Kroger 200 (Nationwide)

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Kroger 200
Kroger 200 (ORP) race logo.png
Indianapolis Raceway Park-Oval.svg
NASCAR Nationwide Series
VenueLucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Indiana
Corporate sponsorKroger
First race1982
Last race2011
Distance137.2 miles (220.801 km)
Laps200

The Kroger 200 was a race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly known as the Nationwide Series) which took place at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Clermont, Indiana.

It originally debuted as a summer night race, and was the only major NASCAR event in the state of Indiana. In previous years, USAC stock car races were held at the facility, although the two events were not associated.

In 1994, the Kroger 200 was moved to the night before the Winston Cup Series' Brickyard 400 at the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It appropriately began serving as an unofficial support race for larger Speedway's event. From 1994 to 2000, it was held on Friday night. Beginning in 2001, when the Brickyard 400 moved to Sundays, this race was held on Saturday night.

From 1995 to 2011, the race was held as a doubleheader weekend with the Truck Series AAA Insurance 200.

The race was sponsored by Kroger during its entire existence from 1982 to 2011.

In 2011, the race was held for the last time in the foreseeable future. Starting in 2012, the Nationwide Series moved to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indiana 250. An ARCA race took its place.

Race results[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Ref
Laps Miles (km)
1982 August 13 Morgan Shepherd Whitaker Racing Oldsmobile 200 137.2 (220.801) 2:02:26 67.234 [1]
1983 August 13 Tommy Houston Mike Day Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:43:25 79.600 [2]
1984 August 4 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Pontiac 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:32:56 88.579 [3]
1985 June 22 Jimmy Hensley Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:24:56 96.923 [4]
1986 June 21 Butch Miller Throop Motorsports Pontiac 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:49:08 75.431 [5]
1987 June 6 Larry Pearson Pearson Racing Pontiac 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:52:09 73.402 [6]
1988 August 6 Morgan Shepherd Shepherd Racing Buick 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:47:32 76.553 [7]
1989 August 5 Michael Waltrip Bahari Racing Pontiac 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:37:16 84.633 [8]
1990 August 4 Steve Grissom Grissom Racing Enterprises Oldsmobile 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:48:43 75.719 [9]
1991 August 3 Bobby Labonte Labonte Motorsports Oldsmobile 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:48:16 76.034 [10]
1992 August 1 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorports Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:38:04 83.943 [11]
1993 July 31 Tracy Leslie Parker Racing Oldsmobile 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:57:57 69.792 [12]
1994 August 5 Mike Wallace Owen Racing Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:40:14 82.156 [13]
1995 August 4 Jason Keller KEL Racing Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:35:21 80.335 [14]
1996 August 2 Randy LaJoie BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:46:09 77.551 [15]
1997 August 1 Randy LaJoie BACE Motorsports Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 2:18:00 59.652 [16]
1998 July 31 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:44:23 78.883 [17]
1999 August 6 Jason Keller Progressive Motorsports Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:52:19 73.293 [18]
2000 August 4 Ron Hornaday Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:43:23 79.626 [19]
2001 August 4 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:53:05 72.785 [20]
2002 August 3 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:40:39 81.788 [21]
2003 August 2 Brian Vickers Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:31:25 90.049 [22]
2004 August 7 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:41:19 81.25 [23]
2005 August 6 Martin Truex Jr. Chance 2 Motorsports Chevrolet 204* 139.944 (225.218) 1:55:08 72.93 [24]
2006 August 5 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:41:02 81.478 [25]
2007 July 28 Jason Leffler Braun Racing Toyota 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:42:43 80.143 [26]
2008 July 26 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:42:14 80.522 [27]
2009 July 25 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 137.2 (220.801) 1:39:01 83.138 [28]
2010 July 24 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 201* 137.886 (221.906) 1:42:29 80.727 [29]
2011 July 30 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 204* 139.944 (225.218) 1:40:36 83.466 [30]

USAC Stock Car race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "1983 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  3. ^ "1984 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  4. ^ "1985 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "1986 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "1987 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  7. ^ "1988 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "1989 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "1990 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  10. ^ "1991 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "1992 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  12. ^ "1993 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  13. ^ "1994 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  14. ^ "1995 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  15. ^ "1996 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  16. ^ "1997 Kroger NASCAR 200 presented by Ziploc". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  17. ^ "1998 Kroger 200 presented by the Fifth Third Bank". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  18. ^ "1999 Kroger 200 presented by Fifth Third Bank". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  19. ^ "2000 Kroger 200 by The Fifth Third Bank". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  20. ^ "2001 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  21. ^ "2002 Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RVs". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  22. ^ "2003 Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RVs". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  23. ^ "2004 Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RVs". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  24. ^ a b "2005 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  25. ^ "2006 Kroger 200 Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  26. ^ "2007 Kroger 200 Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  27. ^ "2008 Kroger 200 Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  28. ^ "2009 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  29. ^ a b "2010 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  30. ^ a b "2011 Kroger 200 Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2021.

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