2006 Dodge/Save Mart 350

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2006 Dodge/Save Mart 350
Race details
Race 16 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
2006 Dodge/Save Mart 350 program cover
2006 Dodge/Save Mart 350 program cover
Date June 25, 2006 (2006-June-25)
Official name Dodge/Save Mart 350
Location Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California
Course Permanent racing facility
1.99 mi (3.202 km)
Distance 110 laps, 218.9 mi (352.285 km)
Average speed 73.953 miles per hour (119.016 km/h)
Attendance 102,000
Pole position
Driver Roush Racing
Time 76.987 secs
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 44
Winner
No. 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds, Darrell Waltrip
Radio in the United States
Radio Performance Racing Network

The 2006 Dodge/Save Mart 350 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series stock car race held on June 25, 2006 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Contested over 110 laps on a 1.99 mile (3.202 km) road course, it was the 16th race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the race.

This is the 100th road course race in Nextel Cup series history.

Background[edit]

The course, Infineon Raceway (now called Sonoma Raceway), is one of two road courses to hold NASCAR races, the other is Watkins Glen International.[1] The standard road course at Infineon Raceway is a twelve-turn course that is 2.52 miles (4.06 km) long;[2] the track was modified in 1998, adding the Chute, which bypassed turns five and six, shortening the course to 1.95 miles (3.14 km).[2] The Chute was only used for NASCAR events such as this race, and was criticized by many drivers, who preferred the full layout.[3] In 2001, it was replaced with a 70-degree turn, 4A, bringing the track to its current dimensions of 1.99 miles (3.20 km).[4]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos[5] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 93.055 76.987 0.000
2 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 92.948 77.075 -0.088
3 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 92.889 77.124 -0.137
4 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 92.812 77.188 -0.201
5 60 Boris Said Ford SOBE - No Fear 92.663 77.312 -0.325
6 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW / SRT 92.495 77.453 -0.466
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford National Guard 92.308 77.610 -0.623
8 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 92.295 77.621 -0.634
9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 92.226 77.679 -0.692
10 1 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 92.158 77.736 -0.749
11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 92.086 77.797 -0.810
12 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 92.076 77.805 -0.818
13 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 92.027 77.847 -0.860
14 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Menards / Energizer 92.025 77.848 -0.861
15 4 PJ Jones Chevrolet AERO Exhaust 92.020 77.853 -0.866
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 91.893 77.960 -0.973
17 32 Ron Fellows Chevrolet Tide-Downy 91.859 77.989 -1.002
18 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 91.837 78.008 -1.021
19 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg's 91.821 78.021 -1.034
20 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 91.726 78.102 -1.115
21 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 91.684 78.138 -1.151
22 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 91.644 78.172 -1.185
23 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy / SanDisk 91.586 78.222 -1.235
24 38 Elliott Sadler Ford Pedigree 91.559 78.245 -1.258
25 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 91.483 78.310 -1.323
26 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 91.445 78.342 -1.355
27 40 Scott Pruett Dodge Coors Light 91.382 78.396 -1.409
28 7 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 91.381 78.397 -1.410
29 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management 91.308 78.460 -1.473
30 27 Tom Hubert Ford Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 91.265 78.497 -1.510
31 72 David Gilliland Dodge Dutch Quality Stone 91.132 78.611 -1.624
32 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW / SRT 91.067 78.667 -1.680
33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 91.012 78.715 -1.728
34 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco / Havoline 91.010 78.717 -1.730
35 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 90.929 78.787 -1.800
36 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 90.825 78.877 -1.890
37 96 Terry Labonte Chevrolet DLP HDTV 90.684 79.000 -2.013
38 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 90.306 79.330 -2.343
39 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 90.251 79.379 -2.392
40 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Freight 90.186 79.436 -2.449
41 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 90.028 79.575 -2.588
42 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 88.497 80.952 -3.965
43 02 Brandon Ash Dodge Sprinter Trucking Inc. 90.715 78.973 -1.986
Failed to qualify
44 34 Johnny Miller Chevrolet Oak Glove Co. 79.115
45 49 Chris Cook Dodge DSI 79.918
46 78 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 79.981
47 95 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet Interush 80.106
48 61 Brian Simo Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports 81.143

Results[edit]

POS[6] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 11 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 110 325661 running 44 190
2 4 12   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske) Dodge 110 219758 running 11 175
3 37 96   Terry Labonte DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders) Chevrolet 110 155825 running 17 170
4 7 16   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush) Ford 110 147300 running 0 160
5 1 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 110 145433 running 29 160
6 20 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 110 116800 running 0 150
7 13 31   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 110 122120 running 0 146
8 24 38   Elliott Sadler Pedigree   (Yates Racing) Ford 110 118583 running 0 142
9 5 60   Boris Said SOBE - No Fear   (Mark Simo) Ford 110 83825 running 1 143
10 16 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 110 144186 running 2 139
11 19 5   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 110 97575 running 0 130
12 40 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 110 85075 running 0 127
13 8 6   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush) Ford 110 96725 running 0 124
14 42 25   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 110 89025 running 0 121
15 39 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 110 108283 running 0 118
16 28 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 110 87875 running 0 115
17 9 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 110 120791 running 0 112
18 2 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush) Ford 110 121825 running 0 109
19 23 66   Jeff Green Best Buy / SanDisk   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 110 102833 running 0 106
20 34 42   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 110 113708 running 0 103
21 33 45   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 110 98258 running 0 100
22 32 19   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW / SRT   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 110 105441 running 0 97
23 35 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel) Dodge 110 87433 running 0 94
24 3 29   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 110 111611 running 5 96
25 10 01   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers) Chevrolet 110 100295 running 0 88
26 26 8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 110 107916 running 0 85
27 25 10   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco) Dodge 110 72300 running 0 82
28 12 20   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 110 122561 running 1 84
29 41 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 110 79500 running 0 76
30 27 40   Scott Pruett Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 110 89422 running 0 73
31 6 9   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW / SRT   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 110 110914 running 0 70
32 31 72   David Gilliland Dutch Quality Stone   (Bryan Mullet) Dodge 108 68050 running 0 67
33 38 18   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 104 105965 crash 0 64
34 22 88   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing) Ford 104 99905 crash 0 61
35 21 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 104 104656 crash 0 58
36 15 4   P.J. Jones AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure) Chevrolet 101 67610 rear end 0 55
37 17 32   Ron Fellows Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells) Chevrolet 100 67475 running 0 52
38 43 02   Brandon Ash Sprinter Trucking, Inc.   (Ed Ash) Dodge 85 67360 running 0 49
39 36 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Dodge 79 67250 driveshaft 0 46
40 14 7   Robby Gordon Menards / Energizer   (Robby Gordon) Chevrolet 74 67125 crash 0 43
41 18 21   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers) Ford 0 94214 crash 0 40
42 29 14   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Nelson Bowers) Chevrolet 0 66900 crash 0 37
43 30 27   Tom Hubert Interush   (Kirk Shelmerdine) Ford 0 67116 crash 0 34
Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Johnny Miller 34 Oak Glove Co. Bob Jenkins Chevrolet
45 Chris Cook 49 DSI Beth Ann Morgenthau Dodge
46 Travis Kvapil 78 Furniture Row Racing Barney Visser Chevrolet
47 Stanton Barrett 95 Interush Stanton Barrett Chevrolet
48 Brian Simo 61 Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins Chevrolet

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:57:36
  • Average Speed: 73.953 miles per hour (119.016 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 93.055 miles per hour (149.758 km/h)
  • Cautions: 7 for 12 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 1.250 sec
  • Lead changes: 9
  • Percent of race run under caution: 10.9%
  • Average green flag run: 12.2 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Rea (18 June 2010). "Road course races challenge the specialsts". Fox Sports. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Sears Point". gt-racing.co.uk. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Passing is tough in Chute". The Augusta Chronicle. 28 June 1998. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Sears Point Breaks Ground On Modified Chute". SPR Media Relations. RacingWest. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Qualifying times: Dodge/Save Mart 350". Crash. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  6. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-05.


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