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 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300.
Ford EcoBoost 300
Ford EcoBoost 300 logo.png
Homestead-Miami Speedway track map--Speedway.svg
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Venue Homestead-Miami Speedway
Corporate sponsor Ford Motor Company
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 Xfinity Series race that takes place at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race is part of the NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend, and is the Championship Round(final race of the season for the Xfinity Series), It takes place before the Ford EcoBoost 400, the Championship round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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. However, the 1998 running was covered by ESPN because CBS had regained the rights to the NFL. One year later, from 1999–2004, the race was broadcast on NBC, who would continue to broadcast the event until 2004 until the rights were shifted to TNT for 2005 and 2006. NBC was expected to air the 2005 race, but moved it to TNT due to commitments to show a Notre Dame home game. From 2007 to 2014, the race aired on ESPN2. The 2015 event was scheduled to be broadcast on NBC, the 2016 race will be broadcast on NBCSN(still part of the NBC package).[1]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
1995 CBS Mike Joy Buddy Baker
Ned Jarrett
1996
1997
1998 ESPN Bob Jenkins Ned Jarrett
Benny Parsons
1999 NBC Allen Bestwick Benny Parsons (1999-2006)
Wally Dallenbach (1999-2006)
Joe Gibbs (2000)
Mike Wallace (1999)
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005 NBC Bill Weber
2006
2007 ESPN2 Jerry Punch Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
2008
2009
2010 Marty Reid Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
2011 Allen Bestwick
Marty Reid
2012
2013
2014
2015 NBC Rick Allen Jeff Burton
Steve Letarte
2016 NBC

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
2014*[2] November 15 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 206* 309 (497.287) 2:40:36 115.442
2015 November 21 Kyle Larson HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:20:20 128.266
  • 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 & 2014: Race extended due to a green–white–checker finish.
  • 2005: First race at night.
  • 2007: Final race under Anheuser-Busch sponsorship.
  • 2009: Kyle Busch won both the race and championship.
  • 2014: Final race under Nationwide Insurance sponsorship.

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
Matt Kenseth 2006, 2014

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
Joe Gibbs Racing 2009, 2010, 2014
2 Richard Childress Racing 2004, 2007

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
9 United States Chevrolet 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2015
6 United States Ford 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2013
3 Japan Toyota 2009, 2010, 2014
2 United States Dodge 2005, 2011
1 United States Pontiac 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 NBC SPORTS GROUP NASCAR SPRINT CUP AND NATIONWIDE SERIES SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED". NBC Sports Group. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Ford EcoBoost 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 

See also[edit]


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