Hisense 300

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Hisense 300
Venue Charlotte Motor Speedway
Sponsor Hisense
First race 1978
Distance 300 miles (482.803 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Sportsman 100 (1978)
Sun Drop 300 (1979)
Mello Yello 300 (1980–1984)
Winn-Dixie 300 (1985–1988)
Champion Spark Plug 300 (1989–1994)
Red Dog 300 (1995–1996)
Carquest Auto Parts 300 (1997–2009)
Tech-Net Professional Auto Service 300 presented by CarQuest (2010)
Top Gear 300 (2011)
History 300 (2012–2014)

The Hisense 300 is an annual 300-mile (482.803 km) NASCAR Xfinity Series points race held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina during Memorial Day weekend. The event is held the day before the Coca-Cola 600, the other races sponsored by Hisense is the Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway.

The race's origins trace back to 1978, when a NASCAR race was held the day before the World 600 as a Late Model Sportsman Series race, and in 1982 it became a Busch Series race.

From 2005 to 2009 the race was a Saturday night race. For 2010, the starting time was moved to 2:30 p.m. EST in response to fans wanting an afternoon NNS race and allowing for ABC coverage, allowing it to be part of a television doubleheader weekend for ESPN, paired with the Indianapolis 500 the next day, Starting in 2015, the race will be moved to Fox after the departure of the NASCAR on ESPN content, both of the races in Charlotte (the Hisense 300 on Saturday, and the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday) will air on Fox.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1978 May 27 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac 67 100.5 (161.739) 0:51:45 116.49
1979 May 26 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:17:09 131.243
1980 May 24 David Pearson Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:30:17 119.773
1981 May 23 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:36:14 115.212
1982 May 29 Harry Gant Harry Gant Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:02 126.731
1983 May 28 Dale Earnhardt Robert Gee Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:32:54 117.724
1984 May 26 Bobby Allison Frank Plessinger Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:38 126.198
1985 May 25 Tim Richmond Hendrick Motorsports Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:30:54 119.284
1986 May 24 Tim Richmond Hendrick Motorsports Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:08:50 139.715
1987 May 23 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 200 300 (482.803) 2:08:54 139.643
1988 May 28 Dale Jarrett Horace Isenhower Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:08:36 139.969
1989 May 27 Rob Moroso Dick Moroso Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:11:55 136.45
1990 May 26 Dale Jarrett Horace Isenhower Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:01 132.337
1991 May 25 Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:15:06 133.235
1992 May 23 Jeff Gordon Bill Davis Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:31 127.207
1993 May 29 Michael Waltrip Bahari Racing Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:08 127.539
1994 May 28 Phil Parsons Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:20:57 127.704
1995 May 27 Chad Little Mark Rypien Motorsports Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:40 131.707
1996 May 25 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 1:55:32 155.799
1997 May 24 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:47 126.954
1998 May 23 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:14:53 133.449
1999 May 29 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:30:47 119.377
2000 May 27 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:50 121.759
2001 May 26 Jeff Green ppc Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:20:24 128.205
2002 May 25 Jeff Green Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:29:09 120.684
2003 May 24 Matt Kenseth Reiser Enterprises Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:10:09 138.302
2004 May 29 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:37:31 114.275
2005 May 28 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:32:35 117.968
2006 May 27 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:42:33 110.735
2007 May 26 Kasey Kahne Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:07 132.24
2008 May 24 Kyle Busch Braun Racing Toyota 202* 303 (487.631) 2:31:05 120.331
2009 May 23 Mike Bliss Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 170* 255 (410.382) 1:58:31 129.096
2010 May 29 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 203* 304.5 (490.045) 2:18:11 132.216
2011 May 28 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:11:44 136.64
2012 May 26 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:51 123.414
2013 May 25 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:18:33 129.917
2014 May 24 Kyle Larson Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:00:11 149.771
2015 May 23 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:08:44 139.824

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
5 Kyle Busch 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013
3 Mark Martin 1996, 1998, 1999
2 Morgan Shepherd 1978, 1981
Harry Gant 1982, 1987
Dale Earnhardt 1983, 1991
Tim Richmond 1985, 1986
Dale Jarrett 1988, 1990
Jeff Green 2001, 2002
Matt Kenseth 2003, 2011

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
6 Roush Fenway Racing 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2011
4 Hendrick Motorsports 1985, 1986, 2004, 2005
2 Horace Isenhower 1988, 1990
Joe Gibbs Racing 2010, 2013
Richard Childress Racing 2002, 2015

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
10 United States Ford 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2011
United States Chevrolet 1979, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2015
9 United States Pontiac 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1993
3 United States Oldsmobile 1984, 1988, 1989
Japan Toyota 2008, 2010, 2013
2 United States Dodge 2007, 2012
1 United States Buick 1987

TV broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2015 Fox Adam Alexander Clint Bowyer
Michael Waltrip
2014 ABC Dave Burns
Allen Bestwick
Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
2013
2012
2011
2010 Allen Bestwick
2009 ESPN2 Jerry Punch Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
2008
2007
2006 FX Mike Joy Darrell Waltrip
Larry McReynolds
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000 TBS Eli Gold Buddy Baker
Geoff Bodine
1999
1999
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989 ESPN Bob Jenkins Ned Jarrett
Benny Parsons
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981 Ned Jarrett
Larry Nuber
1980
1979 CBS Buddy Baker Ned Jarrett
Chris Economaki
1978

Footnotes[edit]

Works cited[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bliss wins rain-shortened race, first victory since '04". Sporting News Wire Service. NASCAR. May 25, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 


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