Textilease/Medique 300

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Textilease/Medique 300
Venue South Boston Speedway
First race 1982
Last race 2000
Distance 120 miles (193.1 km)
Laps 300
Previous names Lowe's 200 (1982)
Miller 300 (1983-1984)
Miller 200 (1985)
Coors 200 (1986-1990)
Coors Light 300 (1991)
Ford Credit 300 (1994-1995)
Winston Motorsports 300 (1996-1997)
Lycos.com 300 presented by Valleydale Foods (1998)
Textilease/Medique 300 presented by Advance Auto Parts (1999)
Textilease/Medique 300 (2000)

The Textilease/Medique 300 was a NASCAR Busch Series stock car race held at South Boston Speedway, in South Boston, Virginia. One of the inaugural events of the series from its 1982 season, it was one of three races at the track in 1982, five in 1984, three in 1984 to 1985, four in 1986 and, from 1987 to 1991, was the series' second annual visit to the track; no Busch Series events were held at South Boston Speedway in 1992 or 1993, during which time the track was reconfigured from 0.357 mi (0.575 km) to 0.400 mi (0.644 km) in length, but in 1994 a single race returned to the track,[1] and was run annually until 2000, after which South Boston Speedway departed the series schedule.[2] The race distance was 200 laps (71.4 miles (114.9 km)) in 1982 and from 1985 to 1990, 300 laps (107.1 miles (172.4 km)) from 1983 to 1984 and in 1991, and 300 laps (120 miles (193.1 km)) from 1994 to 2000.[2]

Tommy Houston won the race three times, the most of any driver; Dennis Setzer scored his first career Busch Series victory in the 1994 event.[1]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1982 July 24 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 200 71.4 (114.91) n/a 74.096
1983 September 17 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 300 107.1 (172.36) n/a 78.096
1984 August 18 Tommy Houston Mason Day Racing Chevrolet 300 107.1 (172.36) 1:50:59 57.9
1985 July 20 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Pontiac 200 71.4 (114.91) 1:01:58 69.133
1986 June 28 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Pontiac 200 71.4 (114.91) 0:57:20 74.72
1987 July 18 Larry Pearson Pearson Racing Chevrolet 200 71.4 (114.91) 0:52:56 80.931
1988 July 16 Larry Pearson Pearson Racing Chevrolet 200 71.4 (114.91) 0:56:29 75.845
1989 July 15 Tommy Houston Arndt Racing Buick 200 71.4 (114.91) 1:05:57 64.958
1990 July 21 Tommy Houston Houston Racing Buick 200 71.4 (114.91) 0:53:33 80
1991 July 20 Steve Grissom Grissom Racing Enterprises Oldsmobile 300 107.1 (172.36) 1:37:54 65.638
1992

1993
Not held
1994 July 16 Dennis Setzer Alliance Motorsports Chevrolet 300 120 (193.12) 1:54:15 63.02
1995 July 29 Chad Little Mark Rypien Motorsports Ford 300 120 (193.12) 1:42:33 70.21
1996 June 8 Todd Bodine Pro Tech Motorsports Chevrolet 300 120 (193.12) 1:41:43 70.785
1997 June 13 Randy LaJoie BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 300 120 (193.12) 1:56:44 61.679
1998 July 25 Tim Fedewa BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 300 120 (193.12) 1:49:07 65.984
1999 June 12 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 300 120 (193.12) 1:52:43 63.877
2000 June 10 Jeff Green ppc Racing Chevrolet 300 120 (193.12) 2:09:33 55.577

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Green, David (July 17, 1994). "Busch winner gives credit to Pearson". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, SC. p. D7. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Race Results at South Boston Speedway". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-08-23.