2006 Dickies 500

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2006 Dickies 500
Race details
Race 34 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
2006 Dickies 500 program cover
2006 Dickies 500 program cover
Date November 5, 2006 (2006-11-05)
Location Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 339 laps, 508.5 mi (818.351 km)
Scheduled Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (806.28 km)
Average speed 134.891 miles per hour (217.086 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 278
Winner
No. 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons, Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

The 2006 Dickies 500 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series stock car race held on November 5, 2006 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) asphalt quad oval, it was the thirty-fourth race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. The race was extended to 339 laps because of a green-white-checker finish. Tony Stewart of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race.

Background[edit]

Texas Motor Speedway, the race track where the race was held.

Texas Motor Speedway is a four-turn quad-oval track that is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long.[1] The track's turns are banked at twenty-four degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is five degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a five degree banking. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, tracks also owned by Speedway Motorsports.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos[2][3] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 196.235 27.518 0.000
2 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 195.390 27.637 -0.119
3 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 194.854 27.713 -0.195
4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW / Dodge Nitro 194.812 27.719 -0.201
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 193.833 27.859 -0.341
6 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Kinko's 193.562 27.898 -0.380
7 38 David Gilliland Ford Combos 193.368 27.926 -0.408
8 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 193.320 27.933 -0.415
9 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Menards / MAPEI 193.126 27.961 -0.443
10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 193.098 27.965 -0.447
11 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST 193.071 27.969 -0.451
12 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley / "Cars" DVD 192.981 27.982 -0.464
13 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 192.960 27.985 -0.467
14 7 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 192.898 27.994 -0.476
15 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 192.713 28.021 -0.503
16 1 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 192.665 28.028 -0.510
17 40 David Stremme Dodge Lone Star Steakhouse / Saloon 192.500 28.052 -0.534
18 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 192.472 28.056 -0.538
19 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target / Kraft 192.431 28.062 -0.544
20 88 Dale Jarrett Ford The UPS Store / Toys for Tots 192.363 28.072 -0.554
21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 192.102 28.110 -0.592
22 49 Mike Bliss Dodge WhatsOnline.com 192.089 28.112 -0.594
23 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 192.082 28.113 -0.595
24 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 191.755 28.161 -0.643
25 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco / Havoline 191.741 28.163 -0.645
26 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 191.598 28.184 -0.666
27 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 191.374 28.217 -0.699
28 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 191.354 28.220 -0.702
29 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 191.211 28.241 -0.723
30 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 191.178 28.246 -0.728
31 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management 191.171 28.247 -0.729
32 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Sylvania 191.164 28.248 -0.730
33 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 191.029 28.268 -0.750
34 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 190.867 28.292 -0.774
35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 190.860 28.293 -0.775
36 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 190.712 28.315 -0.797
37 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas Oil Products 190.644 28.325 -0.807
38 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 190.564 28.337 -0.819
39 16 Greg Biffle Ford National Guard / Charter Communications 190.040 28.415 -0.897
40 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Tide-Downy 190.040 28.415 -0.897
41 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 189.860 28.442 -0.924
42 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 189.241 28.535 -1.017
43 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Kellogg's 28.520
Failed to qualify
44 34 Chad Chaffin Dodge MyAutoLoan.com 28.453
45 37 Bill Elliott Dodge R & J Racing 28.454
46 61 Kevin Lepage Dodge Oak Gloves / RPM 28.538
47 72 Mike Skinner Chevrolet Dutch Quality Stone 28.547
48 60 David Ragan Ford Pennzoil Platinum 28.584
49 74 Derrike Cope Dodge Sundance Vacations / Royal Admin. 28.824
50 84 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge New York Red Bulls 29.018

Race recap[edit]

The eighth Chase race, the Dickies 500, was run on November 5, 2006 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Brian Vickers, the last car to qualify, edged Elliott Sadler, next to last to take time, for the pole in this race. After a DNF in Martinsville just two races ago, Jeff Burton lost an engine and fell greater than 67 laps down after more than one hour of repair, Burton finished 38th. Another chaser, Mark Martin spun out after Ken Schrader cut a tire on lap 174, putting Martin a 22nd-place finish. With less than 11 laps to go, chaser Kasey Kahne expired an engine during the 11th caution period and finished 32nd with a 2nd straight DNFs. With few laps to go, Kevin Harvick spun Scott Riggs to cause a caution and the race goes into a Green-white-checker finish. On the final restart, Tony Stewart held off Jimmie Johnson to win at Texas. Following the race, Craig Curione, the front tire carrier for the No. 10 Evernham Dodge driven by Scott Riggs, shoved Kevin Harvick, his wife Delana and NASCAR official John Sacco to the pavement after Harvick was blamed for a late race incident that led to the green-white-checkered finish. Curione was suspended indefinitely and fined $10,000 by NASCAR and fired from Evernham, while Sacco suffered a sprained ankle.

Results[edit]

POS[4] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 8 20   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 339 521361 running 278 190
2 5 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 339 364236 running 1 175
3 21 29   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 339 254186 running 0 165
4 11 5   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 339 204250 running 2 165
5 14 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 339 176625 running 3 160
6 10 8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 339 187141 running 1 155
7 25 42   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 339 174208 running 0 146
8 3 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 339 164833 running 37 147
9 23 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 339 166586 running 0 138
10 6 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 339 121200 running 0 134
11 35 45   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 339 144808 running 0 130
12 36 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 339 152791 running 1 132
13 27 66   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 339 130058 running 0 124
14 34 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 339 126183 running 0 121
15 15 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 339 120050 running 0 118
16 13 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 338 138186 running 0 115
17 19 41   Reed Sorenson Target / Kraft   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 338 108550 running 0 112
18 16 01   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Bobby Ginn) Chevrolet 338 126445 running 0 109
19 41 96   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders) Chevrolet 338 99650 running 0 106
20 26 18   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 338 136675 running 3 108
21 7 38   David Gilliland Combos   (Yates Racing) Ford 338 126908 running 0 100
22 28 6   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush) Ford 338 113475 running 0 97
23 22 49   Mike Bliss WhatsOnline.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau) Dodge 338 111083 running 0 94
24 17 40   David Stremme Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 338 115722 running 1 96
25 37 4   Ward Burton Hefty / Lucas Oil Products   (Larry McClure) Chevrolet 338 98275 running 0 88
26 42 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush) Ford 338 141500 running 4 90
27 1 25   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 338 125175 running 5 87
28 40 32   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells) Chevrolet 337 96775 running 0 79
29 20 88   Dale Jarrett The UPS Store / Toys for Tots   (Yates Racing) Ford 334 126150 running 0 76
30 33 78   Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 333 94375 running 0 73
31 12 10   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley / "Cars" DVD   (James Rocco) Dodge 331 93675 crash 0 70
32 30 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Dodge 330 93475 running 0 67
33 4 9   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW / Dodge Nitro   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 328 131439 engine 2 69
34 24 12   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske) Dodge 328 138483 running 0 61
35 39 16   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush) Ford 324 113075 crash 0 58
36 43 44   Terry Labonte Kellogg's / Terry Labonte Tribute   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 316 92650 running 0 55
37 2 19   Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 310 123441 running 0 52
38 29 31   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 269 118595 running 0 49
39 9 7   Robby Gordon Menards / MAPEI   (Robby Gordon) Chevrolet 256 92050 engine 0 46
40 31 14   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Bobby Ginn) Chevrolet 208 91850 crash 1 48
41 32 15   Paul Menard Menards / Sylvania   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 194 91635 engine 0 40
42 18 21   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers) Ford 173 118649 crash 0 37
43 38 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel) Dodge 109 91564 engine 0 34
Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Chad Chaffin 34 MyAutoLoan.com Bob Jenkins Dodge
45 Bill Elliott 37 R & J Racing John Carter Dodge
46 Kevin Lepage 61 Oak Gloves / RPM Bob Jenkins Dodge
47 Mike Skinner 72 Dutch Quality Stone Bryan Mullet Chevrolet
48 David Ragan 60 Pennzoil Platinum Mark Simo Ford
49 Derrike Cope 74 Sundance Vacations / Royal Admin. Raynard McGlynn Dodge
50 A.J. Allmendinger 84 New York Red Bulls Dietrich Mateschitz Dodge

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 3:46:11
  • Average Speed: 134.891 miles per hour (217.086 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 196.235
  • Cautions: 12 for 51 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.272 sec
  • Lead changes: 23
  • Percent of race run under caution: 15%
  • Average green flag run: 24 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Track Facts". Texas Motor Speedway. Archived from the original on April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "Dickies 500 Qualifying Results and Starting Lineup Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR 2006". NASCAR Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  3. ^ "Qualifying times - Dickies 500". Crash. 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  4. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-07.


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