2006 Pennsylvania 500

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2006 Pennsylvania 500
Race details
Race 20 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
2006 Pennsylvania 500 program cover
2006 Pennsylvania 500 program cover
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
Time 52.995
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.

Qualifying[edit]

ST[2] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor SPD Q Time BHND
1 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Kinkos 169.827 52.995 0.000
2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Mobil 1 169.418 53.123 00.128
3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers/UAW 169.345 53.146 00.151
4 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 169.310 53.157 00.162
5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 169.265 53.171 00.176
6 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 168.970 53.264 00.269
7 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 168.833 53.307 00.312
8 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Carquest 168.656 53.363 00.368
9 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Vavoline 168.580 53.387 00.392
10 01 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 168.297 53.477 00.482
11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DeWalt 168.284 53.481 00.486
12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 168.218 53.502 00.507
13 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Home Depot 168.001 53.571 00.576
14 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniels 167.992 53.574 00.579
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 167.876 53.611 00.616
16 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 167.754 53.650 00.655
17 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops 167.645 53.685 00.690
18 21 Ken Schrader Ford U.S. Air Force 167.592 53.702 00.707
19 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 167.386 53.768 00.773
20 16 Greg Biffle Ford National Guard 167.352 53.779 00.784
21 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 167.106 53.858 00.863
22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dodge Dealers/UAW 167.072 53.869 00.874
23 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 166.895 53.926 00.931
24 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 166.880 53.931 00.936
25 38 Elliott Sadler Ford Combo's 166.756 53.971 00.976
26 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 166.682 53.995 01.000
27 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios 166.664 54.001 01.006
28 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Roya, 166.562 54.034 01.039
29 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Menards/Mapei 166.553 54.037 01.042
30 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 166.236 54.140 01.145
31 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco/Havoline 166.171 54.161 01.166
32 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 166.076 54.192 01.197
33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises 165.997 54.218 01.223
34 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge LoansDepot.com 165.981 54.223 01.228
35 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Ginn Clubs & Resorts 165.941 54.236 01.241
36 90 Stephen Leicht Ford Citi Financial 165.932 54.239 01.244
37 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Kellogg's 165.902 54.249 01.254
38 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 165.432 54.403 01.408
39 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 165.271 54.456 01.461
40 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Tide 165.077 54.520 01.525
41 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet AERO Exhaust 164.483 54.717 01.722
42 40 David Stremme Dodge Lone Star Steakhouse 164.180 54.818 01.823
43 78 Jimmy Spencer Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 164.165 54.823 01.828
Failed to qualify or withdrew
44 74 Derrike Cope Dodge Sundance Vacations / Fendler & Assoc. 54.988
45 52 Stanton Barrett Dodge Pro30.com / Interush 55.332
46 34 Greg Sacks Chevrolet Oak Glove Co. 55.879
47 61 Chad Chaffin Dodge Hilton Garden Inn 54.264
WD 04 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Dodge 0.000 0.000 0.000
WD 64 Damon Lusk Chevrolet 0.000 0.000 0.000

Results[edit]

POS[3] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 1 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 200 230100 running 151 190
2 7 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 200 182758 running 4 175
3 5 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 175961 running 3 170
4 4 25   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 117850 running 0 160
5 12 29   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 134436 running 0 155
6 15 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 133661 running 0 150
7 13 20   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 200 132461 running 0 146
8 27 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 200 122561 running 2 147
9 6 31   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 105720 running 23 143
10 17 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 200 105383 running 0 134
11 21 18   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 200 110700 running 0 130
12 8 5   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 86275 running 0 127
13 29 7   Robby Gordon Menards / MAPEI   (Robby Gordon) Chevrolet 200 74725 running 0 124
14 11 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 113316 running 0 121
15 18 21   Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers) Ford 200 96939 running 1 123
16 24 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Dodge 200 84333 running 0 115
17 10 01   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers) Chevrolet 200 94220 running 0 112
18 2 12   Ryan Newman Mobil 1   (Roger Penske) Dodge 200 109483 running 12 114
19 30 6   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 81825 running 0 106
20 28 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 113225 running 0 103
21 19 96   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders) Chevrolet 200 66875 running 0 100
22 9 10   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco) Dodge 200 66575 running 0 97
23 31 42   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 200 101333 running 0 94
24 20 16   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 83000 running 0 91
25 37 44   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 62975 running 0 88
26 23 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 200 73625 running 0 85
27 40 32   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells) Chevrolet 200 79533 running 0 82
28 38 88   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing) Ford 200 97200 running 3 84
29 42 40   David Stremme Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 199 84633 running 0 76
30 35 14   Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Nelson Bowers) Chevrolet 199 74372 running 0 73
31 3 9   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 199 98889 running 0 70
32 25 38   Elliott Sadler Combos   (Yates Racing) Ford 199 89433 running 1 72
33 36 90   Stephen Leicht CitiFinancial   (Yates Racing) Ford 199 62275 running 0 0
34 34 49   Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com / PoconoManor.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau) Dodge 199 61125 running 0 61
35 32 66   Jeff Green Haas Automation / Best Buy   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 199 68975 running 0 58
36 43 78   Jimmy Spencer Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 199 60750 running 0 55
37 22 19   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 199 90566 running 0 52
38 41 4   Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure) Chevrolet 196 60450 running 0 49
39 16 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 196 80125 running 0 46
40 39 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel) Dodge 195 60175 running 0 43
41 14 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 194 68035 running 0 40
42 33 45   Kyle Petty Kyle Petty Charity Ride   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 117 67885 crash 0 37
43 26 8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 115 95088 crash 0 34
Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Derrike Cope 74 Sundance Vacations / Fendler & Assoc. Raynard McGlynn Dodge
45 Stanton Barrett 52 Pro30.com / Interush Rick Ware Dodge
46 Greg Sacks 34 Oak Glove Co. Bob Jenkins Chevrolet
47 Chad Chaffin 61 Hilton Garden Inn Jeff Stec Dodge
WD Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 04 Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge
WD Damon Lusk 64 Dan Kinney Chevrolet

Race Statistics[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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ "Qualifying times: Pennsylvania 500". Crash. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  3. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  4. ^ Race statistic at Racing Reference
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