2006 USG Sheetrock 400

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2006 USG Sheetrock 400
Race details[1]
Race 18 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
2006 USG Sheetrock 400 program
2006 USG Sheetrock 400 program
Date July 9, 2006 (2006-07-09)
Location Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois
Course Permanent racing facility
1.500 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 270 laps, 405 mi (644.5 km)
Scheduled Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (804.672 km)
Weather Hot with temperatures approaching 87.8 °F (31.0 °C); wind speeds up to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
Average speed 132.077 mph (212.557 km/h)
Attendance 80,000
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Time 29.728
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Roush Racing
Laps 112
Winner
No. 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons, Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
Nielsen Ratings 5.2[2]

The 2006 USG Sheetrock 400 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held on July 9, 2006, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. The race was the 18th of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Jeff Burton of Richard Childress Racing won the pole position with a lap speed of 181.647 mph (292.333 km/h),[3] his second pole of 2006 along with the Daytona 500,[4] marking the first time in his career that he won two poles in the same year.[5] Roush Racing's Matt Kenseth led the most laps, while Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the race[5] on a green-white-checker finish, which extended the race from 267 laps to 270.[6]

Qualifying[edit]

ST[7] Car # Driver Make Primary Sponsor SPD Q Time BHND
1 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless 181.647 29.728 0.000
2 25 Brian Vickers Chevrolet GMAC 181.318 29.782 00.054
3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers/UAW 180.687 29.886 00.158
4 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 180.421 29.930 00.202
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 180.391 29.935 00.207
6 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Chex 180.367 29.939 00.211
7 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx 179.874 30.021 00.293
8 17 Matt Kenseth Ford USG Sheetrock 179.718 30.047 00.319
9 6 Mark Martin Ford AAA 179.324 30.113 00.385
10 18 JJ Yeley Chevrolet GSK/Astellas 179.319 30.114 00.386
11 42 Casey Mears Dodge Texaco/Havoline 179.223 30.130 00.402
12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Mobil 1 179.206 30.133 00.405
13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 179.200 30.134 00.406
14 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Vavoline 178.660 30.225 00.497
15 22 Dave Blaney Dodge Caterpillar 178.636 30.229 00.501
16 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dodge Dealers/UAW 178.613 30.233 00.505
17 01 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet U.S. Army 178.583 30.238 00.510
18 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 178.442 30.262 00.534
19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 178.318 30.283 00.555
20 40 David Stremme Dodge Lone Star Steakhouse 178.283 30.289 00.561
21 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 178.271 30.291 00.563
22 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy 178.159 30.310 00.582
23 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Carquest 178.036 30.331 00.603
24 00 Bill Elliott Chevrolet Burger King 178.001 30.337 00.609
25 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Budweiser 177.924 30.350 00.622
26 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Kellogg's 177.690 30.390 00.662
27 16 Greg Biffle Ford Subway/National Guard 177.643 30.398 00.670
28 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet AERO Exhaust 177.620 30.402 00.674
29 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops 177.515 30.420 00.692
30 7 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Jim Beam 177.480 30.426 00.698
31 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management 177.299 30.457 00.729
32 38 Elliott Sadler Ford M&M's 177.067 30.497 00.769
33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 176.997 30.509 00.781
34 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Home Depot 176.933 30.520 00.792
35 06 Todd Kluever Ford 3M Post-Its 176.580 30.581 00.853
36 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge NAPA Auto Parts 176.551 30.586 00.858
37 78 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 176.505 30.594 00.866
38 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniels 176.471 30.600 00.872
39 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 175.936 30.693 00.965
40 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 175.673 30.739 01.011
41 88 Dale Jarrett Ford UPS 174.650 30.919 01.191
42 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Lenox Industrial Tools 174.227 30.994 01.266
43 32 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet Tide 176.177 30.651 00.923
Failed to qualify
44 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Sylvania 30.667
45 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge RoadLoans 30.774
46 61 Chad Blount Dodge Embassy Suites 30.780
47 04 Brent Sherman Ford Serta 30.958
48 51 Mike Garvey Chevrolet Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 30.998
49 74 Derrike Cope Dodge Sundance Vacations / Royal Admin. 31.066
50 34 Carl Long Chevrolet Oak Glove Co. 31.341

Race recap[edit]

Pole-sitter Jeff Burton led much of the early portion of the race, but Jeff Gordon then took the lead after a strong green-flag pit stop. On lap 68, the first caution flag was flown for debris on the track, shuffling the driver order and giving the lead to Kevin Harvick.[8] With four laps to go,[9] Gordon drove into a slowing[5] Matt Kenseth's rear bumper, spinning him. On the green-white-checker finish,[8] Gordon led the final laps to win his 75th career Cup Series victory and second of 2006[10] with a 0.461 second lead over Burton, followed by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and defending race winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr.[11] Points leader Jimmie Johnson, Reed Sorenson, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer and J. J. Yeley closed out the top ten.[6] Meanwhile, Kenseth was involved in a second wreck and ran out of fuel,[5] but managed to finish the race on the lead lap[6] and finished 22nd.[12]

After the race, the points standings saw Johnson pull away from Kenseth, with the eight-point margin[13] between them increasing to 51, with Johnson leading Kenseth 2,651 points to 2,600. Earnhardt, Jr. was third with 2,394 points, Burton had 2,327 points, and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five with 2,303.[14] Mark Martin (2,291), Tony Stewart (2,274), Kyle Busch (2,265), Harvick (2,253) and Gordon (2,219) completed the top ten points standings.[6]

Results[edit]

POS[15] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 13 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 270 327761 running 20 185
2 1 31   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 270 250220 running 60 175
3 23 5   Kyle Busch Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 270 178075 running 2 170
4 4 29   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 270 184586 running 40 165
5 25 8   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 270 164591 running 27 160
6 5 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 270 154286 running 0 150
7 18 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 270 116525 running 6 151
8 19 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 270 138958 running 0 142
9 38 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 270 114425 running 0 138
10 10 18   J.J. Yeley GSK / Astellas VESIcare   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 270 138475 running 0 134
11 27 16   Greg Biffle National Guard   (Jack Roush) Ford 270 113000 running 0 130
12 6 43   Bobby Labonte ChexMostPopularDriver.com   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 270 132136 running 1 132
13 2 25   Brian Vickers GMAC   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 270 101350 running 0 124
14 7 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 270 91525 running 0 121
15 14 10   Scott Riggs Valvoline / Stanley Tools   (James Rocco) Dodge 270 91325 running 0 118
16 29 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 270 116283 running 0 115
17 15 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Dodge 270 106233 running 0 112
18 9 6   Mark Martin AAA   (Jack Roush) Ford 270 103325 running 1 114
19 30 7   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon) Chevrolet 270 88125 running 0 106
20 21 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 270 106725 running 0 103
21 20 40   David Stremme Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 270 108983 running 0 100
22 8 17   Matt Kenseth USG Sheetrock   (Jack Roush) Ford 270 139666 running 112 107
23 3 9   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW / McDonald's   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 270 120489 running 0 94
24 16 19   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW / AskDrZ.com   (Ray Evernham) Dodge 270 114916 running 0 91
25 11 42   Casey Mears Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 270 118783 running 0 88
26 31 14   Sterling Marlin Waste Management   (Nelson Bowers) Chevrolet 269 95158 running 0 85
27 22 66   Jeff Green Best Buy   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 269 100447 running 0 82
28 33 45   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 269 89800 running 0 79
29 32 38   Elliott Sadler M&M's   (Yates Racing) Ford 269 107008 running 0 76
30 36 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Doug Bawel) Dodge 269 79350 running 0 73
31 41 88   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing) Ford 269 110725 running 0 70
32 34 20   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Chevrolet 269 132386 running 1 72
33 17 01   Joe Nemechek U.S. Army   (Nelson Bowers) Chevrolet 268 105545 running 0 64
34 28 4   Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust   (Larry McClure) Chevrolet 268 78050 running 0 61
35 24 00   Bill Elliott Burger King   (Michael Waltrip) Chevrolet 268 77850 running 0 58
36 12 12   Ryan Newman Mobil 1   (Roger Penske) Dodge 268 123058 running 0 55
37 43 32   Travis Kvapil Tide / Downy   (Cal Wells) Chevrolet 268 77425 running 0 52
38 37 78   Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 268 77225 running 0 49
39 42 26   Jamie McMurray Lenox Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush) Ford 268 123850 running 0 46
40 39 96   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders) Chevrolet 267 76805 running 0 43
41 35 06   Todd Kluever 3M Post-it   (Jack Roush) Ford 267 76605 running 0 40
42 40 21   Ken Schrader Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers) Ford 266 103644 running 0 37
43 26 44   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 167 76551 engine 0 34
Failed to qualify
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Paul Menard 15 Menards / Sylvania Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
45 Kevin Lepage 49 RoadLoans Beth Ann Morgenthau Dodge
46 Chad Blount 61 Embassy Suites Bob Jenkins Dodge
47 Brent Sherman 04 Serta Brent Sherman Ford
48 Mike Garvey 51 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Joe Auer Chevrolet
49 Derrike Cope 74 Sundance Vacations / Royal Admin. Raynard McGlynn Dodge
50 Carl Long 34 Oak Glove Co. Bob Jenkins Chevrolet

Standings after the race[edit]

Jimmie Johnson led the points standings after the race.
Pos Driver Points
1 Jimmie Johnson 2651
2 Matt Kenseth 2600
3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2394
4 Jeff Burton 2327
5 Kasey Kahne 2303
6 Mark Martin 2291
7 Tony Stewart 2274
8 Kyle Busch 2265
9 Kevin Harvick 2253
10 Jeff Gordon 2219

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Associated Press (2006-07-06). "Jeff Burton wins pole for USG Sheetrock 400". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2013-07-09.
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  15. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
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