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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:33:26
Average speed: 142.667 mph
Pole speed: 189.151 mph
Cautions: 11 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 200000
Lead changes: 32
Green flag passes: 8,715 (53.1 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2031505124running24185
21442   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge2031095766running0170
31812   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge203796116running23170
4 338   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford203684076running5165
51520   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet203537944running20160
63707   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet203411683running0150
73525   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet203347583running21151
8 78   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet203377694running32152
92321   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers)Ford203328897running0138
102588   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford203326983running0134
11279   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge203307347running0130
12106   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford203292383running19132
13207   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet203269558running0124
142829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet203302244running1126
151117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford203302549running28123
16191   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet203297816running0115
174396   Terry Labonte DLP HDTV / Tweeter   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet203268558running087
183055   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge203274241running0109
193336   Bill Elliott Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet203257758running1111
204227   Kirk Shelmerdine Apex Electric   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Chevrolet203272008running0103
212949   Brent Sherman Serta   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge203274766running0100
223422   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge203271241running097
23 45   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet203281833running599
242409   Mike Wallace Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts   (James Finch)Dodge203266533running091
253161   Kevin Lepage AMP Energy Drink   (Jeff Stec)Ford203254683running193
26 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet203334879running190
274032   Travis Kvapil Tide   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet203265455running187
283240   David Stremme Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge203263358running079
292241   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge203262908running076
301711   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet203254833running073
311616   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford203258758running175
32 131   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet202302603running1872
333801   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet200279453running064
343914   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet200248713running061
35 843   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge197294674crash058
362619   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge197278049running055
37 626   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush)Ford196287183crash157
38132   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge187280366crash154
391245   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Financial   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge173256833running046
404100   Hermie Sadler Aaron's   (Mike Anderson)Ford169245633engine043
413618   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet157279833running040
422166   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet156253153running037
43 599   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford78269882crash034
* Race extended to 203 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Joe Nemechek01engine change
Sterling Marlin14backup car
Bobby Labonte43engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Scott Riggs10Valvoline / Stanley ToolsJames RoccoDodge
45Kenny Wallace78Furniture Row RacingBarney VisserChevrolet
46Scott Wimmer4AERO ExhaustLarry McClureChevrolet
47Mike Skinner23Bad Boy MowersBill DavisDodge
48Derrike Cope74MyGuardian911 / Sundance VacationsRaynard McGlynnDodge
49Larry Gunselman52Pro30.com / Race2WA.comRick WareDodge
50Chad Blount37R & J RacingJohn CarterDodge
51Larry Foyt50Arnold Development CompaniesDon ArnoldDodge
52Andy Belmont59YearOne.comAndy BelmontChevrolet
53Randy LaJoie64Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsChevrolet
54Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Dutch Quality StoneMorgan ShepherdDodge
55Chad Chaffin92Oak Glove Co.Bob JenkinsChevrolet
56Carl Long80RoadLoans.comStan HoverFord
57Paul Menard15Menards / Pittsburgh PaintsDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
58Stanton Barrett95Yippeenet.comStanton BarrettChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11717  
18203   debris#66
214828  
49513   debris#1
527928  
80845   #01,18,45,66,88,99 accident turn 3#19
85917  
92954   debris#01
9610712  
1081114   #17 accident turn 3none
11212413  
1251284   #7 accident turn 2#29
12915527  
1561594   debris#17
16017617  
1771804   #32 accident turn 2#17
1811877  
1881903   #2,14,24,26 accident backstretch#01
1911977  
1982014   #26,31,11 accident backstretchnone
2022021  
2032031   #16 accident turn 4none
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.2%             Average green flag run: 14.9 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Burton11818
  Elliott Sadler19235
  Jeff Gordon24241
  Matt Kenseth25262
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.27271
  Tony Stewart284720
  Jamie McMurray48481
  Ryan Newman49579
  Matt Kenseth588023
  Kurt Busch81811
  Travis Kvapil82821
  Matt Kenseth83842
  Kevin Harvick85851
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.86905
  Matt Kenseth91911
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.9210312
  Mark Martin1041074
  Jimmie Johnson1081081
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1091124
  Greg Biffle1131131
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1141152
  Kyle Busch1161205
  Jimmie Johnson1211255
  Bill Elliott1261261
  Mark Martin12714115
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1421432
  Brian Vickers14415512
  Jimmie Johnson1561561
  Kevin Lepage1571571
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1581636
  Ryan Newman16417714
  Brian Vickers1781869
  Jimmie Johnson18720317

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 185    
2   Casey Mears 170   -15  
2   Ryan Newman 170   -15  
4   Elliott Sadler 165   -20  
5   Tony Stewart 160   -25  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 152   -33  
7   Brian Vickers 151   -34  
8   Clint Bowyer 150   -35  
9   Ken Schrader 138   -47  
10   Dale Jarrett 134   -51  
11   Mark Martin 132   -53  
12   Kasey Kahne 130   -55  
13   Kevin Harvick 126   -59  
14   Robby Gordon 124   -61  
15   Matt Kenseth 123   -62  
16   Martin Truex, Jr. 115   -70  
17   Bill Elliott 111   -74  
18   Michael Waltrip 109   -76  
19   Kirk Shelmerdine 103   -82  
20   Brent Sherman 100   -85