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2006 DirecTV 500


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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 6 of 36
Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .526 mile paved track (263.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:56
Average Speed: 72.741 mph
Pole Speed: 96.736 mph
Cautions: 16 for 87 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.083 sec
Attendance: 65,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2006 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
232201   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet49598,245running094
224207   Clint Bowyer DirecTV   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49684,250running097
19211   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49894,208running0106
101110   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco)Dodge50076,700running0134
374111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet30765,250crash052
18 412   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge498114,358running0109
14 614   Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Nelson Bowers)Chevrolet50092,083running9126
311016   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush)Ford43686,100running070
241617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford493113,491crash091
201818   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet497109,125running1108
262319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge462100,066engine085
11 92   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge500111,683running0130
1 320   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet500220,786running288190
401921   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers)Ford16492,279overheating043
171422   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge49989,233running0112
2 824   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500153,461running0170
82425   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50085,350running0142
9 226   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford500122,675running6143
72629   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500115,011running0146
332031   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet42692,845running064
344032   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells)Chevrolet40365,425running061
363134   Chad Chaffin Oak Gloves / Makoto Ginger Dressing   (Bob Jenkins)Chevrolet34565,325running055
6 738   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford500120,808running0150
28364   Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet45169,460running079
383840   David Stremme Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge29973,200rear gear049
122541   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50085,925running0127
273242   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge456103,918running082
321343   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge429105,211running067
303745   Kyle Petty Schwan's Home Service   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge43977,550running073
3 148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500150,361running195170
5175   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50098,400running0155
413951   Mike Garvey Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Joe Auer)Chevrolet9365,015brakes00
293355   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel)Dodge44578,722running076
13306   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford50090,575running0124
253466   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet49190,483running088
43277   Robby Gordon Menards   (Robby Gordon)Chevrolet764,384engine034
4298   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500133,416running0160
152888   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford500106,825running1123
35 59   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge374102,889engine058
424392   Chad Blount Makoto Ginger Dressing   (Bob Jenkins)Dodge9264,960brakes037
393595   Stanton Barrett hairofdog.com   (Stanton Barrett)Chevrolet28065,140brakes046
211296   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet49767,850running0100
161599   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford50089,100running0115

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Derrike Cope74Royal Admin. Svcs. / Sundance VacationsRaynard McGlynnDodge
45Kevin Lepage61State Water HeatersBob JenkinsFord
46Kenny Wallace78Furniture Row RacingBarney VisserChevrolet
47Jimmy Spencer49SertaBeth Ann MorgenthauDodge
48Morgan Shepherd89Victory In Jesus / Dutch Quality StoneMorgan ShepherdDodge
49Hermie Sadler00Aaron's / TNA WrestlingMike AndersonChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
397   #7,8,34 accident turn 2none
10134  
14218   #32 accident turn 2none
229069  
91955   #24 accident turns 3/4#66
9610914  
1101156   #16 accident backstretch#11
11613419  
1351395   #40 accident turn 3#88
14017132  
1721754   #6 accident turn 4none
17622651  
2272315   #31 accident turn 4#99
23228857  
2892946   #01 accident turn 3#14
29530814  
3093135   #11 spun turn 4#9
3143174  
3183236   #8 accident turn 4#99
32433512  
3363394   #01 accident turn 4#9
34036526  
3663705   #66 accident turn 4#10
37142656  
4274326   debrisnone
43344917  
4504545   #95 slow on track#6
45548632  
4874926   #01 accident turn 1#88
4934931  
4944974   #17 accident turn 1none
4985003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.4%             Average green flag run: 24.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmie Johnson12727
  Jamie McMurray28336
  Tony Stewart34172139
  Sterling Marlin1731819
  J.J. Yeley1821821
  Tony Stewart18322745
  Jimmie Johnson22829063
  Dale Jarrett2912911
  Tony Stewart29236069
  Jimmie Johnson36137111
  Tony Stewart3723798
  Jimmie Johnson38047394
  Tony Stewart47450027

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 933    
2   Mark Martin 874   -59  
3   Matt Kenseth 873   -60  
4   Kasey Kahne 832   -101  
5   Kyle Busch 832   -101  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 824   -109  
7   Jeff Gordon 814   -119  
8   Tony Stewart 791   -142  
9   Elliott Sadler 735   -198  
10   Casey Mears 724   -209  
11   Dale Jarrett 716   -217  
12   Kevin Harvick 699   -234  
13   Ryan Newman 668   -265  
14   Kurt Busch 661   -272  
15   Brian Vickers 650   -283  
16   Clint Bowyer 644   -289  
17   Jamie McMurray 623   -310  
18   Greg Biffle 615   -318  
19   Carl Edwards 602   -331  
20   Martin Truex, Jr. 597   -336