On This Date: 2000 Textilease/Medique 300

June 10, 2018

Seth and Sutton Sharp

On this date in 2000, the Textilease/Medique 300 was held at South Boston Speedway. It was the 15th race on the 32 race Busch Grand National Series schedule. The race was the 35th and final Busch race at the track.

  • Casey Atwood won the pole for the race. Tony Raines, Michael Ritch, Jason Keller and Ron Hornaday Jr. rounded out the rest of the top-five.
  • No more than 33 cars started a race at South Boston in the track‚Äôs previous 34 events. This race saw 43 cars start the race, as two drivers (R.D. Smith and Forrest Urban Jr) were sent home early.
  • Jeff Green continued his dominating season by leading 131 laps on his way to his second win of the season. He left the track up 264 points in the standings.
  • Green became the 11th different winner over the previous 11 races at the track. This was a big change from the track’s first 24 races, which only saw seven different winners.
  • It was also the fifth consecutive win at the track by a Chevrolet.
  • After starting second, Tony Raines led 123 laps and finished second. Elton Sawyer was third, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr. and Rich Bickle.
  • The race only featured two lead changes, as the pole-sitter Atwood led the first 46 laps, Raines led the next 123 and Green led the final 131.
  • Jimmie Johnson finished sixth in the No. 92 Alltel Chevrolet. It was a career best finish.
  • Jay Fogleman, driving his first Busch Series race since 1994, finished 11th. He drove one more race in 2000, finishing 12th at Myrtle Beach. That turned out to be his final start.
Updated: June 10, 2018 — 2:08 pm

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