Tyson Holly Farms 400

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Tyson Holly Farms 400
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Venue North Wilkesboro Speedway, Wilkes County, North Carolina
Sponsor Tyson Foods
First race 1949
Last race 1996
Distance 250 miles (402.3 km)
Laps 400
Previous names Wilkes 200 (1949–1952, 1961)
Wilkes 160 (1953–1955, 1957–1959)
Wilkes 320 (1960, 1962)
Wilkes 400 (1963–1978)
Holly Farms 400 (1979–1989)
Tyson Holly Farms 400 (1990–1996)

The Tyson Holly Farms 400 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup Series) stock car race held annually from 1949 to 1996 at the North Wilkesboro Speedway in Wilkes County, North Carolina. It was the second of two Winston Cup Series races held at North Wilkesboro Speedway before the track was abandoned in 1996.[1] The race was normally held in late September or early October. The race holds the distinction of being the last time a race winner finished at least a lap ahead of the rest of the field (1994, Geoff Bodine won by 1 lap over Terry Labonte).

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
1949 Oct 16 Bob Flock Frank Christian Oldsmobile 200 100 (160.934) 1:52:26 53.364 Report
1950 Sept 24 Leon Sales Hubert Westmoreland Plymouth 200 125 (201.168) Report
1951 Oct 21 Fonty Flock Ted Chester Oldsmobile 200 125 (201.168) 1:50:38 67.791 Report
1952 Oct 26 Herb Thomas Herb Thomas Hudson 200 125 (201.168) 1:51:52 67.044 Report
1953 Oct 11 Speedy Thompson Buckshot Morris Oldsmobile 160 100 (160.934) 1:24:16 71.202 Report
1954 Oct 24 Hershel McGriff Frank Christian Oldsmobile 157* 98.125 (157.916) 1:30:20 65.175 Report
1955 Oct 23 Buck Baker Pete DePaolo Ford 160 100 (160.934) 1:21:16 72.347 Report
1956
Not held
1957 Oct 20 Jack Smith Jack Smith Chevrolet 160 100 (160.934) 1:29:10 69.902 Report
1958 Oct 19 Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding Ford 160 100 (160.934) 1:10:40 84.906 Report
1959 Oct 18 Lee Petty Petty Enterprises Oldsmobile 160 100 (160.934) 1:20:11 74.829 Report
1960 Oct 2 Rex White Rex White Chevrolet 320 200 (321.868) 2:34:57 77.444 Report
1961 Oct 1 Rex White Rex White Chevrolet 320 200 (321.868) 2:21:43 84.675 Report
1962 Sept 30 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 320 200 (321.868) 2:19:14 86.186 Report
1963 Sept 29 Marvin Panch Wood Brothers Racing Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:47:44 89.428 Report
1964 Oct 11 Marvin Panch Wood Brothers Racing Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:44:07 91.398 Report
1965 Oct 3 Junior Johnson Junior Johnson & Associates Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:48:55 88.801 Report
1966 Oct 2 Dick Hutcherson Holman-Moody Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:48:31 89.012 Report
1967 Oct 1 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 400 250 (402.336) 2:38:10 94.837 Report
1968 Sept 29 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 400 250 (402.336) 2:39:24 94.103 Report
1969 Oct 5 David Pearson Holman-Moody Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:40:32 93.429 Report
1970 Oct 4 Bobby Isaac Nord Krauskopf Dodge 400 250 (402.336) 2:46:20 90.162 Report
1971 Nov 21 Tiny Lund Ronnie Hopkins Camaro 400 250 (402.336) 2:35:58 96.174 Report
1972 Oct 1 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 400 250 (402.336) 2:36:33 95.816 Report
1973 Sept 23 Bobby Allison Bobby Allison Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:37:34 95.198 Report
1974 Sept 22 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 3:05:41 80.782 Report
1975 Sept 21 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Dodge 400 250 (402.336) 2:48:34 88.986 Report
1976 Oct 3 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:35:38 96.38 Report
1977 Oct 2 Darrell Waltrip DiGard Motorsports Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:52:59 86.713 Report
1978 Oct 1 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson & Associates Oldsmobile 400 250 (402.336) 2:43:18 97.847 Report
1979 Oct 14 Benny Parsons M.C. Anderson Racing Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:44:01 91.454 Report
1980 Sept 21 Bobby Allison Bud Moore Engineering Ford 400 250 (402.336) 3:18:39 75.51 Report
1981 Oct 4 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Buick 400 250 (402.336) 2:41:08 93.091 Report
1982 Oct 3 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Buick 400 250 (402.336) 2:32:57 98.071 Report
1983 Oct 2 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:28:56 100.716 Report
1984 Oct 14 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:45:42 90.525 Report
1985 Sept 29 Harry Gant Mach 1 Racing Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:37:44 95.077 Report
1986 Sept 28 Darrell Waltrip Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:36:53 95.612 Report
1987 Oct 4 Terry Labonte Junior Johnson & Associates Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:36:09 96.051 Report
1988 Oct 16* Rusty Wallace Blue Max Racing Pontiac 400 250 (402.336) 2:39:15 94.192 Report
1989 Oct 15 Geoffrey Bodine Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:46:08 90.269 Report
1990 Sept 30 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:39:53 93.818 Report
1991 Sept 29 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:39:23 94.113 Report
1992 Oct 5 Geoffrey Bodine Bud Moore Engineering Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:19:43 107.36 Report
1993 Oct 3 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Pontiac 400 250 (402.336) 2:34:46 96.92 Report
1994 Oct 2 Geoffrey Bodine Geoff Bodine Racing Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:32:15 98.522 Report
1995 Oct 1 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 400 250 (402.336) 2:25:38 102.998 Report
1996 Sept 29 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 250 (402.336) 2:34:54 96.837 Report
  • 1954: Race shortened due to crash.
  • 1988: The race was originally scheduled for October 2, but two consecutive days of rain caused it to be rescheduled for October 16.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
6 Darrell Waltrip 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
5 Richard Petty 1962, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1975
3 Cale Yarborough 1974, 1976, 1978
Geoffrey Bodine 1989, 1992, 1994
2 Rex White 1960, 1961
Marvin Panch 1963, 1964
Junior Johnson 1958, 1965
Bobby Allison 1973, 1980
Rusty Wallace 1988, 1993
Mark Martin 1990, 1995

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
16 Chevrolet 1957, 1960, 1961, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996
12 Ford 1955, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1980, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995
6 Oldsmobile 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1978
5 Plymouth 1950, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1972
2 Dodge 1970, 1975
Buick 1981, 1982
Pontiac 1988, 1993

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
1996 ESPN Bob Jenkins Benny Parsons
Ned Jarrett
1995
1994 Jerry Punch
1993 Bob Jenkins
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988 Jerry Punch Ned Jarrett
Gary Nelson
1987 Bob Jenkins Larry Nuber
1986
1985
1984 Jack Arute
1983 Larry Nuber
1982
1970 ABC Jim McKay Chris Economaki

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aumann, Mark (April 1, 2009). "North Wilkesboro alive and well, even without racing". NASCAR. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 

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