"Meijer 300" redirects here. For the Indy Racing League race, see
Meijer Indy 300
Feed the Children 300 is a NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, United States. The distance of the race is 300 miles (482.803 km).
History [ edit ]
Kentucky Speedway, opened in 2000, by Jerry Carrol.
Darrell Waltrip took place to design part of the racetrack. The first Nationwide Series race was held in 2001. Brad Paisley sang the National Anthem, and then Cincinnati Bengals player Corey Dillon gave the command to start engines. This race is notable when Travis Kvapil went upside down after clipping Rich Bickle's 59 car off of Turn 2, and the car slid all the way down the backstrech in the turn three grass. Kevin Harvick won the inaugural event.
Meijer was the race's sponsor since 2003 after previous sponsorship from Outback Steakhouse and Kroger. Nabisco, through its Oreo and Ritz brands, had been an associate sponsor since the 2002 race. For 2011, the race is now sponsored by the Nonprofit organization Feed The Children.
David Gilliland, won here in an underfunded team in 2006, with 8 starts in his resume. This win gave him the ride in the 38 car in mid-2006, replacing Elliott Sadler in the 38 car.
Joey Logano is the first repeat winner and did it back to back to back from the pole.
Also, four different drivers have won at Kentucky Speedway to claim their first Nationwide Series win.
David Gilliland (2006), Stephen Leicht (2007), Joey Logano (2008), and Austin Dillon (2012).
When Joey Logano won, he became the youngest winner In Nationwide Series history, at 18 years old, 21 days, shattering
Casey Atwood's record (18 years, 313 days) that stood since 1999.
Past winners [ edit ]
2002: Race started on Saturday night but was finished on Sunday afternoon due to rain.
2013: Race shortened due to rain.
Multiple winner (driver) [ edit ]
Multiple winners (teams) [ edit ]
Manufacturer wins [ edit ]
Chevrolet 2001–2002, 2004, 2006, 2012
Ford 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013
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