2006 Aaron's 499

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2006 Aaron's 499
Race details
Race 9 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season


Date May 1, 2006 (2006-May-01)
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 Temperatures reaching up to 75.8 °F (24.3 °C); wind speeds up to 8.9 miles per hour (14.3 km/h)
Average speed 142.891 miles per hour (229.961 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Elliott Sadler 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
2006 Nextel Cup Series
Chase for the Cup

The 2006 Aaron's 499, the ninth race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season, was scheduled to be held at Talladega Superspeedway on April 30, 2006. However, due to rain starting one lap prior to the green flag, the event was postponed until the following day. Television coverage was moved from FOX to FX except for several FOX stations which elected to carry the race. Elliott Sadler won the pole. The Aaron's 499 was one of five impound races this year in the NEXTEL Cup Series.

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid Driver Car # Make Sponsor Points Bonus Laps Winnings
1 16 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe's 185 5 188 $326,061
2 2 Tony Stewart 20 Chevrolet The Home Depot 175 5 188 $260,136
3 33 Brian Vickers 25 Chevrolet GMAC 170 5 188 $172,300
4 40 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 160 188 $176,745
5 8 Jamie McMurray 26 Ford Irwin Industrial Tools 160 5 188 $168,600
6 12 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford DeWalt Tools 155 5 188 $159,841
7 5 Kurt Busch 2 Dodge Miller Lite 151 5 188 $143,233
8 3 Carl Edwards 99 Ford Office Depot 147 5 188 $118,975
9 32 Scott Riggs 10 Dodge Stanley FatMax / Valvoline 138 188 $97,975
10 19 Robby Gordon 7 Chevrolet Menards / Turtle Wax Ice 139 5 188 $103,350
11 11 J.J. Yeley * 18 Chevrolet GSK AnsthmaControl.com 135 5 188 $131,075
12 4 Dale Jarrett 88 Ford UPS 132 5 188 $125,875
13 36 Jeremy Mayfield 19 Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 129 5 188 $124,816
14 39 Jeff Green 66 Chevrolet Best Buy 126 5 188 $117,808
15 14 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet DuPont / Pepsi 128 10 188 $151,311
16 1 Elliott Sadler 38 Ford M&M's 120 5 188 $138,983
17 29 Tony Raines 96 Chevrolet DLP HDTV 112 188 $84,675
18 28 Kyle Petty 45 Dodge Schwan's Home Service 109 188 $111,883
19 26 Travis Kvapil 32 Chevrolet Tide / Downy 106 188 $101,083
20 25 Casey Mears 42 Dodge Texaco / Havoline 108 5 188 $123,083
21 43 Scott Wimmer 4 Chevrolet AERO Exhaust 105 5 188 $85,350
22 30 Denny Hamlin * 11 Chevrolet Fedex Freight 102 5 187 $84,625
23 42 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Reese's Caramel Cup 94 187 $121,811
24 38 Dave Blaney 22 Dodge Caterpillar 96 5 183 $94,858
25 21 Michael Waltrip 55 Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 93 5 179 $92,447
26 41 Reed Sorenson * 41 Dodge Target 85 177 $89,825
27 6 Joe Nemechek 1 Chevrolet U.S. Army 87 5 173 $107,620
28 23 Kevin Lepage 61 Ford State Water Heaters 84 5 173 $80,225
29 31 Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge Betty Crocker / STP Oil Stabilizers 76 163 $114,461
30 34 Chad Chaffin 34 Chevrolet State Water Heaters 73 152 $77,825
31 27 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chevrolet Budweiser 75 5 151 $112,166
32 13 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet Kellogg's 67 150 $95,025
33 18 Ryan Newman 12 Dodge Alltel My Circle 64 106 $122,308
34 17 David Stremme * 40 Dodge Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 61 106 $85,725
35 10 Mark Martin 6 Ford AAA 58 101 $94,650
36 20 Martin Truex Jr. * 1 Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 55 97 $84,500
37 9 Sterling Marlin 14 Chevrolet Waster Management 52 91 $76,325
38 7 Greg Biffle 16 Ford Subway / National Guard 49 45 $96,175
39 37 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 46 17 $112,989
40 15 Clint Bowyer * 7 Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 43 16 $83,525
41 22 Kirk Shelmerdine 27 Chevrolet Apex Electric 40 9 $75,325
42 35 Ken Schrader 21 Ford Little Debbie 37 8 $102,364
43 24 Hermie Sadler 0 Ford Aaron's PE 8 $75,308

Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#89), Stanton Barrett (#95), Mike Wallace (#09), Chad Blount (#92), Brent Sherman (#49), Kenny Wallace (#78)

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