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</center> The 2006 Sylvania 200 was a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race held at New Hampshire International Speedway on September 16. Johnny Benson led the most laps to win his fourth career truck race.

2006 Sylvania 200

General info
Series Craftsman Truck Series
Location New Hampshire International Speedway
Date September 16, 2006
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Mike Skinner
Pole Speed 129.626 mph
Race Data
Winner Johnny Benson
Margin of Victory .691 seconds
Average Speed 92.323 mph
Cautions 12 for 50 laps
Points Leader Todd Bodine (+124)

Practice GoingsEdit

  • Aric Almirola crashed late in the first practice and would go to a backup for the race. Erin Crocker then got some light damage in the rookie practice.

Qualifying notes Edit

Mike Skinner won the pole after setting a new track record for the Truck Series. Skinner's teammate and eventual winner Johnny Benson started on the outside pole, while point leader Todd Bodine qualified seventh.

Champ car driver A.J. Allmendinger, making his Truck series debut for Bill Davis Racing, wrecked in qualifying and was forced to go to a backup truck. Newcomer Chase Miller qualified 27th.

Only one driver, Garrett Liberty driving the #89 Lafferty Motorsports truck, failed to qualify.

Race Notes & Info Edit

To the Back went A.J. Allmendinger, Chad McCumbee and Kerry Earnhardt.

It didn't even take a lap for a while until Bill Lester and Almirola crashed into the wall. More contact on the restart brought Sprague to pit lane to remove the bumper cover. Mike Skinner regrabbed the lead during this green flag run. Skinner had lost the lead to Johnny Benson, Jr on lap one. Benson then took the lead after three more laps. Clint Bowyer emerges and takes the lead on lap 38.

The caution comes back out on lap 50 due to debris on the track. Benson took the lead through the cycle of pit stops. Bowyer, Benson's main competitor at the point, loses ignition on lap 61 and falls out of the event later on. Mark Martin spinned four laps later bringing out the caution.

Mike Bliss pits again on the restart with a loose wheel problem. The restart is quickly ended with a lap 70 crash mainly involving Bobby East. THEN, Boston Reid crashed on the subsequent restart. Erin Crocker drops out of the race due to damage as well. It wasn't over yet. Ted Musgrave got turned shortly after the restart. Musgrave, furious, does some retalitory actions later and is parked. Benson still leads during this period. Bobby Hamilton, Jr deals with battery troubles during this portion of the race as well.

Caution avoided the field until lap 132 when debris was reported. Kyle Busch takes the lead before the caution and retained it until the caution on lap 158 for J.C. Stout's issue. Benson reclaims the lead. The caution came out soon for Mike Bliss' crash on lap 167. Bowyer was still running on lap 174 when that restart crash caused another caution. From there, though, Johnny Benson held off Mike Skinner on the 26-lap finish.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 223Johnny BensonToyota Certified Used VehiclesToyota200145running
2 15Mike SkinnerToyota TundraToyota2000running
3 915Kyle BuschFreedom Grill/Team Davis Dirt RacingChevrolet20046running
4 730Todd BodineLumber LiquidatorsToyota2000running
5 2611David StarrRed Horse RacingToyota2000running
6 1833Ron HornadayAllstates Employer ServicesChevrolet2000running
7 1214Rick CrawfordCircle Bar Truck CorralFord2000running
8 1788Matt CraftonMenards/EnergizerChevrolet2000running
9 2399Erik DarnellWoolrichFord2000running
10 166Mark MartinScotts Miracle-GroFord2000running
11 2550David RaganRoush RacingFord2000running
12 1317David ReutimannToyota TundraToyota2000running
14 3224A.J. AllmendingerBill Davis RacingToyota2000running
15 3040Ryan MooreKey MotorsportsChevrolet2000running
16 1516Mike BlissXpress MotorsportsChevrolet2000running
17 274Chase MillerDodge MotorsportsDodge2000running
18 1060Jack SpragueCon-way TransmissionsToyota2000running
19 3513Kerry EarnhardtThorSport RacingChevrolet2000running
20 2908Chad McCumbeeThe GPS Store/GarminChevrolet2000running
21 2407T.J. BellU.S. RestorationChevrolet2001running
22 1110Terry CookPower Stroke DieselFord1990running
23 1420Marcos AmbroseTeam Australia/Aussie VineyardsFord1970running
24 3463Cameron DodsonDave Porter Trck SalesFord1960running
25 546Clint BowyerSKFChevrolet1968running
26 418Bobby Hamilton, Jr.FastenalDodge1950running
27 2159Chad ChaffinHarris TruckingToyota1930running
28 3691J.C. StoutHunter's Hope Foundation/XeroxChevrolet1880running
29 2275Aric AlmirolaSpears ManufacturingChevrolet1880running
30 321Bobby EastState Fair Corn Dogs/Edy's DibsFord910handing
31 69Ted MusgraveTeam ASE/Germain Motor Co.Toyota900parked
32 2898Erin CrockerCheerios/Betty CrockerDodge830fuel pump
33 3325Boston ReidWoodard RacingDodge820crash
34 877Brendan GaughanGeorgetown UniversityDodge720crash
35 2022Bill LesterWaste ManagementToyota10crash
36 311Robert RichardsonWinyourmortgage.comDodge10crash

Points Edit

  1. Todd Bodine +124
  2. Johnny Benson -124
  3. David Reutimann -263
  4. Rick Crawford -315
  5. David Starr -334
  6. Ted Musgrave -334
  7. Ron Hornaday -413
  8. Jack Sprague -429
  9. Terry Cook -439
  10. Mike Bliss -468

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