VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300

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VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300
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NASCAR Xfinity Series
Venue Kentucky Speedway
Location Sparta, Kentucky, United States
Corporate sponsor Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
First race 2012
Last race 2017
Distance 300 mi (480 km)
Laps 200 (Stage 1: 45 Stage 2: 45 Stage 3: 110)
Previous names Kentucky 300 (2012–2013)
VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (2014–2017)
Most wins (driver) Ryan Blaney (2)
Most wins (team) Richard Childress Racing
Team Penske (2)
Most wins (manufacturer) Chevrolet (4)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns 4

The VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 was a race run by NASCAR Xfinity Series at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, United States. It was first run in 2012, and was won by the winner of the Feed the Children 300, Austin Dillon. The distance of the race was 300 miles (480 km). This race was used as a filler for the Kentucky Indy 300 race that ran here from 2001 to 2011, Starting in 2016, it was the first race in the Round of 12 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. On March 8, 2017 it was announced that Las Vegas Motor Speedway, another SMI track, would get a second Cup date, a second Xfinity date, and a second Truck date. While the Fall Cup race and Truck race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway went there, Kentucky lost this race and was moved to Las Vegas.

History[edit]

The first time that this race was run was in 2012, and it was won by the contender and winner of the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award, and pole winner, Austin Dillon.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2012 September 22 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:10:55 137.492
2013 September 21 22 Ryan Blaney Penske Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:28:36 121.131
2014 September 20 62 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:36 127.119
2015 September 26 22 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 201* 301.5 (485.217) 2:44:06 110.238
2016 September 24 1 Elliott Sadler JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:48:37 106.751
2017 September 23 42 Tyler Reddick Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 1:58:38 151.728

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
2 Ryan Blaney 2013, 2015

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
2 Richard Childress Racing 2012, 2014
Team Penske 2013, 2015

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
4 United States Chevrolet 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
2 United States Ford 2013, 2015

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2012 ESPN Marty Reid* Ricky Craven
2013
2014 Dave Burns
2015 NBCSN Ralph Sheheen Dale Jarrett
2016 Dave Burns
2017

2013: Marty Reid was fired after this race after making an error when Ryan Blaney took the white flag he said that he already won the race.

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