2006 in NASCAR
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2006 in NASCAR

In 2006 in NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) sanctioned three national touring series, eight regional touring series, and the Dodge Weekly Series for local competition. NASCAR champions in 2006 were Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Todd Bodine, Eric Holmes, Mike Olsen, Mike Stefanik, Junior Miller, Tim Schendel, Gary Lewis, J. R. Norris, Rip Michels, and Philip Morris.

National touring series

Nextel Cup Series

Top ten drivers standings

Pos. Driver Car Manufacturer Owner Pts Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings
1 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 6475 36 5 13 24 $15,875,125
2 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford Roush Racing 6419 36 4 15 21 $9,544,966
3 Denny Hamlin 11 Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing 6407 36 2 8 20 $6,607,932
4 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 6397 36 5 15 20 $8,231,406
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 6328 36 1 10 17 $7,111,739
6 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 6256 36 2 14 18 $7,471,447
7 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 6228 36 1 7 20 $6,439,995
8 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge Evernham Motorsports 6183 36 6 12 19 $7,721,378
9 Mark Martin 6 Ford Roush Racing 6168 36 0 7 15 $5,568,748
10 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 6027 36 1 10 18 $6,077,337

Busch Series

Top ten drivers standings

Pos. Driver Car Manufacturer Owner Pts Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings
1 Kevin Harvick 21
29
33
Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing
Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5648 35 9 23 32 $2,850,864
2 Carl Edwards 60 Ford Roush Racing 4824 35 4 15 25 $1,878,844
3 Clint Bowyer 2 Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 4683 35 1 12 17 $1,715,649
4 Denny Hamlin 20 Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing 4667 35 2 12 23 $1,757,309
5 J. J. Yeley 18 Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing 4487 35 0 9 22 $1,504,366
6 Paul Menard 11 Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 4075 35 1 7 16 $1,723,218
7 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 3921 34 1 4 12 $1,182,182
8 Johnny Sauter 00 Chevrolet Haas CNC Racing 3794 35 0 2 9 $1,561,164
9 Greg Biffle 16
66
Chevrolet Roush Racing
Brewco Motorsports
3789 30 1 9 18 $928,356
10 Reed Sorenson 41 Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 3670 34 0 5 14 $1,068,468

Craftsman Truck Series

Top ten drivers standings

Pos. Driver Car Manufacturer Owner Pts Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings
1 Todd Bodine 30 Toyota Germain Racing 3666 25 3 12 16 $1,046,680
2 Johnny Benson Jr. 23 Toyota Bill Davis Racing 3539 25 5 13 17 $770,157
3 David Reutimann 17 Toyota Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 3530 25 0 7 19 $525,531
4 David Starr 11 Toyota Red Horse Racing 3355 25 1 6 12 $515,985
5 Jack Sprague 60 Toyota Wyler Racing 3328 25 2 10 14 $586,879
6 Ted Musgrave 9 Toyota Germain Racing 3314 25 0 10 13 $560,083
7 Ron Hornaday Jr. 33 Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc. 3313 25 2 8 12 $544,667
8 Terry Cook 10 Ford ppc Racing 3265 25 1 3 12 $483,630
9 Rick Crawford 14 Ford Circle Bar Racing 3252 25 1 5 13 $508,602
10 Mike Skinner 5 Toyota Bill Davis Racing 3219 25 1 8 13 $568,353

Regional touring series

AutoZone West Series

Top ten drivers standings

Pos. Driver Car Manufacturer Owner Pts Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings
1 Eric Holmes 62
35
Chevrolet
Ford
Beebe Racing Enterprises
NDS Motorsports
1889 12 1 9 10 $225,149
2 Michael David 2 Ford Bennett Lane Race Team 1806 12 2 6 9 $180,627
3 Mike Duncan 9 Chevrolet MB Duncan Motorsports 1762 12 1 3 8 $141,498
4 Steve Portenga 77 Ford Performance P-1 Motorsports 1720 12 0 4 10 $127,016
5 Peyton Sellers 16 Chevrolet Bill McAnally Racing 1675 12 1 6 6 $135,565
6 Jim Inglebright 1 Chevrolet Inglebright Racing 1657 12 0 3 7 $112,418
7 Scott Gaylord 00 Chevrolet Oliver Racing 1644 12 0 3 9 $97,379
8 Austin Cameron 88 Chevrolet MRG Motorsports 1631 12 2 4 6 $92,258
9 Brian Ickler 20 Chevrolet Bill McAnally Racing 1591 12 0 2 6 $80,877
10 Johnny Borneman III 8 Ford Borneman Motorsports 1569 12 1 5 5 $88,443

References

Citations
Bibliography
  • Ward Woodbury, ed. (2007). The Official NASCAR Preview and Press Guide 2007. Charlotte, NC: UMI Publications. ASIN B005YPP6P0. 
Preceded by
2005 in NASCAR
NASCAR seasons
2006
Succeeded by
2007 in NASCAR

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