'LUCKY DOG' RULE - 2006
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    The FINAL 2006 Lucky Dog Pack Leaders

    (FOX calls it 'the Free Pass Car', NBC calls it the Lucky Dog - which I prefer)

    #88-Jarrett, 11
    #14-Marlin, 11

    #01-Nemechek, 10

    #5-Busch, 9 [including 5 at Watkins Glen]
    #22-Blaney, 9
    #40-Stremme, 9 [34 races]
    #43-Labonte, 9
    #45-Petty, 9
    #66-Green, 9

    #1-Truex Jr., 8
    #7-Gordon, 8
    #11-Hamlin, 8
    #42-Mears, 8
    #96/44-TLabonte, 8 [17 races]

    #09-Mayfield, 7 [all in the #19][22 races]
    #10-Riggs, 7 [35 races]
    #32-Kvapil, 7 [31 races]
    #96-Raines, 7 [29 races]

    #07-Bowyer, 6
    #18-Yeley, 6
    #21-Schrader, 6
    #26-McMurray, 6
    #78-Wallace, 6 [17 races]
    #99-Edwards, 6

    #2-Busch, 5 (a win)
    #9-Kahne, 5 (a win)
    #12-Newman, 5
    #24-Gordon, 5
    #29-Harvick, 5
    #41-Sorenson, 5
    #55-Waltrip, 5 [34 races]

    #6-Martin, 4
    #8-Earnhardt Jr., 4
    #19-Sadler, 4 [3 in the #38]
    #48-Johnson, 4

    #33-Wimmer, 3 [23 races, all in the #4]
    #06-Ragan, 3 [2 races]
    #4-W Burton, 3 [3 races]
    #16-Biffle, 3
    #17-Kenseth, 3
    #25-Vickers, 3
    #72-Skinner, 3 [2 in #34, #1 in #37][4 races]

    #34-Lepage, 2 [1 in the #61, 1 in the #49][22 races]

    #15-Menard, 1 [7 races]
    #20-Stewart, 1
    #30-Montoya, 1 [1 race]
    #38-Gilliland, 1 [14 races]
    #49-Bliss, 1
    #61-Chaffin, 1 [10 races]
    #70-Sauter, 1 [1 race]
    230 drivers used 270 Total Lucky Dogs Awarded
    (thru 11-19-2006 - 36 races)

  • Full-Time [ran all 36 races] and no 'Lucky Dog' pass:
    #31-Burton

  • Best Finishes in 2006 for a 'Lucky Dog':
    #2-Busch, won at Bristol, 3-26-2006
    #9-Kahne, won at Michigan, 6-18-2006
    #26-McMurray, 2nd at Dover, 6-4-2006
    #43-Labonte, 3rd at Martinsville, 10-22-2006 [2 passes]
    #8-Earnhardt Jr., 3rd at Atlanta, 3-20-2006
    #99-Edwards, 3rd at Charllotte, 5-28-2006
    #6-Martin, 3rd at Kansas, 10-1-2006
    #16-Biffle, 4th at Richmond, 5-6-2006
    #16-Biffle, 5th at Dover, 9-24-2006

  • I do my best to catch who the lucky dog is, but they are not always mentioned on TV or Radio, so I use the live scoring from NASCAR.com's Trackpass. So far am pretty accurate.

    The Lucky Dog - Race by Race 2006

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 11: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 10: #15-Menard, 17th
    Caution 9: none awarded
    Caution 8: #20-Stewart, 15th
    Caution 7: #30-Montoya, 34th
    Caution 6: #42-Mears, 32nd
    Caution 5: #41-Sorenson, 16th
    Caution 4: #14-Marlin, 37th
    Caution 3: #88-Jarrett, 31st
    Caution 2: none as #2-Busch was eligible and was the cause for the caution
    Caution 1: no driver a lap or more down.(11-19-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 10: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 9: #45-Petty, 25th
    Caution 8: #10-Riggs, 22nd
    Caution 7: #96-Raines(2), 21st
    Caution 6: #40-Stremme, 18th
    Caution 5: #1-Truex Jr., 12th
    Caution 4: #18-Yeley, 20th
    Caution 3: #22-Blaney, 23rd
    Caution 2: #21-Schrader, 24th
    Caution 1: #96-Raines, 21st.(11-12-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 12: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 11: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 10: #32-Kvapil [still a lap down], 28th
    Caution 9: #01-Nemechek, 18th
    Caution 8: #16-Biffle, 35th
    Caution 7: #66-Green, 13th
    Caution 6: #88-Jarrett, 29th
    Caution 5: #4-Burton, 25th
    Caution 4: #19-Sadler, 37th
    Caution 3: #6-Martin, 22nd
    Caution 2: #44-Labonte, 36th
    Caution 1: no driver a lap or more down.(11-5-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Atlanta in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 9: #43-Labonte [still a lap down], 12th, -1 lap
    Caution 8: #49-Bliss, 26th, -4 laps
    Caution 7: #7-Gordon, 10th
    Caution 6: #11-Hamlin, 8th
    Caution 5: #42-Mears(2), 28th, -4 laps
    Caution 4: #01-Nemechek, 9th
    Caution 3: #42-Mears, 28th, -4 laps
    Caution 2: #88-Jarrett, 11th
    Caution 1: no driver a lap or more down.(10-29-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Martinsville in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 18: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 17: #06-Ragan(3), back on the lead lap,
    Caution 16: #06-Ragan(2), still 1 lap down
    Caution 15: #06-Ragan, still 2 laps down
    Caution 14: #01-Nemechek
    Caution 13: #4-WBurton(2)
    Caution 12: #4-WBurton [still a lap down]
    Caution 11: #88-Jarrett
    Caution 10: #26-McMurray
    Caution 9: #43-Labonte(2)
    Caution 8: #43-Labonte
    Caution 7: #14-Marlin
    Caution 6: #12-Newman
    Caution 5: #07-Bowyer
    Caution 4: #22-Blaney
    Caution 3: #9-Kahne
    Caution 2: #55-Waltrip
    Caution 1: no driver a lap or more down.(10-22-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Charlotte in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 10: #14-Marlin, 11th
    Caution 9: #25-Vickers(2). 10th
    Caution 8: #01-Nemechek, 9th
    Caution 7: #66-Green, 16th
    Caution 6: #12-Newman, 27th
    Caution 5: #25-Vickers, 10th
    Caution 4: no driver a lap or more down, on the track
    Caution 3: no driver a lap or more down, on the track
    Caution 2: #1-Truex Jr., 31st
    Caution 1: no driver a lap or more down.(10-14-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Ta;ladega in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 6: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 5: #43-Labonte, 10th
    Caution 4: #88-Jarrett, 12th
    Caution 3: #10-Riggs. 19th
    Caution 2: #8-Earnhardt Jr., 23rd
    Caution 1: #18-Yeley, 32nd.(10-8-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 11: #22-Blaney 21st
    Caution 10: #2-Busch 25th
    Caution 9: #38-Gilliland 22nd
    Caution 8: #29-Harvick 15th
    Caution 7: #25-Vickers 8th [first one of the year used]
    Caution 6: #6-Martin 3rd
    Caution 5: #78-Wallace 31st
    Caution 4: #01-Nemechek 27th
    Caution 3: no driver a lap or more down, on the track
    Caution 2: no driver a lap or more down, on the track
    Caution 1: no driver a lap or more down.(10-1-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 10: #16-Biffle, 5th
    Caution 9: #43-Labonte, 7th
    Caution 8: #88-Jarrett, 15th
    Caution 7: #11-Hamlin, 9th
    Caution 6: #22-Blaney, 12th
    Caution 5: #96-Raines, 23rd
    Caution 4:no driver a lap or more down, on the track
    Caution 3:no driver a lap or more down, on the track
    Caution 2:no driver a lap or more down, on the track
    Caution 1:no driver a lap or more down.(9-24-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 10: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 9: #1-Truex Jr., 22nd
    Caution 8: #42-Mears, 21st
    Caution 7: none as #5-Busch was eligible and was the cause for the caution
    Caution 6: #9-Kahne, 16th
    Caution 5: #32-Kvapil, 27th
    Caution 4: #45-Petty, 37th
    Caution 3: #26-McMurray, 29th
    Caution 2: #5-Busch, 38th
    Caution 1:no driver a lap or more down, on the track.(9-17-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Richmond in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 7: #41-Sorenson (2), 14th
    Caution 6: #41-Sorenson, 14th
    Caution 5: #10-Riggs, 10th
    Caution 4: #14-Marlin, 30th
    Caution 3: #26-McMurray, 25th
    Caution 2: #45-Petty, 34th
    Caution 1: #49-Lepage, 33rd.(9-9-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at California in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 7: #43-Labonte, 26th
    Caution 6: #2-Busch, 27th
    Caution 5: #66-Green(2), 22nd
    Caution 4: #66-Green, 22nd
    Caution 3: #21-Schrader, 23rd
    Caution 2: #7-Gordon, 43rd
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(9-3-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Bristol in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 10: #22-Blaney, 14th
    Caution 9: #1-Truex Jr.(2), 18th
    Caution 8: #1-Truex Jr., 18th
    Caution 7: #40-Stremme(2), 35th
    Caution 6: none, as Sorenson was a lap down and was the reason for the caution
    Caution 5: #6-Martin, 28th
    Caution 4: #55-Waltrip, 16th
    Caution 3: #40-Stremme, 35th
    Caution 2: #32-Kvapil, 20th
    Caution 1: #01-Nemechek, 26th.(8-26-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Michigan in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 10: #40-Stremme(3), 28th
    Caution 9: #10-Riggs, 14th
    Caution 8: #12-Newman, 25th
    Caution 7: #32-Kvapil, 21st
    Caution 6: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track
    Caution 5: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track
    Caution 4: #40-Stremme(2), back on lead lap, 28th
    Caution 3: #40-Stremme, still down a lap, 28th
    Caution 2: #7-Gordon, 12th
    Caution 1: #48-Johnson, 13th.(8-20-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Watkins Glen in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 10: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 9: #96-Labonte(2), still 9 laps down, 37th
    Caution 8: #5-Busch(5), back on the lead lap, 9th
    Caution 7: #5-Busch(4), still 1 lap down, 9th
    Caution 6: #5-Busch(3), still 2 laps down, 9th
    Caution 5: #5-Busch(2), still 3 laps down, 9th
    Caution 4: #5-Busch, still 4 laps down, 9th
    Caution 3: #96-Labonte, still 10 laps down 37th
    Caution 2: #38-Sadler, 7th
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track.(8-13-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Indy in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 8: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 7: #78-Wallace
    Caution 6: #24-Gordon
    Caution 5: #24-Gordon, still a lap down
    Caution 4: #37-Skinner
    Caution 3: #24-Gordon, still 2 laps down
    Caution 1: none awarded as #24-Gordon came in with the leaders and stayed in the pits
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(8-6-2006).

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Pocono in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 7: #32-Kvapil, 27th
    Caution 6: #7-Gordon (2), 13th
    Caution 5: #40-Stremme, 29th
    Caution 4: #5-Busch, 12th
    Caution 3: #7-Gordon, 13th
    Caution 2: none, no one a lap down.
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(7-23-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 11 no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 10: #66-Green(2), 26th
    Caution 9: #66-Green, 26th
    Caution 8: #4-Wimmer, 20th
    Caution 7: #14-Marlin, 16th
    Caution 6: #21-Schrader(2), 34th
    Caution 5: #96-Raines, 22nd
    Caution 4: #19-Mayfield, 29th
    Caution 3: #43-Labonte, 23rd
    Caution 2: #21-Schrader, 34th
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(7-16-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Chicago in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 8: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 7: #11-Hamlin, 14th
    Caution 6: #99-Edwards, 20th
    Caution 5: #19-Mayfield (2), 24th
    Caution 4: #22-Blaney, 17th
    Caution 3: #40-Stremme, 22nd
    Caution 2: #07-Bowyer, 9th
    Caution 1: #19-Mayfield, 24th.(7-9-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Daytona in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 6: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 5: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 4: #1-Truex Jr., 29th
    Caution 3: #14-Marlin, 24th
    Caution 2: #61-Chaffin, 35th
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(7-1-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Sonoma in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 7: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 6: #10-Riggs, 27th
    Caution 5: #8-Earnhardt Jr., 26th
    Caution 4: #41-Sorenson, 29th
    Caution 3: none
    Caution 2: #45-Petty, 21st
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(6-25-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Michigan in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 9: #34-Skinner, 37th
    Caution 8: #34-Skinner [still a lap down], 37th
    Caution 7: #17-Kenseth, 13th
    Caution 6: #07-Bowyer [still 29 laps down], 39th
    Caution 5: #9-Kahne, 1st - WON
    Caution 4: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track
    Caution 3: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track
    Caution 2: none, no one a lap down.
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(6-18-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Pocono in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 7: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 6: #26-McMurray, 18th
    Caution 5: #21-Schrader, 30th
    Caution 4: #7-Gordon [still 14 laps down], 35th
    Caution 3: #41-Sorenson, 36th
    Caution 2: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(6-11-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 9: #10-Riggs, 20th
    Caution 8: #2-Busch, 16th
    Caution 7: #19-Mayfield, 18th
    Caution 6: #26-McMurray, 2nd
    Caution 5: #43-Labonte, 13th
    Caution 4: #11-Hamlin, 11th
    Caution 3: #99-Edwards, 15th
    Caution 2: #32-Kvapil, 29th
    Caution 1: #88-Jarrett, 24th.(6-4-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Charlotte in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 15: #43-Labonte, 17th
    Caution 14: #01-Nemechek(2), 18th
    Caution 13: #7-Gordon, 16th
    Caution 12: #29-Harvick, 34th
    Caution 11: #24-Gordon, 36th
    Caution 10: #70-Sauter, 24th
    Caution 9: #99-Edwards, 3rd
    Caution 8: #96-Raines(2), 40th
    Caution 7: #96-Raines, 40th
    Caution 6: none, no one a lap down.
    Caution 5: none, no one a lap down.
    Caution 4: #78-Wallace(2), 29th
    Caution 3: #01-Nemechek, 18th
    Caution 2: #78-Wallace, 29th
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(5-28-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Darlington in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 6: #45-Petty(2), 18th
    Caution 5: #18-Yeley, 26th
    Caution 4: #45-Petty, 18th
    Caution 3: #42-Mears, 17th
    Caution 2: #22-Blaney, 27th
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track.(5-13-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Talladega in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 8: #29-Harvick, still 1 lap down, 23rd
    Caution 7: #42-Mears, 20th
    Caution 6: #42-Mears, still 1 lap down, 20th
    Caution 5: #29-Harvick, still 2 laps down, 23rd
    Caution 4: #45-Petty, 18th
    Caution 3: #99-Edwards, 8th
    Caution 2: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(5-1-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 7: #14-Martin, 13th
    Caution 6: #26-McMurray, 15th
    Caution 5: #2-Busch, 4th
    Caution 4: #22-Blaney, 27th
    Caution 3: #78-Wallace, 25th
    Caution 2: #11-Hamlin, 34th
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(4-22-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 9: #88-Jarrett(2), 17th
    Caution 8: #21-Schrader, 16th
    Caution 7: #48-Johnson, 11th
    Caution 6: #45-Petty, 39th
    Caution 5: #88-Jarrett, 17th
    Caution 4: #12-Newman, 40th
    Caution 3: #66-Green, 18th
    Caution 2: #24-Gordon, 22nd
    Caution 1: #5-Busch, 15th.(4-9-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Martinsville in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 16: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 15: #88-Jarrett, 15th
    Caution 14: #6-Martin, 13th
    Caution 13: none awarded as #12-Newman would had been and he caused the caution
    Caution 12: #10-Riggs, 10th
    Caution 11: #9-Kahne(2), 35th
    Caution 10: #99-Edwards(2), 16th
    Caution 9: #9-Kahne, 35th
    Caution 8: #14-Marlin, 14th
    Caution 7: #99-Edwards, 16th
    Caution 6: none awarded as the 2 going to the spot were caused in the wreck that cuased the caution
    Caution 5: #88-Jarrett, 15th
    Caution 4: #11-Hamlin, 37th
    Caution 3: #66-Green, 25th
    Caution 2: none, no one a lap down, that is on the track
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(4-2-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Bristol in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 18: #07-Bowyer(2), 29th
    Caution 17: #4-Wimmer, 19th
    Caution 16: none as Lucky Dog #1-Truex Jr. was in the wreck
    Caution 15: #11-Hamlin, 14th
    Caution 14: #07-Bowyer, 29th
    Caution 13: none awarded as #96-Labonte was involved in the wreck
    Caution 12: #22-Blaney, 23rd
    Caution 11: #18-Yeley, 33rd
    Caution 10: #96-Labonte(3), 27th
    Caution 9: #32-Kvapil, 40th
    Caution 8: #45-Petty, 18th
    Caution 7: #96-Labonte(2), 27th
    Caution 6: #7-Gordon, 26th
    Caution 5: #96-Labonte, 27th
    Caution 4: #55-Waltrip, 32nd
    Caution 3: #2-Busch, WON
    Caution 2: #40-Stremme, 36th
    Caution 1: #48-Johnson, still a lap down, 30th.(3-26-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Atlanta in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 8: #96-Labonte, 22nd
    Caution 7: #8-Earnhardt Jr., 3rd
    Caution 6: #4-Wimmer, 30th
    Caution 5: #42-Mears, 21st
    Caution 4: #55-Waltrip, 20th
    Caution 3: #5-Busch, 12th
    Caution 2: #12-Newman, 18th
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap down.(3-20-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Las Vegas in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 7: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 6: #14-Marlin(2), 36th
    Caution 5: #96-Labonte, 24th
    Caution 4: #19-Mayfield, 25th
    Caution 3: #18-Yeley, 17th
    Caution 2: #14-Marlin, 36th
    Caution 1: #61-Lepage, 37th.(3-12-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at California in the Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 7: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 6: #11-Hamlin, 12th
    Caution 5: #1-Truex Jr., 15th
    Caution 4: #07-Bowyer, 14th
    Caution 3: #8-Earnhardt Jr., 11th
    Caution 2: #38-Sadler, 23rd -1 lap
    Caution 1: #78-Wallace, 41st -14 laps/out.(2-26-2006)

  • Who got a lap back on each caution at Daytona in the Daytona 500 Lucky Dog Pack: (and their finish)
    Caution 11: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 10: no lucky dog when 10 laps or less are left
    Caution 9: #01-Nemechek (still 3 laps down), 33rd
    Caution 8: #17-Kenseth, 15th
    Caution 7: #17-Kenseth (still a lap down), 15th
    Caution 6: #29-Harvick, 14th
    Caution 5: none awarded
    Caution 4: #01-Nemechek (still 2 laps down), 33rd
    Caution 3: #19-Mayfield (still 5 laps down), 37th
    Caution 2: #1-Truex Jr., 16th
    Caution 1: #66-Green, 42nd.(2-19-2006)


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