Chicagoland Speedway
July 9, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 18

USG SHEETROCK 400

CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

 

Joliet, Ill.July 9, 2006

1.5-Mile Oval

400 M – 267 LPurse: $5,934,007

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         13          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              270                    185           *      5         $327,761      Running

 2           1          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              270                    175           *      5           250,220      Running

 3         23            5            Kyle Busch                  CARQUEST Chevrolet                                       270                    170           *      5           178,075      Running

 4           4          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              270                    165           *      5           184,586      Running

 5         25            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        270                    160           *      5           164,591      Running

 6           5          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              270                    150                               154,286      Running

 7         18          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    270                    151           *      5           116,525      Running

 8         19            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                270                    142                               138,958      Running

 9         38          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniels Chevrolet                                      270                    138                               114,425      Running

10        10          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    VESIcare/GSK Chevrolet                                  270                    134                               138,475      Running

11        27          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                           270                    130                               113,000      Running

12          6          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios Most Popular Driver Dodge                270                    132           *      5           132,136      Running

13          2          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               270                    124                               101,350      Running

14          7          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Kinko’s Chevrolet                                   270                    121                                 91,525      Running

15        14          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         270                    118                                 91,325      Running

16        29            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  270                    115                               116,283      Running

17        15          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               270                    112                               106,233      Running

18          9            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          270                    114           *      5           103,325      Running

19        30            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Chevrolet                                           270                    106                                 88,125      Running

20        21          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             270                    103                               106,725      Running

21        20          40    #      David Stremme            Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge                            270                    100                               108,983      Running

22          8          17            Matt Kenseth               USG/DeWalt Ford                                              270                    107           *    10           139,666      Running

23          3            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              270                      94                               120,489      Running

24        16          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              270                      91                               114,916      Running

25        11          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    270                      88                               118,783      Running

26        31          14            Sterling Marlin              Waste Management Chevrolet                          269                      85                                 95,158      Running

27        22          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           269                      82                               100,447      Running

28        33          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            269                      79                                 89,800      Running

29        32          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       269                      76                               107,008      Running

30        36          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     269                      73                                 79,350      Running

31        41          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           269                      70                               110,725      Running

32        34          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               269                      72           *      5           132,386      Running

33        17          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         268                      64                               105,545      Running

34        28            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  268                      61                                 78,050      Running

35        24          00            Bill Elliott                       Burger King Chevrolet                                       268                      58                                 77,850      Running

36        12          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1/Alltel Dodge                                           268                      55                               123,058      Running

37        43          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      268                      52                                 77,425      Running

38        37          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   268                      49                                 77,225      Running

39        42          26            Jamie McMurray          Lenox Industrial Tools Ford                               268                      46                               123,850      Running

40        39          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      267                      43                                 76,805      Running

41        35          06            Todd Kluever               Post-it/3M Ford                                                  267                      40                                 76,605      Running

42        40          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie Ford                                              266                      37                               103,644      Running

43        26          44            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           167                      34                                 76,551      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (7) Paul Menard #15; Kevin Lepage #49; Chad Blount #61; Brent Sherman #04; Mike Garvey #51; Derrike Cope #74; Carl Long #34.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 80,000, Jeff Gordon won the USG Sheetrock 400, posting his 75th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #00 Elliott (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 3 minutes, 59 seconds                                        AVERAGE SPEED:  132.077 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .461 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Jeff Burton (181.647 mph, 29.728 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No winner of bonus for winning the race; rolls over to $10,000 at New Hampshire.++)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Kevin Harvick

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Jeff Burton

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Scott Miller (crew chief for Jeff Burton)

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Matt Kenseth (174.791 mph, Lap 239)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Jeff Burton

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $100,000 at New Hampshire Int’l Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Reed Sorenson

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Clint Bowyer (29 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Matt Kenseth (112 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 34 laps. 69-72 (Debris); 140-145 (Debris); 172-175 (Oil on track); 200-204 (Car #96-Spin, Backstretch); 217-220 (Car #38-Spin, Backstretch); 229-232 (Car #55-Accident, Turn 2); 235-237 (Car #42-Accident, Turn 2); 265-268 (Car #17-Spin, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 18 lead changes among 10 drivers. Jeff Burton 1-59, Kyle Busch 60-61, Jeff Gordon 62-69, Kevin Harvick 70-108, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 109-124, J. Gordon 125-128, Burton 129, Matt Kenseth 130, Tony Stewart 131, Earnhardt 132-142, Reed Sorenson 143-148, Kenseth 149-171, Harvick 172, Mark Martin 173, Kenseth 174-199, J. Gordon 200, Bobby Labonte 201, Kenseth 202-263, J. Gordon 264-270.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                  2651          (3)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                       2600          (2)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                2394          (1)

 4 –Jeff Burton                           2327          (0)

 5 –Kasey Kahne                       2303          (4)

 6 –Mark Martin                          2291          (0)

 7 –Tony Stewart                       2274          (2)

 8 –Kyle Busch                           2265          (0)

 9–Kevin Harvick                        2253          (1)

10–Jeff Gordon                          2219          (2)

 

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

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        4

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        3

Kevin Harvick                     (#29)        2

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                   (#20)        4

Mike Ford                           (#11)        3

Ken Francis                        (#  9)        3

 

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kasey Kahne     4      Jimmie Johnson    1

Greg Biffle         2      Ryan Newman       1

Jeff Burton         2      Scott Riggs            1

Kurt Busch         2      Elliott Sadler         1

Kyle Busch         1      Boris Said              1

Denny Hamlin    1

 


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                                 202

Clint Bowyer                                    178

Reed Sorenson                               166

Martin Truex Jr.                               153

J.J. Yeley                                        149

David Stremme                               121

Brent Sherman                                  41

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          5

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)          3

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                      Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                       132        10

Dodge                            107          5

Ford                               103          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

Tony Stewart                         (#20)        2

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                              Car #       Pts.

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        4

Jimmie Johnson                    (#48)        3

Jeff Gordon                            (#24)        2


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 18
Unofficial Race Results for the USG Sheetrock 400 - Sunday, July 9, 2006
Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet, Ill. - 1.5 Mile Banked Asphalt
Total Race Length - 270 Laps - 405.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, July 9, 2006 @ 07:47 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 13 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 270 185 5 $327,761 Running 4 20
2 1 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 270 175 5 $250,220 Running 2 60
3 23 5 Kyle Busch CARQUEST Chevy 270 170 5 $178,075 Running 1 2
4 4 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevy 270 165 5 $184,586 Running 2 40
5 25 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 270 160 5 $164,591 Running 2 27
6 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 270 150 $154,286 Running
7 18 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 270 151 5 $116,525 Running 1 6
8 19 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 270 142 $138,958 Running
9 38 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniels Chevy 270 138 $114,425 Running
10 10 18 J.J. Yeley # VESIcare/GSK Chevy 270 134 $138,475 Running
11 27 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Subway Ford 270 130 $113,000 Running
12 6 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios Most Popular Driver Dodge 270 132 5 $132,136 Running 1 1
13 2 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevy 270 124 $101,350 Running
14 7 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Kinko's Chevy 270 121 $91,525 Running
15 14 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 270 118 $91,325 Running
16 29 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 270 115 $116,283 Running
17 15 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 270 112 $106,233 Running
18 9 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 270 114 5 $103,325 Running 1 1
19 30 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevy 270 106 $88,125 Running
20 21 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 270 103 $106,725 Running
21 20 40 David Stremme # Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge 270 100 $108,983 Running
22 8 17 Matt Kenseth USG/DeWalt Ford 270 107 10 $139,666 Running 4 112
23 3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 270 94 $120,489 Running
24 16 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 270 91 $114,916 Running
25 11 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 270 88 $118,783 Running
26 31 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevy 269 85 $95,158 Running
27 22 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 269 82 $100,447 Running
28 33 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 269 79 $89,800 Running
29 32 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 269 76 $107,008 Running
30 36 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 269 73 $79,350 Running
31 41 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 269 70 $110,725 Running
32 34 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 269 72 5 $132,386 Running 1 1
33 17 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevy 268 64 $105,545 Running
34 28 4 Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust Chevy 268 61 $78,050 Running
35 24 00 Bill Elliott Burger King Chevy 268 58 $77,850 Running
36 12 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1/Alltel Dodge 268 55 $123,058 Running
37 43 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevy 268 52 $77,425 Running
38 37 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 268 49 $77,225 Running
39 42 26 Jamie McMurray Lenox Industrial Tools Ford 268 46 $123,850 Running
40 39 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 267 43 $76,805 Running
41 35 06 Todd Kluever Post-it/3M Ford 267 40 $76,605 Running
42 40 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Ford 266 37 $103,644 Running
43 26 44 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevy 167 34 $76,551 Engine
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 80,000, Jeff Gordon won the USG Sheetrock 400, posting his 75th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #00 Elliott (engine change).
Failed to Qualify (7) Paul Menard, #15; Kevin Lepage, #49; Chad Blount, #61; Brent Sherman #, #04; Mike Garvey, #51; Derrike Cope, #74; Carl Long, #34.
Time of Race 3 hours, 3 minutes, 59 seconds Average Speed 132.077 mph Margin of Victory 0.461 Seconds
Caution Flags 8 for 34 laps: Laps 69-72 (Debris); 140-145 (Debris); 172-175 (Oil on track); 200-204 (#96 spun backstretch); 217-220 (#38 spun backstretch); 229-232 (#55 accident turn 2); 235-237 (#42 accident turn 2); 265-268 (#17 spun turn 2).
Lead Changes 18 among 10 drivers: J. Burton 1-59; Ky. Busch 60-61; J. Gordon 62-69; K. Harvick 70-108; D. Earnhardt Jr. 109-124; J. Gordon 125-128; J. Burton 129; M. Kenseth 130; T. Stewart 131; D. Earnhardt Jr. 132-142; R. Sorenson 143-148; M. Kenseth 149-171; K. Harvick 172; M. Martin 173; M. Kenseth 174-199; J. Gordon 200; B. Labonte 201; M. Kenseth 202-263; J. Gordon 264-270.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 2,651; (2) M. Kenseth 2,600; (3) D. Earnhardt Jr. 2,394; (4) J. Burton 2,327; (5) K. Kahne 2,303; (6) M. Martin 2,291; (7) T. Stewart 2,274; (8) Ky. Busch 2,265; (9) K. Harvick 2,253; (10) J. Gordon 2,219.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Jeff Burton (181.647 mph)
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Reed Sorenson #
Checker's/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Kevin Harvick
EA Sports Move of the Race Jeff Gordon
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Jeff Burton
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Jeff Burton
DirecTV Crew Chief of the Race Jeff Burton
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Matt Kenseth, #17 (174.791 mph, Lap 239)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Jeff Gordon
USG Improving the Finish Clint Bowyer, #07 (29 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Matt Kenseth, #17 (112 Laps)



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