Myrtle Beach 250

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Myrtle Beach 250
Venue Myrtle Beach Speedway
First race 1988
Last race 2000
Distance 134.5 miles (216.5 km)
Laps 250
Previous names Myrtle Beach 200 (1988)
Carolina Pride / Budweiser 200 (1989-1990)
Carolina Pride / Budweiser 250 (1991-1994)
Carolina Pride / Red Dog 250 (1995-1996)
Advance Auto Parts 250 (1997)
Myrtle Beach 250 (1998-2000)

The Myrtle Beach 250 was a NASCAR Busch Series stock car race held at Myrtle Beach Speedway, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Added to the Busch Series schedule in 1988, Myrtle Beach Speedway hosted one race per year through the 2000 season, after which it was removed from the schedule. The first three races held were 200 laps, covering 107.6 miles (173.2 km). The distance was extended to 250 laps starting in 1991, where it remained for the rest of the race's history. Jimmy Spencer and Jeff Green were the only drivers to win twice in this race. Spencer won at both the 200 and 250 laps race lengths, while Green won the final two races ever held at Myrtle Beach.

Two other short tracks, Nashville Speedway USA and South Boston Speedway, were also removed from the Busch Series schedule after the 2000 season. This extra room created on the schedule was used to help add new races at Chicagoland Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, and Kentucky Speedway starting in 2001.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1988 July 2 Rob Moroso Dick Moroso Oldsmobile 200 107.6 (173.165) 1:36:04 66.971
1989 July 4 Jimmy Spencer Team 34 Buick 200 107.6 (173.165) 1:25:01 75.938
1990 June 30 Mark Martin Bill Davis Racing Ford 200 107.6 (173.165) 1:24:52 76.072
1991 June 22 Chuck Bown HMV Motorsports Pontiac 250 134.5 (216.456) 1:49:15 73.867
1992 June 20 Jimmy Spencer Dick Moroso Oldsmobile 250 134.5 (216.456) 2:21:14 57.139
1993 June 12 Jeff Burton FILMAR Racing Ford 250 134.5 (216.456) 1:56:59 68.984
1994 June 11 Elton Sawyer Akins-Sutton Motorsports Ford 250 134.5 (216.456) 2:01:18 66.529
1995 June 10 Larry Pearson Martin Racing Chevrolet 250 134.5 (216.456) 1:41:23 79.599
1996 June 22 David Green American Equipment Racing Chevrolet 250 134.5 (216.456) 1:53:35 71.049
1997 July 12 Elliott Sadler Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet 250 134.5 (216.456) 1:39:07 81.419
1998 July 11 Randy LaJoie BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 250 134.5 (216.456) 1:36:56 80.754
1999 July 17 Jeff Green Progressive Motorsports Chevrolet 250 134.5 (216.456) 1:35:52 84.179
2000 June 17 Jeff Green ppc Racing Chevrolet 250 134.5 (216.456) 1:56:17 69.399

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