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May 2-3, 2006


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THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - May 2, 2006

DAY 1 - May 2, 2006 Afternoon Speeds     DAY 1- May 2, 2006 Evening Speeds
rank car# driver manu time
(sec)
speed
(mph)
  rank car# driver manu time
(sec)
speed
(mph)
1 29a Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.897 180.620 1 07a Clint Bowyer # Chevy 29.365 183.892
2 20b Tony Stewart Chevy 29.920 180.481 2 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 29.380 183.799
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.927 180.439 3 20b Tony Stewart Chevy 29.393 183.717
4 31a Jeff Burton Chevy 29.935 180.391 4 99b Carl Edwards Ford 29.395 183.705
5 6b Mark Martin Ford 29.989 180.066 5 21b Kenny Schrader Ford 29.401 183.667
6 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 30.015 179.910 6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.410 183.611
7 07a Clint Bowyer # Chevy 30.025 179.850 7 42a Casey Mears Dodge 29.441 183.418
8 29b Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.034 179.796 8 29a Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.453 183.343
9 99b Carl Edwards Ford 30.037 179.778 9 18b J.J. Yeley # Chevy 29.456 183.324
10 12b Ryan Newman Dodge 30.051 179.695 10 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 29.476 183.200
11 8b Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 30.084 179.497 11 17b Matt Kenseth Ford 29.482 183.163
12 10b Scott Riggs Dodge 30.089 179.468 12 6a Mark Martin Ford 29.525 182.896
13 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 30.090 179.462 13 8b Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.527 182.883
14 17a Matt Kenseth Ford 30.116 179.307 14 31a Jeff Burton Chevy 29.541 182.797
15 16a Greg Biffle Ford 30.136 179.188 15 12b Ryan Newman Dodge 29.542 182.791
16 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 30.137 179.182 16 16a Greg Biffle Ford 29.554 182.716
17 99a Carl Edwards Ford 30.137 179.182 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.562 182.667
18 41x Reed Sorenson # Dodge 30.138 179.176 18 70 Johnny Sauter Dodge 29.573 182.599
19 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 30.142 179.152 19 88b Dale Jarrett Ford 29.587 182.513
20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 30.153 179.087 20 41x Reed Sorenson # Dodge 29.588 182.506
21 5a Kyle Busch Chevy 30.157 179.063 21 26b Jamie McMurray Ford 29.594 182.469
22 21b Kenny Schrader Ford 30.165 179.015 22 66 Jeff Green Chevy 29.604 182.408
23 5b Kyle Busch Chevy 30.169 178.992 23 40x David Stremme # Dodge 29.606 182.395
24 66 Jeff Green Chevy 30.175 178.956 24 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 29.613 182.352
25 18b J.J. Yeley # Chevy 30.181 178.921 25 6b Mark Martin Ford 29.618 182.322
26 38a Elliott Sadler Ford 30.187 178.885 26 8a Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.628 182.260
27 2a Kurt Busch Dodge 30.221 178.684 27 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 29.632 182.235
28 88a Dale Jarrett Ford 30.237 178.589 28 10b Scott Riggs Dodge 29.637 182.205
29 70 Johnny Sauter Dodge 30.251 178.506 29 38b Elliott Sadler Ford 29.649 182.131
30 6a Mark Martin Ford 30.265 178.424 30 17a Matt Kenseth Ford 29.650 182.125
31 96a Tony Raines Chevy 30.269 178.400 31 96b Tony Raines Chevy 29.652 182.113
32 38b Elliott Sadler Ford 30.277 178.353 32 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.664 182.039
33 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.312 178.147 33 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 29.674 181.977
34 26b Jamie McMurray Ford 30.325 178.071 34 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 29.684 181.916
35 41a Reed Sorenson # Dodge 30.333 178.024 35 16b Greg Biffle Ford 29.686 181.904
36 88b Dale Jarrett Ford 30.348 177.936 36 5a Kyle Busch Chevy 29.692 181.867
37 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.361 177.860 37 42b Casey Mears Dodge 29.699 181.824
38 42a Casey Mears Dodge 30.367 177.825 38 29b Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.712 181.745
39 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 30.380 177.749 39 07b Clint Bowyer # Chevy 29.712 181.745
40 25b Brian Vickers Chevy 30.392 177.678 40 2b Kurt Busch Dodge 29.731 181.629
41 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.408 177.585 41 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 29.732 181.622
42 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 30.417 177.532 42 11b Denny Hamlin # Chevy 29.733 181.616
43 40x David Stremme # Dodge 30.425 177.486 43 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.756 181.476
44 1b Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 30.427 177.474 44 41a Reed Sorenson # Dodge 29.779 181.336
45 16b Greg Biffle Ford 30.458 177.293 45 12a Ryan Newman Dodge 29.790 181.269
46 00 Bill Elliott Dodge 30.467 177.241 46 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 29.793 181.251
47 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 30.469 177.229 47 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 29.798 181.220
48 42b Casey Mears Dodge 30.480 177.165 48 38a Elliott Sadler Ford 29.811 181.141
49 1a Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 30.483 177.148 49 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 29.816 181.111
50 25a Brian Vickers Chevy 30.486 177.130 50 96a Tony Raines Chevy 29.821 181.080
51 19a Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 30.510 176.991 51 1a Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 29.843 180.947
52 15a Paul Menard Chevy 30.546 176.783 52 15a Paul Menard Chevy 29.851 180.898
53 52 Mike Wallace Dodge 30.557 176.719 53 1b Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 29.878 180.735
54 32a Travis Kvapil Chevy 30.573 176.626 54 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 29.883 180.705
55 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 30.573 176.626 55 00 Bill Elliott Dodge 29.931 180.415
56 11b Denny Hamlin # Chevy 30.586 176.551 56 5b Kyle Busch Chevy 29.932 180.409
57 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 30.717 175.798 57 88a Dale Jarrett Ford 29.940 180.361
58 26a Jamie McMurray Ford 30.732 175.713 58 10a Scott Riggs Dodge 29.968 180.192
59 32b Travis Kvapil Chevy 30.733 175.707 59 32a Travis Kvapil Chevy 29.983 180.102
60 21a Kenny Schrader Ford 30.740 175.667 60 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 29.990 180.060
61 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 30.769 175.501 61 19a Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 30.009 179.946
62 12a Ryan Newman Dodge 30.863 174.967 62 25a Brian Vickers Chevy 30.043 179.742
63 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 30.887 174.831 63 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 30.113 179.325
64 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 30.998 174.205 64 21a Kenny Schrader Ford 30.147 179.122
65 15b Paul Menard Chevy 31.103 173.617 65 40a David Stremme # Dodge 30.265 178.424
66 32b Travis Kvapil Chevy 30.312 178.147

Speeds from NASCAR Media.(5-2-2006)


THE SPEEDS - Day 2 - May 3, 2006

DAY 2 - May 3, 2006 Afternoon   DAY 2 - May 3, 2006 Evening
rank car# driver manu time speed    rank car# driver manu time speed
1 38a Elliott Sadler Ford 29.732 181.622 1 40x David Stremme # Dodge 28.888 186.929
2 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 29.771 181.385 2 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 29.161 185.179
3 18b J.J. Yeley # Chevy 29.801 181.202 3 21b Kenny Schrader Ford 29.180 185.058
4 42b Casey Mears Dodge 29.820 181.087 4 32a Travis Kvapil Chevy 29.368 183.874
5 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 29.849 180.911 5 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 29.470 183.237
6 31b Jeff Burton Chevy 29.862 180.832 6 51b Mike Garvey Chevy 29.495 183.082
7 99b Carl Edwards Ford 29.871 180.777 7 31a Jeff Burton Chevy 29.517 182.945
8 21b Kenny Schrader Ford 29.871 180.777 8 99b Carl Edwards Ford 29.540 182.803
9 66 Jeff Green Chevy 29.907 180.560 9 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 29.616 182.334
10 66b Jeff Green Chevy 29.909 180.548 10 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 29.618 182.322
11 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 29.910 180.542 11 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 29.618 182.322
12 8b Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.911 180.536 12 38b Elliott Sadler Ford 29.624 182.285
13 6b Mark Martin Ford 29.935 180.391 13 07a Clint Bowyer # Chevy 29.633 182.229
14 38b Elliott Sadler Ford 29.941 180.355 14 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.634 182.223
15 70 Johnny Sauter Dodge 29.957 180.258 15 78b Kenny Wallace Chevy 29.649 182.131
16 6a Mark Martin Ford 29.974 180.156 16 18b J.J. Yeley # Chevy 29.652 182.113
17 20b Tony Stewart Chevy 29.981 180.114 17 10b Scott Riggs Dodge 29.658 182.076
18 10b Scott Riggs Dodge 29.989 180.066 18 38a Elliott Sadler Ford 29.658 182.076
19 17b Matt Kenseth Ford 29.991 180.054 19 42b Casey Mears Dodge 29.667 182.020
20 24b Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.998 180.012 20 29a Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.677 181.959
21 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 30.011 179.934 21 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 29.705 181.788
22 88b Dale Jarrett Ford 30.017 179.898 22 41x Reed Sorenson # Dodge 29.706 181.781
23 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 30.029 179.826 23 16a Greg Biffle Ford 29.721 181.690
24 9a Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.039 179.766 24 18 J.J. Yeley # Chevy 29.739 181.580
25 07b Clint Bowyer # Chevy 30.041 179.754 25 9a Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.741 181.568
26 5b Kyle Busch Chevy 30.046 179.724 26 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 29.759 181.458
27 17a Matt Kenseth Ford 30.056 179.665 27 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.779 181.336
28 41a Reed Sorenson # Dodge 30.059 179.647 28 4b Scott Wimmer Chevy 29.781 181.324
29 16a Greg Biffle Ford 30.066 179.605 29 25a Brian Vickers Chevy 29.796 181.232
30 12b Ryan Newman Dodge 30.070 179.581 30 16b Greg Biffle Ford 29.798 181.220
31 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 30.077 179.539 31 5a Kyle Busch Chevy 29.804 181.184
32 26b Jamie McMurray Ford 30.078 179.533 32 10a Scott Riggs Dodge 29.806 181.172
33 25a Brian Vickers Chevy 30.079 179.527 33 6b Mark Martin Ford 29.818 181.099
34 51b Mike Garvey Chevy 30.082 179.509 34 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.820 181.087
35 96b Tony Raines Chevy 30.085 179.491 35 88b Dale Jarrett Ford 29.820 181.087
36 42a Casey Mears Dodge 30.137 179.182 36 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.822 181.074
37 4 Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.148 179.116 37 29b Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.844 180.941
38 2b Kurt Busch Dodge 30.152 179.093 38 31b Jeff Burton Chevy 29.852 180.892
39 29a Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.164 179.021 39 8b Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.852 180.892
40 41x Reed Sorenson # Dodge 30.166 179.009 40 1a Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 29.854 180.880
41 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.173 178.968 41 24b Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.861 180.838
42 40x David Stremme # Dodge 30.180 178.926 42 20b Tony Stewart Chevy 29.867 180.802
43 88a Dale Jarrett Ford 30.215 178.719 43 26b Jamie McMurray Ford 29.876 180.747
44 19a Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 30.221 178.684 44 88a Dale Jarrett Ford 29.893 180.644
45 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 30.227 178.648 45 66 Jeff Green Chevy 29.901 180.596
46 15a Paul Menard Chevy 30.243 178.554 46 5b Kyle Busch Chevy 29.902 180.590
47 00 Bill Elliott Dodge 30.244 178.548 47 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 29.905 180.572
48 29b Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.245 178.542 48 07b Clint Bowyer # Chevy 29.916 180.505
49 4b Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.245 178.542 49 17b Matt Kenseth Ford 29.939 180.367
50 14b Sterling Marlin Chevy 30.246 178.536 50 2b Kurt Busch Dodge 29.946 180.325
51 99a Carl Edwards Ford 30.284 178.312 51 66b Jeff Green Chevy 29.965 180.210
52 32a Travis Kvapil Chevy 30.289 178.283 52 12b Ryan Newman Dodge 29.976 180.144
53 1a Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 30.289 178.283 53 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 29.980 180.120
54 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 30.298 178.230 54 19a Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 30.009 179.946
55 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 30.303 178.200 55 14b Sterling Marlin Chevy 30.010 179.940
56 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.314 178.136 56 00 Michael Waltrip Dodge 30.033 179.802
57 16b Greg Biffle Ford 30.320 178.100 57 96b Tony Raines Chevy 30.044 179.736
58 31a Jeff Burton Chevy 30.356 177.889 58 45b Kyle Petty Dodge 30.083 179.503
59 32b Travis Kvapil Chevy 30.373 177.789 59 15a Paul Menard Chevy 30.097 179.420
60 78b Kenny Wallace Chevy 30.406 177.597 60 42a Casey Mears Dodge 30.141 179.158
61 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 30.411 177.567 61 51 Mike Garvey Chevy 30.147 179.122
62 45b Kyle Petty Dodge 30.423 177.497 62 37b C Long/ K Earnhardt Dodge 30.330 178.042
63 9b Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.430 177.456 63 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 30.364 177.842
64 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 30.502 177.038 64 32b Travis Kvapil Chevy 30.439 177.404
65 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 30.516 176.956 65 78 Kenny Wallace Chevy 30.634 176.275
66 10a Scott Riggs Dodge 30.578 176.598
67 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 30.581 176.580
68 43b Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.636 176.263
69 5a Kyle Busch Chevy 30.651 176.177
70 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 30.796 175.347
71 37 Carl Long Dodge 31.022 174.070

Speeds from NASCAR Media.(5-3-2006)


THE SPEEDS - May 2-3
Best Cumulative Speeds
Best per driver

CUMULATIVE SPEEDS
May 2-3, 2006 Drivers Best
rank car# driver manu time
(sec)
speed
(mph)
when
1 40x David Stremme # Dodge 28.888 186.929 Day 2 EV
2 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 29.161 185.179 Day 2 EV
3 21b Kenny Schrader Ford 29.180 185.058 Day 2 EV
4 07a Clint Bowyer # Chevy 29.365 183.892 Day 1 EV
5 32a Travis Kvapil Chevy 29.368 183.874 Day 2 EV
6 11 Denny Hamlin # Chevy 29.380 183.799 Day 1 EV
7 20b Tony Stewart Chevy 29.393 183.717 Day 1 EV
8 99b Carl Edwards Ford 29.395 183.705 Day 1 EV
9 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.410 183.611 Day 1 EV
10 42a Casey Mears Dodge 29.441 183.418 Day 1 EV
11 29a Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.453 183.343 Day 1 EV
12 18b J.J. Yeley # Chevy 29.456 183.324 Day 1 EV
13 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 29.476 183.200 Day 1 EV
14 17b Matt Kenseth Ford 29.482 183.163 Day 1 EV
15 51b Mike Garvey Chevy 29.495 183.082 Day 2 EV
16 31a Jeff Burton Chevy 29.517 182.945 Day 2 EV
17 6a Mark Martin Ford 29.525 182.896 Day 1 EV
18 8b Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.527 182.883 Day 1 EV
19 12b Ryan Newman Dodge 29.542 182.791 Day 1 EV
20 16a Greg Biffle Ford 29.554 182.716 Day 1 EV
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.562 182.667 Day 1 EV
22 88b Dale Jarrett Ford 29.587 182.513 Day 1 EV
23 41x Reed Sorenson # Dodge 29.588 182.506 Day 1 EV
24 26b Jamie McMurray Ford 29.594 182.469 Day 1 EV
25 66 Jeff Green Chevy 29.604 182.408 Day 1 EV
26 22 Dave Blaney Dodge 29.618 182.322 Day 2 EV
27 38b Elliott Sadler Ford 29.624 182.285 Day 2 EV
28 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.634 182.223 Day 2 EV
29 10b Scott Riggs Dodge 29.637 182.205 Day 1 EV
30 78b Kenny Wallace Chevy 29.649 182.131 Day 2 EV
31 96b Tony Raines Chevy 29.652 182.113 Day 1 EV
32 01 Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.664 182.039 Day 1 EV
33 7 Robby Gordon Chevy 29.684 181.916 Day 1 EV
34 5a Kyle Busch Chevy 29.692 181.867 Day 1 EV
35 49 Kevin Lepage Dodge 29.705 181.788 Day 2 EV
36 2b Kurt Busch Dodge 29.731 181.629 Day 1 EV
37 9a Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.741 181.568 Day 2 EV
38 34 Chad Chaffin Chevy 29.759 181.458 Day 2 EV
39 4b Scott Wimmer Chevy 29.781 181.324 Day 2 EV
40 25a Brian Vickers Chevy 29.796 181.232 Day 2 EV
41 44 Terry Labonte Chevy 29.816 181.111 Day 1 EV
42 1a Martin Truex Jr. # Chevy 29.843 180.947 Day 1 EV
43 15a Paul Menard Chevy 29.851 180.898 Day 1 EV
44 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 29.883 180.705 Day 1 EV
45 00 Bill Elliott Dodge 29.931 180.415 Day 1 EV
46 19a Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 30.009 179.946 Day 1 EV
47 00 Michael Waltrip Dodge 30.033 179.802 Day 2 EV
48 55 Michael Waltrip Dodge 30.113 179.325 Day 1 EV
49 37b C Long/ K Earnhardt Dodge 30.330 178.042 Day 2 EV
50 52 Mike Wallace Dodge 30.557 176.719 Day 1 AF
51 49 Brent Sherman # Dodge 30.998 174.205 Day 1 AF
52 37 Carl Long Dodge 31.022 174.070 Day 2 AF

Compiled from Speeds at NASCAR Media.(5-2/3-2006)

AF = Afternoon
EV = Evening


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