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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 20 of 36
Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:46:12
Average speed: 132.626 mph
Pole speed: 169.827 mph
Cautions: 7 for 29 laps
Margin of victory: 1.510 sec
Attendance: 100000
Lead changes: 13
Green flag passes: 2,360 (13.8 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet200230100running151190
2 72   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge200182758running4175
3 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200175961running3170
4 425   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200117850running0160
51229   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200134436running0155
61548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200133661running0150
71320   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet200132461running0146
82743   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge200122561running2147
9 631   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200105720running23143
10171   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet200105383running0134
112118   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet200110700running0130
12 85   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20086275running0127
13297   Robby Gordon Menards / MAPEI   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet20074725running0124
141117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford200113316running0121
151821   Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers)Ford20096939running1123
162422   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge20084333running0115
171001   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet20094220running0112
18 212   Ryan Newman Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Dodge200109483running12114
19306   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford20081825running0106
202826   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush)Ford200113225running0103
211996   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet20066875running0100
22 910   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco)Dodge20066575running097
233142   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge200101333running094
242016   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford20083000running091
253744   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20062975running088
262341   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge20073625running085
274032   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet20079533running082
283888   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford20097200running384
294240   David Stremme Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge19984633running076
303514   Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet19974372running073
31 39   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge19998889running070
322538   Elliott Sadler Combos   (Yates Racing)Ford19989433running172
333690   Stephen Leicht CitiFinancial   (Yates Racing)Ford19962275running00
343449   Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com / PoconoManor.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge19961125running061
353266   Jeff Green Haas Automation / Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet19968975running058
364378   Jimmy Spencer Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet19960750running055
372219   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge19990566running052
38414   Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet19660450running049
391699   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford19680125running046
403955   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge19560175running043
411407   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19468035running040
423345   Kyle Petty Kyle Petty Charity Ride   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge11767885crash037
43268   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet11595088crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Derrike Cope74Sundance Vacations / Fendler & Assoc.Raynard McGlynnDodge
45Stanton Barrett52Pro30.com / InterushRick WareDodge
46Greg Sacks34Oak Glove Co.Bob JenkinsChevrolet
47Chad Chaffin61Hilton Garden InnJeff StecDodge
WDBobby Hamilton, Jr.04Bobby Hamilton RacingDodge
WDDamon Lusk64Dan KinneyChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22243   competitionnone
25328  
33375   #07,20,99 accident frontstretchnone
386629  
67715   #45 accident turn 1#7
72765  
77793   debris#5
80889  
89924   #8 accident Long Pond straight#40
9315058  
1511555   debris#7
15618025  
1811844   debris#32
18520016  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.5%             Average green flag run: 21.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin13333
  Ryan Newman344411
  Jeff Burton456723
  Elliott Sadler68681
  Jeff Gordon69713
  Ryan Newman72721
  Denny Hamlin738917
  Dale Jarrett90923
  Denny Hamlin9315159
  Ken Schrader1521521
  Denny Hamlin15317422
  Kurt Busch1751784
  Bobby Labonte1791802
  Denny Hamlin18120020

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 2939    
2   Matt Kenseth 2842   -97  
3   Jeff Burton 2621   -318  
4   Kyle Busch 2582   -357  
5   Kevin Harvick 2563   -376  
6   Mark Martin 2557   -382  
7   Kasey Kahne 2515   -424  
8   Denny Hamlin 2514   -425  
9   Jeff Gordon 2512   -427  
10   Tony Stewart 2477   -462  
11   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2462   -477  
12   Greg Biffle 2433   -506  
13   Kurt Busch 2311   -628  
14   Carl Edwards 2242   -697  
15   Casey Mears 2185   -754  
16   Brian Vickers 2134   -805  
17   Jamie McMurray 2088   -851  
18   Ryan Newman 2080   -859  
19   Clint Bowyer 2064   -875  
20   Elliott Sadler 2035   -904