Bristol Motor Speedway
August 26, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 24

SHARPIE 500

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Bristol, Tenn.Aug. 26, 2006

.533 Mile Oval

500 L – 266.5 MPurse: $6,055,119

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           4          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   500                    185           *      5         $336,516      Running

 2         19            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           500                    175           *      5           202,375      Running

 3         40            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        500                    170           *      5           199,591      Running

 4         23          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         500                    160                               135,425      Running

 5         13          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              500                    160           *      5           171,636      Running

 6           6          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Chevrolet                                    500                    150                               111,800      Running

 7         39          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             500                    151           *      5           128,200      Running

 8         21          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       500                    142                               144,808      Running

 9           2          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              500                    148           *    10           145,720      Running

10        18          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              500                    134                               147,686      Running

11          7          29            Kevin Harvick              Reese’s Chevrolet                                             500                    130                               135,486      Running

12        31            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              500                    127                               131,264      Running

13        17          21            Ken Schrader              U.S. Air Force Ford                                           500                    124                               124,564      Running

14        22          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               500                    121                               113,758      Running

15        32          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           499                    118                               128,075      Running

16        29          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     499                    115                               110,183      Running

17        11          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    499                    112                               127,533      Running

18        24            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  499                    109                               114,858      Running

19        35          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Charter Ford                             499                    106                               108,775      Running

20        28          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      499                    103                               105,983      Running

21        12          49            Kevin Lepage              LoansDepot.com Dodge                                    498                    100                                 96,922      Running

22          5          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               498                      97                               140,761      Running

23          3          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Dodge                  498                      94                               126,886      Running

24        16          66            Jeff Green                   CertainTeed/Best Buy Chevrolet                       498                      91                                 96,975      Running

25        34          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      498                      88                                 89,700      Running

26        41          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         498                      85                               113,665      Running

27        42            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Chevrolet                                           498                      82                                 86,705      Running

28        15            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          496                      79                               101,195      Running

29        37          26            Jamie McMurray          Sharpie Ford                                                     496                      76                               129,910      Running

30        26          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   493                      73                                 83,475      Running

31        25          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           492                      70                               120,440      Running

32        14          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet                       490                      67                                 85,255      Running

33        20          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               487                      64                                 91,595      Running

34          8          45            Kyle Petty                    Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge       481                      61                                 90,535      Running

35        36          40    #      David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            468                      58                                 90,425      Running

36        10          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    460                      55                                 90,315      Running

37          1            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                446                      57           *      5           128,413      Running

38        27          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     415                      49                                 90,070      Running

39          9          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              395                      46                               111,951      Accident

40        38          38            David Gilliland              M&M’s Ford                                                       346                      43                               109,758      Running

41        30          34            Carl Long                     Thompson Metal Services Chevrolet                256                      40                                 81,700      Electrical

42        43            4            Scott Wimmer              Bully Hill Vineyards/Food City Chevrolet           209                      37                                 81,575      Engine

43        33          74            Derrike Cope               Sundance Vacations/Royal Admin Dodge            7                      34                                 81,764      Handling

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

Failed to qualify: (6) Chad Chaffin #61; Hermie Sadler #00; Mike Wallace #09; Mike Skinner #37; Morgan Shepherd #89; Stanton Barrett #30.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Matt Kenseth posted his 14th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory.

 

TIME OF RACE:  2 hours, 57 minutes, 37 seconds                                        AVERAGE SPEED:  90.025 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .591 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Kurt Busch (124.906 mph, 15.362 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Matt Kenseth (Also gets $20,000 bonus for winning race. ++)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Jeff Gordon (313.006 seconds)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Jeff Burton

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Robbie Reiser (crew chief for Matt Kenseth)

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Matt Kenseth

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Burton (118.022 mph, Lap 14)

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 California Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Carl Edwards (32 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Jeff Burton (263 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 62 laps. 62-67 (Car #14-Accident, Turn 3); 89-93 (Car #45-Accident, Turn 2); 115-119 (Car #38-Accident Turn 1); 203-207 (Car #29-Accident, Turn 2); 211-216 (Debris); 228-232 (Car #41-Accident, Frontstretch); 235-241 (Car #07-Accident, Turn 4); 325-332 (Car #40-Accident, Turn 4); 381-386 (Car #01, 18 & 19-Accident, Turn 4); 446-454 (Car #19-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 18 lead changes among 7 drivers. Kurt Busch 1-11, Jeff Burton 12-53, Matt Kenseth 54-61, Kurt Busch 62-76, Burton 77-115, Kurt Busch 116, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 117-135, Carl Edwards 136-151, Burton 152-179, Jeff Gordon 180-218, Burton 219-317, Kenseth 318-325, J. Gordon 326, Burton 327-381, J. Gordon 382, Earnhardt 383-398, Kenseth 399-448, Kyle Busch 449, Kenseth 450-500.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                  3499          (4)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                       3492          (4)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                       3178          (2)

 4 –Kyle Busch                           3097          (1)

 5 –Jeff Gordon                          3091          (2)

 6 –Denny Hamlin                      3070          (2)

 7 –Jeff Burton                           3064          (0)

 8 –Tony Stewart                       3056          (2)

 9 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                3051          (1)

10–Mark Martin                          3049          (0)

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD                                 Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        4

Kyle Busch                         (#  5)        4

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        3

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                   (#20)        4

Mike Ford                           (#11)        4

Ken Francis                        (#  9)        3

 

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Burton         4      Kyle Busch             1

Kurt Busch         4      Jimmie Johnson    1

Kasey Kahne     4      Scott Riggs            1

Greg Biffle         2      Elliott Sadler         1

Denny Hamlin    2      Boris Said              1

Ryan Newman   2

 


WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Biffle                         (#16)        5

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        5

Jeff Gordon                        (#24)        3

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 244

Clint Bowyer                                    191

Reed Sorenson                               182

Martin Truex Jr.                               164

J.J. Yeley                                        161

David Stremme                               139

Brent Sherman                                  41

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          7

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          6

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          5

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                      Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                       180        14

Ford                               143          5

Dodge                            133          5

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)          4

Casey Mears                  (#42)          3

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2


BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD      Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)    12

Tony Stewart                         (#20)    12

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                  (#  8)      9

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                              Car #    Pts.

Hendrick                                 (#48)    144

Roush Yates                           (#17)    128

Danny Lawrence                    (#31)    117

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                                  Car #      Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        6

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        3

Tony Stewart                         (#20)        3

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                              Car #      Pts.

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        5

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        5

Greg Biffle                             (#16)        4

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                              Car #       Pts.

Jimmie Johnson                    (#48)        4

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        4

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        4


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 24
Unofficial Race Results for the Sharpie 500 - Sunday, August 27, 2006
Bristol Motor Speedway - Bristol, Tenn. - .533 Mile High-Banked Concrete
Total Race Length - 500 Laps - 266.500 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Saturday, August 26, 2006 @ 12:23 AM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 4 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 500 185 5 $336,516 Running 4 117
2 19 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 500 175 5 $202,375 Running 1 1
3 40 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 500 170 5 $199,591 Running 2 35
4 23 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 500 160 $135,425 Running
5 13 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 500 160 5 $171,636 Running 3 41
6 6 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Freight Chevrolet 500 150 $111,800 Running
7 39 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 500 151 5 $128,200 Running 1 16
8 21 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 500 142 $144,808 Running
9 2 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 500 148 10 $145,720 Running 5 263
10 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 500 134 $147,686 Running
11 7 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Chevrolet 500 130 $135,486 Running
12 31 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 500 127 $131,264 Running
13 17 21 Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force Ford 500 124 $124,564 Running
14 22 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 500 121 $113,758 Running
15 32 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 499 118 $128,075 Running
16 29 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 499 115 $110,183 Running
17 11 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 499 112 $127,533 Running
18 24 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 499 109 $114,858 Running
19 35 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Charter Ford 499 106 $108,775 Running
20 28 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 499 103 $105,983 Running
21 12 49 Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com Dodge 498 100 $96,922 Running
22 5 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 498 97 $140,761 Running
23 3 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Dodge 498 94 $126,886 Running
24 16 66 Jeff Green CertainTeed/Best Buy Chevrolet 498 91 $96,975 Running
25 34 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 498 88 $89,700 Running
26 41 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 498 85 $113,665 Running
27 42 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevrolet 498 82 $86,705 Running
28 15 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 496 79 $101,195 Running
29 37 26 Jamie McMurray Sharpie Ford 496 76 $129,910 Running
30 26 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 493 73 $83,475 Running
31 25 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 492 70 $120,440 Running
32 14 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet 490 67 $85,255 Running
33 20 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 487 64 $91,595 Running
34 8 45 Kyle Petty Marathon AmericanSpirit MtrOil Dodge 481 61 $90,535 Running
35 36 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 468 58 $90,425 Running
36 10 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 460 55 $90,315 Running
37 1 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 446 57 5 $128,413 Running 3 27
38 27 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 415 49 $90,070 Running
39 9 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 395 46 $111,951 Accident
40 38 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 346 43 $109,758 Running
41 30 34 Carl Long Thompson Metal Services Chevrolet 256 40 $81,700 Electrical
42 43 4 Scott Wimmer Bully Hill Vineyards/Food City Chevrolet 209 37 $81,575 Engine
43 33 74 Derrike Cope Sundance Vacations/Royal Admin Dodge 7 34 $81,764 Handling
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Matt Kenseth won the Sharpie 500, posting his 14th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. No one dropped to the rear.
Failed to Qualify (6) Chad Chaffin, #61; Hermie Sadler, #00; Mike Wallace, #09; Mike Skinner, #37; Morgan Shepherd, #89; Stanton Barrett, #30.
Time of Race 2 hours, 57 minutes, 37 seconds Average Speed 90.025 mph Margin of Victory 0.591 Seconds
Caution Flags 10 for 62 laps: Laps 62-67 (#14 accident turn 3); 89-93 (#45 accident turn 2); 115-119 (#38 accident turn 1); 203-207 (#29 accident turn 2); 211-216 (Debris); 228-232 (#41 accident frontstretch); 235-241 (#07 accident turn 4); 325-332 (#40 accident turn 4); 381-386 (#01,18,19 accident turn 4); 446-454 (#19 accident turn 1).
Lead Changes 18 among 7 drivers: Ku. Busch 1-11; J. Burton 12-53; M. Kenseth 54-61; Ku. Busch 62-76; J. Burton 77-115; Ku. Busch 116; D. Earnhardt Jr. 117-135; C. Edwards 136-151; J. Burton 152-179; J. Gordon 180-218; J. Burton 219-317; M. Kenseth 318-325; J. Gordon 326; J. Burton 327-381; J. Gordon 382; D. Earnhardt Jr. 383-398; M. Kenseth 399-448; Ky. Busch 449; M. Kenseth 450-500.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 3,499; (2) M. Kenseth 3,492; (3) K. Harvick 3,178; (4) Ky. Busch 3,097; (5) J. Gordon 3,091; (6) D. Hamlin 3,070; (7) J. Burton 3,064; (8) T. Stewart 3,056; (9) D. Earnhardt Jr. 3,051; (10) M. Martin 3,049.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Kurt Busch (124.906 mph)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Jeff Burton
EA Sports Move of the Race Matt Kenseth
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Jeff Gordon
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Jeff Burton
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Dale Earnhardt Jr.
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Robbie Reiser, #17 Crew Chief
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Jeff Burton, #31 (118.022 mph, Lap 14)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Matt Kenseth
USG Improving the Finish Carl Edwards, #99 (32 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Jeff Burton, #31 (263 Laps)



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