Toyota Owners 400

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This article is about the spring Cup Series race at Richmond. For the fall race between 1976 and 1980, see Federated Auto Parts 400.
Toyota Owners 400
Toyota Owners 400 logo.jpg
Venue Richmond International Raceway
Sponsor Toyota
First race 1953
Distance 300 miles (482.803 km)
Laps 400
Previous names Richmond 200 (1953, 1955–1957, 1960–1961)
Richmond 100 (1959)
Richmond 250 (1962–1968)
Richmond 500 (1969–1975)
Richmond 400 (1976–1983)
Miller High Life 400 (1984–1987)
Pontiac Excitement 400 (1988–2003)
Chevy American Revolution 400 (2004–2005)
Crown Royal 400 (2006)
Crown Royal presents the Your Name Here 400 (2007–2011)
Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers (2012)

The Toyota Owners 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. From 2007 to 2011, former race title sponsor Crown Royal named the race after the winner of an essay contest during Daytona Speedweeks. The winner of the first essay contest was Jim Stewart from Houma, Louisiana, with subsequent contests won by Dan Lowry of Columbiana, Ohio and Russ Friedman of Huntington, New York,[1] with the 2010 race being named for Army veteran Heath Calhoun of Clarksville, Tennessee. Since 2010 only military service members have been eligible to win the contest.[2] Crown Royal moved the "Your Name Here" sponsorship to the Brickyard 400 beginning in 2012.

The race is currently held as a Saturday night event in late April. For several years, it was held as a daytime event the weekend after the Daytona 500 in February. Lights were installed at the facility in 1991, but the spring race remained during the day. Consistent cold weather, and even a snow delay in 1989, prompted track officials to move the race later in the spring. The race was moved around to May or June, and permanently moved from Sunday afternoons to Saturday nights. After a few years, the race eventually fixed as a May race date by 1999. Starting in 2012, the race was held on the last Saturday in April, after the race switched dates with the spring Talladega race.

Joey Logano is the defending winner of the race.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
1953 April 19 Lee Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 200 100 (160.934) 2:11:48 45.535 Report
1954
Not held
1955 May 22 Tim Flock Carl Kiekhaefer Chrysler 200 100 (160.934) 1:50:30 54.298 Report
1956 April 29 Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer Dodge 200 100 (160.934) 1:46:42 56.232 Report
1957 May 5 Paul Goldsmith Pete DePaolo Ford 200 100 (160.934) 1:36:05 62.445 Report
1958
Not held
1959 June 21 Tom Pistone Carl Rupert T-Bird 200 100 (160.934) 1:45:29 56.881 Report
1960 June 5 Lee Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 200 100 (160.934) 1:36:23 62.251 Report
1961 April 23 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 200 100 (160.934) 1:36:04 62.456 Report
1962 April 1 Rex White Rex White Chevrolet 180* 90 (144.84) 1:45:08 51.363 Report
1963 April 7 Joe Weatherly Bud Moore Engineering Pontiac 250 125 (201.168) 2:06:16 58.624 Report
1964 March 10 David Pearson Cotton Owens Dodge 250 125 (201.168) 2:07:51 60.233 Report
1965 March 7 Junior Johnson Junior Johnson & Associates Ford 250 125 (201.168) 2:02:07 61.416 Report
1966 May 15 David Pearson Cotton Owens Dodge 250 125 (201.168) 1:52:43 66.539 Report
1967 April 30 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 250 125 (201.168) 1:53:40 65.982 Report
1968 March 24 David Pearson Holman-Moody Ford 250 125 (201.168) 1:55:55 65.217 Report
1969 April 13 David Pearson Holman-Moody Ford 500 250 (402.336) 3:23:23 73.752 Report
1970 March 1 James Hylton James Hylton Ford 500 271 (436.132) 3:18:11 82.044 Report
1971 March 7 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 500 271 (436.132) 3:23:20 79.836 Report
1972 Feb 27 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 500 271 (436.132) 3:32:12 76.258 Report
1973 Feb 25 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 500 271 (436.132) 3:37:29 74.764 Report
1974 Feb 24 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Chevrolet 450* 243.9 (392.519) 3:02:02 80.095 Report
1975 Feb 23 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 500 271 (436.132) 3:37:03 74.913 Report
1976 March 7 Dave Marcis Nord Krauskopf Dodge 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:58:44 72.792 Report
1977 Feb 27 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 245* 132.79 (213.704) 1:49:01 73.084 Report
1978 Feb 26 Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:41:59 80.304 Report
1979 March 11 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Oldsmobile 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:35:34 83.608 Report
1980 Feb 24 Darrell Waltrip DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 3:12:08 67.703 Report
1981 Feb 22 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Buick 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:49:53 76.57 Report
1982 Feb 21 Dave Marcis Dave Marcis Chevrolet 250* 135.5 (218.066) 1:51:30 72.914 Report
1983 Feb 27 Bobby Allison DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:43:45 79.584 Report
1984 Feb 26 Ricky Rudd Bud Moore Engineering Ford 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:09:31 76.736 Report
1985 Feb 24 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 3:11:27 67.945 Report
1986* Feb 23 Kyle Petty Wood Brothers Racing Ford 400 216.8 (348.905) 3:02:54 71.078 Report
1987 March 8 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 216.8 (348.905) 2:39:34 81.52 Report
1988* Feb 21 Neil Bonnett RahMoc Enterprises Pontiac 400 216.8 (348.905) 3:15:54 66.401 Report
1989 Mar 26* Rusty Wallace Blue Max Racing Pontiac 400 300 (482.803) 3:20:51 89.619 Report
1990 Feb 25 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 3:15:18 92.158 Report
1991 Feb 24 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 2:50:47 105.937 Report
1992 March 8 Bill Elliott Junior Johnson & Associates Ford 400 300 (482.803) 2:52:27 104.378 Report
1993 March 7 Davey Allison Robert Yates Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 2:47:07 107.709 Report
1994 March 6 Ernie Irvan Robert Yates Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 3:03:03 98.334 Report
1995 March 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 2:49:08 106.425 Report
1996 March 3 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 2:55:11 102.75 Report
1997 March 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 2:45:54 108.499 Report
1998* June 6 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:05:29 97.044 Report
1999 May 15 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford 400 300 (482.803) 2:59:49 100.102 Report
2000 May 6 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:01:08 99.374 Report
2001 May 5 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 400 300 (482.803) 3:07:45 95.872 Report
2002 May 4/5* Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 400 300 (482.803) 3:27:19 86.824 Report
2003 May 3 Joe Nemechek Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 393* 294.75 (474.354) 3:23:47 86.783 Report
2004 May 15 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:03:12 98.253 Report
2005 May 14 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge 400 300 (482.803) 2:59:26 100.316 Report
2006 May 6 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:05:27 97.061 Report
2007 May 6* Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 300 (482.803) 3:17:53 91.27 Report
2008 May 3 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 410* 307.5 (494.873) 3:12:37 95.786 Report
2009 May 2 Kyle Busch* Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 300 (482.803) 3:18:37 90.627 Report
2010 May 1 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 300 (482.803) 3:00:47 99.567 Report
2011 April 30 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 300 (482.803) 3:08:55 95.28 Report
2012 April 28 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 300 (482.803) 2:51:06 105.202 Report
2013 April 27 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 406* 304.5 (490.045) 3:18:17 92.141 Report
2014 April 26 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 400 300 (482.803) 3:20:47 91.369 Report

Crown Royal Your Name Here 400 (2007–2011) Sweepstakes Winners

Year Winner
2007 Jim Stewart
2008 Dan Lowry
2009 Russ Friedman
2010 Heath Calhoun
2011 Matthew & Daniel Hansen
  • 1962: Race shortened due to darkness.
  • 1974: Race shortened due to energy crisis.
  • 1977, 1982, & 2003: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 1986: This race is largely remembered for its controversy. Dale Earnhardt spun out Darrell Waltrip at the end, and both cars crashed. Petty slipped by to win.
  • 1988: Last race on old layout.
  • 1989: Race rescheduled one month later due to snow.
  • 1998: Race moved to Saturday night event.
  • 2002: Race started on Saturday night but was finished on Sunday afternoon due to rain.
  • 2007: Race postponed from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon due to rain.
  • 2008 & 2013: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2009: Kyle Busch won on his 24th birthday.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
6 Richard Petty 1961, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975
4 David Pearson 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969
Kyle Busch 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
3 Dale Earnhardt 1985, 1987, 1991
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2000, 2004, 2006
2 Lee Petty 1953, 1960
Cale Yarborough 1977, 1979
Darrell Waltrip 1980, 1981
Dave Marcis 1976, 1982
Bobby Allison 1974, 1983
Rusty Wallace 1989, 1997
Tony Stewart 2001, 2002

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
8 Petty Enterprises 1953, 1960, 1961, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975
6 Joe Gibbs Racing 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
5 Junior Johnson & Associates 1965, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1992
Richard Childress Racing 1985, 1987, 1991, 2008, 2013
Hendrick Motorsports 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2007
3 Robert Yates Racing 1993, 1994, 1999
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 2000, 2004, 2006
2 Carl Kiekhaefer 1955, 1956
Bud Moore Engineering 1963, 1984
Cotton Owens 1964, 1966
Holman-Moody 1968, 1969
DiGard Motorsports 1980, 1983
Team Penske 1997, 2014

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
20 Chevrolet 1962, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013
14 Ford 1957, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2014
8 Dodge 1953, 1956, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1975, 1976, 2005
5 Plymouth 1960, 1961, 1967, 1971, 1972
Pontiac 1963, 1988, 1989, 2001, 2002
4 Toyota 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Television broadcasters[edit]

The Crown Royal 400 aired on Fox. During the 1980s and early 1990s, TBS covered the race. ESPN took over later in the decade. From 2001-2006, the race was shown on FX. In 2007, for the first time in the track's history, the track's races aired on network television.

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2014 Fox Mike Joy Darrell Waltrip
Larry McReynolds
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009 Fox
Speed
2008 Fox
2007
2006 FX
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000 ESPN Bob Jenkins Benny Parsons
Ned Jarrett
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995 TBS Ken Squier Ernie Irvan
1994 Dave Marcis
Kenny Wallace
1993 Neil Bonnett
1992
1991
1990 Chris Economaki
1989 Johnny Hayes
1988
1987 Lake Speed
1986 Benny Parsons
1985
1984 Donnie Allison
1983
1982 ESPN Bob Jenkins Larry Nuber

Notes[edit]

  • In 2007, for the first time in the track's history, the track's races aired on network television.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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