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THE RACE: FORD ECOBOOST 300

TRACK: Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #33 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Homestead, FL

Title Sponsor: Ford

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:46pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, November 14th

11:30 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00 PM NNS GARAGES OPENS
5:00 PM NNS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:30 PM NNS & NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, November 15th

8:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM-10:50 AM NNS PRACTICE
3:10 PM-4:20 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, November 16th

9:00 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
10:00 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
1:05 PM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
2:30 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (CONFERENCE ROOM, MEDIA CENTER)
4:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:30 PM ` NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
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Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Keselowski wins at Homestead; Dillon clinches Championship: #48-Brad Keselowski won the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. #32-Kyle Larson finished second followed by #54-Kyle Busch, #18-Matt Kenseth, #6-Trevor Bayne, #22-Joey Logano, #77-Parker Kligerman, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #44-Cole Whitt, and #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr. #3-Austin Dillon finished 12th and clinched the Nationwide Series championship by 3 points over Hornish.
    #32-Kyle Larson is the 2013 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year.
    The #22 team of Penske Racing captured the owners points championship by 1 point over #54 Joe Gibbs Racing.
    There were 10 cautions for 49 laps and 19 lead changes among 7 leaders. Complete results are on the Homestead race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Homestead Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-16-2013)

  • Homestead Race Fast Facts:
    Brad Keselowski(i) won the 19th Annual Ford EcoBoost 300, his 27th victory in 205 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his seventh victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (second) posted his first top-10 finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (second) was the highest finishing rookie and in doing so claimed the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors for 2013.
    Austin Dillon leads the point standings by 3 points over Sam Hornish Jr.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-16-2013)

  • Driver standings following Homestead:
    1) #3-Austin Dillon 1180
    2) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 1177 -3
    3) #7-Regan Smith 1108 -72
    4) #11-Elliott Sadler 1090 -90
    5) #31-Justin Allgaier 1090 -90
    6) #6-Trevor Bayne 1086 -94
    7) #2-Brian Scott 1053 -127
    8) #32-Kyle Larson # 1001 -179
    9) #77-Parker Kligerman 993 -187
    10) #20-Brian Vickers 970 -210
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-16-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Homestead are posted (pdf).(11-16-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #60-Pastrana, 18th
    Caution 2: #14-Green, 20th
    Caution 3: #01-Wallace, 28th
    Caution 4: #51-Clements, 30th
    Caution 5: #70-Long, 21st
    Caution 6: #79-Silas, 22nd
    Caution 7: #19-Armstrong, 24th
    Caution 8: #23-Hill, 23rd
    Caution 9: #23-Hill (2), 23rd
    Caution 10: #55-Dick, 25th
    (11-16-2013)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
info, news, speeds and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Hornish on pole at Homestead: #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. won the Coors Light Pole for the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 165.843mph. #99-Blake Koch will start second. The rest of the top 10: #48-Brad Keselowski, #22-Joey Logano, #18-Matt Kenseth, #54-Kyle Busch, #5-Brad Sweet, #32-Kyle Larson, #6-Trevor Bayne, and #2-Brian Scott. Points leader #3-Austin Dillon will start 11th. Did Not Qualify: #74-Carl Long. The starting lineup is posted on the Homestead starting lineup page (pdf).(11-16-2013)

  • Homestead Qualifying Notes:
    Sam Hornish Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 19th Annual Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 32.561 seconds, 165.843 mph.
    This is his fifth pole in 99 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his fourth pole and 27th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in six races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Blake Koch (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2013 and his second in four races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Brad Keselowski(i) (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 12th in 16 races this season.
    Kyle Larson (eighth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-16-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Smith fastest in happy hour: #7-Regan Smith was quickest during happy hour for the Ford Ecoboost 300 with a speed of 167.380mph. He was followed by: #44-Cole Whitt, #31-Justin Allgaier, #5-Brad Sweet, #99-Blake Koch, #2-Brian Scott, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #6-Trevor Bayne, #22-Joey Logano, and #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. All 41 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Homestead practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-15-2013)

  • Larson fastest in first practice: #32-Kyle Larson was fastest during opening practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 168.908mph. #18-Matt Kenseth was second, followed by: #22-Joey Logano, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #54-Kyle Busch, #6-Trevor Bayne, #99-Blake Koch, #7-Regan Smith, #5-Brad Sweet, and #11-Elliott Sadler. All 41 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Homestead practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-15-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's season-ending Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A few notes:
    Corey Lajoie will drive the #9 for Richard Petty Motorsports;
    Mike Bliss moves from the #19 to the #10, Jeff Green from the #10 to the #91 and Dakota Armstrong will drive the #19;
    Timmy Hill returns to the #23;
    Blake Koch will drive the #29 for RAB Racing;
    Ty Dillon returns to the #33 for RCR;
    Brad Keselowski will be in the #48 for Penske;
    Not entered: #00 SR2 team, #52 Jimmy Means Racing and #74 Mike Harmon.(11-11-2013)
    UPDATE: Carl Long will be in the #74 for Mike Harmon.(11-12-2013)
    UPDATE: Jeff Green will be in the #14 for Eric McClure. Micahel McDowell will be in the #91 for TriStar Motorsports.(11-14-2013)
    UPDATE: Blake Koch is in the #99 for RAB Racing. Alex Bowman is not entered.(11-15-2013)
    See the complete list on the Homestead entry list page.

  • Nationwide Season Finale in Miami Live on ESPN: ESPN will have a live telecast of Saturdays Ford Ecoboost 300, the season finale for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. NASCAR Countdown airs at 4 p.m. with the green flag at 4:46 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.(ESPN)(11-11-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire:
    Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Sprint Cup & Nationwide);
    Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 7 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 6 sets for the event

  • Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,250, Right-side -- 1,250;
    Nationwide: Left-side  550. Right-side  550;
    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

    Homestead Offers Three Nationwide Races In One
    When the NASCAR Nationwide Series hits the track at Homestead-Miami Speedway this Saturday for the Ford EcoBoost 300, fans can expect to see the exciting finale of not just one championship battle, but three.
    With the closest drivers championship race since the points system was restructured prior to the 2011 season, the title bout figures to go down to the very last lap as current points leader Austin Dillon and Sam Hornish Jr., who sits eight points back, duke it out. Dillon can clinch the trophy, regardless of how Hornish does, if he finishes third or better, or fourth or better with at least one lap led, or fifth or better with the most laps led.
    In his only series start at the 1.5-mile track Dillon finished fifth in the 2012 season finale. In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts his best finish was 10th in 2011. Hornishs best series finish in five starts at the South Florida facility came last year when he placed fourth. He never posted better than a 21st-place finish in four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts.
    In the owners championship race, Kyle Busch was able to shave 22 points from the No. 22 Penske Racing Fords s  lead last weekend after racking up his 12th victory of the season in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Penske Racings advantage now sits at only four points, and they can guarantee a clinch of the title with a victory this weekend. Both race cars have visited Victory Lane 12 times in 2013. Busch has won 12 times in the No. 54, while four drivers  Brad Keselowksi, Joey Logano, AJ Allmendinger and Ryan Blaney  all have contributed to the No. 22s dozen victories.
    Toyota currently holds a two-point advantage over Ford in the manufacturers championship. Either manufacturer clinches the title with a victory. If a Chevrolet wins on Saturday and a Ford finishes second, the tiebreaker  which would extend down to runner-up finishes  would give Ford the title.  

    Dillon Wouldnt Mind Some Racing Déjà Vu
    If how Austin Dillons season is shaping up seems familiar, its most likely because it is. With one race remaining on the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, the North Carolina native has an eight-point edge over Sam Hornish Jr. and an inside line on the title in just his second full-time season, despite not visiting Victory Lane.
    Last year, Dillon swept both races at Kentucky Speedway on his way to a third-place finish in the championship points standings, behind only Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler. Additionally, he captured the NASCAR Nationwide Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors by 65 points over Cole Whitt.
    Dillons past two years in the series are eerily similar to the young guns only two full-time seasons in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In 2010, he won at Iowa Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway en route to the series Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, beating out Justin Lofton by 52 points. He finished fifth in the overall standings, by 558 markers (this was prior to the points-per-position system that was instituted before the 2011 season).
    The following season, in 2011, Dillon posted victories in the truck series at Nashville Superspeedway and Chicagoland Speedway, and he was able to celebrate his first NASCAR national series championship later that November when he bested Johnny Sauter by six points in the final points standings.

    Logano Hopes To Be Part Of Second Straight Owners Title
    Last season, Joey Logano was a major contributor to his teams efforts to win the owners championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. This season, he has the opportunity to do it again, but with a different organization.
    In 2012, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Logano had a breakout season in NASCARs No. 2 series, winning nine times and leading the organization to the owners title. Seven of his wins came at the helm of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with crew chief Adam Stevens, who is currently embroiled in the owners battle as the crew chief for the organizations No. 54 entry driven by Kyle Busch.
    This season, Logano is on the opposite sideline, and is scheduled to drive the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford in Saturdays Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Penske Racing has a slight four-point edge in the standings, and Logano can clinch the owners championship with a victory regardless of how the No. 54 finishes. Logano is one of four drivers to take the No. 22 Ford to Victory Lane this season. In five series starts at the 1.5-mile track, he has four top-10 finishes with a best finish of fourth, which came in the 2009 season finale.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
    Heading into the final race of the season, Kyle Larson is the runaway leader for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award heading Alex Bowman and Nelson Piquet Jr. by 72 and 93 points, respectively. & If Kyle Busch captures the checkered flag Saturday during the Ford EcoBoost 300, it will be his 13th victory of the season, tying his personal record set back in 2010. & In last seasons Homestead event, Regan Smith made his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start in over five years and ended up celebrating in Victory Lane after posting the win in the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.  

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Countdown to the race: 11/1/2014 ~ 3:46 PM ET

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3:30 pm/et
Sirius Channel 90
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11:10am/et, Saturday, November 1
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