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2006 IRL IndyCar Series Recap

Driver Point Champion - Sam Hornish, Jr.- Team Penske
Rookie of the Year - Marco Andretti - Andretti Green Racing

Indy Racing League (IRL) Information
Indy Racing League (IRL) Drver Champion

The 2006 season began March 24 at Homestead and finished on September 10 after 14 races. During the off season Chevrolet- and Toyota-both withdrew from the series, leaving Honda as the only engine manufacturer. The 2006 race season was reduced. The Phoenix International Raceway race was cancelled because of scheduling conflicts. The California Speedway race was eliminated because the IRL wanted to move its date earlier in the season so as to not conflict with the NFL. A date satisfactory to both the speedway and the league could not be found. The Pikes Peak International Raceway was eliminated from the 2006 schedule as the track was sold by its owners and subsequently closed.

2006 IRL IndyCar Series Race Results

 

Date
Race
Track
Miles
Type
Winner
3/26/06
Homestead
300
PO
Dan Wheldon
4/2/06
St. Petersburg
180
SC
Helio Castroneves
4/22/06
Motegi
300
PO
Helio Castroneves
5/28/06
Indianapolis
500
PO
Sam Hornish, Jr.
6/4/06
Watkins Glen
187
RC
Scott Dixon
6/10/06
Ft. Worth
300
PO
Helio Castroneves
6/24/06
Richmond
187.5
PO
Sam Hornish, Jr.
7/2/06
Kansas
300
PO
Sam Hornish, Jr.
7/15/06
Nashville
260
CO
Scott Dixon
7/23/06
Milwaukee
225
PO
Tony Kanaan
7/30/06
MIS
400
PO
Helio Castroneves
8/13/06
Kentucky
300
PO
Sam Hornish, Jr.
8/27/06
Sears Point
184
RC
Marco Andretti
9/10/06
Chicagoland
300
PO
Dan Wheldon

2006 IRL IndyCar Series Drivers Points

 

Standing
Driver
Earnings
Starts
DNS/DNQ
Wins
2nds
3rds
4ths
5ths
Poles
Points
1
Sam Hornish, Jr.
$2,775,205
14
0
4
1
2
2
0
4
475
2
Dan Wheldon
$1,625,155
14
0
2
3
2
2
0
2
475
3
Helio Castroneves
$1,401,455
14
0
4
1
1
1
2
6
473
4
Scott Dixon
$1,369,605
14
0
2
4
0
2
1
1
460
5
Vitor Meira
$1,160,305
14
0
0
3
3
0
1
0
411
6
Tony Kanaan
$1,142,805
14
0
1
0
2
1
3
0
384
7
Marco Andretti
$1,377,705
14
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
325
8
Dario Franchitti
$987,105
13
0
0
1
1
1
0
1
311
9
Danica Patrick
$923,005
13
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
302
10
Tomas Scheckter
$875,455
14
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
298
11
Bryan Herta
$872,405
14
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
289
12
Scott Sharp
$895,705
14
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
287
13
Kosuke Matsuura
$857,305
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
273
14
Ed Carpenter
$815,405
12
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
252
15
Buddy Rice
$808,505
13
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
234
16
Jeff Simmons
$712,405
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
217
17
Felipe Giaffone
$543,005
8
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
142
18
Buddy Lazier
$562,705
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
122
19
Eddie Cheever
$497,405
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
114
20
Jeff Bucknum
$428,905
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
97
21
Ryan Briscoe
$170,750
4
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
83
22
P. J. Chesson
$342,355
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
54
23
Marty Roth
$106,800
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
36
24
Michael Andretti
$455,105
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
35
25
Sarah Fisher
$80,600
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
26
Max Papis
$229,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
27
A. J. Foyt IV
$228,805
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
28
Roger Yasukawa
$42,200
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
29
Jaques Lazier
$219,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
30
Roberto Moreno
$200,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
31
Airton Dar
$36,100
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
32
P. J. Jones
$50,700
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
33
Tom Enge
$204,555
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
34
Townsend Bell
$214,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
35
Al Unser, Jr.
$216,805
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
36
Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
$196,055
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
37
Stephan Gregoire
$193,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
38
Larry Foyt
$192,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
39
Thiago Medeiros
$227,555
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
40
Paul Dana
$33,800
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
NR
Jon Herb
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0