Worldwide Express 250

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Worldwide Express 250
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
VenueRichmond Raceway
Corporate sponsorWorldwide Express
First race1995
Distance187.50 miles (301.8 km)
Laps250
Stages 1/2: 70 each
Final stage: 110
Previous namesFas Mart Supertruck Shootout (1995–1996)
Virginia Is For Lovers 200 (1997–1999, 2003)
Kroger 200 (2000–2001, 2004)
Richmond Is For Lovers 200 (2002)
Cheerios Betty Crocker 200 (2005)
ToyotaCare 250 (2020–2021)
When the Xfinity Series race at Richmond with their title sponsorship was removed from the schedule in 2020 and replaced with a Truck Series race at the track, Toyota became the title sponsor of the Truck Series race. They moved their title sponsorship to the track's 1 Xfinity Series date in 2022.

The Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway. The race was initially held from 1995 to 2005 before being removed from the schedule in 2006. The race returned to the Truck Series schedule 14 years later in 2020.[1] In the race's first stint on the Truck Series schedule, it was 200 laps. When it returned in 2020, the distance was 250 laps.

In 2020, NASCAR removed the spring Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in favor of a race at Richmond Raceway in the spring. This schedule change was done in a swap with Martinsville, which previously had two Truck Series races and zero Xfinity Series races and would now have one Truck Series race and one Xfinity Series race. As a result, the Xfinity Series would lose their spring race at Richmond in favor of a race at Martinsville in the fall. In its first year back on the schedule in 2020, the Truck Series race at Richmond would be moved to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race would be held as scheduled in April in 2021. In 2022, the race was moved to August. Worldwide Express would become the title sponsor of the race as Toyota moved their title sponsorship to the track's one Xfinity Series race (replacing GoBowling.com as the title sponsor of that race).[2]

Past winners[edit]

2021 ToyotaCare 250
Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Ref
Laps Miles (km)
1995 September 7 5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 150 112.5 (181.051) 1:25:53 78.595 [3]
1996 September 5 3 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 124 93 (149.668) 1:10:56 78.665 [4]
1997 September 4 29 Bob Keselowski K Automotive Racing Dodge 200 150 (241.401) 1:26:21 104.227 [5]
1998 September 10 24 Jack Sprague Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 150 (241.401) 1:44:48 85.878 [6]
1999 September 9 50 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 196* 147 (236.573) 1:42:28 86.007 [7]
2000 September 7 66 Rick Carelli Phelon Motorsports Ford 200 150 (241.401) 1:31:12 98.684 [8]
2001 September 6 24 Jack Sprague Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 150 (241.401) 1:34:04 95.677 [9]
2002 September 5 33 Tony Stewart Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet 200 150 (241.401) 1:38:32 91.34 [10]
2003 September 4 33 Tony Stewart Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet 200 150 (241.401) 1:38:50 91.062 [11]
2004 September 9 1 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 209* 156.75 (252.264) 1:51:43 84.186 [12]
2005 September 8 5 Mike Skinner Bill Davis Racing Toyota 201* 150.75 (242.608) 1:49:35 82.54 [13]
2006

2019
Not held
2020 September 10* 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 250 187.50 (301.752) 1:58:59 94.551 [14]
2021 April 17 4 John Hunter Nemechek Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 250 187.50 (301.752) 2:25:58 77.072 [15]
2022 August 13 18 Chandler Smith Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 250 187.50 (301.752) 1:56:56 96.209 [16]

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Mike Skinner 1996, 2005
Jack Sprague 1998, 2001
Tony Stewart 2002, 2003

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
3 Hendrick Motorsports 1995, 1998, 2001
2 Andy Petree Racing 2002, 2003
Kyle Busch Motorsports 2021, 2022

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
6 United States Chevrolet 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003
3 United States Ford 1999, 2000, 2020
Japan Toyota 2005, 2021, 2022
2 United States Dodge 1997, 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearrell, Tim (April 3, 2019). "NASCAR Truck Series returning to Richmond in 2020". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Richmond Raceway Partners with Worldwide Express for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Race Entitlement". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. June 23, 2022.
  3. ^ "1995 FAS Mart Supertruck Shootout". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  4. ^ "1996 FAS Mart Supertruck Shootout". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  5. ^ "1997 Virginia is For Lovers 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  6. ^ "1998 Virginia is For Lovers 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "1999 Virginia is For Lovers 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  8. ^ "2000 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  9. ^ "2001 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  10. ^ "2002 Virginia Is For Lovers 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  11. ^ "2003 Virginia Is For Lovers 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  12. ^ a b "2004 Kroger 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  13. ^ a b "2005 Cheerios Betty Crocker 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  14. ^ "2020 ToyotaCare 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  15. ^ "2021 ToyotaCare 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  16. ^ "2022 Worldwide Express 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 13, 2022.
  17. ^ Weaver, Matt (May 8, 2020). "Richmond, Chicagoland, Sonoma Lose NASCAR Race Dates for 2020". Autoweek. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  18. ^ Crandall, Kelly (August 6, 2020). "NASCAR confirms rest of 2020 schedules". Racer. Retrieved March 2, 2021.

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