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The Bank of America 500 is a NASCAR race that is hosted annually at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the United States. The race usually happens in month of October, and is 500 miles long. Prior to 1966, the race was a 400-mile event.

Following the increased ratings of the 2002 race, which started three hours late because of a rain delay, and finished at night in prime-time, track officials moved the 2003 race to a Saturday night. In 2005, the start was actually delayed by the finish to the Notre Dame-Southern California football game which ran late. While the game was in its final minutes, NBC, the broadcaster of both events, had the race engines start and the pace laps proceed. When Brett Bodine pulled the pace car to pit road to start the race, NBC had just switched to the race and the broadcast began as the field came to the start-finish line with the green flag waving to start the race.

The 2010 date for this race is Saturday night, October 16th and will be shown on ABC.

In 2002, while substituting for an injured Sterling Marlin, Jamie McMurray set the modern era record for fewest starts before a win at 2, beating Kevin Harvick's record by 1 start. The record stands to this day, as no driver has ever won in their first race (the only way to break this record).

Previous NamesEdit

National 400 (1960-1965)

National 500 (1966-1976, 1980-1982)

NAPA National 500 (1977-1979)

Miller High Life 500 (1983-1985)

Oakwood Homes 500 (1986-1988)

All Pro Auto Parts 500 (1989)

Mello Yello 500 (1990-1994)

UAW-GM Quality 500 (1995-2005)

Bank of America 500 (2006-Present)

Past winners Edit

Year Driver Started Car # Owner Make
1960 Speedy Thompson 3 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford
1961 Joe Weatherly 6 8 Bud Moore Pontiac
1962 Junior Johnson 3 3 Ray Fox Pontiac
1963 Junior Johnson 2 3 Ray Fox Chevrolet
1964 Fred Lorenzen 3 28 Holman-Moody Ford
1965 Fred Lorenzen 1 28 Holman-Moody Ford
1966 LeeRoy Yarbrough 17 12 Jon Thorne Dodge
1967 Buddy Baker 4 3 Ray Fox Dodge
1968 Charlie Glotzbach 1 6 Cotton Owens Dodge
1969 Donnie Allison 3 27 Banjo Matthews Ford
1970 LeeRoy Yarbrough 5 98 Junior Johnson Mercury
1971 Bobby Allison 3 12 Holman-Moody Mercury
1972 Bobby Allison 4 12 Richard Howard Chevrolet
1973 Cale Yarborough 2 11 Richard Howard Chevrolet
1974 David Pearson 1 21 Wood Brothers Racing Mercury
1975 Richard Petty 9 43 Petty Enterprises Dodge
1976 Donnie Allison 15 1 Hoss Ellington Chevrolet
1977 Benny Parsons 8 72 L.G. DeWitt Chevrolet
1978 Bobby Allison 8 15 Bud Moore Ford
1979 Cale Yarborough 4 11 Junior Johnson Chevrolet
1980 Dale Earnhardt 4 2 Rod Osterlund Chevrolet
1981 Darrell Waltrip 1 11 Junior Johnson Buick
1982 Harry Gant 1 33 Hal Needham Buick
1983 Richard Petty 20 43 Petty Enterprises Pontiac
1984 Bill Elliott 2 9 Harry Melling Ford
1985 Cale Yarborough 7 28 Harry Ranier Ford
1986 Dale Earnhardt 3 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
1987 Bill Elliott 7 9 Harry Melling Ford
1988 Rusty Wallace 3 27 Raymond Beadle Pontiac
1989 Ken Schrader 2 25 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
1990 Davey Allison 5 28 Yates Racing Ford
1991 Geoffrey Bodine 6 11 Junior Johnson Ford
1992 Mark Martin 4 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
1993 Ernie Irvan 2 28 Yates Racing Ford
1994 Dale Jarrett 22 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
1995 Mark Martin 5 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
1996 Terry Labonte 16 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
1997 Dale Jarrett 5 88 Yates Racing Ford
1998 Mark Martin 2 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford
1999 Jeff Gordon 22 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2000 Bobby Labonte 2 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac
2001 Sterling Marlin 13 40 Chip Ganassi Dodge
2002 Jamie McMurray 5 40 Chip Ganassi Dodge
2003 Tony Stewart 6 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
2004 Jimmie Johnson 9 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2005 Jimmie Johnson 3 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2006 Kasey Kahne 2 9 Evernham Motorsports Dodge
2007 Jeff Gordon 4 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2008 Jeff Burton 4 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2009 Jimmie Johnson 1 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2010 Jamie McMurray 27 1 Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2011 Matt Kenseth 2 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

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