Ohio 250

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Ohio 250
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
VenueMansfield Motorsports Park
LocationMansfield, Ohio, United States
First race2004
Last race2008
Distance110 miles (177.03 km)
Laps250
Previous namesUAW / GM Ohio 250 (2004–2005)
City of Mansfield 250 (2006)
Ohio 250 (2007–2008)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (4)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length0.44 mi (0.71 km)
Turns4

The Ohio 250 was a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race that was held at Mansfield Motorsports Park on Memorial Day weekend between 2004 and 2008.

History[edit]

The 2006 race saw 18 caution flags flown during the race, setting a series record. Dennis Setzer won the 2007 race without making a fuel stop, which took place with a 22-gallon fuel cell. This race took over seven hours to run due to three rain delays and was the final Craftsman Truck Series victory for Spears Motorsports, who ceased operations following the 2007 season.

The 2008 edition was won by Donny Lia, who became the first rookie in nearly five seasons to win a Craftsman Truck Series race. The race was formerly known as the UAW/GM Ohio 250. General Motors operated a plant in Mansfield and a number of its residents used to work there. Appropriately, Chevrolet has won four of the five races, with Bobby Hamilton giving Dodge its only Mansfield victory in 2005. NASCAR announced it will not return to Mansfield for 2009, replacing the race with one to be held at Iowa Speedway.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2004 May 16 16 Jack Sprague Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet 252* 110.88 (178.444) 2:02:43 54.706
2005 May 15 04 Bobby Hamilton* Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge 254* 111.76 (179.86) 1:55:37 65.907
2006 May 27 33 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 250 110 (177.027) 1:59:03 62.999
2007 May 26 75 Dennis Setzer Spears Motorsports Chevrolet 250 110 (177.027) 2:11:51 52.873
2008 May 24 71 Donny Lia TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 250 110 (177.027) 1:59:58 62.517

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
4 United States Chevrolet 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
1 United States Dodge 2005