DC Solar 350

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DC Solar 350
Las Vegas Motor Speedway.PNG
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Venue Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Corporate sponsor DC Solar
First race 1996
Distance 352.446 kilometres (219 mi)
Laps 146
Previous names Carquest 420K (1996)
Carquest Auto Parts 420K (1997)
Sam's Town 250 (1998)
The Orleans 250 (1999)
Orleans 350 (2001)
Las Vegas 350 (2002–2005, 2009)
Smith's Las Vegas 350 (2006–2007)
Quik Liner Las Vegas 350 (2008)
Smith's Food & Drug Store 350 (2010)
Smith's 350 (2011–2013)
Rhino Linings 350 (2014–2015)
Most wins (driver) Mike Skinner
Jack Sprague (2)
Most wins (team) Roush Fenway Racing (3)
Most wins (manufacturer) Chevrolet (9)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns 4

The DC Solar 350 is a 146-lap, 350-kilometre (220 mi) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

History[edit]

The checkered flag flies at the 2015 race

The race was first held on November 3, 1996 as the Carquest 420K. The race continued annually until 2000, when the race was removed from the schedule. However, the race returned as an the Orleans 350 in 2001.

In 2011, the race was moved to October as part of the IndyCar weekend and becomes an afternoon race.

In 2012, the race was originally set for October 13 at 12 noon PDT as part of the IndyCar weekend, but Indy Racing League LLC faced issues from the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship, with Truck race being that race's Saturday event, but the IndyCar race was removed as a result of legal issues following the death of Dan Wheldon on Lap 11 of the IndyCar race. As a result, it moved back to late September as a stand-alone race and returned to nighttime.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1996 November 3 Jack Sprague Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 175 262.5 (422.452) 2:10:24 120.782
1997 November 9 Joe Ruttman Roush Racing Ford 175 262.5 (422.452) 2:05:09 125.849
1998 November 8 Jack Sprague Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 169* 253.5 (407.968) 1:56:07 130.801
1999 September 24 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 1:58:08 127.229
2000
Not held
2001 October 14 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 146 219 (352.446) 1:42:35 128.091
2002 October 13 David Starr Spears Motorsports Chevrolet 146 219 (352.446) 1:37:03 135.394
2003 September 27 Brendan Gaughan Orleans Racing Dodge 146 219 (352.446) 1:46:07 123.826
2004 September 25 Shane Hmiel Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet 146 219 (352.446) 1:46:05 123.865
2005 September 24 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 152* 228 (366.93) 1:48:22 126.238
2006 September 23 Mike Skinner Bill Davis Racing Toyota 146 219 (352.446) 1:51:32 117.812
2007 September 22 Travis Kvapil Roush Fenway Racing Ford 146 219 (352.446) 1:54:12 115.061
2008 September 20 Mike Skinner Bill Davis Racing Toyota 147* 220.5 (354.86) 2:10:54 101.07
2009 September 26 Johnny Sauter ThorSport/CAPG Racing Chevrolet 146 219 (352.446) 1:42:59 127.593
2010 September 25 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 146 219 (352.446) 1:51:00 118.378
2011 October 15 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 146 219 (352.446) 2:06:16 104.065
2012 September 29 Nelson Piquet, Jr. Turner Motorsports Chevrolet 146 219 (352.446) 1:57:15 112.068
2013 September 28 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 146 219 (352.446) 1:58:40 110.73
2014 September 27 Erik Jones Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 146 219 (352.446) 1:36:07 136.709
2015 October 3 John Wes Townley Athenian Motorsports Chevrolet 146 219 (352.446) 1:38:58 132.772

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Jack Sprague 1996, 1998
Mike Skinner 2006, 2008

Multiple winners (Teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
3 Roush Fenway Racing 1997, 1999, 2007
2 Hendrick Motorsports 1996, 1998
Bill Davis Racing 2006, 2008

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
9 United States Chevrolet 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
5 Japan Toyota 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014
3 United States Ford 1997, 1999, 2007
2 United States Dodge 2001, 2003

References[edit]


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