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

THE RACE:Ford EcoBoost 200

TRACK: Homestead-Miami Speedway

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:18 pm/et

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #22 of 22 for the 2014 season


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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Title Sponsor:Ford EcoBoost
  • Start Time: 8:48pm/et
  • 2013 Winner: Kyle Busch
  • 2013 Pole: Ryan Blaney
  • 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: Fox Sports 1

    Friday, November 14
    Qualifying: 2:30 PM ET
    Pre-race: 7:30 PM ET
    Race: 8:00 PM ET

  • In the Booth: Adam Alexander, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
  • Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, Bob Dillner

Radio Coverage

Event Schedule

    Wednesday, November 12


    Thursday, November 13
    1:00 PM 2:00 PM NCWTS PRACTICE


    Friday, November 14

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

RACE and links

  • Wallace wins at Homestead, Crafton takes the title: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at the Homestead Miami Speedway on Friday. #42-Kyle Larson, who started from the pole and led 96 of the 134 laps, finished second. #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Kyle Busch #29-Ryan Blaney, #19-Tyler Reddick, #9-Ty Dillon, #8-Joe Nemechek, #88-Matt Crafton, and #98-Johnny Sauter closed out the top 10.
    With his ninth place finish, Crafton became the first driver to win back-to-back truck championships. He ended the season with a 21-point lead over #29-Ryan Blaney.
    There were 7 caution flags for 28 laps and 13 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Homestead race results page (pdf).(11-14-2014)

    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Homestead Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-14-2014)

  • Homestead Race Fast Facts:
    Darrell Wallace Jr. won the 19th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200, his fifth victory in 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and 14th top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Kyle Larson(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2014.
    Timothy Peters (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Tyler Reddick (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 21 points over Ryan Blaney.
    This is the 15th win for Toyota in 2014 - tieing the manufacturer's most wins a single season (2010).
    Most wins all-time in a single season in the NCWTS is 18 by Chevrolet in 1996.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-14-2013)

  • Championship Fast Facts:
    Driver Champion: Matt Crafton
    Team: # 88 Menards Toyota

    Matt Crafton won his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. He is the first driver in series history to win back-to-back championships (2013-2014).
    Crafton is the 13th different driver to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, and the fourth to win multiple series titles. 2013 marked Crafton's 15th year competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He leads the series in consecutive starts with 337.
    Crafton finished 21 points ahead of second-place Ryan Blaney.
    Crafton finished the 2014 season with two wins, 13 top fives, 17 top 10s, and an average finish of 7.0.
    Crafton's 2014 Season-To-Date Loop Data: Driver Rating (106.0); Average Running Position (6.504).

    Owner: Duke Thorson, ThorSport Racing
    This is ThorSport Racing's second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship.
    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 431 races, a run of 413 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 one win, eight top fives and 16 top 10s in 2014.

    Crew Chief Champion: Carl Joiner Jr.
    This is Carl Joiner Jr.'s second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Joiner becomes the fourth all-time NCWTS crew chief with multiple championships joining Dennis Conner (1997, '99, '01); MikeHillman Jr. (2006, '10); and Rick Ren (2007, '09).
    Joiner is the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crew chief to win consecutive series titles.

    Owner Champion: Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports
    This is Kyle Busch Motorsport's second-consecutive and third all-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner championship. Kyle Busch Motorsports' previous owner championships were in 2010 and 2013 - KBM's No. 51 tied ThorSport Racing's No. 88 in owner points in 2013 but was awarded the championship due the tiebreaker (wins).
    Two drivers competed in the No. 51 Toyota this season (Kyle Busch, 10 starts and Erik Jones, 12 starts)
    KBM is the second team in NCWTS history to win back-to-back championships (Xpress Motorsports, 2002-03).The team's third title ties Hendrick Motorsports and Kevin Harvick Inc. for most all-time.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-14-2013)

  • Driver standings following Homestead:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 833
    2) #29-Ryan Blaney, 812-21
    3) #54-Darrell Wallace Jr., 799 -34
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 773 -60
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 746 -87
    6) #77-German Quiroga, 683 -150
    7) #21-Joey Coulter, 680 -153
    8) #13-Jeb Burton 679 -154
    9) #31-Ben Kennedy #, 679 -154
    10) #99-Bryan Silas, 548-285
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-14-2014)

  • Owner Standings following Homestead are posted (pdf).(11-14-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #82-Derek White, 27th
    Caution 3: #45-Matt Tifft, 21st
    Caution 4: #08-Ray Black, Jr., 28th
    Caution 5: none
    Caution 6: #45-Matt Tifft, 21st
    Caution 7: #92-Austin Hill, 20th


  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Larson on pole at Homestead: #42-Kyle Larson won the Keystone Light pole for the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway on Friday night with a speed of 167.431mph. #29-Ryan Blaney will start second, followed by: #35-Ross Chastain, #19-Tyler Reddick, #51-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #9-Ty Dillon, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #13-Jeb Burton, #99-Bryan Silas, #31-Ben Kennedy, and #05-John Wes Townley.
    Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #19-Reddick with a speed of 169.295mph.
    #42-Larson was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 168.813mph.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-14-2014)

  • Homestead Qualifying Notes:
    Kyle Larson(i) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 19th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200 with a lap of 31.988 seconds, 168.813 mph.
    This is his second pole in nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and second top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his 17th top-10 start of 2014 and his eighth in 14 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his ninth in ten races this season.
    Tyler Reddick (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-14-2014)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Blaney fastest in final practice: #29-Ryan Blaney, who trails points leader by 25 markers entering the season-finale, was fastest in final practice for the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway with a speed of 166.996 mph. He was followed by #19-Tyler Reddick, #51-Kyle Busch, #35-Ross Chastain, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #8-Joe Nemechek, #13-Jeb Burton, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #42-Kyle Larson, and #20-Daniel Hemric. 35 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Homestead practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-13-2014)

  • Crafton fastest in first practice: #88-Matt Crafton was fastest during opening practice at Homestead Miami Speedway with a speed of 166.728mph. #19-Tyler Reddick was second, followed by #29-Ryan Blaney, #98-Johnny Sauter, #77-Geman Quiroga, #31-Ben Kennedy, #13-Jeb Burton, #05-John Wes Townley, #35-Ross Chastain, and #17-Timothy Peters. 27 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Homestead practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-13-2014)

  • Entry list: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway. A few notes:
    Todd Peck is listed in the #07 and the #40;
    The #20 is TBA;
    Ross Chastain is in the #35;
    Kyle Larson is in the #42;
    Kyle Martel is in the #59;
    Austin Hill is in the #92;
    Mason Mitchell is not listed, but expected in the #48;
    UPDATE: Daniel Hemric will be in the #20;
    UPDATE 2: Mitchell has been added in the 48, Jordan Anderson has been added in the #74, and Wendell Chavous will be in the #50 in place of TJ Bell;
    UPDATE 3: Brennan Newberry was originally entered in the #9 but became ill. Ty Dillon will now race;
    Derek White was added in the #82 and the #40 has withdrawn;
    See the complete list on the Homestead entry list page. 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 13-16, 2014

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

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

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4618

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side -- 88.46 in. (2,247 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 -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

    Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series will all run the same tire set-up at Homestead this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in all three series ran twice each at Texas this season . . . Sprint Cup teams also ran this tire set-up in race No. 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Chicagoland in September . . . this left-side tire code (D-4392) has been run by NASCAR teams at Homestead since 2010 . . . this is the first time these teams have run this right-side tire code (D-4618) at Homestead . . . this right-side employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- the outside 10 inches of the tread features a compound that is designed for grip, while the inside two inches of the tread is toughened to enhance durability on the part of the tire sees the most heat and takes the most abuse . . . this tire set-up was confirmed for Homestead at a Goodyear test at the track on September 9 . . . one team per Chase-qualified organization was allowed to participate, though no Chase-eligible driver was allowed to test . . . drivers that participated were Justin Allgaier (Hendrick), Ryan Blaney (Penske), Austin Dillon (Childress), Sam Hornish (Gibbs), Danica Patrick (Stewart-Haas), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Roush-Fenway) and Martin Truex Jr. (JTG-Daugherty) . . . 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 Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

    The Final Showdown: Championship Title On The Line

    The season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway has arrived and with it the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion will be crowned. Following his runner-up finish at Phoenix last Friday, Matt Crafton increased his standings lead over Ryan Blaney to 25 points.

    Regardless of the performance of other drivers, Crafton can become the first back-to-back champion in the series' 20-year high octane history with a finish of 21st or higher in Friday's Ford EcoBoost 200 (8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) - a finish he has scored in all but two races this season.

    To get to his current position, Crafton accumulated two wins (Martinsville, Texas) and a series-leading 13 top-five finishes. The No. 88 ThorSport driver swapped the standings lead with Timothy Peters, teammate Johnny Sauter and Blaney throughout the season before regaining the top spot on Sep. 14 after his second place finish at Chicagoland.

    Crafton, 38, has failed to finish in the top 10 in just five races this season. He leads the NCWTS with a 6.9 average finish and his 106.4 driver rating ranks second.

    For Blaney to take the championship, he essentially must win and hope Crafton has a rough day. The No. 29 Ford F-150 driver has strung together a streak of six top-10 finishes to give himself a chance on Sunday. If Blaney can overtake Crafton, he would become the youngest NCWTS champion ever (20 years, 10 months, 14 days).

    If Crafton clinches the title, he would rank tied with Todd Bodine for third in the Truck Series record book with two championships. The Tulare, California native would trail only four-time champion Ron Hornaday Jr. and three-time title-winner Jack Sprague for the most crowns in series history.

    Kennedy Or Reddick? Rookie Race Ends At Homestead-Miami

    A mere three points separate Ben Kennedy (184) and Tyler Reddick (181) in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings. The two youngsters have one more opportunity to compete for who comes out on top - Friday's Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

    In search of his first win, Kennedy ranks eighth in the overall standings and claims seven top-10 finishes this season. He has led the Sunoco Rookie of the Year points standings since the second race of the season and earned his career-best third-place finish at Martinsville in March. The 22-year-old NASCAR Next alum came in 30th at Homestead last season - his only previous start there - after experiencing an engine failure 45 laps shy of the finish line. At the conclusion of the race, Kennedy will be the first descendant of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. to complete a season in one of NASCAR's three national series.

    Though starting only 15 of the 21 races this season, Reddick has stormed his way into the Sunoco Rookie of the Year conversation with six top-10 finishes in the last seven races, including three season-best fourth-place showings. The 18-year-old Corning, California native took 10th in last week's event at Phoenix. Friday's start will be his first appearance at Homestead.

    Rounding out the NCWTS Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings are Mason Mingus (44 points behind Kennedy), Tyler Young (-49) and NASCAR Next member Gray Gaulding (-103).

    No. 51 Closes In On Second Consecutive Owner Championship For Kyle Busch

    Ten victories split between Kyle Busch (7) and Erik Jones (3) have propelled the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra to the top of the owner standings. Busch leads Rhonda Thorson and her No. 88 ThorSport Racing entry - exclusively piloted by current first-place driver Matt Crafton - by 18 points. Busch will control his own destiny when he takes the wheel of the No. 51 for the final time this season in Friday's Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). A finish of 14th or higher will earn him his second consecutive owner championship and his third since KBM's first Truck Series season in 2010 (2010, 2013). The No. 51 has finished 14th or better in all but four races this season. The No. 51 has visited Victory Lane in the past two weeks to increase its lead. Busch drove his truck to his third career victory at Texas, while Jones took it for a burnout in Phoenix for the second straight season. KBM would become just the second organization to repeat as owner champions. Xpress Motorsports - owned by Steve Coulter - won consecutive NCWTS championships from 2002-03.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.

    Equipped with 12 years of experience in the NCWTS, Bryan Berry will make his 200th career trucks start as a crew chief in Friday night's 134-lap season finale, orchestrating the No. 02 Young's Motorsports team at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Berry, a Homestead, Florida native, will call his 10th race at his "home" track where he claims a high finish of second in 2006 with driver Brandon Gaughan.

  • Additional Homestead-Miami Camping World Truck Series Race Info:
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