2006 3M Performance 400

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2006 3M Performance 400
Race details
Race 15 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Date June 18, 2006 (2006-June-18)
Official name 3M Performance 400
Location Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.218 km)
Distance 129 laps, 258 mi (415.21 km)
Scheduled Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Average speed 118.788 miles per hour (191.171 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Evernham Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 50
Winner
No. 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports

The 2006 3M Performance 400 Presented by Post-it Picture Paper was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series stock car race held on June 18, 2006 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Contested over 129 laps – shortened from 200 laps due to rain on a 2-mile (3.218 km) speedway, it was the 15th race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Kasey Kahne of Evernham Motorsports won the race.

Background[edit]

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2)[1] approximately four-mile (6.4 km) south of the village of Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The track is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a "sister track" to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway. The track is owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC). Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking (by open-wheel standards; the 18-degree banking is modest by stock car standards).

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge
2 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford
3 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
4 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford
5 41 Reed Sorenson Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 42 Casey Mears Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
8 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
9 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing South Dodge
10 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:10:19
  • Average Speed: 118.788 miles per hour (191.171 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 185.644 miles per hour (298.765 km/h)
  • Cautions: 9 for 37 laps
  • Margin of Victory: under caution
  • Lead changes: 17
  • Percent of race run under caution: 28.7%
  • Average green flag run: 10.2 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About MIS". Michigan International Speedway. Retrieved August 10, 2015.


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