Drive for the Cure 200

The Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car race that takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The 1985 race was extended to 400.5 miles (644.5 km), which still stands as the longest race distance run in Xfinity Series history.

It is held before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' Bank of America Roval 400 in the playoffs.

In 2018, the race was shifted to run the "Roval" infield road course configuration of Charlotte. With this, the race length was shortened from 300 miles to 200 kilometers (125 miles). It would also move up a week on the Xfinity Series schedule, the middle race of the first round of the playoffs. Chase Briscoe became the first Xfinity Series driver to win the race in its Roval configuration.[1]

Drive for the Cure 200
DriveForTheCure200Logo
NASCAR Xfinity Series
VenueCharlotte Motor Speedway
LocationConcord, North Carolina, United States
Corporate sponsorBlue Cross Blue Shield Association
First race1973
Distance200 kilometres (125 mi)
Laps55
Stage 1: 15
Stage 2: 15
Stage 3: 25
Previous namesWorld Service Life 300 (1973–1978)
Unnamed/Unknown (1979)
Charlotte 300 (1980)
Miller High Life 300 (1981)
Miller Time 300 (1982–1984)
Miller 400 (1985)
All Pro 300 (1986–1994)
All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 (1995–2000)
Little Trees 300 (2001–2003)
Lowe's Presents the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300 (2004)
Dollar General 300 (2005–2010, 2012–2013)
Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage (2011)
Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (2012–2017)
Most wins (driver)Darrell Waltrip (4)
Most wins (team)Roush Fenway Racing (6)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (16)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.28 mi (3.67 km)
Turns17

Past winners

2018 Drive for the Cure 200 from turn 1.jpeg
The 2018 Drive for the Cure 200, the first race held on the road course configuration
Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
Oval
1973 October 6 12 Bobby Allison Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:08:46 123.969
1974 October 5 Bobby Allison Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:30:07 119.973
1975 October 4 Ray Hendrick Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:32:36 117.955
1976 October 23* Ray Hendrick Dick Armstrong Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:34:03 116.845
1977 October 8 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet 178* 267 (429.695)
1978 October 7 12 Bobby Allison AMC 200 300 (482.803) 2:17:20 131.068
1979 October 6 Darrell Waltrip Pontiac 200 300 (482.803)
1980 October 4 Dave Marcis Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:30:03 119.96
1981 October 10 Gary Balough Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 135.678
1982 October 9 17 Darrell Waltrip DarWal, Inc. Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:46 123.485
1983 October 8 00 Sam Ard Thomas Brothers Racing Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:07:25 141.269
1984 October 6 17 Darrell Waltrip DarWal, Inc. Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:26:45 123.499
1985 October 5 17 Terry Labonte DarWal, Inc. Pontiac 267 400.5 (644.542) 2:51:03 140.485
1986 October 4 8 Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:09:07 138.746
1987 October 10 7 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:30 131.868
1988 October 8 25 Rob Moroso Dick Moroso Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:32 123.683
1989 October 7 25 Rob Moroso Dick Moroso Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:49 126.035
1990 October 6 48 Sterling Marlin Fred Turner Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:05 132.272
1991 October 5 7 Harry Gant Whitaker Racing Buick 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:37 121.937
1992 October 10 1 Jeff Gordon Bill Davis Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:28:49 120.954
1993 October 9 60 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:37:37 113.96
1994 October 8 14 Terry Labonte Labonte Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:13:30 134.831
1995 October 7 60 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:11:57 136.415
1996 October 5 60 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:24:03 124.957
1997 October 4 20 Jimmy Spencer Crestinger Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:38 127.089
1998 October 3 34 Mike McLaughlin Team 34 Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:03:49 145.376
1999 October 9 21 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:15:06 133.235
2000 October 7 17 Matt Kenseth Reiser Enterprises Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:04:05 145.064
2001 October 6 60 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:09:05 139.445
2002 October 12 9 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:06:22 142.443
2003 October 11* 7 Greg Biffle Evans Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:01:09 148.576
2004 October 15 20 Mike Bliss Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:43:21 110.193
2005 October 14 39 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:55:36 102.506
2006 October 13 32 Dave Blaney Braun Racing Chevrolet 203* 304.5 (490.045) 2:50:45 106.999
2007 October 12 29 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:29:40 120.267
2008 October 10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:53:40 103.647
2009 October 16 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:19:41 128.863
2010 October 15 22 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:23:16 125.64
2011 October 14 60 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:14:08 134.195
2012 October 12 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:10:07 138.337
2013 October 11 54 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:14:53 133.449
2014 October 10 22 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:20 122.172
2015 October 9 33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 1:58:24 152.027
2016 October 9* 12 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:05:23 143.56
2017 October 7 42 Alex Bowman Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:26:43 122.685
Road Course + Oval (Roval)
2018 September 29 98 Chase Briscoe Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste Ford 55 125.4 (201.812) 1:32:35 81.267
2019 September 28
  • 1976: Race postponed from October 9 to October 23 due to rain.
  • 1977: Race shortened from 200 laps due to rain.
  • 2003: Race postponed from Friday night to Saturday morning due to rain.
  • 2006: Race extended due to a green–white–checker finish.
  • 2016: Race postponed from Friday night to late Sunday afternoon due to rain.

Multiple winners (drivers)

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Darrell Waltrip 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984
3 Bobby Allison 1973, 1974, 1978
Mark Martin 1993, 1995, 1996
Kyle Busch 2008, 2009, 2013
2 Ray Hendrick 1975, 1976
Rob Moroso 1988, 1989
Harry Gant 1987, 1991
Terry Labonte 1985, 1994
Greg Biffle 2001, 2003
Jeff Burton 2002, 2007
Brad Keselowski 2010, 2014
Joey Logano 2012, 2016

Multiple winners (teams)

# Wins Team Years Won
6 Roush Fenway Racing 1993, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2011
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
4 Team Penske 2005, 2010, 2014, 2016
3 DarWal, Inc. 1982, 1984, 1985
2 Whitaker Racing 1987, 1991
Dick Moroso 1988, 1989
Richard Childress Racing 2007, 2015

Manufacturer wins

# Wins Make Years Won
16 United States Chevrolet 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2017
10 United States Ford 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018
7 United States Pontiac 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986
4 United States Oldsmobile 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990
Japan Toyota 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
2 United States Buick 1987, 1991
United States Dodge 2005, 2010
1 United States AMC 1978

References

  1. ^ Spencer, Reid (September 29, 2018). "Chase Briscoe gets first Xfinity win in inaugural Charlotte road course race". NASCAR. Retrieved October 1, 2018.

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