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2006 Golden Corral 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 4 of 36
Monday, March 20, 2006 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:28:24
Average Speed: 144.098 mph
Pole Speed: 192.553 mph
Cautions: 8 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.928 sec
Attendance: 45,000
Lead changes: 27

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
43 443   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge56103,725engine1339
1 19   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge325203,664running85185
2116   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford325127,800running0170
3268   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325138,841running0165
41224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325137,236running1165
52120   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325154,961running50160
61448   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325121,761running0150
72215   Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32578,625running0146
83245   Kyle Petty Tire Kingdom   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge325108,133running0142
93188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford325109,850running0138
101541   Reed Sorenson Fuji Film   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32589,225running0134
112910   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco)Dodge32574,650running0130
12175   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32588,025running0127
132717   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford325118,616running0124
143426   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford325108,350running0121
15 518   J.J. Yeley Husqvarna   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325109,050running0118
16 816   Greg Biffle National Guard / Subway   (Jack Roush)Ford325104,175running128125
171301   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet32599,020running0112
18 212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge325115,033running2114
19351   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32492,608running0106
202455   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge32485,158running1108
211042   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge324105,908running0100
224396   Terry Labonte DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet32467,850running5102
233725   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32480,200running094
242521   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers)Ford32498,164running091
25 331   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32497,870running193
263966   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet32490,033running085
271607   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32478,060running082
28367   Robby Gordon Harrah's   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet32469,810running079
292838   Elliott Sadler Combos   (Yates Racing)Ford32497,433running076
30424   Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet32369,900running073
31 711   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet32370,125running1675
323022   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge32375,797running067
333840   David Stremme Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32275,125running064
343314   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet32266,130running061
352361   Kevin Lepage AMP Energy Drink   (Jeff Stec)Ford32266,190running163
364049   Brent Sherman Serta   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge32266,055running055
37 92   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge32199,153running2257
381923   Bill Lester Waste Management   (Bill Davis)Dodge31965,985running00
39 629   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet313102,876running046
401899   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford31385,700running043
412019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge23595,846running040
424100   Hermie Sadler Aaron's   (Mike Anderson)Ford16665,815suspension037

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Brian Vickers25engine change
Brent Sherman49backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Mike Garvey51Marathon American Spirit Motor OilJoe AuerChevrolet
45Stanton Barrett95hairofdog.comStanton BarrettChevrolet
46Chad Chaffin34Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsChevrolet
47Derrike Cope74MyGuardian911 / Sundance VacationsRaynard McGlynnDodge
48Kenny Wallace78Furniture Row / Bench WarmersBarney VisserChevrolet
49Travis Kvapil32Tide-DownyCal WellsChevrolet
50Mike Skinner37Trans GlobalJohn CarterDodge
51Greg Sacks13Who's Your Daddy?Greg SacksFord
52Chad Blount92Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16194   #12 spun turn 4none
204223  
43475   #5 accident turn 4#12
486720  
68736   debris#5
7411845  
1191257   #19 accident turn 2#55
12616540  
1661694   debris#42
17018819  
1891979   debris#4
19822023  
2212244   #07 spun turn 2#8
22526339  
2642674   debris#96
26832558  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.2%             Average green flag run: 31.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kasey Kahne111
  Ryan Newman232
  Bobby Labonte41613
  Kasey Kahne17193
  Greg Biffle204324
  Kurt Busch446320
  Denny Hamlin64674
  Kurt Busch68681
  Kevin Lepage69691
  Denny Hamlin70734
  Greg Biffle74741
  Denny Hamlin75795
  Greg Biffle8011839
  Kurt Busch1191191
  Tony Stewart12014122
  Denny Hamlin1421443
  Tony Stewart14516521
  Jeff Burton1661661
  Michael Waltrip1671671
  Tony Stewart1681714
  Greg Biffle17218817
  Jeff Gordon1891891
  Terry Labonte1901945
  Tony Stewart1951973
  Greg Biffle19822023
  Kasey Kahne2212211
  Greg Biffle22224524
  Kasey Kahne24632580

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 690    
2   Kasey Kahne 640   -50  
3   Matt Kenseth 612   -78  
4   Mark Martin 600   -90  
5   Casey Mears 554   -136  
6   Jeff Gordon 539   -151  
7   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 534   -156  
8   Kyle Busch 530   -160  
9   Dale Jarrett 490   -200  
10   Clint Bowyer 471   -219  
11   Jeff Burton 466   -224  
12   Tony Stewart 464   -226  
13   Elliott Sadler 461   -229  
14   Brian Vickers 456   -234  
15   Martin Truex, Jr. 442   -248  
16   Jamie McMurray 422   -268  
17   Ryan Newman 421   -269  
18   J.J. Yeley 417   -273  
19   Robby Gordon 415   -275  
20   Denny Hamlin 409   -281