Martinsville Speedway
April 2, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 6

DIRECTV 500

MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

 

Martinsville, Va.April 2, 2006

.526-Mile Oval

500 L – 263 MPurse: $4,826,889

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           3          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               500                    190           *    10           220,786      Running

 2           8          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              500                    170                               153,461      Running

 3           1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              500                    170           *      5           150,361      Running

 4         29            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        500                    160                               133,416      Running

 5         17            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           500                    155                                 98,400      Running

 6           7          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       500                    150                               120,808      Running

 7         26          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              500                    146                               115,011      Running

 8         24          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               500                    142                                 85,350      Running

 9           2          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               500                    143           *      5           122,675      Running

10        11          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         500                    134                                 76,700      Running

11          9            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                500                    130                               111,683      Running

12        25          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    500                    127                                 85,925      Running

13        30            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          500                    124                                 90,575      Running

14          6          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet                       500                    126           *      5             92,083      Running

15        28          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           500                    123           *      5           106,825      Running

16        15          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             500                    115                                 89,100      Running

17        14          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               499                    112                                 89,233      Running

18          4          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       498                    109                               114,358      Running

19        21            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  498                    106                                 94,208      Running

20        18          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           497                    108           *      5           109,125      Running

21        12          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      497                    100                                 67,850      Running

22        42          07    #      Clint Bowyer               DIRECTV Chevrolet                                           496                      97                                 84,250      Running

23        22          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         495                      94                                 98,245      Running

24        16          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 493                      91                               113,491      Accident

25        34          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           491                      88                                 90,483      Running

26        23          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              462                      85                               100,066      Engine

27        32          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    456                      82                               103,918      Running

28        36            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  451                      79                                 69,460      Running

29        33          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     445                      76                                 78,722      Running

30        37          45            Kyle Petty                    Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       439                      73                                 77,550      Running

31        10          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          436                      70                                 86,100      Running

32        13          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         429                      67                               105,211      Running

33        20          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              426                      64                                 92,845      Running

34        40          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      403                      61                                 65,425      Running

35          5            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              374                      58                               102,889      Engine

36        31          34            Chad Chaffin               Oak Gloves Chevrolet                                       345                      55                                 65,325      Running

37        41          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Chevrolet                                   307                      52                                 65,250      Accident

38        38          40    #      David Stremme            Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge                            299                      49                                 73,200      Accident

39        35          95            Stanton Barrett            hairofdog.com Chevrolet                                   280                      46                                 65,140      Brakes

40        19          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford                        164                      43                                 92,279      Overheating

41        39          51            Mike Garvey                Marathon AmericanSpirit Motor Oil Chevrolet     93                      PE                                 65,015      Brakes

42        43          92            Chad Blount                 TBA Dodge                                                          92                      37                                 64,960      Brakes

43        27            7            Robby Gordon             Menards Chevrolet                                                7                      34                                 64,384      Engine

# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender.   * Includes race leader/most laps led bonus.

Failed to qualify: (6) Derrike Cope #74; Kevin Lepage #61; Kenny Wallace #78; Jimmy Spencer #49; Morgan Shepherd #89; Hermie Sadler #00.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 65,000, Tony Stewart won the DIRECTV 500, posting his 25th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 36 minutes, 56 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 72.741 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.083 seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (96.736 mph, 19.575 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Tony Stewart (Also gets $30,000 bonus for winning race. ++)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Elliott Sadler

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Greg Zipadelli

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Tony Stewart

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Tony Stewart (93.331 mph, Lap 499)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Texas Motor Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Reed Sorenson

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Tony Stewart

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Clint Bowyer (20 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart (288 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 16 cautions for 87 laps. 3-9 (Car #7, 8 & 34-Accident, Turn 2); 14-21 (Car #32-Accident, Turn 2); 91-95 (Car #24-Accident, Turns 3/4); 110-115 (Car #16-Accident, Backstretch); 135-139 (Car #40-Accident, Turn 3); 172-175 (Car #6-Accident, Turn 4); 227-231 (Car #31-Accident, Turn 4); 289-294 (Car #01-Accident, Turn 3); 309-313 (Car #11-Spin, Turn 4); 318-323 (Car #8-Accident, Turn 4); 336-339 (Car #01-Accident, Turn 4); 366-370 (Car #66-Accident, Turn 4); 427-432 (Debris); 450-454 (Car #95-Slow on track); 487-492 (Car #01-Accident, Turn 1); 494-497 (Car #17-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 12 lead changes among 6 drivers. Jimmie Johnson 1-27, Jamie McMurray 28-33, Tony Stewart 34-172, Sterling Marlin 173-181, J.J. Yeley 182, Stewart 183-227, Johnson 228-290, Dale Jarrett 291, Stewart 292-360, Johnson 361-371, Stewart 372-379, Johnson 380-473, Stewart 474-500.

++Rollover money awarded at year’s end; amount not included in race winnings.

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                933          (2)

 2 –Mark Martin                        874          (0)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                     873          (1)

 4 –Kasey Kahne                     832          (1)

 5 –Kyle Busch                         832          (0)

 6 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.              824          (0)

 7 –Jeff Gordon                        814          (0)

 8 –Tony Stewart                     791          (1)

 9 –Elliott Sadler                     735          (0)

10–Casey Mears                      724          (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Clint Bowyer                                      60

J.J. Yeley                                          55

Denny Hamlin                                   53

Reed Sorenson                                 52

Martin Truex Jr.                                 51

David Stremme                                 40

Brent Sherman                                  30

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Zipadelli               (#20)          1

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Greg Biffle                                         1

Jeff Burton                                         1

Kurt Busch                                         1

Jimmie Johnson                                1

Kasey Kahne                                     1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          2

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)          1

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         43        3

Dodge                              36        2

Ford                                 35        1

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)            2

Bobby Labonte              (#43)            1

Kyle Petty                      (#45)            1


BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES

MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          7

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Roush Yates                   (#17)          48

Hendrick                         (#48)          46

Evernham                      (#  9)          35

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          3

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          1

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)          1

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday





NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race - DIRECTV 500
Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, Va.
Sunday, April 2, 2006

	   1. (3) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 500, $220,786.
	   2. (8) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, $153,461.
	   3. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500, $150,361.
	   4. (29) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 500, $133,416.
	   5. (17) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 500, $98,400.
	   6. (7) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 500, $120,808.
	   7. (26) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500, $115,011.
	   8. (24) Brian Vickers, Chevrolet, 500, $85,350.
	   9. (2) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 500, $122,675.
	   10. (11) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 500, $76,700.
	   11. (9) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 500, $111,683.
	   12. (25) Reed Sorenson #, Dodge, 500, $85,925.
	   13. (30) Mark Martin, Ford, 500, $90,575.
	   14. (6) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 500, $92,083.
	   15. (28) Dale Jarrett, Ford, 500, $106,825.
	   16. (15) Carl Edwards, Ford, 500, $89,100.
	   17. (14) Dave Blaney, Dodge, 499, $89,233.
	   18. (4) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 498, $114,358.
	   19. (21) Martin Truex Jr. #, Chevrolet, 498, $94,208.
	   20. (18) J.J. Yeley #, Chevrolet, 497, $109,125.
	   21. (12) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 497, $67,850.
	   22. (42) Clint Bowyer #, Chevrolet, 496, $84,250.
	   23. (22) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 495, $98,245.
	   24. (16) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 493, accident, $113,491.
	   25. (34) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 491, $90,483.
	   26. (23) Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge, 462, engine failure, $100,066.
	   27. (32) Casey Mears, Dodge, 456, $103,918.
	   28. (36) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 451, $69,460.
	   29. (33) Michael Waltrip, Dodge, 445, $78,722.
	   30. (37) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 439, $77,550.
	   31. (10) Greg Biffle, Ford, 436, $86,100.
	   32. (13) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 429, $105,211.
	   33. (20) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 426, $92,845.
	   34. (40) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 403, $65,425.
	   35. (5) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 374, engine failure, $102,889.
	   36. (31) Chad Chaffin, Chevrolet, 345, $65,325.
	   37. (41) Denny Hamlin #, Chevrolet, 307, accident, $65,250.
	   38. (38) David Stremme #, Dodge, 299, rear end, $73,200.
	   39. (35) Stanton Barrett, Chevrolet, 280, brakes, $65,140.
	   40. (19) Ken Schrader, Ford, 164, overheating, $92,279.
	   41. (39) Mike Garvey, Chevrolet, 93, brakes, $65,015.
	   42. (43) Chad Blount, Dodge, 92, brakes, $64,960.
	   43. (27) Robby Gordon, Chevrolet, 7, engine failure, $64,384.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  72.741 mph.
Time of Race:  3 hours, 36 minutes, 56 seconds.
Margin of Victory:  1.083 Seconds.
Caution Flags:  16 for 87 laps.
Lead Changes:  12 among 6 drivers.
Lap Leaders:  J. Johnson 1-27; J. McMurray 28-33; T. Stewart 34-172; S. Marlin 173-181; J. Yeley # 182; T. Stewart 183-227; J. Johnson 228-290; D. Jarrett 291; T. Stewart 292-360; J. Johnson 361-371; T. Stewart 372-379; J. Johnson 380-473; T. Stewart 474-500.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Tony Stewart 5 times for 288 laps; Jimmie Johnson 4 times for 195 laps; Sterling Marlin 1 time for 9 laps; Jamie McMurray 1 time for 6 laps; J.J. Yeley # 1 time for 1 lap; Dale Jarrett 1 time for 1 lap.
Top 10 in Points: J. Johnson - 933; M. Martin - 874; M. Kenseth - 873; K. Kahne - 832; Ky. Busch - 832; D. Earnhardt Jr. - 824; J. Gordon - 814; T. Stewart - 791; E. Sadler - 735; C. Mears - 724.




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