Ford EcoBoost 400

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Ford EcoBoost 400
Ford EcoBoost 400 logo.png
Venue Homestead-Miami Speedway
Sponsor Ford EcoBoost engine
First race 1999
Distance 400.5 miles (644.542 km)
Laps 267
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).

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
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
The start of the 2009 race
  • 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)[edit]

# 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)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
7 Roush Fenway Racing 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2013

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
7 Ford 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
3 Chevrolet 2003, 2011, 2012
2 Pontiac 1999, 2000
Toyota 2009, 2013
1 Dodge 2001

Notable moments[edit]

  • 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.

Television broadcasters[edit]

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.

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2013 ESPN Allen Bestwick Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
2012
2011
2010 Marty Reid
2009 ABC Jerry Punch
2008
2007 Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
2006 NBC Bill Weber Benny Parsons
Wally Dallenbach
2005
2004 Allen Bestwick
2003
2002
2001
2000 Benny Parsons
1999 Joe Gibbs
Mike Wallace

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


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