Phoenix International Raceway
November 12, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 35

            CHECKER AUTO PARTS 500 PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 

Phoenix, Ariz.Nov. 12, 2006

1-Mile Oval

500 K – 312 M – 312 LPurse: $4,892,924

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts         Pts                Won          Status

 1           2          29            Kevin Harvick              Reese’s Cookies Chevrolet                               312                    190         **    10         $245,761      Running

 2         29          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              312                    175           *      5           212,211      Running

 3         22          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Chevrolet                                   312                    165                               139,800      Running

 4           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              312                    165           *      5           165,061      Running

 5         12          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             312                    155                               120,425      Running

 6         21            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Insurance Ford                                         312                    155           *      5           104,725      Running

 7         11            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              312                    146                               118,239      Running

 8           8            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                312                    142                               116,083      Running

 9           4            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        312                    138                               115,041      Running

10        18          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              312                    134                               108,845      Running

11          3          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               312                    130                                 83,350      Running

12        26            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  312                    127                               100,608      Running

13        10          17            Matt Kenseth               USG Ford                                                          312                    129           *      5           114,941      Running

14        23          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               312                    121                               120,486      Running

15          7          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       312                    118                               110,533      Running

16        13          38            David Gilliland              M&M’s Ford                                                       312                    120           *      5             97,858      Running

17        16          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              312                    112                                 98,491      Running

18        36          40    #      David Stremme            Discount Tire Company Dodge                          312                    109                                 92,233      Running

19          5          01            Joe Nemechek             Principal Financial Chevrolet                             312                    106                                 94,120      Running

20        35          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Boniva/GSK Chevrolet                                      312                    103                               104,925      Running

21        41          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      312                    100                                 67,325      Running

22        42          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         312                      97                                 67,100      Running

23        31          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               312                      94                                 81,983      Running

24        32          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie Ford                                              312                      91                                 93,839      Running

25        34          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            312                      88                                 86,458      Running

26        17          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    312                      85                               100,333      Running

27        15          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         311                      82                               102,986      Running

28        24            4            Ward Burton                Lucas Oil Chevrolet                                           311                      79                                 65,425      Running

29        28          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    310                      76                                 70,800      Running

30        33          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      310                      73                                 72,722      Running

31        43          37            Bill Elliott                       R&J Racing Dodge                                            309                      70                                 62,550      Running

32        40            7            Robby Gordon             Harrah’s Chevrolet                                            307                      67                                 62,400      Running

33        20          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     306                      64                                 71,225      Oil Line

34          6          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Subway Ford                           306                      61                                 82,350      Running

35        39          61            Chad Chaffin               Oak Gloves Dodge                                            306                      58                                 62,025      Running

36        30          14            Sterling Marlin              Principal Financial Chevrolet                             303                      60           *      5             61,875      Running

37        25          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy/Haas Automation Chevrolet               298                      52                                 69,750      Accident

38          9            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           291                      49                                 79,625      Running

39        27          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           289                      46                                 93,575      Accident

40        14          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               272                      43                               108,175      Accident

41        38          49            Mike Bliss                    WhatsOnline.com Dodge                                   262                      40                                 61,210      Engine

42        19          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     234                      37                                 61,085      Engine

43        37          72            Brandon Whitt             Dutch Quality Stone Chevrolet                          123                      34                                 61,286      Rear End

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

Failed to qualify: (8) Jason Leffler #71; Todd Kluever #06; Morgan Shepherd #89; Brandon Ash #02; Kevin Lepage #34; Kenny Wallace #78; Derrike Cope #74; Jeremy Mayfield #09.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 106,000, Kevin Harvick won the Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil, posting his 10th 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: #7 R. Gordon (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 14 minutes, 44 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED:  96.131 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .250 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (134.464 mph, 26.773 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Denny Hamlin (No winner of bonus for winning the race; rolls over to $10,000 at Miami.++)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Kevin Harvick (215.554 seconds--total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Todd Berrier (crew chief for Kevin Harvick)

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kevin Harvick

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (130.487 mph, Lap 159)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kevin Harvick

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $80,000 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kevin Harvick

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (27 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (28 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 58 laps. 71-76 (Debris); 151-157 (Debris); 188-195 (Oil on track); 227-230 (Car #7 & 61-Accident, Turn 1); 253-257 (Oil on track); 265-271 (Car #49-Accident Backstretch); 274-281 (Car #5, 12, 26, 66 & 88-Accident, Turn 1); 292-296 (Car #14 & 88-Accident, Turn 4); 300-304 (Car #66-Accident, Turn 1); 307-309 (Car #42-Spin, Turn 2 [Red Flag - 307; 8:58]).

LAP LEADERS: 12 lead changes among 7 drivers. Jeff Gordon 1-3, Kevin Harvick 4-71, Matt Kenseth 72, Harvick 73-133, Jimmie Johnson 134-151, Sterling Marlin 152, Johnson 153-161, Harvick 162-254, David Gilliland 255, Mark Martin 256-259, Johnson 260, Martin 261-282, Harvick 283-312.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                 6,332          (5)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                      6,269          (4)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                      6,242          (5)

 4 –Denny Hamlin                     6,242          (2)

 5 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.               6,217          (1)

 6 –Jeff Gordon                         6,165          (2)

 7 –Jeff Burton                          6,107          (1)

 8 –Mark Martin                         6,059          (0)

 9 –Kasey Kahne                      6,013          (6)

10–Kyle Busch                          5,973          (1)

 

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

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        5

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        5

Kyle Busch                         (#  5)        4

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                   (#20)        5

Mike Ford                           (#11)        5

Todd Berrier                      (#29)        5

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 294

Clint Bowyer                                    234

Martin Truex Jr.                               198

Reed Sorenson                               197

J.J. Yeley                                        186

David Stremme                               162

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                      Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                       273        23

Dodge                            199          7

Ford                               193          5

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                          Car #     Pts.

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        7

Greg Biffle                         (#16)        5

Matt Kenseth                     (#17)        4

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)        10

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          9

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          8

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

Bobby Labonte              (#43)          4

Casey Mears                  (#42)          4

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #          Pts.

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)            6

Tony Stewart                 (#20)            5

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)            5


BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD      Car #        Pts.

Tony Stewart                         (#20)    18

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)    12

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)      9

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                              Car #    Pts.

Hendrick                                 (#48)    204

Mark Cronquist                       (#20)    180

Roush Yates                           (#17)    180

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                                  Car #      Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        6

Tony Stewart                         (#20)        4

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        4

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                              Car #      Pts.

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        7

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        5

Greg Biffle                             (#16)        4

 

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kurt Busch         6      Kyle Busch             1

Kasey Kahne     5      David Gilliland      1

Jeff Burton         4      Kevin Harvick         1

Denny Hamlin    3      Jimmie Johnson    1

Greg Biffle         2      Elliott Sadler         1

Jeff Gordon        2      Boris Said              1

Ryan Newman   2      Brian Vickers          1

Scott Riggs        2


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 35
Unofficial Race Results for the Checker Auto Parts "500" presented by Pennzoil - Sunday, November 12, 2006
Phoenix International Raceway - Phoenix, Ariz. - 1 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 312 Laps - 312.000 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, November 12, 2006 @ 07:47 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 2 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Cookies Chevy 312 190 10 $216,825 Running 4 252
2 29 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 312 175 5 $183,275 Running 3 28
3 22 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Ground Chevy 312 165 $139,800 Running
4 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 312 165 5 $136,125 Running 1 3
5 12 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 312 155 $120,425 Running
6 21 6 Mark Martin AAA Insurance Ford 312 155 5 $104,725 Running 2 26
7 11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 312 146 $99,025 Running
8 8 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 312 142 $93,050 Running
9 4 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 312 138 $88,050 Running
10 18 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 312 134 $90,500 Running
11 3 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevy 312 130 $83,350 Running
12 26 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 312 127 $100,608 Running
13 10 17 Matt Kenseth USG Ford 312 129 5 $86,700 Running 1 1
14 23 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 312 121 $91,550 Running
15 7 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 312 118 $83,125 Running
16 13 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 312 120 5 $77,950 Running 1 1
17 16 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 312 112 $76,500 Running
18 36 40 David Stremme # Discount Tire Company Dodge 312 109 $92,233 Running
19 5 01 Joe Nemechek Principal Financial Chevy 312 106 $75,775 Running
20 35 18 J.J. Yeley # Boniva/GSK Chevy 312 103 $78,350 Running
21 41 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevy 312 100 $67,325 Running
22 42 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 312 97 $67,100 Running
23 31 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 312 94 $81,983 Running
24 32 21 Ken Schrader Litte Debbie Ford 312 91 $74,625 Running
25 34 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 312 88 $86,458 Running
26 17 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 312 85 $74,175 Running
27 15 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 311 82 $74,050 Running
28 24 4 Ward Burton Lucas Oil Chevy 311 79 $65,425 Running
29 28 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 310 76 $70,800 Running
30 33 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevy 310 73 $72,722 Running
31 43 37 Bill Elliott R&J Racing Dodge 309 70 $62,550 Running
32 40 7 Robby Gordon Harrah's Chevy 307 67 $62,400 Running
33 20 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevy 306 64 $71,225 Oil Iine
34 6 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Subway Ford 306 61 $82,350 Running
35 39 61 Chad Chaffin Oak Gloves Dodge 306 58 $62,025 Running
36 30 14 Sterling Marlin Principal Financial Chevy 303 60 5 $61,875 Running 1 1
37 25 66 Jeff Green Best Buy/Haas Automation Chevy 298 52 $69,750 Accident
38 9 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevy 291 49 $79,625 Running
39 27 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 289 46 $69,500 Accident
40 14 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 272 43 $80,350 Accident
41 38 49 Mike Bliss whatsOnline.com Dodge 262 40 $61,210 Engine
42 19 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 234 37 $61,085 Engine
43 37 72 Brandon Whitt Dutch Quality Stone Chevy 123 34 $61,286 Rear End
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 106,000, Kevin Harvick won the Checker Auto Parts "500" presented by Pennzoil, 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: #7 R. Gordon (engine change).
Failed to Qualify (8) Jason Leffler, #71; Todd Kluever, #06; Morgan Shepherd, #89; Brandon Ash, #02; Kevin Lepage, #34; Kenny Wallace, #78; Derrike Cope, #74; Jeremy Mayfield, #09.
Time of Race 3 hours, 14 minutes, 44 seconds Average Speed 96.131 mph Margin of Victory 0.250 Seconds
Caution Flags 10 for 58 laps: Laps 71-76 (Debris); 151-157 (Debris); 188-195 (Oil on track); 227-230 (#7,61 accident turn 1); 253-257 (Oil on track); 265-271 (#49 accident backstretch); 274-281 (#5,12,26,66,88 accident turn 1); 292-296 (#14,88 accident turn 4); 300-304 (#66 accident turn 1); 307-309 (#42 spun turn 2 [Red Flag - 307; 8:58]).
Lead Changes 12 among 7 drivers: J. Gordon 1-3; K. Harvick 4-71; M. Kenseth 72; K. Harvick 73-133; J. Johnson 134-151; S. Marlin 152; J. Johnson 153-161; K. Harvick 162-254; D. Gilliland 255; M. Martin 256-259; J. Johnson 260; M. Martin 261-282; K. Harvick 283-312.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Johnson 6,332; (2) M. Kenseth 6,269; (3) K. Harvick 6,242; (4) D. Hamlin 6,242; (5) D. Earnhardt Jr. 6,217; (6) J. Gordon 6,165; (7) J. Burton 6,107; (8) M. Martin 6,059; (9) K. Kahne 6,013; (10) Ky. Busch 5,973.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award Jeff Gordon (134.464 mph)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Denny Hamlin #
EA Sports Move of the Race Kevin Harvick
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Kevin Harvick
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Jeff Gordon
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Kevin Harvick
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Todd Berrier, #29 Crew Chief
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Jimmie Johnson, #48 (130.487 mph, Lap 159)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Kevin Harvick
USG Improving the Finish Jimmie Johnson, #48 (27 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Jimmie Johnson, #48 (28 Laps)



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