Ford EcoBoost 200

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Ford EcoBoost 200
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Venue Homestead-Miami Speedway
Location Homestead, Florida, United States
Corporate sponsor Ford Motor Company
First race 1996 (1996)
Distance 201 miles (323 km)
Laps 134 (Stage 1: 40 Stage 2: 40 Stage 3: 54)
Previous names Florida Dodge Dealers 400 (1996–2001)
Ford 200 (2002–2011)
Most wins (driver) Todd Bodine
Kyle Busch (2)
Most wins (team) Kyle Busch Motorsports (4)
Most wins (manufacturer) Toyota (7)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns 4

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

History[edit]

First held as a points-paying event in 1996, the race has had fifteen different winners.[1] An exhibition race, running 25 laps, was held on November 4, 1995, won by Geoff Bodine.[2]

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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[3] Ted Musgrave won the final 250-mile race ahead of Travis Kvapil in 2001.[4]

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.[5] Ron Hornaday, Jr. recorded the win ahead of the defending winner Musgrave.[5] The next five runnings of the race were won by Bobby Hamilton, Kasey Kahne, Todd Bodine, Mark Martin and Johnny Benson, Jr..[3] In 2008, Bodine became the first driver to win the event more than once.[6] Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Johnny Sauter won the next three runnings of the event in 2009, 2010 and 2011.[1]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race distance Race time Average speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1996 March 17 7 Dave Rezendes Geoff Bodine Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:30:12 102
1997* March 16 98 Kenny Irwin Jr. Liberty Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:34:13 98.565
1998 April 4 14 Rick Crawford Circle Bar Racing Ford 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:11:17 114.475
1999 March 20 2 Mike Wallace Ultra Motorsports Ford 172* 258 (415.21) 2:20:58 109.813
2000 February 26 60 Andy Houston Addington Racing Chevrolet 167 250.5 (403.14) 1:55:50 129.755
2001 March 4 1 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 167 250.5 (403.14) 2:07:11 118.176
2002 November 15 11 Ron Hornaday Jr. Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet 134 201 (323.478) 1:30:30 133.26
2003 November 14 4 Bobby Hamilton Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge 134 201 (323.478) 1:40:08 120.439
2004 November 19 2 Kasey Kahne Ultra Motorsports Dodge 134 201 (323.478) 1:44:56 114.93
2005 November 19* 30 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:40:34 119.92
2006* November 17 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 134 201 (323.478) 1:35:42 126.019
2007 November 16 23 Johnny Benson Jr. Bill Davis Racing Toyota 138* 207 (333.134) 1:32:20 134.513
2008 November 14 30 Todd Bodine Germain Racing Toyota 137* 205.5 (330.72) 1:36:57 127.179
2009 November 20 4 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 136* 204 (328.306) 1:32:43 132.015
2010 November 19 18 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:41:43 118.55
2011 November 18 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Chevrolet 119* 178.5 (287.267) 1:25:25 125.385
2012 November 16 33 Cale Gale Eddie Sharp Racing Chevrolet 140* 210 (337.962) 1:43:47 121.407
2013 November 15 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 148* 222 (357.274) 2:01:57 109.225
2014 November 14 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:45:59 113.791
2015 November 20 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:35:10 126.725
2016 November 18 9 William Byron Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 201 (323.478) 1:32:57 129.747
Notes
The 2006 field being told that there was one lap remaining
  • 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, 2007–2009, and 2012–2013: The Race was extended due to an overtime.
  • 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)[edit]

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

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# of wins Team Years won
4 Kyle Busch Motorsports 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016
3 Ultra Motorsports 1999, 2001, 2004
2 Germain Racing 2005, 2008
ThorSport Racing 2011, 2015

Manufacturer wins[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Homestead-Miami Speedway". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The History of Homestead-Miami Speedway". Homestead-Miami Speedway. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d Stanfield, Chris (November 24, 2009). "With title already won, still plenty to race for at Miami". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rodman, Dave (March 4, 2001). "Musgrave easily wins Truck Series event at Homestead". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Homestead: Hornaday wins race, Bliss the championship". Motorsport. November 16, 2002. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Benson wins Truck title over Hornaday in final laps". NASCAR. Turner Sports. November 17, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 


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