Ford EcoBoost 400
|Sponsor||Ford EcoBoost engine|
|Distance||400.5 miles (644.542 km)|
|Previous names||Pennzoil 400 (1999–2000)
Pennzoil Freedom 400 (2001)
Ford 400 (2002–2011)
The Ford EcoBoost 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. The inaugural race was held in 1999, and has been the final race in the Sprint Cup Series season since 2002, as well as the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup since 2004. It is also part of the Ford Championship Weekend, which consists of two other races, the Ford EcoBoost 200 and the Ford EcoBoost 300. The race is contested over 267 laps, 400.5 miles (644.542 km).
|Year||Date||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed
|1999||November 14||Tony Stewart||Joe Gibbs Racing||Pontiac||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:51:14||140.335||Report|
|2000||November 12||Tony Stewart||Joe Gibbs Racing||Pontiac||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:08:30||127.480||Report|
|2001||November 11||Bill Elliott||Evernham Motorsports||Dodge||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:24:36||117.449||Report|
|2002*||November 17||Kurt Busch||Roush Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:26:20||116.462||Report|
|2003*||November 16||Bobby Labonte||Joe Gibbs Racing||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:25:37||116.868||Report|
|2004||November 21||Greg Biffle||Roush Racing||Ford||271*||406.5 (654.198)||3:50:55||105.623||Report|
|2005*||November 20||Greg Biffle||Roush Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:02:50||131.932||Report|
|2006||November 19||Greg Biffle||Roush Racing||Ford||268*||402 (646.956)||3:12:23||125.375||Report|
|2007||November 18||Matt Kenseth||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:02:12||131.888||Report|
|2008||November 16||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:05:36||129.472||Report|
|2009||November 22||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:06:18||126.986||Report|
|2010||November 21||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:09:50||126.585||Report|
|2011||November 20||Tony Stewart||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:29:00||114.976||Report|
|2012||November 18||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||267||400.5 (644.542)||2:48:56||142.245||Report|
|2013||November 17||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||267||400.5 (644.542)||3:03:52||130.693||Report|
- 2002: Last race on an old layout.
- 2003: First race on a new layout.
- 2004 and 2006: Race extended due to a Green-white-checker finish.
- 2005: First race run under the lights, after being installed during the summer.
Multiple winners (drivers)
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|3||Greg Biffle||2004, 2005, 2006|
|Tony Stewart||1999, 2000, 2011|
|2||Carl Edwards||2008, 2010|
|Denny Hamlin||2009, 2013|
Multiple winners (teams)
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|7||Roush Fenway Racing||2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010|
|5||Joe Gibbs Racing||1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2013|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|7||Ford||2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010|
|3||Chevrolet||2003, 2011, 2012|
- 2001: Bill Elliott's 41st career win snapped his 226 race winless streak, the longest streak in between race wins, dating back to Darlington in 1994.
- 2003: Bobby Labonte's win was marked by a flat tire for leader Bill Elliott on the last lap.
- 2005: In the first night race at the track, Greg Biffle dueled teammate Mark Martin over the final 7 laps to edge Martin for the win by 0.017 of a second.
- 2007: Last race with the old car. Matt Kenseth leads 214 of the 267 laps to score the final win before the COT went full-time in 2008.
- 2011: Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards finished First and Second in the race, and First and Second in the Sprint Cup Point Standings. Stewart won both the race and the championship.
- 2012: Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Sprint Cup Championship, his first Cup title. Jeff Gordon won the race beating Clint Bowyer who both fought the week before at Phoenix after crashing, his first win at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leaving only Kentucky Speedway as the only track he has failed to win at as of November 13, 2013.
NBC had televised the race from 1999–2006, and was the only race carried by the network for the first two years as TV contracts were negotiated on a track-by-track basis until the 2001 season. ABC televised the race from 2007–2009. ESPN has televised the race since 2010. ESPN's contract expires after the 2014 race. Starting in 2015, the race will return to NBC.
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