Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

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Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300
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NASCAR Xfinity Series
Venue Bristol Motor Speedway
Location Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Corporate sponsor Fitzgerald Glider Kits
First race 1982 (1982)
Distance 159.9 miles (257.3 km)
Laps 300 (Stage 1: 85 Stage 2: 85 Stage 3: 130)
Previous names Southeastern 150 (1982–1983)
Budweiser 200 (1985–1989)
Budweiser 250 (1990–1993)
Goody's 250 (1994–1995)
Goody's Headache Powder 250 (1996)
Moore's Snacks 250 (1997–1999)
Cheez-It 250 (2000–2001)
Channellock 250 (2002–2003)
Sharpie Professional 250 (2004–2005)
Sharpie Mini 300 (2006–2008)
Scotts Turf Builder 300 (2009–2010)
Scotts EZ Seed 300 (2011)
Ford EcoBoost 300 (2012)
Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 (2013)
Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 (2014–2015)[1]
Most wins (driver) Kyle Busch (4)
Most wins (team) Richard Childress Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing (5)
Most wins (manufacturer) Chevrolet (16)
Circuit information
Surface Concrete
Length 0.533 mi (0.858 km)
Turns 4

The Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300[2] is a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car race that takes place at Bristol Motor Speedway, the first of two Bristol races on the schedule.

The first Busch Series race at Bristol was 150 laps, and was won by Phil Parsons in 1982. The race was not held in 1984. The race has increased in length several times since then. It was lengthened to 200 laps in 1985, 250 laps in 1990, and 300 laps in 2006.

In 2016, the Bristol format was changed to include two 50-lap heat races and a 200-lap feature for a total of 300 laps, as part of the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash program. In 2017 that format will not return and will return to its 300 lap distance with the new stage format. Stages 1 and 2 will be 85 laps each, with stage 3 being the final 130 laps.

The race has been put on broadcast network television to heighten the popularity of the circuit; Fox's broadcasts of Bristol's Food City 500 were the first time broadcast network television covered the event; the races between 2004 and 2006 aired as Nationwide/Cup Fox doubleheaders. Beginning in 2007 the event aired on ABC as part of ESPN2's new Nationwide Series television package, as ESPN2 had committed to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the time.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1982 March 13 28 Phil Parsons Johnny Hayes Pontiac 150 79.95 (128.667) 0:59:20 80.848
1983 May 21 7 Morgan Shepherd Whitaker Racing Oldsmobile 150 79.95 (128.667) 0:56:16 85.255
1984
Not held
1985 March 30 17 Darrell Waltrip DarWal, Inc. Chevrolet 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:26:00 74.372
1986 April 5 77 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd Buick 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:26:00 71.511
1987 April 11 97 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd Buick 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:25:16 75.032
1988 April 9 8 Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:28:38 76.162
1989 April 10 75 Rick Wilson Charlie Henderson Oldsmobile 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:14:34 85.776
1990 April 7 2 L. D. Ottinger Parker Racing Oldsmobile 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:40:01 79.936
1991 April 13 44 Bobby Labonte Labonte Motorsports Oldsmobile 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:26:07 92.839
1992 April 4 7 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:26:02 92.929
1993 April 3 30 Michael Waltrip Bahari Racing Pontiac 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:42:37 77.911
1994 April 9 44 David Green Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:38:36 81.085
1995 April 1 29 Steve Grissom Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:29:10 89.664
1996 March 30 60 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:33:19 85.783
1997 April 12 9 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:46:58 74.743
1998 March 28 66 Elliott Sadler Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:45:55 75.484
1999 April 10 57 Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:49:30 73.014
2000 March 25 82 Sterling Marlin SABCO Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:46:52 74.813
2001 March 24 17 Matt Kenseth Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:50:53 72.103
2002 March 23 21 Jeff Green Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 2:00:58 66.093
2003 March 22 21 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:57:03 68.304
2004 March 27 8 Martin Truex Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 250 133.25 (214.445) 1:42:21 78.114
2005 April 4* 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 256* 136.448 (219.591) 2:17:31 59.534
2006 March 25 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:13:59 71.606
2007 March 24 60 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:29:49 64.038
2008 March 15 2 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 171* 91.143 (146.68) 1:09:20 78.874
2009 March 21 33 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:00:21 79.717
2010 March 20 12 Justin Allgaier Penske Racing Dodge 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:05:14 76.609
2011 March 19 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:52:39 85.166
2012 March 17 2 Elliott Sadler Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:41:16 94.74
2013 March 16 54 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:57:11 81.872
2014 March 15 54 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:50:04 87.165
2015 April 18 22 Joey Logano* Team Penske Ford 300 159.9 (257.334) 1:50:00 87.218
2016* April 16 20 Erik Jones[3] Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 106.6 (171.556) 1:08:10 93.829
2017 April 22 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 159.9 (257.334) 2:21:38 67.738
  • 2005: Race postponed from Saturday to Monday due to rain and extended due to a green–white–checker finish.
  • 2008: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2015: Joey Logano won the race after leading all 300 laps.
  • 2016: The main event was reduced to 200 laps, while the other 100 laps were divided into two heat races for the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash program.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Kyle Busch 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014
3 Morgan Shepherd 1983, 1986, 1987
Kevin Harvick 2003, 2005, 2009
2 Elliott Sadler 1998, 2012
Erik Jones 2016, 2017

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
5 Richard Childress Racing 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012
Joe Gibbs Racing 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
3 Roush Fenway Racing 1996, 1997, 2007
2 Whitaker Racing 1983, 1992
Morgan Shepherd 1986, 1987
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1988, 2004
Labonte Motorsports 1991, 1994
Diamond Ridge Motorsports 1995, 1998
Team Penske 2010, 2015

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
16 United States Chevrolet 1985, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012
5 Japan Toyota 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
4 United States Oldsmobile 1983, 1989, 1990, 1991
United States Ford 1996, 1997, 2007, 2015
3 United States Buick 1986, 1987, 1992
2 United States Pontiac 1982, 1993
1 United States Dodge 2010

Qualifying race winners[edit]

Year Date Race No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2016 April 16 1[4] 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50 26.65 (42.89) 00:13:16 121.047
2[5] 2 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50 26.65 (42.89) 00:13:15 120.977

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMS Officials Announce Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 Presented By Lilly Diabetes". Bristol Motor Speedway. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fitzgerald Glider Kits sponsors Dash 4 Cash Heat Racing at BMS April 16". Bristol Motor Speedway. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2016 Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Race Results". Motor Racing Network (MRN). April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2016 Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Heat 1 Results" (PDF). Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN Internet Ventures. April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ "2016 Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Heat 2 Results" (PDF). Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN Internet Ventures. April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 

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