AAA 400 Drive for Autism

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The AAA 400 Drive for Autism is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held annually at Dover International Speedway, it is one of two races on the circuit, with the other one being the Dover 400 in October, The race is the 11th race of the season and AAA became the title sponsor for 2016.[1]

NASCAR had memorable finishes at this racetrack.

The race reduced from 500 miles to 400 miles in 1998.

Past winners[change | change source]

Year Date Car # Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Miles
1969 July 6 43 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Ford 300 300 miles (482.803 km)
1970 Sept. 30 43 Richard Petty Petty Enterprises Plymouth 300 300 miles (482.803 km)
1971 June 6 12 Bobby Allison Holman-Moody Mercury 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1972 June 4 12 Bobby Allison Richard Howard Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1973 June 3 21 David Pearson Wood Brothers Racing Mercury 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1974 May 19 11 Cale Yarborough Richard Howard Chevrolet 450* 450 miles (724.205 km)
1975 May 18 21 David Pearson Wood Brothers Racing Mercury 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1976 May 16 72 Benny Parsons L.G. Dewitt Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1977 May 15 11 Cale Yarborough Junior Johnson and Associates Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1978 May 21 21 David Pearson Wood Brothers Racing Mercury 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1979 May 20 21 Neil Bonnett Wood Brothers Racing Mercury 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1980 May 18 15 Bobby Allison Bud Moore Engineering Ford 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1981 May 17 90 Jody Ridley Junie Dunlavey Ford 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1982 May 16 88 Bobby Allison DiGuard Motorsports Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1983 May 15 22 Bobby Allison DiGuard Motorsports Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1984 May 20 43 Richard Petty Curb Racing Pontiac 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1985 May 19 9 Bill Elliott Meiling Racing Ford 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1986 May 18 5 Geoff Bodine Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1987 May 31 28 Davey Allison Ranier-Lundy Ford 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1988 June 5 9 Bill Elliott Meiling Racing Ford 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1989 June 4 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1990 June 3 10 Derrike Cope Whitcomb Racing Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1991 June 2 25 Ken Schrader Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1992 May 31 33 Henry Gant Richard Jackson Racing Oldsmobile 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1993 June 6 3 Dale Earnhardt Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1994 June 5 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Ford 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1995 June 4 42 Kyle Petty SABCO Racing Pontiac 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1996 June 2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1997 June 1 10 Ricky Rudd Rudd Performace Motorsports Ford 500 500 miles (804.672 km)
1998 May 31 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
1999 June 6 18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2000 June 4 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2001 June 3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2002 June 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2003 June 1 12 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2004 June 6 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2005 June 5 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2006 June 4 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2007 June 4* 1 Martin Truex Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2008 June 1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2009 May 31 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2010 May 16 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2011 May 15 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2012 June 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2013 June 2 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2014 June 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2015 May 31 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 405* 405 miles (651.784 km)
2016 May 15 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2017 June 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 406* 406 miles (653.394 km)
2018 May 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 400 400 miles (643.738 km)
2019 May 5 400 400 miles (643.738 km)

References[change | change source]

  1. Pete, Schnatz (May 29, 2009). "At Dover, NASCAR benefits Autism Speaks". Philly.com. Retrieved May 29, 2009.

Race info[change | change source]

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GEICO 500
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Next race:
KC Masterpiece 400