2006 Chevy Rock & Roll 400

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2006 Chevy Rock & Roll 400
Race details
Race 26 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Date September 9, 2006 (2006-September-09)
Location Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (482.803 km)
Average speed 101.342 mph (163.094 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 248
Winner
No. 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons, & Wally Dallenbach Jr.

The 2006 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held on September 9, 2006, at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 400 laps on the three–quarter (1.2 km) short track, it was the 26th race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Kevin Harvick of Richard Childress Racing won the race.

Background[edit]

In 1953, Richmond International Raceway began hosting the Grand National Series with Lee Petty winning that first race in Richmond.[1] The original track was paved in 1968.[2] In 1988, the track was re-designed into its present D-shaped configuration

The name for the raceway complex was "Strawberry Hill" until the Virginia State Fairgrounds site was bought out in 1999 and renamed the "Richmond International Raceway".

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge
4 22 Dave Blaney Bill Davis Racing Dodge
5 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford
6 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford
7 21 Ken Schrader Roush Racing Ford
8 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford
9 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
10 10 Scott Riggs Evernham Motorsports Dodge

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:57:37
  • Average Speed: 101.342 miles per hour (163.094 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 127.986 miles per hour (205.974 km/h)
  • Cautions: 7 for 48 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.153
  • Lead changes: 16
  • Percent of race run under caution: 12%
  • Average green flag run: 44 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://racing.ballparks.com/Richmond/index.htm "Richmond International Raceway has hosted the NASCAR Winston Cup Series since 1953. Lee Petty won the first race that year. "
  2. ^ http://racing.ballparks.com/Richmond/index.htm "The original track was paved in 1968."


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