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2006 IRL Winners

Sam Hornish, Jr. and Marlboro Team Penske
won the 2006 Indycar Championship as well as the Indy 500.

Sam Hornish

This was Hornish's 3rd IRL Championship and Penske's first!

2006 Champ

Team Penske (Castroneves and Hornish) fought neck and neck with Target Chip Ganassi (Dixon and Wheldon) throughout the season all the way to the last race, where all four drivers were capable of winning the championship.

Helio, Sam, Dan, Scott
Marco Andretti

Marco Andretti beat out Jeff Simpson for 2006 Indycar Rookie Of The Year. He also won Indy 500 Rookie of the Year honors after he finished in 2nd, .0635 of a second behind Hornish. The racer drives for Andretti-Green Racing. He won the road race at Sonoma.

2006 Indy Car Winners

March
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
26 3:30pm Homestead 1.5-mile oval ABC Toyota 300 Dan Wheldon
April
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
2 3:30pm St Pete 2 Street ESPN Honda GP Helio Castroneves
22 Noon Japan oval ESPN Japan 300 Helio Castroneves
May
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
28 1 pm Indianapolis IN 2.5 mile ABC Indy 500 Sam Hornish, Jr.
June
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
4 3:30pm Watkins Glen 3.4 mile ABC Indy Grand Prix Scott Dixon
* 10 9 pm Fort Worth TX 1.5 mile ESPN Bombardier 500k Helio Castroneves
* 24 8 pm Richmond VA .75 mile ESPN2 SunTrust Challenge Sam Hornish, Jr.
July
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
2 1 pm Kansas 1.5 mile ABC Argent Mortgage 300 Sam Hornish, Jr
* 15 9 pm Nashville 1.3 mile ESPN Firestone 200 Scott Dixon
23 1:30pm Milwaukee Mile 1 mile ESPN ABC Supply A.J. Foyt 225 Tony Kanaan
30 3 p Michigan 2 ABC Michigan 400 Helio Castroneves
August
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
13 3:30pm Kentucky 1.5 mile ABC AMBER Alert Portal 300 Sam Hornish, Jr.
27 3:30p Sonoma CA 2 mile ESPN Argent Mortgage GP Marco Andretti
September
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
10 1:30pm Chicago 1.5 mile ABC Peak Antifreeze 300 Dan Wheldon


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-- Saturday night race; all other races on Sunday

IRL Sched