Atlanta Motor Speedway
October 29, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 33

BASS PRO SHOPS 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Hampton, Ga.Oct. 29, 2006

1.54-Mile Oval

500.5 M – 325 L – Purse: $6,030,505

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         11          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               325                    190         **    10         $373,286      Running

 2           3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe’s Chevrolet                                              325                    175           *      5           251,686      Running

 3           6            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        325                    170           *      5           215,991      Running

 4           1          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   325                    160                               183,041      Running

 5         13          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard Ford                                          325                    155                               135,625      Running

 6           9          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Nicorette Chevrolet                               325                    155           *      5           158,561      Running

 7         12          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             325                    151           *      5           122,575      Running

 8           4          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Cup Chevrolet                                        325                    142                               105,625      Running

 9         31          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         325                    143           *      5           132,845      Running

10        29            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Chevrolet                                           325                    134                               104,975      Running

11        23          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           325                    130                               129,175      Running

12        20          43            Bobby Labonte            Cascadain Farms/Cheerios Dodge                   324                    127                               134,336      Running

13          5          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              323                    124                               122,595      Running

14        16            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                323                    121                               131,333      Running

15        25          38            David Gilliland              M&M’s Ford                                                       323                    118                               122,558      Running

16        30          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    VESIcare Chevrolet                                           323                    115                               127,075      Running

17        37          45            Kyle Petty                    Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge       323                    112                               117,758      Running

18        26          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               323                    109                               106,858      Running

19        15          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               323                    106                                 97,875      Running

20        35          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet                       322                    103                               105,433      Running

21        34          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              322                    100                               118,666      Running

22        19          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         322                      97                                 87,250      Running

23        28          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy/Haas Automation Chevrolet               322                      94                               106,133      Running

24        32          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie Ford                                              322                      91                               113,839      Running

25        18          07    #      Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet                                     322                      88                                 93,375      Running

26        41          49            Mike Bliss                    WhatsOnline.com Dodge                                   321                      85                                 93,422      Engine

27        10            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg’s Chevrolet                                           321                      82                                 98,775      Running

28        14          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    321                      79                               114,333      Running

29        24          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    321                      76                                 88,000      Running

30        17          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    321                      73                               125,258      Running

31          2          29            Kevin Harvick              Reese’s Chevrolet                                             321                      75           *      5           123,536      Running

32        38          32            Travis Kvapil               Tide/Downy Chevrolet                                      320                      67                                 79,525      Running

33        39          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     319                      64                                 80,300      Running

34        27          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      319                      61                                 79,200      Running

35        43          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   319                      58                                 79,050      Running

36          7            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          309                      55                                 96,900      Accident

37        21            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  305                      52                                 86,750      Accident

38          8            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              255                      49                               115,839      Accident

39        33          40    #      David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            246                      46                                 86,500      Accident

40        22          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             244                      43                               125,200      Running

41        36          37            Bill Elliott                       Melling/Spring Mountain Farms Dodge              146                      40                                 78,255      Engine

42        40            4            Todd Bodine                Lucas Oil/Hefty Chevrolet                                 144                      37                                 78,150      Engine

43        42          61            Kevin Lepage              Oak Gloves/Smokey Bones Chevrolet                29                      34                                 78,362      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (4) Derrike Cope #74; Kirk Shelmerdine #27; Mike Skinner #72; A.J. Allmendinger #84.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 115,000, Tony Stewart won the Bass Pro Shops 500, posting his 28th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup 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); #21 Schrader (engine change); #37 Elliott (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 29 minutes, 23 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED:  143.421 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.129 seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  None, due to inclement weather—rain.

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Tony Stewart (Also gets $10,000 bonus for winning race. ++)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (316.721 seconds.-total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Kevin Harvick

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Robbie Reiser (crew chief for Matt Kenseth)

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Tony Stewart

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (188.725 mph, Lap 179)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $60,000 at Texas Motor Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Tony Stewart

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Joe Nemechek (20 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Tony Stewart (146 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 9 cautions for 39 laps. 5-7 (Car #5-Spin, Turn 4); 83-86 (Debris); 171-177 (Car #24 & 26-Accident, Turn 2); 198-201 (Debris); 244-247 (Car #12-Accident, Backstretch); 250-254 (Car #9 & 40-Accident, Turn 1); 292-295 (Debris); 306-309 (Fluid on track); 311-314 (Car #6, 14, 31, 42 & 88-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 24 lead changes among 7 drivers. Matt Kenseth (Pole), Kevin Harvick 1-9, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10-23, Tony Stewart 24-55, Jeff Gordon 56, Jimmie Johnson 57-58, Joe Nemechek 59-61, Earnhardt 62-82, J. Gordon 83, Earnhardt 84-114, J. Gordon 115-145, Carl Edwards 146, J. Gordon 147-157, Stewart 158-170, Johnson 171, Stewart 172-177, Earnhardt 178-197, Johnson 198, Stewart 199-238, Johnson 239-260, Stewart 261-291, Johnson 292, Stewart 293-305, Earnhardt 306-314, Stewart 315-325.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                       6008          (4)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson                  5982          (5)

 3 –Denny Hamlin                      5943          (2)

 4 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                5924          (1)

 5 –Jeff Burton                           5924          (1)

 6 –Kevin Harvick                       5887          (4)

 7 –Jeff Gordon                          5862          (2)

 8 –Mark Martin                          5807          (0)

 9 –Kasey Kahne                       5798          (6)

10–Kyle Busch                           5759          (1)

 

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

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        5

Kyle Busch                         (#  5)        4

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        4

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Mike Ford                           (#11)        5

Greg Zipadelli                   (#20)        4

Robbie Reiser                    (#17)        4

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                      Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                       255        21

Dodge                            189          7

Ford                               183          5


WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                          Car #     Pts.

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        6

Greg Biffle                         (#16)        5

Matt Kenseth                     (#17)        4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 282

Clint Bowyer                                    224

Reed Sorenson                               195

Martin Truex Jr.                               193

J.J. Yeley                                        184

David Stremme                               158

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          9

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          8

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          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

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)            5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)            4


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

Tony Stewart                         (#20)    15

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)    12

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)      9

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                              Car #    Pts.

Hendrick                                 (#48)    190

Roush Yates                           (#17)    176

Danny Lawrence                    (#31)    165

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                                  Car #      Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        6

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        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      Jeff Gordon            1

Denny Hamlin    3      Kevin Harvick         1

Greg Biffle         2      Jimmie Johnson    1

Ryan Newman   2      Elliott Sadler         1

Scott Riggs        2      Boris Said              1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime Monday




NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race Number 33
Unofficial Race Results for the Bass Pro Shops 500 - Sunday, October 29, 2006
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, Ga. - 1.54 Mile Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 325 Laps - 500.500 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, October 29, 2006 @ 06:23 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 11 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 325 190 10 $373,286 Running 7 146
2 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 325 175 5 $251,686 Running 5 27
3 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 325 170 5 $215,991 Running 5 95
4 1 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 325 160 $183,041 Running
5 13 16 Greg Biffle National Guard Ford 325 155 $135,625 Running
6 9 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Nicorette Chevrolet 325 155 5 $158,561 Running 4 44
7 12 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 325 151 5 $122,575 Running 1 1
8 4 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Cup Chevrolet 325 142 $105,625 Running
9 31 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 325 143 5 $132,845 Running 1 3
10 29 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Chevrolet 325 134 $104,975 Running
11 23 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 325 130 $129,175 Running
12 20 43 Bobby Labonte Cascadain Farms/Cheerios Dodge 324 127 $134,336 Running
13 5 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 323 124 $122,595 Running
14 16 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 323 121 $131,333 Running
15 25 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 323 118 $122,558 Running
16 30 18 J.J. Yeley # VESICare Chevrolet 323 115 $127,075 Running
17 37 45 Kyle Petty Marathon AmericanSpirit MtrOil Dodge 323 112 $117,758 Running
18 26 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 323 109 $106,858 Running
19 15 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 323 106 $97,875 Running
20 35 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet 322 103 $105,433 Running
21 34 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 322 100 $118,666 Running
22 19 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 322 97 $87,250 Running
23 28 66 Jeff Green Best Buy/Haas Automation Chevrolet 322 94 $106,133 Running
24 32 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Ford 322 91 $113,839 Running
25 18 07 Clint Bowyer # Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 322 88 $93,375 Running
26 41 49 Mike Bliss whatsOnline.com Dodge 321 85 $93,422 Engine
27 10 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 321 82 $98,775 Running
28 14 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 321 79 $114,333 Running
29 24 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 321 76 $88,000 Running
30 17 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1 Dodge 321 73 $125,258 Running
31 2 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Chevrolet 321 75 5 $123,536 Running 1 9
32 38 32 Travis Kvapil Tide/Downy Chevrolet 320 67 $79,525 Running
33 39 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 319 64 $80,300 Running
34 27 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 319 61 $79,200 Running
35 43 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 319 58 $79,050 Running
36 7 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 309 55 $96,900 Accident
37 21 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 305 52 $86,750 Accident
38 8 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 255 49 $115,839 Accident
39 33 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 246 46 $86,500 Accident
40 22 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 244 43 $125,200 Running
41 36 37 Bill Elliott Melling/Spring Mtn. Farms Dodge 146 40 $78,255 Engine
42 40 4 Todd Bodine Lucas Oil/Hefty Chevrolet 144 37 $78,150 Engine
43 42 61 Kevin Lepage Oak Gloves/Smokey Bones Chevrolet 29 34 $78,362 Engine
# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 115,000, Tony Stewart won the Bass Pro Shops 500, posting his 28th 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); #21 Schrader (engine change); #37 Elliott (transmission change).
Failed to Qualify (4) Derrike Cope, #74; Kirk Shelmerdine, #27; Mike Skinner, #72; A.J. Allmendinger, #84.
Time of Race 3 hours, 29 minutes, 23 seconds Average Speed 143.421 mph Margin of Victory 1.195 Seconds
Caution Flags 9 for 39 laps: Laps 5-7 (#5 spun turn 4); 83-86 (Debris); 171-177 (#24,26 accident turn 2); 198-201 (Debris); 244-247 (#12 accident backstretch); 250-254 (#9, 40 accident turn 1); 292-295 (Debris); 306-309 (Fluid on track); 311-314 (#6,14,31,42,88 accident turn 1).
Lead Changes 24 among 7 drivers: M. Kenseth (Pole); K. Harvick 1-9; D. Earnhardt Jr. 10-23; T. Stewart 24-55; J. Gordon 56; J. Johnson 57-58; J. Nemechek 59-61; D. Earnhardt Jr. 62-82; J. Gordon 83; D. Earnhardt Jr. 84-114; J. Gordon 115-145; C. Edwards 146; J. Gordon 147-157; T. Stewart 158-170; J. Johnson 171; T. Stewart 172-177; D. Earnhardt Jr. 178-197; J. Johnson 198; T. Stewart 199-238; J. Johnson 239-260; T. Stewart 261-291; J. Johnson 292; T. Stewart 293-305; D. Earnhardt Jr. 306-314; T. Stewart 315-325.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) M. Kenseth 6,008; (2) J. Johnson 5,982; (3) D. Hamlin 5,943; (4) D. Earnhardt Jr. 5,924; (5) J. Burton 5,924; (6) K. Harvick 5,887; (7) J. Gordon 5,862; (8) M. Martin 5,807; (9) K. Kahne 5,798; (10) Ky. Busch 5,759.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award None
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Denny Hamlin #
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Tony Stewart
EA Sports Move of the Race Tony Stewart
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Jimmie Johnson
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Kevin Harvick
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Dale Earnhardt Jr.
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Robbie Reiser, #17 Crew Chief
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Dale Earnhardt Jr., #8 (188.725 mph, Lap 179)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Tony Stewart
USG Improving the Finish Joe Nemechek, #01 (20 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Tony Stewart, #20 (146 Laps)



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