BellSouth Mobility 320

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BellSouth Mobility 320
Venue Nashville Speedway USA
Sponsor BellSouth Mobility
First race 1984
Last race 2000
Distance 190.72 miles (306.93 km)
Laps 320
Previous names Nashville 200 (1984)

CarQuest 200 (1988)

Granger Select 200 (1989)

Opryland USA 320 (1995)

BellSouth / Opryland USA 320 (1996)

BellSouth Mobility / Opryland 320 (1997-1998)

BellSouth Mobility 320 (1999-2000)

The BellSouth Mobility 320 was a NASCAR Busch Series stock car race held at Nashville Speedway USA, in Nashville, Tennessee. Debuting as a 200 lap race of 119.2 miles (191.8 km), it was originally held only during the 1984 season. The event returned the schedule in 1988, and again in 1989, after which it was removed a second time. The race returned to the Busch circuit yet again in 1995, this time the race distance being extended from 200 to 320 laps, now covering 190.7 miles (306.9 km) in distance. The race remained on the Busch Series schedule for the next six seasons, but was removed a third and final time following the 2000 season.

Two other short tracks, Myrtle Beach Speedway and South Boston Speedway, were also removed from the Busch Series schedule after the 2000 season. This extra room created on the schedule was used to help add new races at Chicagoland Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, and Kentucky Speedway starting in 2001.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1984 April 28 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Pontiac 200 119.2 (191.833) 1:19:39 89.793
1988 May 21 Darrell Waltrip DarWal, Inc. Chevrolet 200 119.2 (191.833) 1:16:13 93.838
1989 May 20 Rick Mast A.G. Dillard Motorsports Buick 200 119.2 (191.833) 1:21:36 87.290
1995 March 19 David Green Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 320 190.72 (306.934) 2:26:18 78.217
1996 March 17 Bobby Labonte Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 320 190.72 (306.934) 2:57:27 64.487
1997 April 19 Steve Park Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 320 190.72 (306.934) 2:57:16 64.554
1998 March 15 Mike McLaughlin Team 34 Chevrolet 320 190.72 (306.934) 2:17:55 82.972
1999 April 3 Jeff Green Progressive Motorsports Chevrolet 320 190.72 (306.934) 2:16:52 83.608
2000 April 8 Randy LaJoie Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 320 190.72 (306.934) 2:28:35 77.015

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