Drive to Stop Diabetes 300

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Drive to Stop Diabetes 300
Venue Bristol Motor Speedway
Sponsor Eli Lilly and Company
First race 1982
Distance 159.9 miles (257.334 km)
Laps 300
Previous names Southeastern 150 (1982–1983)
Budweiser 200 (1985–1989)
Budweiser 250 (1990–1993)
Goody's 250 (1994–1995)
Goody's Headache Powder 250 (1996)
Moore's Snacks 250 (1997–1999)
Cheez-It 250 (2000–2001)
Channellock 250 (2002–2003)
Sharpie Professional 250 (2004–2005)
Sharpie Mini 300 (2006–2008)
Scotts Turf Builder 300 (2009–2010)
Scotts EZ Seed 300 (2011)
Ford EcoBoost 300 (2012)
Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 (2013)

The Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 presented by Lilly Diabetes[1] is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race that takes place at Bristol Motor Speedway, the first of two Bristol races on the schedule. The first Busch Series race at Bristol was 150 laps, and was won by Phil Parsons in 1982. The race was not held in 1984. The race has increased in length several times since then. It was lengthened to 200 laps in 1985, 250 laps in 1990, and 300 laps in 2006.

The race has been put on broadcast network television to heighten the popularity of the circuit; Fox's broadcasts of Bristol's Food City 500 were the first time broadcast network television covered the event; the 2004-06 races on aired as Nationwide/Cup Fox doubleheaders. Beginning in 2007 the event will be aired on ABC as part of ESPN2's new Nationwide Series television package, as ESPN2 is committed to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament during that time.

Past winners[edit]

2012 race logo
Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1982 March 13 Phil Parsons Johnny Hayes Pontiac 150 79.95 (128.667) 0:59:20 80.848
1983 May 21 Morgan Shepherd Whitaker Racing Oldsmobile 150 79.95 (128.667) 0:56:16 85.255
1984
Not held
1985 March 30 Darrell Waltrip DarWal, Inc. Chevrolet 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:26:00 74.372
1986 April 5 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd Buick 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:26:00 71.511
1987 April 11 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd Buick 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:25:16 75.032
1988 April 9 Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:28:38 76.162
1989 April 10 Rick Wilson Charlie Henderson Oldsmobile 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:14:34 85.776
1990 April 7 L. D. Ottinger Parker Racing Oldsmobile 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:40:01 79.936
1991 April 13 Bobby Labonte Labonte Motorsports Oldsmobile 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:26:07 92.839
1992 April 4 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:26:02 92.929
1993 April 3 Michael Waltrip Bahari Racing Pontiac 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:42:37 77.911
1994 April 9 David Green Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:38:36 81.085
1995 April 1 Steve Grissom Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:29:10 89.664
1996 March 30 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:33:19 85.783
1997 April 12 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:46:58 74.743
1998 March 28 Elliott Sadler Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:45:55 75.484
1999 April 10 Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:49:30 73.014
2000 March 25 Sterling Marlin SABCO Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:46:52 74.813
2001 March 24 Matt Kenseth Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:50:53 72.103
2002 March 23 Jeff Green Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 2:00:58 66.093
2003 March 22 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:57:03 68.304
2004 March 27 Martin Truex, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:42:21 78.114
2005 April 4* Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 256* 136.448 (219.591) 2:17:31 59.534
2006 March 25 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:13:59 71.606
2007 March 24 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:29:49 64.038
2008 March 15 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 171* 91.143 (146.68) 1:09:20 78.874
2009 March 21 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:00:21 79.717
2010 March 20 Justin Allgaier Penske Racing Dodge 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:05:14 76.609
2011 March 19 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:52:39 85.166
2012 March 17 Elliott Sadler Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:41:16 94.74
2013 March 16 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:57:11 81.872
2014 March 15 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:30:09 64.165
  • 2005: Race postponed from Saturday to Monday due to rain and extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2008: Race shortened due to rain.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Kyle Busch 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014
3 Morgan Shepherd 1983, 1986, 1987
Kevin Harvick 2003, 2005, 2009
2 Elliott Sadler 1998, 2012

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
5 Richard Childress Racing 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012
3 Roush Fenway Racing 1996, 1997, 2007
Joe Gibbs Racing 2011, 2013, 2014
2 Whitaker Racing 1983, 1992
Morgan Shepherd 1986, 1987
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1988, 2004
Labonte Motorsports 1991, 1994
Diamond Ridge Motorsports 1995, 1998

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
16 United States Chevrolet 1985, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012
4 United States Oldsmobile 1983, 1989, 1990, 1991
3 United States Buick 1986, 1987, 1992
United States Ford 1996, 1997, 2007
Japan Toyota 2011, 2013, 2014
2 United States Pontiac 1982, 1993
1 United States Dodge 2010

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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