Toyota Care 250

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Toyota Care 250
Toyota Care 250 logo.jpg
Venue Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia, United States
Sponsor Toyota
First race 1982
Distance 187.5 miles (301.8 km)
Laps 250
Previous names Eastern 150 (1982-1983)

Wrangler 150 (1984)

Pontiac 200 (1990-1991)

Hardee's 200 (1992-1993)

Hardee's Frisco 250 (1994)

Hardee's 250 (1995, 1998-2003)

Hardee's Fried Chicken 250 (1996-1997)

Funai 250 (2004-2005)

Circuit City 250 (2006-2007)

Lipton Tea 250 (2008-2009)

Bubba Burger 250 (2010-2011)

Virginia 529 College Savings Plan 250 (2012)

The Toyota Care 250 is a NASCAR Nationwide Series race that takes place at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. The race was first held during the inaugural season for the Nationwide Series in 1982, as a 150 lap event. The race was removed from the schedule after 1984. It returned to the series starting in 1990 as a 200 lap race. It was expanded to the current 250 lap distance in 1994.[1]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1982 February 20 Tommy Houston Mike Day Chevrolet 150 81.3 (130.839) 1:24:35 57.667
1983 February 26 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 150 81.3 (130.839) 1:06:14 73.639
1984 February 25 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 150 81.3 (130.839) 1:04:58 75.084
1985

1989
Not held
1990 February 24 Michael Waltrip Bahari Racing Pontiac 200 150 (241.401) 1:42:10 88.091
1991 February 23 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 200 150 (241.401) 1:37:40 92.156
1992 March 7 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 200 150 (241.401) 1:32:15 97.561
1993 March 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 150 (241.401) 1:26:44 103.766
1994 March 5 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:03:17 91.253
1995 March 4 Kenny Wallace FILMAR Racing Ford 250 187.5 (301.752) 1:56:50 96.291
1996 March 2 Jeff Purvis Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 1:54:36 98.168
1997 March 1 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:10:08 86.45
1998 June 5 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 250 187.5 (301.752) 1:57:26 95.799
1999 May 14 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:04:55 90.06
2000 May 5 Jeff Green ppc Racing Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:18:51 81.023
2001 May 4 Jimmy Spencer Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:13:53 84.028
2002 May 3 Jason Keller ppc Racing Ford 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:20:23 80.138
2003 May 2 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:30:42 74.652
2004 May 14 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:12:19 85.023
2005 May 13 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 253* 189.75 (305.373) 2:12:50 85.709
2006 May 5/6* Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:22:17 79.068
2007 May 4 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:02:25 91.899
2008 May 2 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 253* 189.75 (305.373) 1:58:18 96.238
2009 May 1 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:09:48 86.672
2010 April 30 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 252* 189 (304.166) 2:04:21 91.194
2011 April 29 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 251* 188.25 (302.959) 1:44:11 108.415
2012 April 27 Kurt Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 250 187.5 (301.752) 1:48:06 104.07
2013 April 26 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:14:18 83.768
  • 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2011: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2006: Race was delayed because of rain and finished at midnight.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Mark Martin 1993, 1997, 1999
2 Sam Ard 1983, 1984
Harry Gant 1991, 1992
Kevin Harvick 2003, 2006
Kyle Busch 2004, 2009
Denny Hamlin 2008, 2011
Brad Keselowski 2010, 2013

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
4 Roush Racing 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999
3 Richard Childress Racing 2003, 2006, 2007
Joe Gibbs Racing 2008, 2009, 2011
2 Thomas Brothers Racing 1983, 1984
Whitaker Racing 1991, 1992
Phoenix Racing 1996, 2001
ppc Racing 2000, 2002
Penske Racing 2010, 2013

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
9 United States Chevrolet 1982, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
8 United States Ford 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2013
4 Japan Toyota 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
2 United States Oldsmobile 1983, 1984
United States Buick 1991, 1992
1 United States Pontiac 1990
United States Dodge 2010

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Host Pre-race analysts Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s) Pit reporters
2013 ESPN Nicole Briscoe Brad Daugherty
Rusty Wallace
Allen Bestwick Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
Dave Burns
Jamie Little
Jerry Punch
Vince Welch
2012
2011
2010 Allen Bestwick Marty Reid
2009 ABC Jerry Punch Dave Burns
Jamie Little
Shannon Spake
Vince Welch
2008 Dave Burns
Jamie Little
Shannon Spake
Mike Massaro
2007 Suzy Kolber Brad Daugherty Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
Dave Burns
Jamie Little
Allen Bestwick
Mike Massaro
2006 Fx Chris Myers Jeff Hammond
Darrell Waltrip
Phil Parsons
Mike Joy Darrell Waltrip
Larry McReynolds
Dick Berggren
Steve Byrnes
Matt Yocum
Jeanne Zelasko
2005
2004
2003 TNT Bill Weber Tony Stewart Allen Bestwick Tony Stewart
Wally Dallenbach
Bill Weber
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Matt Yocum
Benny Parsons
2002 Benny Parsons
Rusty Wallace
Bill Weber
Dave Burns
Marty Snider
Matt Yocum
2001 Benny Parsons
Wally Dallenbach

References[edit]


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