Elliott Sadler 2001
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This Day in NASCAR History: March 25


March 25, 2018 – Rain changing over to persistent snowfall throughout the night postponed the NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 and the conclusion of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway to Monday. Clint Bowyer ended a 190-race winless streak in the Cup Series and John Hunter Nemechek won in Gander Trucks the next day.

March 25, 2007 - Kyle Busch won the first race for the NASCAR Cup Series Gen-5 car (Car of Tomorrow) in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch held off Jeff Burton in a green-white-checkered finish to score his first win of the season and the 600th for Chevrolet. The win was also the first for the Impala SS since 1964.

March 25, 2006 - Kyle Busch came back from some early race trouble and held off a snowstorm as well as Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sharpie Mini 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. A snowstorm delayed the race for 1 hour and 19 minutes and the race was punctuated by 13 cautions for 80 laps.

March 25, 2001 - Elliott Sadler scored his first NASCAR Cup Series win in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway after starting 38th. Sadler’s win came in his 75th start and he took the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team to Victory Lane for the first time since 1993.

March 25, 2000 – Sterling Marlin recorded his second and final NASCAR Xfinity (Busch Grand National) Series win in the Cheez-It 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Marlin led 98 laps and won the race by 0.736 seconds over 2000 series champion Jeff Green.

March 25, 1989 – Jimmy Spencer won his first NASCAR Xfinity (Busch Grand National) Series race in the Mountain Dew 400 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Spencer, who won three races in 1989 driving for Frank Cicci, has 12 career Xfinity Series wins.

March 25, 1984 – NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram won the Xfinity (Busch Grand National) Series Miller Time 250 at Martinsville Speedway. He led 47 laps en route to his second of eight wins that season.

March 25, 1979 – NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison won the Northwestern Bank 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The win was his second of five that year driving the No. 15 Ford for Bud Moore. Allison finished third in the standings in 1979.

March 25, 1973 – NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough dominated Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series leading all 500 laps from the pole and winning. Yarborough set the record for the most laps led ever in a NASCAR Cup Series race with his 500 laps led.

March 25, 1967 – NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson led 198 of the scheduled 200 laps at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Pearson was the only driver to finish on the lead lap in the race; the second-place driver, Jim Paschal, was three laps behind Pearson at the finish.