Sandlapper 200

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Sandlapper 200
Venue Columbia Speedway
First race 1951
Last race 1972
Distance 100 miles (160.9 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Unknown (1951-1961)
Sandlapper 200 (1963-1972)

The Sandlapper 200 was a NASCAR stock car race held at Columbia Speedway, in Cayce, South Carolina. It was one of two Grand National Division (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) races held at the track between 1951 and 1971; with the contraction of the schedule following R.J. Reynolds' assumption of primary sponsorship of the renamed Winston Cup Series, the race was resanctioned as part of the NASCAR Grand National East Series for its final running in 1972.[1]

The race was traditionally the second of the two Grand National events run at the track; it was not run between 1952 and 1954, and was one of three in 1955 and from 1958 to 1960; in 1972 it was the second of three Grand National East races there.[1] Tim Flock won the inaugural event in 1951; Rex White won the run under the "Sandlapper 200" name in 1962; this gave Chevrolet its 100th NASCAR win.[1][2] Richard Petty won the final Winston Cup Series race at the track in 1971;[1] a combined race with NASCAR Grand American cars, it was postponed one day due to rain.[3] The lone Grand National East-sanctioned race in 1972 was won by Buddy Baker.[1] The races were 100 miles (160.9 km) in length, except for the 1960 event, which was 150 miles (241.4 km).[1]

Following the end of the event's time as a NASCAR national touring series event, it continued for several years as a Sportsman Division race; Jack Ingram won the event in 1974, held on Memorial Day.[4]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
Grand National/Winston Cup
1951 September 7 Tim Flock Oldsmobile 200 100.000 (160.934) n/a n/a -
1952-1954: not held
1955 October 15 Tim Flock Kiekhaefer Racing Team Chrysler 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:49:19 55.393 -
1956 September 29 Buck Baker Kiekhaefer Racing Team Dodge 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:38:03 61.193 -
1957 September 19 Buck Baker Baker Racing Chevrolet 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:39:09 60.514 -
1958 August 7 Speedy Thompson Chevrolet 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:49:27 54.920 -
1959 August 29 Lee Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 200 100.000 (160.934) 2:04:19 48.264 -
1960 August 18 Rex White Chevrolet 300 150.000 (241.402) 2:45:51 54.265 -
1961 July 20 Cotton Owens Pontiac 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:36:28 62.198 -
1962 July 7 Rex White Chevrolet 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:36:12 62.370 -
1963 August 8 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:47:55 55.598 Report
1964 August 21 David Pearson Dodge 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:37:15 61.697 -
1965 August 19 David Pearson Dodge 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:44:36 57.361 -
1966 August 18 David Pearson Dodge 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:30:44 66.128 -
1967 August 17 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:33:21 64.274 -
1968 August 8 David Pearson Holman Moody Ford 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:29:30 67.039 -
1969 August 8 Bobby Isaac K&K Insurance Racing Dodge 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:25:26 70.230 Report
1970 August 6 Bobby Isaac K&K Insurance Racing Dodge 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:29:25 67.101 -
1971 August 27 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:34:24 64.831 Report
Grand National East
1972 July 28 Buddy Baker Donlavey Racing Ford 200 100.000 (160.934) 1:29:10 68.507 -
Sportsman
1973
No known data
1974 May 30 Jack Ingram Chevrolet 200 100.000 (160.934) 70.465 -

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 David Pearson 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968
3 Richard Petty 1963, 1967, 1971
2 Tim Flock 1951, 1955
Buck Baker 1956, 1957
Rex White 1960, 1962
Bobby Isaac 1969, 1970

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
6 United States Dodge 1956, 1964-1966, 1969, 1970
5 United States Chevrolet 1957, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1974
4 United States Plymouth 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971
2 United States Ford 1968, 1972
1 United States Oldsmobile 1951
United States Chrysler 1955
United States Pontiac 1961

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Race Results at Columbia Speedway". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  2. ^ Marx, Bill (July 7, 2010). "On this day ... July 7". Sporting News. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Sandlapper 200 Is Postponed". The Spartanburg Herald. Spartanburg, SC. August 27, 1971. p. B3. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  4. ^ "Ingram wins Sandlapper". The Wilmington News. Wilmington, NC. May 31, 1974. p. 24. Retrieved 2013-10-28.