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Ford Ecoboost 300

Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #33 of 33 for the 2015 season

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Race: Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Homestead, FL

Title Sponsor: Ford

Race Time: 3:00pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:18pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

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Thursday, November 19th
6:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, November 20th
10:00 AM-5:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM-7:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM NXS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM-3:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, November 21st
7:00 AM-3:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:15 AM NXS QUALIFYING
12:45 PM NXS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (NXS GARAGE TENT)
2:15 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:45 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)

NXS = XFINITY Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Homestead race results and standings (pdf)

  • Kyle Larson wins XFINITY race at Homestead-Miami Speedway: #42-Kyle Larson won the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. #33-Austin Dillon finished second, followed by #20-Erik Jones, #2-Brian Scott, #22-Ryan Blaney, #18-Daniel Suarez, #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Chase Elliott, #7-Regan Smith, and #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr.
    #60-Chris Buescher finished 11th and clinched the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship by 15 points over Ty Dillon.
    #54-Kyle Busch had a late race penalty for an uncontrolled tire, got caught in traffic, was involved in an accident and finished 30th.
    There were 6 cautions for 26 laps and 13 lead changes among 5 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).(11-21-2015)

  • Homestead XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Larson(i) won the 21st Annual Ford EcoBoost 300, his third victory in 75 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Austin Dillon(i) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 16th top-10 finish in 2015.
    Erik Jones(i) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Chris Buescher leads the point standings by 15 points over Chase Elliott.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-21-2015)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Homestead:
    1) #60-Chris Buescher, 1190
    2) #9-Chase Elliott, 1175, -15
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 1172, -18
    4) #7-Regan Smith, 1168, -22
    5) #18-Daniel Suarez, 1078, -112
    6) #1-Elliott Sadler, 1075, -115
    7) #6-Darrell Wallace Jr., 1071, -119
    8) #2-Brian Scott, 1032, -158
    9) #62-Brendan Gaughan , 1012, -178
    10) #16- Ryan Reed, 902, -288
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(11-21-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: None, #74-Viens caused the caution
    Caution 2: #15-Contreras, 36th
    Caution 3: #2-Scott, 4th
    Caution 4: #22-Blaney, 5th
    Caution 5: #18-Suarez, 6th
    Caution 6: #60-Buescher, 11th
    (11-21-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Kyle Busch on XFINITY pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway: #54-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light pole for the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 168.140mph. #18-Daniel Suarez will start second. The rest of the top 10: #33-Austin Dillon, #2-Brian Scott, #22-Ryan Blaney, #98-Aric Almirola, #20-Erik Jones, #1-Elliott Sadler, #42-Kyle Larson, and #3-Ty Dillon.
    Points leader #60-Chris Buescher starts 11th. The lineup was set after 2 rounds of qualifying. Rain started at the track before the final round could begin.
    Did Not Qualify: #89-Morgan Shepherd.
    The starting lineup is posted on the Homestead starting lineup page (pdf).(11-21-2015)

  • Homestead XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
    Kyle Busch(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 21st Annual Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 32.116 seconds, 168.140 mph.
    This is his 48th pole in 311 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his fifth pole and 12th top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his second pole in nine races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (second) posted his 27th top-10 start of 2015 and his first at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Austin Dillon(i) (third) posted his second top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 19th in 20 races this season.
    Daniel Suarez (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-21-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Kyle Larson fastest in XFINITY practice: #42-Kyle Larson was fastest during the only XFINITY practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 169.470mph. #1-Elliott Sadler was second, followed by: #20-Erik Jones, #33-Austin Dillon, #3-Ty Dillon, #22-Ryan Blaney, #7-Regan Smith, #54-Kyle Busch, #28-J.J. Yeley, and #18-Daniel Suarez. Points leader #60-Chris Buescher was 11th. All 41 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Homestead practice speeds page (pdf).(11-20-2015)

  • XFINITY 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:
    Derek White is in the #13;
    Mike Bliss remains in the #14;
    Carlos Contreras is entered in the #15;
    Erik Jones finishes out the year in the JGR #20;
    Ryan Blaney will drive the #22 for Penske;
    Anthony Kumpen will return to the #55;
    Mason Mingus returns to the #97;
    Aric Almirola is entered in the #98.(11-16-2015)
    UPDATE: Tim Viens will be in the #74 for Mike Harmon.(11-16-2015)
    UPDATE: Garrett Smithley will drive the #70 for Derrike Cope.(11-16-2015)
    UPDATE: B J McLeod will drive the #92.(11-17-2015)
    See the complete list on the Homestead entry list page.

  • XFINITY Qualifying procedure for 2015: In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, cars starting in positions 1-33 will be determined by their fastest single lap during qualifying in descending order with the fastest qualifier starting first. The next six positions will first be assigned to the highest ranking cars in owner points that have attempted all of the races, have not already earned a starting position through qualifying and have entered the event by the posted entry deadline. The final starting position will be awarded to the most recent eligible past champion driver. If there is no eligible past champion driver, then a seventh car will make the field based upon owner points.
    Prior to this enhancement, the top 30 cars in owner points were guaranteed a starting spot in each event. Now, a maximum of seven cars will be locked into a given NASCAR XFINITY Series race. If a qualifying session is cancelled because of inclement weather, the field will be set per the rule book with starting lineups determined by practice speeds.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 12 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 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 -- 87.32 in. (2,218 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.58 in. (2,250 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi;
    Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

  • Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Homestead this week will run the same tire set-up . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Xfinity teams ran at Homestead last season . . . teams in all three series have also run this same tire set-up at Texas and Chicagoland this season . . . in 2014, Camping World Truck teams ran a different right-side tire at Homestead . . . this right-side tire (D-4618) 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 . . . Goodyear confirmed this tire set-up at a test at Homestead on August 24-25 . . . drivers participating in that test were Trevor Bayne, Clint Bowyer, Ty Dillon and Kyle Larson . . . as on all NASCAR ovals one mile or greater in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Homestead . . . the air pressure in those liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

  • Goodyear Blimp: Goodyear's "Wingfoot One" will be in the air over Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend . . . this airship is based out of Pompano Beach, Fla. . . . "Wingfoot One" will provide air coverage for NBC Sports' broadcasts of both the Xfinity race on Saturday and Sprint Cup race on Sunday.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Ford EcoBoost 300 To Set The Stage For Crowning Of XFINITY Series Champion

    Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher has held the NASCAR XFINITY Series points lead for the last 23 races of the 2015 season, and he has just one race left - Saturday’sFord EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:45 p.m. ET on NBC) - to capture his first career NASCAR national series title.

    To clinch the NASCAR XFINITY Series driver championship in Miami no matter what any other competitor does, Buescher will have to finish 13th or better without leading a lap, 14th or better while leading at least one lap, or 15th or better while leading the most laps.

    Buescher’s title run is a culmination of team work and relentless consistency. He is currently 18 points ahead of second-place Chase Elliott and 22 points up on third place Ty Dillon. In 32 starts Buescher has posted two wins (Iowa and Dover), 11 top fives, and 20 top 10s. His average finish this season is 8.3 and his season-to-date driver rating is 98.7.

    Buescher rolls into Miami knowing he has one start under his belt at the 1.5-mile speedway he can build off of this weekend. Last season, Buescher made his HMS series debut, starting 10th and driving to a fifth-place finish.

    Buescher will also have the backing of one the most successful organizations in the NXS at Homestead-Miami Speedway - Roush Fenway Racing - which is tied with Joe Gibbs Racing and NEMCO Motorsports for the series lead in wins at HMS with three each.  

    Buescher has an average finish of 8.4 on 1.5-mile tracks this season, second best among championship contenders behind Ty Dillon’s 6.9.   

    Roger Penske’s No. 22 Ford Team Are Owner Champions For The Third Straight Season

    Roger Penske joined a select group of champions when his No. 22 Ford team clinched the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series owners championship in Texas, becoming just the fourth car owner in NASCAR XFINITY Series history to win three or more car owner championships. He joins Richard Childress (four), Joe Gibbs (four) and William Baumgardner (three) as owners who have achieved the feat.

    Penske is the second NXS car owner in series history to win three consecutive car owner championships (2013 - 2015) joining William Baumgardner (1995 - 1997). The difference between the two owners is Baumgardner won his three titles with a single driver each season; while Penske has won each title with multiple drivers behind the wheel. This season’s No. 22 lineup included Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Alex Tagliani.

    A total of nine owners have won multiple car owner championships in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. This is Roger Penske’s fourth championship in the last six seasons in the NASCAR XFINITY Series - he has won the last three car owner titles and also the 2010 driver championship with Brad Keselowski. 

    This weekend, Ryan Blaney will strap into the No. 22 Ford and attempt to cap off this championship season with another win. The High Point, N.C. native has made 12 starts this season posting two wins (Iowa and Kentucky), eight top fives, nine top 10s and an average finish of 10.0. Blaney has made two career NXS starts at Homestead, posting one top five, two top 10s and an average finish of 6.0.

    The Team Penske No. 22 Ford team has posted an average finish of 5.9 in 2015 - the best among full-time teams. 

    Suárez On Cusp Of Becoming First Hispanic XFINITY Series Sunoco Rookie Of The Year

    South Beach welcomes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Daniel Suárez, as the Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next alumni strolls into Homestead-Miami Speedway looking to finish his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut season on a high note as the first Hispanic Sunoco Rookie of the Year winner in the series.

    Suárez leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 40 points over second-place Darrell Wallace Jr. with one race remaining. 

    In 32 starts this season, Suárez has posted three poles, eight top fives, and 17 top 10s. This will be his series debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    The way the Sunoco Rookie of the Year is decided is of the 33 races, only the top 17 are counted in the rookie standings race. In order to be eligible for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award, a driver must attempt to qualify in at least eight events out of the first 20. Then during the final weekend of the season, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year panel meets and rewards favorable conduct in the following categories: Conduct with NASCAR officials in the garage and pit areas; conduct and awareness on track; personal appearance and relationship with the media. The panel rates each driver, with scoring ranging from a maximum of 10 to a minimum of 1. Total points will be averaged from each panel member’s ballot. The points derived from the panel will be added to the entry, competition, and bonus points after the final race of the season to determine the overall Sunoco Rookie of the Year winner.

    Last Chance: Winless Drivers Looking To Steal One At Season’s End

    With just one race left on the 2015 schedule time is of the essence for some of the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ top drivers to steal a win this weekend in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Three drivers entered this weekend won last season but have gone all of 2015 without visiting Victory Lane - Ty Dillon, Elliott Sadler and Kyle Larson. 

    Richard Childress Racing’s Dillon is currently third in points after posting 12 top fives and 24 top 10s this season. Dillon’s best finish in his first 32 starts was a second place at Kentucky. Dillon has made two starts at Miami posting one top 10 and an average finish of 10.5.

    Elliott Sadler’s season has been mediocre compared to how he has run in the recent past. In 32 starts, he has posted four top fives and 17 top 10s. Sadler has made nine starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, posting four top 10s and an average finish of 16.7.

    Kyle Larson is the only NASCAR Sprint Cup full-time driver entered this weekend that hasn’t won this season. Larson has made 13 series starts for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi this season posting three top fives, eight top 10s and an average finish of 13.8. Larson had two wins last season, but is still looking for his first of 2015.

    Homestead-Miami just might be the place Larson finds the checkered flag. Larson leads the series with a 136.3 driver rating at HMS. In two starts at Homestead, Larson has finished second (2013) and third (2014), posting an average finish of 2.5.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.:

    Championship 4 Have Roots In NXS: Of the four drivers that have made it to the Championship 4 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, three of them are former NASCAR XFINITY Series champions.  Kevin Harvick (2001, 2006) and Martin Truex Jr. (2004, 2005) are two-time series champions and Kyle Busch (2009) also has a series title. Kyle Busch also is the all-time wins leader in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with 76 victories in 310 starts (a winning percentage of 24.5%).  NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Moonlighting: One of the Championship 4 drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will be competing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Nov. 21 - Kyle Busch. Busch pilot the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch has made eight starts at Homestead, posting two wins, seven top fives and an average finish of 6.9. Aric Almirola, Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon are also entered in the Ford EcoBoost 300.


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TV: FS1
3:30 pm/et
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10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
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