Winchester 400

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The Winchester 400 is a 400-lap short-track stock car race held each fall at the Winchester Speedway, approximately 90 miles (145 km) east of Indianapolis, Indiana. Held annually since 1970, the race has served as a launching point for the careers of several young drivers including former winners Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, Mike Eddy, and Ted Musgrave. The Winchester 400 started off as an American Speed Association event, but was taken over by NASCAR in 1992.[1] Presented by CSX and Play It Safe, the 45th running will be contested on Sunday, October 9, 2016 and will feature the stars of the CRA Super Series. Early entrants for the 2016 running include Cody Coughlin, William Byron and Christopher Bell.

Billed as the "World's Fastest 1/2 mile", Winchester Speedway is a half-mile long paved oval motor racetrack in Winchester, Indiana. The track's 37 degree banking are some of the steepest in motorsports and the reason for the high speeds. The track has permanent seating for approximately 4000 spectators.


Year Date Winner Make Pole Make Results
1970 October 4 Dave Sorg Mercury Ron North Oldsmobile Report
1971 October 3 Denny Miles Chevrolet Les Snow Plymouth Report
1972 October 1 Dave Sorg Chevrolet Larry Moore Chevrolet Report
1973 September 30 Vern Schrock Pontiac Ed VanderLaan Chevrolet Report
1974 September 29 Bob Senneker Chevrolet Vern Schrock Chevrolet Report
1975 September 28 Bob Senneker Chevrolet Larry Moore Chevrolet Report
1976 October 4 Bob Senneker Chevrolet Bob Senneker Chevrolet Report
1977 October 2 Bob Senneker Chevrolet Bob Senneker Chevrolet Report
1978 October 1 Bob Senneker Chevrolet Bob Sensiba Chevrolet Report
1979 October 7 Don Gregory Oldsmobile Randy Sweet Chevrolet Report
1980 October 5 Terry Senneker Chevrolet Mark Martin Chevrolet Report
1981 October 4 Mike Eddy Chevrolet Mark Martin Chevrolet Report
1982 October 3 Rusty Wallace Chevrolet Bob Strait Pontiac Report
1983 October 2 Mike Eddy Pontiac Dick Trickle Pontiac Report
1984 September 30 Bob Senneker Pontiac Dick Trickle Pontiac Report
1985 September 29 Mark Martin Ford Mark Martin Ford Report
1986 October 5 Mark Martin Ford Mark Martin Pontiac Report
1987 October 4 Butch Miller Chevrolet Butch Miller Chevrolet Report
1988 October 2 Ted Musgrave Chevrolet Butch Miller Chevrolet Report
1989 October 1 Butch Miller Chevrolet Kenny Wallace Pontiac Report
1990 September 30 Bob Senneker Chevrolet Dave Jackson Chevrolet Report
1991 October 6 Glenn Allen, Jr. Chevrolet Mike Eddy Pontiac Report
1992 October 4 Tim Steele Chevrolet Mike Garvey Ford Report
1993 October 3 Mike Cope Oldsmobile Hal Goodson Ford Report
1994 October 2 Mike Cope Oldsmobile Toby Porter Oldsmobile Report
1995 October 1 Mike Cope Chevrolet Ron Barfield, Jr. Ford Report
1996 September 29 Scot Walters Chevrolet Wayne Anderson Chevrolet Report
1997 September 28 Hank Parker, Jr. Chevrolet Nipper Alsup Chevrolet Report
1998 September 27 Derrick Gilchrist Chevrolet Jeff Fultz Chevrolet Report
1999 September 26 Brian Ross Chevrolet Matt Hagans Ford Report
2000 October 1 Gary St. Amant Chevrolet Larry Foyt Pontiac Report
2001 September 23 Joey Clanton Chevrolet David Stremme Ford Report
2002 October 6 Gary St. Amant Chevrolet David Stremme Chevrolet Report
2003 October 5 Bobby Parsley Chevrolet Dave Jackson Chevrolet Report
2004 not held
2005 not held
2006 October 15 Scott Hantz Chevrolet Danny Jackson Report
2007 October 14 Ryan Lawler Ford Ryan Lawler Ford Report
2008 October 12 David Stremme Dodge Chris Gabehart Report
2009 October 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Chris Gabehart Report
2010 October 17 Chase Elliott Ford Johnny VanDoorn Report
2011 October 15 Boris Jurkovic Toyota Derrick Griffin Toyota Report
2012 October 14 Ross Kenseth Ford Rick Turner Ford Report
2013 October 13 Erik Jones Toyota Chase Elliott Chevrolet Report
2014 October 12 Erik Jones Toyota Erik Jones Toyota Report
2015 October 11 Erik Jones Toyota Terry Fisher Jr. Chevrolet Report
2016 October 9 Travis Braden Chevrolet Brandon Oakley Toyota Report


  1. ^ Creed, A. (2013, October 11). The Winchester 400: A Brief History. In Retrieved September 13, 2014, from

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