2006 DirecTV 500

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2006 DirecTV 500
Race details
Race 6 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
2006 DirecTV 500 Finish
2006 DirecTV 500 Finish
Date April 2, 2006; 9 years ago (2006-04-02)
Location Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.526 mi (0.847 km)
Distance 500 laps, 263 mi (423.257 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 80.6 °F (27.0 °C); wind speeds up to 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)
Average speed 72.741 miles per hour (117.065 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Time 19.575
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 288
Winner
No. 20
Tony Stewart
Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds

The 2006 DirecTV 500, the sixth race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup season, was held at Martinsville Speedway on April 2, 2006. Jimmie Johnson won the pole and Tony Stewart led the most laps and won the race.

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid Driver No. Make Sponsor Points Bonus Points Laps Winnings
1 3 Tony Stewart 20 Chevrolet The Home Depot 190 10 500 $220,786
2 8 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet DuPont 170 0 500 $153,461
3 1 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe's 170 5 500 $150,361
4 29 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chevrolet Budweiser 160 0 500 $133,416
5 17 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet Kellogg's 155 0 500 $98,400
6 7 Elliott Sadler 38 Ford M&M's 150 0 500 $120,808
7 26 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 146 0 500 $115,011
8 24 Brian Vickers 25 Chevrolet 142 0 500 $85,350
9 2 Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 143 5 500 $122,675
10 11 Scott Riggs 10 Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 134 0 500 $76,700
11 9 Kurt Busch 2 Dodge Miller Lite 130 0 500 $111,683
12 25 Reed Sorenson* 41 Dodge Target 127 0 500 $85,925
13 30 Mark Martin 6 Ford AAA 124 0 500 $90,575
14 6 Sterling Marlin 14 Chevrolet 126 5 500 $92,083
15 28 Dale Jarrett 88 Ford UPS 123 5 500 $106,825
16 15 Carl Edwards 99 Ford Office Depot 115 0 500 $89,100
17 14 Dave Blaney 22 Dodge Caterpillar 112 0 499 $89,233
18 4 Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 109 0 498 $114,358
19 21 Martin Truex, Jr.* 1 Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 106 0 498 $94,208
20 18 J.J. Yeley* 18 Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 108 5 497 $109,125
21 12 Tony Raines 96 Chevrolet 100 0 497 $67,850
22 42 Clint Bowyer* 07 Chevrolet DirecTV 97 0 496 $84,250
23 22 Joe Nemechek 01 Chevrolet U.S. Army 94 0 495 $98,245
24 16 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford DeWalt Tools 91 0 493 $113,491
25 34 Jeff Green 66 Chevrolet Best Buy 88 0 491 $90,483
26 23 Jeremy Mayfield 19 Dodge 85 0 462 $100,066
27 32 Casey Mears 42 Dodge Texaco / Havoline 82 0 456 $103,918
28 36 Scott Wimmer 4 Chevrolet 79 0 451 $69,460
29 33 Michael Waltrip 55 Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 76 0 445 $78,722
30 37 Kyle Petty 45 Dodge 73 0 439 $77,550
31 10 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 70 0 436 $86,100
32 13 Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge Cheerio's / Betty Crocker 67 0 429 $105,211
33 20 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 64 0 426 $92,845
34 40 Travis Kvapil 32 Chevrolet Tide / Downy 61 0 403 $65,425
35 5 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 58 0 374 $102,889
36 31 Chad Chaffin 34 Chevrolet 55 0 345 $65,325
37 41 Denny Hamlin* 11 Chevrolet 52 0 307 $65,250
38 38 David Stremme* 40 Dodge Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 49 0 299 $73,200
39 35 Stanton Barrett 95 Chevrolet 46 0 280 $65,140
40 19 Ken Schrader 21 Ford Little Debbie 43 0 164 $92,279
41 39 Mike Garvey 151 Chevrolet PE 0 93 $65,015
42 43 Chad Blount 92 Dodge 37 0 92 $64,960
43 27 Robby Gordon 7 Chevrolet 34 0 7 $64,384

Failed to qualify: Derrike Cope (#74), Kevin Lepage (#61), Kenny Wallace (#78), Jimmy Spencer (#49), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Hermie Sadler

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