Food City 300

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Food City 300
Food City 300 race logo.png
Venue Bristol Motor Speedway
Sponsor Food City
Last race 1982
Distance 159.9 miles (257.4 km)
Laps 300
Previous names Pet Dairy 150 (1982)
Free Service 150 (1983)
Free 200 (1984)
Tri-City Pontiac 200 (1985–1988)
Jay Johnson 200 (1989)
Jay Johnson 250 (1990–1991)
Food City 250 (1992–2013)

The Food City 300 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car race that takes place each August under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. The second race at Bristol of the season, it is held the night before the Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race. First held as a 150 lap event, the race has increased in length several times, first to 200 laps in 1985, and to 250 laps in 1990. In 2014 the length of the race was increased to 300 laps.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1982 August 27 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Pontiac 150 79.95 (128.667) 79.923
1983 August 26 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 150 79.95 (128.667) 85.255
1984 August 24 Morgan Shepherd Lindy White Pontiac 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:24:18 75.872
1985 August 23 Brett Bodine Hendrick Motorsports Pontiac 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:29:40 71.331
1986 August 22 Brett Bodine Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:23:05 76.293
1987 August 21 Larry Pearson David Pearson Chevrolet 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:30:35 70.609
1988 August 26 Larry Pearson David Pearson Chevrolet 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:28:40 72.135
1989 August 25 Mark Martin Bill Davis Racing Ford 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:23:47 76.309
1990 August 24 Rick Mast A.G. Dillard Motorsports Buick 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:33:34 85.447
1991 August 23 Dale Jarrett Dale Jarrett Pontiac 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:51:19 71.822
1992 August 28 Todd Bodine Team 34 Buick 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:39:09 80.635
1993 August 27 Todd Bodine Team 34 Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:49:30 73.014
1994 August 26 Kenny Wallace FILMAR Racing Ford 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:31:15 87.616
1995 August 25 Steve Grissom Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:31:39 87.234
1996 August 23 Jeff Fuller ST Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:47:10 74.603
1997 August 22 Jimmy Spencer Crestinger Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 2:02:02 65.515
1998 August 21 Kevin Lepage Specialty Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:43:59 76.887
1999 August 27 Matt Kenseth Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:35:27 83.761
2000 August 25 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:30:41 88.164
2001 August 24 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:41:22 78.872
2002 August 23 Jimmy Spencer Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:35:48 83.455
2003 August 23 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:51:07 71.951
2004 August 27 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 256* 136.448 (219.591) 2:06:12 64.872
2005 August 26 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge 252* 134.316 (216.160) 2:17:02 58.81
2006 August 25 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 250 133.25 (214.445) 2:04:02 64.458
2007 August 24 Kasey Kahne Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:45:02 76.119
2008 August 22 Brad Keselowski JR Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:25:30 93.509
2009 August 21 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 254* 135.382 (217.876) 1:49:27 74.216
2010 August 20 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:36:08 83.166
2011 August 26 Kyle Busch* Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:25:46 93.218
2012 August 24 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:44:26 76.556
2013 August 23 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:26:55 91.985
2014 August 22 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:56:44 82.187
  • 2004: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish. This was the first time a NASCAR Nationwide Series race used the Green-white-checker format to finish a race.
  • 2005 & 2009: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2011: Kyle Busch's record-breaking and milestone 50th career Nationwide win.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Kyle Busch 2010-2011, 2013
2 Brett Bodine 1985–1986
Larry Pearson 1987–1988
Todd Bodine 1992–1993
Jimmy Spencer 1997, 2002
Matt Kenseth 1999, 2006
Kevin Harvick 2000–2001

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
4 Joe Gibbs Racing 2010–2013
2 Thomas Brothers Racing 1983, 1986
David Pearson 1987–1988
Team 34 1992–1993
Richard Childress Racing 2000–2001
Roush Fenway Racing 2006, 2009
Team Penske 2005, 2014

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
14 United States Chevrolet 1987–1988, 1993, 1995–2004, 2008
5 United States Ford 1989, 1994, 2006, 2009, 2014
4 United States Pontiac 1982, 1984–1985, 1991
Japan Toyota 2010–2013
2 United States Oldsmobile 1983, 1986
United States Buick 1990, 1992
United States Dodge 2005, 2007

References[edit]


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