2006 Lenox Industrial Tools 300

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2006 Lenox Industrial Tools 300
Race details
Race 19 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Date July 16, 2006 (2006-July-16)
Location New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire
Course Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi (1.702 km)
Distance 308 laps, 325.864 mi (524.427 km)
Scheduled Distance 300 laps, 317.4 mi (510.805 km)
Weather Temperatures approaching 91.9 °F (33.3 °C); wind speeds up to 10.2 miles per hour (16.4 km/h)[1]
Average speed 101.384 miles per hour (163.162 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Penske Racing South
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 107
Winner
No. 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons, & Wally Dallenbach

The 2006 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held on July 16, 2006 at New Hampshire International Speedway, in Loudon, New Hampshire. Contested over 308 laps – extended from 300 laps due to a green-white-checker finish – on the 1.058 mile (1.702 km) speedway, it was the 19th race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Kyle Busch of Hendrick Motorsports won the race.

Background[edit]

New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1.058-mile (1.703 km) oval speedway located in Loudon, New Hampshire which has hosted NASCAR racing annually since the early 1990s, as well as an IndyCar weekend and the oldest motorcycle race in North America, the Loudon Classic. Nicknamed "The Magic Mile", the speedway is often converted into a 1.6-mile (2.6 km) road course, which includes much of the oval. The track was originally the site of Bryar Motorsports Park before being purchased and redeveloped by Bob Bahre. The track is currently one of eight major NASCAR tracks owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports.

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford
3 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford
4 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford
5 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
7 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
8 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 10 Scott Riggs Evernham Motorsports Dodge

Race Statistics[2][edit]

  • Time of race: 3:12:51
  • Average Speed: 101.384 miles per hour (163.162 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 129.683 miles per hour (208.705 km/h)
  • Cautions: 11 for 49 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.406 sec
  • Lead changes: 21
  • Percent of race run under caution: 15.9%
  • Average green flag run: 21.6 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ Race statistics at Racing Reference
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