2006 Pennsylvania 500

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2006 Pennsylvania 500
Race details
Race 20 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Date July 23, 2006 (2006-July-23)
Official name Pennsylvania 500
Location Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 73.9 °F (23.3 °C); wind speeds up to 10.2 miles per hour (16.4 km/h)[1]
Average speed 132.626 miles per hour (213.441 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 151
Winner
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach Jr. and Benny Parsons

The 2006 Pennsylvania 500 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race that was held on July 23, 2006 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Contested over 200 laps on the 2.5 mile (4.023 km) speedway, it was the 20th race of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race. With this win he swept the Pocono races in 2006.

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
2 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge
3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
4 25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
8 43 Bobby Labonte Petty Enterprises Dodge
9 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
10 1 Martin Truex Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet

Race Statistics[2][edit]

  • Time of race: 3:46:12
  • Average Speed: 132.626 miles per hour (213.441 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 169.827 miles per hour (273.310 km/h)
  • Cautions: 7 for 29 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 1.510 sec
  • Lead changes: 13
  • Percent of race run under caution: 14.5%
  • Average green flag run: 21.4 laps

References[edit]

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