The 2006 Subway 500 was the 32nd stock car race of the 2006 NASCAR
Nextel Cup Series and the sixth in the ten-race Chase for the Nextel
Cup. It was held on October 22, 2006, before a crowd of 65,000, at
Martinsville Speedway (pictured) in Martinsville, Virginia, one of five
short tracks to hold NASCAR races. The 500-lap race was won by Jimmie
Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports; Denny Hamlin finished second, and Bobby
Labonte came in third. Kurt Busch won the pole position with the fastest
time in qualifying; Johnson started from ninth position. There were 18
cautions and 16 lead changes by five different drivers during the race.
Johnson's win was his fifth of the 2006 season, and the 23rd of his
career. The result advanced him to third in the Drivers' Championship,
41 points behind Matt Kenseth, who took over the championship lead after
Jeff Burton retired from the race. Chevrolet maintained its lead in the
Manufacturers' Championship with four races left in the season.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Subway_500>
Today's selected anniversaries:
HMS Whiting ran aground on the Doom Bar on the coast of
Nazi Germany enacted the Nuremberg Laws, which deprived Jews of
World War II: The Greek People's Liberation Army won the
Battle of Meligalas and began the execution of many prisoners of war and
The Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church, an
African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls and
injuring at least 14 other people (memorial march pictured).
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (obsolete) Any elaborate embroidery, especially when made of gold
thread; an object (such as clothing or fabric) adorned with such
2. (Christianity) An embroidered ornamental band or border on an
ecclesiastical vestment, altar frontal, etc.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
It is not a great misfortune to be of service to ingrates, but it
is an intolerable one to be obliged to a dishonest man.
--François de La Rochefoucauld
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