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2006 Sharpie 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 24 of 36
Saturday, August 26, 2006 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:57:37
Average Speed: 90.025 mph
Pole Speed: 124.906 mph
Cautions: 10 for 62 laps
Margin of Victory: .591 sec
Attendance: 160,000
Lead changes: 18

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford500336,516running117185
2195   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500202,375running1175
3408   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500199,591running35170
51324   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500171,636running41160
101848   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500147,686running0134
9 231   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500145,720running263148
82112   Ryan Newman Alltel Fastap   (Roger Penske)Dodge500144,808running0142
22 520   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet498140,761running097
11 729   Kevin Harvick Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500135,486running0130
42310   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco)Dodge500135,425running0160
12319   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge500131,264running0127
293726   Jamie McMurray Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford496129,910running076
312518   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet492129,440running070
37 12   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge446128,413running2757
73999   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford500128,200running16151
153288   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford499128,075running0118
171142   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge499127,533running0112
23 343   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Hamburger Helper   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge498126,886running094
131721   Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford500124,564running0124
18241   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet499114,858running0109
142222   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge500113,758running0121
264101   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Bobby Ginn)Chevrolet498113,665running085
39 919   Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge395111,951crash046
6 611   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500111,800running0150
162955   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge499110,183running0115
403838   David Gilliland M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford346109,758running043
193516   Greg Biffle National Guard / Charter Communications   (Jack Roush)Ford499108,775running0106
202832   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet499105,983running0103
28156   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford496101,195running079
241666   Jeff Green CertainTeed   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet49896,975running091
211249   Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge49896,922running0100
332025   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet48791,595running064
34 845   Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge48190,535running061
353640   David Stremme Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge46890,425running058
361041   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge46090,315running055
382707   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet41590,070running049
253496   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet49889,700running088
27427   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet49886,705running082
321414   Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet49085,255running067
302678   Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet49383,475running073
433374   Derrike Cope Sundance Vacations / Royal Admin. Svc   (Raynard McGlynn)Dodge781,764handling034
413034   Carl Long Front Row Motorsports   (Bob Jenkins)Chevrolet25681,700electrical040
42434   Scott Wimmer Bully Hill Vineyards / Food City   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet20981,575engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Chad Chaffin61Kingsport Iron & Metal / Oak GlovesJeff StecChevrolet
45Hermie Sadler00The SPEED ReportMike AndersonChevrolet
46Mike Wallace09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchDodge
47Mike Skinner37R & J RacingJohn CarterDodge
48Stanton Barrett30Pro30.comRick WareDodge
49Morgan Shepherd89Victory In JesusMorgan ShepherdDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
16161  
62676   #14 accident turn 3#01
688821  
89935   #45 accident turn 2#32
9411421  
1151195   #38 accident turn 1#40
12020283  
2032075   #29 accident turn 2#55
2082103  
2112166   debris#6
21722711  
2282325   #41 accident frontstretchnone
2332342  
2352417   #07 accident turn 4#40
24232483  
3253328   #40 accident turn 4#1
33338048  
3813866   #01,18,19 accident turn 4#1
38744559  
4464549   #19 accident turn 1#22
45550046  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.4%             Average green flag run: 39.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kurt Busch11111
  Jeff Burton125342
  Matt Kenseth54618
  Kurt Busch627615
  Jeff Burton7711539
  Kurt Busch1161161
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.11713519
  Carl Edwards13615116
  Jeff Burton15217928
  Jeff Gordon18021839
  Jeff Burton21931799
  Matt Kenseth3183258
  Jeff Gordon3263261
  Jeff Burton32738155
  Jeff Gordon3823821
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.38339816
  Matt Kenseth39944850
  Kyle Busch4494491
  Matt Kenseth45050051

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 3499    
2   Matt Kenseth 3492   -7  
3   Kevin Harvick 3178   -321  
4   Kyle Busch 3097   -402  
5   Jeff Gordon 3091   -408  
6   Denny Hamlin 3070   -429  
7   Jeff Burton 3064   -435  
8   Tony Stewart 3056   -443  
9   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3051   -448  
10   Mark Martin 3049   -450  
11   Kasey Kahne 2959   -540  
12   Greg Biffle 2798   -701  
13   Carl Edwards 2788   -711  
14   Kurt Busch 2659   -840  
15   Ryan Newman 2586   -913  
16   Casey Mears 2564   -935  
17   Brian Vickers 2548   -951  
18   Jamie McMurray 2531   -968  
19   Scott Riggs 2477   -1022  
20   Clint Bowyer 2463   -1036