NorthernTool.com 250

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NorthernTool.com 250
NorthernTool.com 250 race logo.png
Venue Milwaukee Mile
Sponsor Northern Tool + Equipment
First race 1984
Last race 2009
Distance 250 miles (402.3 km)
Laps 250
Previous names Red Carpet 200 (1984)
Milwaukee Sentinel 200 (1985)
Havoline 250 (1993-1994)
Sears Auto Center 250 (1995-1997)
DieHard 250 (1998-1999)
Sears DieHard 250 (2000)
GNC Live Well 250 (2001-2003)
Alan Kulwicki 250 Pres. by Forest County Potawatomi Racing (2004)
SBC 250 (2005)
AT&T 250 (2006-2007)
Camping World RV Rental 250 (2008)
NorthernTool.com 250 (2009)

The NorthernTool.com 250[1] was a NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at the Milwaukee Mile. From 1984-1985, the race was 200 laps, 200 miles (321.9 km) long. From 1986-1992, no race was held. In 1993, the race returned, and was increased to 250 laps, 250 miles (402.3 km), a distance it has remained at since. The race was traditionally held Sunday afternoons, while the Winston Cup Series was either off or at a different venue, but starting in 2004, the race has been run on Saturday night.

Until the race sponsor changed to Camping World in 2008, the sponsorship of this race was not affected by the September 7, 2007 settlement between AT&T and NASCAR in regard to a grandfathered sponsorship deal, as Anheuser-Busch, the sponsor of the now NASCAR Nationwide Series at the time of the lawsuit, was not associated with the wireless industry.[2] The 2010 race has been canceled and the date has been moved across Wisconsin to Road America.[3]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1984 May 13 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 200 200 (321.868) 2:03:26 97.206
1985 Aug 18 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Pontiac 200 200 (321.868) 1:55:15 104.121
1986

1992
Not held
1993 July 4 Steve Grissom Grissom Racing Enterprises Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:48:12 89.003
1994 July 3 Mike Wallace Owen Racing Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:28:31 100.999
1995 July 2 Dale Jarrett Dale Jarrett Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:37:16 95.379
1996 July 7 Buckshot Jones Buckshot Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 3:02:24 82.237
1997 July 5 Randy LaJoie BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:31:18 99.141
1998 July 5 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:33:14 97.89
1999 July 4 Casey Atwood Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:33:17 97.858
2000 July 2 Jeff Green ppc Racing Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:48:09 89.206
2001 July 1 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:26:30 102.389
2002 June 30 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:39:16 94.182
2003 June 29 Jason Keller ppc Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:25:30 103.093
2004 June 26 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:26:59 102.052
2005 June 25 Johnny Sauter Phoenix Racing Dodge 200* 200 (321.868) 2:03:12 97.403
2006 June 24 Paul Menard Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 258* 258 (415.21) 3:08:41 82.042
2007 June 23 Aric Almirola* Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:56:03 85.203
2008 June 21 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:43:37 91.678
2009 June 20 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:26:01 102.728
  • 2005: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2006: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2007: Aric Almirola started the race for Denny Hamlin, who had arrived to the track late. After Hamlin arrived, he took over the car and went on to win. Because Almirola started the race, he was credited with the victory, giving him his only Nationwide Series win to date.

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