618722
  Brian Vickers1881881

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Burton 5598    
2   Matt Kenseth 5592   -6  
3   Mark Martin 5588   -10  
4   Kevin Harvick 5565   -33  
5   Denny Hamlin 5547   -51  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 5492   -106  
7   Jeff Gordon 5451   -147  
8   Jimmie Johnson 5442   -156  
9   Kasey Kahne 5413   -185  
10   Kyle Busch 5413   -185  
11   Tony Stewart 3824   -1774  
12   Carl Edwards 3588   -2010  
13   Greg Biffle 3497   -2101  
14   Kurt Busch 3352   -2246  
15   Casey Mears 3260   -2338  
16   Brian Vickers 3237   -2361  
17   Ryan Newman 3196   -2402  
18   Clint Bowyer 3194   -2404  
19   Martin Truex, Jr. 3073   -2525  
20   Elliott Sadler 3033   -2565  

Non-'Chase' standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 4327    
2   Jimmie Johnson 4125   -202  
3   Kevin Harvick 4006   -321  
4   Jeff Burton 3905   -422  
5   Mark Martin 3904   -423  
6   Denny Hamlin 3865   -462  
7   Tony Stewart 3824   -503  
8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3805   -522  
9   Kyle Busch 3802   -525  
10   Jeff Gordon 3762   -565  
11   Kasey Kahne 3727   -600  
12   Carl Edwards 3588   -739  
13   Greg Biffle 3497   -830  
14   Kurt Busch 3352   -975  
15   Casey Mears 3260   -1067  
16   Brian Vickers 3237   -1090  
17   Ryan Newman 3196   -1131  
18   Clint Bowyer 3194   -1133  
19   Martin Truex, Jr. 3073   -1254  
20   Elliott Sadler 3033   -1294