2006 Sylvania 300

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2006 Sylvania 300
Race details
Race 27 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Date September 17, 2006 (2006-September-17)
Location New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire
Course Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi (1.702 km)
Distance 300 laps, 317.4 mi (510.805 km)
Average speed 102.195 miles per hour (164.467 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing
Laps 196
Winner
No. 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons, & Wally Dallenbach

The 2006 Sylvania 300 was an NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held on September 17, 2006 at New Hampshire International Speedway, in Loudon, New Hampshire. Contested at 300 laps on the 1.058 mile (1.702 km) speedway, it was the 27th race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Kevin Harvick of Richard Childress Racing 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 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
5 25 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 19 Elliott Sadler Evernham Motorsports Dodge
7 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
8 18 J.J. Yeley Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
9 22 Dave Blaney Bill Davis Racing Dodge
10 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 3:06:21
  • Average Speed: 102.195 miles per hour (164.467 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 132.282 miles per hour (212.887 km/h)
  • Cautions: 10 for 47 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.777 sec
  • Lead changes: 17
  • Percent of race run under caution: 15.7%
  • Average green flag run: 23 laps

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