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Homestead-Miami Speedway Data

Homestead-Miami Speedway Data

Season Race #: 36 of 36 (11-22-15)

Chase Race #: 10

Track Size: 1.5-mile

Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 18-20 degrees

Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 18-20 degrees

Banking/Frontstretch: 4 degrees

Banking/Backstretch: 4 degrees

Frontstretch Length: 1,760 feet

Backstretch Length: 1,760 feet

Race Length: 267 laps / 400.5 miles

 

Top 10 Driver Ratings at Homestead

Carl Edwards………………………. 109.4

Matt Kenseth………………………. 108.4

Martin Truex Jr…………………….. 105.0

Kevin Harvick………………………. 104.3

Jeff Gordon…………………………. 100.6

Jimmie Johnson…………………….. 96.8

Denny Hamlin……………………….. 96.3

Kyle Busch…………………………… 95.5

Kyle Larson………………………….. 92.8

Brad Keselowski……………………. 88.8

Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (11 total) among active drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

Qualifying/Race Data

2015 pole winner:

Denny Hamlin, Toyota

176.655 mph, 30.568 secs. 11-20-15

 

2015 race winner:

Kyle Busch, Toyota

131.755 mph, (03:02:23), 11-22-15

 

Track qualifying record:

Brad Keselowski, Ford

181.238 mph, 29.795 secs. 11-14-14

Set in Round 1 of 3

 

Track race record:

Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet

142.245 mph, (2:48:56), 11-18-12

Homestead-Miami Speedway:

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.
  • Since the inception of the position-based points system in 1975, only four drivers have made up a points deficit in the season finale: Richard Petty in 1979 (made up two points on Darrell Waltrip), Alan Kulwicki in 1992 (made up 30 points on Davey Allison), Jimmie Johnson in 2010 (made up 15 points on Denny Hamlin) and Tony Stewart in 2012 (made up three points on Carl Edwards).

 

Starts

  • There have been 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, one per season since 1999.
  • 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.

 

Poles

  • 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.
  • Youngest Homestead-Miami pole winner: Joey Logano (11/18/2012 – 22 years, 5 months, 25 days).
  • Oldest Homestead-Miami pole winner: Bill Elliott (11/11/2001 – 46 years, 1 month, 3 days).
  • Jamie McMurray (November, 2003) and David Reutimann (November, 2008) won their first career Coors Light poles at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

Wins

  • 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 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.
  • Two drivers have won consecutive races at Homestead-Miami: Tony Stewart (1999 – 2000) and Greg Biffle (2004 – 2006, three straight).
  • Roush Fenway Racing leads the series in wins at Homestead with seven, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing with six.
  • Youngest Homestead winner: Kurt Busch (11/17/2002 – 24 years, 3 months, 13 days).
  • Oldest Homestead winner: Bill Elliott (11/11/2001 – 46 years, 1 month, 3 days).
  • 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.

 

Additional Finishing Positions

  • 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).

 

Track / Event Specific Stats

  • 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.
  • Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather conditions at Homestead-Miami.
  • None of the 17 series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway have been shortened due to weather.
  • 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)

 

Female Competitors

  • Danica Patrick became the first female driver to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami in 2013.
Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Date Driver Rating
Danica Patrick 35 24 11/22/2015 64.7
Danica Patrick 32 18 11/16/2014 67.7
Danica Patrick 24 20 11/17/2013 61.4
AVERAGES 30.3 20.7   64.6

 

 

NASCAR in Florida

  • There have been 362 NASCAR national series races among 10 tracks in the state of Florida.
Track Name City NSCS NXS NCWTS Total Races
Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach 139 50 17 266
Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead 17 21 20 64
Daytona Beach & Road Course Daytona Beach 10 0 0 10
Palm Beach Speedway W. Palm Beach 7 0 0 7
Speedway Park Jacksonville 6 0 0 6
Volusia County Speedway Barberville 0 4 0 4
Walt Disney World Speedway Orlando 0 0 2 2
Five Flags Speedway Pensacola 1 0 0 1
Golden Gate Speedway Tampa 1 0 0 1
Titusville-Cocoa Speedway Titusville 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 182 75 39 362

 

  • The first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Florida was on July 10 1949 at the Daytona Beach & Road Course in Daytona Beach, Florida – the event was won by Red Byron (Oldsmobile).

 

Florida Drivers in NASCAR

  • 177 drivers that have made at least one start in a NASCAR national series have their home state recorded as Florida.
  • There have been 12 NASCAR national series race winners from the state of Florida.
Driver NSCS Wins NXS Wins NCWTS Wins
Fireball Roberts 33 0 0
LeeRoy Yarbrough 14 0 0
Marshall Teague 7 0 0
Joe Nemechek 4 16 0
Bobby Johns 2 0 0
David Reutimann 2 1 1
Aric Almirola 1 2 2
Shorty Rollins 1 0 0
Bernard Alvarez 0 0 0
Rick Wilson 0 2 0
Joey Coulter 0 0 1
Ben Kennedy 0 0 1
TOTALS 64 21 5

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Milestones
Drivers Has Needs Milestones
Tony Stewart 49 1 50th win; Tie Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson for 11th on all-time NSCS wins list
Kyle Busch 38 1 Tie Tim Flock for 18th on all-time NSCS wins list
Matt Kenseth 38 1 Tie Tim Flock for 18th on all-time NSCS wins list
Kurt Busch 28 1 Tie Denny Hamlin for 25th on all-time NSCS wins list
Carl Edwards 28 1 Tie Denny Hamlin for 25th on all-time NSCS wins list
Ryan Newman 51 3 To tie Bill Elliott for eighth on the all-time NSCS poles list
Jimmie Johnson 35 1 Tie Rusty Wallace and Rex White for 17th on all-time NSCS poles list
Kasey Kahne 27 1 Break the tie with Terry Labonte to become solely 25th on all-time NSCS poles list
Denny Hamlin 24 1 Break the tie with Alan Kulwicki to become solely 28th on all-time NSCS poles list
Kevin Harvick 48 1 Break the tie with Lee Petty and become solely 10th on all-time NSCS second-place finishes list
Kyle Busch 36 1 Tie Bobby Isaac and Ned Jarrett for 17th on all-time NSCS second-place finishes list
Matt Kenseth 29 1 Tie Ricky Rudd for 25th on all-time NSCS second-place finishes list
Carl Edwards 124 1 Become the 30th driver in series history to post 125 or more top-five finishes
Tony Stewart 12,819 181 To become 11th NSCS driver all-time to lead 13,000 or more laps
Kurt Busch 8,861 139 To become 20th NSCS driver all-time to lead 9,000 or more laps
Greg Biffle 5,844 156 To become 34th NSCS driver all-time to lead 6,000 or more laps
Brad Keselowski 4,832 168 To become 39th NSCS driver all-time to lead 5,000 or more laps
Ryan Newman 4,702 298 To become 39th NSCS driver all-time to lead 5,000 or more laps
Track Specific Milestones  
Drivers Has Needs Milestones
Kurt Busch 2 1 To break the tie with Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne to become the sole series leader in poles at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Carl Edwards 2 1 To break the tie with Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne to become the sole series leader in poles at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Jimmie Johnson 2 1 To break the tie with Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne to become the sole series leader in poles at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Kasey Kahne 2 1 To break the tie with Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch to become the sole series leader in poles at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Greg Biffle 3 1 Break the tie with Tony Stewart to become sole series leader in wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Tony Stewart 3 1 Break the tie with Greg Biffle to become sole series leader in wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Carl Edwards 2 1 Tie Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart for the series most wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Denny Hamlin 2 1 Tie Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart for the series most wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Joe Gibbs 6 1 Tie Jack Roush for the series most car owner wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

 

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