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The 2006 Pocono 500 was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race that was held on June 11, 2006 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It was the fourteenth race of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race. It was Hamlin's first career Nextel Cup Series win.

2006 Pocono 500
Race details[1]
Race 14 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Pocono Raceway, where the race was held.
Pocono Raceway, where the race was held.
Date June 11, 2006 (2006-June-11)
Official name Pocono 500
Location Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Weather Chilly with temperatures approaching 62.6 °F (17.0 °C); wind speeds up to 18.3 miles per hour (29.5 km/h)
Average speed 131.656 miles per hour (211.880 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 83
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

Failed to qualify: Scott Wimmer (#4), Derrike Cope (#74), Stanton Barrett (#95), Greg Sacks (#34), Brent Sherman (#72)

Top 10 resultsEdit


  1. ^ "2006 Pocono 500: Weather Information". The Old Farmer's Almanac. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
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