Drive for the Cure 300

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Drive for the Cure 300
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Venue Charlotte Motor Speedway
Sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
First race 1982
Distance 300 miles (482.803 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Miller Time 300 (1982–1984)
Miller 400 (1985)
All Pro 300 (1986–1994)
All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 (1995–2000)
Little Trees 300 (2001–2003)
Lowe's Presents the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300 (2004)
Dollar General 300 (2005–2010, 2012–2013)
Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage (2011)

The Drive for the Cure 300 is a NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car race that takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The 1985 race was extended to 400.5 miles (644.5 km), which still stands as the longest race distance run in Nationwide Series history.[citation needed]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1982 October 9 Darrell Waltrip DarWal, Inc. Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:46 123.485
1983 October 8 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:07:25 141.269
1984 October 6 Darrell Waltrip DarWal, Inc. Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:26:45 123.499
1985 October 5 Terry Labonte DarWal, Inc. Pontiac 267 400.5 (644.542) 2:51:03 140.485
1986 October 4 Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:09:07 138.746
1987 October 10 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:30 131.868
1988 October 8 Rob Moroso Dick Moroso Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:32 123.683
1989 October 7 Rob Moroso Dick Moroso Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:49 126.035
1990 October 6 Sterling Marlin Fred Turner Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:05 132.272
1991 October 5 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:37 121.937
1992 October 10 Jeff Gordon Bill Davis Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:28:49 120.954
1993 October 9 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:37:37 113.96
1994 October 8 Terry Labonte Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:13:30 134.831
1995 October 7 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:11:57 136.415
1996 October 5 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:24:03 124.957
1997 October 4 Jimmy Spencer Crestinger Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:38 127.089
1998 October 3 Mike McLaughlin Team 34 Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:03:49 145.376
1999 October 9 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:15:06 133.235
2000 October 7 Matt Kenseth Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:04:05 145.064
2001 October 6 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:09:05 139.445
2002 October 12 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:06:22 142.443
2003 October 11* Greg Biffle Evans Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:01:09 148.576
2004 October 15 Mike Bliss Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:43:21 110.193
2005 October 14 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:55:36 102.506
2006 October 13 Dave Blaney Braun Racing Chevrolet 203* 304.5 (490.045) 2:50:45 106.999
2007 October 12 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:29:40 120.267
2008 October 10 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:53:40 103.647
2009 October 16 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:19:41 128.863
2010 October 15 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:23:16 125.64
2011 October 14 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:14:08 134.195
2012 October 12 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:10:07 138.337
2013 October 11 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:14:53 133.449
2014 October 10 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:20 122.172
  • 2003: Race postponed from Friday night to Saturday afternoon due to rain.
  • 2006: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Mark Martin 1993, 1995–1996
Kyle Busch 2008–2009, 2013
2 Darrell Waltrip 1982, 1984
Rob Moroso 1988–1989
Harry Gant 1987, 1991
Terry Labonte 1985, 1994
Greg Biffle 2001, 2003
Jeff Burton 2002, 2007
Brad Keselowski 2010, 2014

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
6 Roush Fenway Racing 1993, 1995–1996, 2001–2002, 2011
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 2004, 2008–2009, 2012, 2013
3 DarWal, Inc. 1982, 1984–1985
Team Penske 2005, 2010, 2014
2 Whitaker Racing 1987, 1991
Dick Moroso 1988–1989

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
9 United States Chevrolet 1994, 1997–2000, 2003–2004, 2006–2007
8 United States Ford 1992–1993, 1995–1996, 2001–2002, 2011, 2014
4 United States Pontiac 1982, 1984–1986
United States Oldsmobile 1983, 1988–1990
Japan Toyota 2008–2009, 2012, 2013
2 United States Buick 1987, 1991
United States Dodge 2005, 2010

References[edit]


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