2006 Dodge Charger 500

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2006 Dodge Charger 500
Race details[1]
Race 11 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
2006 Dodge Charger 500 program cover
2006 Dodge Charger 500 program cover
Date May 13, 2006 (2006-May-13)
Official name Dodge Charger 500
Location Darlington Raceway, Darlington County, South Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Distance 367 laps, 501.322 mi (806.799 km)
Weather Warm with temperatures approaching 78.8 °F (26.0 °C); wind speeds up to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
Average speed 135.127 miles per hour (217.466 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Evernham Motorsports
Time 29.096
Most laps led
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Racing
Laps 170
Winner
No. 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2006 Dodge Charger 500, the 50th running of the event that dates to the 1957 Rebel 300 , was held on May 13, 2006 at Darlington Raceway as the eleventh race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup season. Kasey Kahne won the pole.

Background[edit]

Darlington Raceway, nicknamed by many NASCAR fans and drivers as "The Lady in Black" or "The Track Too Tough to Tame" and advertised as a "NASCAR Tradition", is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. It is of a unique, somewhat egg-shaped design, an oval with the ends of very different configurations, a condition which supposedly arose from the proximity of one end of the track to a minnow pond the owner refused to relocate. This situation makes it very challenging for the crews to set up their cars' handling in a way that will be effective at both ends.

The track, Darlington Raceway, is a four-turn 1.366 miles (2.198 km) oval.[2] The track's first two turns are banked at twenty-five degrees, while the final two turns are banked two degrees lower at twenty-three degrees.[2] The front stretch (the location of the finish line) and the back stretch is banked at six degrees.[2] Darlington Raceway can seat up to 60,000 people.[2]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos[3][4] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 169.013 29.096 0.000
2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL My Circle 168.192 29.238 -0.142
3 7 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 168.071 29.259 -0.163
4 40 David Stremme Dodge Lone Star Steakhouse / Saloon 167.727 29.319 -0.223
5 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express 167.453 29.367 -0.271
6 38 Elliott Sadler Ford M&M's 167.413 29.374 -0.278
7 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 167.379 29.380 -0.284
8 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 167.362 29.383 -0.287
9 16 Greg Biffle Ford National Guard 167.231 29.406 -0.310
10 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 167.146 29.421 -0.325
11 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 167.146 29.421 -0.325
12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 167.078 29.433 -0.337
13 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 166.908 29.463 -0.367
14 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 166.902 29.464 -0.368
15 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 166.874 29.469 -0.373
16 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 166.851 29.473 -0.377
17 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 166.619 29.514 -0.418
18 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Tide-Downy 166.619 29.514 -0.418
19 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Stanley Tools / Valvoline 166.495 29.536 -0.440
20 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 166.467 29.541 -0.445
21 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco / Havoline 166.231 29.583 -0.487
22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 166.174 29.593 -0.497
23 21 Ken Schrader Ford U.S. Air Force 166.090 29.608 -0.512
24 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Menards / Moen 165.978 29.628 -0.532
25 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 165.945 29.634 -0.538
26 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet GSK Boniva 165.917 29.639 -0.543
27 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Ginn Clubs & Resorts 165.900 29.642 -0.546
28 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 165.855 29.650 -0.554
29 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST 165.838 29.653 -0.557
30 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 165.827 29.655 -0.559
31 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 165.749 29.669 -0.573
32 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 165.242 29.760 -0.664
33 74 Derrike Cope Dodge Sundance Vacations / Royal Admin. Svcs 165.153 29.776 -0.680
34 95 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet TheRaceSpace.com 164.992 29.805 -0.709
35 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 164.386 29.915 -0.819
36 1 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 164.386 29.915 -0.819
37 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 164.270 29.936 -0.840
38 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet AERO Exhaust 164.117 29.964 -0.868
39 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 164.029 29.980 -0.884
40 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Tire Kingdom 163.942 29.996 -0.900
41 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge Freightliner Trucks 163.615 30.056 -0.960
42 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 154.598 31.809 -2.713
43 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 30.381
Failed to qualify
44 61 Chad Chaffin Ford Roadloans.com 30.108
45 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 30.111
46 37 Carl Long Dodge R&J Racing 30.127
47 34 Chad Blount Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports 30.442

Race results[edit]

Rookie of the year contenders denoted by *

Fin St Driver Car # Make Points Bonus Laps Winnings
1 9 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 190 10 367 $290,175
2 12 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 175 5 367 $223,161
3 31 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 170 5 367 $205,291
4 25 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 165 5 367 $165,311
5 22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chevrolet 155 367 $152,916
6 2 Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 155 5 367 $139,333
7 29 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet 151 5 367 $120,625
8 17 Mark Martin 6 Ford 142 367 $105,625
9 20 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 138 367 $115,320
10 5 Denny Hamlin * 11 Chevrolet 134 367 $97,900
11 16 Reed Sorenson * 41 Dodge 130 367 $94,375
12 13 Tony Stewart 20 Chevrolet 127 367 $133,386
13 24 Robby Gordon 7 Chevrolet 129 5 367 $85,225
14 39 Martin Truex Jr. * 1 Chevrolet 121 367 $108,408
15 23 Ken Schrader 21 Ford 118 366 $109,814
16 36 Joe Nemechek 1 Chevrolet 115 366 $106,995
17 21 Casey Mears 42 Dodge 112 366 $113,908
18 40 Kyle Petty 45 Dodge 109 366 $103,133
19 10 Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 106 366 $115,633
20 42 Tony Raines 96 Chevrolet 103 366 $76,725
21 1 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 105 5 366 $126,439
22 11 Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 97 366 $113,136
23 3 Clint Bowyer * 7 Chevrolet 94 365 $84,400
24 35 Dale Jarrett 88 Ford 96 5 365 $106,750
25 4 David Stremme * 40 Dodge 88 365 $96,533
26 26 J.J. Yeley * 18 Chevrolet 85 365 $107,775
27 32 Dave Blaney 22 Dodge 87 5 364 $84,158
28 27 Sterling Marlin 14 Chevrolet 79 364 $81,322
29 6 Elliott Sadler 38 Ford 76 364 $99,483
30 18 Travis Kvapil 32 Chevrolet 73 364 $71,400
31 19 Scott Riggs 10 Dodge 70 363 $68,150
32 28 Jeff Green 66 Chevrolet 67 363 $75,975
33 38 Scott Wimmer 4 Chevrolet 64 363 $68,750
34 43 Terry Labonte 44 Chevrolet 61 361 $67,675
35 37 Michael Waltrip 55 Dodge 58 359 $67,450
36 41 Kevin Lepage 49 Dodge 55 353 $67,300
37 14 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 52 350 $104,036
38 30 Jeremy Mayfield 19 Dodge 49 346 $96,866
39 7 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 46 281 $86,550
40 34 Stanton Barrett 95 Chevrolet 43 255 $66,600
41 8 Brian Vickers 25 Chevrolet 40 246 $74,475
42 15 Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 37 223 $113,200
43 33 Derrike Cope 74 Dodge 34 11 $66,577
Source:[5]

Failed to qualify: Chad Chaffin (#61), Kenny Wallace (#78), Carl Long (#37), Chad Blount (#34)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Dodge Charger 500 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2015-01-21.
  2. ^ a b c d "Darlington Raceway". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
  3. ^ "Dodge Charger 500 Qualifying Results and Starting Lineup Darlington Raceway NASCAR 2006". NASCAR Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  4. ^ "Qualifying times: Dodge Charger 500". Crash. 2006-05-13. Archived from the original on 2021-06-02. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  5. ^ Official results Archived 2007-05-10 at the Wayback Machine at NASCAR.com


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