Federated Auto Parts 400

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Federated Auto Parts 400
Venue Richmond International Raceway
Sponsor Federated Auto Parts
First race 1958
Distance 300 miles (482.803 km)
Laps 400
Previous names Richmond 200 (1958–1959)
Richmond 100 (1960)
Richmond 250 (1961)
Capital City 300 (1962–1968)
Capital City 250 (1969)
Capital City 500 (1970–1975)
Capital City 400 (1976–1980)
Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 (1981–1985)
Wrangler Jeans Indigo 400 (1986–1987)
Miller High Life 400 (1988–1989)
Miller Genuine Draft 400 (1990–1995)
Miller 400 (1996)
Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 (1997–1999)
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 (2000)
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 with the Looney Tunes (2001–2002)
Chevy Rock & Roll 400 (2003–2009)
Air Guard 400 (2010)
Wonderful Pistachios 400 (2011)
2008 Rock & Roll 400 Logo
2007 winner's trophy

The Federated Auto Parts 400 is an annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Since 2004, the race has served as the last race in NASCAR's "regular season". Following the race, the top sixteen drivers in points standings advance to the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Starting in 1991, the race was moved from Sunday afternoon to Saturday night. It became the second night race on the NASCAR schedule, following Bristol which takes place a few weeks earlier.

From 2000–2009, the race was sponsored in some form by Chevrolet. For 2001 and 2002, the race sponsorship was in conjunction with Warner Bros., with Looney Tunes characters featured in several cars' paint jobs. For the 2003-2009 races the race was known as the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 and various cars were painted to promote various rock music acts. The 2010 race saw the sponsorship move from Chevrolet to the Air National Guard, a branch of the United States Air Force. The race was sponsored by Roll Global through its Wonderful Pistachios brand, a division of Roll Global subsidiary Paramount Nuts in 2011. On May 2, 2012, Federated Auto Parts and Richmond International Raceway announced that Federated Auto Parts will be the race's sponsor starting in 2012 and ending in 2014.[1]

Because of its proximity to (and its occasionally being run on) Patriot Day, the Pledge of Allegiance is included as part of the opening ceremony.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
1958 September 14 Speedy Thompson Speedy Thompson Chevrolet 200 100 (160.934) 1:43:40 57.878 Report
1959 September 13 Cotton Owens W.H. Watson T-Bird 200 100 (160.934) 1:39:22 60.362 Report
1960 October 23 Speedy Thompson Wood Brothers Racing Ford 200 100 (160.934) 1:34:08 63.739 Report
1961 September 10 Joe Weatherly Bud Moore Engineering Pontiac 250 125 (201.168) 2:01:36 61.677 Report
1962 September 9 Joe Weatherly Bud Moore Engineering Pontiac 300 150 (241.401) 2:18:30 64.981 Report
1963 September 8 Ned Jarrett Charles Robinson Ford 300 150 (241.401) 2:15:04 66.339 Report
1964 September 14 Cotton Owens Cotton Owens Dodge 300 150 (241.401) 2:25:16 61.955 Report
1965 September 18 David Pearson Cotton Owens Dodge 300 150 (241.401) 2:27:35 60.983 Report
1966 September 11 David Pearson Cotton Owens Dodge 300 150 (241.401) 2:23:07 62.886 Report
1967 September 10 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 300 150 (241.401) 2:36:10 57.631 Report
1968 September 8 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 300 187.5 (301.752) 2:11:20 85.659 Report
1969 September 7 Bobby Allison Mario Rossi Dodge 462 250.404 (402.986) 3:16:32 76.388 Report
1970 September 13 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 500 271 (436.132) 3:19:34 81.476 Report
1971 November 14 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 500 271 (436.132) 3:23:11 80.025 Report
1972 September 10 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 500 271 (436.132) 3:34:14 75.899 Report
1973 September 9 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 500 271 (436.132) 4:13:17 63.215 Report
1974 September 8 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 500 271 (436.132) 4:12:22 64.43 Report
1975 October 12 Darrell Waltrip DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 500 271 (436.132) 3:18:34 81.886 Report
1976 September 12 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:46:47 77.993 Report
1977 September 11 Neil Bonnett Jim Stacy Dodge 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:41:18 80.644 Report
1978 September 10 Darrell Waltrip DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:43:19 79.568 Report
1979 September 9 Bobby Allison Bud Moore Engineering Ford 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:41:23 80.604 Report
1980 September 7 Bobby Allison Bud Moore Engineering Ford 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:43:10 79.722 Report
1981 September 13 Benny Parsons Bud Moore Engineering Ford 400 216.8 (348.905) 3:05:50 69.998 Report
1982 September 12 Bobby Allison DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:37:06 82.8 Report
1983 September 11 Bobby Allison DiGard Motorsports Buick 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:43:08 79.381 Report
1984 September 9 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:53:57 74.78 Report
1985 September 8 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:58:54 72.508 Report
1986 September 7 Tim Richmond Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 3:05:24 70.161 Report
1987 September 13 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 3:03:56 67.074 Report
1988* September 11 Davey Allison Ranier-Lundy Ford 400 300 (482.803) 3:07:57 95.77 Report
1989 September 10 Rusty Wallace Blue Max Racing Pontiac 400 300 (482.803) 3:23:40 88.38 Report
1990 September 9 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:08:21 95.567 Report
1991* September 7 Harry Gant Leo Jackson Racing Oldsmobile 400 300 (482.803) 2:57:35 101.361 Report
1992 September 12 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Pontiac 400 300 (482.803) 2:51:59 104.661 Report
1993 September 11 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Pontiac 400 300 (482.803) 3:00:09 99.917 Report
1994 September 10 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 2:52:59 104.156 Report
1995 September 9 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 2:52:19 104.459 Report
1996 September 7 Ernie Irvan Robert Yates Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 2:50:40 105.469 Report
1997 September 6 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 2:45:04 109.047 Report
1998 September 12 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 3:15:41 91.985 Report
1999 September 11 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 400 300 (482.803) 2:53:04 104.006 Report
2000 September 9 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:00:14 99.871 Report
2001 September 8 Ricky Rudd Robert Yates Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 3:09:11 95.146 Report
2002 September 7 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 3:09:54 94.787 Report
2003 September 6 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge 400 300 (482.803) 3:09:35 94.945 Report
2004 September 11 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge 400 300 (482.803) 3:01:55 98.946 Report
2005 September 10 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 3:02:37 98.567 Report
2006 September 9 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 2:57:37 101.342 Report
2007 September 8 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:16:03 91.813 Report
2008 September 7* Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:14:13 92.68 Report
2009 September 12 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 300 (482.803) 3:06:20 96.601 Report
2010 September 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 300 (482.803) 2:52:55 104.096 Report
2011 September 10 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:20:12 89.91 Report
2012 September 8/9* Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 400 300 (482.803) 2:59:58 100.019 Report
2013 September 7 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 2:51:23 105.028 Report
  • 1988: Track reconfigured to 0.75 miles.
  • 1991: Race moved to a Saturday night event.
  • 2008: Race postponed from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon due to Hurricane Hanna.
  • 2012: Race started late due to rain; race finished on Sunday approximately 1:30am.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
7 Richard Petty 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
5 Bobby Allison 1969, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983
4 Darrell Waltrip 1975, 1978, 1984, 1985
Rusty Wallace 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995
2 Speedy Thompson 1958, 1960
Joe Weatherly 1961, 1962
Cotton Owens 1959, 1964
David Pearson 1965, 1966
Dale Earnhardt 1987, 1990
Jimmie Johnson 2007, 2008
Denny Hamlin 2009, 2010
Kevin Harvick 2006, 2011

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
7 Petty Enterprises 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
5 Bud Moore Engineering 1961, 1962, 1979, 1980, 1981
Hendrick Motorsports 1986, 1994, 2000, 2007, 2008
4 DiGard Motorsports 1975, 1978, 1982, 1983
Richard Childress Racing 1987, 1990, 2006, 2011
Penske Racing 1992, 1993, 1995, 2003
Roush Fenway Racing 1998, 2002, 2005, 2013
3 Cotton Owens 1964, 1965, 1966
Junior Johnson & Associates 1976, 1984, 1985
Robert Yates Racing 1996, 1997, 2001
Joe Gibbs Racing 1999, 2009, 2010

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
16 Chevrolet 1958, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
14 Ford 1960, 1963, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2013
9 Dodge 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1977, 2003, 2004
6 Pontiac 1961, 1962, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1999
5 Plymouth 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972
3 Toyota 2009, 2010, 2012
1 T-Bird 1959
Buick 1983
Oldsmobile 1991

Notable moments[edit]

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2012 ABC Allen Bestwick Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
2011
2010 Marty Reid
2009 Jerry Punch
2008 ABC
ESPN
2007 ABC Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
2006 TNT Bill Weber Benny Parsons
Wally Dallenbach
2005
2004 Allen Bestwick
2003
2002
2001
2000 ESPN Bob Jenkins Benny Parsons
Ned Jarrett
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995 TBS Ken Squier Richard Petty
1994
1993 Neil Bonnett
1992
1991
1990 Johnny Hayes
Chris Economaki
1989 Johnny Hayes
Phil Parsons
1988 Johnny Hayes
1987 SETN Eli Gold Benny Parsons
1986
1985 Mike Joy Benny Parsons
1984 Super Chargers Jan Gabriel Darrell Waltrip
1983 ESPN
1982

Notes[edit]

  • The 2008 race, scheduled for ABC, was rained out and shown on ESPN.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phillips, Michael (May 3, 2012). "Federated Auto Parts will sponsor September RIR race". Richmond-Times Dispatch. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 

External links[edit]


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