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The Vankor 350 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race that takes place at Texas Motor Speedway. The 1999 race was 300 kilometers and the 2000 race was 400 kilometers. Starting in 2001, the race is now 350 kilometers. The race moved to the spring for the 2019 season.

Vankor 350
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VenueTexas Motor Speedway
LocationFort Worth, Texas, United States
Corporate sponsorVankor[1]
First race1999
Distance220.5 miles (354.9 km)
Laps147 (Stage 1: 35 Stage 2: 35 Stage 3: 77)
Previous namesO'Reilly 300 (1999)
O'Reilly 400 (2000)
Silverado 350 (2001–2003)
Silverado 350K (2004–2008)
WinStar World Casino 350 (2009, 2012–2013)
WinStar World Casino 350K (2010–2011)
WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 (2014–2015)
Striping Technology 350 (2016)
JAG Metals 350 (2017-2018)
Most wins (driver)Kyle Busch (4)
Most wins (team)Kyle Busch Motorsports (4)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (10)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns4

Contents

Past winnersEdit

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1999 October 15 3 Jay Sauter Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 125 187.5 (301.752) 1:24:57 132.43
2000* October 13 3 Bryan Reffner Team Menard Chevrolet 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:13:01 112.933
2001 October 5* 60 Travis Kvapil Addington Racing Chevrolet 146 219 (352.446) 1:57:18 112.02
2002 September 13 62 Brendan Gaughan Orleans Racing Dodge 146 219 (352.446) 1:35:24 137.736
2003 October 11 62 Brendan Gaughan Orleans Racing Dodge 146 219 (352.446) 1:47:04 122.727
2004 October 16 30 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 146 219 (352.446) 1:54:06 115.169
2005 November 4 30 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:43:10 128.259
2006 November 3 46 Clint Bowyer Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet 148* 222 (357.274) 1:46:39 124.895
2007 November 2 9 Ted Musgrave Germain Racing Toyota 149* 223.5 (359.688) 1:42:05 131.363
2008 October 31 33 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:44:49 126.22
2009 November 6 51 Kyle Busch Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:30:26 146.296
2010 November 5 18 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:39:57 132.366
2011 November 4 2 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 148* 222 (357.274) 1:49:50 121.275
2012 November 2 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Toyota 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:25:30 154.737
2013 November 1 3 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:30:53 145.571
2014 October 31 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 152* 228 (366.93) 1:55:05 118.87
2015 November 6 4 Erik Jones Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:23:44 158.002
2016 November 4 21 Johnny Sauter GMS Racing Chevrolet 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:29:13 148.291
2017 November 3 21 Johnny Sauter GMS Racing Chevrolet 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:40:42 131.38
2018 November 2 24 Justin Haley GMS Racing Chevrolet 147 220.5 (354.86) 1:51:07 119.064
2019 March 29 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 147 220.5 (354.86) 2:03:44 106.923
  • 2000: Greg Biffle clinched the 2000 series title in this race; additionally, driver Tony Roper was severely injured in a crash on lap 33, and died the following day, becoming the third NASCAR fatality that year.
  • 2001: Race postponed from September 15 because of the September 11 attacks.
  • 2006, 2007, 2011 & 2014: Race extended because of a green–white–checker finish.

Multiple winners (drivers)Edit

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Kyle Busch 2009, 2010, 2014, 2019
3 Johnny Sauter 2012, 2016, 2017
2 Brendan Gaughan 2002, 2003
Todd Bodine 2004, 2005

Multiple winners (teams)Edit

# Wins Team Years Won
4 Kyle Busch Motorsports 2010, 2014, 2015, 2019
3 Germain Racing 2004, 2005, 2007
GMS Racing 2016, 2017, 2018
2 Orleans Racing 2002, 2003
Kevin Harvick Inc. 2008, 2012
Richard Childress Racing 1999, 2013

Manufacturer winsEdit

# Wins Make Years Won
10   Chevrolet 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
9   Toyota 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019
2   Dodge 2002, 2003

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VANKOR SIGNS MULTI-YEAR ENTITLEMENT SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR SPRING NASCAR TRUCK SERIES RACE". Texas Motor Speedway. Retrieved 2018-12-03.


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