2006 Pepsi 400

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2006 Pepsi 400
Race details[1]
Race 17 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway
Date July 1, 2006 (2006-July-01)
Location Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.02 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (643.27 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching as low as 71.6 °F (22.0 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)[2]
Average speed 153.143 miles per hour (246.460 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Boris Said No Fear Racing
Time 48.350[3]
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 86
Winner
No. 20
Tony Stewart
Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox[3]
Announcers Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds, Darrell Waltrip[3]
Nielsen Ratings 4.7[4]
2006 Nextel Cup Series
Chase for the Cup

The 2006 Pepsi 400 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event held on July 1, 2006, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Tony Stewart, driver of The Home Depot Chevrolet, won the race after starting second to Boris Said, and led the 86 of the 160 laps. Actor Brandon Routh was the grand marshal.[5]

Race summary[edit]

The race began at 8:18 p.m. with Stewart passing Said to lead the first lap.[5] The first seven laps were run caution-free before a beach ball was found on the back straightaway. On lap 16, Jeff Burton and Casey Mears, who had had a previous incident in an earlier practice session, made contact, spinning Burton out and bringing out the caution.[5] By the time the green flag was waved again on lap 21, Jeff Gordon had assumed the lead.[5] Gordon continued to lead until lap 33, when he was passed by Stewart who lead the race until the caution came back out for debris. Most of the leaders came to pit road; however, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. did not, and thus took the lead from Stewart.[5] Stewart would not lead again until lap 111, when he took the lead from Matt Kenseth.[5] On lap 148, Jimmie Johnson and Bobby Labonte crashed, ending Labonte's race.[5] Said stayed out of the pits on lap 150, giving him the lead. With six laps remaining, Gordon was involved in a crash with Greg Biffle, J.J. Yeley, and Mark Martin, bringing out the caution for the final time.[5] Said led the field back to the green flag with three laps remaining, but was passed by Stewart on the next lap. Stewart would subsequently win the race, his second consecutive Pepsi 400 win after winning the race in 2005 as well.[5]

Race results[edit]

Pos Starting Pos Car Driver Team Make
1 2 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
2 14 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 16 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge
4 1 60 Boris Said No Fear Racing Ford
5 10 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford
6 13 38 Elliott Sadler Robert Yates Racing Ford
7 40 42 Casey Mears Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
8 26 26 Jamie McMurray Roush Racing Ford
9 32 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
10 30 07 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
11 23 12 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge
12 31 21 Ken Schrader Wood Brothers Racing Ford
13 35 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
14 25 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Ford
15 39 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
16 3 40 David Stremme Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
17 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
18 17 25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
19 5 01 Joe Nemechek MB2 Motorsports Chevrolet
20 28 10 Scott Riggs Evernham Motorsports Dodge
21 21 96 Tony Raines Hall of Fame Racing Chevrolet
22 7 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford
23 18 09 Mike Wallace Phoenix Racing Ford
24 20 14 Sterling Marlin MB2 Motorsports Chevrolet
25 38 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge
26 36 66 Jeff Green Hass CNC Racing Chevrolet
27 41 22 Dave Blaney Bill Davis Racing Dodge
28 33 45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge
29 8 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
30 15 32 Travis Kvapil PPI Motorsports Chevrolet
31 12 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford
32 9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
33 24 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford
34 37 41 Reed Sorenson Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
35 43 61 Chad Chaffin Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet
36 42 19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge
37 11 18 J. J. Yeley Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
38 19 55 Michael Waltrip Waltrip-Jasper Racing Dodge
39 29 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford
40 4 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
41 22 00 Hermie Sadler MBA Racing Ford
42 34 43 Bobby Labonte Petty Enterprises Dodge
43 27 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Kirk Shelmerdine Racing Chevrolet
Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Pepsi 400". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Weather of the 2006 Pepsi 400". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Race: The Pepsi 400". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "TV Ratings 2006". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Lap-by-Lap: Pepsi 400". NASCAR. July 3, 2006. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Official Race Results: Pepsi 400". NASCAR. Archived from the original on July 5, 2006. 
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