Kroger On Track for the Cure 250

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Kroger On Track for the Cure 250
Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 race logo.png
Memphis International Raceway diagram.svg
NASCAR Nationwide Series
VenueMemphis International Raceway
Corporate sponsorKroger and Dodge
First race1999
Last race2009
Distance187.5 miles (301.8 km)
Laps250
Previous namesSam's Town 250 (1999–2001, 2005–2007)
Sam's Town 250 Benefitting St. Jude (2002–2003)
Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude Childrens Hospital (2004)
Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 (2008–2009)

The Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 presented by the Southern Dodge Dealers was a NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car race that took place at Memphis International Raceway in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1999 to 2009. The 2007 race had twenty-five caution periods, ten more than any other Nationwide Series race that has been held at MMP. The race ended under a green-white-checker finish every year from 2004, when the rule was first implemented in the series, to 2009, the final race at the track.

In 2001, the race was scheduled to be shown on tape delay on TNT. The Busch Series race was postponed due to rain to Sunday, the same day as the Winston Cup event in Martinsville. However, the same storm delayed the Martinsville race, so the Busch Series race was aired live on NBC.

On October 24, 2009, Brad Keselowski won the race at MMP by holding off Kyle Busch to the finish line on the 11th and final annual racing event at MMP, as Dover Motorsports, Inc. announced the closure of Memphis Motorsports Park, a week after that race.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Ref
Laps Miles (km)
1999 October 31 Jeff Green Progressive Motorsports Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:26:54 76.583 [1]
2000 October 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:01:49 92.352 [2]
2001 October 14* Randy LaJoie Evans Motorsports Chevrolet 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:29:54 75.05 [3]
2002 October 20* Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing Pontiac 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:21:48 79.337 [4]
2003 October 18 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Team Rensi Motorsports Ford 250 187.5 (301.752) 2:08:19 87.674 [5]
2004 October 23 Martin Truex Jr. Chance 2 Motorsports Chevrolet 255* 191.25 (307.787) 2:26:04 78.561 [6]
2005 October 22 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 254* 190.5 (306.58) 2:35:34 73.473 [7]
2006 October 28 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 252* 189 (304.166) 2:32:33 74.336 [8]
2007 October 27 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 253* 189.75 (305.373) 3:02:12 62.487 [9]
2008 October 25 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 253* 189.75 (305.373) 2:08:14 88.783 [10]
2009 October 24 Brad Keselowski JR Motorsports Chevrolet 254* 190.5 (306.58) 2:33:41 74.374 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 Sam's Town 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "2000 Sam's Town 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "2001 Sam's Town 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "2002 Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "2003 Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "2004 Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  7. ^ "2005 Sam's Town 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "2006 Sam's Town 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "2007 Sam's Town 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "2008 Kroger On Track for the Cure 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "2009 Kroger On Track for the Cure 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 15, 2021.

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