On the track in 2006, the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup chase was dominated from the opening race -- the Daytona 500 -- by Jimmie Johnson. After winning this race, Johnson went on to five more wins, and despite trading the points lead back and forth with Matt Kenseth, he ultimately came out on top to win the season.

Review this exciting season race by race with the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup results chart below.

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Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth drive in the 2006 Daytona 500, a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series event.
Tony Stewart (#20) and Matt Kenseth (#17) had
an intensely competitive battle in the 2006
Daytona 500. Kenseth was a contender in the
2006 NASCAR season, but Stewart, the 2005
champion, had a disappointing year.
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2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Results

NumberDate
Site
Race Winner
Car
Speed
1 2/19/06 Daytona Beach, FL
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 142.667
2 2/26/06 Fontana, CA
Matt Kenseth
Ford 147.852
3 3/12/06 Las Vegas, NV
Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 133.358
4 3/20/06 Atlanta, GA
Kasey Kahne
Dodge 144.098
5 3/26/06 Bristol, TN
Kurt Busch
Dodge 79.427
6 4/02/06 Martinsville, VA
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet 72.741
7 4/09/06 Ft. Worth, TX
Kasey Kahne Dodge 137.943
8 4/22/06 Phoenix, AZ
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet 107.063
9 3/30/06 Talladega, AL
Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 142.880
10 5/06/06 Richmond, VA
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Chevrolet 97.061
11 5/13/06 Darlington, SC
Greg Biffle
Ford 135.127
12 5/28/06 Charlotte, NC
Kasey Kahne
Dodge 128.840
13 6/04/06 Dover, DE
Matt Kenseth
Ford 109.865
14 6/11/06 Pocono, PA
Denny Hamlin
Chevrolet 131.656
15 6/18/06 Brooklyn, MI
Kasey Kahne Dodge 118.788
16 6/25/06 Sears Point, CA
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 73.953
17 7/01/06 Daytona Beach, FL
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet 151.143
18 7/09/06 Chicago, IL
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 132.077
19 7/16/06 Loudon, NH
Kyle Busch
Chevrolet 101.384
20 7/23/06 Pocono, PA
Denny Hamlin
Chevrolet 132.626
21 8/06/06 Indianapolis, IN
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 137.182
22 8/13/06 Watkins Glen, NY
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet 76.718
23 8/20/06 Brooklyn, MI
Matt Kenseth
Ford 135.097
24 8/26/06 Bristol, TN
Matt Kenseth Ford 90.025
25 9/03/06 Fontana, CA
Kasey Kahne
Dodge 144.462
26 9/09/06 Richmond, VA
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet 101.342
27 9/17/06 Loudon, NH
Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 102.195
28 9/24/06 Dover, DE
Jeff Burton
Chevrolet 111.966
29 10/01/06 Kansas City, KS
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet 121.753
30 10/08/06 Talladega, AL
Brian Vickers
Chevrolet 157.602
31 10/14/06 Charlotte, NC
Kasey Kahne
Dodge 132.142
32 10/22/06 Martinsville, VA
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 70.446
33 10/29/06 Atlanta, GA
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet 143.421
34 11/05/06 Ft. Worth, TX
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet 134.891
35 11/12/06 Phoenix, AZ
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet 96.131
36 11/19/06 Homestead, FL
Greg Biffle
Ford 125.375

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