Ford EcoBoost 200

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Ford EcoBoost 200
Ford EcoBoost 200 logo.jpg
Venue Homestead-Miami Speedway
Sponsor Ford EcoBoost engine
First race 1996
Distance 201-miles (323.478 km)
Laps 134
Previous names Florida Dodge Dealers 400 (1996-2001)
Ford 200 (2002-2011)

The Ford EcoBoost 200 is an annual 200-mile (321.869 km) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. The race began as a 250-mile race in 1996, but for the 2002 season, the race was shortened 50 miles.

History[edit]

The 2006 field being told that there was one lap remaining

First held as a points-paying event in 1996, the race has had fifteen different winners.[1] An exhibition race, running 25 laps, was held on November 4, 1995, won by Geoff Bodine.[2]

Beginning as a 250-mile race, the inaugural race in 1996 was won by Ford racing driver Dave Rezendes after starting the race tenth on the grid.[3] Kenny Irwin, Jr. and Rick Crawford won the second and third running of the race, while Mike Wallace won the event in 1999 after going an extra seven miles.[3] In 2000, Chevrolet racing driver, Andy Houston won the event after qualifying third on the grid; the highest starting position for any of the winners at the time.[3] Ted Musgrave won the final 250-mile race ahead of Travis Kvapil in 2001.[4]

For the 2002 running of the race, the race's distance was shortened by 50 miles and was moved to November, becoming the last race in the championship season.[5] Ron Hornaday, Jr. recorded the win ahead of the defending winner Musgrave.[5] The next five runnings of the race were won by Bobby Hamilton, Kasey Kahne, Todd Bodine, Mark Martin and Johnny Benson, Jr..[3] In 2008, Bodine became the first driver to win the event more than once.[6] Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Johnny Sauter won the next three runnings of the event in 2009, 2010 and 2011.[1]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1996 March 17 Dave Rezendes Geoff Bodine Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:30:12 102
1997* March 16 Kenny Irwin, Jr. Liberty Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:34:13 98.565
1998 April 4 Rick Crawford Circle Bar Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:11:17 114.475
1999 March 20 Mike Wallace Ultra Motorsports Ford 172* 258 (415.21) 2:20:58 109.813
2000 February 26 Andy Houston Addington Racing Chevrolet 167 250.5 (403.14) 1:55:50 129.755
2001 March 4 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:07:11 118.176
2002 November 15 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet 134 201 (323.478) 1:30:30 133.26
2003 November 14 Bobby Hamilton Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge 134 201 (323.478) 1:40:08 120.439
2004 November 19 Kasey Kahne Ultra Motorsports Dodge 134 201 (323.478) 1:44:56 114.93
2005 November 19* Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:40:34 119.92
2006* November 17 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 134 201 (323.478) 1:35:42 126.019
2007 November 16 Johnny Benson, Jr. Bill Davis Racing Toyota 138* 207 (333.134) 1:32:20 134.513
2008 November 14 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 137* 205.5 (330.72) 1:36:57 127.179
2009 November 20 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 136* 204 (328.306) 1:32:43 132.015
2010 November 19 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:41:43 118.55
2011 November 18 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Chevrolet 119* 178.5 (287.267) 1:25:25 125.385
2012 November 16 Cale Gale Eddie Sharp Racing Chevrolet 140* 210 (337.962) 1:43:47 121.407
2013 November 15 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 148* 222 (357.274) 2:01:57 109.225
Notes
  • 1997: John Nemechek was seriously injured in a crash during the race, and died several days later, becoming the first of two drivers (the other being Tony Roper in 2000) to die from injuries sustained in a crash in the Camping World Truck Series.
  • 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013: Race extended due to one or more Green-white-checker finishes.
  • 2005: Race postponed from Friday night to Saturday morning due to rain.
  • 2006: First truck race at night.
  • 2011: The race was shortened due to rain.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Todd Bodine 2005, 2008
Kyle Busch 2010, 2013

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
3 Ultra Motorsports 1999, 2001, 2004
2 Germain Racing 2005, 2008
Kyle Busch Motorsports 2010, 2013

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
5 United States Ford 1996–1999, 2006
United States Chevrolet 2000, 2002, 2009, 2011–2012
Japan Toyota 2005, 2007–2008, 2010, 2013
3 United States Dodge 2001, 2003, 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Homestead-Miami Speedway". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The History of Homestead-Miami Speedway". Homestead-Miami Speedway. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d Stanfield, Chris (November 24, 2009). "With title already won, still plenty to race for at Miami". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rodman, Dave (March 4, 2001). "Musgrave easily wins Truck Series event at Homestead". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Homestead: Hornaday wins race, Bliss the championship". Motorsport. November 16, 2002. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Benson wins Truck title over Hornaday in final laps". NASCAR. Turner Sports. November 17, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 


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