San Bernardino County 200

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San Bernardino County 200
San Bernardino County 200 race logo.png
Venue Auto Club Speedway
Sponsor San Bernardino County
First race 1997
Last race 2009
Distance 200 miles (321.869 km)
Laps 100
Previous names The No Fear Challenge (1997-1998)
NAPA Auto Parts 200 (1999)
Motorola 200 (2000)
Auto Club 200 (2001)
American Racing Wheels 200 (2002-2005)
racetickets.com 200 (2006)
San Bernardino County 200 (2007-2009)

The San Bernardino County 200 was a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. It was first held in 1997, the year Auto Club Speedway opened, and last held in 2009. The race had been held as the second race of the Truck Series season since 2005, but was removed from the schedule after 2009 in order to save teams money in travel costs, no longer forcing them to travel from east coast to west coast for a race.

Race history[edit]

2008[edit]

No qualifying segment took place. The field was set by owners points; Ron Hornaday, Jr. starts in first place. The race was dominated by Toyota; Daytona truck race runner-up Kyle Busch won the race in the #51 Toyota followed by Todd Bodine, Johnny Benson, Jr., and Terry Cook in second, third, and fourth respectively in their Toyotas. Between Busch, Bodine, and Benson, Toyota led 79 out of 100 laps in the race; eight out of nine Toyotas in the field finished in the top 13. Ron Hornaday, Jr. led 15 laps and finished in fifth place; the highest-finishing place for Chevrolet in the race. Travis Kvapil led one lap and finished 7th in his #09 Ford. Dennis Setzer, in his #18 Dodge, led 3 laps and finished 16th.

2009[edit]

Kyle Busch, last year's winner, won the pole. With Johnny Benson starting second, two Toyota Tundras started at the front row followed by two Chevrolet Silverados driven by rookie Ricky Carmichael and Ron Hornaday in the second row. Mike Harmon fails to qualify. Busch led the opening laps. First caution: Mike Skinner taps into Brian Scott, sending Scott to the outside wall before the start/finish line. Lap 35, Norm Benning (#57) ran out of fuel, stopping his racing truck away from the backstretch to prevent a caution. Lap 45, second caution came out due to engine problems of the #25 of Terry Cook. Lap 50, halfway, Busch continued to lead laps and pull away from the field. Lap 86, green flag pit stops ensue; Mike Bliss (#40) ran out of fuel, but was able to make to pit road. Lap 90, Busch pits and took fuel only; David Starr took fuel only in his pitstop, also, moved up in positions as a result. Lap 96, Tayler Malsam (#81) ran out of fuel; no caution. Kyle Busch, with a ten second lead, won race for the second time in a row; his tenth career truck win. Busch led 95 of 100 laps. Daytona truck race winner Todd Bodine finishes in second place, also, for the second time in a row. David Starr finished 4th. Rookie Ricky Carmichael finishes in 8th place.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1997 October 18 Mike Bliss Ultra Motorsports Ford 100 200 (321.868) 1:37:28 137.195
1998 July 18 Jack Sprague Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 100 200 (321.868) 1:24:36 141.844
1999 October 30 Jack Sprague Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 100 200 (321.868) 1:33:41 128.091
2000 October 28 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford 100 200 (321.868) 1:23:11 144.26
2001 November 3 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 100 200 (321.868) 1:45:55 113.297
2002 November 2 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 100 200 (321.868) 1:25:32 140.296
2003 September 20 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 100 200 (321.868) 1:22:14 145.926
2004 October 2 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 100 200 (321.868) 1:34:23 127.141
2005 February 25 Steve Park Orleans Racing Dodge 100 200 (321.868) 1:33:45 128
2006 February 24 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 106* 212 (341.18) 1:44:40 121.529
2007 February 23 Mike Skinner Bill Davis Racing Toyota 100 200 (321.868) 1:31:39 130.933
2008 February 23* Kyle Busch Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota 100 200 (321.868) 1:22:00 146.341
2009 February 21 Kyle Busch Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota 100 200 (321.868) 1:22:17 145.838
  • 2006: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2008: Race postponed from Friday night to Saturday afternoon due to rain.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Ted Musgrave 2001, 2002, 2003
2 Jack Sprague 1998, 1999
Kyle Busch 2008, 2009

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
4 Ultra Motorsports 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003
2 Hendrick Motorsports 1998, 1999
Roush Racing 2000, 2006
Billy Ballew Motorsports 2008, 2009

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
4 United States Dodge 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
Japan Toyota 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
3 United States Ford 1997, 2000, 2006
2 United States Chevrolet 1998, 1999

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