VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200

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VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200
Venue Darlington Raceway
Sponsor Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sport Clips
First race 1982
Distance 200.802 miles (323.159 km)
Laps 147
Previous names TranSouth 200 (1982)
Dixie Cup 200 (1984–1986)
Country Squire 200 (1987–1989)
Pontiac 200 (1990-1991)
Mark III Vans 200 (1992–1995)
Dura Lube 200 (1996)
SunCom 200 (2000–2001)
darlingtonraceway.com 200 (2002–2003)
Diamond Hill Plywood 200 (1997–1999, 2004–2009)
Royal Purple 200 (2010–2011)

The VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race that takes place at Darlington Raceway.

The race's longtime sponsor Diamond Hill Plywood is based in Darlington, and is owned and operated by identical twins John and Jim Ramsey.[1] Their grandfather Sherman Ramsey, who founded Diamond Hill Plywood, sold the land Darlington Raceway was built on to Harold Brasington, and is said to have requested one end (currently Turn 4) of Brasington's new track be built narrower to protect a minnow pond on his property.[2] Synthetic oil manufacturer Royal Purple recently signed a multi-year deal to be the primary sponsor of this race beginning in 2010.[citation needed]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1982 April 3 Geoffrey Bodine Frank Plessinger Pontiac 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:33:23 129.018
1983
Run during Southern 500 weekend as a 250-mile race.
1984 April 14 Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm Team Pontiac 147 200.802 (323.159) 2:04:55 97.992
1985 April 13 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Oldsmobile 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:51:05 108.46
1986 April 12 Darrell Waltrip DarWal, Inc. Pontiac 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:37:37 123.423
1987 March 28 Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:27:24 137.85
1988 March 26 Geoffrey Bodine Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:44:18 115.514
1989 April 1 Geoffrey Bodine Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:41:31 118.681
1990 March 31 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:32:54 129.689
1991 April 6 Dale Jarrett Dale Jarrett Pontiac 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:44:16 115.551
1992 March 28 Robert Pressley Alliance Motorsports Oldsmobile 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:31:59 130.982
1993 March 27 Robert Pressley Alliance Motorsports Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:50:20 109.197
1994 March 26 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:42:08 117.965
1995 March 25 Larry Pearson Martin Motorsports Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:51:28 108.087
1996 March 23 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:39:46 120.763
1997 March 22 Randy LaJoie BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:44:15 115.569
1998 March 21 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:59:57 100.443
1999 March 20 Matt Kenseth Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:38:48 121.945
2000 March 18 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:46:08 113.519
2001 March 17 Jeff Green ppc Racing Ford 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:33:35 128.742
2002 March 16 Jeff Burton* Roush Racing Ford 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:37:03 124.143
2003 March 17* Todd Bodine Herzog Motorsports Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:36:44 124.55
2004 March 20 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:40:17 120.141
2005 May 6 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:43:39 116.238
2006 May 12 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:52:36 106.999
2007 May 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 2:10:26 92.37
2008 May 9 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 149* 203.534 (327.556) 1:53:59 107.139
2009 May 8 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 153* 208.998 (336.349) 1:47:33 116.596
2010 May 7 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:56:50 103.122
2011 May 6 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:40:56 119.364
2012 May 11 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 151* 206.266 (331.952) 1:50:29 112.017
2013 May 10 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:32:06 130.816
2014 April 11 Chase Elliott JR Motorsports Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:45:55 113.751
  • 2002: Jeff Burton led all 147 laps from the pole to win.
  • 2003: Race postponed from Saturday to Monday due to rain.
  • 2008, 2009, & 2012: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Geoffrey Bodine 1982, 1988-1989
Mark Martin 1994, 1996, 2000
Matt Kenseth 1999, 2005, 2009
Denny Hamlin 2006-2007, 2010
2 Robert Pressley 1992-1993
Kyle Busch 2011, 2013

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
8 Joe Gibbs Racing 1998, 2006-2008, 2010-2013
7 Roush Fenway Racing 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004-2005, 2009
2 Hendrick Motorsports 1988-1989
Alliance Motorsports 1992-1993

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
11 United States Chevrolet 1987–1989, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2006–2007, 2014
8 United States Ford 1994, 1996, 2000–2002, 2004–2005, 2009
5 United States Pontiac 1982, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1998
Japan Toyota 2008, 2010–2013
2 United States Oldsmobile 1985, 1992
1 United States Buick 1990

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Diamond Hill Plywood
  2. ^ Fleischman, Bill; Al Pearce (1999). The Unauthorized NASCAR Fan Guide (1998–99). Visible Ink Press. p. 7. 

External links[edit]


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