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2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

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2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
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The 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season began on February 17 at Daytona International Speedway with the GM Flex Fuel 250, and ended on November 17 with the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Todd Bodine of Germain Racing was declared champion. This was the Truck Series' 11th season.

Contents

Schedule

All races are held in the United States and carried on Speed Channel.

All times are Eastern Time.

GM Flex Fuel 250

The GM Flex Fuel 250 was held on February 17 at Daytona International Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

  1. 6 - Mark Martin
  2. 30 - Todd Bodine
  3. 9 - Ted Musgrave
  4. 5 - Mike Skinner
  5. 60 - Jack Sprague
  6. 99 - Erik Darnell
  7. 08 - Bobby Hamilton Jr.
  8. 14 - Rick Crawford
  9. 17 - David Reutimann
  10. 10 - Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: Chad McCumbee (#06), Chad Chaffin (#40), J. R. Patton (#63), Carl Long (#28), Wayne Edwards (#24), Norm Benning (#89)

Racetickets.com 200

This race was held February 24 at California Speedway. The polesitter was David Reutimann. Chad McCumbee, who finished 25th, suffered a 25-point penalty for an illegal modification of the carbuerator's main body.

  1. 6- Mark Martin
  2. 30- Todd Bodine
  3. 9- Ted Musgrave
  4. 17- David Reutimann
  5. 60- Jack Sprague
  6. 23- Johnny Benson
  7. 16- Mike Bliss
  8. 14- Rick Crawford
  9. 21- Jon Wood
  10. 85- Dennis Setzer

Failed to qualify: Kraig Kinser (#47), Wayne Edwards (#24)

John Deere 200

The John Deere 200 was held March 17 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Todd Bodine sat on pole and the race win was determined by a green-white-checker finish for the third consecutive race. This race was the final career start for Bobby Hamilton, who retired after being diagnosed with neck cancer and died in January 2007.

Top ten results

  1. 30- Todd Bodine
  2. 6- Mark Martin
  3. 23- Johnny Benson
  4. 9- Ted Musgrave
  5. 17- David Reutimann
  6. 21- Jon Wood
  7. 16- Mike Bliss
  8. 99- Erik Darnell
  9. 88- Matt Crafton
  10. 14- Rick Crawford

Failed to qualify: Chad Chaffin (#40), Chase Montgomery (#8), Carl Long (#28)

Kroger 250

This race was held April 1 at Martinsville Speedway. Bobby Hamilton Jr. won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 11- David Starr
  2. 9- Ted Musgrave
  3. 88- Matt Crafton
  4. 6- Mark Martin
  5. 16- Mike Bliss
  6. 77- Brendan Gaughan
  7. 07- Clint Bowyer
  8. 5- Mike Skinner
  9. 85- Dennis Setzer
  10. 18- Bobby Hamilton Jr.

Failed to qualify: Tam Topham (#70), Chad Chaffin (#40), Justin Martz (#63).

Dodge Ram Tough 200

April 29 at Gateway International Raceway. Qualifying was rained out and the field was set by owner's points. As a result, David Ragan sat on the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 30- Todd Bodine
  2. 9- Ted Musgrave
  3. 17- David Reutimann
  4. 60- Jack Sprague
  5. 23- Johnny Benson
  6. 10- Terry Cook
  7. 18- Bobby Hamilton Jr.
  8. 11- David Starr
  9. 16- Mike Bliss
  10. 75- Aric Almirola

Failed to make field: J. R. Patton (#63), J. C. Stout (#91), Nick Tucker (#31)

Quaker Steak and Lube 200

The Quaker Steak and Lube 200 was held May 19 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 51-Kyle Busch
  2. 10-Terry Cook
  3. 30-Todd Bodine
  4. 1-Ted Musgrave
  5. 9-Ron Hornaday
  6. 17-David Reutimann
  7. 85-Dennis Setzer
  8. 88-Matt Crafton
  9. 75-Aric Almirola
  10. 99-Erik Darnell

Failed to qualify: Robert Richardson (#1), Chad Chaffin (#40), J. R. Patton (#63), Nick Tucker (#31), Bill Lester (#22)

City of Mansfield 250

The City of Mansfield 250 was held May 27 at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway. Todd Bodine won the pole. Qualifying for this event was rained out. A series record of 18 caution flags was set during this running of the City of Mansfield 250.

Top ten results

  1. 33-Ron Hornaday
  2. 60-Jack Sprague
  3. 11-David Starr
  4. 23-Johnny Benson
  5. 12-Joey Miller
  6. 88-Matt Crafton
  7. 85-Dennis Setzer
  8. 16-Mike Bliss
  9. 17-David Reutimann
  10. 59-Steve Park

Failed to qualify: Michel Jourdain, Jr. (#50), Todd Shafer (#91)

AAA Insurance 200

The AAA Insurance 200 was held June 2 at Dover International Speedway. David Reutimann won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 6- Mark Martin
  2. 50- Carl Edwards
  3. 30- Todd Bodine
  4. 16- Mike Bliss
  5. 17- David Reutimann
  6. 23- Johnny Benson
  7. 33- Ron Hornaday
  8. 14- Rick Crawford
  9. 60- Jack Sprague
  10. 51- Kyle Busch

Failed to qualify: Robert Richardson (#1), Ryan Moore (#40)

Sam's Town 400

The Sam's Town 400 was held June 9 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 30-Todd Bodine
  2. 5-Mike Skinner
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 17-David Reutimann
  5. 23-Johnny Benson
  6. 85-Dennis Setzer
  7. 9-Ted Musgrave
  8. 6-David Ragan
  9. 08-Chad McCumbee
  10. 16-Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: J. R. Patton (#63), Blake Mallory (#76)

Con-way Freight 200

This race was held June 17 at Michigan International Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole. Johnny Benson captured his first Truck Series win and first NASCAR win in his home state.

Top ten results

  1. 23- Johnny Benson
  2. 6- Mark Martin
  3. 4- Bobby Labonte
  4. 30- Todd Bodine
  5. 88- Matt Crafton
  6. 14- Rick Crawford
  7. 33- Ron Hornaday
  8. 85- Dennis Setzer
  9. 10- Terry Cook
  10. 60- Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: Robert Richardson (#1)

Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200

The Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 was held June 23 at The Milwaukee Mile. Ron Hornaday won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 23-Johnny Benson
  2. 16-Mike Bliss
  3. 33-Ron Hornaday
  4. 60-Jack Sprague
  5. 17-David Reutimann
  6. 4-Timothy Peters
  7. 85-Dennis Setzer
  8. 11-David Starr
  9. 14-Rick Crawford
  10. 10-Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: Mike Wallace (#31), Michel Jourdain Jr. (#50)

O'Reilly Auto Parts 250

This race was held July 1 at Kansas Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top ten results:

  1. 10- Terry Cook
  2. 14- Rick Crawford
  3. 20- Marcos Ambrose
  4. 77- Brendan Gaughan
  5. 5- Mike Skinner
  6. 6- David Ragan
  7. 30- Todd Bodine
  8. 11- David Starr
  9. 23- Johnny Benson
  10. 17- David Reutimann

Failed to qualify: none

Built Ford Tough 225

This race was held July 8 at Kentucky Speedway. Marcos Ambrose won his first career pole. Unsponsored Ron Hornaday captured his second win of the year.

Top ten results:

  1. 33- Ron Hornaday
  2. 14- Rick Crawford
  3. 77- Brendan Gaughan
  4. 23- Johnny Benson
  5. 6- David Ragan
  6. 9- Ted Musgrave
  7. 88- Matt Crafton
  8. 11- David Starr
  9. 99- Erik Darnell
  10. 30- Todd Bodine

Failed to qualify: Robert Richardson (#1), Todd Shafer (#291)

O'Reilly 200

The O'Reilly 200 was held July 15 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 60-Jack Sprague
  2. 99-Erik Darnell
  3. 88-Matt Crafton
  4. 33-Ron Hornaday
  5. 16-Mike Bliss
  6. 6-David Ragan
  7. 17-David Reutimann
  8. 10-Terry Cook
  9. 5-Mike Skinner
  10. 85-Dennis Setzer

Failed to qualify: none

Power Stroke Diesel 200

The Power Stroke Diesel 200 was held August 4 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. David Ragan won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 14-Rick Crawford
  2. 85-Dennis Setzer
  3. 33-Ron Hornaday
  4. 11-David Starr
  5. 16-Mike Bliss
  6. 10-Terry Cook
  7. 30-Todd Bodine
  8. 9-Ted Musgrave
  9. 6-David Ragan
  10. 99-Erik Darnell

Failed to qualify: Chuck Maitlen (#89), Rick Craig (#31)

Toyota Tundra 200

This race was held August 12 at Nashville Superspeedway. Erik Darnell won the pole.

Top ten results:

  1. 23- Johnny Benson
  2. 60- Jack Sprague
  3. 20- Marcos Ambrose
  4. 9- Ted Musgrave
  5. 77- Brendan Gaughan
  6. 17- David Reutimann
  7. 08- Chad McCumbee
  8. 30- Todd Bodine
  9. 88- Matt Crafton
  10. 10- Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: None

O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 presented by Valvoline

This race was held on August 23 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top ten results:

  1. #6 Mark Martin
  2. #30 Todd Bodine
  3. #9 Ted Musgrave
  4. #23 Johnny Benson
  5. #11 David Starr
  6. #15 Kyle Busch
  7. #5 Mike Skinner
  8. #16 Mike Bliss
  9. #18 Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  10. #17 David Reutimann

Failed to qualify: Chuck Maitlen (#89)

New Hampshire 200

The New Hampshire 200 was held September 16 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. #23 Johnny Benson
  2. #5 Mike Skinner
  3. #15 Kyle Busch
  4. #30 Todd Bodine
  5. #11 David Starr
  6. #33 Ron Hornaday
  7. #14 Rick Crawford
  8. #88 Matt Crafton
  9. #99 Erik Darnell
  10. #6 Mark Martin

Failed to qualify: Garrett Liberty (#89)

Las Vegas 350

The Las Vegas 350 was held September 23 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. #5 Mike Skinner
  2. #9 Ted Musgrave
  3. #16 Mike Bliss
  4. #23 Johnny Benson
  5. #33 Ron Hornaday
  6. #17 David Reutimann
  7. #20 Marcos Ambrose
  8. #85 Dennis Setzer
  9. #46 Kraig Kinser
  10. #75 Aric Almirola

Failed to qualify: none

John Deere 250

The John Deere 250 was held October 17 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mark Martin won the pole.

Top ten results:

  1. 6- Mark Martin
  2. 5- Mike Skinner
  3. 9- Ted Musgrave
  4. 30- Todd Bodine
  5. 24- A. J. Allmendinger
  6. 17- David Reutimann
  7. 50- David Ragan
  8. 59- Chad Chaffin
  9. 23- Johnny Benson
  10. 33- Ron Hornaday

Failed to qualify: none

Kroger 200

The Kroger 200 was held October 21 at Martinsville Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results:

  1. #60 Jack Sprague
  2. #11 David Starr
  3. #99 Erik Darnell
  4. #6 Mark Martin
  5. #23 Johnny Benson
  6. #15 Kyle Busch
  7. #5 Mike Skinner
  8. #46 Denny Hamlin
  9. #14 Rick Crawford
  10. #4 Chase Miller

Failed to qualify: Bradley Riethmeyer (#49), Casey Kingsland (#7), Todd Shafer (#91), Jimmy Simpson (#64)

EasyCare 200

The EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 was held October 28 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole.

Top ten results:

  1. 16- Mike Bliss
  2. 10- Terry Cook
  3. 99- Erik Darnell
  4. 17- David Reutimann
  5. 14- Rick Crawford
  6. 50- David Ragan
  7. 08- Chad McCumbee
  8. 5- Mike Skinner
  9. 18- Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  10. 60- Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: none

Silverado 350

This race was held November 3 at Texas Motor Speedway. Clint Bowyer won the race from the pole.

Top ten results:

  1. 46- Clint Bowyer
  2. 51- Kyle Busch
  3. 23- Mike Skinner
  4. 60- Jack Sprague
  5. 33- Ron Hornaday
  6. 6- David Ragan
  7. 17- David Reutimann
  8. 10- Terry Cook
  9. 99- Erik Darnell
  10. 20- Marcos Ambrose

Failed to qualify: none

Casino Arizona 150

The Casino Arizona 150 was held November 10 at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnny Benson won the pole. This race was unusual in that there was a short field starting this race (only 35 trucks started the race instead of the normal 36).

Top ten results:

  1. #23 Johnny Benson
  2. #6 Mark Martin
  3. #5 Mike Skinner
  4. #30 Todd Bodine
  5. #88 Matt Crafton
  6. #11 David Starr
  7. #60 Jack Sprague
  8. #17 David Reutimann
  9. #15 Kyle Busch
  10. #99 Erik Darnell

Failed to qualify: none

Ford 200

This race will be held on November 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole. Todd Bodine won the championship, and Erik Darnell won the Rookie of the Year.

Top ten results:

  1. #6 Mark Martin
  2. #77 Brendan Gaughan
  3. #99 Erik Darnell
  4. #18 Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  5. #60 Jack Sprague
  6. #46 Joe Nemechek
  7. #11 David Starr
  8. #17 David Reutimann
  9. #85 Dennis Setzer
  10. #10 Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: Robert Richardson (#1)

Rookies

Erik Darnell of Roush Racing took home ROTY honors. Despite missing the season opener at Daytona and switching teams after Dover, Chad McCumbee was runner up in the ROTY fight. Finishing a surprising 3rd in ROTY was former V8 Supercars driver Marcos Ambrose, who missed the first three races of the season. Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Aric Almirola was fourth and rounding out the top five was Bobby East. Third generation driver Kerry Earnhardt and female driver Erin Crocker were expected to make runs for the title, but did not perform to expectation. Rookies such as Boston Reid, Joey Miller and Timothy Peters all attempted ROTY but were released from their rides.

Television

Speed Channel, an entity of Fox, was the exclusive broadcaster of the series for the 2006 season. Starting in 2007, Fox will carry the season-opening race at Daytona and an additional event with Speed Channel carrying the remaining races.

References

2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Wikipedia


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