Pocono Raceway
July 23, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 20

PENNSYLVANIA 500

POCONO RACEWAY

 

Pocono, Pa.July 23, 2006

2.5 Mile Banked Triangular Paved

500 M – 200 LPurse: $4,836,658

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts         Pts                Won          Status

 1           1          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Kinko’s Chevrolet                                   200                    190           *    10         $230,100      Running

 2           7            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                200                    175           *      5           182,758      Running

 3           5          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              200                    170           *      5           175,961      Running

 4           4          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               200                    160                               117,850      Running

 5         12          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              200                    155                               134,436      Running

 6         15          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              200                    150                               133,661      Running

 7         13          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               200                    146                               132,461      Running

 8         27          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         200                    147           *      5           122,561      Running

 9           6          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              200                    143           *      5           105,720      Running

10        17            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  200                    134                               105,383      Running

11        21          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           200                    130                               110,700      Running

12          8            5            Kyle Busch                  CARQUEST Chevrolet                                       200                    127                                 86,275      Running

13        29            7            Robby Gordon             Menards/MAPEI Chevrolet                                 200                    124                                 74,725      Running

14        11          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Ford                                                      200                    121                               113,316      Running

15        18          21            Ken Schrader              U.S. Air Force Ford                                           200                    123           *      5             96,939      Running

16        24          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               200                    115                                 84,333      Running

17        10          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         200                    112                                 94,220      Running

18          2          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/Alltel Dodge                                           200                    114           *      5           109,483      Running

19        30            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          200                    106                                 81,825      Running

20        28          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             200                    103                               113,225      Running

21        19          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      200                    100                                 66,875      Running

22          9          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         200                      97                                 66,575      Running

23        31          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    200                      94                               101,333      Running

24        20          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                           200                      91                                 83,000      Running

25        37          44            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           200                      88                                 62,975      Running

26        23          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    200                      85                                 73,625      Running

27        40          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      200                      82                                 79,533      Running

28        38          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           200                      84           *      5             97,200      Running

29        42          40    #      David Stremme            Lone Star Steakhouse Dodge                           199                      76                                 84,633      Running

30        35          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet                       199                      73                                 74,372      Running

31          3            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              199                      70                                 98,889      Running

32        25          38            Elliott Sadler                 Combos/M&M’s Ford                                         199                      72           *      5             89,433      Running

33        36          90            Stephen Leicht            citifinancial Ford                                                199                      PE                                 62,275      Running

34        34          49            Kevin Lepage              LoansDepot.com/PoconoManor.com Dodge     199                      61                                 61,125      Running

35        32          66            Jeff Green                   Hass Automation/Best Buy Chevrolet               199                      58                                 68,975      Running

36        43          78            Jimmy Spencer            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   199                      55                                 60,750      Running

37        22          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              199                      52                                 90,566      Running

38        41            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  196                      49                                 60,450      Running

39        16          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             196                      46                                 80,125      Running

40        39          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     195                      43                                 60,175      Running

41        14          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniels Chevrolet                                      194                      40                                 68,035      Running

42        33          45            Kyle Petty                    Kyle Petty Charity Ride Dodge                          117                      37                                 67,885      Accident

43        26            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        115                      34                                 95,088      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Derrike Cope #74; Stanton Barrett #52; Greg Sacks #34; Chad Chaffin #61.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Denny Hamlin won his second Pocono race in a row; it is also his second NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series career victory.  No one dropped to the rear of the field prior to the green flag.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 46 minutes, 12 seconds                                        AVERAGE SPEED:  132.626 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.510 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin (169.827 mph, 52.995 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Denny Hamlin (Also gets $15,000 bonus for winning race. ++)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Jeff Gordon

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Mike Ford (crew chief for Denny Hamlin)

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Denny Hamlin (165.478 mph, Lap 2)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $120,000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Bobby Labonte (19 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Denny Hamlin (151 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 7 cautions for 29 laps. 22-24 (Competition); 33-37 (Car #07, 20 & 99-Accident, Frontstretch); 67-71 (Car #45-Accident, Turn 1); 77-79 (Debris); 89-92 (Car #8-Accident, Long Pond Straight); 151-155 (Debris); 181-184 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 13 lead changes among 9 drivers. Denny Hamlin 1-33, Ryan Newman 34-44, Jeff Burton 45-67, Elliott Sadler 68, Jeff Gordon 69-71, Newman 72, Hamlin 73-89, Dale Jarrett 90-92, Hamlin 93-151, Ken Schrader 152, Hamlin 153-174, Kurt Busch 175-178, Bobby Labonte 179-180, Hamlin 181-200.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                  2939          (3)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                       2842          (2)

 3 –Jeff Burton                           2621          (0)

 4 –Kyle Busch                           2582          (1)

 5 –Kevin Harvick                       2563          (1)

 6 –Mark Martin                          2557          (0)

 7 –Kasey Kahne                       2515          (4)

 8 –Denny Hamlin                      2514          (2)

 9 –Jeff Gordon                          2512          (2)

10–Tony Stewart                       2477          (2)

 

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

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        4

Kyle Busch                         (#  5)        3

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

Kasey Kahne     4      Kyle Busch             1

Greg Biffle         2      Jimmie Johnson    1

Jeff Burton         2      Scott Riggs            1

Kurt Busch         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)        4

Jeff Gordon                        (#24)        3

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 223

Clint Bowyer                                    175

Reed Sorenson                               168

Martin Truex Jr.                               156

J.J. Yeley                                        153

David Stremme                               128

Brent Sherman                                  41

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          5

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)          4

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                      Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                       150        12

Dodge                            117          5

Ford                               113          3

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)          4

Casey Mears                  (#42)          3

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          2


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

Tony Stewart                         (#20)    12

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)      9

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                  (#  8)      7

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                              Car #    Pts.

Hendrick                                 (#48)    129

Roush Yates                           (#17)    114

Roush Yates                           (#16)    110

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                                  Car #      Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        5

Tony Stewart                         (#20)        2

Jeff Gordon                            (#24)        2

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                              Car #      Pts.

Greg Biffle                             (#16)        4

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        4

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        3

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                              Car #       Pts.

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        4

Jimmie Johnson                    (#48)        3

Tony Stewart                         (#20)        2


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 20
Unofficial Race Results for the Pennsylvania 500 - Sunday, July 23, 2006
Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, Pa. - 2.5 Mile Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 200 Laps - 500.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, July 23, 2006 @ 06:27 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 1 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Kinko's Chevrolet 200 190 10 $230,100 Running 5 151
2 7 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 200 175 5 $182,758 Running 1 4
3 5 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 200 170 5 $175,961 Running 1 3
4 4 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 200 160 $117,850 Running
5 12 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 200 155 $134,436 Running
6 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 200 150 $133,661 Running
7 13 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 200 146 $132,461 Running
8 27 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 200 147 5 $122,561 Running 1 2
9 6 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 200 143 5 $105,720 Running 1 23
10 17 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 200 134 $105,383 Running
11 21 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 200 130 $110,700 Running
12 8 5 Kyle Busch CARQUEST Chevrolet 200 127 $86,275 Running
13 29 7 Robby Gordon Menards/MAPEI Chevrolet 200 124 $74,725 Running
14 11 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 200 121 $113,316 Running
15 18 21 Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force Ford 200 123 5 $96,939 Running 1 1
16 24 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 200 115 $84,333 Running
17 10 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 200 112 $94,220 Running
18 2 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1/Alltel Dodge 200 114 5 $109,483 Running 2 12
19 30 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 200 106 $81,825 Running
20 28 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 200 103 $113,225 Running
21 19 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 200 100 $66,875 Running
22 9 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 200 97 $66,575 Running
23 31 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 200 94 $101,333 Running
24 20 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Subway Ford 200 91 $83,000 Running
25 37 44 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevrolet 200 88 $62,975 Running
26 23 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 200 85 $73,625 Running
27 40 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 200 82 $79,533 Running
28 38 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 200 84 5 $97,200 Running 1 3
29 42 40 David Stremme # Lone Star Steakhouse Dodge 199 76 $84,633 Running
30 35 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet 199 73 $74,372 Running
31 3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 199 70 $98,889 Running
32 25 38 Elliott Sadler Combos/M&M's Ford 199 72 5 $89,433 Running 1 1
33 36 90 Stephen Leicht citifinancial Ford 199 PE PE $62,275 Running
34 34 49 Kevin Lepage LoansDepot.com/Pocono Manor.com Dodge 199 61 $61,125 Running
35 32 66 Jeff Green Hass Automation/Best Buy Chevrolet 199 58 $68,975 Running
36 43 78 Jimmy Spencer Furniture Row Chevrolet 199 55 $60,750 Running
37 22 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 199 52 $90,566 Running
38 41 4 Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust Chevrolet 196 49 $60,450 Running
39 16 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 196 46 $80,125 Running
40 39 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 195 43 $60,175 Running
41 14 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniels Chevrolet 194 40 $68,035 Running
42 33 45 Kyle Petty Kyle Petty Charity Ride Dodge 117 37 $67,885 Accident
43 26 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 115 34 $95,088 Accident
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Denny Hamlin won his second Pocono race in a row and his second NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series career win. No one dropped to the rear prior to the green flag.
Failed to Qualify (4) Derrike Cope, #74; Stanton Barrett, #52; Greg Sacks, #34; Chad Chaffin, #61.
Time of Race 3 hours, 46 minutes, 12 seconds Average Speed 132.626 mph Margin of Victory 1.510 Seconds
Caution Flags 7 for 29 laps: Laps 22-24 (Competition caution); 33-37 (#07, 20 & 99 accident frontstretch); 67-71 (#45 hit the wall in turn 1); 77-79 (Debris on the frontstretch); 89-92 (#8 hit the wall on Long Pond straight); 151-155 (Debris in the short-shoot); 181-184 (Debris in the short-shoot).
Lead Changes 13 among 9 drivers: D. Hamlin 1-33; R. Newman 34-44; J. Burton 45-67; E. Sadler 68; J. Gordon 69-71; R. Newman 72; D. Hamlin 73-89; D. Jarrett 90-92; D. Hamlin 93-151; K. Schrader 152; D. Hamlin 153-174; Ku. Busch 175-178; B. Labonte 179-180; D. Hamlin 181-200.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 2,939; (2) M. Kenseth 2,842; (3) J. Burton 2,621; (4) Ky. Busch 2,582; (5) K. Harvick 2,563; (6) M. Martin 2,557; (7) K. Kahne 2,515; (8) D. Hamlin 2,514; (9) J. Gordon 2,512; (10) T. Stewart 2,477.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Denny Hamlin # (169.827 mph)
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Denny Hamlin #
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Jeff Gordon
EA Sports Move of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Kurt Busch
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Denny Hamlin #
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Mike Ford
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Denny Hamlin #
Sunoco Diamond Performance Denny Hamlin #
USG Improving the Finish Bobby Labonte
WIX Lap Leader Denny Hamlin #



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