Chevrolet Silverado 250
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series|
|Venue||Canadian Tire Motorsport Park|
|Location||Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada|
|Distance||157.376 mi (253.272 km)|
|Laps||64 (Stage 1: 20 Stage 2: 20 Stage 3: 24)|
|Most wins (team)||Brad Keselowski Racing (2)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Chevrolet (3)|
|Length||2.459 mi (3.957 km)|
The Chevrolet Silverado 250 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport). It was first held in 2013. Starting in 2018, the race became a playoff race and was held as the opener of the playoffs. In 2019, it will be the second race of the first round of the playoffs.
The first race held on a road course by the Camping World Truck Series in 13 years, it was announced that the race would be held starting in 2013, on Labor Day weekend, in November 2012, replacing the previous NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as NASCAR's annual event held in Canada. In April 2013, it was announced that the race would be sponsored by General Motors Canada, becoming the Chevrolet Silverado 250.
The inaugural event, run September 1, 2013, saw James Buescher win the pole at a speed of 109.189 miles per hour (175.723 km/h); Ty Dillon led the most laps in the race before contact between him and Chase Elliott at White's Corner coming to the checkered flag sent Dillon into a tire barrier. Dillon promised that "next week he won't finish the race" but he didn't pursue any payback eventually. In 2014 Ryan Blaney battled Germán Quiroga with Blaney beating Quiroga in a photo-finish. In 2016, John Hunter Nemechek and Cole Custer were battling for the lead when Nemechek bumped Custer before running both Custer and himself off-road, pinning Custer to the wall. Before the winner was declared, Nemechek was tackled by Custer; Nemechek would be named the winner.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|2013||September 1||94||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||64||157.376 (253.272)||1:48:49||86.775|
|2014||August 31||29||Ryan Blaney||Brad Keselowski Racing||Ford||64||157.376 (253.272)||1:42:04||92.514|
|2015||August 30||4||Erik Jones||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||64||157.376 (253.272)||1:53:07||83.476|
|2016||September 4||8||John Hunter Nemechek||NEMCO Motorsports||Chevrolet||66*||162.294 (261.186)||2:06:01||77.273|
|2017||September 3||19||Austin Cindric||Brad Keselowski Racing||Ford||64||157.376 (253.272)||1:54:53||82.193|
|2018||August 26||24||Justin Haley||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||65*||162.5 (261.518)||2:05:24||76.476|
- 2016 & 2018: Race extended due to a NASCAR overtime Finish
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|2||Brad Keselowski Racing||2014, 2017|
|# Wins||Make||Years Won|
|3||Chevrolet||2013, 2016, 2018|
- Pappone, Jeff. "Ron Fellows looks back fondly as Mosport upgrades to draw bigger events ". Toronto: The Globe and Mail, November 30, 2012. Accessed 2013-04-29.
- "NASCAR's truck series to race at Canada road course in 2013". Sporting News, November 16, 2012. Accessed 2013-04-29.
- McDonald, Norris (April 29, 2013). "Chevy Silverado to sponsor NASCAR race at CTMP". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on June 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
- "James Buescher wins pole for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series road course race in Canada". MassLive.com / The Republican. Springfield, MA. August 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
- "Chase Elliott wins road-course race". Fox Sports. September 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
- "JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK BATTLES CUSTER TILL END FOR WIN AT CANADA". NASCAR. September 4, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
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