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Baptist Health 200
Homestead-Miami Speedway track map--Speedway.svg
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
VenueHomestead–Miami Speedway
LocationHomestead, Florida, United States
Corporate sponsorBaptist Health
First race1996 (1996)
Distance201 miles (323 km)
Laps134
Stages 1/2: 40
Final stage: 54
Previous namesFlorida Dodge Dealers 400 (1996–2001)
Ford 200 (2002–2011)
Ford EcoBoost 200 (2012–2019)
Most wins (driver)Kyle Busch (3)
Most wins (team)Kyle Busch Motorsports (5)
Most wins (manufacturer)Toyota (12)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns4

The Baptist Health 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 beginning with the 2002 season, the race was shortened by 50 miles.

History[edit]

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.[1] The following year, 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 Truck Series.

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.[1] 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.[1] Ted Musgrave won the final 250-mile race ahead of Travis Kvapil in 2001.[2]

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.[3] Ron Hornaday Jr. recorded the win ahead of the defending winner Musgrave.[3] The next five runnings of the race were won by Bobby Hamilton, Kasey Kahne, Todd Bodine, Mark Martin and Johnny Benson Jr.[1] In 2008, Bodine became the first driver to win the event more than once.[4] Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Johnny Sauter won the next three editions of the event in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

In 2020, the race was moved from the season finale to the third round of the schedule. Although initially scheduled for Friday, March 20,[5] the race was postponed to Saturday, June 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6] Baptist Health assumed naming rights for the event.[7]

The 2021 race was replaced by the Sunoco 159 at the Daytona International Speedway road course, a move that followed the Cup and Xfinity Series changing from Auto Club Speedway to Daytona because of COVID-19. However, the two higher series retained their Homestead races for the 2021 season.[8]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race distance Race time Average speed
(mph)
Ref
Laps Miles (km)
1996 March 17 7 Dave Rezendes Geoff Bodine Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:30:12 102 [9]
1997 March 16 98 Kenny Irwin Jr. Liberty Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:34:13 98.565 [10]
1998 April 4 14 Rick Crawford Circle Bar Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:11:17 114.475 [11]
1999 March 20 2 Mike Wallace Ultra Motorsports Ford 172* 258 (415.21) 2:20:58 109.813 [12]
2000 February 26 60 Andy Houston Addington Racing Chevrolet 167 250.5 (403.14) 1:55:50 129.755 [13]
2001 March 4 1 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:07:11 118.176 [14]
2002 November 15 11 Ron Hornaday Jr. Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet 134 201 (323.478) 1:30:30 133.26 [15]
2003 November 14 4 Bobby Hamilton Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge 134 201 (323.478) 1:40:08 120.439 [16]
2004 November 19 2 Kasey Kahne Ultra Motorsports Dodge 134 201 (323.478) 1:44:56 114.93 [17]
2005 November 19* 30 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:40:34 119.92 [18]
2006* November 17 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 134 201 (323.478) 1:35:42 126.019 [19]
2007 November 16 23 Johnny Benson Jr. Bill Davis Racing Toyota 138* 207 (333.134) 1:32:20 134.513 [20]
2008 November 14 30 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 137* 205.5 (330.72) 1:36:57 127.179 [21]
2009 November 20 4 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 136* 204 (328.306) 1:32:43 132.015 [22]
2010 November 19 18 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:41:43 118.55 [23]
2011 November 18 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Chevrolet 119* 178.5 (287.267) 1:25:25 125.385 [24]
2012 November 16 33 Cale Gale Eddie Sharp Racing Chevrolet 140* 210 (337.962) 1:43:47 121.407 [25]
2013 November 15 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 148* 222 (357.274) 2:01:57 109.225 [26]
2014 November 14 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:45:59 113.791 [27]
2015 November 20 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:35:10 126.725 [28]
2016 November 18 9 William Byron Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:32:57 129.747 [29]
2017 November 17 29 Chase Briscoe Brad Keselowski Racing Ford 134 201 (323.478) 1:28:58 135.556 [30]
2018 November 16 16 Brett Moffitt Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:30:13 133.684 [31]
2019 November 15 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:31:43 131.492 [32]
2020 June 13* 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:54:23 105.435 [33]
2021* Not held
2022 October 22 66 Ty Majeski ThorSport Racing Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:30:35 133.137 [34]
Notes
The 2006 field being told that there was one lap remaining
  • 1999, 2007–2009, and 2012–2013: Race was extended due to a NASCAR overtime finish.
  • 2005: Race postponed from Friday night to Saturday morning due to rain.
  • 2006: First Truck race at night.
  • 2011: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2018: Won both the race and championship.
  • 2020: Race postponed from March 20 to June 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2021: Race canceled and moved to the Daytona road course due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# of wins Driver Years won
3 Kyle Busch 2010, 2013, 2020
2 Todd Bodine 2005, 2008

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# of wins Team Years won
5 Kyle Busch Motorsports 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2020
3 Ultra Motorsports 1999, 2001, 2004
ThorSport Racing 2011, 2015, 2022
2 Germain Racing 2005, 2008
Hattori Racing Enterprises 2018, 2019

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# of wins Make Years won
12 Japan Toyota 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022
5 United States Ford 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2017
United States Chevrolet 2000, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012
3 United States Dodge 2001, 2003, 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Stanfield, Chris (November 24, 2009). "With title already won, still plenty to race for at Miami". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  2. ^ Rodman, Dave (March 4, 2001). "Musgrave easily wins Truck Series event at Homestead". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Retrieved July 23, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Homestead: Hornaday wins race, Bliss the championship". Motorsport. November 16, 2002. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  4. ^ "Benson wins Truck title over Hornaday in final laps". NASCAR. Turner Sports. November 17, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  5. ^ Norman, Brad (April 3, 2019). "2020 schedules for Xfinity Series, Gander Trucks unveiled". NASCAR. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "NASCAR postpones Atlanta, Homestead races". ESPN. March 13, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Baptist Health is named Entitlement Sponsor of the Homestead-Miami Speedway's 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race". Homestead–Miami Speedway (Press release). June 5, 2020. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "New 2021 Event Dates & Details Announced". Homestead–Miami Speedway. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
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  14. ^ "2001 Florida Dodge Dealers 400K". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
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  17. ^ "2004 Ford 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
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  21. ^ "2008 Ford 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  22. ^ "2009 Ford 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  23. ^ "2010 Ford 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  24. ^ "2011 Ford 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  25. ^ "2012 Ford EcoBoost 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  26. ^ "2013 Ford EcoBoost 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  27. ^ "2014 Ford EcoBoost 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  28. ^ "2015 Ford EcoBoost 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  29. ^ "2016 Ford EcoBoost 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  30. ^ "2017 Ford EcoBoost 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  31. ^ "2018 Ford EcoBoost 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  32. ^ "2019 Ford EcoBoost 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  33. ^ "2020 Baptist Health 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  34. ^ "2022 Baptist Health 200". Retrieved October 22, 2022.

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