2006 GFS Marketplace 400

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2006 GFS Marketplace 400
Race details
Race 23 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Date August 20, 2006 (2006-August-20)
Official name GFS Marketplace 400
Location Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.218 km)
Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Average speed 135.097 miles per hour (217.418 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Roush Racing
Laps 87
Winner
No. 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing

The 2006 GFS Marketplace 400 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series stock car race held on August 20, 2006, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Contested over 200 laps on a 2-mile (3.218 km) speedway, it was the 23rd race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Matt Kenseth of Roush Racing won the race.

Background[edit]

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2)[1] approximately four-mile (6.4 km) south of the village of Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The track is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a "sister track" to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway. The track is owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC). Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking (by open-wheel standards; the 18-degree banking is modest by stock car standards).

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford
2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
4 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge
5 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford
6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
7 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford
8 41 Reed Sorenson Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge
9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
10 19 Elliott Sadler Evernham Motorsports Dodge

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:57:39
  • Average Speed: 135.097 miles per hour (217.418 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 187.936 miles per hour (302.454 km/h)
  • Cautions: 10 for 36 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.622 sec
  • Lead changes: 26
  • Percent of race run under caution: 18%
  • Average green flag run: 14.9 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About MIS". Michigan International Speedway. Retrieved August 10, 2015.


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