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NASCAR - Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division)

NASCAR - Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division)

This series is the minor leagues for the Nextel Cup Series. Here drivers hone their skill levels before joining the premier series. The likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kevin Harvick, and Matt Kensith are examples of this. The NASCAR Busch Grand National Series features cars weighing somewhat less than their Winston Cup counterparts. Busch Series cars produce about 200 less horsepower than Nextel Cup cars, thus they are noticeably slower.

1950 is when Bill France Sr. inaugurated the NASCAR Short Track Division for tracks smaller than a half-mile to host NASCAR cars. Separate point standings and an additional point fund were set for the new Sportsman Division.

In 1968 the division name changed to NASCAR Late Model Sportsman. The division underwent a transition in 1982 - Anheuser-Busch stepped up to back what was called the NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series in a 29 race schedule its inaugural season.

In 1984 Anheuser-Busch switched its sponsorship from its Budweiser brand to its Busch brand. At the same time the Nextel Cup Series dropped 'Grand National' from its title. The NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division began in 1984. Many drivers love racing in this series and have made a career out of it, say it has the same intense competition as the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. For the 2008 season Nationwide Insurance became the series sponsor and the name was changed to the Nationwide Series.

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NASCAR -Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division) Information

NASCAR Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division)

NASCAR Nationwide Series
P.O. Box 2875
Daytona Beach, FL 32120
Telephone: (386) 253-0611
Email: fanfeedback@nascar.com
Website: http://www.nascar.com/series/bg/

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NASCAR - Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division) Past Driver Champions



Every year a NASCAR driving champion from each series is declared, based on points accumilated for finish positions throughout the season. We have a complete list of previous Busch Series winners.

Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division) Past Champions

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NASCAR - Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division) Past Race Winners



To see previous race winners just click on the winner to see the expanded listing. Basic track information is available by clicking on the track name. Generic race names (track + length of race) is used for event definition, as sponsors change year to year. For listing of event names see previous wiinners listing.


Date
Race/Track
Winner/Pole
Feb 17 Orbitz 300
Daytona International Speedway
Kevin Harvick
Aric Almirola
Feb 24 Stater Bros. 300
California Speedway
Matt Kenseth
Dave Blaney
Mar 4 Telcel-Motorola Mexico 200
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Juan Montoya*
Scott Pruett
Mar 10 Sam's Town 300
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Jeff Burton
Kevin Harvick
Mar 17 Nicorette 300
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Jeff Burton
Kyle Busch
Mar 24 Sharpie Mini 300
Bristol Motor Speedway
Carl Edwards
Steve Wallace
Apr 7 Pepsi 300
Nashville Superspeedway
Carl Edwards
David Stremme
Apr 14 O'Reilly 300
Texas Motor Speedway
Matt Kenseth
David Ragan*
Apr 20 Bashas' Supermarkets 200
Phoenix International Raceway
Clint Bowyer
Kyle Busch
Apr 28 Aaron's 312
Talladega Superspeedway
Bobby Labonte
Brad Coleman*
May 4 Circuit City 250 presented by Funai
Richmond International Raceway
Clint Bowyer
Denny Hamlin
May 11 Diamond Hill Plywood 200
Darlington Raceway
Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin
May 26 Carquest Auto Parts 300
Lowe's Motor Speedway
Kasey Kahne
Matt Kenseth
Jun 2 Dover 200
Dover International Speedway
Carl Edwards
Denny Hamlin
Jun 9 Federated Auto Parts 300 presented by Dollar General
Nashville Superspeedway
Carl Edwards
Steve Wallace
Jun 16 Meijer 300 presented by Oreo
Kentucky Speedway
Stephen Leicht
Regan Smith
Jun 23 AT&T 250
The Milwaukee Mile
Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola
Jun 30 Camping World 200 presented by RVs.com
New Hampshire International Speedway
Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick
Jul 7 Winn-Dixie 250 presented by PepsiCo
Daytona International Speedway
Kyle Busch
Jason Leffler
Jul 14 USG Durock 300
Chicagoland Speedway
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Jul 21 Gateway 250
Gateway International Raceway
Reed Sorenson
Scott Wimmer
Jul 28 Kroger 200 benefiting Riley Hospital for Children
O'Reilly Raceway Park
Jason Leffler
Aric Almirola
Aug 4 NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Kevin Harvick
Patrick Carpentier
Race Results
Previous Results
Aug 11 Zippo 200 at The Glen
Watkins Glen International
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch
Aug 18 Carfax 250
Michigan International Speedway
Denny Hamlin
Greg Biffle
Aug 24 Food City 250
Bristol Motor Speedway
Kasey Kahne
Jason Leffler
Sep 1 Camping World 300 presented by RVs.com
California Speedway
Jeff Burton
Denny Hamlin
Sep 7 Emerson Radio 250
Richmond International Raceway
Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch
Sep 22 RoadLoans.com 200
Dover International Speedway
Denny Hamlin
Greg Biffle
Sep 29 Yellow Transportation 300
Kansas Speedway
Kyle Busch
Matt Kenseth
Oct 12 Dollar General 300
Lowe's Motor Speedway
Jeff Burton
Greg Biffle
Oct 27 Sam's Town 250
Memphis Motorsports Park
David Reutimann
Marcos Ambrose*
Nov 3 O'Reilly Challenge
Texas Motor Speedway
Kevin Harvick
David Reutimann
Nov 10 Arizona.Travel 200
Phoenix International Raceway
Kyle Busch
Clint Bowyer
Nov 17 Ford 300
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Jeff Burton
David Ragan*

 

Other Track Results    
  Myrtle Beach Speedway  
  Hickory Motor Speedway  

Nazareth 200

Nazareth Speedway Previous Winners

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak International Raceway Previous Winners

Kentucky 300

Kentucky Speedway Previous Winners

Milwaukee 250

The Milwaukee Mile Previous Winners

Rockingham 200

North Carolina Speedway  
  Watkins Glen International  

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NASCAR - Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division) Past Race Teams

 

Nationwide Series (Formerly Busch Series Grand National Division) Race Teams