NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Ford EcoBoost 400

TRACK: Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #36 of 36 for the 2015 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #10 of 10

THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, November 22, 2015 in Homestead, FL

Title Sponsor: Ford

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:15pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race: NBC - 2:00 pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: NBC, 3:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte

  • Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider

  • Other Reporters: Kelli Stavast, Rutledge Wood

  • Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 10:00am/et on FoxSports1

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Monday, November 23 at 12:00pm/et on NBCSN [NASCAR 120]

  • NBC Sports presents dual coverage of Sprint Cup Championship: In an unprecedented offering, NBC Sports Group will present dual national coverage of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race from Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22. While NBC provides the primary broadcast of Jeff Gordon's quest to close out his Hall of Fame career in storybook fashion, NBCSN offers a simultaneous live feed dedicated to each of the Championship 4 drivers racing for a historic victory on Sunday in South Florida. Live race coverage on both NBC and NBCSN begins at 3:00pm/et.
    The NBCSN Hot Pass multi-window display provides viewers an in-depth look at Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr., with up to three different angles from in-car cameras. A dynamic track map keeps viewers aware of Championship 4 driver positions and changes throughout the field, while a pane of race facts and figures illustrates live point differentials and key shifts in the race. Race announcer Leigh Diffey and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett host NBCSN Hot Pass coverage as the Championship 4 compete for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.
    "Get ready to experience history in real time from the drivers' headset and perspective," said Dan Steir, SVP of Production for NBCSN. "NBCSN Hot Pass will deliver a constant spotlight on the Championship 4 drivers and allow the race fan to access the strategy and drama in a more focused manner." NBCSN Hot Pass also provides a simultaneous cycle of in-car audio, showcasing team communications between the driver, crew chief and spotter as each Championship 4 driver turns laps around the 1.5-mile track. Diffey and Jarrett punctuate the in-car audio, explaining key situations and communications among the four teams. NBCSN Hot Pass and NBC's broadcast of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race are both available for live stream via NBC Sports Live Extra.
    NBC Sports Live Extra - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs - will stream this weekend's NASCAR coverage via "TV Everywhere," giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.(NBC)(11-19-2015)

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
    Fox Sports TV Listings
    FoxSports1 (FS1) TV Schedule
    NBC Sports - TV Times
    NBCSN
    CNBC
    TSN Race Schedule - Canada
    TV Racer
    Armed Forces Network - Search NASCAR

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, November 19
7:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, November 20
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 - 1:25 PM NSCS PRACTICE
1:30 PM NSCS QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
6:15 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, November 21
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 - 10:55 AM NSCS PRACTICE
1:00 - 1:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, November 22
9:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM NSCS DRIVER/CREW CHIEFS MEETING
2:20 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
3:00 PM NSCS RACE

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, November 20, 12:00 - 1:25 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
    Saturday, November 21, 10:00 - 10:55 am/et, TV-CNBC

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, November 21, 1:00 - 1:50 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, November 20 at 6:15 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, no re-air scheduled.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

2015: $5,378,116
2014: $5,382,636
2013: $5,359,625
2012: $5,305,686
2011: $5,194,299
2010: $5,247,828
2009: $5,413,645
2008: $5,374,166
2007: $5,310,336
2006: $5,270,543
2005: $5,174,014
2004: $5,130,338
2003: $4,745,672
2002: $4,215,766
2001: $3,592,785
2000: $3,281,151

TRACK NEWS & LINKS

  • Track Specifications:
    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
    Opened: 1995
    OLD LAYOUT 1995-2002
    Degree of Banking: Turns: 6 degrees
    Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet, Width: 60 feet, Banking: 3 degrees Grandstand Seating: 46,000 [down from 56,000 and 65,000]

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: NBC News' Anchor and "Today" Show co-host Hoda Kotb
    Command to start engines: Hoda Kotb
    Honorary Race Official: Congressman Carlos Curbelo
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Mark Fields, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ford
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: Joe Hinrichs, Exec VP & President, Ford
    Color Guard: 482nd Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard
    Invocation: Pastor Sammy Flores, Christ Fellowship
    Introduction Announcer: Bruce Buffer, UFC's Veteran Voice of the Octagon
    God Bless America: Elizabeth Elias, Nickelodeon's "Every Witch Way"
    National Anthem: Zachary Levi, star of NBC's Heroes Reborn
    Flyover: TBA

  • Track Websites & Social Media:
    Homestead-Miami Speedway
    ISC Motorsports
    Homestead-Miami Speedway - Facebook
    Homestead-Miami Speedway - Twitter
    Homestead-Miami Speedway - Instagram
    Homestead-Miami Speedway - Pinterest
    Homestead-Miami Speedway - Google+
    HMS en Espaņol - Twitter

  • November 2014: see the Homestead Race Info page

  • November 2013: see the Homestead Race Info page

  • 2014 Race Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 122.280mph, started 5th (WON Championship)

  • Race Record [new layout]: Jeff Gordon, Nov 2012, 142.245mph

  • Race Record [old layout]: Tony Stewart, Nov 1999, 140.335mph

  • Slowest Race Record: Greg Biffle, 2004, 105.623mph [new layout]

  • Oldest Race Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 1 months, 3 days, 11/11/2001

  • Youngest Race Winner: Kurt Busch, 24 years, 3 months, 13 days, 11/17/2002

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Denny Hamlin, 2009, started 38th

  • 2014 Pole Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 180.747mph, finished 10th

  • Track Qualifying Record [new layout]: Brad Keselowski, 11/14/2014, 181.238mph, 1st round of qualifying

  • Track Qualifying Record [old layout]: Steve Park, Nov 2000, 156.440mph

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 1 months, 3 days, 11/11/2001

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Joey Logano, 22 years, 5 months, 23 days, 11/16/2012

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Homestead:
    #19-Carl Edwards............ 110.2
    #20-Matt Kenseth............. 108.9
    #78-Martin Truex Jr.......... 106.6
    #4-Kevin Harvick.............. 102.5
    #24-Jeff Gordon.............. 100.7
    #48-Jimmie Johnson......... 97.5
    #11-Denny Hamlin............ 95.9
    #15-Clint Bowyer.............. 93.2
    #18-Kyle Busch................ 91.5
    #5-Kasey Kahne............... 90.1
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2014 races (10 total) among active drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)(11-17-2015)

    HOMESTEAD-MIAMI-SPECIFIC STATISTICS - Chase Driver
    1) - Kevin Harvick (#4 Budweiser / Jimmy John's Chevy)
    · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 118.8
    2015 Rundown
    · Three wins, 22 top fives, 27 top 10s,
    · Led 2248 laps
    · Average Finish of 8.9
    Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
    · One win, six top fives, 12 top 10s
    · Average finish of 7.571, Series-best
    · Average Running Position of 10.030, fourth-best
    · Driver Rating of 102.5, fourth-best
    · 2072 Laps in the Top 15 (77.6), fourth-most
    · 435 Quality Passes, seventh-most

    HOMESTEAD-MIAMI-SPECIFIC STATISTICS - Chase Driver
    2) - Jeff Gordon (#24 Axalta Chevy)
    · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.5
    2015 Rundown
    · One win, five top fives, 20 top 10s,
    · Led 256 laps
    · Average Finish of 13.9
    Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
    · One win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
    · Average finish of 10.563, seventh-best
    · Average Running Position of 11.465, fifth-best
    · Driver Rating of 100.7, fifth-best
    · 1998 Laps in the Top 15 (74.8), seventh-most
    · 467 Quality Passes, fifth-most

    HOMESTEAD-MIAMI-SPECIFIC STATISTICS - Chase Driver
    3) - Kyle Busch (#18 M&M's Crispy Toyota)
    · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107
    2015 Rundown
    · Four wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s,
    · Led 695 laps
    · Average Finish of 11.2
    Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
    · One top five, three top 10s
    · Average finish of 23.1, 25th-best
    · Average Running Position of 16.056, 13th-best
    · Driver Rating of 91.5, ninth-best
    · Average Green Flag Speed of 162.019, eighth-fastest
    · 1696 Laps in the Top 15 (63.5), 10th-most
    · 422 Quality Passes, eighth-most

    HOMESTEAD-MIAMI-SPECIFIC STATISTICS - Chase Driver
    4) - Martin Truex, Jr (#78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevy)
    · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100
    2015 Rundown
    · One win, eight top fives, 22 top 10s,
    · Led 564 laps
    · Average Finish of 12.2
    Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
    · Three top fives, seven top 10s
    · Average finish of 10, second-best
    · Average Running Position of 9.037, second-best
    · Driver Rating of 106.6, third-best
    · Average Green Flag Speed of 162.357, Series-fastest
    · 1981 Laps in the Top 15 (82.4), second-most
    · 563 Quality Passes, Series-most

  • 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 playoff's inception in 2004. This season the track will host its 12th Chase event.
    · The winner of the Homestead-Miami Chase race has gone on to win the championship during the Chase era twice: Tony Stewart (2011) and Kevin Harvick (2014).
    · Greg Biffle leads the series in Chase race wins at Homestead-Miami with three (2004 - 2006); followed by Carl Edwards (2008, 2010) and Denny Hamlin (2009, 2013) with two each.
    · The worst finish in a Chase race by the eventual series champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway is 15th (three times), Tony Stewart in 2005, Jimmie Johnson in 2008 and Brad Keselowski in 2012.
    · Chase Contenders have won eight of the 11 previous Chase races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Two non-Chase contenders have won the Homestead-Miami Chase race: Greg Biffle (2004 and 2006) and Denny Hamlin (2013).
    · Five of the 11 previous Chase races at Homestead 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 Homestead with six; followed by Chevrolet with three.
    · The most dominant performance by a Chase race winner at Homestead-Miami Speedway 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 Homestead.
    · The 2014 Championship 4 finished - 1st (Harvick, 2014 Champion); 2nd (Newman), 7th (Hamlin) and 16th (Logano).(NASCAR)(11-22-2015)

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Laps Led Leaders:
    (after Phoenix, 35 of 36 races)
    1. #4-Kevin Harvick, 2,248
    2. #22-Joey Logano, 1,359
    3. #2-Brad Keselowski, 1,098
    4. #20-Matt Kenseth, 927 (33 races)
    5. #41-Kurt Busch, 788 (32 races)
    6. #18-Kyle Busch, 695 (24 races)
    7. #78-Martin Truex Jr., 564
    8. #48-Jimmie Johnson, 558
    9. #11-Denny Hamlin, 529
    10. #19-Carl Edwards, 368
    Laps Run: 10,158
    (11-17-2015)

  • Homestead Track Notes & History - Thursday:
    · 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 Homestead was held on Nov. 14, 1999 - won by Tony Stewart.
    · 2002 was the first season of the Championship Weekend at Homestead, with all three of NASCAR's national series holding their season finale at the same track.
    (NASCAR)(11-19-2015)

  • Homestead Pole Notes & Facts - Friday:
    · David Green won the first Coors Light pole at Homestead in 1999 at a speed of 155.759 mph (34.669 sec.).
    · There have been 12 different Coors Light pole winners at Homestead, 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 Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    · Two of the 16 (12.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway have been won from the Coors Light pole: Bill Elliott (2001) and Kurt Busch (2002).
    · Five of the 16 (31.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead have been won from the front row: two from the pole and three from second-place.
    · 11 of the 16 (68.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead have been won from a starting position inside the top 10.
    · Five of the 16 (31.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead have been won from a starting position outside the top 10 - most recently - Jeff Gordon (15th-place starting position; 2012).
    · Denny Hamlin won the 2009 race from the 38th-place starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started at HMS.
    (NASCAR)(11-20-2015)

  • Homestead Driver Notes & Facts - Saturday:
    · 120 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead; 92 in more than one.
    · Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in starts at Homestead with 16.
    · There have been 10 different NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winners at Homestead-Miami; four drivers have won more than once.
    · Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with three wins each; followed by Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin with two each.
    · Of the four drivers with multiple wins at Homestead, 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 Homestead-Miami: Tony Stewart (1999 - 2000) and Greg Biffle (2004 - 2006, three straight).
    · Eight of the 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who have won at Homestead-Miami participated in at least two or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Tony Stewart (1999) is the only driver to win at Homestead in his first appearance.
    · Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway without visiting Victory Lane at 15.
    · Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick lead the series in runner-up finishes at Homestead with two each.
    · Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Homestead with seven; followed by Kevin Harvick with six and Carl Edwards with five.
    · Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick lead the series in top-10 finishes at Homestead with 12 each; followed by Jimmie Johnson with nine.
    · Kevin Harvick leads the series in average finish at Homestead with a 7.5; only two other drivers have an average finish inside the top 10: Carl Edwards (9.1) and Martin Truex Jr. (10.0).
    · Danica Patrick became the first female driver to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami in 2013.
    (NASCAR)(11-21-2015)

  • Homestead Race Notes & Facts - Sunday:
    · There have been 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, one per season since 1999.
    · Roush Fenway Racing leads the series in wins at Homestead with seven, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing with five.
    · Most Cautions in a single NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead - 14 (11/21/2004)
    · Carl Edwards leads the NSCS in laps led at Homestead with 560 in 16 starts.
    · Most lead changes in a race at Homestead - 26 (11/20/2011)
    · Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead is the (11/20/2005) race won by Greg Biffle with a MOV of 0.017 seconds.
    (NASCAR)(11-22-2015)

  • For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski.com's Homestead-Miami Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links


    Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Crispy Toyota, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, FL.(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Kyle Busch and #18 M&M'S Team Win 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M'S Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship tonight at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While it is Busch's first Sprint Cup championship, it is the fourth for JGR since its inception in 1992. JGR won its first Sprint Cup championship in 2000 with Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart earned championships with JGR in 2002 and 2005. The following are some anecdotes regarding the 2015 Sprint Cup Series champions.
    · This is Busch's third driving title in his 17 years of racing. His titles are as follows:
    2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
    2009 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
    2001 Late Model track championship at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    · This is Adam Stevens' first championship as a crew chief in NASCAR. However, Stevens was a part of the 2005 Sprint Cup championship earned by Stewart, as he was the race engineer on JGR's #20 team. Stevens is the first rookie crew chief to win a Sprint Cup title since 1982 when Jeff Hammond won with Darrell Waltrip.
    · This is JGR's eighth owner championship. Its titles are as follows:
    2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
    2012 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
    2010 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
    2009 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
    2008 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
    2005 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
    2002 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
    2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
    · This is Joe Gibbs' 15th championship. In addition to the titles listed above, he won three Super Bowls (1982, 1987 and 1991) and four NFC Conference Championships (1982, 1983, 1987 and 1991) as head coach of the NFL's Washington Redskins.
    Anecdotes:
    · Busch joins Bobby Labonte, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick as the only drivers to earn both a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship and a NASCAR XFINITY Series championship.
    · Prior to 2015, Busch's previous best point finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was fourth in 2013.
    · Busch's championship season includes one pole, five wins, 12 top-fives, 16 top-10s and 736 laps led. Busch missed the first 11 races of the 2015 season after breaking his right leg and left foot during the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race in February at Daytona International Speedway.
    (True Speed Communication)(11-22-2015)

  • Kyle Busch Wins 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship: Only nine months removed from suffering a broken right leg and left foot in an accident at Daytona, #18-Kyle Busch won at Homestead-Miami Speedway to capture the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The title is the first for Busch and Toyota. To take home NASCAR's greatest prize, Busch needed to finish ahead of the three other Championship 4 drivers - #4-Kevin Harvick, #24-Jeff Gordon and #78-Martin Truex Jr. - in the final race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Homestead. Busch and his brother Kurt Busch (2004 NSCS champion) join Terry and Bobby Labonte as the only brothers to earn NSCS titles.
    Missing three months - a span of 11 races - due to his injury, Busch returned to his #18 Toyota at Charlotte in May, showing signs of rust by logging two finishes worse than 35th (36th at Dover; 43rd at Michigan) in his first four points events. He rounded into form his fifth race back by speeding to Victory Lane at Sonoma, catalyzing a dominant run of four wins in his next four starts, including three in a row at Kentucky, New Hampshire and Indianapolis. Entering the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as one of the favorites to take home the crown, Busch gutted his way through the first two rounds, highlighted by a runner-up showing in the Challenger Round cutoff race at Dover. He hit his stride as the only driver to log top-five finishes in each Eliminator Round race to set up his championship effort at Homestead.
    Busch joins Bobby Labonte, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick as the fourth driver to earn both a NSCS and NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. His title marks the fourth for Joe Gibbs Racing, which also won championships with Bobby Labonte (2000) and Tony Stewart (2002, 2005).
    Toyota, which began full-time racing in the NSCS in 2007, has now captured a driver's championship in all three NASCAR national series. Busch also won Toyota its first NSCS race at Atlanta in 2008. Busch is the second consecutive champion to win the title with a victory in the Championship Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick accomplished the feat last season.(NASCAR)(11-22-2015)

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Championship Fast Facts:
    #18-Kyle Busch has won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, becoming the 31st different series champion, and the first to win the title after missing the first 11 races of the season.
    Busch won the Ford EcoBoost 400 claiming the title.
    Busch joins Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte and Brad Keselowski as only the fourth driver all-time to boast both a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series championship.
    Busch finished the 2015 season with five wins (Sonoma, Kentucky, New Hampshire-1, Indianapolis and Homestead), 12 top fives, 16 top 10s and one pole.
    In 25 starts Busch has led 736 of his 6,752 laps completed (10.9%)
    Busch's Season-To-Date Loop Data: Driver Rating (108.2); Average Running Position (8.9).
    Owner Champion: Joe Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing
    This is Joe Gibbs Racing's fourth series owner championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, previous titles: Bobby Labonte (2000), Tony Stewart (2002 and 2005).
    This is Joe Gibbs Racing's eighth NASCAR national series owner championship (four NSCS, four NNS).
    Joe Gibbs Racing fielded four cars this season: #18-Kyle Busch (1st in points); #19-Carl Edwards (5th in points), #20-Matt Kenseth (15th in points) and #11-Denny Hamlin (9th in points).
    Joe Gibbs Racing has won four of the last 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup championships (2000-2015), putting the team's title-winning percentage during that span at 25%.
    Crew Chief Champion: Adam Stevens
    Adam Stevens has won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with driver Kyle Busch.
    Stevens is the 38th different NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief to win a championship.
    Stevens has five career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins, all with Kyle Busch this season.
    Stevens also served as part-time crew chief on the NASCAR XFINITY Series car owner championship winning #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team in 2012 with driver Joey Logano.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(11-22-2015)

  • Kyle Busch wins at Homestead AND the Championship: #18-Kyle Busch won the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway for his 5th win of the season, 1st win at Homestead, 2nd Chase race win (first since 2005) and 34th career win. Busch led 41 of the 267 laps.
    With the win, Busch won the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, his first, beating out #4-Kevin Harvick, who finished 2nd.
    It is the 4th Sprint Cup Series Championship for Joe Gibbs Racing, the first for sponsor M&M's Mars, first for rookie crew chief Adam Stevens and first driver championship for Toyota.
    Kyle and Kurt Busch are the second set of brothers to win the Sprint Cup Series Championship, the first were Terry and Bobby Labonte.
    With Busch's win at Homestead, there are only four tracks the Sprint Cup Series runs out that Busch has not won a Sprint Cup Series race at: Kansas, Martinsville, Charlotte and Pocono.
    The race was rain delayed for about one and a half hours, with the green flag waving at 4:50pm/et.
    #4-Harvick finished 2nd (for the 13th time in 2015 and 44th runner-up finish in his career) followed by #2-Keselowski (led the most laps, 86), #22-Logano, #42-Larson, #24-Gordon, #20-Kenseth, #41-Busch, #48-Johnson and #11-Hamlin (pole winner).
    The four drivers in the CHAMPIONSHIP RACE of The Chase finished:
    #18-Kyle Busch, won the race
    #4-Kevin Harvick, 2nd
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 6th
    #78-Martin Truex Jr., 12th
    There were 18 lead changes among 9 drivers and 7 cautions for 30 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 131.755mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf). (11-22-2015)

  • Race Fast Facts - Homestead:
    #18-Kyle Busch won the 17th Annual Ford EcoBoost 400, his 34th victory in 390 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 11 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #4-Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 15 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 28th top-10 finish in 2015.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (third) posted his third top-10 finish in eight races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #34-Brett Moffitt (31st) was the highest finishing rookie.
    #18-Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 1 points over #78-Kevin Harvick.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(11-22-2015)

  • Finishing positions of the 2015 Sprint Cup Chase drivers at Homestead:
    [by points standings before the race (start pos)]
    1) #18-Kyle Busch, WON (3rd)
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2nd (13)
    3) #24-Jeff Gordon, 6th (5)
    4) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 12th (11)
    (11-22-2015)

  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Homestead, race 36 of 36, Chase race 10 of 10]
    1) #18-Busch [5 wins], 5043
    2) #4-Harvick [3], 5042
    3) #24-Gordon [1], 5038
    4) #78-Truex, Jr.[1], 5032
    (note: no bonus points for the four drivers in the championship race)
    5) #19-Edwards [2], 2368, -2675
    6) #22-Logano [6], 2360, -2683
    7) #2-Keselowski [1], 2347, -2696
    8) #41-Busch [2], 2333, 2710
    9) #11-Hamlin [2]. 2327, -2716
    10) #48-Johnson [5], 2315, -2728
    11) #31-Newman, 2314, -2729
    12) #88-Earnhardt Jr. [3], 2310, -2733
    13) #1-McMurray, 2295, -2748
    14) #27-Menard, 2262, -2781
    15) #20-Kenseth [5], 2234, -2809
    16) #15-Bowyer, 2175, -2868
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf) See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2015 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Homestead, race 36 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick(C1), 1321
    2) #22-Joey Logano(EC), 1299, -22
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski(EC), 1217, -104
    4) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. (EC), 1198, -123
    5) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(C4), 1165, -156
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson(EC), 1155, -166
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin(EC), 1117, -204
    8) #24-Jeff Gordon(C2), 1110, -211
    9) #41-Kurt Busch(EC), 1108, -213
    10) #19-Carl Edwards(EC), 1108, -213
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray(EC), 1052, -269
    12) #31-Ryan Newman(EC), 1052, -269
    13) #20-Matt Kenseth(EC), 1046, -275
    14) #27-Paul Menard(EC), 972, -349
    15) #43-Aric Almirola, 940, -381
    16) #5-Kasey Kahne, 939, -382
    17) #15-Clint Bowyer(EC), 891, -430
    18) #42-Kyle Larson, 872, -449
    19) #16-Greg Biffle, 869, -452
    20) #18-Kyle Busch(C3), 867, -454
    21) #3-Austin Dillon, 832, -489
    22) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 758, -563
    23) #13-Casey Mears, 754, -567
    24) #10-Danica Patrick, 716, -605
    25) #9-Sam Hornish Jr., 709, -612
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC = chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (11-22-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: no driver a lap down
    Caution 2: #9-Hornish Jr, 25th
    Caution 3: #11-Hamlin, 10th
    Caution 4: #11-Hamlin, 10th
    Caution 5: #3-Dillon, 14th
    Caution 6: #6-Bayne, 18th
    Caution 7: #16-Biffle, 15th
    (11-22-2015)


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  • Competition caution scheduled for lap 30 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

  • Race a Homestead: after over an hour rain delay, the start of the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is close at hand. As of 4:45pm/et, rain has stopped, track is dry. Pre-race ceremonies are complete, engines have started, cars are on the track and took the green at 4:50pm/et. If the race runs after 7:00pm/et, TV coverage will move from NBC to NBCSN. The latest forecast:
    Sunday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind 8 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
    See links to other weather sites on the Homestead Race Info page.

  • Rain at Homestead: rain delayed the start of the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. As of 3:15pm/et, rain has stopped, track drying is underway with the Air Titans. Driver Introductions are scheduled for 3:30pm/et. If the race runs to or starts after 7:00pm/et, TV coverage will move from NBC to NBCSN. The latest forecast:
    Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.(since it is raining, I'd say this is 100%)
    Sunday Night: Scattered showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 8 to 14 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    Monday: Isolated showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Windy, with a north wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
    See links to other weather sites on the Homestead Race Info page.

  • Homestead Pre-Race Schedule for Sunday, November 22: (eastern time)
    1:00:00pm: Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
    2:20:00pm: Drivers Introductions
    2:34:00pm: Championship 4 Drivers Introductions
    2:58:15pm: God Bless America by Elizabeth Elias
    3:00:00pm: Presentation of Colors by 482nd Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard, Homestead ARB
    3:00:15pm: Invocation by Pastor Sammy Flores @Sammy317, Christ Fellowship, Miami
    3:01:00pm: National Anthem by actor Zachary Levi
    3:02:30pm.: Fly-By, 2 F-16's from Homestead Air Force Reserve Base
    3:07:30pm: Command to Start Engines by Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC's Today Show
    3:15:00pm: Green Flag -- Ford EcoBoost 400
    weather permitting / eastern time (NASCAR.com)

  • Race Coverage of the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, November 22, 2015.
    Television (TV): NBC at 3:00 pm/et; Countdown Green Pre-Race show at 2:00pm/et; green flag approx. 3:15pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, November 23 at 12:00pm/et on NBCSN

  • 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 #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #22-Logano took pit stall 4, the first pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #18-Busch, 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 #2-Keselowski, who starts 8th.
    The Chase Drivers, pit stall selections:
    #4-Harvick, starts 13th, 37th stall, between #7-Bowman & #83-DiBenedetto.
    #24-Gordon, 5th, 6th stall, between #95-McDowell & #34-Moffitt.
    #18-Busch, 3rd, 3rd stall, the 1st stall with an opening behind it.
    #78-Truex Jr., 11th, 33rd stall, 4th with opening behind it.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.(11-20-2015)

  • Highlights of NASCAR's changes on pit road in 2015:
    " Number of officials on pit road during race reduced from 43 to 10.
    " 45 HD cameras will be mounted on the grandstand side of each track and directed toward pit road to monitor pit stops and officials call or clear penalties.
    " Every camera looks at two pit stalls and the cameras record 100 percent of the race.
    " Video feeds from cameras are fed to a production truck in the TV compound where eight NASCAR officials monitor stops for violations.
    " Pit road speeding penalties will still be called from race control based on scoring loops.
    " Pit stalls are laser measured
    " Missing Lug Nuts are no longer a penalty.
    " Fueling can start once car is stopped.
    " Fueling can continue until car leaves pit stall.

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Lap Summary Report
    Penalty Report
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • 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.

  • See Jayski's - 2015 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

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

  • Happy Hour practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest, chase drivers and notes:
    #22-Logano 175.404
    #5-Kahne 175.080
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 175.035
    #19-Edwards 174.571
    #41-Busch 174.560
    best 10 consecutive lap ave: #24-Gordon 169.489
    Slowest: #98-Preec 163.186 & #40-Cassill 165.614
    No speed: #47-Ammnedinger (crew is repairing the car)
    Most laps run: #22-Logano, #20-Kenseth, #2-Keselowski, 49
    Chase Drivers
    #4-Harvick 26th fastest, ran 44 laps
    #24-Gordon 9th, 36 laps
    #18-Busch 17th, 47 laps
    #78-Truex Jr. 10th, 38 laps
    notes: #55-Ragan had a rear tire go down, no damage reported. Practice was aired on NBCSN.
    See the fastest speeds, lap run, best 10 consecutive lap average speed, see Jayski.com's Homestead Happy Hour Practice Speeds page (pdf).(11-21-2015)

  • Saturday 1st practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, the practice was called due to rain after 33 of 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest, chase drivers and notes:
    #42-Larson 176.010
    #4-Harvick 175.194
    #19-Edwards 174.374
    #16-Biffle 174.126
    #22-Logano 174.081
    best 10 consecutive lap ave: #2-Keselowski 168.660
    Chase Drivers
    #4-Harvick 2nd fastest, 29 laps run
    #24-Gordon 15th, 14 laps
    #18-Busch 9th, 21 laps
    #78-Truex Jr. 19th, 19 laps
    slowest: #32-Wise 165.685 & #98-Preece 165.761
    notes: #47-Allmendinger smacked the wall and pancaked the right side of the car, the team decided to keep the caqr and make repairs to the car for the race.
    Practice was aired on CNBC. Happy Hour (final) practice is scheduled for 1:00-1:50pm/et and be cover on NBCSN.
    See the fastest speeds, lap run, best 10 consecutive lap average speed, see Jayski.com's Homestead Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(11-21-2015)

  • Hamlin wins Homestead pole: #11-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light pole for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with speed of 176.655mph for his 3rd pole of 2015, 1st at Homestead and 23rd of his career. Hamlin has won 3 races from the pole out of 22 previous poles.
    #22-Logano is on the outside pole followed by #18-Busch, #31-Newman, #24-Gordon, #21-Blaney, #19-Edwards, #2-Keselowski, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #3-Dillon, #78-Truex Jr. and #48-Johnson.
    Missing the race: #23-Burton and #62-Soresnon.
    See the starting lineup, qualifying results, round-by-round results and more on Jayski.com's Homestead Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(11-20-2015)

  • 2015 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers starting position at Homestead:
    [listed by current driver seeding position]
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick, starts 13th
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 5th
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 3rd
    4) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 11th
    (11-20-2015)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Homestead:
    #11-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual Ford EcoBoost 400 with a lap of 30.568 seconds, 176.655 mph.
    This is his 23rd pole in 362 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and 20th top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in 11 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #22-Joey Logano (second) posted his 27th top-10 start of 2015 and his fourth in seven races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #18-Kyle Busch (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 19th in 25 races this season.
    #83-Matt DiBenedetto (37th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    The Championship 4 starting positions - Kyle Busch (third), Jeff Gordon (fifth), Martin Truex Jr. (11th) and Kevin Harvick (13th).
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-20-2015)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #22-Logano 176.939
    #18-Busch 176.546
    #2-Keselowski 176.091
    #11-Hamlin 175.959
    #48-Johnson 175.879
    Chase Drivers:
    #4-Harvick 175.444, 13th, not advancing to round 3
    #24-Gordon 175.867, 6th
    #18-Busch 176.546, 2nd
    #78-Truex Jr. 175.461, 11th
    the rest of the top 12: 24 31 3 21 88 78 19;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 4 43 41 17 27 5 20 47 16 1 42 15
    (11-20-2015)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #4-Harvick 177.848
    #41-Busch 177.096
    #22-Logano 176.983
    #19-Edwards 176.904
    #2-Keselowski 176.638
    Chase Drivers:
    #4-Harvick 177.848, 1st
    #24-Gordon 175.564, 18th
    #18-Busch 175.947, 15th
    #78-Truex Jr. 176.211, 11th
    the rest of the top 24: 88 31 27 3 20 78 11 43 21 18 17 1 24 47 42 5 48 16 15;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 33 6 13 9 95 51 26 32 7 40 10 14 83 55 46 35 38 34 23 98 62
    Drivers who will miss the race: #62-Sorenson and #23-Burton.
    (11-20-2015)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6:15pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 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. 45 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #32-Wise.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #40-Cassill.
    The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
    After the first round, the cars line up by speed.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Homestead Qualifying Page.(11-20-2015)

  • Friday practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes and a rain delay, the top-five, slowest, chase drivers and notes:
    #19-Edwards 175.143
    #2-Keselowski 174.452
    #78-Truex Jr. 174.374
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 173.689
    #48-Johnson 173.678
    Chase Drivers
    #4-Harvick 7th fastest
    #24-Gordon 30th
    #18-Busch 16th
    #78-Truex Jr. 3rd
    slowest: #62-Sorenson 163.098 & #98-Preece 163.532
    notes: the last part of practice was rained out. These practice speeds would set the starting lineup if qualifying is rained out. Practice is being aired on NBCSN. Qualifying is scheduled for 6:15pm/et on Friday, weather permitting, TV=NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average (7 drivers) and more on Jayski.com's Homestead Practice 1 Speeds (pdf).(11-20-2015)

  • Entry List for the Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is posted, 45 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney, #32-Wise, #33-Ty Dillon, #62-Sorenson, #95-McDowell, #98-Preece.
    Drivers who need to be in the top-36 in speed and have no provisional available to them (lowest in owners points): #62-Sorenson (45th in owners pts); #95-McDowell (44th)
    Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): #21-Blaney (18 attempts), #95-McDowell (19)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Homestead Entry List

  • For the group 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

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings - Eliminator Round:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36, Chase race 9 of 10]
    Top 4 advance to Championship race
    1) #4-Harvick [3 wins], 4123; 22 ahead of 5th
    2) #24-Gordon* [1], 4121
    3) #18-Busch[4], 4121 -2; 20 ahead of 5th
    4) #78-Truex, Jr.[1], 4106 -17; 5 ahead of 5th
    Bottom 4 fail to advance to Championship race
    5) #19-Edwards[2], 4101 -22; -5 out of 4th
    6) #2-Keselowski[1], 4093 -30; -13 out of 4th
    7) #41-Busch[2], 4085 -38; -21 out of 4th
    8) #22-Logano [6], 4054 - 69; -52 out of 4th
    The order is set by the points standings after the last round.
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    *Automatically advances to Championship round with a win in the Eliminator round.
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    (11-15-2015)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36, Chase race 9 of 10]
    1) #4-Harvick [3 wins], 5000
    2) #24-Gordon [1], 5000
    3) #18-Busch [4], 5000
    4) #78-Truex, Jr.[1], 5000
    5) #19-Edwards [2], 2334, -2666
    6) #22-Logano [6], 2319, -2681
    7) #88-Earnhardt Jr. [3], 2306, -2694
    8) #2-Keselowski [1], 2304, -2696
    9) #41-Busch [2], 4085 -38; -21 out of 4th
    10) #11-Hamlin [2]. 2293, -2707
    11) #31-Newman, 2286, -2714
    12) #48-Johnson [5], 2280, -2720
    13) #1-McMurray, 2264, -2736
    14) #27-Menard, 2239, -2761
    15) #20-Kenseth [5], 2197, -2803
    16) #15-Bowyer, 2174, -2826
    See the Unofficial Drivers Chase Points Standings page (pdf)
    (11-15-2015)

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2015 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick(C1), 1278
    2) #22-Joey Logano(EC), 1258, -20
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. (EC), 1194, -84
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski(EC), 1174, -104
    5) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(C4), 1132, -146
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson(EC), 1120, -158
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin(EC), 1083, -195
    8) #19-Carl Edwards(EC), 1074, -204
    9) #41-Kurt Busch(EC), 1072, -206
    10) #24-Jeff Gordon(C2), 1071, -207
    11) #31-Ryan Newman(EC), 1024, -254
    12) #1-Jamie McMurray(EC), 1021, -257
    13) #20-Matt Kenseth(EC), 1009, -269
    14) #27-Paul Menard(EC), 949, -329
    15) #43-Aric Almirola, 937, -341
    16) #5-Kasey Kahne, 914, -364
    17) #15-Clint Bowyer(EC), 890, -388
    18) #16-Greg Biffle, 840, -438
    19) #42-Kyle Larson, 832, -446
    20) #18-Kyle Busch(C3), 820, -458
    21) #3-Austin Dillon, 802, -476
    22) #13-Casey Mears, 752, -526
    23) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 734, -544
    24) #10-Danica Patrick, 696, -582
    25) #9-Sam Hornish Jr. , 690, -588
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC = chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (11-15-2015)

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CHASSIS SELECTIONS

  • No More Chassis Selections: Recently many team stopped posting chassis selections on race previews.
    This leaves only a handful of teams reporting/posting chassis selections.
    So, will no longer post Chassis Selections as most are not available

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

    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.

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