Talladega Superspeedway
May 1, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 9

AARON’S 499

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Talladega, Ala.May 1, 2006

2.66-Mile Oval

500 M – 188 LPurse: $5,901,372

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         16          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              188                    185           *      5         $326,061      Running

 2           2          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               188                    175           *      5           260,136      Running

 3         33          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               188                    170           *      5           172,300      Running

 4         40          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              188                    160                               176,745      Running

 5           8          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               188                    160           *      5           168,600      Running

 6         12          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Ford                                                      188                    155           *      5           159,841      Running

 7           5            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                188                    151           *      5           143,233      Running

 8           3          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             188                    147           *      5           118,975      Running

 9         32          10            Scott Riggs                  Stanley Tools/Vavoline Dodge                          188                    138                                 97,975      Running

10        19            7            Robby Gordon             Menards Chevrolet                                            188                    139           *      5           103,350      Running

11        11          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    GSK Asthamacontrol.com Chevrolet                188                    135           *      5           131,075      Running

12          4          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           188                    132           *      5           125,875      Running

13        36          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              188                    129           *      5           124,816      Running

14        39          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           188                    126           *      5           117,808      Running

15        14          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Pepsi Chevrolet                                     188                    128           *    10           151,311      Running

16          1          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       188                    120           *      5           138,983      Running

17        29          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      188                    112                                 84,675      Running

18        28          45            Kyle Petty                    Schwan’s Home Service Dodge                       188                    109                               111,883      Running

19        26          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      188                    106                               101,083      Running

20        25          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    188                    108           *      5           123,083      Running

21        43            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  188                    105           *      5             85,350      Running

22        30          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Chevrolet                                    187                    102           *      5             84,625      Running

23        42          29            Kevin Harvick              Reese’s Chevrolet                                             187                      94                               121,811      Running

24        38          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               183                      96           *      5             94,858      Running

25        21          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     179                      93           *      5             92,447      Accident

26        41          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target/Breast Cancer Research Foun. Dodge    177                      85                                 89,825      Accident

27          6          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         173                      87           *      5           107,620      Accident

28        23          61            Kevin Lepage              State Water Heaters Ford                                 173                      84           *      5             80,225      Accident

29        31          43            Bobby Labonte            STP/Cheerios Dodge                                         163                      76                               114,461      Engine

30        34          34            Chad Chaffin               Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet                    152                      73                                 77,825      Running

31        27            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        151                      75           *      5           112,166      Engine

32        13            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           150                      67                                 95,025      Running

33        18          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       106                      64                               122,308      Running

34        17          40    #      David Stremme            Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge                            106                      61                                 85,725      Running

35        10            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          101                      58                                 94,650      Running

36        20            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                    97                      55                                 84,500      Accident

37          9          14            Sterling Marlin              Waste Management Chevrolet                            91                      52                                 76,325      Accident

38          7          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                             45                      49                                 96,175      Engine

39        37            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                                17                      46                               112,989      Accident

40        15          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniels Chevrolet                                        16                      43                                 83,525      Accident

41        22          27            Kirk Shelmerdine         Shelmerdine Racing Chevrolet                              9                      40                                 75,325      Accident

42        35          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie Ford                                                  8                      37                               102,364      Accident

43        24          00            Hermie Sadler              Aaron’s Dream Machine Ford                               8                      PE                                 75,308      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (6) Morgan Shepherd #89; Stanton Barrett #95; Mike Wallace #09; Chad Blount #92; Brent Sherman #49; Kenny Wallace #78.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 135,000 (155,000 originally), Jimmie Johnson won the rain-postponed Aaron’s 499, posting his 21st 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: #17 Kenseth (unapproved impound adjustment).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 30 minutes                                                     AVERAGE SPEED: 142.880 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY: .120-second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Elliott Sadler (188.511 mph, 50.798 secs.)

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

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Elliott Sadler

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Elliott Sadler

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Greg Zipadelli #20

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Matt Kenseth (195.411 mph, Lap 38)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  Jimmie Johnson ($60,000++)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  J.J. Yeley

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Jeff Burton (36 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (62 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 34 laps. 10-15 (Car #00, 1, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 21, 29, 34, 40, 41 & 43-Accident, Turn 3); 40-42 (Debris); 89-92 (Car #8-Accident, Turn 3); 111-114 (Debris); 128-130 (Car #14-Spin, Frontstretch); 153-156 (Car #8-Accident, Turn 4); 166-169 (Oil on track); 174-179 (Car #01, 12, 22, 32, 41, 55 & 61-Accident, Frontstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 56 lead changes among 22 drivers. Elliott Sadler 1-2, Tony Stewart 3-6, Jamie McMurray 7, Jeff Gordon 8-9, Jeff Green 10, Jeremy Mayfield 11, Dale Jarrett 12, Joe Nemechek 13-17, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 18-19, Brian Vickers 20, Earnhardt Jr. 21-24, Kurt Busch 25, McMurray 26-34, Matt Kenseth 35-39, Scott Wimmer 40, Kenseth 41-43, Sadler 44-47, Casey Mears 48-49, Carl Edwards 50-53, J. Gordon 54-59, Edwards 60, J. Gordon 61-70, Earnhardt Jr. 71-72, Edwards 73-74, Kenseth 75-84, Sadler 85, Vickers 86-87, J. Gordon 88, Robby Gordon 89, Michael Waltrip 90, J. Gordon 91-101, Sadler 102-103, J. Gordon 104-110, Denny Hamlin 111, J. Gordon 112-115, Sadler 116, J. Gordon 117-122, Jimmie Johnson 123-124, Sadler 125-127, J.J. Yeley, 128, Kenseth 129-132, J. Gordon 133-135, Kenseth 136, Sadler 137-146, J. Gordon 147-152, Dave Blaney 153, Kevin Lepage 154, J. Gordon 155-157, Ku. Busch 158-165, McMurray 166-172, Tony Stewart 173-179, J. Gordon 180, Vickers 181-183, McMurray 184, J. Gordon 185-186, Vickers 187, Johnson 188.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                  1394          (3)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                       1373          (1)

 3 –Tony Stewart                       1316          (1)

 4 –Kasey Kahne                       1213          (2)

 5 –Mark Martin                          1210          (0)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                          1173          (0)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                       1138          (1)

 8 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                1120          (0)

 9 –Kyle Busch                           1077          (0)

10–Dale Jarrett                          1066          (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Clint Bowyer                                      91

Denny Hamlin                                   87

Martin Truex Jr.                                 81

J.J. Yeley                                          81

Reed Sorenson                                 75

David Stremme                                 63

Brent Sherman                                  39

 

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

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Zipadelli               (#20)          3

Kenny Francis                (#  9)          1

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kasey Kahne                                     2

Greg Biffle                                         1

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)          3

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          3

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          2

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          2

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         65        5

Dodge                              53        3

Ford                                 53        1

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)            2

Jeff Burton                     (#31)            2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)            1


BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES

MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          7

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          4

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          2

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Roush Yates                   (#17)          71

Hendrick                         (#48)          70

Cronquist                       (#20)          60

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          4

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          3

Mark Martin                    (#  6)          1

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          2

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          1




UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Tuesday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 9
Unofficial Race Results for the Aaron's 499 - Monday, May 1, 2006
Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, Ala. - 2.66 Mile High-Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 188 Laps - 500.080 Miles

Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Monday, May 1, 2006 @ 04:56 PM Eastern

 

Fin

Str

Car

Driver

Team

Laps

Pts

Bns

Award

Status

Ti.
Led

Lps
Led

1

16

48

Jimmie Johnson

Lowe's Chevrolet

188

185

5

$326,061

Running

2

3

2

2

20

Tony Stewart

The Home Depot Chevrolet

188

175

5

$260,136

Running

2

11

3

33

25

Brian Vickers

GMAC Chevrolet

188

170

5

$172,300

Running

4

7

4

40

31

Jeff Burton

Cingular Wireless Chevrolet

188

160

 

$176,745

Running

 

 

5

8

26

Jamie McMurray

IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford

188

160

5

$168,600

Running

4

18

6

12

17

Matt Kenseth

DeWalt Ford

188

155

5

$159,841

Running

5

23

7

5

2

Kurt Busch

Miller Lite Dodge

188

151

5

$143,233

Running

2

9

8

3

99

Carl Edwards

Office Depot Ford

188

147

5

$118,975

Running

3

7

9

32

10

Scott Riggs

Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge

188

138

 

$97,975

Running

 

 

10

19

7

Robby Gordon

Menards Chevrolet

188

139

5

$103,350

Running

1

1

11

11

18

J.J. Yeley #

GSK Asthamacontrol.com Chevrolet

188

135

5

$131,075

Running

1

1

12

4

88

Dale Jarrett

UPS Ford

188

132

5

$125,875

Running

1

1

13

36

19

Jeremy Mayfield

Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

188

129

5

$124,816

Running

1

1

14

39

66

Jeff Green

Best Buy Chevrolet

188

126

5

$117,808

Running

1

1

15

14

24

Jeff Gordon

DuPont/Pepsi Chevrolet

188

128

10

$151,311

Running

13

62

16

1

38

Elliott Sadler

M&M's Ford

188

120

5

$138,983

Running

7

23

17

29

96

Tony Raines

DLP® HDTV Chevrolet

188

112

 

$84,675

Running

 

 

18

28

45

Kyle Petty

Schwan's Home Service Dodge

188

109

 

$111,883

Running

 

 

19

26

32

Travis Kvapil

Tide/Downy Chevrolet

188

106

 

$101,083

Running

 

 

20

25

42

Casey Mears

Texaco/Havoline Dodge

188

108

5

$123,083

Running

1

2

21

43

4

Scott Wimmer

AERO Exhaust Chevrolet

188

105

5

$85,350

Running

1

1

22

30

11

Denny Hamlin #

FedEx Freight Chevrolet

187

102

5

$84,625

Running

1

1

23

42

29

Kevin Harvick

Reece’s Chevrolet

187

94

 

$121,811

Running

 

 

24

38

22

Dave Blaney

Caterpillar Dodge

183

96

5

$94,858

Running

1

1

25

21

55

Michael Waltrip

NAPA Dodge

179

93

5

$92,447

Accident

1

1

26

41

41

Reed Sorenson #

Target/Breast Cancer Research Fndtn. Dodg

177

85

 

$89,825

Accident

 

 

27

6

01

Joe Nemechek

U.S. Army Chevrolet

173

87

5

$107,620

Accident

1

5

28

23

61

Kevin Lepage

State Water Heaters Ford

173

84

5

$80,225

Accident

1

1

29

31

43

Bobby Labonte

STP/Cheerios Dodge

163

76

 

$114,461

Engine

 

 

30

34

34

Chad Chaffin

TBA Chevrolet

152

73

 

$77,825

Running

 

 

31

27

8

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Budweiser Chevrolet

151

75

5

$112,166

Engine

3

8

32

13

5

Kyle Busch

Kellogg's Chevrolet

150

67

 

$95,025

Running

 

 

33

18

12

Ryan Newman

Alltel Dodge

106

64

 

$122,308

Running

 

 

34

17

40

David Stremme #

Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge

106

61

 

$85,725

Running

 

 

35

10

6

Mark Martin

AAA Ford

101

58

 

$94,650

Running

 

 

36

20

1

Martin Truex Jr. #

Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet

97

55

 

$84,500

Accident

 

 

37

9

14

Sterling Marlin

Waste Management Chevrolet

91

52

 

$76,325

Accident

 

 

38

7

16

Greg Biffle

National Guard/Subway Ford

45

49

 

$96,175

Engine

 

 

39

37

9

Kasey Kahne

Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge

17

46

 

$112,989

Accident

 

 

40

15

07

Clint Bowyer #

Jack Daniels Chevrolet

16

43

 

$83,525

Accident

 

 

41

22

27

Kirk Shelmerdine

TBA Chevrolet

9

40

 

$75,325

Accident

 

 

42

35

21

Ken Schrader

Little Debbie Ford

8

37

 

$102,364

Accident

 

 

43

24

00

Hermie Sadler

Aaron's Dream Machine Ford

8

34

 

$75,308

Accident

 

 

 

Race Comments

Before an estimated crowd of 135,000 (155,000 originally), Jimmie Johnson won the rain-postponed Aaron's 499, posting his 21st 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: #17 Kenseth (unapproved impound adjustment).

Failed to Qualify

(6) Morgan Shepherd, #89; Stanton Barrett, #95; Mike Wallace, #09; Chad Blount, #92; Brent Sherman #, #49; Kenny Wallace, #78.

Time of Race

3 hours, 30 minutes, 00 seconds

Average Speed

142.880 mph

Margin of Victory

0.120 Seconds

Caution Flags

8 for 34 laps: Laps 10-15 (#00,1,5,6,9,12,14,21,29,34,40,41,43 accident turn 3); 40-42 (Debris); 89-92 (#8 accident turn 3); 111-114 (Debris); 128-130 (#14 spun frontstretch); 153-156 (#8 accident turn 4); 166-169 (Oil on track); 174-179 (#01,12,22,32,41,55,61 accident frontstretch).

Lead Changes

56 among 22 drivers: E. Sadler 1-2; T. Stewart 3-6; J. McMurray 7; J. Gordon 8-9; J. Green 10; J. Mayfield 11; D. Jarrett 12; J. Nemechek 13-17; D. Earnhardt Jr. 18-19; B. Vickers 20; D. Earnhardt Jr. 21-24; Ku. Busch 25; J. McMurray 26-34; M. Kenseth 35-39; S. Wimmer 40; M. Kenseth 41-43; E. Sadler 44-47; C. Mears 48-49; C. Edwards 50-53; J. Gordon 54-59; C. Edwards 60; J. Gordon 61-70; D. Earnhardt Jr. 71-72; C. Edwards 73-74; M. Kenseth 75-84; E. Sadler 85; B. Vickers 86-87; J. Gordon 88; R. Gordon 89; M. Waltrip 90; J. Gordon 91-101; E. Sadler 102-103; J. Gordon 104-110; D. Hamlin 111; J. Gordon 112-115; E. Sadler 116; J. Gordon 117-122; J. Johnson 123-124; E. Sadler 125-127; J. Yeley 128; M. Kenseth 129-132; J. Gordon 133-135; M. Kenseth 136; E. Sadler 137-146; J. Gordon 147-152; D. Blaney 153; K. Lepage 154; J. Gordon 155-157; Ku. Busch 158-165; J. McMurray 166-172; T. Stewart 173-179; J. Gordon 180; B. Vickers 181-183; J. McMurray 184; J. Gordon 185-186; B. Vickers 187; J. Johnson 188.

Top 10 Driver Points

(1) J. Johnson 1,394; (2) M. Kenseth 1,373; (3) T. Stewart 1,316; (4) K. Kahne 1,213; (5) M. Martin 1,210; (6) J. Gordon 1,173; (7) K. Harvick 1,138; (8) D. Earnhardt Jr. 1,120; (9) Ky. Busch 1,077; (10) D. Jarrett 1,066.

Top 5 Rookie Points

 

 

Bud Pole Award

Elliott Sadler (188.511 mph)

NEXTEL Leader Bonus

Jimmie Johnson

Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader

Jeff Gordon

Raybestos Rookie of the Race

J.J. Yeley #

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

Elliott Sadler

EA Sports Move of the Race

Jimmie Johnson

Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race

Jeff Burton

Commit Lozenges Commit to Win

Elliott Sadler

DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race

Tony Stewart

Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap

Matt Kenseth, #17 (195.411 mph, Lap 38)

Sunoco Diamond Performance

Jimmie Johnson

USG Improving the Finish

Jeff Burton, #31 (36 Places)

WIX Lap Leader

Jeff Gordon, #24 (62 Laps)




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