Darlington Raceway
May 13, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 11

DODGE CHARGER 500

DARLINGTON RACEWAY

 

Darlington, S.C. – May 13, 2006

1.366-Mile Oval

501 M – 367 LPurse: $5,400,769

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           9          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          367                    190           *    10         $290,175      Running

 2         12          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              367                    175           *      5           223,161      Running

 3         31          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Ford                                                      367                    170           *      5           205,291      Running

 4         25          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              367                    165           *      5           165,311      Running

 5         22            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        367                    155                               152,916      Running

 6           2          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel My Circle Dodge                                       367                    155           *      5           139,333      Running

 7         29            5            Kyle Busch                  CARQUEST Chevrolet                                       367                    151           *      5           120,625      Running

 8         17            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          367                    142                               105,625      Running

 9         20          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              367                    138                               115,320      Running

10          5          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 367                    134                                 97,900      Running

11        16          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    367                    130                                 94,375      Running

12        13          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               367                    127                               133,386      Running

13        24            7            Robby Gordon             Menards/Moen Chevrolet                                  367                    129           *      5             85,225      Running

14        39            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  367                    121                               108,408      Running

15        23          21            Ken Schrader              U.S. Air Force Ford                                           366                    118                               109,814      Running

16        36          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         366                    115                               106,995      Running

17        21          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    366                    112                               113,908      Running

18        40          45            Kyle Petty                    Tire Kingdom Dodge                                          366                    109                               103,133      Running

19        10            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                366                    106                               115,633      Running

20        42          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      366                    103                                 76,725      Running

21          1            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              366                    105           *      5           126,439      Running

22        11          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         366                      97                               113,136      Running

23          3          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniels Chevrolet                                      365                      94                                 84,400      Running

24        35          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           365                      96           *      5           106,750      Running

25          4          40    #      David Stremme            Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge                            365                      88                                 96,533      Running

26        26          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Boniva Chevrolet                                               365                      85                               107,775      Running

27        32          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               364                      87           *      5             84,158      Running

28        27          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Clubs and Resorts Chevrolet                    364                      79                                 81,322      Running

29          6          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       364                      76                                 99,483      Running

30        18          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      364                      73                                 71,400      Running

31        19          10            Scott Riggs                  Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge                         363                      70                                 68,150      Running

32        28          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           363                      67                                 75,975      Running

33        38            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  363                      64                                 68,750      Running

34        43          44            Terry Labonte             Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           361                      61                                 67,675      Running

35        37          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     359                      58                                 67,450      Running

36        41          49            Kevin Lepage              FreightLiner/Fire-Dex Dodge                             353                      55                                 67,300      Running

37        14          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              350                      52                               104,036      Running

38        30          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              346                      49                                 96,866      Running

39          7          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             281                      46                                 86,550      Engine

40        34          95            Stanton Barrett            theracespace.com Chevrolet                            255                      43                                 66,600      Engine

41          8          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               246                      40                                 74,475      Running

42        15          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             223                      37                               113,200      Engine

43        33          74            Derrike Cope               Royal Admin/Sundance Vacations Dodge          11                      34                                 66,577      Oil Pressure

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Chad Chaffin #61; Kenny Wallace #78; Carl Long #37; Chad Blount #34.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 75,000, Greg Biffle won the Dodge Charger 500, posting his 10th 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: #14 Marlin (engine change); #44 T. Labonte (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 42 minutes, 36 seconds                                              AVERAGE SPEED:  135.127 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .209-second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (169.013 mph, 29.096 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Matt Kenseth (No winner of bonus award for winning the race; rolls over to $20,000 at Charlotte. ++)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Kyle Busch

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Mike Ford #11

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Greg Biffle

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (162.813 mph, Lap 2)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $30,000 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Greg Biffle

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Matt Kenseth (28 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle (170 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 6 cautions for 24 laps. 28-31 (Car #25-Accident, Backstretch); 70-73 (Debris); 96-99 (Car #38 & 66-Accident, Turn 2); 151-154 (Car #20-Spin, Turn 4); 213-216 (Debris); 249-252 (Car #38-Spin, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 25 lead changes among 10 drivers. Kasey Kahne 1-29; Dave Blaney 30; Kahne 31-35; Greg Biffle 36-96; Kahne 97-103; Biffle 104-113; Matt Kenseth 114-115; Biffle 116-126; Kenseth 127-150; Ryan Newman 151; Dale Jarrett 152; Kenseth 153-190; Jimmie Johnson 191-212; Biffle 213; Johnson 214-248; Biffle 249; Johnson 250-264; Biffle 265-301; Johnson 302-307; Jeff Gordon 308; Johnson 309-311; J. Gordon 312-315; Ryan Newman 316; Kyle Busch 317; Robby Gordon 318; Biffle 319-367.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                  1686          (3)

 2 –Tony Stewart                       1593          (1)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                       1592          (1)

 4 –Mark Martin                          1487          (0)

 5 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                1460          (1)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                          1391          (0)

 7 –Kyle Busch                           1388          (0)

 8 –Kasey Kahne                       1379          (2)

 9 –Kevin Harvick                       1365          (1)

10–Jeff Burton                           1295          (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 119

Clint Bowyer                                    110

Martin Truex Jr.                                 96

J.J. Yeley                                          96

Reed Sorenson                                 93

David Stremme                                 77

Brent Sherman                                  39

 

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

Kyle Busch                     (#  5)        2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)        2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)        2

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Zipadelli               (#20)          3

Mike Ford                       (#11)          2

Kenny Francis                (#  9)          1

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kasey Kahne                                     3

Greg Biffle                                         2

Jeff Burton                                         1

Kurt Busch                                         1

Kyle Busch                                         1

Jimmie Johnson                                1

Elliott Sadler                                     1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          3

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          4

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          3

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          2

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         80        6

Ford                                 68        2

Dodge                              61        3

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)            2

Jeff Burton                     (#31)            2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            2


BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES

MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          7

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          6

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          5

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Roush Yates                   (#17)          84

Hendrick                         (#48)          82

Cronquist                       (#20)          64

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          4

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Mark Martin                    (#  6)          2

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          2

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 11
Unofficial Race Results for the Dodge Charger 500 - Saturday, May 13, 2006
Darlington Raceway - Darlington, S.C. - 1.366 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 367 Laps - 501.322 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Saturday, May 13, 2006 @ 11:18 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 9 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 367 190 10 $290,175 Running 7 170
2 12 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 367 175 5 $223,161 Running 2 5
3 31 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 367 170 5 $205,291 Running 3 64
4 25 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 367 165 5 $165,311 Running 5 81
5 22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 367 155 $152,916 Running
6 2 12 Ryan Newman Alltel My Circle Dodge 367 155 5 $139,333 Running 2 2
7 29 5 Kyle Busch CARQUEST Chevrolet 367 151 5 $120,625 Running 1 1
8 17 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 367 142 $105,625 Running
9 20 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 367 138 $115,320 Running
10 5 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Express Chevrolet 367 134 $97,900 Running
11 16 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 367 130 $94,375 Running
12 13 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 367 127 $133,386 Running
13 24 7 Robby Gordon Menards/Moen Chevrolet 367 129 5 $85,225 Running 1 1
14 39 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 367 121 $108,408 Running
15 23 21 Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force Ford 366 118 $109,814 Running
16 36 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 366 115 $106,995 Running
17 21 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 366 112 $113,908 Running
18 40 45 Kyle Petty Tire Kingdom Dodge 366 109 $103,133 Running
19 10 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 366 106 $115,633 Running
20 42 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 366 103 $76,725 Running
21 1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 366 105 5 $126,439 Running 3 41
22 11 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 366 97 $113,136 Running
23 3 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniels Chevrolet 365 94 $84,400 Running
24 35 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 365 96 5 $106,750 Running 1 1
25 4 40 David Stremme # Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge 365 88 $96,533 Running
26 26 18 J.J. Yeley # Boniva Chevrolet 365 85 $107,775 Running
27 32 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 364 87 5 $84,158 Running 1 1
28 27 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs and Resorts Chevrolet 364 79 $81,322 Running
29 6 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 364 76 $99,483 Running
30 18 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 364 73 $71,400 Running
31 19 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 363 70 $68,150 Running
32 28 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevrolet 363 67 $75,975 Running
33 38 4 Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust Chevrolet 363 64 $68,750 Running
34 43 44 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevrolet 361 61 $67,675 Running
35 37 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 359 58 $67,450 Running
36 41 49 Kevin Lepage FreightLiner/Fire-Dex Dodge 353 55 $67,300 Running
37 14 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 350 52 $104,036 Running
38 30 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 346 49 $96,866 Running
39 7 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 281 46 $86,550 Engine
40 34 95 Stanton Barrett theracepsace.com Chevrolet 255 43 $66,600 Engine
41 8 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 246 40 $74,475 Running
42 15 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 223 37 $113,200 Engine
43 33 74 Derrike Cope Royal Admin/Sundance Vacations Dodge 11 34 $66,577 Oil Pressure
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 75,000, Greg Biffle won the Dodge Charger 500, posting his 10th 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: #14 Marlin (engine change); #44 T. Labonte (engine change).
Failed to Qualify (4) Chad Chaffin, #61; Kenny Wallace, #78; Carl Long, #37; Chad Blount, #34.
Time of Race 3 hours, 42 minutes, 36 seconds Average Speed 135.127 mph Margin of Victory 0.209 Seconds
Caution Flags 6 for 24 laps: Laps 28-31 (#25 accident backstretch); 70-73 (Debris); 96-99 (#38,66 accident turn 2); 151-154 (#20 spun turn 4); 213-216 (Debris); 249-252 (#38 spun turn 1).
Lead Changes 25 among 10 drivers: K. Kahne 1-29; D. Blaney 30; K. Kahne 31-35; G. Biffle 36-96; K. Kahne 97-103; G. Biffle 104-113; M. Kenseth 114-115; G. Biffle 116-126; M. Kenseth 127-150; R. Newman 151; D. Jarrett 152; M. Kenseth 153-190; J. Johnson 191-212; G. Biffle 213; J. Johnson 214-248; G. Biffle 249; J. Johnson 250-264; G. Biffle 265-301; J. Johnson 302-307; J. Gordon 308; J. Johnson 309-311; J. Gordon 312-315; R. Newman 316; Ky. Busch 317; R. Gordon 318; G. Biffle 319-367.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 1,686; (2) T. Stewart 1,593; (3) M. Kenseth 1,592; (4) M. Martin 1,487; (5) D. Earnhardt Jr. 1,460; (6) J. Gordon 1,391; (7) Ky. Busch 1,388; (8) K. Kahne 1,379; (9) K. Harvick 1,365; (10) J. Burton 1,295.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Kasey Kahne (169.013 mph)
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Matt Kenseth
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Kyle Busch
EA Sports Move of the Race Greg Biffle
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Kasey Kahne
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Mike Ford, #20
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Kasey Kahne, #9 (162.813 mph, Lap 2)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Greg Biffle
USG Improving the Finish Matt Kenseth, #17 (28 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Greg Biffle, #16 (170 Laps)



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