Kroger 250

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"Advance Auto Parts 250" redirects here. For the Busch Series race at Myrtle Beach Speedway in 1997, see Myrtle Beach 250.
Kroger 250
Kroger 250 at Martinsville logo.png
Venue Martinsville Speedway
Sponsor Kroger
First race 1995
Distance 131.5 miles (211.629 km)
Laps 250
Previous names Goody's 150 (1995)
Hanes 250 (1996-1997)
NAPA 250 (1998-2000)
Advance Auto Parts (2001-2003)

The Kroger 250 is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that takes place at Martinsville Speedway in the spring. Joe Ruttman won the inaugural event,[1] while Matt Crafton is the defending winner after winning it in 2014.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1995 Sept 25 Joe Ruttman Irvan-Simo Racing Ford 150 78.9 (126.977) 1:12:18 65.072
1996 Sept 21 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 255* 134.13 (215.861) 2:04:55 64.434
1997 Sept 27 Rich Bickle Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Chevrolet 256* 134.656 (216.707) 1:47:18 75.296
1998 Sept 26 Jay Sauter Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 131.5 (211.628) 1:49:21 72.154
1999 April 17 Jimmy Hensley Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 250 131.5 (211.628) 1:46:13 74.282
2000 April 10 Bobby Hamilton Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge 250 131.5 (211.628) 1:49:50 71.836
2001 April 7 Scott Riggs Ultra Motorsports Dodge 250 131.5 (211.628) 1:51:23 70.836
2002 April 13 Dennis Setzer Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet 250 131.5 (211.628) 2:02:05 64.628
2003 April 12 Dennis Setzer Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet 250 131.5 (211.628) 1:57:54 66.921
2004 April 17 Rick Crawford Circle Bar Racing Ford 254* 133.604 (215.014) 2:10:22 61.49
2005 April 9 Bobby Labonte Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet 250 131.5 (211.628) 1:58:24 66.639
2006 April 1 David Starr Red Horse Racing Toyota 250 131.5 (211.628) 2:13:14 59.219
2007 March 31 Mike Skinner Bill Davis Racing Toyota 253* 133.078 (214.168) 2:09:18 61.753
2008* March 29 Dennis Setzer Bobby Hamilton Racing-Virginia Dodge* 253* 133.078 (214.168) 2:10:14 61.311
2009 March 30* Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 251* 132.026 (212.475) 2:10:09 60.865
2010 March 27 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 250 131.5 (211.628) 2:05:39 62.793
2011 April 2 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Chevrolet 250 131.5 (211.628) 2:01:50 64.761
2012 March 31 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 131.5 (211.628) 1:51:31 70.752
2013 April 6 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Toyota 250 131.5 (211.628) 2:06:03 62.595
2014 March 30* Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Toyota 256* 134.656 (216.707) 1:57:32 68.741
  • 1996, 1997, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2014: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2008: Last win for Dodge before becoming RAM Trucks. Also last Truck win for Dodge before departing NASCAR's top 3 series after the 2012 season.
  • 2009: Race postponed from Saturday to Monday due to rain.
  • 2014: Race postponed from Saturday to Sunday due to rain.[2]

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Dennis Setzer 2002–2003, 2008
Kevin Harvick 2009–2010, 2012
2 Mike Skinner 1996, 2007
Johnny Sauter 2011, 2013

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
3 Richard Childress Racing 1996, 1998, 2012
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 2002–2003, 2005
ThorSport Racing 2011, 2013-2014
2 Bobby Hamilton Racing 2000, 2008
Kevin Harvick Inc. 2009–2010

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
10 United States Chevrolet 1996–1998, 2002–2003, 2005, 2009–2012
4 United States Dodge 1999–2001, 2008
Japan Toyota 2006–2007, 2013-2014
2 United States Ford 1995, 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodman, Dave (April 13, 1999). "NASCAR-TRUCK: Joe Ruttman returns to Truck Series". Motorsport.com. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "RAIN RUINS SATURDAY'S SLATE; DOUBLEHEADER PLANNED". NASCAR. March 29, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 


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