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 (2006-April-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.

Race results[edit]

Fin St Driver Car # Make Points Bonus Laps Winnings
1 3 Tony Stewart 20 Chevrolet 190 10 500 $220,786
2 8 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 170 500 $153,461
3 1 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 170 5 500 $150,361
4 29 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chevrolet 160 500 $133,416
5 17 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet 155 500 $98,400
6 7 Elliott Sadler 38 Ford 150 500 $120,808
7 26 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 146 500 $115,011
8 24 Brian Vickers 25 Chevrolet 142 500 $85,350
9 2 Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 143 5 500 $122,675
10 11 Scott Riggs 10 Dodge 134 500 $76,700
11 9 Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 130 500 $111,683
12 25 Reed Sorenson * 41 Dodge 127 500 $85,925
13 30 Mark Martin 6 Ford 124 500 $90,575
14 6 Sterling Marlin 14 Chevrolet 126 5 500 $92,083
15 28 Dale Jarrett 88 Ford 123 5 500 $106,825
16 15 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 115 500 $89,100
17 14 Dave Blaney 22 Dodge 112 499 $89,233
18 4 Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 109 498 $114,358
19 21 Martin Truex Jr. * 1 Chevrolet 106 498 $94,208
20 18 J.J. Yeley * 18 Chevrolet 108 5 497 $109,125
21 12 Tony Raines 96 Chevrolet 100 497 $67,850
22 42 Clint Bowyer * 7 Chevrolet 97 496 $84,250
23 22 Joe Nemechek 1 Chevrolet 94 495 $98,245
24 16 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 91 493 $113,491
25 34 Jeff Green 66 Chevrolet 88 491 $90,483
26 23 Jeremy Mayfield 19 Dodge 85 462 $100,066
27 32 Casey Mears 42 Dodge 82 456 $103,918
28 36 Scott Wimmer 4 Chevrolet 79 451 $69,460
29 33 Michael Waltrip 55 Dodge 76 445 $78,722
30 37 Kyle Petty 45 Dodge 73 439 $77,550
31 10 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 70 436 $86,100
32 13 Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 67 429 $105,211
33 20 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 64 426 $92,845
34 40 Travis Kvapil 32 Chevrolet 61 403 $65,425
35 5 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 58 374 $102,889
36 31 Chad Chaffin 34 Chevrolet 55 345 $65,325
37 41 Denny Hamlin * 11 Chevrolet 52 307 $65,250
38 38 David Stremme * 40 Dodge 49 299 $73,200
39 35 Stanton Barrett 95 Chevrolet 46 280 $65,140
40 19 Ken Schrader 21 Ford 43 164 $92,279
41 39 Mike Garvey 151 Chevrolet PE 93 $65,015
42 43 Chad Blount 92 Dodge 37 92 $64,960
43 27 Robby Gordon 7 Chevrolet 34 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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