NorthernTool.com 250

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NorthernTool.com 250
NorthernTool.com 250 race logo.png
The Milwaukee Mile.svg
NASCAR Nationwide Series
VenueMilwaukee Mile
LocationWest Allis, Wisconsin
Corporate sponsorNorthern Tool + Equipment
First race1984
Last race2009
Distance250 miles (402.336 km)
Laps250
Previous namesRed Carpet 200 (1984)
Milwaukee Sentinel 200 (1985)
Havoline 250 (1993–1994)
Sears Auto Center 250 (1995–1997)
DieHard 250 (1998–1999)
Sears DieHard 250 (2000)
GNC Live Well 250 (2001–2003)
Alan Kulwicki 250 Pres. by Forest County Potawatomi Racing (2004)
SBC 250 (2005)
AT&T 250 (2006–2007)
Camping World RV Rental 250 (2008)
NorthernTool.com 250 (2009)
Most wins (driver)Greg Biffle
Carl Edwards (2)
Most wins (team)Roush Fenway Racing (4)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (9)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1 mi (1.6 km)
Turns4

The NorthernTool.com 250[1] is a discontinued NASCAR Nationwide Series race held at the Milwaukee Mile. From 1984 to 1985, the race was 200 laps, 200 miles (321.9 km) long. From 1986 to 1992, no race was held. In 1993, the race returned, and was increased to 250 laps, 250 miles (402.3 km), a distance it would remain at until the final race was held in 2009. The race was traditionally held Sunday afternoons, while the Cup Series was either off or at a different venue, but starting in 2004, the race was run on Saturday night.

Until the race sponsor changed to Camping World in 2008, the sponsorship of this race was not affected by the September 7, 2007, settlement between AT&T and NASCAR in regard to a grandfathered sponsorship deal, as Anheuser-Busch, the sponsor of the series at the time of the lawsuit, was not associated with the wireless industry.[2] The 2010 race was canceled and the Wisconsin date was moved north to Road America.[3]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race distance Race time Average speed
(mph)
Ref
Laps Miles (km)
1984 May 13 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 200 200 (321.868) 2:03:26 97.206 [4]
1985 Aug 18 Jack Ingram Jack Ingram Racing Pontiac 200 200 (321.868) 1:55:15 104.121 [5]
1986

1992
Not held
1993 July 4 Steve Grissom Grissom Racing Enterprises Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:48:12 89.003 [6]
1994 July 3 Mike Wallace Owen Racing Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:28:31 100.999 [7]
1995 July 2 Dale Jarrett Dale Jarrett Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:37:16 95.379 [8]
1996 July 7 Buckshot Jones Buckshot Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 3:02:24 82.237 [9]
1997 July 5 Randy LaJoie BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:31:18 99.141 [10]
1998 July 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:33:14 97.89 [11]
1999 July 4 Casey Atwood Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:33:17 97.858 [12]
2000 July 2 Jeff Green ppc Racing Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:48:09 89.206 [13]
2001 July 1 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:26:30 102.389 [14]
2002 June 30 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:39:16 94.182 [15]
2003 June 29 Jason Keller ppc Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:25:30 103.093 [16]
2004 June 26 Ron Hornaday Jr. Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:26:59 102.052 [17]
2005 June 25 Johnny Sauter Phoenix Racing Dodge 200* 200 (321.868) 2:03:12 97.403 [18]
2006 June 24 Paul Menard Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 258* 258 (415.21) 3:08:41 82.042 [19]
2007 June 23 Aric Almirola* Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 250 250 (402.336) 2:56:03 85.203 [20]
2008 June 21 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:43:37 91.678 [21]
2009 June 20 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 250 250 (402.336) 2:26:01 102.728 [22]
  • 2005: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2006: Race extended due to NASCAR overtime.
  • 2007: Denny Hamlin finished the race in relief of Almirola (Hamlin was supposed to start but arrived late due to Cup Series commitments). Per NASCAR rules Almirola is credited with the victory and the points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mile Hammers Out Agreement With Northern Tool + Equipment". Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
  2. ^ http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CAR_NASCAR_ATT?SITE=GENERIC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2007-09-07-14-41-18
  3. ^ "NASCAR News, Results, Schedule & Standings". Sporting News. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  4. ^ "1984 Red Carpet 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  5. ^ "1985 Milwaukee Sentinel 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  6. ^ "1993 Havoline 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  7. ^ "1994 Havoline 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  8. ^ "1995 Sears Auto Center 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  9. ^ "1996 Sears Auto Center 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  10. ^ "1997 Sears Auto Center 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  11. ^ "1998 DieHard 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  12. ^ "1999 DieHard 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  13. ^ "2000 Sears DieHard 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  14. ^ "2001 GNC Live Well 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  15. ^ "2002 GNC Live Well 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  16. ^ "2003 GNC Live Well 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  17. ^ "2004 Alan Kulwicki 250 Pres. by Forest County Potawatomi Racing". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  18. ^ "2005 SBC 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  19. ^ "2006 AT&T 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  20. ^ "2007 AT&T 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  21. ^ "2008 Camping World RV Rental 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  22. ^ "2009 NorthernTool.com 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2021.

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