SUGARLANDS SHINE 250 - GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES
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Sugarlands Shine 250 - Gander Outdoors Truck Series Tickets
Location: Talladega, Ala.
Venue: Talladega Superspeedway
Sport: NASCAR Truck Racing
Series: Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Notable Past Winners: Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, Timothy Peters
Sugarlands Shine 250 TicketsThe Sugarlands Shine 250 race is a 98-lap, 250-mile race in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. It has been held in October each year since 2006. The race is run in three stages. Stages 1 and 2 are 20 laps each. Stage 3 is 54 laps and marks the end of the race. The race is sponsored by Sugarlands Distilling in support of its Sugarlands Shine moonshine brand. NASCAR Hall of Fame member Mark Martin won the first Sugarlands Shine 250 truck race in 2006. Since then, the race has been characterized by multi-time race winners. Timothy Peters has won three Sugarlands Shine 250 races. Kyle Busch, Parker Kligerman and Todd Bodine have each won the race twice. David Gilliland set the race qualifying record with a lap of 180.57 mph in 2018. Toyota leads all manufacturers with nine Sugarlands Shine 250 wins. Chevrolet has four wins here. 2019 winner Spencer Boyd will attempt to become the next multiple-time race winner next time the green flag flies on the Sugarlands Shine 250. Grab your tickets at StubHub to watch the fastest trucks in Talladega.
How big is Talladega Superspeedway?Talladega Superspeedway is 2.66 miles around. It is configured in a tri-oval shape, with a straight 4,000-foot backstretch and a 4,300-foot frontstretch that curves out toward the grandstand area. It is banked in the corners at 33 degrees and on the backstretch at 16.5 degrees. The frontstretch is banked at just 2 degrees. Bill Elliott set the track record for a qualifying lap, running 212.809 mph in 1987. At that pace, Elliott circled the 2.66 miles in just 44.998 seconds. His record is over 30 mph faster than Gilliland's mark in the Sugarlands Shine 250.
Who won the 2019 Sugarlands Shine 250?Spencer Boyd held off Todd Gilliland to take the 2019 Sugarlands Shine 250 with a .027 margin of victory. Boyd started 25th and led just one lap in the win. Riley Herbst, Brett Moffitt and Stewart Friesen rounded out the top five finishers. Matt Crafton started on the pole and finished eighth. The lead saw 24 lead changes among 15 different leaders. NASCAR scoring loops detected 3,590 passes under green flag racing. Each lap, 52 positions changed throughout the field.
Who are the leading drivers in the Sugarlands Shine 250?Johnny Sauter is the highest-rated driver over the last five Sugarlands Shine 250 races. With two top-10 finishes, he has amassed 169 driver points in that span. Timothy Peters has one victory and three top-5 finishes but has only run in four of the past five Sugarland Shine 250 races. Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger and Stewart Friesen are the next highest-rated drivers in recent Sugarlands Shine 250 performance.
When is the Sugarlands Shine 250?The 2020 Sugarlands Shine 250 is scheduled for October 3rd. It is paired with the NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 on October 4th. Check StubHub for a full weekend of racing at Talladega.
Is the Sugarlands Shine 250 part of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs?The Sugarlands Shine 250 is the second race in the second round of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs. The Playoffs open at Gateway in St. Louis with 10 drivers competing for the championship. Two races later, three drivers are eliminated after the UHOH 200 at Bristol. Two races after that, seven hungry drivers will roll into Talladega looking for the victory that propels them to the Truck Series title.
Where can I get tickets to the Sugarlands Shine 250 race at Talladega?StubHub is your best resource for tickets, seating options and pricing for all the Truck Series Playoffs action at Talladega. Check here for detailed information on the Sugarlands Shine 250 schedule.
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