Sunday 2nd April 2006
Tony Stewart dominated to win his second of three career wins at Martinsville Speedway in the DIRECTV 500. Stewart’s only challenge all day was pole winner Jimmie Johnson, who led 195 laps to Stewart’s 288. Stewart took the lead for the fifth and final time on Lap 474 after passing Johnson and never looked back. Johnson’s teammate Jeff Gordon battled back from blown tire on Lap 90 to finish second with Johnson in third.