* – Based on last 10 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2005 – 2014).
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............................ 110.2
Matt Kenseth............................. 108.9
Martin Truex Jr.......................... 106.6
Kevin Harvick............................ 102.5
Jeff Gordon.............................. 100.7
Jimmie Johnson.......................... 97.5
Denny Hamlin............................. 95.9
Clint Bowyer............................... 93.2
Kyle Busch................................. 91.5
Kasey Kahne.............................. 90.1
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2014 races (10 total) among active drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
2014 pole winner:
Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet
180.747 mph, 29.876 secs. 11-14-14
2014 race winner:
Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet
122.280 mph, (03:16:31), 11-16-14
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
·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) andTony Stewart in 2012 (made up three points on Carl Edwards).
·There have been 16 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 16.
·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.
·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.
·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 Serieswith 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 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.
·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 five.
·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 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.
Additional Finishing Positions
·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.
Additional Finishing Positions
·Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick lead the series in top-10 finishes at Homestead with 12 each; followed byJimmie 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).
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.
·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)
·Danica Patrick became the first female driver to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami in 2013.
NASCAR in Florida
·There have been 179 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races among eight tracks in Florida.
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach & Road Course
Palm Beach Speedway
W. Palm Beach
Five Flags Speedway
Golden Gate Speedway
·177 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Florida.
·There have been 10 race winners from Florida in NASCAR’s three national series.
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 leadsthe 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’svictory 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.
Larson will attempt to post his 75th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend at Miami. Larson is tied with Justin Allgaier for 227th on the all-time NSCS starts list one start behind Casey Atwood (75) in 226th.
75th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Career Start
Allgaier will attempt to post his 75th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend at Miami. Larson is tied with Kyle Larson for 227th on the all-time NSCS starts list one start behind Casey Atwood (75) in 226th.
76th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Win
Jimmie Johnson is eighth on the all-time NSCS wins list, just one win behind NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt in seventh (76 wins).
50th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Win
Stewart is 12th on the all-time NSCS wins list, two wins behind NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett in 10th (50 wins).
475th NASCAR Sprint Cup Top-10 Finish
Gordon will attempt to post his 475th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top-10 finish this weekend at Miami. Gordon is currently second on the all-time NSCS top-10 finishes list 236 top 10s behind Richard Petty in first.
25,000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Laps Led
Gordon can become the sixth driver in NSCS history to lead 25,000 laps; joining Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, David Pearson and Bobby Allison.
200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Wins
The No. 43 car is second on the all-time NSCS wins list, five wins behind the No. 11 car in first (205). The last win for the No. 43 car came at Daytona (July) last season.
50 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Wins
The No. 20 car is 19th on the NSCS all-time wins list, four wins behind the No. 27 and 18 cars in 17th/18th (with 52 each).