2006 Pocono 500

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2006 Pocono 500
Race details[1]
Race 14 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
2006 Pocono 500 program cover, featuring the Pocono scenery
2006 Pocono 500 program cover, featuring the Pocono scenery
Date June 11, 2006 (2006-June-11)
Official name Pocono 500
Location Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Weather Chilly with temperatures approaching 62.6 °F (17.0 °C); wind speeds up to 18.3 miles per hour (29.5 km/h)
Average speed 131.656 miles per hour (211.880 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 83
Winner
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2006 Pocono 500 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race that was held on June 11, 2006 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It was the fourteenth race of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race. It was Hamlin's first career Nextel Cup Series win.

Failed to qualify: Scott Wimmer (#4), Derrike Cope (#74), Stanton Barrett (#95), Greg Sacks (#34), Brent Sherman (#72)

Qualifying[edit]

Pos[2] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Ground 169.639 53.054 0.000
2 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 169.485 53.102 -0.048
3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 169.011 53.251 -0.197
4 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 168.792 53.320 -0.266
5 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 168.505 53.411 -0.357
6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 168.281 53.482 -0.428
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Subway / National Guard 168.256 53.490 -0.436
8 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 168.168 53.518 -0.464
9 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST 168.026 53.563 -0.509
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 167.958 53.585 -0.531
11 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 167.838 53.623 -0.569
12 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 167.838 53.623 -0.569
13 38 Elliott Sadler Ford Mega M&M's 167.826 53.627 -0.573
14 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 167.713 53.663 -0.609
15 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 167.345 53.781 -0.727
16 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management 167.311 53.792 -0.738
17 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 167.159 53.841 -0.787
18 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 166.988 53.896 -0.842
19 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 166.982 53.898 -0.844
20 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 166.932 53.914 -0.860
21 1 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 166.827 53.948 -0.894
22 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco / Havoline 166.790 53.960 -0.906
23 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 166.630 54.012 -0.958
24 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet Husqvarna 166.506 54.052 -0.998
25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 166.436 54.075 -1.021
26 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 166.260 54.132 -1.078
27 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 166.180 54.158 -1.104
28 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Menards / MAPEI 165.831 54.272 -1.218
29 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 165.752 54.298 -1.244
30 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 165.706 54.313 -1.259
31 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 165.359 54.427 -1.373
32 40 David Stremme Dodge Coors Light 165.029 54.536 -1.482
33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge National Tire & Battery 165.023 54.538 -1.484
34 78 Jimmy Spencer Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 165.010 54.542 -1.488
35 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 164.965 54.557 -1.503
36 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 164.408 54.742 -1.688
37 61 Chad Chaffin Ford Peak Performance 164.299 54.778 -1.724
38 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Tide-Downy 164.264 54.790 -1.736
39 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Kellogg's 164.258 54.792 -1.738
40 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 164.234 54.800 -1.746
41 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge Pocono Manor Golf Resort / Spa 164.213 54.807 -1.753
42 7 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet DIRECTV 164.138 54.832 -1.778
43 51 Mike Garvey Chevrolet Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 163.782 54.951 -1.897
Failed to qualify
44 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet AERO Exhaust 54.991
45 74 Derrike Cope Dodge Sundance Vacations / Fendler & Assoc. 55.217
46 95 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet TheRaceSpace.com 55.302
47 34 Greg Sacks Chevrolet Oak Glove Co. 55.359
48 72 Brent Sherman Dodge Dutch Quality Stone / Boral 55.458

Results[edit]

POS[3] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 1 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 200 220100 running 83 190
2 2 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 200 193258 running 31 175
3 18 20   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 200 182311 running 6 170
4 4 25   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 117850 running 19 165
5 25 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 141641 running 3 160
6 7 16   Greg Biffle Subway / National Guard   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 106425 running 34 155
7 3 9   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 200 117189 running 1 151
8 17 10   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco) Dodge 200 80125 running 1 147
9 5 31   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 104520 running 11 143
10 10 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 123761 running 0 134
11 14 12   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske) Dodge 200 114933 running 1 135
12 23 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 200 110911 running 0 127
13 12 29   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 109661 running 0 124
14 11 8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 200 104966 running 0 121
15 24 18   J.J. Yeley Husqvarna   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 200 104500 running 0 118
16 31 96   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders) Chevrolet 200 68275 running 0 115
17 20 6   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 82275 running 0 112
18 8 26   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 110900 running 0 109
19 38 32   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells) Chevrolet 200 85683 running 1 111
20 13 38   Elliott Sadler Mega M&M's   (Yates Racing) Ford 200 97908 running 0 103
21 42 07   Clint Bowyer DirecTV   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 79875 running 8 105
22 9 5   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 81175 running 0 97
23 26 19   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 200 97266 running 0 94
24 15 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 199 90258 running 0 91
25 40 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 199 82775 running 1 93
26 32 40   David Stremme Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 199 87783 running 0 85
27 30 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Dodge 199 77033 running 0 82
28 36 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel) Dodge 198 74672 running 0 79
29 21 01   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers) Chevrolet 198 91320 running 0 76
30 29 21   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers) Ford 197 92039 running 0 73
31 41 49   Kevin Lepage Pocono Manor Golf Resort & Spa   (Beth Ann Morgenthau) Dodge 197 61675 running 0 70
32 34 78   Jimmy Spencer Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 197 61525 running 0 67
33 37 61   Chad Chaffin Peak Performance   (Jeff Stec) Ford 196 62275 running 0 64
34 6 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 189 109461 crash 0 61
35 28 7   Robby Gordon Menards / MAPEI   (Robby Gordon) Chevrolet 186 60975 running 0 58
36 35 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 183 68750 running 0 55
37 19 66   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 181 68575 rear gear 0 52
38 27 88   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing) Ford 181 92525 running 0 49
39 39 44   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 118 60325 brakes 0 46
40 33 45   Kyle Petty National Tire & Battery   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 68 68175 crash 0 43
41 43 51   Mike Garvey Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Joe Auer) Chevrolet 67 60035 suspension 0 40
42 16 14   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Nelson Bowers) Chevrolet 18 59885 engine 0 37
43 22 42   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 1 94255 crash 0 34
Failed to qualify
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Scott Wimmer 4 AERO Exhaust Larry McClure Chevrolet
45 Derrike Cope 74 Sundance Vacations / Fendler & Assoc. Raynard McGlynn Dodge
46 Stanton Barrett 95 TheRaceSpace.com Stanton Barrett Chevrolet
47 Greg Sacks 34 Oak Glove Co. Bob Jenkins Chevrolet
48 Brent Sherman 72 Dutch Quality Stone / Boral Bryan Mullet Dodge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Pocono 500: Weather Information". The Old Farmer's Almanac. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Qualifying times: Pocono 500". Crash. 2006-06-10. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  3. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
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