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The 2006 Sharpie 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on August 26, 2006 at Bristol Motor Speedway, in Bristol, Tennessee. Contested over 500 laps on the 0.533 mile (0.857 km) concrete short track, it was the 24th race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Matt Kenseth of Roush Racing won the race.

2006 Sharpie 500
Race details
Race 24 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
Date August 26, 2006 (2006-August-26)
Official name Sharpie 500
Location Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee
Course Permanent racing facility
0.533 mi (0.857 km)
Distance 500 laps, 266.5 mi (428.89 km)
Average speed 90.025 miles per hour (144.881 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Penske Racing South
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing
Laps 263
No. 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Bill Weber, Benny Parsons, Wally Dallenbach Jr.



One of the most popular races on the circuit, the Sharpie 500, NASCAR's twenty-fourth race of the season was held on August 26, 2006 under the lights on the 0.533-mile Bristol International Speedway. Kurt Busch won the pole for this event. Matt Kenseth won his second straight Nextel Cup race and, along with points leader Jimmie Johnson, clinched a berth in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Top 10 resultsEdit

Race StatisticsEdit

  • Time of race: 2:57:37
  • Average Speed: 90.025 miles per hour (144.881 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 124.906 miles per hour (201.017 km/h)
  • Cautions: 10 for 62 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.591 sec
  • Lead changes: 18
  • Percent of race run under caution: 12.4%
  • Average green flag run: 39.8 laps