The Pantry 300

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The Pantry 300
Venue Hickory Motor Speedway
First race 1982
Last race

1994

Distance=108.9 miles (175.3 km)
Laps 300
Previous names Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 (1982-1987)
Pepsi 200 (1988-1989)
Granger Select 200 (1990)
Granger Select 400 (1991)
The Pantry 300 (1992-1994)

The The Pantry 300 was a NASCAR Busch Series stock car race held at Hickory Motor Speedway, in Hickory, North Carolina. One of the inaugural events of the series from its 1982 season, it was one of five races at the track in 1982, four in 1983 to 1985, three in 1986 and, from 1987 to 1994, was the series' second annual visit to the track, following which only the spring Sundrop 400 remained on the schedule until Hickory Motor Speedway departed the series schedule after the 1998 season.[1] The race distance was 200 laps (72.6 miles (116.8 km)) from 1982 to 1990, 276 laps (100.2 miles (161.3 km)) in 1991, and 300 laps (108.9 miles (175.3 km)) from 1992 to 1994.[1] The race served as the series' season-ending event in 1992.[2] Jack Ingram and Tommy Houston were the only multiple winners of the event, each winning twice; the final The Pantry 300 was won by Dennis Setzer, who in doing so became the first rookie in series history to win twice in his rookie season.[3]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1982 September 4 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Pontiac 200 72.6 (116.84) n/a n/a
1983 September 3 Tommy Houston Mason Day Racing Chevrolet 200 72.6 (116.84) n/a 60.231
1984 October 13 Larry Pearson Pearson Racing Pontiac 200 72.6 (116.84) 1:09:59 62.541
1985 August 10 Ronnie Silver Silver Racing Pontiac 200 72.6 (116.84) 1:01:34 70.752
1986 July 26 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Pontiac 200 72.6 (116.84) 1:04:06 67.395
1987 July 25 Dale Jarrett DAJ Racing Chevrolet 200 72.6 (116.84) 1:06:03 65.701
1988 July 23 Tommy Houston Steve Arndt Buick 200 72.6 (116.84) 1:01:06 70.619
1989 July 22 Tommy Ellis J&J Racing Buick 200 72.6 (116.84) 1:05:46 66.234
1990 May 19 Chuck Bown Hensley Motorsports Pontiac 200 72.6 (116.84) 1:00:53 71.546
1991 June 15 Jimmy Hensley Beverly Racing Oldsmobile 276 100.2 (161.26) 1:28:59 67.555
1992 November 8 Bobby Labonte Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 300 108.9 (175.26) 1:42:25 55.648
1993 November 7 Johnny Rumley Johnny Rumley Oldsmobile 300 108.9 (175.26) 1:38:46 66.156
1994 July 31 Dennis Setzer Alliance Motorsports Chevrolet 300 108.9 (175.26) 1:38:49 66.122

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Race Results at Hickory Speedway". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Newswire". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. November 9, 1992. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  3. ^ "The Pantry 300". Ocala Star-Banner (Ocala, FL). August 1, 1994. p. 3B. Retrieved 2013-08-19.