O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

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O'Reilly Auto Parts 300
O'Reilly 300 race logo.png
Venue Texas Motor Speedway
Sponsor O'Reilly Auto Parts
First race 1997
Distance 300 miles (482.803 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Coca-Cola 300 (1997-1999)
Albertsons 300 (2000)
Jani-King 300 (2001)
O'Reilly 300 (2002-2009)

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 is a NASCAR Nationwide Series race that takes place each spring at Texas Motor Speedway, and was first held in 1997. In 2005, TMS was rewarded with a second Nationwide Series event in November, the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. In 2011, the race became a Friday night race after being held on Saturday afternoon since 1997. Chase Elliott is the defending winner of the event after winning it in 2014.

Matt Kenseth passes Denny Hamlin to win the 2007 event

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1997 April 5 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:03 122.993
1998 April 4 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:29:47 120.174
1999 March 27 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 163* 244.5 (393.484) 1:55:08 127.417
2000 April 1 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:46:28 108.13
2001 March 31 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:37 126.212
2002 April 6 Jeff Purvis Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet 116* 174 (280.025) 1:42:13 102.136
2003 March 29 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:32:41 117.891
2004 April 3 Matt Kenseth Reiser Enterprises Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:54 115.482
2005 April 16 Kasey Kahne Akins Motorsports Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:01 126.746
2006 April 8 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 206* 309 (497.287) 2:22:38 129.984
2007 April 14 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:06 126.671
2008 April 5 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 1:58:39 151.707
2009 April 4 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:04:55 144.096
2010 April 19* Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:07:53 140.753
2011* April 8 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:01:43 147.884
2012 April 13 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:31 126.301
2013 April 12 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:20 123.853
2014 April 4 Chase Elliott* JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:10:52 137.545
  • 1999 & 2002: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2006: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2010: Race postponed twice from Saturday to Monday due to rain.
  • 2011: First scheduled night race in Texas Motor Speedway history. Carl Edwards gives the Ford Mustang its first Nationwide win since the introduction of the series new car.
  • 2014: Chase Elliott gets the first career win and is the second youngest Nationwide Series at Texas with 18 years, 4 months and 7 days after Joey Logano.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Kyle Busch 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
3 Mark Martin 1997, 1999, 2000
2 Matt Kenseth 2004, 2007

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
6 Roush Fenway Racing 1997, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2012
4 Joe Gibbs Racing 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
7 United States Ford 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012
5 United States Chevrolet 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2014
Japan Toyota 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
2 United States Dodge 2005, 2006

References[edit]


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