Homestead-Miami Speedway

Track Specs 2003-current:
Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval
Degree of Banking: Turns: Variable 18-19-20 degrees
Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet, Width: 55 feet, Banking: 4 degrees
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Lighting added for 2005 season
Groundbreaking: Aug. 24, 1993
Opened: Nov. 3, 1995
Grandstand Seating: 65,000

OLD Track Specs 1995-2002:
Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval
Degree of Banking: Turns: 6 degrees
Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet, Width: 60 feet, Banking: 3 degrees
Grandstand Seating: 46,000 [down from 56,000 and 65,000]
Pit Stalls:
Length: 30 feet
Width: 18 feet

Track Websites and Social Media:
Homestead-Miami Speedway website
ISC Motorsports
HMS en EspaƱol - Twitter

Track Records & Stats

2017 Race Winner: #78-Martin Truex Jr., 131.900mph, started 2nd (WON Championship)
Race Record [new layout]: Jeff Gordon, Nov 2012, 142.245mph
Race Record [old layout]: Tony Stewart, Nov 1999, 140.335mph
Slowest Race Record: Greg Biffle, 2004, 105.623mph [new layout]
Oldest Race Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 1 months, 3 days, 11/11/2001
Youngest Race Winner: Kurt Busch, 24 years, 3 months, 13 days, 11/17/2002
Worst Starting Spot to Win: Denny Hamlin, 2009, started 38th

2017 Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 173.980mph, finished 9th
Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Brad Keselowski, 11/14/2014, 181.238mph, 1st round of qualifying
Track Qualifying Record [old layout]: Steve Park, Nov 2000, 156.440mph
Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 1 months, 3 days, 11/11/2001
Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 22 years, 5 months, 23 days, 11/16/2012

Most Wins: 3 - Greg Biffle & Tony Stewart; 2 - Carl Edwards & Denny Hamlin
Most Top 5s: 9 - Kevin Harvick
Most Top 10s: 15 - Kevin Harvick

Most Cautions: 14 - 11/21/2004
Most Caution Laps: 79 - 11/21/2004
Fewest Cautions: 1 - 11/14/1999
Fewest Caution Laps: 5, 11/14/1999
Most on the Lead Lap: 32 - 11/16/2014
Fewest on the Lead Lap: 6 - 11/12/2000
Most Running at the Finish: 42 - 11/11/2001
Fewest Running at the Finish: 31 - 11/21/2010
Most Lead Changes: 26 - 11/20/2011
Most Leaders: 15 - 11/20/2011
Fewest Lead Changes: 12 - 11/17/2002
Fewest Leaders: 4 - 11/19/2017

Most Wins by a Manufacturer: Ford, 7; Chevy, 5; Toyota, 4; Pontiac, 2; Dodge, 1

Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 190 - Carl Edwards, 11/21/2010
Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 1 - Bobby Labonte 11/16/2003

Races won from starting pos 1: 2 [of 19]
Races won from starting pos 2: 4
Races won from starting pos 3: 1
Races won from starting pos 4: 2
Races won from starting pos 5: 2
Races won from starting pos 7: 2
Races won from starting pos 13: 1
Races won from starting pos 14: 1
Races won from starting pos 15: 1
Races won from starting pos 19: 1
Races won from starting pos 22: 1
Races won from starting pos 38: 1
Races won from the top 5: 11 of 18
Races won from the Top 10: 13 of 19
Races won from outside the Top 10: 6 of 19

Track News and Announcements

Joey Logano won the Ford EcoBoost 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship. The win is his 3rd win of 2018, 1st win at Homestead and 21st career win. It is his first Championship.
#78-Truex, Jr. finished 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #18-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #6-Kenseth, #9-Elliott, #14-Bowyer, #10-Almirola, and #41-Busch.
There was a caution with 20 laps remaining when #19-Suarez hit the wall. The race restarted with 15 laps to go with #18-Busch leading #78-Truex, Jr., #4-Harvick and #22-Logano. Logano moved quickly to the front, taking the lead with 12 laps to go and pulled away for a 1.725 second margin of victory.
Pole winner, #11-Hamlin finished 12th.
Stage 1 was won by #4-Harvick, finished 3rd
Stage 2 was won by #42-Larson, finished 13th after hitting the wall and bringing out a caution while running second in the final stage.
There were 22 lead changes among 7 drivers and 5 cautions for 26 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 133.056mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings

Hunter Hayes in concert prior to Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead: Before the drivers start their engines for the Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway this Sunday, Hunter Hayes will be revving things up with a pre-race concert. Hayes will be kicking off the action-packed race on the same front stretch where the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will be crowned later that same day.[More](11-13-2018)

Josh Dallas named Homestead grand marshal: Adding to the aura of Ford Championship Weekend, Homestead-Miami Speedway has named actor Josh Dallas as Grand Marshal for the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, November 18. Dallas will recite the most famous words in all of motorsports, "Drivers, start your engines!" just before the green flag waves for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship race.[More](11-10-2018)

Girl Scout CEO added to the list of dignitaries at Homestead: Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo will have the role of leading the pledge of allegiance prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Acevedo, who is a life-long Girl Scout, was appointed CEO of Girls Scouts of the USA in May, 2017.[More](11-7-2018)

XFINITY, Truck drivers to test Homestead: On Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22, three NASCAR XFINITY series teams and one NASCAR Camping World Truck series team are slated to run testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The track will open up the grandstands for public viewing from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the testing sessions. Admission to the testing is free, and fans may park in the parking lot on SW 336th Street, directly across from Gate 4.[More](8-18-2018)

Bubba and Blaney ticket packages available at Homestead-Miami Speedway: As Homestead-Miami Speedway prepares for its 17th consecutive year of crowning NASCAR's champions, the Speedway continues to host unique and interactive events during Ford Championship Weekend. This year, fans attending Ford Championship Weekend will have the rare opportunity to take part in an insightful Q&A session with two of NASCAR's most promising young drivers, Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace.[More](8-1-2018)

Homestead-Miami Speedway enters multi-year deal with M&J Sunshine: With Homestead-Miami Speedway motoring towards hosting another Ford Championship Weekend, November 16-18, 2018, the road to the signature event for NASCAR and the South Florida track has just gotten a little smoother. Homestead-Miami Speedway announced today that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Miami-based M&J Sunshine Corporation, making Mecha Tool - the company's flagship product - the official motor oil of the track, Ford Championship Weekend and Fast Lane Friday, the track's drag racing event which occurs on the first Friday of every month. [More](5-21-2018)

GEICO Grounds RV camping at Homestead gets upgraded: Camping and NASCAR championships at Homestead-Miami Speedway have become synonymous over the years. That pairing will get even better in 2018. The track announced today that beginning with 2018 Ford Championship Weekend (Nov. 16-18), electric hook-ups and water will be provided in the already-popular GEICO Grounds Turn 2 RV area, located within the facility's gates.[More](5-9-2018)

Homestead-Miami Speedway tickets on sale Friday: Tickets to NASCAR's season finale Ford Championship Weekend will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 4. The three-day championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway features a weekend full of scintillating racing and exciting entertainment. It will mark the 17th straight year that the South Florida track has played host to the championship races in all three of NASCAR's national series.[More](5-1-2018)

Homestead volunteer organizations receive more than $120,000 The success of Homestead-Miami Speedway's Ford Championship Weekend is a result of the support of many entities around South Florida. At this year's event (Nov. 17-19), a total of 40 different local organizations contributed during NASCAR's three-day championship tradition. Between Homestead-Miami Speedway and Americrown, a catering and concessions company which is also a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, more than $120,000 was donated to the organizations for their efforts in areas such as information centers, parking, grandstands, tram services, catering and concessions, among others.[More](12-15-2017)

Mustang, F-150 Performance Icons Pace All-or-Nothing NASCAR Championship Races at Homestead-Miami Speedway The 2018 F-150 and Mustang - America's best-selling truck and the world's most popular sports car - will cap big launch years by pacing NASCAR's championship-deciding races for America's most popular racing series. A Race Red 2018 Mustang GT will lead the 40-car field to the green flag for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Ford Championship Weekend on Nov. 19. The new 2018 F-150 and JDRF F-150 Raptor will pace the Ford EcoBoost-sponsored Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series finales on Nov. 17 and 18, respectively. Three Ford drivers qualified for the three finales in the 16th consecutive year Ford Championship Weekend has served as the final event for NASCAR's top three touring series. This marks the 16th consecutive season in which Ford Championship Weekend has served as the final event for NASCAR's three major touring series.(Ford Performance)[Read More Here](11-18-2017)

Miami Zoo Vulture Picks 2017 NASCAR Cup Champion Homestead-Miami Speedway is in championship form and all eyes are set on South Florida, as the track and the local community are ready to welcome fans from all 50 states and more than 20 countries to Ford Championship Weekend, November 17-19. In anticipation of the three-day championship tradition, Zoo Miami, in partnership with Homestead-Miami Speedway, hosted an event featuring Peanut, a white-rumped vulture who is the only one of its kind in the United States. At Zoo Miami, Peanut played the role of "Wildlife Prognosticator" and picked from numbered signs of Championship 4 contenders Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski. Peanut made his prediction as to who he thought would win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship this Sunday, November 19, and ultimately selected Kyle Busch as the victor.(Homestead-Miami Speedway)[Read More Here](11-14-2017)

Homestead race winner will be awarded a Contender boat: The uniquely South Florida prize has been awarded to the race winner of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway since 2013.[More](11-13-2017)

Eli Young Band to perform pre-race concert at Homestead: The stage is almost set both on and off the track for 2017 Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. One of country music's most recognizable hit-makers, the Eli Young Band, is set to perform prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on Sunday, November 19. Known for their soulful, hearts-on-fire brand of country, the Eli Young Band will be performing songs off their fourth major label album "FINGERPRINTS."[More](11-10-2017)

Bellator fights, action sports and Hairball band on tap for Homestead: Not all of the action during Ford Championship Weekend, November 17-19, will be on the track at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Before and after NASCAR's championship races, Monster Energy will host several live entertainment events at its display, including a Bellator MMA showdown, a one-of-a-kind action sports show and an electrifying performance by the band, Hairball.[More](11-9-2017)

Gymnast Gabby Douglas to serve as honorary starter at Homestead: A championship race calls for championship-caliber dignitaries, and that's exactly what the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway will have. Multiple-gold winning Olympic gymnast and author Gabby Douglas will serve as the Honorary Starter for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, the Ford EcoBoost 400, which will take place on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. As honorary starter, Douglas will wave the green flag at the start of the 267-lap race.[More](11-8-2017)

Jacqie Campos singing national anthem at Homestead: The stars are beginning to align for the Ford EcoBoost 300's pre-race festivities, as Homestead-Miami Speedway has named NBC Universo's "The Riveras" actor Jacqie Campos as the national anthem singer for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship race on Saturday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Campos, who is the daughter of the late Mexican-American music icon Jenni Rivera, has starred in multiple docu-reality series, including "I Love Jenni" and "Chiquis 'n Control" on NBC Universo.[More](11-8-2017)

Homestead-Miami introduces "Magic City Dog": Everyone knows that Ford Championship Weekend, November 17-19, will crown champions in each of NASCAR's three national series. What many might not be aware of is that another championship will be decided next weekend - at the concession stand.[More](11-6-2017)

Testing at Homestead: In preparation for Homestead-Miami Speedway's Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 19, some of NASCAR's biggest stars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be taking the track for a NASCAR test session. The testing will take place Tuesday, October 24 on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval, where one car from most of the major Monster Energy Series teams are slated to participate.[More](10-16-2017)

Richard Petty birthday celebration coming to Homestead: "The King" is coming to Homestead-Miami Speedway! As part of a year-long celebration of his 80th birthday, seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty will be hosting a birthday party prior to the Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series championship finale on Saturday, November 18. As part of the event, racing fans will have the chance for an exclusive meet and greet, and Q&A session with the NASCAR legend.[More](5-15-2017)

Single-Day Tickets for Ford Championship weekend go on sale May 5th Single-day tickets to NASCAR's season finale Ford Championship Weekend will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 5. The three-day championship tradition at Homestead-Miami Speedway features a weekend full of scintillating racing by the world's greatest stock car drivers. In addition to crowning champions in each of NASCAR's three national series, all eyes will be on Homestead-Miami Speedway for another reason that weekend, as it will serve as the setting for the final laps of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Monster Energy Series career. Tickets to Ford Championship Weekend can be purchased by visiting HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com or by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223).(HMS)[More](5-4-2017)

Three-day ticket package for Homestead Championship weekend on sale now: This year, in addition to hosting the championship race in the Monster Energy Series, Homestead-Miami Speedway will also be the site of another iconic moment. The 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 is scheduled to be the final Monster Energy Series race in the storied career of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who on Tuesday announced his retirement from the series. 3-Day ticket packages to Ford Championship Weekend, November 17-19, are officially on sale now to the public.[More](4-28-2017)

Jimmie Johnson wins at Homestead and the CHAMPIONSHIP: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway for his 5th win of the season, 1st ever win at Homestead and 80th career win in NASCAR Overtime as the race was extended one lap for a late accident. #42-Kyle Larson, who led the most laps with 132, led the race when the final caution came out, setting up NASCAR Overtime. On the restart, #48-Johnson rocketed to the front, took the lead and kept the lead winning the race and the Championship / Chase. Johnson led 3 of the 368 laps.
Johnson won his record tying 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with 7.
#48-Jimmie Johnson had to start at the rear of the field before the drop of the green flag for unapproved body modifications after going through pre-race tech inspection.
#42-Lason (who led the most laps at 132) finished 2nd followed by #4-Harvick (pole winner), #22-Logano, #1-McMurray, #18-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #47-Allmendinger, #11-Hamlin and #59-McDowell.
#14-Tony Stewart, running his final Cup race, finished 22nd
#44-Brian Scott, retiring after this race, finished 15th
Chase Drivers:
#48-Johnson, WON
#22-Logano 4th
#18-Busch 6th
#19-Edwards 34th/accident
On a restart with 10 laps to go in the race, #22-Joey Logano shot deep to the inside in an attempt to pass #19-Carl Edwards for the lead among the championship contenders. Edwards reacted quickly and decisively, turning his car to the left in an attempt to block Logano. Logano didn't lift, and chaos ensued. Logano shoved Edwards into the inside wall. Edwards' Toyota bounced across the track, was hit hard by Kasey Kahne and slammed into the outside wall. The wreck involved nine cars [2,5,7,19,22,24,31,78,95] and caused a red flag of 31 minutes and nine seconds as track workers cleared the mess. Edwards refused to take an ambulance ride to the infield care center, instead choosing to make the long, sad walk. Along the way, he stopped at Logano's pit and talked to Logano crew chief Todd Gordon and other members of the team. Edwards' smashed car didn't finish the race. He wound up fourth of the four Championship 4 competitors.
There were 20 lead changes among 6 drivers and 7 cautions for 33 yellow flag laps and a 31:09 red flag.
The average speed of the race was: 128.869mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Lap Summary Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Homestead Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-20-2016)

iHeartMedia and Homestead-Miami Speedway Enter into Partnership: Ford Championship Weekend, which will be held next weekend, November 18-20 at Homestead-Miami, has plenty to offer the plethora of fans who attend each year, as champions are determined in all three of NASCAR's premier series over the course of three days. Similarly, Miami's iHeartMedia family of stations gives listeners an abundance of options as well. Whether it's country, classic rock, contemporary, hip-hop, R&B, news/talk or sports, iHeartMedia has been a mainstay over the South Florida airwaves for many years. Now the two entities are partnering to offer both of its fan basses even more, as iHeart will become the exclusive on-site radio partner of Homestead-Miami Speedway.
As an exclusive radio partner, iHeart will be doing live remotes from Homestead-Miami Speedway during 2016 Ford Championship Weekend. In addition the Tailgate Zone at the track will now be renamed the "iHeart Tailgate Zone," while iHeart will also be the presenting sponsor for the Smithfield Entertainment Stage, one of the many entertainment areas available to fans during the course of Ford Championship Weekend. In addition to this partnership, as an affiliate of Motor Racing Network (MRN), iHeart will carry the MRN broadcast of the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup championship race on both WINZ (940 AM) and 93.5 The Bull on Sunday, November 20. Tickets for 2016 Ford Championship Weekend, which will be held November 18-20, are available and can be purchased by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223) or visiting www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.(HMS)(11-10-2016)

Homestead Miami Speedway asks court to reverse city approval of residential development: Homestead Miami Speedway is noisy, holds events at night and draws traffic. Its operators are worried that if homes are built nearby, new residents will complain so much that the track could be shut down. So they have petitioned the court to stop a housing development that the Homestead City Commission recently approved. The Speedway, which sits less than a mile from the planned subdivision and hosts a number of auto races, including a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, appealed the council's vote by filing a petition this month with the appellate division of the circuit court. "We are very similar to an airport. If residents move too close to us, they'll start complaining about noise and traffic, and that will have an adverse effect on our business," said the Speedway's vice president, Al Garcia. The area doesn't have any homes right now. Its tenants include the Speedway, Homestead Air Reserve Base and a beer warehouse, ringed by the Park of Commerce and commercial, mixed-use and other zoning that provide a buffer between the speedway and homes. The issue is a development that the City Council approved in May. Developer Wayne Rosen proposed building single family homes in and next to the industrially zoned Park of Commerce. He also asked the city to change the definition of mixed-use so that he wouldn't have to build a combination of commercial, multi-family and single-family homes, but instead could build any of those categories without building all of them.(Miami Herald)(6-30-2016)

Homestead-Miami Speedway's Garcia awarded: Al Garcia, a Miami native and the long-time Vice President of Operations at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was presented with the 2015 Terry Jackson Memorial Award by the Southern Automotive Media Association. Garcia was honored at SAMA's recent November luncheon which was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center during the Miami Auto Show. The award is named after Terry Jackson, a former Miami Herald writer/editor and SAMA member who passed away from cancer in 2009. He was a racing enthusiast. The award is judged by SAMA"s executive committee and given to a member who best exemplifies the spirit of giving, and working for the benefit of ALL in SAMA.(HMS)(11-11-2015)

Ford extends sponsorship of Homestead race thru 2019: Homestead-Miami Speedway announced that there is a Ford in their future. Ford Motor Company has extended its partnership with the South Florida motorsports facility in a multi-year deal. Ford Motor Company has been the official entitlement sponsor of Homestead-Miami Speedway since 2002. Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer, Ford Executive Vice President and President of the Americas Joseph Hinrichs, and Director of Ford Racing Jamie Allison made the announcement. The partnership was announced at Michigan International Speedway. Ford Motor Company's agreement with Homestead-Miami Speedway is a five-year deal with an option to renew for an additional five years. Other details were not disclosed. Ford will continue to introduce fans to its award-winning product line, such as F Series trucks, Mustang, Explorer and Fusion through a 20,000-square-foot display during Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 14-16. Ford also uses the official pace car program as an opportunity to showcase its latest products, and will announce the unique pace vehicle for the Ford EcoBoost 400 later this year. The Ford EcoBoost 400 will again serve as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship race (HMS)
AND from a Ford Racing Q&A Session in part:
HMS's Becherer: "We've spent the better part of a year renegotiating this extension and we would not have expended the time and energy that we did had we thought there was any chance that the championship could be leaving Miami in the near future. Now having said that, obviously there are a number of stakeholders that would have to weigh in to a decision of that magnitude. The loudest voice in that conversation is NASCAR's, but the reality is we would not have gone down the path we did if we thought there was a chance that it would leave. And frankly it shouldn't leave."(Ford Racing)6-16-2014)

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