2006 Coca-Cola 600

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2006 Coca-Cola 600
Race details
Race 12 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Date May 28, 2006 (2006-May-28)
Official name Coca-Cola 600
Location Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)
Weather Chilly with temperatures reaching as low as 60.8 °F (16.0 °C); wind speeds up to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)[1]
Average speed 128.84 miles per hour (207.35 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Evernham Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports
Laps 158
Winner
No. 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2006 Coca-Cola 600, the 47th running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on May 28, 2006 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contested at 400 laps and 600 miles, it was the twelfth race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season.

Kasey Kahne of Evernham Motorsports won the race, his third win of the season. Jimmie Johnson finished second and Carl Edwards finished third. Michael Waltrip failed to qualify, but he bought Derrike Cope's 43rd starting spot (No. 74). Kyle Busch was fined US$50,000 and had 25 championship points deducted for throwing his HANS device at Casey Mears after an accident.

Failed to qualify: Kevin Lepage (No. 49), Hermie Sadler (No. 00), Chad Chaffin (No. 61), Michael Waltrip (No. 55), Stanton Barrett (No. 95), Mike Garvey (No. 51), Chad Blount (No. 34), Carl Long (No. 37), Kirk Shelmerdine (No. 27), and Kertus Davis (No. 72).

Background[edit]

Lowe's Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Lowe's Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend and the Nextel All-Star Challenge, as well as the Bank of America 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) with Humpy Wheeler as track president.

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge 400 190
2 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 175
3 22 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 400 170
4 21 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 400 165
5 6 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 400 160
6 11 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 155
7 7 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 400 151
8 33 26 Jamie McMurray Roush Racing Ford 400 142
9 8 11 Denny Hamlin (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 400 143
10 23 41 Reed Sorenson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 400 134
11 34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 400 130
12 10 66 Jeff Green Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet 400 132
13 1 10 Scott Riggs Evernham Motorsports Dodge 400 129
14 36 15 Paul Menard (R) Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 400 121
15 2 19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge 400 93
16 41 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Chevrolet 400 115
17 5 43 Bobby Labonte Petty Enterprises Dodge 400 117
18 19 01 Joe Nemechek MB2 Motorsports Chevrolet 399 109
19 15 07 Clint Bowyer (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 399 106
20 4 18 J.J. Yeley (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 399 103
21 27 1 Martin Truex Jr. (R) Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 399 100
22 31 32 Travis Kvapil PPI Motorsports Chevrolet 399 102
23 30 42 Reed Sorenson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 398 94
24 14 70 Johnny Sauter Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet 398 0
25 39 45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 397 88
26 40 21 Ken Schrader Wood Brothers Racing Ford 397 85
27 38 4 Scott Wimmer Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet 397 87
28 16 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Racing Chevrolet 396 79
29 35 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 396 76
30 26 38 Elliott Sadler Robert Yates Racing Ford 396 78
31 25 40 David Stremme (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 396 70
32 29 40 Dave Blaney Bill Davis Racing Dodge 395 67
33 24 44 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 393 64
34 12 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 373 61
35 18 12 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge 369 58
36 13 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 360 60
37 17 25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 331 52
38 28 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 313 24
39 20 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 290 46
40 42 96 Tony Raines Hall of Fame Racing Chevrolet 264 43
41 43 55 Michael Waltrip McGlynn Racing Dodge 116 45
42 32 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 32 37
43 37 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford 0 34
Source:[2]

Race statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 4:39:25
  • Average Speed: 128.84 miles per hour (207.35 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 187.865
  • Cautions: 15 for 66 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 2.114 sec
  • Lead changes: 37
  • Percent of race run under caution: 16.8%
  • Average green flag run: 20.8 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Coca-Cola 600 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  2. ^ "2006 Coca-Cola 600 race information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 


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