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2006 AMD at The Glen
Race details
Race 22 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
2006 AMD at The Glen program cover
2006 AMD at The Glen program cover
Date August 13, 2006 (2006-August-13)
Official name AMD at The Glen
Location Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York
Course Permanent racing facility
2.45 mi (3.942 km)
Distance 90 laps, 220.5 mi (354.86 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 71.8 °F (22.1 °C); wind speeds up to 10.2 miles per hour (16.4 km/h)[1]
Average speed 76.718 miles per hour (123.466 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Penske Racing South
Most laps led
Driver Kurt Busch Penske Racing South
Laps 38
Winner
No. 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach Jr. and Benny Parsons

The 2006 AMD at The Glen was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race that was held on August 13, 2006 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Contested over 90 laps on the 2.45 mile (3.942 km) road course, it was the 22nd race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Kevin Harvick of Richard Childress Racing won the race.

There were only five drivers eliminated from the race; all due to racing accidents.[2]

Background[edit]

Watkins Glen International (nicknamed "The Glen") is an automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980), but the site has been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series.

Initially, public roads in the village were used for the race course. In 1956 a permanent circuit for the race was built. In 1968 the race was extended to six hours, becoming the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. The circuit's current layout has more or less been the same since 1971, although a chicane was installed at the uphill Esses in 1975 to slow cars through these corners, where there was a fatality during practice at the 1973 United States Grand Prix. The chicane was removed in 1985, but another chicane called the "Inner Loop" was installed in 1992 after a fatal accident during the previous year's NASCAR Winston Cup event.

The circuit is known as the Mecca of North American road racing and is a very popular venue among fans and drivers. The facility is currently owned by International Speedway Corporation.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos[3] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 122.966 71.727 0.000
2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW / SRT 121.845 72.387 -0.660
3 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL Fastap 121.642 72.508 -0.781
4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 121.432 72.633 -0.906
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 121.172 72.789 -1.062
6 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Jim Beam 121.144 72.806 -1.079
7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 120.779 73.026 -1.299
8 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 120.614 73.126 -1.399
9 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg's 120.609 73.129 -1.402
10 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express 120.497 73.197 -1.470
11 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 120.290 73.323 -1.596
12 38 Elliott Sadler Ford M&M's 120.277 73.331 -1.604
13 40 Scott Pruett Dodge Lone Star Steakhouse / Saloon 120.229 73.360 -1.633
14 7 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 120.105 73.436 -1.709
15 61 Boris Said Ford SOBE - No Fear 120.080 73.451 -1.724
16 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 120.059 73.464 -1.737
17 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco / Havoline 120.000 73.500 -1.773
18 32 Ron Fellows Chevrolet Tide-Downy 119.865 73.583 -1.856
19 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 119.777 73.637 -1.910
20 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 119.650 73.715 -1.988
21 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 119.530 73.789 -2.062
22 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy Teach 119.422 73.856 -2.129
23 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 119.383 73.880 -2.153
24 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 119.312 73.924 -2.197
25 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 119.291 73.937 -2.210
26 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 119.276 73.946 -2.219
27 90 Marc Goossens Ford CitiFinancial 119.204 73.991 -2.264
28 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Morgan-McClure 119.189 74.000 -2.273
29 96 Terry Labonte Chevrolet DLP HDTV 119.083 74.066 -2.339
30 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 119.072 74.073 -2.346
31 19 Bill Elliott Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW / SRT 119.033 74.097 -2.370
32 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 118.974 74.134 -2.407
33 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 118.903 74.178 -2.451
34 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Quaker State 118.823 74.228 -2.501
35 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 118.595 74.371 -2.644
36 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 118.595 74.371 -2.644
37 1 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 118.502 74.429 -2.702
38 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises 118.367 74.514 -2.787
39 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 118.202 74.618 -2.891
40 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 117.093 75.325 -3.598
41 16 Greg Biffle Ford Subway / National Guard 86.583 101.868 -30.141
42 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Ginn Clubs & Resorts 0.000 0.000 0.000
43 34 Brian Simo Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports 118.786 74.251 -2.524
Failed to qualify
44 49 Chris Cook Dodge DSI 74.367
45 78 Max Papis Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 74.400
46 27 Tom Hubert Ford Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 74.636
47 37 David Murry Dodge Upstate N.Y. Dodge Dealers Assn. 75.126
48 72 Dale Quarterley Dodge Dutch Quality Stone 75.518
49 92 Johnny Miller Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports 75.627
50 02 Brandon Ash Dodge Sprinter Trucking, Inc. 75.894

Race recap[edit]

Kurt Busch had the pole position for this race, in Penske Racing's #2 Miller Lite-sponsored Dodge. Busch was seeking his first road course win of his Cup career, following numerous near-misses and his Busch win the previous day. Busch controlled the race early before being penalized for coming onto pit road when it closed due to an untimely caution. Busch was sent to the rear of the field and the race then got controlled by Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick who passed Tony during the final 3 laps to win the race. It was Harvick's first road course win of his career and the top-ten also ended with some road course aces finishing in the top ten; Robby Gordon finished fourth in his own car and Scott Pruett, a non-regular, finished in the top-ten substituting for David Stremme in Chip Ganassi's #40 Coors Light-sponsored Dodge.

Results[edit]

POS[4] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 7 29   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 90 223161 running 28 185
2 8 20   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 90 210986 running 7 175
3 24 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 163225 running 0 165
4 6 7   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon) Chevrolet 90 108100 running 0 160
5 21 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 110725 running 0 155
6 13 40   Scott Pruett Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 90 114108 running 0 150
7 12 38   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing) Ford 90 107533 running 0 146
8 3 12   Ryan Newman Alltel Fastap   (Roger Penske) Dodge 90 116708 running 7 147
9 9 5   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 90 88025 running 0 138
10 10 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 90 78850 running 0 134
11 16 31   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 90 97445 running 0 130
12 40 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 90 83975 running 2 132
13 4 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 90 113736 running 1 129
14 14 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 90 85700 running 0 121
15 22 66   Jeff Green Best Buy Teach   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 90 91233 running 0 118
16 19 25   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 90 73500 running 0 115
17 5 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 90 110111 running 1 117
18 11 8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 90 99966 running 1 114
19 1 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 90 117333 running 38 116
20 20 6   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 81700 running 0 103
21 30 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 106916 running 0 100
22 2 9   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW / SRT   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 90 103189 running 0 97
23 32 10   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco) Dodge 90 64700 running 0 94
24 36 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 90 100411 running 0 91
25 28 4   Scott Wimmer Morgan-McClure   (Larry McClure) Chevrolet 90 63650 running 3 93
26 39 88   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing) Ford 90 95075 running 0 85
27 31 19   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW / SRT   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 90 92666 running 0 82
28 35 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 90 84583 running 0 79
29 34 15   Paul Menard Menards / Quaker State   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 90 59250 running 0 76
30 38 45   Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 90 82258 running 1 78
31 15 60   Boris Said SOBE - No Fear   (Mark Simo) Ford 90 58950 running 0 70
32 18 32   Ron Fellows Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells) Chevrolet 90 70797 running 0 67
33 26 18   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 90 94125 running 0 64
34 23 21   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers) Ford 89 85689 running 0 61
35 17 42   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 89 92483 running 0 58
36 33 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel) Dodge 89 58150 running 1 60
37 29 96   Terry Labonte DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders) Chevrolet 81 58025 running 0 52
38 41 16   Greg Biffle Subway / National Guard   (Jack Roush) Ford 75 78075 running 0 49
39 42 14   Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Bobby Ginn) Chevrolet 64 57750 crash 0 46
40 25 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Dodge 61 57600 crash 0 43
41 43 34   Brian Simo Front Row Motorsports   (Bob Jenkins) Chevrolet 61 57460 crash 0 40
42 37 01   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Bobby Ginn) Chevrolet 61 83680 crash 0 37
43 27 90   Marc Goossens CitiFinancial   (Yates Racing) Ford 58 57537 crash 0 34
Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Chris Cook 49 DSI Beth Ann Morgenthau Dodge
45 Max Papis 78 Furniture Row Racing Barney Visser Chevrolet
46 Tom Hubert 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Racing Kirk Shelmerdine Ford
47 David Murry 37 Upstate N.Y. Dodge Dealers Assn. John Carter Dodge
48 Dale Quarterley 72 Dutch Quality Stone Bryan Mullet Dodge
49 Johnny Miller 92 Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins Chevrolet
50 Brandon Ash 02 Sprinter Trucking, Inc. Ed Ash Dodge

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:52:27
  • Average Speed: 76.718 miles per hour (123.466 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 122.966 miles per hour (197.895 km/h)
  • Cautions: 10 for 22 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.892 sec
  • Lead changes: 14
  • Percent of race run under caution: 24.4%
  • Average green flag run: 6.2 laps

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ a b Race statistics at Racing Reference
  3. ^ "Qualifying times: AMD at the Glen". Crash. 2006-08-12. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  4. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
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