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2006 Food City 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:21:19
Average Speed: 79.427 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 18 for 104 laps
Margin of Victory: .179 sec
Attendance: 160,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
38251   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet43086,300crash049
404132   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet34978,165crash043
423149   Brent Sherman Serta   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge30278,060crash037
394395   Stanton Barrett hairofdog.com   (Stanton Barrett)Chevrolet38178,240electrical046
434200   Hermie Sadler Aaron's   (Mike Anderson)Chevrolet9677,481handling034
1 92   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge500175,858running33185
21429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500160,886running8175
3 717   Matt Kenseth USG Sheetrock / DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford500166,566running124170
4 399   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford500122,575running0160
53043   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge500138,836running0155
6 46   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford500105,825running0150
7 216   Greg Biffle Subway / National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford500105,150running52151
8205   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500102,450running34147
9 612   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge500129,258running0138
10239   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge500125,864running0134
11198   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500124,516running0130
12 120   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500168,886running245137
131338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford500115,733running0124
143311   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet50088,000running0121
152966   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet500113,458running0118
161019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge500115,866running0115
173514   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet50097,783running0112
182845   Kyle Petty Schwan's Home Service   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge500107,633running0109
19404   Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet50085,150running0106
201588   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford500119,775running0103
211124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500129,336running3105
222241   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge49992,450running097
233222   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge49996,783running094
242121   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers)Ford499111,114running091
251242   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge498118,183running088
26377   Robby Gordon Menards / Energizer   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet49783,400running085
273696   Terry Labonte DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet49780,060running082
281601   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet495109,355running079
292707   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49590,800running076
30 548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet487128,486running073
313961   Kevin Lepage RoadLoans.com   (Jeff Stec)Ford48578,650running175
323455   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge48188,147running067
332418   J.J. Yeley AsthmaControl.com   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet469117,075running064
341831   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet467107,345running061
35 826   Jamie McMurray Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford440117,275running058
362640   David Stremme Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge43586,400running055
371725   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet43486,350running052
413810   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco)Dodge34478,115running040

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kenny Wallace78Furniture Row RacingBarney VisserChevrolet
45Mike Garvey51Marathon American Spirit Motor OilJoe AuerChevrolet
46Mike Skinner37R & J RacingJohn CarterDodge
47Derrike Cope74Royal Admin. Svcs. / Sundance VacationsRaynard McGlynnDodge
48Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Dutch Quality StoneMorgan ShepherdDodge
49Chad Blount92Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsDodge
50Chad Chaffin34Kingsport Iron & MetalBob JenkinsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11313  
14196   #49 spun backstretch#48
207354  
74774   #45 spun turn 2#40
7810831  
1091157   #95 accident turn 4#2
1161183  
1191235   #10 spun frontstretch#55
1241263  
1271315   #14,55 accident frontstretch#96
13216029  
1611677   #31 spun turn 2#7
16818720  
18819912   #07,22,25,40 accident turn 4#96
2002067  
2072126   debris#45
2132186  
2192224   debris#32
22324927  
2502534   #49 spun backstretch#96
2542618  
2622676   #12,26,41,42 accident frontstretch#18
26828821  
2892935   #38 spun turn 2#22
29433744  
3383436   #20,49 accident turn 4none
3443507  
3513555   #19,42 accident backstretch#07
35640752  
4084125   #61 accident turn 4#11
4134142  
4154195   #1,18,31 accident turn 4none
42043617  
4374448   #1 accident turn 3#4
4454473  
4484525   #22 spun turn 2#07
45350048  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.0%             Average green flag run: 20.8 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart144
  Greg Biffle55652
  Kurt Busch57604
  Tony Stewart617414
  Kevin Lepage75751
  Tony Stewart76794
  Matt Kenseth80812
  Tony Stewart8213453
  Matt Kenseth1351417
  Tony Stewart14215716
  Jeff Gordon1581603
  Tony Stewart1611611
  Kyle Busch16219534
  Matt Kenseth19622429
  Tony Stewart225331107
  Kevin Harvick3323398
  Tony Stewart34038546
  Kurt Busch38640924
  Matt Kenseth41049586
  Kurt Busch4965005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 782    
2   Kasey Kahne 774   -8  
3   Jimmie Johnson 763   -19  
4   Mark Martin 750   -32  
5   Kyle Busch 677   -105  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 664   -118  
7   Jeff Gordon 644   -138  
8   Casey Mears 642   -140  
9   Tony Stewart 601   -181  
10   Dale Jarrett 593   -189  
11   Elliott Sadler 585   -197  
12   Ryan Newman 559   -223  
13   Kevin Harvick 553   -229  
14   Clint Bowyer 547   -235  
15   Greg Biffle 545   -237  
16   Kurt Busch 531   -251  
17   Denny Hamlin 530   -252  
18   Jeff Burton 527   -255  
19   Brian Vickers 508   -274  
20   Robby Gordon 500   -282