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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

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Track Records & Stats

2016 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 128.869mph, started 14th (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

2016 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 177.637mph, finished 3rd
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: 8 - Kevin Harvick; 7 - Jeff Gordon; 5 - Carl Edwards
Most Top 10s: 14 - 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: 5 - 11/16/2014

Most Wins by a Manufacturer: Ford, 7; Chevy, 5; Toyota, 3; 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 18]
Races won from starting pos 2: 3
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: 9 of 18
Races won from the Top 10: 11 of 18
Races won from the Top 15: 13 of 18
Races won from outside the Top 10: 7 of 18


Track News and Announcements

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:
Q) IS THERE A GUARANTEE FROM NASCAR THAT THIS WILL REMAIN THE FINALE FOR TRUCK, NATIONWIDE AND CUP THROUGH 2019?
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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