2006 Sharpie 500

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2006 Sharpie 500
Race details
Race 24 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
2006 Sharpie 500 program cover, with artwork made by Sam Bass. The painting is called "Moonlight Thunder!"
2006 Sharpie 500 program cover, with artwork made by Sam Bass. The painting is called "Moonlight Thunder!"
Date August 26, 2006 (2006-August-26)
Official name Sharpie 500
Location Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee
Course Permanent racing facility
0.533 mi (0.857 km)
Distance 500 laps, 266.5 mi (428.89 km)
Average speed 90.025 miles per hour (144.881 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Penske Racing South
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing
Laps 263
Winner
No. 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons, Wally Dallenbach Jr.

The 2006 Sharpie 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on August 26, 2006 at Bristol Motor Speedway, in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 500 laps on the 0.533 mile (0.857 km) concrete short track, it was the 24th race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Matt Kenseth of Roush Racing won the race.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos[1][2] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 124.906 15.362 0.000
2 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 124.808 15.374 -0.012
3 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Hamburger Helper "Hometown Helpers" 124.484 15.414 -0.052
4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 124.404 15.424 -0.062
5 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 124.299 15.437 -0.075
6 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Freight 124.226 15.446 -0.084
7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Reese's 124.106 15.461 -0.099
8 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 124.082 15.464 -0.102
9 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 123.922 15.484 -0.122
10 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 123.906 15.486 -0.124
11 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco / Havoline 123.866 15.491 -0.129
12 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge LoansDepot.com 123.770 15.503 -0.141
13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 123.754 15.505 -0.143
14 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Ginn Clubs & Resorts 123.714 15.510 -0.148
15 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 123.698 15.512 -0.150
16 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet CertainTeed 123.610 15.523 -0.161
17 21 Ken Schrader Ford U.S. Air Force 123.594 15.525 -0.163
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 123.586 15.526 -0.164
19 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg's 123.491 15.538 -0.176
20 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 123.475 15.540 -0.178
21 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL Fastap 123.467 15.541 -0.179
22 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 123.467 15.541 -0.179
23 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 123.443 15.544 -0.182
24 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 123.380 15.552 -0.190
25 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 123.356 15.555 -0.193
26 178 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 123.277 15.565 -0.203
27 7 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's Happy Birthday 123.213 15.573 -0.211
28 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Tide-Downy 123.134 15.583 -0.221
29 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 123.000 15.600 -0.238
30 34 Carl Long Chevrolet Thompson Metal Svcs / Oak Gloves 122.921 15.610 -0.248
31 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 122.827 15.622 -0.260
32 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 122.717 15.636 -0.274
33 74 Derrike Cope Dodge Sundance Vacations / Royal Admin. Svcs 122.701 15.638 -0.276
34 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 122.638 15.646 -0.284
35 16 Greg Biffle Ford National Guard / Charter Communications 122.365 15.681 -0.319
36 40 David Stremme Dodge Coors Light 122.295 15.690 -0.328
37 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Sharpie 122.201 15.702 -0.340
38 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's 122.154 15.708 -0.346
39 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 122.092 15.716 -0.354
40 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 121.728 15.763 -0.401
41 1 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 121.428 15.802 -0.440
42 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Jim Beam 121.389 15.807 -0.445
43 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Bully Hill Vineyards / Food City 122.451 15.670 -0.308
Failed to qualify
44 61 Chad Chaffin Chevrolet Kingsport Iron & Metal / Oak Gloves 15.726
45 00 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet The SPEED Report 15.746
46 37 Mike Skinner Dodge R & J Racing 15.759
47 09 Mike Wallace Dodge Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts 15.820
48 30 Stanton Barrett Dodge Pro30.com
49 89 Morgan Shepherd Dodge Victory In Jesus

Race recap[edit]

One of the most popular races on the circuit, the Sharpie 500, NASCAR's twenty-fourth race of the season was held on August 26, 2006 under the lights on the 0.533-mile Bristol International Speedway. Kurt Busch won the pole for this event. Matt Kenseth won his second straight Nextel Cup race and, along with points leader Jimmie Johnson, clinched a berth in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Results[edit]

POS[3] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 4 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 500 336516 running 117 185
2 19 5   Kyle Busch Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 500 202375 running 1 175
3 40 8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 500 199591 running 35 170
4 23 10   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco) Dodge 500 135425 running 0 160
5 13 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 500 171636 running 41 160
6 6 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 500 111800 running 0 150
7 39 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 500 128200 running 16 151
8 21 12   Ryan Newman Alltel Fastap   (Roger Penske) Dodge 500 144808 running 0 142
9 2 31   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 500 145720 running 263 148
10 18 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 500 147686 running 0 134
11 7 29   Kevin Harvick Reese's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 500 135486 running 0 130
12 31 9   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 500 131264 running 0 127
13 17 21   Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers) Ford 500 124564 running 0 124
14 22 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Dodge 500 113758 running 0 121
15 32 88   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing) Ford 499 128075 running 0 118
16 29 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel) Dodge 499 110183 running 0 115
17 11 42   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 499 127533 running 0 112
18 24 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 499 114858 running 0 109
19 35 16   Greg Biffle National Guard / Charter Communications   (Jack Roush) Ford 499 108775 running 0 106
20 28 32   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells) Chevrolet 499 105983 running 0 103
21 12 49   Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau) Dodge 498 96922 running 0 100
22 5 20   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 498 140761 running 0 97
23 3 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Hamburger Helper   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 498 126886 running 0 94
24 16 66   Jeff Green CertainTeed   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 498 96975 running 0 91
25 34 96   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders) Chevrolet 498 89700 running 0 88
26 41 01   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Bobby Ginn) Chevrolet 498 113665 running 0 85
27 42 7   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon) Chevrolet 498 86705 running 0 82
28 15 6   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush) Ford 496 101195 running 0 79
29 37 26   Jamie McMurray Sharpie   (Jack Roush) Ford 496 129910 running 0 76
30 26 78   Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 493 83475 running 0 73
31 25 18   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 492 129440 running 0 70
32 14 14   Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts   (Bobby Ginn) Chevrolet 490 85255 running 0 67
33 20 25   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 487 91595 running 0 64
34 8 45   Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 481 90535 running 0 61
35 36 40   David Stremme Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 468 90425 running 0 58
36 10 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 460 90315 running 0 55
37 1 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 446 128413 running 27 57
38 27 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 415 90070 running 0 49
39 9 19   Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 395 111951 crash 0 46
40 38 38   David Gilliland M&M's   (Yates Racing) Ford 346 109758 running 0 43
41 30 34   Carl Long Oak Glove Co. / Kingsport Iron & Metal   (Bob Jenkins) Chevrolet 256 81700 electrical 0 40
42 43 4   Scott Wimmer Bully Hill Vineyards / Food City   (Larry McClure) Chevrolet 209 81575 engine 0 37
43 33 74   Derrike Cope Sundance Vacations / Royal Admin. Svc   (Raynard McGlynn) Dodge 7 81764 handling 0 34
Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Chad Chaffin 61 Kingsport Iron & Metal / Oak Gloves Jeff Stec Chevrolet
45 Hermie Sadler 00 The SPEED Report Mike Anderson Chevrolet
46 Mike Wallace 09 Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts James Finch Dodge
47 Mike Skinner 37 R & J Racing John Carter Dodge
48 Stanton Barrett 30 Pro30.com Rick Ware Dodge
49 Morgan Shepherd 89 Victory In Jesus Morgan Shepherd Dodge

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:57:37
  • Average Speed: 90.025 miles per hour (144.881 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 124.906 miles per hour (201.017 km/h)
  • Cautions: 10 for 62 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.591 sec
  • Lead changes: 18
  • Percent of race run under caution: 12.4%
  • Average green flag run: 39.8 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qualifying times: Sharpie 500". Crash. 2006-08-26. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  2. ^ "Sharpie 500 Qualifying Results and Starting Lineup Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR 2006". NASCAR Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  3. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-06.


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