2016 GEICO 500

Talladega Superspeedway
2016 GEICO 500
Talladega Superspeedway
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2016 GEICO 500
     GEICO 500 Race : GEICO 500
Series : Sprint Cup
Track : Talladega Superspeedway
Date : 1st May 2016
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Television : Fox
Winner :
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The Geico 500 previously sponsored by Aaron’s 499, presently taken care by Geico insurance. The Geico 500 is NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stock Car Race which is held at the Talladega SuperSpeedway after the completion of the Winn-Dixie 300 and race would be organized every year either by end of April or in the beginning of May. The race is a part of other four racing events that run with restrictor plates (these are used to reduce the speed and increase the safety of the drive), other being the Coke Zero 400, the Daytona 500 and Alabama 500. The Geico 500 is part of 500 mile race event that coincide with a 188 lap session in the race. The track was a part of Anniston Air Force Base which after coordinating with the racing event is known as Alabama international Motor Speedway and currently the race track of Talladega Superspeedway. The Talladega Superspeedway is considered to be a length of 2.66 miles to handle a crowd capacity of 80,000 and to be adjustable to 150,000 also considered to be the only longest NASCAR oval track.

All Time Prize Fund

Year Driver Prize Money Year Driver Prize Money
1970 Pete Hamilton $26,650 1993 Ernie Irvan $85,875
1971 Donnie Allison $31,140 1994 Dale Earnhardt $94,865
1972 David Pearson $23,745 1995 Mark Martin $98,565
1973 David Pearson $26,345 1996 Sterling Marlin $109,845
1974 David Pearson $20,785 1997 Mark Martin $92,220
1975 Buddy Baker $28,725 1998 Bobby Labonte $141,870
1976 Buddy Baker $32,735 1999 Dale Earnhardt $147,795
1977 Darrell Waltrip $26,875 2000 Jeff Gordon $159,755
1978 Cale Yarborough $34,300 2001 Bobby Hamilton $173,855
1979 Bobby Allison $33,750 2002 Dale Earnhardt Jr. $184,830
1980 Buddy Baker $32,150 2003 Dale Earnhardt Jr. $204,367
1981 Bobby Allison $41,500 2004 Jeff Gordon $320,258
1982 Darrell Waltrip $44,250 2005 Jeff Gordon $355,116
1983 Richard Petty $46,650 2006 Jimmie Johnson $326,061
1984 Cale Yarborough $42,300 2007 Jeff Gordon $355,511
1985 Bill Elliott $60,500 2008 Kyle Busch $321,400
1986 Bobby Allison $77,905 2009 Brad Keselowski $312,075
1987 Davey Allison $71,250 2010 Kevin Harvick $344,501
1988 Phil Parsons $86,850 2011 Jimmie Johnson $344,501
1989 Davey Allison $98,675 2012 Brad Keselowski $344,501
1990 Dale Earnhardt $98,975 2013 David Ragan $378,308
1991 Harry Gant $81,950 2014 Denny Hamlin $303,315
1992 Davey Allison $189,325 2015    

 

2016 GEICO 500 Lineup

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2016 GEICO 500 Results

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