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The Brumos Porsche 250, also known as the Paul Revere 250, was a 250-mile sports car support race held on the road course at Daytona International Speedway on or around Independence Day, the same weekend of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Coke Zero 400. It has been held off-and-on over the history of that event, either the same night, or a couple days before. The traditional date meant the race was usually held late at night, and finishes in the early morning hours of the next day. The theme of the race is based on the famous "Midnight Ride" of Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere.

Brumos Porsche 250
VenueDaytona International Speedway
Corporate sponsorBrumos Porsche
First race1967
First Grand-Am race2000
Last race2009
Distance249.2 Miles
Laps70
Previous namesPaul Revere 250 (1967-2004)

From 1967-1968, the race was sanctioned by the SCCA. From 1969-1972, it was held as part of the NASCAR Grand American tour. Starting in 1973, it became part of the IMSA circuit, and continued through 1983. In 1984, it switched to an SCCA Trans-Am event for one season. For 1985-1986, it was a motorcycle race, then it was discontinued.

In 2000, the event was revived by the Grand Am series. The tradition of starting late at night, however, was muted somewhat. The event was scheduled as a Thursday or Friday night event, held immediately following NASCAR pole qualifying and/or final practice. The start time would be roughly 10 p.m. eastern. Attendance for the weeknight races was very sparse. NASCAR's typical weeknight qualifying crowd is normally small, and most of those that were in attendance left as soon as qualifying was over. In 2009, the race was moved to Saturday afternoon as part of a Grand Am/Sprint Cup day-night doubleheader.

The race was removed from the schedule after 2009, and is currently on hiatus. Despite the Brumos Porsche sponsorship, Porsche has not seen a win at the event since before Brumos bought the naming rights.

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Double DutyEdit

In the earlier years of the event, a number of NASCAR drivers who participated in the Firecracker 400 also drove in the Paul Revere 250 in the same day or same weekend. In recent years, some drivers have also dabbled in the "double duty." In 2009, Scott Speed and Kyle Busch raced in both events in the same day, teaming up at Chip Ganassi Racing for the '250.'

Past winnersEdit

Date Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Report
SCCA Trans-Am
July 4, 1967   Parnelli Jones Bud Moore Mercury Cougar 250 mi (400 km) report
NASCAR Grand Touring/Grand American
July 4, 1968   Lloyd Ruby Bud Moore Mercury Cougar 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1969   Pete Hamilton Chevrolet Camaro 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1970   Jim Paschal AMC Javelin 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1971   Buck Baker Pontiac Firebird 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1972   Vince Gimondo Chevrolet Camaro 250 mi (400 km) report
IMSA GT Championship
July 4, 1973   Gene Felton Gene Felton Chevrolet Camaro 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1974   Hurley Haywood Applejack Racing Porsche Carrera RSR 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1975   Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW Motorsport BMW 3.0 CSL 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1976   Al Holbert Holbert Racing Chevrolet Monza 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1977   George Dyer George Dyer Porsche 934 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1978   Peter Gregg Brumos Porsche Porsche 935 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1979   Charles Mendez
  Hurley Haywood
Porsche 935 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1980   John Fitzpatrick Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3 250 mi (400 km) report
July 5, 1981   Mauricio de Narvaez
  Hurley Haywood
Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935J 250 mi (400 km) report
July 3, 1982   Ted Field
  Danny Ongais
Interscope Racing Lola T600-Chevrolet 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 1983   A. J. Foyt
  Hurley Haywood
Preston Henn Porsche 935 250 mi (400 km) report
SCCA Trans-Am
July 3, 1984   Willy T. Ribbs Jack Roush Mercury Capri 157 mi (253 km)A report
AMA Championship Cup Series
July 3, 1985   Larry Shorts
  Gregg Smrz
Dr. John's Team Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi Le Mans 250 mi (400 km)[1] report
October 19, 1986B   Merrill Moen
  Otis Lance
Team Lockhart Suzuki GSX-R1100 250 mi (400 km)[2] report
1987–1999: Not held
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
June 29, 2000   James Weaver
  Andy Wallace
Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 250 mi (400 km) report
2001: Not held
July 4, 2002   James Weaver
  Chris Dyson
Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 250 mi (400 km) report
July 3, 2003   Forest Barber
  Terry Borcheller
Bell Motorsports Doran JE4-Chevrolet 250 mi (400 km) report
July 1, 2004   Wayne Taylor
  Max Angelelli
SunTrust Racing Riley Mk XI-Pontiac 250 mi (400 km) report
June 30, 2005   Butch Leitzinger
  Elliott Forbes-Robinson
Howard Boss Motorsports Crawford DP03-Pontiac 250 mi (400 km) report
June 29, 2006   Colin Braun
  Jörg Bergmeister
Krohn Racing Riley Mk XI-Ford 250 mi (400 km) report
July 5, 2007   Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Riley Mk XI-Pontiac 250 mi (400 km) report
July 3, 2008   Memo Rojas
  Scott Pruett
Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XX-Lexus 250 mi (400 km) report
July 4, 2009   Max Angelelli
  Brian Frisselle
SunTrust Racing Dallara DP01-Ford 250 mi (400 km) report
  • ^A Run in twin 22-lap heats.
  • ^B 1986 motorcycle event was scheduled for July 3, but was rained out and rescheduled for October.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paul Revere's fastest ride". American Motorcyclist. 39 (9). Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Wood, Bill. "First to last". American Motorcyclist. 41 (1). Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  3. ^ "Parade Lap: Revere rained out". American Motorcyclist. 40 (8). Retrieved April 3, 2010.

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