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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 35 of 36
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:44
Average speed: 96.131 mph
Pole speed: 134.464 mph
Cautions: 10 for 58 laps
Margin of victory: .250 sec
Attendance: 106000
Lead changes: 12
Green flag passes: 1,156 (4.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 229   Kevin Harvick Reese's Cookies   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet312216825running252190
22948   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312183275running28175
32211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet312139800running0165
4 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312136125running3165
51299   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford312120425running0155
6216   Mark Martin AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush)Ford312104725running26155
7119   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31299025running0146
8 82   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge31293050running0142
9 48   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31288050running0138
101831   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31290500running0134
11 325   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31283350running0130
12261   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet312100608running0127
131017   Matt Kenseth USG Sheetrock   (Jack Roush)Ford31286700running1129
142320   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet31291550running0121
15 712   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge31283125running0118
161338   David Gilliland M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford31277950running1120
171619   Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31276500running0112
183640   David Stremme Discount Tire   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31292233running0109
19 501   Joe Nemechek Principal Financial Group   (Bobby Ginn)Chevrolet31275775running0106
203518   J.J. Yeley GSK Boniva   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet31278350running0103
214196   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet31267325running0100
224210   Scott Riggs Stanley Tools / Valvoline   (James Rocco)Dodge31267100running097
233122   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge31281983running094
243221   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers)Ford31274625running091
253445   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31286458running088
261742   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31274175running085
271543   Bobby Labonte Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31174050running082
28244   Ward Burton Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet31165425running079
292841   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31070800running076
303332   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet31072722running073
314337   Bill Elliott Melling Auto Parts   (John Carter)Dodge30962550running070
32407   Robby Gordon Harrah's   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet30762400running067
332007   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30671225oil line064
34 616   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford30682350running061
353961   Chad Chaffin Oak Glove Co.   (Bob Jenkins)Dodge30662025running058
363014   Sterling Marlin Principal Financial Group   (Bobby Ginn)Chevrolet30361875running160
372566   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet29869750crash052
38 95   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29179625running049
392788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford28969500crash046
401426   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford27280350crash043
413849   Mike Bliss WhatsOnline.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge26261210engine040
421955   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge23461085engine037
433772   Brandon Whitt Dutch Quality Stone   (Bryan Mullet)Chevrolet12361286rear end034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Robby Gordon7engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jason Leffler71Fort McDowell Resort DestinationTodd BraunChevrolet
45Todd Kluever063M Vikuiti / Sharp AQUOSJack RoushFord
46Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Eco FirstMorgan ShepherdDodge
47Brandon Ash02Sprinter Trucking, Inc.Ed AshDodge
48Kevin Lepage34Oak Glove Co.Bob JenkinsChevrolet
49Kenny Wallace78Furniture Row RacingBarney VisserChevrolet
50Derrike Cope74Sundance Vacations / Vialafil.comRaynard McGlynnDodge
51Jeremy Mayfield09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17070  
71766   debris#96
7715074  
1511577   debris#21
15818730  
1881958   oil on track#22
19622631  
2272304   #7,61 accident turn 1#18
23125222  
2532575   oil on track#1
2582647  
2652717   #49 accident backstretch#40
2722732  
2742818   #5,12,26,66,88 accident turn 1#96
28229110  
2922965   #14,88 accident turn 4#10
2972993  
3003045   #66 accident turn 1#45
3053062  
3073093   #42 spun turn 2none
3103123  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.6%             Average green flag run: 23.1 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon133
  Kevin Harvick47168
  Matt Kenseth72721
  Kevin Harvick7313361
  Jimmie Johnson13415118
  Sterling Marlin1521521
  Jimmie Johnson1531619
  Kevin Harvick16225493
  David Gilliland2552551
  Mark Martin2562594
  Jimmie Johnson2602601
  Mark Martin26128222
  Kevin Harvick28331230

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 6332    
2   Matt Kenseth 6269   -63  
3   Kevin Harvick 6242   -90  
3   Denny Hamlin 6242   -90  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 6217   -115  
6   Jeff Gordon 6165   -167  
7   Jeff Burton 6107   -225  
8   Mark Martin 6059   -273  
9   Kasey Kahne 6013   -319  
10   Kyle Busch 5973   -359  
11   Tony Stewart 4609   -1723  
12   Carl Edwards 4286   -2046  
13   Greg Biffle 3890   -2442  
14   Kurt Busch 3866   -2466  
15   Casey Mears 3847   -2485  
16   Brian Vickers 3806   -2526  
17   Clint Bowyer 3699   -2633  
18   Ryan Newman 3654   -2678  
19   Bobby Labonte 3527   -2805  
20   Martin Truex, Jr. 3498   -2834  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 5015    
2   Matt Kenseth 5004   -11  
3   Kevin Harvick 4683   -332  
4   Tony Stewart 4609   -406  
5   Denny Hamlin 4560   -455  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4530   -485  
7   Jeff Gordon 4476   -539  
8   Jeff Burton 4414   -601  
9   Mark Martin 4375   -640  
10   Kyle Busch 4362   -653  
11   Kasey Kahne 4327   -688  
12   Carl Edwards 4286   -729  
13   Greg Biffle 3890   -1125  
14   Kurt Busch 3866   -1149  
15   Casey Mears 3847   -1168  
16   Brian Vickers 3806   -1209  
17   Clint Bowyer 3699   -1316  
18   Ryan Newman 3654   -1361  
19   Bobby Labonte 3527   -1488  
20   Martin Truex, Jr. 3498   -1517