Kroger On Track for the Cure 250

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Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 presented by the Southern Dodge Dealers
Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 race logo.png
Venue Memphis Motorsports Park
Sponsor Kroger and Dodge
First race 1999
Last race 2009
Distance 187.5 miles (301.8 km)
Laps 250
Previous names Sam's Town 250 (1999-2001, 2005-2007)
Sam's Town 250 Benefitting St. Jude (2002-2003)
Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude Childrens Hospital (2004)
Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 (2008-2009)

The Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 presented by the Southern Dodge Dealers was a NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car race that took place at Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2007 race had twenty-five caution periods, ten more than any other Nationwide Series race that has been held at MMP. The race has ended under a green-white-checker finish every year since 2004, when the rule was first implemented in the series.

On October 24, 2009, Brad Keselowski won the race at MMP by holding off Kyle Busch to the finish line on the 11th and final annual racing event at MMP, as Dover Motorsports, Inc. announced the closure of Memphis Motorsports Park, a week after that race.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1999 October 31 Jeff Green Progressive Motorsports Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:26:54 76.583
2000 October 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:01:49 92.352
2001 October 14* Randy LaJoie Evans Motorsports Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:29:54 75.05
2002 October 20 Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing Pontiac 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:21:48 79.337
2003 October 18 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:08:19 87.674
2004 October 23 Martin Truex, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 255* 191.25 (307.787) 2:26:04 78.561
2005 October 22 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 254* 190.5 (306.58) 2:35:34 73.473
2006 October 28 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 252* 189 (304.166) 2:32:33 74.336
2007 October 27 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 253* 189.75 (305.373) 3:02:12 62.487
2008 October 25 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 253* 189.75 (305.373) 2:08:14 88.783
2009 October 24 Brad Keselowski JR Motorsports Chevrolet 254* 190.5 (306.58) 2:33:41 74.374

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