Drive for Safety 300

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Drive for Safety 300
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NASCAR Xfinity Series
Venue Chicagoland Speedway
Location Joliet, Illinois, United States
Corporate sponsor National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
First race 2001 (2001)
Distance 300 miles (480 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Sam's Club Presents The Hills Bros. Coffee 300 (2001)
Tropicana Twister 300 (2002–2004)
USG Durock 300 (2005–2007)
Dollar General 300 (2008–2013)
Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 (2014)
Furious 7 300 (2015)
Most wins (driver) Kyle Busch (4)
Most wins (team) Joe Gibbs Racing (5)
Most wins (manufacturer) Chevrolet
Toyota (5)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns 4
Justin Labonte celebrates after his first Busch Series victory during the 2004 event.
2002 infield during the pre-race for the Tropicana 400.

The Drive for Safety 300 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car race held annually at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. In 2008 the race has been held at night under Chicagoland Speedway's new lighting system, after being held as a day race for the previous 7 years. However, in 2011, the race returned to daytime, For 2016, it will serve as the final race of NASCAR's "regular season" for the Xfinity Series, Following the race, the top 12 drivers in points standings advance to the seven-race NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2001 July 14 Jimmie Johnson Herzog Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:30:40 119.469
2002 July 13 Johnny Sauter Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:20:37 128.008
2003 July 12 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:18:45 129.73
2004 July 10 Justin Labonte Labonte Motorsports Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:58 126.79
2005 July 9 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:18:06 130.34
2006 July 8 Casey Mears Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:23:31 125.421
2007 July 14 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:12:41 135.661
2008 July 11 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:04:37 144.443
2009 July 10 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:02:10 147.340
2010 July 9 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 203* 304.5 (490.045) 2:10:37 139.875
2011 Sept. 17 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:01:06 148.637
2012 Sept. 15 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:10:05 138.373
2013 Sept. 14 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:34 131.804
2014 Sept. 13 Kevin Harvick JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:23:42 125.261
2015 Sept. 19 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:11:40 136.709
2016 Sept. 17 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803)

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Kyle Busch 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015
3 Kevin Harvick 2005, 2007, 2014

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
6 Joe Gibbs Racing 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016
3 Richard Childress Racing 2002, 2005, 2007

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
6 Japan Toyota 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016
5 United States Chevrolet 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2014
3 United States Dodge 2004, 2006, 2011
2 United States Ford 2003, 2012

References[edit]


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