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 2016 season

THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Sunday, November 20, 2016 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, Kelli Stavast

  • Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood

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

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:30pm/et on FoxSports1 (90 minutes)

  • NASCAR Hot Pass, live feed for each driver in the Chase: NBCSN, 2:30pm/et

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times: (NASCAR 120)
    Monday, November 21 at 7:30pm/et on NBCSN

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski.com's TV Listings Page

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, November 17
7:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, November 18
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:30 - 1:55 PM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
6:15 PM NSCS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)

Saturday, November 19
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 - 10:55 AM NSCS 2ND PRACTICE
1:00 - 1:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, November 20
8:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
12:30 PM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
2:00 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM NSCS RACE (267 LAPS, 400.5 MILES)

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

  • Homestead Sprint Cup Series Pre-Race Schedule for Sunday, November 20: (eastern time)
    2:05:00pm: NSCS Drivers Introductions
    3:00:00pm: Intro Presentation of Colors by The U.S Southern Command Joint Color Guard
    3:00:15pm: Invocation by: Pastor Sammy Flores, Christ Fellowship
    3:01:00pm: National Anthem by JenCarlos Canela
    3:02:45pm: Fly-By 4 F-16's from the Homestead Air Force Reserve Base
    3:07:45pm: Command to Start Engines by Justin Hartley of NBC's Show, This is Us
    3:15:00pm: Green Flag -- Ford EcoBoost 400
    eastern time (NASCAR.com)

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, November 18, 12:30pm - 1:55 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
    Saturday, November 19, 10:00 - 10:55 am/et, TV-CNBC

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, November 19, 1:00-1:55 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, November 18 at 6:15 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, re-air scheduled for 12:00am/et on NBCSN

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

no longer being reported

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: TV Actor Justin Hartley
    Command to start engines: TV Actor Justin Hartley
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Actor Wilmer Valderrama
    Color Guard: The U.S Southern Command Joint Color Guard
    Invocation: Pastor Sammy Flores, Christ Fellowship
    National Anthem: Jencarlos Canela
    Flyover: 4 F-16's from the Homestead Air Force Reserve Base

  • 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 Español - Twitter

  • November 2015: see the Homestead Race Info page

  • November 2014: see the Homestead Race Info page

  • 2015 Race Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 131.755mph, started 3rd (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

  • 2015 Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 176.655mph, 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

  • 1 - Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion):
    · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 83.5
    2016 Rundown
    · Three wins, 15 top fives, 25 top 10s,
    · Led 697 laps
    · Average Finish of 10.7
    Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
    · One top five, two top 10s; one pole
    · Average finish of 17.714, 16th-best
    · Average Running Position of 15.383, 15th-best
    · Driver Rating of 83.5, 15th-best
    · 957 Laps in the Top 15 (51.2), 15th-most
    · 216 Quality Passes, 20th-most

  • 2 - Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS):
    · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.8
    2016 Rundown
    · Four wins, ten top fives, 15 top 10s,
    · Led 734 laps
    · Average Finish of 14.3
    Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
    · Four top fives, ten top 10s; two poles
    · Average finish of 15.727, 12th-best
    · Average Running Position of 12.686, sixth-best
    · Driver Rating of 96.8, sixth-best
    · 2214 Laps in the Top 15 (75.4), sixth-most
    · 520 Quality Passes, third-most

  • 3 - Carl Edwards (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry):
    · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.4
    2016 Rundown
    · Three wins, nine top fives, 18 top 10s,
    · Led 871 laps
    · Average Finish of 13.3
    Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
    · Two wins, five top fives, seven top 10s; two poles
    · Average finish of 8.818, fourth-best
    · Average Running Position of 9.666, fourth-best
    · Driver Rating of 109.4, series-best
    · 2369 Laps in the Top 15 (80.6), third-most
    · 457 Quality Passes, eighth-most

  • 4 - Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry):
    · Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.5
    2016 Rundown
    · Four wins, 17 top fives, 24 top 10s,
    · Led 1378 laps
    · Average Finish of 11.6
    Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
    · One win, two top fives, four top 10s
    · Average finish of 21.091, 23rd-best
    · Average Running Position of 14.792, 13th-best
    · Driver Rating of 95.5, eighth-best
    · 1962 Laps in the Top 15 (66.8), eighth-most
    · 447 Quality Passes, 10th-most

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship 4 Notes:
    #22-Joey Logano
    In 2016, Logano has posted three wins, 15 top fives, 25 top 10s and three poles.
    During the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Logano has posted two wins, five top fives and seven top 10s.
    Logano's average finish during the first nine races of the 2016 Chase was 7.9.
    During the Chase, Logano posted a driver rating of 107.1 and an average running position of 8.8.
    This is the second time in Logano's career he has made the Championship 4 in the new Chase format (finished fourth in 2014).
    At Homestead, Logano has made seven starts posting one top five, two top 10s and an average finish of 17.7.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson
    In 2016, Johnson has posted four wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s and a pole.
    During the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Johnson has posted two wins, three top fives and five top 10s.
    Johnson's average finish during the first nine races of the 2016 Chase was 11.7.
    During the Chase, Johnson posted a driver rating of 107.2 and an average running position of 8.7.
    This is the first time in Johnson's career he has made the Championship 4 in the new Chase format.
    At Homestead, Johnson has made 15 starts posting four top fives, 10 top 10s and an average finish of 14.1.
    #19-Carl Edwards
    In 2016, Edwards has posted three wins, nine top fives, 18 top 10s and six poles.
    During the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Edwards has posted one win, two top fives and three top 10s.
    Edwards' average finish during the first nine races of the 2016 Chase was 14.9.
    During the Chase, Edwards posted a driver rating of 93.0 and an average running position of 12.2.
    This is the first time in Edwards' career he has made the Championship 4 in the new Chase format.
    At Homestead, Edwards has made 12 starts posting two wins, five top fives, seven top 10s and an average finish of 9.2.
    #18-Kyle Busch
    In 2016, Busch has posted four wins, 17 top fives, 24 top 10s and two poles.
    During the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Busch has posted six top fives and eight top 10s.
    Busch's average finish during the first nine races of the 2016 Chase was 7.3.
    During the Chase, Busch posted a driver rating of 103.3 and an average running position of 10.3.
    This is the second time in Busch's career he has made the Championship 4 in the new Chase format (2015 Champion).
    At Homestead, Busch has made 11 starts posting one win, two top fives, four top 10s and an average finish of 21.1.
    (NASCAR)(11-20-2016)

  • Top-Ten Lap Leaders after 35 races:
    Driver, Laps Led
    1) #78-Martin Truex Jr, 1,795
    2) #18-Kyle Busch, 1,374
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick, 1,305
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth, 943
    5) #19-Carl Edwards, 869
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 729
    7) #22-Joey Logano, 690
    8) #2-Brad Keselowski, 540
    9) #11-Denny Hamlin, 516
    10) #24-Chase Elliott, 351
    39 drivers have led at least one lap

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Homestead:
    #19-Carl Edwards (Chase) .............. 109.4
    #20-Matt Kenseth............................ 108.4
    #78-Martin Truex Jr.......................... 105.0
    #4-Kevin Harvick.............................. 104.3
    Jeff Gordon..................................... 100.6
    #48-Jimmie Johnson (Chase)............. 96.8
    #11-Denny Hamlin............................. 96.3
    #18-Kyle Busch (Chase).................... 95.5
    #42-Kyle Larson................................ 92.8
    #2-Brad Keselowski........................... 88.8
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (11 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)

  • 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 13th Chase event.
    · The winner of the Homestead-Miami Chase race has gone on to win the championship during the Chase era three time: Tony Stewart (2011), Kevin Harvick (2014) and Kyle Busch (2015).
    · 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 nine of the 12 (75%) 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).
    · In six of the 12 (50%) previous Chase races (2004-2015) 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 - First (Kevin Harvick, 2014 Champion); Second (Ryan Newman), Seventh (Denny Hamlin) and 16th (Joey Logano).
    · The 2015 Championship 4 finished - First (Kyle Busch, 2015 Champion); Second (Kevin Harvick), Sixth (Jeff Gordon) and 12th (Martin Truex Jr.).
    (NASCAR)(11-17-2016)

  • Homestead Track Notes & History:
    · 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)

  • Homestead Pole Notes & Facts:
    · 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 13 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 17 (11.7%) 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 17 (29.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead have been won from the front row: two from the pole and three from second-place.
    · 12 of the 17 (70.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead have been won from a starting position inside the top 10 - most recently - Kyle Busch (third starting position; last season).
    · Five of the 17 (29.4%) 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.
    · Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather conditions at Homestead-Miami.
    (NASCAR)

  • Homestead Driver Notes & Facts:
    · 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 17; Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart lead all active drivers with 16.
    · There have been 11 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 11 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.
    · Jimmie Johnson leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway without visiting Victory Lane at 15.
    · Kevin Harvick leads the series in runner-up finishes at Homestead with three; followed by Jimmie Johnson with two.
    · Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick lead the series in top-five finishes at Homestead with seven each; followed by Carl Edwards with five.
    · Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick lead the series in top-10 finishes at Homestead with 13 each; followed by Jimmie Johnson with 10.
    · Kevin Harvick leads the series in average finish at Homestead with a 7.3; only one other driver has an average finish inside the top 10: Carl Edwards (9.3).
    · Danica Patrick became the first female driver to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami in 2013.
    (NASCAR)

  • Homestead Race Notes & Facts:
    · There have been 17 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 six.
    · 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.
    · Two of the 17 series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway have ended under NASCAR Overtime: Year (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps) - 2006 (267/268) and 2004 (267/271).
    · 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 568 in 12 starts.
    · Most lead changes in a race at Homestead - 26 (11/20/2011)
    · None of the 17 series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway have been shortened due to weather.
    (NASCAR)

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

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links


    Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2016 in Homestead, Florida. Johnson wins a record-tying 7th NASCAR title
    (Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

  • Jimmie Johnson wins at Homestead and the CHAMPIONSHIP: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway for his 5th win of the season, 1st ever win at Homestead and 80th career win in NASCAR Overtime as the race was extended one lap for a late accident. #42-Kyle Larson, who led the most laps with 132, led the race when the final caution came out, setting up NASCAR Overtime. On the restart, #48-Johnson rocketed to the front, took the lead and kept the lead winning the race and the Championship / Chase. Johnson led 3 of the 368 laps.
    Johnson won his record tying 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with 7.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson had to start at the rear of the field before the drop of the green flag for unapproved body modifications after going through pre-race tech inspection.
    #42-Lason (who led the most laps at 132) finished 2nd followed by #4-Harvick (pole winner), #22-Logano, #1-McMurray, #18-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #47-Allmendinger, #11-Hamlin and #59-McDowell.
    #14-Tony Stewart, running his final Cup race, finished 22nd
    #44-Brian Scott, retiring after this race, finished 15th
    Chase Drivers:
    #48-Johnson, WON
    #22-Logano 4th
    #18-Busch 6th
    #19-Edwards 34th/accident
    On a restart with 10 laps to go in the race, #22-Joey Logano shot deep to the inside in an attempt to pass #19-Carl Edwards for the lead among the championship contenders. Edwards reacted quickly and decisively, turning his car to the left in an attempt to block Logano. Logano didn't lift, and chaos ensued. Logano shoved Edwards into the inside wall. Edwards' Toyota bounced across the track, was hit hard by Kasey Kahne and slammed into the outside wall. The wreck involved nine cars [2,5,7,19,22,24,31,78,95] and caused a red flag of 31 minutes and nine seconds as track workers cleared the mess. Edwards refused to take an ambulance ride to the infield care center, instead choosing to make the long, sad walk. Along the way, he stopped at Logano's pit and talked to Logano crew chief Todd Gordon and other members of the team. Edwards' smashed car didn't finish the race. He wound up fourth of the four Championship 4 competitors.
    There were 20 lead changes among 6 drivers and 7 cautions for 33 yellow flag laps and a 31:09 red flag.
    The average speed of the race was: 128.869mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Homestead Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-20-2016)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Homestead, race 36 of 36, Chase race 10 of 10]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, [5 wins], 5040, Champion
    2) #22-Joey Logano, [3 wins], 5037 -3
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, [4 wins], 5035 -5
    4) #19-Carl Edwards, [3 wins], 5007 -33
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, [2 wins], 2330
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, [3 wins], 2320
    7) #41-Kurt Busch, [1 win], 2296
    8) #4-Kevin Harvick, [4 wins] 2289
    9) #42-Kyle Larson, [1 win], 2288
    10) #24-Chase Elliott, 2285
    11) #78-Martin Truex Jr., [4 wins] 2271
    12) #2-Brad Keselowski, [4 wins], 2267
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2231
    14) #3-Austin Dillon, 2223
    15) #14-Tony Stewart, [1 win], 2211
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, [1 win], 2169
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Homestead Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 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(C8), 1159
    2) #22-Joey Logano(C2), 1133, -26
    3) #18-Kyle Busch(C3), 1105, -54
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski(C12), 1089, -70
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin(C6), 1084, -75
    6) #41-Kurt Busch(C7), 1055, -104
    7) #48-Jimmie Johnson(CHAMP), 1007, -152
    8) #19-Carl Edwards(C4), 1005, -154
    9) #20-Matt Kenseth(C5), 997, -162
    10) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(C11), 991, -168
    11) #24-Chase Elliott#(C10), 966, -193
    12) #42-Kyle Larson(C9), 931, -228
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray(C13), 907, -252
    14) #3-Austin Dillon(C14), 902, -257
    15) #5-Kasey Kahne, 898, -261
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 895, -264
    17) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 830, -329
    18) #21-Ryan Blaney#, 812, -347
    19) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 772, -387
    20) #6-Trevor Bayne, 762, -397
    21) #16-Greg Biffle, 691, -468
    22) #10-Danica Patrick, 689, -470
    23) #27-Paul Menard, 678, -481
    24) #14-Tony Stewart(C15), 642, -517
    25) #43-Aric Almirola, 638, -521
    28) #34-Chris Buescher#(C16), 541, -618
    (C# = chase driver and final Chase position)
    (11-20-2016)

  • Jimmie Johnson Makes History, Wins Record-Tying Seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship: History has been made. Jimmie Johnson captured his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with a stirring victory Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt atop the all-time list. Sunday's win was Johnson's 80th career victory. To win the 2016 championship, the driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevy outdueled the other Championship 4 drivers #22-Joey Logano (fourth), #18-Kyle Busch (sixth) and #19-Carl Edwards (34th) at Homestead. It was a year of sevens for Johnson, who took over sole possession of seventh place on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all-time wins list after his win at Auto Club Speedway earlier this season. His wins at Atlanta and Auto Club catapulted him into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
    Johnson breezed through the first round of the Chase, logging his two highest laps led totals of the season to that point at Chicagoland and Dover. When the Round of 12 rolled around, he added his all-time track-record eighth win at Charlotte, leading a race-high 155 laps on the way to a Round of 8 berth. Johnson was the first to lock up a spot in the Championship 4, winning at Martinsville Speedway for the ninth time. At the age of 41, Johnson becomes the youngest seven-time champion. Petty was 42 when he captured his seventh title in 1979; Earnhardt was 43 in 1994. All seven of Johnson's championships were won under team owner Rick Hendrick and with crew chief Chad Knaus.
    Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, captured his record-extending 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Along with Johnson's seven titles, Hendrick has won championships with Jeff Gordon (four) and Terry Labonte (one).
    Knaus cemented his legacy as one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR history with his seventh title, one shy of the all-time record held by NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Inman.
    Also on Sunday, #24-Chase Elliott was named Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.(NASCAR)(11-20-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Homestead-Miami Speedway:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson won the 18th Annual Ford EcoBoost 400, his 80th victory in 543 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and 11th top-10 finish in 16 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #42-Kyle Larson (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2016.
    #4-Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 16 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #24-Chase Elliott (11th) was the highest finishing rookie. Elliott has won the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson wins his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
    Toyota wins the Manufacturers Championship, sweeping all three NASCAR national series this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(11-20-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #46-Annett, 28th
    Caution 2: #16-Biffle, 17th
    Caution 3: #31-Newman, 25th
    Caution 4: #3-Dillon, 12th
    Caution 5: #5-Kahne, 37th
    Caution 6: #27-Menard, 14th
    Caution 7: #88-Bowman, 16th
    (11-20-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, November 20, 2016.
    Television (TV): NBC at 3:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 2:00 pm/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 21 at 7:30pm/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.
    With the field downsized to 40 cars, three pit stalls (22,42,43) have been eliminated, are not in play and don't count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
    Pole sitter #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #2-Keselowski took pit stall 41, the final pit stall.
    #31-Newman, who starts 3rd, took the 4th pit stall, the 1st with an opening in front of it.
    The final pit stall was taken by #2-Keselowski, who starts 2nd.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.

  • 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
    Qualifying Order
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) 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 NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

  • See Jayski's - 2016 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 and notes:
    #78-Truex Jr. 174.289
    #19-Edwards (Chase) 174.031
    #31-Newman 172.723
    #47-Allmendinger 172.502
    #24-Elliott 172.408
    Other Chase drivers:
    #22-Logano 8th
    #48-Johnson 10th
    #18-Busch 14th
    slowest: #32-Lupton 162.975 & #46-Annett 164.975
    no speed: #55-Sorenson
    Best 10 Consecutive Lap Ave (31 drivers) #4-Harvick 168.286
    Most laps run: #2-Keselowski, 52; #44-Scott, 51
    notes: #48-Johnson hit some debris early in the session, doing some damage to the splitter, the team made repairs.
    See the fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Homestead Happy Hour Practice speeds page (11-19-2016)

  • Saturday 1st practice for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #48-Johnson (Chase) 174.345
    #24-Elliott 173.332
    #19-Edwards 172.949
    #6-Bayne 172.739
    #21-Blaney 172.728
    Other Chase drivers:
    #22-Logano (Chase) 6th
    #18-Busch 28th
    slowest: #46-Annett 162.162 & #32-Lupton 162.754
    Best 10 Consecutive Lap Ave (26 drivers) #19-Edwards 169.062
    Most laps run: #11-Hamlin, 46; #2-Keselowski, 44
    notes: #24-Elliott scraped the wall, the team made repairs and the car went back on the track.
    Happy Hour (final) practice is scheduled 1:00pm/et on NBCSN.
    See the fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Homestead 1st Saturday Practice speeds page (11-19-2016)

  • Harvick wins Homestead pole: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light pole for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with speed of 177.737mph for his 2nd pole of 2016, 1st at Homestead and 17th of his career. Harvick has won 5 times from the 16 previous poles.
    #2-Keselowski will start 2nd followed by #31-Newman, #11-Hamlin, #24-Elliott, #78-Truex Jr., #20-Kenseth, #21-Blaney, #18-Busch, #19-Edwards, #14-Stewart and #47-Allmendinger.
    The Chase / Championship4 drivers starting spots:
    #22-Logano, 13th
    #48-Johnson 14th
    #19-Edwards 10th
    #18-Busch 9th
    #14-Stewart, in his final Sprint Cup Series race, will start 11th.
    #44-Scott, in his final Sprint Cup Series race, will start 23rd.
    #24-Elliott was fastest in the second round with a speed of 178.554mph and will start 5th.
    #24-Elliott was fastest in the first round with a speed of 178.707mph and will start 5th.
    Driver(s) who will miss the race: #30-Gray Gaulding.
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the Homestead qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Homestead Starting Lineup page (pdf).(11-18-2016)

  • Homestead-Miami Speedway - Qualifying Fast Facts:
    #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 18th Annual Ford EcoBoost 400 with a lap of 30.399 seconds, 177.637 mph.
    This is his 17th pole in 574 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and 20th top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in 16 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (second) posted his 20th top-10 start of 2016 and his sixth in nine races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    #31-Ryan Newman (third) posted his seventh top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 13th in 36 races this season.
    #24-Chase Elliott (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    Championship 4 Starting Positions: Kyle Busch (ninth), Carl Edwards (10th), Joey Logano (13th) and Jimmie Johnson (14th).
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-18-2016)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #24-Elliott 178.554
    #21-Blaney 177.690
    #4-Harvick 177.697
    #19-Edwards 177.474
    #78-Truex Jr. 177.369
    the rest of the top 12: 2 18 47 20 11 31 14;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 22 48 1 41 3 17 88 6 16 44 13 42
    (11-18-2016)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #24-Elliott 178.707
    #2-Keselowski 177.561
    #31-Newman 177.223
    #22-Logano 176.968
    #41-Busch 176.893
    the rest of the top 24: 19 4 3 42 47 21 78 20 14 11 88 18 13 6 16 17 48 44 1;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 43 59 34 27 5 10 49 38 15 95 7 23 55 30 83 32 46
    Drivers who will miss the race: #30-Gaulding
    (11-18-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:15pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 6:00pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: 12:00am/et on NBCSN

  • Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
    " Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
    " Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
    " Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
    There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.

  • Qualifying Order for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is posted. 41 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #43-Almirola.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #5-Kahne.
    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 Order Page (pdf).

  • Friday practice for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #31-Newman 175.387
    #78-Truex Jr. 175.353
    #42-Larson 175.256
    #22-Logano (Chase) 175.165
    #48-Johnson (Chase) 174.944
    Other Chase drivers:
    #18-Busch 8th
    #19-Edwards 9th
    slowest: #32-Lupton 164.554 & #46-Annett 165.173
    Best 10 Consecutive Lap Ave (4 drivers) #4-Harvick 168.283
    Most laps run: #88-Bowman 31; #14-Stewart & #4-Harvick, 29
    the driver who would miss the race if things stayed the same: #30-Gaulding, slowest of 5 drivers on open teams.
    note: no incidents reported. Qualifying is scheduled for 6:15pm/et today, also on NBCSN.
    See the fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Homestead Friday Practice speeds page (11-18-2016)

  • Entry List for the FORD EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #7-Smith*, #21-Blaney*, #30-Gaulding*, #32-Dylan Lupton, #49-DiBenedetto(#93)*, #55-Sorenson*, #59-McDowell, #83-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #88-Bowman, #95-Ty Dillon.
    Not entered: #98-Premium Motorsports*
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #7-Smith, #21-Blaney, #30-Gaulding, #49-DiBenedetto, #55-Sorenson
    Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts, then owners pts): #7-Smith*.
    (with the announcement of #59 Leavine Family Racing buying #7 Tommy Baldwin Racing's charter effective immediately,
    Regan Smith now has to qualify on speed and McDowell is guaranteed a starting spot)
    * Open Team (no Charter)
    See the full entry list and pdf links on Jayski.com's Phoenix Entry List

  • For qualifying rules and format, see Jayski.com's 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 - Championship 4:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36, Chase race 9 of 10]
    1) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins], 5000
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 5000
    5) #19-Carl Edwards [3 wins], 5000
    8) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 5000
    Points are reset after each round, for the Championship 4 it goes to 5000, no points for wins
    Standings are reset by best finish of previous round.
    If tied, then next-best finish within that round of the Chase)
    Remember in the Championship race at Homestead these four drivers do not get points for leading laps(1+1) or winning(3).
    See reset points for the Championship 4 and the rest of the drivers on the Championship 4 Reset Points Standings page (pdf).(11-13-2016)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings - Round of 8:
    [after Phoenix, race 35 of 36, Chase race 9 of 10]
    1) #22-Joey Logano*, [3 wins], 4118 (won Phoenix)
    2) #19-Carl Edwards*,[3 wins], 4071 (won Texas)
    3) #48-Jimmie Johnson*,[4 wins], 4078 (won Martinsville)
    4) #18-Kyle Busch,[4 wins], 4113, +6
    eliminated from the Chase
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin,[3 wins], 4107, -6
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth,[2 wins], 4094, -19
    7) #4-Kevin Harvick,[4 wins] 4093, -20
    8) #41-Kurt Busch,[1 win], 4076, -37
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    * will advance to the Championship 4 by winning a Round of 8 race
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Chase Reset Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 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(EC), 1120
    2) #22-Joey Logano(C1), 1095, -25
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski(EC), 1083, -37
    4) #18-Kyle Busch(C4), 1069, -51
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin(EC), 1052, -68
    6) #41-Kurt Busch(EC), 1027, -93
    7) #19-Carl Edwards(C3), 997, -123
    8) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(EC), 986, -134
    9) #48-Jimmie Johnson(C2), 963, -157
    10) #20-Matt Kenseth(EC), 963, -157
    11) #24-Chase Elliott#(EC), 936, -184
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne, 894, -226
    13) #42-Kyle Larson(EC), 890, -230
    14) #31-Ryan Newman, 879, -241
    15) #3-Austin Dillon(EC), 873, -247
    16) #1-Jamie McMurray(EC), 871, -249
    17) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 797, -323
    18) #21-Ryan Blaney#, 797, -323
    19) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 761, -359
    20) #6-Trevor Bayne, 741, -379
    21) #16-Greg Biffle, 667, -453
    22) #10-Danica Patrick, 667, -453
    23) #27-Paul Menard, 651, -469
    24) #43-Aric Almirola, 637, -483
    25) #14-Tony Stewart(EC), 623, -497
    28) #34-Chris Buescher#(EC), 524, -596
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC = chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (11-13-2016)

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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-4684; Right-side -- D-4686

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.24 in. (2,216 mm); Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 19 psi; Left Rear -- 19 psi;
    Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires at Homestead this weekend . . . this is the first time these teams have run this tire set-up at Homestead, though they have run it at both Texas and Chicagoland this season . . . similar to what was run at Homestead last year, this right-side tire code (D-4686) employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- the outboard 10 inches of the tread (Traction Zone) features a compound that is designed for grip, while the inboard two inches of the tread (Endurance Zone) is toughened to enhance durability on the part of the tire sees the most heat and takes the most abuse . . . different from Homestead 2015, this right-side tire features a construction change, and a compound change on the outboard 10 inches to give the cars and trucks more grip . . . compared to Homestead last year, this left-side tire code (D-4684) features an updated construction and mold shape, as well as a compound change for more grip . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Homestead last December 14 . . . drivers participating in that test were Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Brian Scott and Martin Truex Jr. . . . 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.

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