Richmond International Raceway
May 6, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 10

CROWN ROYAL 400

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 

Richmond, Va. – May 6, 2006

.75-Mile Oval

400 L – 300 MPurse: $4,931,502

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         10            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        400                    185           *      5         $239,166      Running

 2           7          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Kinko’s Chevrolet                                   400                    175           *      5           165,200      Running

 3           8          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              400                    175           *    10           169,386      Running

 4           1          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          400                    165           *      5           143,300      Running

 5         21            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           400                    160           *      5           113,600      Running

 6         18          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               400                    150                               139,661      Running

 7           9          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             400                    146                               100,100      Running

 8         14          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel My Circle Dodge                                       400                    142                               120,658      Running

 9         32          14            Sterling Marlin              Waste Management Chevrolet                          400                    138                                 96,783      Running

10        20          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Prilosec OTC Chevrolet                                     400                    134                                 91,025      Running

11          2            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          400                    135           *      5             94,525      Running

12          5          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              400                    127                               118,361      Running

13        37          38            Elliott Sadler                 M&M’s Ford                                                       400                    124                               106,808      Running

14        23          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         400                    121                                 69,250      Running

15        15          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              399                    118                                 98,270      Running

16        28          21            Ken Schrader              U.S. Air Force Ford                                           399                    115                                 97,564      Running

17          3          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    399                    112                               104,833      Running

18        25          66            Jeff Green                   Haas Chevrolet                                                 399                    109                                 93,363      Running

19        31          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             399                    106                               112,200      Running

20        19          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               399                    103                                 85,808      Running

21        26          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           399                    100                               100,675      Running

22        34          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           399                      97                               102,950      Running

23        24          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    399                      94                                 77,025      Running

24        35          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         399                      91                               104,761      Running

25        42          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   398                      88                                 64,875      Running

26        12          45            Kyle Petty                    Merchant’s Tire Dodge                                      398                      85                                 87,108      Running

27        36          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      398                      82                                 76,772      Running

28        17          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         398                      79                                 93,445      Running

29        13            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                397                      76                               105,008      Running

30        27          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      397                      73                                 64,300      Running

31        30          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     397                      70                                 66,175      Running

32        38          19            Jeremy Mayfield          Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              397                      67                                 93,541      Running

33        29          40    #      David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            397                      64                                 72,375      Running

34          6            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              396                      61                               100,514      Running

35        43          49            Mike Wallace               Fire-Dex Dodge                                                 395                      58                                 63,175      Running

36        33            4            Scott Wimmer              AERO Exhaust Chevrolet                                  389                      55                                 63,025      Running

37          4          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               387                      52                                 70,900      Accident

38        11          17            Matt Kenseth               DeWalt Power Tools Ford                                 351                      49                               109,016      Running

39        39            7            Robby Gordon             Menards Chevrolet                                            345                      46                                 62,650      Accident

40        16          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              286                      43                               110,861      Engine

41        22            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  285                      40                                 70,385      Engine

42        40          61            Kevin Lepage              Peak Performance Motorsports Dodge               89                      37                                 62,260      Engine

43        41          74            Derrike Cope               Sundance Vacations/Royal Admin Svcs Dodge   11                      34                                 62,473      Vibration

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Kertus Davis #89; Chad Chaffin #34; Stanton Barrett #95; Hermie Sadler #00.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 107,000, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Crown Royal 400, posting his 17th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following driver, under penalty, dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #88 Jarrett (unapproved impound adjustment).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 5 minutes, 27 seconds                                              AVERAGE SPEED:  97.061 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .572-second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Greg Biffle (127.395 mph, 21.194 secs.)

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

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Greg Biffle

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

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

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr.

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Mark Martin (124.734 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 $20,000 at Darlington Raceway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr.

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Elliott Sadler (24 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Greg Biffle (54 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 61 laps. 9-11 (Car #49-Spin, Backstretch); 21-23 (Car #4-Accident, Backstretch); 66-71 (Car #96-Spin, Frontstretch); 80-91 (Car #66 & 42-Spin, Frontstretch); 94-103 (Car #61-Accident, Turn 3); 186-190 (Car #99-Accident, Turn 4); 261-265 (Car #1-Spin, Frontstretch); 288-292 (Oil on track); 347-352 (Car #7-Accident, Turn 2); 387-390 (Car #10 & 25-Accident, Turn 3); 392-393 (Car #31-Accident, Backstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 12 lead changes among 6 drivers. Greg Biffle 1; Mark Martin 2; Biffle 3-49; Kevin Harvick 50-66; Biffle 67-72; Harvick 73-185; Dale Earnhardt Jr. 186; Harvick 187-260; Earnhardt 261; Harvick 262-329; Denny Hamlin 330-348; Kyle Busch 349-355; Earnhardt 356-400.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                  1521          (3)

 2 –Tony Stewart                       1466          (1)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                       1422          (1)

 4 –Mark Martin                          1345          (0)

 5 –Kevin Harvick                       1313          (1)

 6 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                1305          (1)

 7 –Kasey Kahne                       1274          (2)

 8 –Kyle Busch                           1237          (0)

 9 –Jeff Gordon                          1216          (0)

10–Casey Mears                        1168          (0)

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 107

Clint Bowyer                                    102

J.J. Yeley                                          90

Martin Truex Jr.                                 87

Reed Sorenson                                 83

David Stremme                                 70

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

Mike Ford                       (#11)          1

Kenny Francis                (#  9)          1

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Greg Biffle                                         2

Kasey Kahne                                     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)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          3

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          3

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          2

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         74        6

Ford                                 59        1

Dodge                              57        3

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)            2

Jeff Burton                     (#31)            2

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)            1


BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES

MID-RACE LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          7

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          5

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          4

 

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

Mark Martin                    (#  6)          2

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)          4

Mark Martin                    (#  6)          1

Elliott Sadler                 (#38)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 10
Unofficial Race Results for the Crown Royal 400 - Sunday, May 7, 2006
Richmond International Raceway - Richmond, Va. - 3/4 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 400 Laps - 300.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, May 7, 2006 @ 12:22 AM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 10 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 400 185 5 $239,166 Running 3 47
2 7 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Kinko's Chevrolet 400 175 5 $165,200 Running 1 19
3 8 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 400 175 10 $169,386 Running 4 272
4 1 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 400 165 5 $143,300 Running 3 54
5 21 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 400 160 5 $113,600 Running 1 7
6 18 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 400 150 $139,661 Running
7 9 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 400 146 $100,100 Running
8 14 12 Ryan Newman Alltel My Circle Dodge 400 142 $120,658 Running
9 32 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevrolet 400 138 $96,783 Running
10 20 07 Clint Bowyer # Prilosec OTC Chevrolet 400 134 $91,025 Running
11 2 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 400 135 5 $94,525 Running 1 1
12 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 400 127 $118,361 Running
13 37 38 Elliott Sadler M&M's Ford 400 124 $106,808 Running
14 23 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 400 121 $69,250 Running
15 15 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 399 118 $98,270 Running
16 28 21 Ken Schrader U.S. Air Force Ford 399 115 $97,564 Running
17 3 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 399 112 $104,833 Running
18 25 66 Jeff Green Haas Chevrolet 399 109 $93,363 Running
19 31 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 399 106 $112,200 Running
20 19 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 399 103 $85,808 Running
21 26 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 399 100 $100,675 Running
22 34 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 399 97 $102,950 Running
23 24 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 399 94 $77,025 Running
24 35 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 399 91 $104,761 Running
25 42 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 398 88 $64,875 Running
26 12 45 Kyle Petty Merchant's Tire Dodge 398 85 $87,108 Running
27 36 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 398 82 $76,772 Running
28 17 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 398 79 $93,445 Running
29 13 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 397 76 $105,008 Running
30 27 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 397 73 $64,300 Running
31 30 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 397 70 $66,175 Running
32 38 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 397 67 $93,541 Running
33 29 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 397 64 $72,375 Running
34 6 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 396 61 $100,514 Running
35 43 49 Mike Wallace Fire-Dex Dodge 395 58 $63,175 Running
36 33 4 Scott Wimmer AERO Exhaust Chevrolet 389 55 $63,025 Running
37 4 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 387 52 $70,900 Accident
38 11 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools Ford 351 49 $109,016 Running
39 39 7 Robby Gordon Menards Chevrolet 345 46 $62,650 Accident
40 16 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 286 43 $110,861 Engine
41 22 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 285 40 $70,385 Engine
42 40 61 Kevin Lepage TBA Dodge 89 37 $62,260 Engine
43 41 74 Derrike Cope Sundance Vacations/Royal Admin Svcs Dodge 11 34 $62,473 Vibration
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 107,000, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Crown Royal 400, posting his 17th 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: #88 Jarrett (unapproved impound adjustment).
Failed to Qualify (4) Kertus Davis, #89; Chad Chaffin, #34; Stanton Barrett, #95; Hermie Sadler, #00.
Time of Race 3 hours, 5 minutes, 27 seconds Average Speed 97.061 mph Margin of Victory 0.572 Seconds
Caution Flags 11 for 61 laps: Laps 9-11 (#49 spun bacstretch); 21-23 (#4 accident backstretch); 66-71 (#96 spun frontstretch); 80-91 (#66, 42 spun frontstretch); 94-103 (#61 accident turn 3); 186-190 (#99 accident turn 4); 261-265 (#1 spun frontstretch); 288-292 (Oil on track); 347-352 (#7 accident turn 2); 387-390 (#10,25 accident turn 3); 392-393 (#31 accident backstretch).
Lead Changes 12 among 6 drivers: G. Biffle 1; M. Martin 2; G. Biffle 3-49; K. Harvick 50-66; G. Biffle 67-72; K. Harvick 73-185; D. Earnhardt Jr. 186; K. Harvick 187-260; D. Earnhardt Jr. 261; K. Harvick 262-329; D. Hamlin 330-348; Ky. Busch 349-355; D. Earnhardt Jr. 356-400.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 1,521; (2) T. Stewart 1,466; (3) M. Kenseth 1,422; (4) M. Martin 1,345; (5) K. Harvick 1,313; (6) D. Earnhardt Jr. 1,305; (7) K. Kahne 1,274; (8) Ky. Busch 1,237; (9) J. Gordon 1,216; (10) C. Mears 1,168.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Greg Biffle (127.395 mph)
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Kevin Harvick
EA Sports Move of the Race Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Greg Biffle
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Mark Martin, #6 (124.734 mph, Lap 2)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Dale Earnhardt Jr.
USG Improving the Finish Elliott Sadler, #38 (24 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Greg Biffle, #16 (54 laps)



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