Talladega Superspeedway
October 8, 2006

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 30

UAW-FORD 500

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Talladega, Ala.Oct. 8, 2006

2.66-Mile Oval

500 M – 188 L – Purse: $5,272,231

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           9          25            Brian Vickers              GMAC Chevrolet                                               188                    185           *      5         $228,850      Running

 2         25            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              188                    175           *      5           193,064      Running

 3         29            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                188                    170           *      5           169,108      Running

 4         19          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   188                    165           *      5           167,216      Running

 5         16            1    #      Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  188                    160           *      5           139,008      Running

 6         14          29            Kevin Harvick              GM Goodwrench Chevrolet                              188                    150                               137,161      Running

 7         37          66            Jeff Green                   Windows Live Microsoft Chevrolet                   188                    146                               116,783      Running

 8         30            6            Mark Martin                  AAA Ford                                                          188                    147           *      5           102,250      Running

 9         17          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             188                    138                               102,025      Running

10        39          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         188                    134                               130,036      Running

11          6            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg's Chevrolet                                           188                    135           *      5             96,475      Running

12          2          88            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Ford                                                           188                    132           *      5           125,475      Running

13        11          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       188                    124                                 94,983      Running

14        21          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Dodge                                                     188                    126           *      5           120,033      Running

15          1          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       188                    118                               112,808      Running

16        36            7            Robby Gordon             Harrah's Chevrolet                                            188                    115                                 77,050      Running

17        28          09            Mike Wallace               Miccosukee Resort Ford                                   188                    112                                 73,000      Running

18        15          01            Joe Nemechek             U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         188                    114           *      5           102,845      Running

19        41          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         188                    106                                 76,125      Running

20        40          96            Tony Raines                DLP® HDTV Chevrolet                                      188                    103                                 78,500      Running

21        12          11    #      Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 188                    105           *      5             75,300      Running

22        13          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               188                    102           *      5           125,636      Running

23        33            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        188                    104         **    10           115,866      Running

24          3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              187                      96           *      5           120,086      Accident

25        23          21            Ken Schrader              Motorcraft Ford                                                 187                      88                               101,664      Running

26        20          49            Mike Bliss                    WhatsOnline.com Dodge                                   187                      85                                 85,458      Running

27        34          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              187                      87           *      5             99,845      Running

28        35          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Dodge                                               186                      79                                 82,897      Running

29        22          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              186                      81           *      5           102,691      Running

30        31          42            Casey Mears               Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    185                      78           *      5           104,683      Running

31        27          04            Eric McClure                Hefty Brand Chevrolet                                      182                      70                                 69,875      Running

32        10          18    #      J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           177                      67                               104,275      Accident

33        38          40    #      David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            175                      64                                 78,500      Accident

34        24          15            Paul Menard                Moen/Menards Chevrolet                                  173                      66           *      5             69,375      Accident

35        32          07    #      Clint Bowyer               DirecTV Chevrolet                                             171                      63           *      5             77,200      Accident

36          4          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              167                      60           *      5           117,636      Accident

37          8          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             160                      57           *      5           125,750      Accident

38        18          45            Kyle Petty                    Petty Enterprises/Victory Junction Dodge        149                      49                                 76,800      Accident

39        42          41    #      Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    147                      51           *      5             76,675      Engine

40          7          14            Sterling Marlin              Waste Management Chevrolet                          145                      43                                 68,525      Accident

41          5          16            Greg Biffle                   National Guard/Charter Ford                             137                      45           *      5             88,735      Accident

42        26          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                     24                      37                                 68,260      Engine

43        43          74            Derrike Cope               Sundance Vacations/Royal Admin Svc Dodge     9                      34                                 68,473 Overheating

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

Failed to qualify: (6) Travis Kvapil #32; Chad Chaffin #61; Todd Bodine #4; Hermie Sadler #00; Kirk Shelmerdine #27; Kevin Lepage #34.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Brian Vickers won the UAW-Ford 500, posting his career-first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 107 minutes, 23 seconds                                        AVERAGE SPEED:  157.602 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  David Gilliland (191.712 mph, 49.950 secs.)

BANK OF AMERICA CARD SERVICES MID-RACE LEADER AWARD: Jamie McMurray (No winner of bonus for winning the race; rolls over to $30,000 at Charlotte.++)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Brian Vickers (247.112 seconds)

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD:  Dale Jarrett

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Richard Labbe (crew chief for Dale Jarrett)

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Brian Vickers

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Brian Vickers (199.400 mph, Lap 118)

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kurt Busch

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $30,000 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Martin Truex Jr.

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Brian Vickers

U.S.G. IMPROVING THE FINISH AWARD:  Bobby Labonte (29 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (37 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 6 cautions for 22 laps. 73-75 (Debris); 131-134 (Debris); 139-145 (Car #07, 1, 11, 14, 16, 19, 24, 26, 29, 42, 43, 45 & 99-Accident, Turn 1); 150-152 (Oil on track); 175-178 (Car #11, 15, 18, 20 & 40-Accident, Turn 2); 188 (Car #8 & 48-Accident, Turn 3).

LAP LEADERS: 63 lead changes among 23 drivers. David Gilliland-pole, Dale Jarrett 1, Jeff Gordon 2-3, Jamie McMurray 4-7, J. Gordon 8-17, McMurray 18-20, J. Gordon 21-24, McMurray 25-28, Greg Biffle 29-35, Tony Stewart 36, Kyle Busch 37-38, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 39-41, Kyle Busch 42-44, Earnhardt 45, Kyle Busch 46, Matt Kenseth 47-49, Kurt Busch 50, Kenseth 51, Kurt Busch 52, Earnhardt 53-59, Elliott Sadler 60, McMurray 61, Earnhardt 62, Kenseth 63-70, Biffle 71-76, J. Gordon 77-78, Biffle 79-80, J. Gordon 81-87, Earnhardt 88, J. Gordon 89, Kyle Busch 90-91, Earnhardt 92-93, McMurray 94-102, Brian Vickers 103-108, McMurray 109, Mark Martin 110-111, Vickers 112-114, Casey Mears 115, Vickers 116-121, Kyle Busch 122-123, J. Gordon 124, Kenseth 125, Clint Bowyer 126-127, Kenseth 128-129, Bowyer 130, Denny Hamlin 131, Michael Waltrip 132, Bowyer 133-134, Kenseth 135-138, Jeff Burton 139-143, Reed Sorenson 144, Kenseth 145-146, Vickers 147, Jimmie Johnson 148-149, Joe Nemechek 150, Martin Truex Jr. 151-152, Johnson 153, Paul Menard 154, Johnson 155-157, Kasey Kahne 158-163, Kurt Busch 164, Kahne 165, Earnhardt 166-187, Vickers 188.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10 (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Burton                           5598          (1)

 2 –Matt Kenseth                       5592          (4)

 3 –Mark Martin                          5588          (0)

 4 –Kevin Harvick                       5565          (4)

 5 –Denny Hamlin                      5547          (2)

 6 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.                5492          (1)

 7 –Jeff Gordon                          5451          (2)

 8 –Jimmie Johnson                  5442          (4)

 9 –Kasey Kahne                       5413          (5)

10–Kyle Busch                           5413          (1)

 

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

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        4

Kyle Busch                         (#  5)        4

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        4

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                   (#20)        4

Mike Ford                           (#11)        4

Todd Berrier                      (#29)        4

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                      Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                       231        19

Dodge                            170          6

Ford                               169          5


WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Biffle                         (#16)        5

Tony Stewart                     (#20)        5

Matt Kenseth                     (#17)        4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Denny Hamlin                                 265

Clint Bowyer                                    220

Reed Sorenson                               192

Martin Truex Jr.                               190

J.J. Yeley                                        178

David Stremme                               147

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.          (#  8)          8

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          8

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          7

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          4

Casey Mears                  (#42)          4

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #          Pts.

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)            5

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)            4

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            4


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

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)    12

Tony Stewart                         (#20)    12

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                  (#  8)      9

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                              Car #    Pts.

Roush Yates                           (#17)    154

Danny Lawrence                    (#31)    151

Hendrick                                 (#48)    147

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                                  Car #      Pts.

Matt Kenseth                         (#17)        6

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        4

Tony Stewart                         (#20)        3

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                              Car #      Pts.

Kasey Kahne                         (#  9)        6

Jeff Burton                             (#31)        5

Greg Biffle                             (#16)        4

 

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Kurt Busch         5      David Gilliland      1

Kasey Kahne     5      Jeff Gordon            1

Jeff Burton         4      Kevin Harvick         1

Denny Hamlin    3      Jimmie Johnson    1

Greg Biffle         2      Scott Riggs            1

Ryan Newman   2      Elliott Sadler         1

Kyle Busch         1      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 30
Unofficial Race Results for the UAW-Ford 500 - Sunday, October 8, 2006
Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, Ala. - 2.66 Mile Banked Paved
Total Race Length - 188 Laps - 500.080 Miles
Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services - Sunday, October 8, 2006 @ 06:42 PM Eastern
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Award Status Ti.
Led
Lps
Led
1 9 25 Brian Vickers GMAC Chevrolet 188 185 5 $228,850 Running 5 17
2 25 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 188 175 5 $193,064 Running 2 7
3 29 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 188 170 5 $169,108 Running 3 3
4 19 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 188 165 5 $167,216 Running 7 21
5 16 1 Martin Truex Jr. # Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet 188 160 5 $139,008 Running 1 2
6 14 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Chevrolet 188 150 $137,161 Running
7 37 66 Jeff Green Windows Live Microsoft Chevrolet 188 146 $116,783 Running
8 30 6 Mark Martin AAA Ford 188 147 5 $102,250 Running 1 2
9 17 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 188 138 $102,025 Running
10 39 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 188 134 $130,036 Running
11 6 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's Chevrolet 188 135 5 $96,475 Running 5 10
12 2 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 188 132 5 $125,475 Running 1 1
13 11 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Dodge 188 124 $94,983 Running
14 21 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Dodge 188 126 5 $120,033 Running 1 1
15 1 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 188 118 $112,808 Running
16 36 7 Robby Gordon Harrah's Chevrolet 188 115 $77,050 Running
17 28 09 Mike Wallace Miccosukee Resort Ford 188 112 $73,000 Running
18 15 01 Joe Nemechek U.S. Army Chevrolet 188 114 5 $102,845 Running 1 1
19 41 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 188 106 $76,125 Running
20 40 96 Tony Raines DLP® HDTV Chevrolet 188 103 $78,500 Running
21 12 11 Denny Hamlin # FedEx Express Chevrolet 188 105 5 $75,300 Running 1 1
22 13 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevrolet 188 102 5 $125,636 Running 1 1
23 33 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevrolet 188 104 10 $115,866 Running 7 37
24 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 187 96 5 $120,086 Accident 3 6
25 23 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford 187 88 $101,664 Running
26 20 49 Mike Bliss whatsOnline.com Dodge 187 85 $82,358 Running
27 34 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevrolet 187 87 5 $99,945 Running 1 5
28 35 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Dodge 186 79 $82,897 Running
29 22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 186 81 5 $103,191 Running 1 1
30 31 42 Casey Mears Texaco/Havoline Dodge 185 78 5 $107,183 Running 1 1
31 27 04 Eric McClure Hefty Brand Chevrolet 182 70 $69,875 Running
32 10 18 J.J. Yeley # Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 177 67 $104,275 Accident
33 38 40 David Stremme # Coors Light Dodge 175 64 $78,500 Accident
34 24 15 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet 173 66 5 $69,375 Accident 1 1
35 32 07 Clint Bowyer # DirecTV Chevrolet 171 63 5 $77,200 Accident 3 5
36 4 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 167 60 5 $117,636 Accident 7 27
37 8 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 160 57 5 $125,750 Accident 6 22
38 18 45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises/Victory Junction Dodge 149 49 $76,800 Accident
39 42 41 Reed Sorenson # Target Dodge 147 51 5 $76,675 Engine 1 1
40 7 14 Sterling Marlin Waste Management Chevrolet 145 43 $68,525 Accident
41 5 16 Greg Biffle National Guard/Charter Ford 137 45 5 $88,735 Accident 3 15
42 26 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevrolet 24 37 $68,260 Engine
43 43 74 Derrike Cope Sundance Vacations/Royal Admin Svc Dodge 9 34 $68,473 Overheating
Race Comments Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Brian Vickers won the UAW-Ford 500, posting his career-first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. No one dropped to the rear.
Failed to Qualify (6) Travis Kvapil, #32; Chad Chaffin, #61; Todd Bodine, #4; Hermie Sadler, #00; Kirk Shelmerdine, #27; Kevin Lepage, #34.
Time of Race 3 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds Average Speed 157.602 mph Margin of Victory Under caution
Caution Flags 6 for 22 laps: Laps 73-75 (Debris); 131-134 (Debris); 139-145 (#07,1,11,14,16,19,24,26,29,42,43,45,99 accident turn 1); 150-152 (Oil on track); 175-178 (#11,15,18,20,40 accident turn 2); 188-188 (#8,48 accident turn 3).
Lead Changes 63 among 23 drivers: D. Gilliland (Pole); D. Jarrett 1; J. Gordon 2-3; J. McMurray 4-7; J. Gordon 8-17; J. McMurray 18-20; J. Gordon 21-24; J. McMurray 25-28; G. Biffle 29-35; T. Stewart 36; Ky. Busch 37-38; D. Earnhardt Jr. 39-41; Ky. Busch 42-44; D. Earnhardt Jr. 45; Ky. Busch 46; M. Kenseth 47-49; Ku. Busch 50; M. Kenseth 51; Ku. Busch 52; D. Earnhardt Jr. 53-59; E. Sadler 60; J. McMurray 61; D. Earnhardt Jr. 62; M. Kenseth 63-70; G. Biffle 71-76; J. Gordon 77-78; G. Biffle 79-80; J. Gordon 81-87; D. Earnhardt Jr. 88; J. Gordon 89; Ky. Busch 90-91; D. Earnhardt Jr. 92-93; J. McMurray 94-102; B. Vickers 103-108; J. McMurray 109; M. Martin 110-111; B. Vickers 112-114; C. Mears 115; B. Vickers 116-121; Ky. Busch 122-123; J. Gordon 124; M. Kenseth 125; C. Bowyer 126-127; M. Kenseth 128-129; C. Bowyer 130; D. Hamlin 131; M. Waltrip 132; C. Bowyer 133-134; M. Kenseth 135-138; J. Burton 139-143; R. Sorenson 144; M. Kenseth 145-146; B. Vickers 147; J. Johnson 148-149; J. Nemechek 150; M. Truex Jr. 151-152; J. Johnson 153; P. Menard 154; J. Johnson 155-157; K. Kahne 158-163; Ku. Busch 164; K. Kahne 165; D. Earnhardt Jr. 166-187; B. Vickers 188.
Top 10 Driver Points (1) J. Burton 5,598; (2) M. Kenseth 5,592; (3) M. Martin 5,588; (4) K. Harvick 5,565; (5) D. Hamlin 5,547; (6) D. Earnhardt Jr. 5,492; (7) J. Gordon 5,451; (8) J. Johnson 5,442; (9) K. Kahne 5,413; (10) Ky. Busch 5,413.
Top 5 Rookie Points
Bud Pole Award David Gilliland (191.712 mph)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race Martin Truex Jr. #
Bank of America Card Service Mid-Race Leader Jamie McMurray
EA Sports Move of the Race Brian Vickers
Checker’s/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge Brian Vickers
Commit Lozenges Commit to Win Dale Jarrett
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race Kurt Busch
DIRECTV Crew Cheif of the Race Dale Jarrett
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Brian Vickers, #25 (199.400 mph, Lap 118)
Sunoco Diamond Performance Brian Vickers
USG Improving the Finish Bobby Labonte, #43 (29 Places)
WIX Lap Leader Dale Earnahrdt Jr., #8 (37 Laps)



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