Lilly Diabetes 250

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Lilly Diabetes 250
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NASCAR Xfinity Series
Venue Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Corporate sponsor Eli Lilly and Company
First race 2012
Distance 250 miles (402.336 km)
Laps 100
Previous names Indiana 250 (2012–2013)

The Lilly Diabetes 250[1] is a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 2012. It takes place the Saturday of Kroger Super Weekend.[2][3] This race replaced the Kroger 200, which had been held at the nearby Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, formerly known as Indianapolis Raceway Park, for the previous 30 years. Brad Keselowski won the inaugural event.


Race results[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2012 July 28 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 100 250 (402.336) 1:59:00 126.05
2013 July 27 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 100 250 (402.336) 1:51:26 134.61
2014 July 26 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 100 250 (402.336) 1:49:22 137.153

Notable races[edit]

  • 2012 - Brad Keselowski won the inaugural event and marked the last NASCAR Nationwide Series win for manufacturer Dodge after announcing they would not return to the top 3 divisions in 2013.
  • 2013 - Brian Scott looked like he could win his first NNS race until Kyle Busch passed him in the final laps en route to victory.
  • 2014 - Kyle Busch seemed like he had the race won but Ty Dillon made a move that won him the race.

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
2013
2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INDY NATIONWIDE RACE GETS NEW SPONSOR, NAME". NASCAR. 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Super Weekend At The Brickyard Coming To IMS in July 2012". IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com. 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Brickyard Schedule". Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 


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