Ford EcoBoost 200
|Sponsor||Ford EcoBoost engine|
|Distance||201-miles (323.478 km)|
|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.
First held as a points-paying event in 1996, the race has had fifteen different winners. An exhibition race, running 25 laps, was held on November 4, 1995; won by Geoff Bodine, it was the first racing event ever at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex.
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. 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. 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. Ted Musgrave won the final 250-mile race ahead of Travis Kvapil in 2001.
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. Ron Hornaday, Jr. recorded the win ahead of the defending winner Musgrave. The next five runnings of the race were won by Bobby Hamilton, Kasey Kahne, Todd Bodine, Mark Martin and Johnny Benson, Jr.. In 2008, Bodine became the first driver to win the event more than once. Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Johnny Sauter won the next three runnings of the event in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
|Year||Date||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|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|
- 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)
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|2||Todd Bodine||2005, 2008|
|Kyle Busch||2010, 2013|
Multiple winners (teams)
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|3||Ultra Motorsports||1999, 2001, 2004|
|2||Germain Racing||2005, 2008|
|Kyle Busch Motorsports||2010, 2013|
|# Wins||Make||Years Won|
|Chevrolet||2000, 2002, 2009, 2011–2012|
|Toyota||2005, 2007–2008, 2010, 2013|
|3||Dodge||2001, 2003, 2004|
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- "Homestead: Hornaday wins race, Bliss the championship". Motorsport. November 16, 2002. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
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