American 200

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American 200
Venue Rockingham Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina
First race 1973
Last race 2010
Distance 200 miles (320 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Tar Heel 300 (1973)
Carolina 500 (2008)
ARCA Re/MAX Carolina 200 (2009 spring)

The American 200 presented by Black's Tire and Auto Service was an ARCA Racing Series race that took place at Rockingham Speedway in 1973 and from 2008 until 2010. Charlie Glotzbach won the inaugural event,[1] while Ty Dillon won the final event.[2]

History[edit]

During the inaugural race, Charlie Glotzbach led 285 laps out of 295 to win ahead of Charlie Blanton, who was two laps down. Before the race, only 13 cars were able to qualify before rain moved into the area, causing the remainder of the grid lined up according to sign-in time at the track.[1] In 2008, Joey Logano won after taking the pole position and leading 257 laps out of 312.[3] In 2009 Sean Caisse won the spring event, and Parker Kligerman won in the fall.[4][5] The final race was held in 2010, and was won by Ty Dillon.[2]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1973[1] June 10 Charlie Glotzbach Chevrolet 295 300 (480) 2:31:56 118.476
2008[3] May 4 Joey Logano Chevrolet 312 312 (502) 3:16:16 95.38
2009 April 19[4] Sean Caisse Chevrolet 200 200 (320) 1:54:28 104.834
October 11[5] Parker Kligerman Dodge 200 200 (320) 1:51:08 107.978
2010[2] April 19 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 200 200 (320) 1:51:17 107.829

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tar Heel 300". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "2010 American 200 Presented by Black's Tire and Auto". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "2008 Carolina 500". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "2009 ARCA Re/Max Carolina 200". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "2009 ARCA Re/Max American 200". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved April 22, 2012.