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The 2006 AAA Insurance 200 was a Dover Truck Series race. It was held on June 2, 2006. Mark Martin won the race.

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Mark Martin celebrates his third win of the season

Practice Notes Edit

Qualifying Edit

David Reutimann won his second pole of the season, qualifying the #17 Toyota Tundra Toyota past the truck of Mike Bliss. Ryan Moore and Robert Richardson were the only trucks to miss the show. Two drivers would start at the tail of the field on the start: Marcos Ambrose and Steve Park, both for making adjustments at an impound race after qualifying.

Race AnalysisEdit

Reutimann led the first fourteen laps before Bobby Hamilton Jr. took the lead. The first caution came out for the wreck of Scott Lagasse Jr. coming off turn two. Seventeen of the thirty-five cars left on the track pitted for tires, allowing Hamilton Jr. to maintain his lead during the caution. Boston Reid was the lucky dog on that caution.

However, on the restart Kyle Busch powered by Hamilton Jr. and began to put a dominating pace on the field. Mike Bliss stayed in close quarters with Busch, but could not pull the lead away before a debris caution on lap 64. Kyle Krisiloff was the lucky dog as everyone on the lead lap pitted.

Mark Martin took the lead from Busch a couple laps after the restart. Bliss was able to lead one lap at the halfway point, as he Martin and Busch battled through lap traffic and caution came on the speedway. The cause of that caution was a spin by Kraig Kinser at Turn Three.

Martin took the lead back through pit stops, but Kyle Busch took advantage of Martin on the restart and began pulling away from the field. Martin, however, let the run go on and he began to catch Busch in. Martin passed Busch on lap 136. Laps later, while running third, Kyle Busch had a hoodpin fall off the truck, and was black flagged. He lost a lap on the pit stop, but would gain it back because of the next caution, which occured on lap 164, when Kelly Sutton wrecked on the frontstretch. During this run, Carl Edwards, driving a third Roush Racing truck, appears to be the fastest on the track, as he moves to third from seventeenth on the restart.

Reutimann, trying to get back in the race on the pit stops, took no tires. Mark Martin passed him on the restart and was not challenged afterwards. Busch recovered to tenth, while Edwards had problems on pit road and finished second, despite an amazing recovery.

Worth NotingEdit

  • Bill Lester was also penalized for a loose hoodpin early in the race. He finished 30th.
  • Joey Miller had a tire go down early in the event. He lost multiple laps as a result, and never recovered. He finished 32nd.
  • Mike Skinner lost two laps after he had a flat tire. He would finish 22nd.

ResultsEdit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 136Mark Martin ScottsFord20086running
2 1750Carl EdwardsOrthoFord2000running
3 730Todd BodineLumber LiquidatorsToyota2000running
4 216Mike Bliss IWXChevy2002running
5 117David ReutimannToyota TundraToyota20018running
6 1023Johnny BensonToyota Certified VehiclesToyota2000running
7 933Ron HornadayCystic Fibrosis FoundationChevy2000running
8 414Rick CrawfordCircle BarFord2000running
9 2360Jack SpragueCon-WayToyota2000running
10 351Kyle BuschNat'l Land LiquidatorsChevy20085running
11 1411David StarrRed Horse RacingToyota2000running
12 2775Aric AlmirolaSpearsChevy2000running
13 518Bobby Hamilton, JrFastenalDodge2009running
14 214Timothy PetersDodge MotorsportsDodge2000running
15 2288Matt CraftonMenardsChevy2000running
16 610Terry CookPower Stroke DieselFord2000running
17 1521Bobby EastState FairFord2000running
18 269Ted MusgraveASEToyota1990running
19 3077Brendan GaughanOrleansDodge1990running
20 1885Dennis SetzerE85 FlexfuelChevy1990running
21 3659Steve ParkHarris TruckingFord1980running
22 115Mike SkinnerToyota TundraToyota1980running
23 1606Chad McCumbeeMRD MotorsportsChevy1980running
24 2598Erin CrockerBetty CrockerDodge1970running
25 2499Eric DarnellRoush RacingFord1960running
26 1220Marcos AmbroseAustraliaFord1960running
27 3115Kyle KrisiloffDietch.comChevy1960running
28 2807Kevin LepageGreen Light RacingChevy1960running
29 3313Kerry EarnhardtThorSport RacingChevy1960running
30 822Bill LesterBDRToyota1950running
31 1946Kraig KinserU.S. ArmyChevy1940running
32 2912Joey MillerCURB RecordsToyota1930running
33 3525Boston ReidRed Rocks CafeDodge1930running
34 3408Johnny ChapmanU.S. RestorationChevy1910running
35 2004Scott Lagasse, JrDodge MotorsportsDodge1770running
36 3202Kelly SuttonCopaxoneChevy1360crash

PointsEdit

Driver (Finish) 1)Todd Bodine (3rd) 2)Ted Musgrave (18th} 3)David Reutimann (5th) 4)Johnny Benson (6th) 5)David Starr (11th) 6)Jack Sprague (9th) 7)Mike Bliss (4th) 8)Mark Martin (1st} 9)Matt Crafton (15th) 10)Dennis Setzer (20th)

External Links Edit

Results & Points

Stats from Racing-Reference.info

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