2006 Aaron's 499

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2006 Aaron's 499
Race details[1]
Race 9 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
2006 Aaron's 499 program cover
2006 Aaron's 499 program cover
Date May 1, 2006 (2006-May-01)
Official name Aaron's 499
Location Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama
Course Permanent racing facility
2.66 mi (4.28 km)
Distance 188 laps, 500.08 mi (804.8 km)
Weather Mild with temperatures approaching 75.8 °F (24.3 °C); wind speeds up to 8.9 miles per hour (14.3 km/h)[2]
Average speed 142.891 miles per hour (229.961 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Robert Yates Racing
Time 50.798
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 62
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2006 Aaron's 499 was the ninth race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. It was scheduled to be held on April 30, 2006 at the 2.6-mile long Talladega Superspeedway, but due to rain starting one lap prior to the green flag, however, the race was postponed until the following day. Television coverage was moved from Fox to FX except for several Fox stations that elected to carry the race. Elliott Sadler won the pole position, while Jimmie Johnson won the race. The Aaron's 499 was one of five impound races of the season, meaning that the teams could not make any changes on the car after qualifying.[3]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos[4] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 38 Elliott Sadler Ford M&M's 188.511 50.798 0.000
2 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 187.658 51.029 -0.231
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 187.320 51.121 -0.323
4 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 187.232 51.145 -0.347
5 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 187.137 51.171 -0.373
6 1 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 187.130 51.173 -0.375
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Subway / National Guard 186.991 51.211 -0.413
8 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 186.933 51.227 -0.429
9 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management 186.925 51.229 -0.431
10 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 186.856 51.248 -0.450
11 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet GSK AsthmaControl.com 186.827 51.256 -0.458
12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 186.685 51.295 -0.497
13 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg's 186.652 51.304 -0.506
14 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont / Pepsi 186.587 51.322 -0.524
15 7 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 186.521 51.340 -0.542
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 186.478 51.352 -0.554
17 40 David Stremme Dodge Lone Star Steakhouse / Saloon 186.463 51.356 -0.558
18 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL My Circle 186.427 51.366 -0.568
19 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Menards / Turtle Wax Ice 186.217 51.424 -0.626
20 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 186.018 51.479 -0.681
21 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 185.971 51.492 -0.694
22 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevrolet Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 185.787 51.543 -0.745
23 61 Kevin Lepage Ford State Water Heaters 185.761 51.550 -0.752
24 00 Hermie Sadler Ford Aaron's 185.758 51.551 -0.753
25 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco / Havoline 185.689 51.570 -0.772
26 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Tide-Downy 185.632 51.586 -0.788
27 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 185.578 51.601 -0.803
28 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Schwan's Home Service 185.571 51.603 -0.805
29 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 185.527 51.615 -0.817
30 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Freight 185.445 51.638 -0.840
31 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Betty Crocker / STP Oil Stabilizer 185.423 51.644 -0.846
32 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Stanley FatMax / Valvoline 185.423 51.644 -0.846
33 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 185.348 51.665 -0.867
34 34 Chad Chaffin Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports 185.230 51.698 -0.900
35 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 185.140 51.723 -0.925
36 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 185.126 51.727 -0.929
37 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 185.104 51.733 -0.935
38 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 184.815 51.814 -1.016
39 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 184.249 51.973 -1.175
40 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 184.012 52.040 -1.242
41 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 183.892 52.074 -1.276
42 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Reese's Caramel Cup 183.864 52.082 -1.284
43 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet AERO Exhaust 185.154 51.719 -0.921
Failed to qualify
44 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge Victory In Jesus / Dutch Quality Stone 51.805
45 95 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet TheRaceSpace.com 51.815
46 09 Mike Wallace Ford Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts 51.877
47 92 Chad Blount Dodge Front Row Motorsports 52.225
48 49 Brent Sherman Dodge Serta 52.324
49 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet National Day of Prayer 52.443

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid Driver No. Make Points Bonus Laps Winnings
1 16 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 185 5 188 $326,061
2 2 Tony Stewart 20 Chevrolet 175 5 188 $260,136
3 33 Brian Vickers 25 Chevrolet 170 5 188 $172,300
4 40 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 160 188 $176,745
5 8 Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 160 5 188 $168,600
6 12 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 155 5 188 $159,841
7 5 Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 151 5 188 $143,233
8 3 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 147 5 188 $118,975
9 32 Scott Riggs 10 Dodge 138 188 $97,975
10 19 Robby Gordon 7 Chevrolet 139 5 188 $103,350
11 11 J. J. Yeley * 18 Chevrolet 135 5 188 $131,075
12 4 Dale Jarrett 88 Ford 132 5 188 $125,875
13 36 Jeremy Mayfield 19 Dodge 129 5 188 $124,816
14 39 Jeff Green 66 Chevrolet 126 5 188 $117,808
15 14 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 128 10 188 $151,311
16 1 Elliott Sadler 38 Ford 120 5 188 $138,983
17 29 Tony Raines 96 Chevrolet 112 188 $84,675
18 28 Kyle Petty 45 Dodge 109 188 $111,883
19 26 Travis Kvapil 32 Chevrolet 106 188 $101,083
20 25 Casey Mears 42 Dodge 108 5 188 $123,083
21 43 Scott Wimmer 4 Chevrolet 105 5 188 $85,350
22 30 Denny Hamlin * 11 Chevrolet 102 5 187 $84,625
23 42 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 94 187 $121,811
24 38 Dave Blaney 22 Dodge 96 5 183 $94,858
25 21 Michael Waltrip 55 Dodge 93 5 179 $92,447
26 41 Reed Sorenson * 41 Dodge 85 177 $89,825
27 6 Joe Nemechek 01 Chevrolet 87 5 173 $107,620
28 23 Kevin Lepage 61 Ford 84 5 173 $80,225
29 31 Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 76 163 $114,461
30 34 Chad Chaffin 34 Chevrolet 73 152 $77,825
31 27 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chevrolet 75 5 151 $112,166
32 13 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet 67 150 $95,025
33 18 Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 64 106 $122,308
34 17 David Stremme * 40 Dodge 61 106 $85,725
35 10 Mark Martin 6 Ford 58 101 $94,650
36 20 Martin Truex Jr. * 1 Chevrolet 55 97 $84,500
37 9 Sterling Marlin 14 Chevrolet 52 91 $76,325
38 7 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 49 45 $96,175
39 37 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 46 17 $112,989
40 15 Clint Bowyer * 07 Chevrolet 43 16 $83,525
41 22 Kirk Shelmerdine 27 Chevrolet 40 9 $75,325
42 35 Ken Schrader 21 Ford 37 8 $102,364
43 24 Hermie Sadler 0 Ford PE 8 $75,308

Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (No. 89), Stanton Barrett (No. 95), Mike Wallace (No. 09), Chad Blount (No. 92), Brent Sherman (No. 49), Kenny Wallace (No. 78)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official results of the 2006 Aaron's 499 at NASCAR.com
  2. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  3. ^ "The ins and outs of impound races". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  4. ^ "Qualifying times: Aaron's 499". Crash. 2006-04-30. Retrieved 2021-06-05.


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