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LiftKits4Less.com 200
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
VenueDarlington Raceway
LocationDarlington, South Carolina, United States
Corporate sponsorThe 4Less Group
First race2001 (2001)
Distance200.802 miles (323.159 km)
Laps147
Stages 1/2: 45 each
Final stage: 57
Previous namesDarlington 200 (2001, 2004)
Craftsman Anniversary 200 (2002)
Craftsman 200 (2003)
Too Tough To Tame 200 (2010–2011)
South Carolina Education Lottery 200 (2020)
In It To Win It 200 (2021, 2nd)
Most wins (driver)Bobby Hamilton
Kasey Kahne
Sheldon Creed (2)
Most wins (team)Bobby Hamilton Racing
Ultra Motorsports
GMS Racing (2)
Most wins (manufacturer)Dodge (4)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Turns4

The LiftKits4Less.com 200 is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at Darlington Raceway. The distance of the race is a little over 200 miles contested over 147 laps.

Sheldon Creed is the defending winner of this race.

History[edit]

First ran in 2001, it was taken off the schedule after the 2004 season. In 2009, they announced after a six-year hiatus, Darlington would return to the Truck Series in August 2010. At the end of the year, they moved the race from August to mid-March for 2011. The race had been held under the lights since 2004. On November 21, 2011, it was announced that the event would once again be removed from the schedule.

The race returned to the Truck Series schedule in 2020 on Labor Day weekend initially as a one-off replacement date for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also became part of "throwback weekend" with the Cup and Xfinity Series, which already had races at Darlington that weekend.[1] It became a permanent date on the 2021 schedule and was pushed to the throwback weekend, now in May. The Truck Series race would continue to race with the Cup and Xfinity Series there as part of a new second race weekend for those two series there.[2] Another temporary race called the In It To Win It 200 was added for September when the pandemic forced the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race to be called off again.[3][4]

The South Carolina Education Lottery sponsored the race in 2020.[5] When it was retained on the 2021 schedule, The 4Less Group took over as title sponsor with its LiftKits4Less.com brand.[6] The State of South Carolina took over naming rights for the temporary 2021 race, dubbing it the In It To Win It 200 in promotion of prizes for those who received the COVID-19 vaccination.[4]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2001 May 12 Bobby Hamilton Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge 135* 184.41 (296.779) 1:44:55 105.461
2002 March 15 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:50:32 109
2003 March 14 Bobby Hamilton Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:30:09 133.645
2004 November 13 Kasey Kahne Ultra Motorsports Dodge 150* 204.9 (329.754) 1:57:10 104.927
2005

2009
Not held
2010 August 14 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:52:04 107.509
2011 March 12 Kasey Kahne Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:59:44 100.625
2012

2019
Not held
2020 September 6 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:53:44 109.536
2021 May 7 Sheldon Creed GMS Racing Chevrolet 147 200.802 (323.159) 2:28:40 81.041
September 5 147 200.802 (323.159) 1:54:23 105.331

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Bobby Hamilton 2001, 2003
Kasey Kahne 2004, 2011
Sheldon Creed 2021 (both)

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
2 Bobby Hamilton Racing 2001, 2003
Ultra Motorsports 2002, 2004
GMS Racing 2021 (both)

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
4 United States Dodge 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
2 Japan Toyota 2010, 2011
United States Chevrolet 2021 (both)
1 United States Ford 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Heather (August 6, 2020). "NASCAR releases the 2020 playoff schedule, no changes for Bristol". WCYB-TV. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  2. ^ "Darlington Raceway to Host 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race on May 7, 2021". Darlington Raceway. November 19, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  3. ^ Utter, Jim (May 25, 2021). "NASCAR cancels Truck race at Mosport, adds Darlington". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Darlington Raceway Partners with State of South Carolina for In It To Win It 200". Darlington Raceway. August 3, 2021. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  5. ^ "Darlington Raceway & South Carolina Education Lottery partner on NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series entitlement for South Carolina Education Lottery 200". Darlington Raceway (Press release). August 11, 2020. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  6. ^ "LiftKits4Less.com to sponsor Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway May 7". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. March 22, 2021.

External links[edit]

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