NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Homestead-Miami Race Info, Links and News

THE RACE: Ford EcoBoost 200

TRACK: Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #22 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Phoenix International Raceway


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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, November 15, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: Ford 200
  • Start Time: 8:00pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Cale Gale
  • 2012 Pole: Parker Kligerman
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Miles
  • Length: 134 Laps, 201 Miles
  • Degree of Banking on Turns: 12-14 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Frontstretch: 10 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Backstretch: 4 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 1,075 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 869 feet

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: FoxSports 1
    Practice: 11:00am/et
    Qualifying: 4:30pm/et (FoxSports2)
    Pre-race: 7:30pm/et
    Race: 8:00pm/et
    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, Bob Dillner
    Pre-race Host: Krista Voda

Radio Coverage

Event Schedule

    Thursday, November 14

    Friday, November 15
    8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (134 LAPS, 201 MILES)

    Note: All times listed in Eastern Time Zone and are tentative, subject to change.

Race and links

  • Busch wins Homestead: #51-Kyle Busch won the season finale Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday despite multiple late race cautions. #29-Ryan Blaney finished second. He was followed by: #4-Jeb Burton, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #34-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #7-John Wes Townley, #77-German Quiroga, #19-Ross Chastain, #17-Timothy Peters, and #33-Cale Gale. Champion Matt Crafton finished 21st position on the lead lap. He finished every lap of competition this season. There were eight caution flags for 37 laps and 13 lead changes among six drivers. Complete results are on the Homestead race results page (pdf).(11-15-2013)

  • Homestead Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch(i) won the 18th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200, his 35th victory in 115 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Ryan Blaney (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Jeb Burton (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Ryan Blaney (second) was the highest finishing rookie. Blaney also claimed the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors tonight, becoming the youngest driver (19) in series history to win the award.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 40 points over Ty Dillon.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-15-2013)

  • Championship Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. His previous best championship points finish was second in 2009.
    Crafton is the 13th different driver to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
    2013 marked Crafton's 14th year competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He leads the series in consecutive starts with 316 - the most before winning NCWTS championship.
    Crafton finished 40 points ahead of second-place Ty Dillon.
    Crafton finished the 2013 season with one win, seven top-five and a series-high 19 top-10 finishes.
    Crafton's 2013 Season Driver Rating is 96.7.

    Owner: ThorSport Racing
    This is ThorSport Racing's first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship. ThorSport Racing's previous best championship standings finish was third in 2009.
    Owners Duke and Rhonda Thorson fielded their first truck in the series with driver Terry Cook at the Milwaukee Mile on July 6, 1996. ThorSport Racing has fielded at least one truck in 409 races, a run of 391 consecutive starts beginning at Walt Disney World Speedway in January 1998 - both are series records.
    ThorSport Racing fielded one other full-time truck this season - the No. 98 driven by Johnny Sauter. Sauter finished the season fourth in the standings. He posted three wins, nine top fives and 14 top 10s in 2013.

    Crew Chief Champion: Carl Joiner Jr.
    This is Carl Joiner Jr.'s first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
    Joiner's previous best points finish was in 2012, when he finished sixth with Crafton.

    Owner Champion: Kyle Busch Motorsports
    This is Kyle Busch Motorsport's second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner championship. Kyle Busch Motorsports previous owner championship was in 2010. KBMs No. 51 tied ThorSport Racings No. 88 in owner points but is awarded the championship due the tiebreaker (wins).
    Five drivers started a race in the No. 51 Toyota (Kyle Busch, 11; Erik Jones, 5; Chad Hackenbracht, 4; Denny Hamlin, 1; Scott Bloomquist, 1).
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-15-2013)

  • Driver standings following Homestead:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 804
    2) #3-Ty Dillon, 764, -40
    3) #31-James Buescher, 761, -43
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 732, -72
    5) #4-Jeb Burton, 731, -73
    6) #29-Ryan Blaney, 726, -78
    7) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 717, -87
    8) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 704, -100
    9) #32-Miguel Paludo, 697, -107
    10) #17-Timothy Peters, 683, -121
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-15-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Homestead are posted (pdf).(11-15-2013)

Qualifying Results, Practice Speeds, Entry and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Blaney on pole for Ford EcoBoost 200: #29-Ryan Blaney won the pole award for the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Blaney won the pole with a fast lap at 168.120 mph. He is followed by: #98-Johnny Sauter, #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #19-Ross Chastain, #31-James Buescher, #6-Austin Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #33-Cale Gale, and #32-Miguel Paludo. Did not qualify: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb and #50-Brad Riethmeyer. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-15-2013)

  • Homestead Qualifying Notes:
    Ryan Blaney won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 18th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200 with a lap of 32.120 seconds, 168.120 mph.
    This is his second pole in 31 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and 11th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Johnny Sauter (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2013 and his fifth in seven races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Ty Dillon (third) posted his third top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 17th in 22 races this season.
    Ryan Blaney (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-15-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Burton fastest in final practice at Homestead: #4-Jeb Burton was fastest during the one and only practice for Fridays Ford EcoBoost 200 season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway. Burton ran a fast lap at 167.354 mph. He was followed by: # #3-Ty Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #34-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #29-Ryan Blaney, #19-Ross Chastain, #8-Max Gresham, #9-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #77-German Quiroga, and #88-Matt Crafton. 38 trucks practiced during the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Homestead Final Practice page (pdf).(11-15-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 36 trucks on the preliminary entry list for this Friday's season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Some notes include;
    Austin Dillon in the #6;
    Frank Kimmel in the #13;
    Benjamin Kennedy in the #30;
    Cale Gale in the #33;
    Mason Mingus in the #35;
    Travis Kvapil in the #93;
    Chad McCumbee in the #99;
    Ron Hornaday, Jr. was entered in the #9, but he will not be in the truck, rather an additional Turner Scott Motorsports entry. Additionally, the #8 of Max Gresham is not on the preliminary list. (11-11-2013)
    UPDATE: Hornaday is expected to drive the #34 and Gresham is expected in the #8.(11-11-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Mike Harmon has been added in the #84 to bring the total entries to 39.(11-12-2013)
    UPDATE 3: Nelson Piquet, Jr. is now entered as the driver of the NTS #9 and Brad Riethmeyer is now entered in the #50, bringing total entries to 40.(11-12-2013)
    UPDATE 4: Carl Long is now entered in the #1 rather than DJ Kennington.(11-13-2013)
    UPDATE 5: There are now 38 entries after the 0 Lafferty entry and the 1 Long entry show as withdrawn before first practice.(11-15-2013)
    See the complete list on the Homestead entry list page.

Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 22 Ford EcoBoost 200 Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Homestead, Fla. Fast Facts for November 15-17, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 6 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Camping World Truck: Left-side - 400. Right-side - 400

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4410

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.1 in. (2,215 mm); Right-side - 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front - 48 psi; Right Rear - 45 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 23 psi; Left Rear - 21 psi; Right Front - 47 psi; Right Rear - 43 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Homestead this weekend will run the same tire codes, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded Goodyear Eagle, while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded Goodyear Wrangler . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in all three series have run at Homestead since 2010 . . . this is also the same tire set-up that these teams have run at Chicagoland since 2011 . . . NASCAR teams have also run this left-side tire code (D-4392) with a different right-side code at both Texas (all three series) and Darlington (Sprint Cup and Nationwide) this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Homestead . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR News & Notes

    Championship Worth The Wait During Record-Setting Season

    Matt Crafton can finally get some rest heading in to this Fridays Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Crafton will only need to take the green flag in the race to claim his first NASCAR national series title.

    It has been a long time coming for the Tulare, Calif. native as he will set a new record as the longest-tenured driver in the history of the series to claim his first title is his 316th career start. Crafton also has a chance to set a new record in the series if he finishes on the lead lap at HMS. Crafton would become the first driver in the 19-year history of the series to complete every lap of competition during the season.

    While Crafton will be busy rewriting the record book for his accomplishments, there have also been several other records broken this season.

    Besides the obvious mark of the series making its first start in history on dirt at Eldora in July, the series also experienced several other firsts in 2013.

    This season a record three Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders won races with Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Jeb Burton all capturing a checkered flag.

    The series has featured a talented group of young drivers and for the first time ever two drivers under the age of 18 took home wins as Chase Elliott won at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Erik Jones scored a victory at Phoenix International Raceway in the fall. At 17 years five months eight days Jones is the youngest to win in NASCAR national series competition, eclipsing Elliotts mark.

    Another new record can be clinched at Homestead if Crafton can bring his No. 88 Toyota team home in front of Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Tundra. Thorsport Racing would become the first team to lead the point standings the entire season. Teammate Johnny Sauter won the first two races of the season to lead the standings earlier this year.

    Two Titles, Records To Be Decided At Homestead

    While Crafton has all but locked up the drivers title, he still has a little work to do to give his team owner Duke Thorson his first owners crown. With Jones record-setting win in the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota last Friday in Phoenix, the team closed the gap to 23 points behind Craftons No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota for the owners championship (780-757). If Crafton can finish 18th or higher, hell bring both titles back to Sandusky, Ohio.

    In the Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle, Blaney passed Wallace Jr. at PIR and leads by five points going into HMS.

    While several drivers are chasing titles, two drivers are just looking to keep a streak alive as Joey Coulter and Cale Gale enter this weekends race looking for their first win of the year after scoring a victory in 2012. Coulter won at Pocono while Gale won at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    Drivers who have returned to Victory Lane this season after winning in 2012 include reigning series champion James Buescher, Ty Dillon, Timothy Peters, Blaney and Sauter. Sauter led the group of race winners with three for his third consecutive season with at least a pair of wins or more. Buescher, Dillon and Peters followed with two wins each.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    The 2008 NCWTS Rookie of the Year Colin Braun was recently voted into the prestigious Road Racing Drivers Club. Braun, who recently set a new Daytona oval speed record at 222.971 mph in a Riley-Ford EcoBoost in October, was one of 37 new members voted into the organization. & Jimmy Weller will make his fifth start of the season for SS Green Light Racing No. 81 Toyota Friday night and is the 313th consecutive NCWTS start for the SS Green Light Racing team.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-12-2013)

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