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THE RACE: Ford Ecoboost 300

TRACK: Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #33 of 33 for the 2014 season

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Race: Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Homestead, FL

Title Sponsor: Ford

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


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Event Schedule

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Thursday, November 13th
11:00 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
2:00 PM NNS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATIONS CLOSE
7:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, November 14th
9:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:30 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM-12:20 PM NNS PRACTICE
4:00 PM-5:55 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:30 PM NNS & NSCS REGISTRATION CLOSES
8:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, November 15th
8:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
1:15 PM NNS QUALIFYING
2:45 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (NNS TENT)
4:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
4:30 PM NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Homestead race results and standings (pdf)

  • Kenseth wins at Homestead: #20-Matt Kenseth won the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. #54-Kyle Busch finished second followed by #42-Kyle Larson, #12-Ryan Blaney, #60-Chris Buescher, #7-Regan Smith, #3-Ty Dillon, #22-Brad Keselowski, #11-Elliott Sadler, and #2-Brian Scott.
    There were 11 cautions for 48 laps and 16 lead changes among 10 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).(11-15-2014)

  • Homestead Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Kenseth(i) won the 20th Annual Ford EcoBoost 300, his 29th victory in 283 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 13 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in eight races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 25th top-10 finish in 2014.
    Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Chris Buescher (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Chase Elliott # leads the point standings by 42 points over Regan Smith.
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series had 16 different winners this season.
    Chevrolet wins the manufacturers' championship this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-15-2014)

  • Driver standings following Homestead:
    1) #9-Chase Elliott# 1213
    2) #7-Regan Smith 1171 -42
    3) #11-Elliott Sadler 1154 -59
    4)#2-Brian Scott 1154 -59
    5) #3-Ty Dillon# 1148 -65
    6) #6-Trevor Bayne 1086 -127
    7) #60-Chris Buescher# 1014 -199
    8) #62-Brendan Gaughan 954 -259
    9) #16-Ryan Reed# 889 -324 -65
    10) #99-James Buescher 868 -345
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-15-2014)

  • Owner Standings following Homestead are posted (pdf).(11-15-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #10-Chastain, 14th
    Caution 2: #31-Kwasniewski, 19th
    Caution 3: #99-Buescher, 18th
    Caution 4: #19-Bliss, 23rd
    Caution 5: #10-Chastain (2), 14th
    Caution 6: #36-Preece, 28th
    Caution 7: #93-Bell, 15th
    Caution 8: #43-Armstrong, 20th
    Caution 9: #4-Earnhardt, 21st
    Caution 10: #26-Crum, 24th
    Caution 11: #55-Starr, 30th
    (11-15-2014)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Keselowski on pole at Homestead: #22-Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light Pole for the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 166.384mph. #42-Kyle Larson will start second followed by: #20-Matt Kenseth, #11-Elliott Sadler, #12-Ryan Blaney, #54-Kyle Busch, #2-Brian Scott, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #31-Dylan Kwasniewski, #60-Chris Buescher, #16-Ryan Reed, and #5-Josh Berry.
    Fastest in the second round of qualifying was Blaney at 166.754mph.
    He was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 165.289mph
    Did Not Qualify: #46-Ryan Ellis, #74-Kevin Lepage, #70-Derrike Cope, #72-John Jackson and #90-Martin Roy. The starting lineup is posted on the Homestead starting lineup page (pdf).(11-15-2014)

  • Homestead Qualifying Notes:
    Brad Keselowski(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 20th Annual Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 32.455 seconds, 166.384 mph.
    This is his 19th pole in 216 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his fifth pole and 10th top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his second pole in eight races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Kyle Larson(i) (second) posted his 18th top-10 start of 2014 and his second in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Matt Kenseth(i) (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 17th in 19 races this season.
    Dylan Kwasniewski (ninth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-15-2014)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Blaney fastest in happy hour: #12-Ryan was quickest during happy hour for the Ford Ecoboost 300 with a speed of 168.240mph. He was followed by: #3-Ty Dillon, #54-Kyle Busch, #11-Elliott Sadler, #42-Kyle Larson, #2-Brian Scott, #20-Matt Kenseth, #25-Townley, #22-Keselowski, and #7-Smith. All 45 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Homestead practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-14-2014)

  • Blaney fastest in first practice: #12-Ryan Blaney was fastest during opening practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 167.942mph. #11-Elliott Sadler was second, followed by: #20-Matt Kenseth, #9-Chase Elliott, #7-Regan Smith, #10-Ross Chastain, #54-Kyle Busch, #22-Brad Keselowski, #42-Kyle Larson, and #2-Brian Scott. 42 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Homestead practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-14-2014)

  • Entry List: There are 45 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A few notes:
    Josh Berry is in the #5 for JR Motorsports;
    Ryan Blaney will drive the #12 for Team Penske;
    Jake Crum is in the #26 for Browning Motorsports;
    Scott Lagasse Jr will drive the #33 for RCR;
    Ryan Preece is in the #36;
    David Starr will drive the #55 for Viva Motorsports;
    Kevin Lepage is in the #74 for Mike Harmon;
    Milka Duno will drive the #87.(11-10-2014)
    UPDATE: Carlos Contreras will be in the #23 for Rick Ware.(11-13-2014)
    UPDATE: TJ Bell will be in the #93 for JGL Racing.(11-14-2014)
    See the complete list on the Homestead entry list page.


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 11 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 8 sets for the event; 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 News & Notes

    Elliott Has Clinched, Now Time To Accept His Trophy

    Chase Elliott is the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion.

    The JR Motorsports standout and son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, has become the youngest all-time NASCAR national series champion at the age of 18 years, 11 months, 18 days. The Elliotts are now the fifth father/son combo in NASCAR national series history to win series championships joining the Jarretts, Pettys, Pearsons and Earnhardts. Young Elliott is also the third NASCAR national series champion from the state of Georgia (Dawsonville), joining NASCAR Hall of Famers Tim Flock and his father Bill Elliott. And to boot, Chase Elliott clinched the title in just 32 of the 33 scheduled NASCAR Nationwide Series races; he is currently 52 points ahead of Regan Smith in second place.

    "This team knows how to get it done," said Elliott. "I can't thank Dale Jr., Rick Hendrick (co-owner) and Greg Ives (crew chief) enough. I'm so thankful to be able to enjoy this with them, because they've worked so hard. They had a rookie come in and they gave me a chance. It was pretty obvious this was a championship-caliber team early in the season. We just had to keep digging and stay focused."

    After conquering so many goals so early in his career the question begs - is Elliott the next big thing?

    Only time will tell, but the future is bright for Elliott, especially since he has the opportunity to repeat his success in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next season with JR Motorsports in the No. 9 Chevrolet team. Elliott's car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. won back-to-back series driver titles in 1998-'99, it will be interesting to see if Elliott can do the same.

    Even though Elliott already has the championship in hand, he was adamant about going for one more win on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway (4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), where he also looks to lock up the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award (he currently holds a 46-point lead over Ty Dillon). "Hopefully, next season we are able to go and have the same result as this season, a championship with some more wins," said Elliott. "I think that the biggest thing next season is get more wins, and we still have one more week to get another win this season."

    Elliott has posted two poles, three wins (Texas-1, Darlington and Chicago), 16 top fives and 26 top 10s this season. He is the first Sunoco Rookie to win a title and also the first rookie to win three or more races since Carl Edwards won five in 2005.

    Roger Penske's Second Owner Championship Awaits In The Sands Of Sunny Florida

    Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend for the final race of the season, the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Saturday; the proverbial last hurdle for car owner Roger Penske before he claims his second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series owner championship.

    Penske has tapped 2010 NNS driver champion Brad Keselowski to bring home the owner title in the No. 22 Ford this weekend. Originally, teammate Joey Logano was scheduled to run this event, but after the results of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race last Sunday at Phoenix, Logano has turned his focus solely to winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

    The No. 22 Team Penske Ford leads the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota by 29 points. The No. 22 will clinch with a finish of 24th or better; or 25th with at least one lap led; or 26th and the most laps led.

    Keselowski has made 10 starts this season posting five wins, 10 top fives and an average finish of 1.8.

    "To be in a front running car and to have great pit crews, and a good crew chief, obviously a great team owner to provide all the resources, that's the type of results you get from it," said Keselowski. "I am proud to be a part of it. This season is one I will remember for a long-time."

    Keselowski has made seven series starts at Homestead posting two wins, four top fives and an average finish of 10.9. Keselowski will be joined by teammate Ryan Blaney in the No. 12 Ford this weekend.

    Second To Fifth In The Points Are Taking Their Talents To South Beach

    With Chase Elliott clinching the top spot, the driver standings spotlight has turned to the four drivers sitting in positions second through fifth as they head to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. Just 22 points separate the four drivers and South Florida will be the stage on which it all shakes out.

    Regan Smith is currently second in the standings, 13 points ahead of third-place Brian Scott. If Smith holds on to the runner-up position after the season finale at Homestead-Miami, JR Motorsports would become the first team in 14 years to finish first and second in the series point standings. The Greg Pollex-owned PPC Racing team was the last to do it in 2000 with drivers Jeff Green and Jason Keller. Smith has made four starts at Homestead posting one win (2012) and an average finish of 22.3.

    Smith's closest competitor, Brian Scott (-13), has had a career-season. In 2014, he has posted in six top fives and 22 top 10s. This weekend is Scott's last chance to catch Smith. Scott has made four starts at Homestead posting two top 10s and an average finish of 16.5.

    Nipping at Scott's heels are veteran Elliott Sadler (-1) in fourth-place and Sunoco Rookie candidate Ty Dillon (-9) in fifth-place. Sadler has the most experience at Homestead of the four drivers with eight starts amassing one top five, three top 10s and an average finish of 17.6. Dillon, on the other hand, has only made one start at HMS finishing 14th.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.

    The NASCAR Nationwide Series will hold a championship press conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway Thursday, Nov. 13. Expected guests include the driver standings championship driver, owner and crew chief as well as the car owner standings champion. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (ET). For additional event information and assets visit NASCARMedia.com. ... South Florida native and rapper/pop star Tramar Dillard, also known as Flo Rida, will serve as the honorary starter and wave the green flag for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, November 15. Flo Rida was born and raised in Miami Gardens, located in north Miami-Dade County. He has released four albums since breaking into the hip-hop scene in 2008 and his music has accumulated more than 80 million downloads worldwide.

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