Ford EcoBoost 300

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This article is about the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. For the race at Bristol Motor Speedway that used this name in 2012, see Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300.
Ford EcoBoost 300
Ford EcoBoost 300 race logo.jpg
Venue Homestead-Miami Speedway
Sponsor Ford EcoBoost engine
First race 1995
Distance 300 miles (482.803 km)
Laps 200
Previous names Jiffy Lube Miami 300 (1995–1998)
HotWheels.com 300 (1999)
Miami 300 (2000)
GNC Live Well 300 (2001)
Ford 300 (2002–2011)

The Ford EcoBoost 300 is a NASCAR Nationwide Series race that takes place at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race is part of the NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend, and is the final race of the season for the Nationwide Series.

Television coverage[edit]

The 1995 event was the first race held at the newly opened Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsport Complex, and was covered by CBS from 1995–97.

The 1998 running however was covered by ESPN because CBS had regained the rights to the NFL.

NBC would later cover the event from 1999–2004, before the rights were shifted to TNT for 2005 and 2006. NBC was to air the 2005 race, but moved it to TNT due to commitments to show a Notre Dame home game.

Since 2007, the race has aired on ESPN2.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1995 November 5 Dale Jarrett Dale Jarrett Ford 200 300 (482.803) 3:16:28 92.229
1996 November 3 Kevin Lepage Lepage Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:32:04 119.158
1997* November 9 Joe Nemechek* NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:39:26 112.9
1998 November 15 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:18:53 129.605
1999 November 13 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:24:28 124.596
2000 November 11 Jeff Gordon JG Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:23:29 125.45
2001 November 10 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:10 132.191
2002 November 16 Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:42 123.542
2003 November 15 Kasey Kahne Akins Motorsports Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:28:18 121.376
2004 November 20 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 202* 303 (487.631) 2:45:22 110.482
2005* November 19 Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:24:41 124.41
2006 November 18 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:16 126.523
2007* November 17 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:39:59 112.512
2008 November 15 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:33:24 117.34
2009 November 21 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:49 126.924
2010 November 20 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:42:32 110.747
2011 November 19 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:30:47 119.377
2012 November 17 Regan Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:19:44 128.817
2013 November 16 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:45:06 109.025
  • 1997: After his brother John Nemechek died in the Truck race earlier that year at the track, Joe Nemechek scores an emotional win at the season finale, 9 months later at the same track that took his brother's life.
  • 2004: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
  • 2005: First race at night.
  • 2007: Final race under Anheuser-Busch sponsorship.
  • 2009: Kyle Busch wins both the race and championship.

Track configuration notes

  • 1995–1996: Rectangular oval
  • 1997–2002: Standard oval with flat turns
  • 2003–Present: Standard oval with steep variable banking

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 Joe Nemechek 1997, 1999, 2001
2 Jeff Burton 1998, 2007
Kyle Busch 2009-2010
Brad Keselowski 2011, 2013

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
3 NEMCO Motorsports 1997, 1999, 2001
Roush Fenway Racing 1998, 2006, 2008
Penske Racing 2005, 2011, 2013
2 Richard Childress Racing 2004, 2007
Joe Gibbs Racing 2009-2010

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
8 United States Chevrolet 1996-1997, 1999-2001, 2004, 2007, 2012
6 United States Ford 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2013
2 United States Dodge 2005, 2011
Japan Toyota 2009-2010
1 United States Pontiac 2002

See also[edit]


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