2006 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400

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2006 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400
Race details
Race 3 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season


Date March 12, 2006 (2006-03-12)
Location Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Clark County, Nevada
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 270 laps, 405 mi (651.784 km)
Scheduled Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Average speed 133.358 miles per hour (214.619 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Racing
Time 31.322
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Roush Racing
Laps 146
Winner
No. 48
Jimmie Johnson
Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds
2006 Nextel Cup Series
Chase for the Cup

The 2006 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 was the third race in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season which took place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 12, 2006.

Race recap[edit]

Greg Biffle clocked the fastest lap in qualifying at 172.403 mph.

In the third consecutive race to require a green-white-checker finish, Jimmie Johnson blew past Matt Kenseth on the last corner of the day to get his 20th career victory and second of the season. Kenseth looked like a good bet to cruise to victory before Denny Hamlin and Kenny Wallace wrecked three laps from the end, bunching the field and leading to the overtime finish. Before the lap 268 restart, Kenseth told his crew that his engine felt weak, but he was able to protect the lead until the last corner, where Johnson, who had not led all day, overtook the 17 car on the high side to take the win by a half a car length.

Race results[edit]

Fin St Driver Car # Make Points Bonus Laps Winnings
1 3 48 185 5 270 $386,936
2 9 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 180 10 270 $293,116
3 4 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet 170 5 270 $204,775
4 5 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 160 270 $186,714
5 13 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 155 270 $165,686
6 18 Mark Martin 6 Ford 155 5 270 $122,950
7 8 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 146 270 $145,270
8 1 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 147 5 270 $125,025
9 38 Casey Mears 42 Dodge 138 270 $147,383
10 16 Denny Hamlin * 11 Chevrolet 134 270 $109,650
11 29 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 130 270 $138,136
12 32 Robby Gordon 7 Chevrolet 127 270 $101,300
13 7 Joe Nemechek 1 Chevrolet 124 270 $126,295
14 26 Elliott Sadler 38 Ford 126 5 270 $125,758
15 20 Clint Bowyer * 7 Chevrolet 118 270 $105,800
16 6 Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 115 270 $126,583
17 12 J.J. Yeley * 18 Chevrolet 112 270 $129,025
18 14 Jeff Green 66 Chevrolet 109 270 $119,508
19 15 Dale Jarrett 88 Ford 106 270 $124,325
20 27 Martin Truex Jr. * 1 Chevrolet 103 270 $113,558
21 2 Tony Stewart 20 Chevrolet 105 5 270 $130,036
22 10 Brian Vickers 25 Chevrolet 102 5 270 $97,150
23 19 Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 94 270 $113,625
24 35 Terry Labonte 96 Chevrolet 96 5 270 $83,825
25 24 Jeremy Mayfield 19 Dodge 88 270 $116,016
26 21 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 85 270 $90,225
27 42 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chevrolet 82 270 $118,916
28 22 Scott Riggs 10 Dodge 79 270 $82,825
29 39 Kyle Petty 45 Dodge 81 5 270 $104,783
30 17 Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 78 5 270 $119,311
31 28 Dave Blaney 22 Dodge 70 269 $90,833
32 37 Scott Wimmer 4 Chevrolet 67 269 $78,975
33 40 David Stremme * 40 Dodge 64 267 $97,272
34 41 Brent Sherman * 49 Dodge 61 266 $78,575
35 25 Michael Waltrip 55 Dodge 58 266 $78,375
36 31 Sterling Marlin 14 Chevrolet 55 258 $78,175
37 30 Kevin Lepage 61 Ford 52 251 $77,950
38 34 Kenny Wallace 178 Chevrolet PE 250 $77,750
39 33 Travis Kvapil 32 Chevrolet 46 216 $77,550
40 36 Reed Sorenson * 41 Dodge 43 206 $85,300
41 23 Ken Schrader 21 Ford 40 187 $104,314
42 43 Chad Chaffin 34 Chevrolet 37 157 $76,950
43 11 Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 34 88 $112,125

Failed to qualify: Stanton Barrett (#95), Hermie Sadler (#00), Brandon Ash (#02), Mike Skinner (#37), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Randy LaJoie (#92)

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