Blue Jeans Go Green 200

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Blue Jeans Go Green 200
Venue Phoenix International Raceway
Sponsor Cotton, The Fabric of Our Lives
First race 2005
Distance 200 miles (321.868 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Bashas' Supermarkets 200 (2005–2012)
Dollar General 200 Fueled by AmeriGas (2013)

The Blue Jeans Go Green 200 Presented by Cotton, the Fabric of Our Lives is a NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. It is named for a recycling initiative which utilizes denim products to manufacture natural cotton fiber insulation. Bashas' Supermarkets sponsored the November race from 2002 until 2004. In 2005, they moved their sponsorship to the second Phoenix race added to the schedule in April.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2005 April 22 Greg Biffle Brewco Motorsports Ford 200 200 (321.868) 2:24:34 83.007
2006 April 21 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 206* 206 (331.524) 2:13:59 92.25
2007 April 20 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 200 (321.868) 2:17:01 87.581
2008 April 11 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 202* 202 (325.087) 2:02:43 98.764
2009 April 17 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 203* 203 (326.696) 2:11:01 92.965
2010 April 9 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 2:07:50 93.872
2011 February 26 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 1:46:53 112.272
2012 March 3 Elliott Sadler Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 200 (321.868) 1:43:10 116.317
2013 March 2 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 200 (321.868) 2:04:45 96.192
2014 March 1 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 168* 168 (270.37) 1:38:11 102.665
  • 2006, 2008, & 2009: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2011: Kyle Busch led all 200 laps from the pole to win; the first time it happened since 2003.
  • 2014: Race was shortened due to rain.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

Phoenix NNS

# Wins Driver Years Won
5 Kyle Busch 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
2 Greg Biffle 2005, 2009

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
3 Richard Childress Racing 2006, 2007, 2012

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
5 Toyota 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
3 Chevrolet 2006, 2007, 2012
2 Ford 2005, 2009

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Host Pre-race analyst (s) Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s) Pit reporters
2012 ESPN Nicole Briscoe Brad Daugherty
Rusty Wallace
Allen Bestwick Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
Dave Burns
Jamie Little
Jerry Punch
Vince Welch
2011
2010 Allen Bestwick Marty Reid
2009 Jerry Punch Dave Burns
Jamie Little
Shannon Spake
Vince Welch
2008 Dave Burns
Jamie Little
Shannon Spake
Mike Massaro
2007 Suzy Kolber Brad Daugherty Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
Dave Burns
Jamie Little
Allen Bestwick
Mike Massaro
2006 FX
2005


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