Lowe's Motor Speedway
May 28, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 12

COCA-COLA 600

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Charlotte, N.C. – May 28, 2006

1.5-Mile Oval

600 M – 400 LPurse: $6,432,681

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           9            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              400                    190           *    10         $428,114      Running

 2           3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              400                    175           *      5           288,236      Running

 3         22          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             400                    170           *      5           201,050      Running

 4         21            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          400                    165           *      5           166,100      Running

 5           6          17            Matt Kenseth               R+L Carriers/DeWalt Ford                                 400                    160           *      5           180,366      Running

 6         11          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              400                    155           *      5           154,520      Running

 7           7          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          400                    151           *      5           134,650      Running

 8         33          26            Jamie McMurray          Smirnoff Ice Ford                                              400                    142                               158,825      Running

 9           8          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Chevrolet                                    400                    143           *      5           111,000      Running

10        23          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    400                    134                               119,275      Running

11        34            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        400                    130                               140,071      Running

12        10          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           400                    132           *      5           131,033      Running

13          1          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools/”Cars” Dodge              400                    129           *      5           147,075      Running

14        36          15            Paul Menard                Menards Chevrolet                                            400                    121                                 95,525      Running

15          2          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              400                    118                               134,116      Running

16        41            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Black Chevrolet                                 400                    115                                 98,075      Running

17          5          43            Bobby Labonte            Go Gurt Dodge                                                  400                    117           *      5           134,646      Running

18        19          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         399                    109                               121,245      Running

19        15          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniels Country Cocktail Chevrolet           399                    106                               101,725      Running

20          4          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           399                    103                               132,575      Running

21        27            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  399                    100                               115,833      Running

22        31          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      399                    102           *      5           104,908      Running

23        30          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    398                      94                               124,933      Running

24        14          70            Johnny Sauter             Haas Automation Chevrolet                              398                      PE                                 85,750      Running

25        39          45            Kyle Petty                    My Coke Rewards Dodge                                 397                      88                               108,308      Running

26        40          21            Ken Schrader              United States Air Force Ford                            397                      85                               114,664      Running

27        38            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  397                      87           *      5             86,825      Running

28        16          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Clubs and Resorts Chevrolet                    396                      79                                 95,847      Running

29        35          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   396                      76                                 83,175      Running

30        26          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       396                      78           *      5           113,958      Running

31        25          40    #      David Stremme            Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge                            396                      70                                 90,900      Running

32        29          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               395                      67                                 82,775      Running

33        24          44            Terry Labonte             CARQUEST Chevrolet                                       393                      64                                 83,600      Running

34        12          29            Kevin Harvick              Reece’s Caramel Cup Chevrolet                       373                      61                               119,461      Running

35        18          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       369                      58                               127,808      Running

36        13          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              360                      60           *      5           133,111      Accident

37        17          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               331                      52                                 90,050      Running

38        28            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s/”Cars” Chevrolet                                313                      49                                 99,935      Accident

39        20            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                290                      46                               122,858      Running

40        42          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV/”Cars” Chevrolet                           264                      43                                 81,715      Engine

41        43          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     116                      45           *      5             81,605      Brakes

42        32          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                                 32                      37                               135,456      Accident

43        37          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                               0                      34                               113,817      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (9) Kevin Lepage #49; Hermie Sadler #00; Chad Chaffin #61; Michael Waltrip #55; Stanton Barrett #95; Mike Garvey #51; Chad Blount #34; Carl Long #37; Kirk Shelmerdine #27; Kertus Davis #72.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 175,000, Kasey Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600, posting his fourth NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and his third this season. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #7 Robby Gordon (engine change); #55 Michael Waltrip (driver change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 39 minutes, 25 seconds                                        AVERAGE SPEED:  128.840 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  2.114-seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Scott Riggs (187.865 mph, 28.744 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Kasey Kahne (Also gets $20,000 bonus for winning race. ++)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Scott Riggs

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Kenny Francis #9

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (181.898 mph, Lap 255)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Dover International Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Jamie McMurray (25 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (158 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 15 cautions for 67 laps. 2-4 (Car #88-Accident, Turn 3); 34-39 (Car #20-Accident, Turn 2); 49-52 (Car #12-Accident, Turn 4); 67-70 (Car #2-Accident, Turn 2); 93-96 (Debris); 113-115 (Car #15-Spin, Turn 4); 130-134 (Debris); 145-146 (Car #99-Accident, Turn 2); 161-165 (Car #25-Accident, Turn 4 ); 203-209 (Debris); 236-239 (Debris); 249-253 (Car #70-Accident, Turn 1); 306-309 (Debris); 314-320 (Car #5 & 42-Accident, Frontstretch); 364-367 (Car #24-Accident, Turn 4).

LAP LEADERS: 37 lead changes among 16 drivers. Scott Riggs 1-35, Elliott Sadler 36, Michael Waltrip 37, Riggs 38-49, Jeff Gordon 50-67, Travis Kvapil 68, Jimmie Johnson 69-92, Greg Biffle 93, Riggs 94-96, Jeff Green 97-109, Mark Martin 110, Green 111-113, Martin 114-130, Jeff Burton 131, Riggs 132-144, Biffle 145-161, Scott Wimmer 162, Denny Hamlin 163-180, Kasey Kahne 181-200, Hamlin 201-203, Biffle 204, Kahne 205-235, Biffle 236, Hamlin 237-240, Kahne 241-248, Riggs 249, Kahne 250-289, Riggs 290-291, Matt Kenseth 292, Kahne 293-305, Riggs 306, Burton 307-317, Bobby Labonte 318, Martin 319-320, Kahne 321-336, Riggs 337-359, Carl Edwards 360-370, Kahne 371-400.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                  1861          (3)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                       1752          (1)

 3 –Mark Martin                          1652          (0)

 4 –Tony Stewart                       1630          (1)

 5 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                1590          (1)

 6 –Kasey Kahne                       1569          (3)

 7 –Jeff Gordon                          1451          (0)

 8 –Jeff Burton                           1450          (0)

 9 –Kyle Busch                           1437          (0)

10–Kevin Harvick                       1426          (1)

 

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

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        3

Kyle Busch                         (#  5)        2

Elliott Sadler                     (#38)        2

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                   (#20)        3

Mike Ford                           (#11)        2

Kenny Francis                    (#  9)        2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Biffle                         (#16)        5

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        3

Kasey Kahne                     (#  9)        1

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kasey Kahne     3      Kyle Busch             1

Greg Biffle         2      Jimmie Johnson    1

Jeff Burton         1      Scott Riggs            1

Kurt Busch         1      Elliott Sadler         1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 132

Clint Bowyer                                    119

J.J. Yeley                                        104

Martin Truex Jr.                               103

Reed Sorenson                               103

David Stremme                                 83

Brent Sherman                                  39

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          4

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          2

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         86          6

Ford                                 72          2

Dodge                              70          4

 

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.

Hendrick                                 (#48)      97

Roush Yates                           (#17)      95

Roush Yates                           (#16)      71

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                                  Car #      Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        4

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        2

Mark Martin                            (#  6)        2

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                              Car #      Pts.

Greg Biffle                             (#16)        4

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        2

Scott Riggs                            (#10)        1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                              Car #       Pts.

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        3

Jimmie Johnson                    (#48)        3

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 12
Unofficial Race Results for the Coca-Cola 600 - Sunday, May 28, 2006
Lowe's Motor Speedway - Concord, N.C. - 1.5 Mile Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 400 Laps - 600.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, May 28, 2006 @ 11:07 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 400 190 10 $428,114 Running 7 158
2 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 400 175 5 $288,236 Running 1 24
3 22 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 400 170 5 $201,050 Running 1 11
4 21 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 400 165 5 $166,100 Running 3 20
5 6 17 Matt Kenseth R+L Carriers/DeWalt Ford 400 160 5 $180,366 Running 1 1
6 11 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 400 155 5 $154,520 Running 2 12
7 7 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 400 151 5 $134,650 Running 4 20
8 33 26 Jamie McMurray Smirnoff Ice Ford 400 142 $158,825 Running
9 8 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Freight Chevrolet 400 143 5 $111,000 Running 3 25
10 23 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 400 134 $119,275 Running
11 34 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 400 130 $140,071 Running
12 10 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevrolet 400 132 5 $131,033 Running 2 16
13 1 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools/"Cars" Dodge 400 129 5 $147,075 Running 8 90
14 36 15 Paul Menard Menards Chevrolet 400 121 $95,525 Running
15 2 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 400 118 $134,116 Running
16 41 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Black Chevrolet 400 115 $98,075 Running
17 5 43 Bobby Labonte Go Gurt Dodge 400 117 5 $134,646 Running 1 1
18 19 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 399 109 $121,245 Running
19 15 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniels Country Cocktail Chevrolet 399 106 $101,725 Running
20 4 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 399 103 $132,575 Running
21 27 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 399 100 $115,833 Running
22 31 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 399 102 5 $104,908 Running 1 1
23 30 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 398 94 $124,933 Running
24 14 70 Johnny Sauter Haas Automation Chevrolet 398 91 $85,750 Running
25 39 45 Kyle Petty My Coke Rewards Dodge 397 88 $108,308 Running
26 40 21 Ken Schrader United States Air Force Ford 397 85 $114,664 Running
27 38 4 Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust Chevrolet 397 87 5 $86,825 Running 1 1
28 16 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs ans Resorts Chevrolet 396 79 $95,847 Running
29 35 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 396 76 $83,175 Running
30 26 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 396 78 5 $113,958 Running 1 1
31 25 40 David Stremme # Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge 396 70 $90,900 Running
32 29 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 395 67 $82,775 Running
33 24 44 Terry Labonte CARQUEST Chevrolet 393 64 $83,600 Running
34 12 29 Kevin Harvick Reece's Caramel Cup Chevrolet 373 61 $119,461 Running
35 18 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 369 58 $127,808 Running
36 13 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 360 60 5 $133,111 Accident 1 18
37 17 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 331 52 $90,050 Running
38 28 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's /"Cars" Chevrolet 313 49 $99,935 Accident
39 20 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 290 46 $122,858 Running
40 42 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV/"Cars" Chevrolet 264 43 $81,715 Engine
41 43 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 116 45 5 $81,605 Brakes 1 1
42 32 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 32 37 $135,456 Accident
43 37 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 0 34 $113,817 Accident
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 175,000, Kasey Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600, posting his fourth NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and his third this season. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #7 R. Gordon (engine change); #55 Waltrip (driver change).
Failed to Qualify (9) Kevin Lepage, #49; Hermie Sadler, #00; Chad Chaffin, #61; Michael Waltrip, #55; Stanton Barrett, #95; Mike Garvey, #51; Chad Blount, #34; Carl Long, #37; Kirk Shelmerdine, #27.
Time of Race 4 hours, 39 minutes, 25 seconds Average Speed 128.840 mph Margin of Victory 2.114 Seconds
Caution Flags 15 for 66 laps: Laps 2-4 (#88 accident turn 3); 34-39 (#20 accident turn 2); 49-52 (#12 accident turn 4); 67-70 (#2 accident turn 2); 93-96 (Debris); 113-115 (#15 spun turn 4); 130-134 (Debris); 145-146 (#99 accident turn 2); 161-165 (#25 accident turn 4 ); 204-209 (Debris); 236-239 (Debris); 249-253 (#70 accident turn 1); 306-309 (Debris); 314-320 (#5,42 accident frontstretch); 364-367 (#24 accident turn 4).
Lead Changes 37 among 16 drivers: S. Riggs 1-35; E. Sadler 36; M. Waltrip 37; S. Riggs 38-49; J. Gordon 50-67; T. Kvapil 68; J. Johnson 69-92; G. Biffle 93; S. Riggs 94-96; J. Green 97-109; M. Martin 110; J. Green 111-113; M. Martin 114-130; J. Burton 131; S. Riggs 132-144; G. Biffle 145-161; S. Wimmer 162; D. Hamlin 163-180; K. Kahne 181-200; D. Hamlin 201-203; G. Biffle 204; K. Kahne 205-235; G. Biffle 236; D. Hamlin 237-240; K. Kahne 241-248; S. Riggs 249; K. Kahne 250-289; S. Riggs 290-291; M. Kenseth 292; K. Kahne 293-305; S. Riggs 306; J. Burton 307-317; B. Labonte 318; M. Martin 319-320; K. Kahne 321-336; S. Riggs 337-359; C. Edwards 360-370; K. Kahne 371-400.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 1,861; (2) M. Kenseth 1,752; (3) M. Martin 1,652; (4) T. Stewart 1,630; (5) D. Earnhardt Jr. 1,590; (6) K. Kahne 1,569; (7) J. Gordon 1,451; (8) J. Burton 1,450; (9) Ky. Busch 1,437; (10) K. Harvick 1,426.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Scott Riggs (187.865 mph)
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Kasey Kahne
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Jimmie Johnson
EA Sports Move of the Race Kasey Kahne
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Jeff Burton
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Scott Riggs
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race Ken Francis, CC #9
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Kasey Kahne, #9 (181.898 mph, Lap 255)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Kasey Kahne
USG Improving the Finish Jamie McMurray, #26 (25 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Kasey Kahne, #9 (158 Laps)



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