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Race: Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Homestead, FL
Title Sponsor: Ford
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:16pm/et
NASCAR Pre-Race: ESPN - 2:00pm/et
Television Race Coverage: ESPN, 3:00pm/et
In the Booth: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham
FoxSports1's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 12:00 pm/et with John Roberts, Larry McReynolds, Kyle Petty & Kenny Wallace
Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Monday, November 18 at 1:00am/et on ESPN2
Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90
MRN and AudioNow partner up: In a first for motor sports fans around the country, Motor Racing Network and AudioNow have jointly announced a new way to access live race broadcasts simply by dialing a number from any mobile device. Across the United States, race fans can dial 1-832-999-1717 and listen to MRN race-day broadcasts, interviews and analysis, and weekly programming such as "NASCAR Live" and "NASCAR USA." Upcoming broadcast includes the Budweiser Duel and the season-opening Daytona 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, Feb. 24. The phone number incurs no extra charges and is the equivalent of making a mobile call. As data costs continue to rise on mobile devices and "unlimited voice plans" plummet, radio-by-voice stream is emerging as one of the most affordable pathways in the United States for listeners to use when they're away from their favorite station.(Motor Racing Network)(2-21-2013)
UPDATE: AudioNow announced new weekly content from the Motor Racing Network - providing access to live race broadcasts all season long simply by dialing a number from any telephone. Across the United States, race fans can now dial 1-832-999-1717 and listen to MRN race-day broadcasts, and catch in-depth interviews and analysis from the programs they missed. It's the equivalent of making a standard phone call and incurs no extra charges for mobile users. As data costs continue to rise on mobile devices and "unlimited voice plans" plummet, radio-by-voice streaming is an emerging, affordable pathway for fans to use when they're not in range of their favorite radio station.(AudioNow)(5-1-2013)
Times are local to the Track
Thursday, November 14
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER
Friday, November 15
8:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
12:30 PM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & DRAWING FOR QUALIFYING ORDER
1:30 - 3:00 PM NSCS PRACTICE
6:10 PM NSCS QUALIFYING
8:00 PM NCWTS RACE
8:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, November 16
10:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 - 12:55 PM NSCS PRACTICE
3:00 - 3:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
4:30 PM NNS RACE
7:00 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES
Sunday, November 17
9:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM NSCS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING
2:20 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM NSCS RACE
NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
ALL TIMES ARE LISTED IN THIS SECTION ARE IN LOCAL TIME ZONE
Friday, November 15, 1:30 - 3:00 pm/et, TV-ESPN2
Saturday, November 16, 12:00 - 12:55 am/et, TV-FS2
Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, November 16, 3:00 - 3:50pm/et, TV-FS2
Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-36, Friday, November 15 at 6:10 pm/et, TV-ESPN2, no re-air scheduled.
Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval, 267 laps, 400.5 miles
Degree of Banking: Turns: Variable 18-19-20 degrees
Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet, Width: 50 feet, Banking: 4 degrees
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Pace Car / Caution Speed: 55mph
Grandstand Seating: 65,000
OLD LAYOUT 1995-2002
Degree of Banking: Turns: 6 degrees
Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet, Width: 60 feet, Banking: 3 degrees
Grand Marshal: Singer-songwriter Toby Keith
Command to start engines: Toby Keith
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of the Americas, Ford Motor Company
Honorary Race Chairman: Edsel B. Ford II, member board of directors, Ford Motor Company
Honorary Race Chairman: Dennis C. Moss, Miami Dade County District Nine Commissioner
Honorary Race Chairman: Jeff Porter, Mayor, City of Homestead
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Ramon Rodriguez, actor in Need for Speed movie
Honor Guard: US Coast Guard Base Miami Beach Color Guard
Invocation: Pastor Scott Claunch, Calvary Chapel
National Anthem: Actress & recording artist Zendaya
God Bless America: Madison Rising
America the Beautiful: Swon Brothers
Pledge of Allegiance: Jim Anson, one of the first U.S. Special Forces Green Berets (1961)
Flyover: CJ - 6A's from Affordable Warbirds
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November 2012: see the Homestead Race Info page
Top 13 Driver Rating at Homestead:
#99-Carl Edwards...................... 119.0
#56-Martin Truex Jr................... 110.8
#20-Matt Kenseth...................... 106.0
#29-Kevin Harvick..................... 100.1
#24-Jeff Gordon.......................... 95.8
#48-Jimmie Johnson................... 95.1
#15-Clint Bowyer......................... 92.2
#18-Kyle Busch........................... 91.5
#16-Greg Biffle........................... 91.0
#5-Kasey Kahne........................ 90.2
Tony Stewart........................ 89.7
#11-Denny Hamlin....................... 88.8
#39-Ryan Newman...................... 85.7
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2012 races (eight total) among active drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.(NASCAR)
Homestead Facts and Notes - Friday:
· David Green won the first Coors Light pole at Homestead in 1999 with a speed of 155.759 mph (34.669 sec.).
· There have been 10 different Coors Light pole winners, led by Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne with two each.
· Jamie McMurray (November 2003) and David Reutimann (November 2008) won their first career Coors Light poles at HMS.
· Two of the 14 (14.2%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at HMS have been won from the Coors Light pole: Bill Elliott (2001) and Kurt Busch (2002).
· Five of the 14 (35.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at HMS have been won from the front row: two from the pole and three from second place.
· Nine of the 14 (64.2%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at HMS have been won from a starting position inside the top 10.
· Denny Hamlin won the 2009 race from the 38th-place starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.(NASCAR)(11-15-2013)
Homestead Facts and Notes - Thursday:
· There have been nine different NASCAR Sprint Cup race winners at HMS, three have won more than once, led by Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart with three each. Carl Edwards (two) is the only other driver with multiple wins at Homestead.
· Of the three drivers with multiple wins at HMS, Tony Stewart is the only driver to win in two different manufacturers: Pontiac (1999, 2000) and Chevrolet (2011).
· Two drivers have won consecutive races at HMS: Tony Stewart (1999, 2000 and 2012) and Greg Biffle (2004-2006).
· Carl Edwards leads the series in average finish at HMS with a 6.0; only two other drivers have an average finish inside the top 10: Kevin Harvick (7.9) and Martin Truex Jr. (9.8).
· Roush Fenway Racing leads the series in wins at HMS with seven, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing with four.
· Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick lead the series in runner-up finishes at HMS with two each.
· Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at HMS with seven; followed by Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick with five each.
· Eight of the nine NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers who have won at HMS participated in at least two or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Tony Stewart (1999) is the only driver to win at the track in his first appearance.
· Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at HMS is the (4/10/2010) race won by Greg Biffle with a MOV of 0.017 seconds.
· Danica Patrick will have the opportunity to become the first female driver to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at HMS this weekend.(NASCAR)(11-14-2013)
Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup: Homestead-Miami Speedway:
· Homestead-Miami Speedway has been a part of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup since the playoffs' inception in 2004. This season the track will host its 10th Chase event.
· The winner of the Homestead-Miami Speedway Chase race has gone on to win the championship during the Chase era once: Tony Stewart (2011).
· Greg Biffle leads the series in Chase race wins at HMS with three (2004-2006); followed by Carl Edwards with two (2008, 2010).
· The worst finish in a Chase race by the eventual series champion at HMS is 15th (three times), Tony Stewart in 2005, Jimmie Johnson in 2008 and Brad Keselowski in 2012.
· Chase Contenders have won seven of the nine previous Chase races at HMS. The only non-Chase contender to win a Homestead-Miami Speedway Chase race was Greg Biffle (2004 and 2006).
· Four of the 2013 Chase Contenders are former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase race winners at HMS: Greg Biffle (three), Carl Edwards (two), Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon (one each).
· The average Chase race finish by the eventual series champion at HMS is 8.2. In four of the nine previous Chase races at HMS the eventual series champion has finished in the top five.
· Roush Fenway Racing leads the series in Chase race wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway with six, including five consecutive: Greg Biffle (2004-2006), Matt Kenseth (2007) and Carl Edwards (2008).
· Ford leads the series in Chase wins at HMS with six; followed by Chevrolet with two.
· The most dominant performance by a Chase race winner at HMS is Carl Edward's victory in 2010. He posted a Perfect Driver Rating of 150.0 and led 190 of the 267 laps (71.1% of his laps completed) - most by a Chase race winner at the track.
· Jimmie Johnson has competed 122 times on 1.5/1.54-mile tracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has finished worse than 23rd a total of 21 times in his career (17.2%). Of those 21 finishes worse than 23rd-place on 1.5/1.54-mile tracks, four have come at Homestead-Miami Speedway, including each of the last two. Johnson finished 32nd in 2011 and 36th in 2012 at HMS.(NASCAR)(11-16-2013)
Homestead-Miami Top Three Driver Stats:
1 - #48-Jimmie Johnson
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.3
· Six wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s; three poles
· Average finish of 10.7
· Led 23 races for 1,985 laps
Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
· Four top fives, seven top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 15.3 in 12 races
· Average Running Position of 13.8, ninth-best
· Driver Rating of 95.1, sixth-best
· 62 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-most
· 1,533 Laps in the Top 15 (71.7%), fifth-most
· 339 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), fifth-most
2 - #20-Matt Kenseth
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.0
· Seven wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 12.4
· Led 25 races for 1,639 laps
Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
· One win, three top fives, five top 10s
· Average finish of 17.6 in 13 races
· Average Running Position of 9.3, third-best
· Driver Rating of 106.0, third-best
· 84 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
· Average Green Flag Speed of 162.167 mph, third-fastest
· 1,717 Laps in the Top 15 (80.3%), second-most
· 328 Quality Passes, ninth-most
3 - #29-Kevin Harvick
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.0
· Four wins, nine top fives, 20 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 11.2
· Led 11 races for 261 laps
Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
· Five top fives, 10 top 10s
· Average finish of 7.9 in 12 races
· Average Running Position of 10.6, fourth-best
· Driver Rating of 100.1, fourth-best
· 68 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
· 561 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most
· Average Green Flag Speed of 162.022 mph, fourth-fastest
· 1,607 Laps in the Top 15 (75.2%), third-most
· 339 Quality Passes, fifth-most
Homestead Facts and Notes - Tuesday:
· Groundbreaking for Homestead-Miami Dade Motorsports Complex - as the track was originally named - began Aug. 24, 1993.
· The first race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway was a NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Nov. 5, 1995 - won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett.
· The original configuration was a four-turn, rectangular oval based on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's layout.
· The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at HMS was held on Nov. 14, 1999 - won by Tony Stewart.
· 2002 was the first season of the "Championship Weekend" at HMS, with all three of NASCAR's national series holding their season finale at the same track.
· There have been 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, one per season since 1999.
· 110 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup race at HMS; 87 in more than one.
· Four drivers have started all 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at HMS: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte.
For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski's Homestead Miami Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Clinch Scenarios Set For Homestead: #48-Jimmie Johnson leads #20-Matt Kenseth by 28 points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, going into Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Regardless of any other driver's finish, Johnson will clinch his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with a finish of 23rd or better at HMS; or 24th or better and at least one lap led; or 25th or better and the most laps led in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400. #29-Kevin Harvick, 34 points behind Johnson, remains the only other driver eligible for the 2013 championship.(NASCAR)(11-10-2013)
Jimmie Johnson Wins 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship: #48-Jimmie Johnson took another step closer to stock car racing history on Sunday, claiming his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson, who entered the race with a 28-point lead over 2003 series champion #20-Matt Kenseth, finished ninth in the Ford EcoBoost 400, putting his final margin over Kenseth at 19 points.
The championship is a record-extending 11th in the series for Hendrick Motorsports. Rick Hendrick's organization also won four titles with Jeff Gordon, co-owner of Johnson's #48 Chevrolet, and one with Terry Labonte. Johnson's crew chief, Chad Knaus, has led the team to all six titles.
Hamlin wins at Homestead: #11-Denny Hamlin won the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speed for his 1st win of 2013, his 2nd win at Homestead and 23rd career win. The win allowed Hamlin to extend his season winning streak to at least one win in eight straight seasons.
Points leader #48-Jimmie Johnson finished 9th and won his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship by 19 points over #20-Kenseth. Polesitter #20-Kenseth finished 2nd and led the most laps with 144 of 267 laps run.
#20-Kenseth finished 2nd followed by #88-Earnhardt Jr. #56-Truex Jr., #15-Bowyer, #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, #22-Logano, #48-Johnson and #29-Harvick.
There were 22 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
The average speed was 130.693mph. NASCAR no longer announces the track attendance.
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Homestead Race & Points Report (pdf)(11-17-2013)
FINAL 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Championship Points Standings:
[after Homestead, race 36 of 36]
1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [6 wins], 2419
2) #20-Matt Kenseth [7 wins], 2400, -19
3) #29-Kevin Harvick [4 wins], 2385, -34
4) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 2364, -55
5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2363, -56
6) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 2337, -82
7) #15-Clint Bowyer, 2336, -83
8) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 2323, -96
9) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2321, -98
10) #78-Kurt Busch, 2309, -110
11) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 2286, -133
12) #5-Kasey Kahne [2 wins], 2283, -136
13) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 2282, -137
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Homestead Race & Points Report (pdf)
UNOFFICIAL 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings without Chase:
[after Homestead, race 36 of 36]
1) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) [6 wins], 1248
2) #29-Kevin Harvick(X) [4 wins], 1207, -41
3) #20-Matt Kenseth(X) [7 wins], 1192, -56
4) #18-Kyle Busch(X) [4 wins], 1163, -85
5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X), 1144, -104
6) #99-Carl Edwards(X) [2 wins], 1118, -130
7) #15-Clint Bowyer(X), 1115, -133
8) #24-Jeff Gordon(X) [1 win], 1087, -161
9) #16-Greg Biffle(X) [1 win], 1077, -171
10) #22-Joey Logano(X) [1 win], 1071, -177
11) #78-Kurt Busch(X), 1071, -177
12) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 1041, -207
13) #39-Ryan Newman(X)[1 win], 1027, -221
14) #5-Kasey Kahne(X) [2 wins], 1022, -226
15) #1-Jamie McMurray [1 win], 1007, -241
(X) = a Chase driver.
Race Fast Facts - Homestead:
#11-Denny Hamlin won the 15th Annual Ford EcoBoost 400, his 23rd victory in 291 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2013.
This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
#20-Matt Kenseth (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 14 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 20th top-10 finish in 2013.
#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. (third) posted his second top-10 finish in 14 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
#10-Danica Patrick (20th) was the highest finishing rookie.
#48-Jimmie Johnson leads the point standings by 19 points over #20-Matt Kenseth.(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(11-17-2013)
Where did the 2013 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finish at Homestead:
[listed by driver points position before the race (start pos)]
1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 9th (7th)
2) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2nd (POLE)
3) #29-Kevin Harvick, 10th (6th)
4) #18-Kyle Busch, 7th (11th)
5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 3rd (21st)
6) #24-Jeff Gordon, 11th (26th)
7) #16-Greg Biffle, 24th (16th)
8) #15-Clint Bowyer, 5th (25th)
9) #22-Joey Logano, 8th (3rd)
10) #78-Kurt Busch, 21st (2nd)
11) #39-Ryan Newman, 17th (15th)
12) #5-Kasey Kahne, 13th (13th)
13) #99-Carl Edwards, 12rg (18th)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and their finish)
Caution 1: no driver a lap down
Caution 2: none, driver who caused the caution was the only car a lap down
Caution 3: #30-Kligermnan, 25th
Caution 4: #10-Patrick, 20th
Caution 5: #10-Patrick(2), 20th
Caution 6: #5-Kahne, 13th
Caution 7: #31-Burton, 23rd
Caution 8: #9-Ambrose, 26th
Race Coverage of the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Television (TV): ESPN at 3:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 1:00 pm/et; green flag approx. 3:16pm/et
Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
Scheduled Race Re-Airs: ESPN2, Monday, November 18 at 1:00am/et
Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway have been made.
Pole sitter #20-Kenseth chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
Outside pole sitter #78-Busch took pit stall 4th, the first pit stall in front of it.
#22-Logano, who starts 3rd took the 3rd pit stall, the 1st stall with an opening behind it.
The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #27-Menard, who starts 12th.
Points leader #48-Johnson took pit stall 34, the 5th stall with an opening in front of it.
The other Chase contender, #29-Harvick, who starts 6th, took pitstall 6.
To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(11-16-2013)
Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
Official Race & Points Report
Happy Hour Practice Speeds
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
NASCAR Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the Green-White-Checker rule page.
Wave-around rule: The wave-around rule dictates that cars under penalty at the time of the caution are ineligible for the wave around.
See Jayski's - 2013 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup and practice speeds as well as link to race track and race information page for each race
Happy Hour practice for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, chase contenders, slowest and notes:
#56-Truex Jr. 171.342
slowest: #35-Wise 163.503 & #98-McDowell 163.731
no speed: #40-Raines, #87-Nemechek
#48-Johnson had the Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average at 167.905mph.
See fastest speeds, laps run. 10 consecutive lap average and more on the Homestead Happy Hour Practice Speeds page (pdf).(11-16-2013)
First Saturday practice for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, chase contenders, slowest and notes:
#48-Johnson 15th fastest
slowest: #40-Raines 159.773 & #32-Schrader 162.045
no speed: #35-Wise & #98-McDowell
See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the Homestead Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(11-16-2013)
Kenseth wins Homestead pole: #20-Matt Kenseth won the pole for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with speed of 177.667mph for his 3rd pole of 2013, 1st at Homestead and 11th of his career. Kenseth has won two races from the pole out of 10 previous poles.
#78-Busch is on the outside pole, followed by #22-Logano, #2-Keselowsi, #11-Hamlin, #29-Harvick, #48-Johnson, #56-Truex Jr., #17-Stenhouse Jr. and #55-Sadler.
Since only 43 cars were entered, no driver missed the race.
See the starting lineup, pole progression, qualifying results, qualifying order and pdf links on the Homestead Lineup/Qualifying Page.(11-15-2013)
Qualifying Fast Facts - Homestead:
#20-Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual Ford EcoBoost 400 with a lap of 30.394 seconds, 177.667 mph.
This is his 11th pole in 508 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and 24th top-10 start in 2013.
This is his first pole in 14 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
#78-Kurt Busch (second) posted his 17th top-10 start of 2013 and his seventh in 13 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
#22-Joey Logano (third) posted his second top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 19th in 36 races this season.
#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (ninth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(11-15-2013)
Starting positions for the 2013 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers at Homestead:
[listed by current driver points position]
1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 7th
2) #20-Matt Kenseth, POLE
3) #29-Kevin Harvick, 6th
4) #18-Kyle Busch, 11th
5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 21st
6) #24-Jeff Gordon, 26th
7) #16-Greg Biffle, 16th
8) #15-Clint Bowyer, 25th
9) #22-Joey Logano, 3rd
10) #78-Kurt Busch, 2nd
11) #39-Ryan Newman, 15th
12) #5-Kasey Kahne, 13th
13) #99-Carl Edwards, 18th
Coverage of Qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 15, 2013 at 6:10pm/et.
Television (TV): ESPN2, 6:00pm/et
Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none
Qualifying Order for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is posted. 43 cars/drivers are listed.
The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #56-Truex Jr.
The final driver scheduled to go out is #2-Keselowski.
Fastest in Friday practice, #56-Truex Jr., is scheduled to qualify 1st.
The three Chase contenders are scheduled to go out:
Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice.
See the full qualifying order on the Homestead Qualifying Page.(11-15-2013)
Friday practice for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top five, chase contenders, slowest and notes:
#56-Truex Jr. 176.661
#17-Stenhouse Jr. 175.575
#48-Johnson was 11th fastest
#20-Kenseth was 19th
#29-Harvick was 16th
slowest: #40-Raines 166.554 & #87-Nemechek 167.916
note: with rain in the area all afternoon, if qualifying was to be canceled, this practice would set the starting lineup.
See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the Homestead Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(11-15-2013)
Entry List for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is posted, 43 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #51-Kyle Larson, #32-Ken Schrader (supposedly his final Cup race), #30-Kligerman, #47-Allmendinger, #21-Bayne, #33-Raines, #40-Cassill. Since only 43 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list at my Jayski's Homestead Entry List
For the qualifying rules and format, see my Qualifying Rules page
How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph
2013 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Championship Points Standings:
[after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [6 wins], 2384
2) #20-Matt Kenseth [7 wins], 2356, -28
3) #29-Kevin Harvick [4 wins], 2350, -34
4) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 2327, -57
5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2321, -63
6) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 2304, -80
7) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2301, -83
8) #15-Clint Bowyer, 2297, -87
9) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 2287, -97
10) #78-Kurt Busch, 2285, -99
11) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 2259, -125
12) #5-Kasey Kahne [2 wins], 2252, -132
13) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 2250, -134
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf)
UNOFFICIAL 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings without Chase:
[after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
1) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) [6 wins], 1213
2) #29-Kevin Harvick(X) [4 wins], 1172, -41
3) #20-Matt Kenseth(X) [7 wins], 1148, -65
4) #18-Kyle Busch(X) [4 wins], 1126, -87
5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X), 1102, -111
6) #99-Carl Edwards(X) [2 wins], 1086, -127
7) #15-Clint Bowyer(X), 1076, -137
8) #16-Greg Biffle(X) [1 win], 1057, -156
9) #24-Jeff Gordon(X) [1 win], 1054, -159
10) #78-Kurt Busch(X), 1047, -166
11) #22-Joey Logano(X) [1 win], 1035, -178
12) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 1002, -211
13) #39-Ryan Newman(X)[1 win], 1000, -213
14) #1-Jamie McMurray [1 win], 993, -220
15) #5-Kasey Kahne(X) [2 wins], 991, -222
(X) = a Chase driver.
Chassis selections for this weeks race: see the list of many teams [that report or post them] and what chassis were selected by the team to run in the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:#1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials:
Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race
Number of Tires: Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,250, Right-side -- 1,250
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.
(this is not to promote gambling but to offer readers odds and ideas on what the 'experts' think about the upcoming race and the Sprint Cup series season)
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
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