Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 19, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 4

GOLDEN CORRAL 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Hampton, Ga.March 20, 2006

1.54-Mile Paved Oval

500.5 M – 325 LPurse: $4,848,913

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           1            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              325                    185           *      5         $197,664      Running

 2         11            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          325                    170                               127,800      Running

 3         26            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        325                    165                               138,841      Running

 4         12          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              325                    165           *      5           137,236      Running

 5         21          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               325                    160           *      5           154,961      Running

 6         14          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              325                    150                               121,761      Running

 7         22          15            Paul Menard                Menard’s Chevrolet                                           325                    146                                 78,625      Running

 8         32          45            Kyle Petty                    National Tire & Battery Dodge                           325                    142                               108,133      Running

 9         31          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           325                    138                               109,850      Running

10        15          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target/Fuji Films Dodge                                     325                    134                                 89,225      Running

11        29          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         325                    130                                 74,650      Running

12        17            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           325                    127                                 88,025      Running

13        27          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 325                    124                               118,616      Running

14        34          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               325                    121                               108,350      Running

15          5          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Husqvarna/Interstate Batteries Chevrolet         325                    118                               109,050      Running

16          8          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                           325                    125           *    10           104,175      Running

17        13          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         325                    112                                 99,020      Running

18          2          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       325                    114           *      5           115,033      Running

19        35            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  324                    106                                 92,608      Running

20        24          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     324                    108           *      5             85,158      Running

21        10          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    324                    100                               105,908      Running

22        43          96            Terry Labonte             DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      324                    102           *      5             67,850      Running

23        37          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               324                      94                                 80,200      Running

24        25          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie Ford                                              324                      91                                 98,164      Running

25          3          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              324                      93           *      5             97,870      Running

26        39          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           324                      85                                 90,033      Running

27        16          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniels Chevrolet                                      324                      82                                 78,060      Running

28        36            7            Robby Gordon             Harrah’s Chevrolet                                            324                      79                                 69,810      Running

29        28          38            Elliott Sadler                 Combos/M&M’s Ford                                         324                      76                                 97,433      Running

30        42            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  323                      73                                 69,900      Running

31          7          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Chevrolet                                   323                      75           *      5             70,125      Running

32        30          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               323                      67                                 75,797      Running

33        38          40    #      David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            322                      64                                 75,125      Running

34        33          14            Sterling Marlin              Waste Management Chevrolet                          322                      61                                 66,130      Running

35        23          61            Kevin Lepage              amp Energy Drink Ford                                      322                      63           *      5             66,190      Running

36        40          49    #      Brent Sherman            Serta Dodge                                                      322                      55                                 66,055      Running

37          9            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                321                      57           *      5             99,153      Running

38        19          23            Bill Lester                    Waste Management Dodge                               319                      PE                                 65,985      Running

39          6          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              313                      46                               102,876      Running

40        18          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             313                      43                                 85,700      Running

41        20          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              235                      40                                 95,846      Running

42        41          00            Hermie Sadler              Aaron’s Dream Machine Ford                           166                      37                                 65,815 Suspension

43          4          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                           56                      39                               103,725      Engine

*Prize money includes race winnings from the Gatorade Duel at Daytona.

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

Failed to qualify: (9) Mike Garvey #51; Stanton Barrett #95; Chad Chaffin #34; Derrike Cope #74; Kenny Wallace #78; Travis Kvapil #32; Mike Skinner #37; Greg Sacks #13; Chad Blount #92.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 45,000, Kasey Kahne won the rain-delayed Golden Corral 500, posting his second 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: #25 Brian Vickers (engine change); #49 Brent Sherman (back-up car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 28 minutes, 24 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 144.098 mph                      MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.928 seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (192.533 mph, 28.792 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart (No winner of bonus award for winning the race rolls over to $25,000 at Bristol.)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Tony Stewart

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Greg Biffle

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $20,000 at Bristol Motor Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Reed Sorenson

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Kyle Petty

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle (128 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 43 laps. 16-19 (Car #12-Spin, Turn 4); 43-47 (Car #5-Accident, Turn 4); 68-73 (Debris); 119-125 (Car #19-Accident, Turn 2); 166-169 (Debris); 189-197 (Debris); 221-224 (Car #07-Spin, Turn 2); 264-267 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 27 lead changes among 12 drivers. Kasey Kahne 1, Ryan Newman 2-3, Bobby Labonte 4-16, Kahne 17-19, Greg Biffle 20-43, Kurt Busch 44-63, Denny Hamlin 64-67, Kurt Busch 68, Kevin Lepage 69, Hamlin 70-73, Biffle 74, Hamlin 75-79, Biffle 80-118, Kurt Busch 119, Tony Stewart 120-141, Hamlin 142-144, Stewart 145-165, Jeff Burton 166, Michael Waltrip 167, Stewart 168-171, Biffle 172-188, Jeff Gordon 189, Terry Labonte 190-194, Stewart 195-197, Biffle 198-220, Kahne 221, Biffle 222-245, Kahne 246-325.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                 690         (2)

 2 –Kasey Kahne                    640         (1)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                     612         (1)

 4 –Mark Martin                        600         (0)

 5 –Casey Mears                     554         (0)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                       539         (0)

 7 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             534         (0)

 8 –Kyle Busch                        530         (0)

 9 –Dale Jarrett                        490         (0)

10–Clint Bowyer                     471         (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Clint Bowyer                                     43

J.J. Yeley                                          38

Denny Hamlin                                    35

Martin Truex Jr.                                35

Reed Sorenson                                31

David Stremme                                 27

Brent Sherman                                 25

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         2

Kyle Busch                    (#  5)         1

Tony Stewart                (#20)         1

 

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Greg Biffle                                         1

Jeff Burton                                        1

Kurt Busch                                        1

Kasey Kahne                                    1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)         2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         1

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         28        2

Ford                                 25        1

Dodge                              23        1

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                (#17)            1

Casey Mears                (#42)            1

Kyle Petty                     (#45)            1


BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES

MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Tony Stewart                (#20)         2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                        (#48)         46

Roush Yates                 (#17)         35

E. Elliott                          (#42)         30

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         1

Jeff Burton                    (#31)         1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)         2

Jeff Burton                    (#31)         1

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         2

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 4
Unofficial Race Results for the Golden Corral 500 - Monday, March 20, 2006
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, Ga. - 1.54 Mile Paved Banked
Total Race Length - 325 Laps - 500.500 Miles

Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Monday, March 20, 2006 @ 04:47 PM Eastern

 

Fin

Str

Car

Driver

Team

Laps

Pts

Bns

Award

Status

Ti.
Led

Lps
Led

1

1

9

Kasey Kahne

Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

325

185

5

$203,664

Running

4

85

2

11

6

Mark Martin

AAA Ford

325

170

 

$127,800

Running

 

 

3

26

8

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Budweiser Chevrolet

325

165

 

$138,841

Running

 

 

4

12

24

Jeff Gordon

DuPont Chevrolet

325

165

5

$137,236

Running

1

1

5

21

20

Tony Stewart

The Home Depot Chevrolet

325

160

5

$154,961

Running

4

50

6

14

48

Jimmie Johnson

Lowe's Chevrolet

325

150

 

$121,761

Running

 

 

7

22

15

Paul Menard

Menard's Chevrolet

325

146

 

$78,625

Running

 

 

8

32

45

Kyle Petty

National Tire & Battery Dodge

325

142

 

$108,133

Running

 

 

9

31

88

Dale Jarrett

UPS Ford

325

138

 

$109,850

Running

 

 

10

15

41

Reed Sorenson #

Target/Fuji films Dodge

325

134

 

$89,225

Running

 

 

11

29

10

Scott Riggs

Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge

325

130

 

$74,650

Running

 

 

12

17

5

Kyle Busch

Kellogg's Chevrolet

325

127

 

$88,025

Running

 

 

13

27

17

Matt Kenseth

DeWalt Power Tools Ford

325

124

 

$118,616

Running

 

 

14

34

26

Jamie McMurray

IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

325

121

 

$108,350

Running

 

 

15

5

18

J.J. Yeley #

Husqvarna/Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

325

118

 

$109,050

Running

 

 

16

8

16

Greg Biffle

National Guard/Subway Ford

325

125

10

$104,175

Running

6

128

17

13

01

Joe Nemechek

U.S. Army Chevrolet

325

112

 

$99,020

Running

 

 

18

2

12

Ryan Newman

Alltel Dodge

325

114

5

$115,033

Running

1

2

19

35

1

Martin Truex Jr. #

Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet

324

106

 

$92,608

Running

 

 

20

24

55

Michael Waltrip

NAPA Dodge

324

108

5

$85,158

Running

1

1

21

10

42

Casey Mears

Texaco/Havoline Dodge

324

100

 

$105,908

Running

 

 

22

43

96

Terry Labonte

DLP® HDTV Chevrolet

324

102

5

$67,850

Running

1

5

23

37

25

Brian Vickers

GMAC Chevrolet

324

94

 

$80,200

Running

 

 

24

25

21

Ken Schrader

Little Debbie Ford

324

91

 

$98,164

Running

 

 

25

3

31

Jeff Burton

Cingular Wireless Chevrolet

324

93

5

$97,870

Running

1

1

26

39

66

Jeff Green

Best Buy Chevrolet

324

85

 

$90,033

Running

 

 

27

16

07

Clint Bowyer #

Jack Daniels Chevrolet

324

82

 

$78,060

Running

 

 

28

36

7

Robby Gordon

Harrah's Chevrolet

324

79

 

$69,810

Running

 

 

29

28

38

Elliott Sadler

Combos/M&M's Ford

324

76

 

$97,433

Running

 

 

30

42

4

Scott Wimmer

AERO Exhaust Chevrolet

323

73

 

$69,900

Running

 

 

31

7

11

Denny Hamlin #

FedEx Ground Chevrolet

323

75

5

$70,125

Running

4

16

32

30

22

Dave Blaney

Caterpillar Dodge

323

67

 

$75,797

Running

 

 

33

38

40

David Stremme #

Coors Light Dodge

322

64

 

$75,125

Running

 

 

34

33

14

Sterling Marlin

Waste Management Chevrolet

322

61

 

$66,130

Running

 

 

35

23

61

Kevin Lepage

amp Energy Drink Ford

322

63

5

$66,190

Running

1

1

36

40

49

Brent Sherman #

Serta Dodge

322

55

 

$66,055

Running

 

 

37

9

2

Kurt Busch

Miller Lite Dodge

321

57

5

$99,153

Running

3

22

38

19

23

Bill Lester

Waste Management Dodge

319

PE

PE

$65,985

Running

 

 

39

6

29

Kevin Harvick

GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

313

46

 

$102,876

Running

 

 

40

18

99

Carl Edwards

Office Depot Ford

313

43

 

$85,700

Running

 

 

41

20

19

Jeremy Mayfield

Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

235

40

 

$95,846

Running

 

 

42

41

00

Hermie Sadler

Aaron's Dream Machine Ford

166

37

 

$65,815

Suspension

 

 

43

4

43

Bobby Labonte

Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge

56

39

5

$103,725

Engine

1

13

 

Race Comments

Before an estimated crowd of 45,000, Kasey Kahne won the rain-delayed Golden Corral 500, posting his second 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: #25 Vickers (engine change); #49 Sherman (backup car).

Failed to Qualify

(9) 51 Mike Garvey; #95 Stanton Barrett; #34 Chad Chaffin; #74 Derrike Cope; #78 Kenny Wallace; #32 Travis Kvapil; #37 Mike Skinner; #13 Greg Sacks; #92 Chad Blount.

Time of Race

3 hours, 28 minutes, 24 seconds

Average Speed

144.098 mph

Margin of Victory

1.928 Seconds

Caution Flags

8 for 43 laps: Laps 16-19 (#12 spun turn 4); 43-47 (#5 accident turn 4); 68-73 (Debris); 119-125 (#19 accident turn 2); 166-169 (Debris); 189-197 (Debris); 221-224 (#07 spun turn 2); 264-267 (Debris).

Lead Changes

27 among 12 drivers: K. Kahne 1; R. Newman 2-3; B. Labonte 4-16; K. Kahne 17-19; G. Biffle 20-43; K. Busch 44-63; D. Hamlin 64-67; K. Busch 68; K. Lepage 69; D. Hamlin 70-73; G. Biffle 74; D. Hamlin 75-79; G. Biffle 80-118; K. Busch 119; T. Stewart 120-141; D. Hamlin 142-144; T. Stewart 145-165; J. Burton 166; M. Waltrip 167; T. Stewart 168-171; G. Biffle 172-188; J. Gordon 189; T. Labonte 190-194; T. Stewart 195-197; G. Biffle 198-220; K. Kahne 221; G. Biffle 222-245; K. Kahne 246-325.

Top 10 Driver Points

(1) J. Johnson 690; (2) K. Kahne 640; (3) M. Kenseth 612; (4) M. Martin 600; (5) C. Mears 554; (6) J. Gordon 539; (7) D. Earnhardt Jr. 534; (8) K. Busch 530; (9) D. Jarrett 490; (10) C. Bowyer 471.

Top 5 Rookie Points

 

 

Bud Pole Award

Kasey Kahne (192.553 mph)

Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader

Tony Stewart

Raybestos Rookie of the Race

Reed Sorenson #

Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge

Tony Stewart

EA Sports Move of the Race

Kasey Kahne

Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Commit Lozenges Commit to Win

Kasey Kahne

Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap

Greg Biffle, #16 (186.975 mph, Lap 199)

Sunoco Diamond Performance

Kasey Kahne

USG Improving the Finish

Kyle Petty, #45 (24 Places)

WIX Lap Leader

Greg Biffle, #16 (128 Laps)




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