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2006 Aaron's 499


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 9 of 36
Monday, May 1, 2006 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:59
Average Speed: 142.891 mph
Pole Speed: 188.511 mph
Cautions: 8 for 34 laps
Margin of Victory: .120 sec
Attendance: 155,000
Lead changes: 56

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188326,061running3185
2 220   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet188260,136running11175
33325   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188172,300running7170
44031   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188176,745running0160
5 826   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford188168,600running18160
61217   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford188159,841running23155
7 52   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge188143,233running9151
8 399   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford188118,975running7147
93210   Scott Riggs Stanley FatMax / Valvoline   (James Rocco)Dodge18897,975running0138
10197   Robby Gordon Menards / Turtle Wax Ice   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet188103,350running1139
111118   J.J. Yeley GSK AsthmaControl.com   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet188131,075running1135
12 488   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford188125,875running1132
133619   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge188124,816running1129
143966   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet188117,808running1126
151424   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Pepsi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188151,311running62128
16 138   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford188138,983running23120
172996   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet18884,675running0112
182845   Kyle Petty Schwan's Home Service   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge188111,883running0109
192632   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet188101,083running0106
202542   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge188123,083running2108
21434   Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18885,350running1105
223011   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet18784,625running1102
234229   Kevin Harvick Reese's Caramel Cup   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet187121,811running094
243822   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18394,858running196
252155   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge17992,447crash193
264141   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge17789,825crash085
27 601   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet173107,620crash587
282361   Kevin Lepage State Water Heaters   (Jeff Stec)Ford17380,225crash184
293143   Bobby Labonte Betty Crocker / STP Oil Stabilizer   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge163114,461engine076
303434   Chad Chaffin State Water Heaters   (Bob Jenkins)Chevrolet15277,825running073
31278   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet151112,166engine875
32135   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15095,025running067
331812   Ryan Newman Alltel My Circle   (Roger Penske)Dodge106122,308running064
341740   David Stremme Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge10685,725running061
35106   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford10194,650running058
36201   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet9784,500crash055
37 914   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet9176,325crash052
38 716   Greg Biffle Subway / National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford4596,175engine049
39379   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge17112,989crash046
401507   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1683,525crash043
412227   Kirk Shelmerdine Apex Electric   (Kirk Shelmerdine)Chevrolet975,325crash040
423521   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers)Ford8102,364crash037
432400   Hermie Sadler Aaron's   (Mike Anderson)Ford875,308crash00

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Matt Kenseth17unapproved impound adjustment

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Dutch Quality StoneMorgan ShepherdDodge
45Stanton Barrett95TheRaceSpace.comStanton BarrettChevrolet
46Mike Wallace09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchFord
47Chad Blount92Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsDodge
48Brent Sherman49SertaBeth Ann MorgenthauDodge
49Kenny Wallace78National Day of PrayerBarney VisserChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
199  
10156   #00,1,5,6,9,12,14,21,29,34,40,41,43 accident turn 3none
163924  
40423   debrisnone
438846  
89924   #8 accident turn 3#99
9311018  
1111144   debris#45
11512713  
1281303   #14 spun frontstretch#29
13115222  
1531564   #8 accident turn 4#42
1571659  
1661694   oil on track#42
1701734  
1741796   #01,12,22,32,41,55,61 accident frontstretch#29
1801889  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.1%             Average green flag run: 17.1 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler122
  Tony Stewart364
  Jamie McMurray771
  Jeff Gordon892
  Jeff Green10101
  Jeremy Mayfield11111
  Dale Jarrett12121
  Joe Nemechek13175
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18192
  Brian Vickers20201
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.21244
  Kurt Busch25251
  Jamie McMurray26349
  Matt Kenseth35395
  Scott Wimmer40401
  Matt Kenseth41433
  Elliott Sadler44474
  Casey Mears48492
  Carl Edwards50534
  Jeff Gordon54596
  Carl Edwards60601
  Jeff Gordon617010
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.71722
  Carl Edwards73742
  Matt Kenseth758410
  Elliott Sadler85851
  Brian Vickers86872
  Jeff Gordon88881
  Robby Gordon89891
  Michael Waltrip90901
  Jeff Gordon9110111
  Elliott Sadler1021032
  Jeff Gordon1041107
  Denny Hamlin1111111
  Jeff Gordon1121154
  Elliott Sadler1161161
  Jeff Gordon1171226
  Jimmie Johnson1231242
  Elliott Sadler1251273
  J.J. Yeley1281281
  Matt Kenseth1291324
  Jeff Gordon1331353
  Matt Kenseth1361361
  Elliott Sadler13714610
  Jeff Gordon1471526
  Dave Blaney1531531
  Kevin Lepage1541541
  Jeff Gordon1551573
  Kurt Busch1581658
  Jamie McMurray1661727
  Tony Stewart1731797
  Jeff Gordon1801801
  Brian Vickers1811833
  Jamie McMurray1841841
  Jeff Gordon1851862
  Brian Vickers1871871
  Jimmie Johnson1881881

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 1394    
2   Matt Kenseth 1373   -21  
3   Tony Stewart 1316   -78  
4   Kasey Kahne 1213   -181  
5   Mark Martin 1210   -184  
6   Jeff Gordon 1173   -221  
7   Kevin Harvick 1138   -256  
8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1120   -274  
9   Kyle Busch 1077   -317  
10   Dale Jarrett 1066   -328  
11   Casey Mears 1056   -338  
12   Jeff Burton 1039   -355  
13   Elliott Sadler 981   -413  
14   Brian Vickers 978   -416  
15   Carl Edwards 969   -425  
16   Kurt Busch 964   -430  
17   Jamie McMurray 956   -438  
18   Clint Bowyer 953   -441  
19   Denny Hamlin 910   -484  
20   Martin Truex, Jr. 896   -498