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Contender Boats 300
NASCAR Xfinity Series
VenueHomestead–Miami Speedway
LocationHomestead, Florida, United States
Corporate sponsorContender Boats
First race1995 (1995)
Distance300 miles (480 km)
Laps167
Stages 1/2: 40 each
Final stage: 87
Previous namesJiffy Lube Miami 300 (1995–1998)
HotWheels.com 300 (1999)
Miami 300 (2000)
GNC Live Well 300 (2001)
Ford 300 (2002–2011)
Ford EcoBoost 300 (2012–2019)
Hooters 250 (2020 race 1)
Contender Boats 250 (2020–2021)
Most wins (driver)Joe Nemechek (3)
Most wins (team)Joe Gibbs Racing (5)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (14)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns4

Stock car racing events in the NASCAR Xfinity Series has been held at the Homestead–Miami Speedway since the track's inauguration in 1995. For much of its history, it was the final race of the second-tier series' season. The event is currently named Contender Boats 300 for sponsorship reasons; with exception of one-off emergency races in 2020 and a one-off change in 2021, the race has been held as a 300-mile race.

Sam Mayer is the defending winner.

Race history[edit]

The race at Homestead was added to the then-Busch Series calendar in 1995, and was immediately positioned as the final event of the series' season. Through the 2001 season, the Busch Series was the only one of NASCAR's three major series to end its season at the track. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series began racing at the track in 1996 with an early season date, while the NASCAR Cup Series placed the series on its 1999 schedule and gave it the penultimate race date on its schedule.

In 2002, NASCAR began having its season ending weekend at Homestead, with all three series crowning their respective champions at the end of the weekend. The 300 mile event was run on Saturday of that weekend, and carried sponsorship from Ford Motor Company until 2019.

In 2020, the race date was changed to early spring as part of a schedule realignment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race was moved to June and changed from a single 300-mile race to two races combined for a total distance of 501 miles, replacing a date at Iowa Speedway.[1] Hooters assumed naming rights for the first race, while Contender Boats, a local boat manufacturer, sponsored the second, a Dash 4 Cash event.[2][3][4] The Sunday race was originally named the 2020Census.gov 300 as the United States Census was going on at the time of the initially-scheduled date.[5]

For the 2021 season, the race was originally announced as reverting to its original 300-mile distance with Contender Boats returning as title sponsor,[6] but it instead remained at 250 miles with 167 laps and the Contender Boats 250 race name.[7][8]

A NASCAR bulletin that Fox Sports' Bob Pockrass received notes the 300-mile distance will return in 2022.

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Ref
Laps Miles (km)
1995 November 5 32 United States Dale Jarrett Dale Jarrett Ford 200 300 (482.803) 3:16:28 92.229 [9]
1996 November 3 88 United States Kevin Lepage Lepage Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:32:04 119.158 [10]
1997 November 9 87 United States Joe Nemechek* NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:39:26 112.9 [11]
1998 November 15 9 United States Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:18:53 129.605 [12]
1999 November 13 87 United States Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:24:28 124.596 [13]
2000 November 11 24 United States Jeff Gordon JG Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:23:29 125.45 [14]
2001 November 10 87 United StatesJoe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:10 132.191 [15]
2002 November 16 23 United StatesScott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing Pontiac 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:42 123.542 [16]
2003 November 15 38 United States Kasey Kahne Akins Motorsports Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:28:18 121.376 [17]
2004 November 20 29 United States Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 202* 303 (487.631) 2:45:22 110.482 [18]
2005* November 19 39 United States Ryan Newman Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:24:41 124.41 [19]
2006 November 18 17 United States Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:16 126.523 [20]
2007* November 17 29 United States Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:39:59 112.512 [21]
2008 November 15 60 United States Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:33:24 117.34 [22]
2009 November 21 18 United States Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:49 126.924 [23]
2010 November 20 18 United States Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:42:32 110.747 [24]
2011 November 19 22 United StatesBrad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 200 300 (482.803) 2:30:47 119.377 [25]
2012 November 17 5 United States Regan Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:19:44 128.817 [26]
2013 November 16 48 United States Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:45:06 109.025 [27]
2014* November 15 20 United States Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 206* 309 (497.287) 2:40:36 115.442 [28]
2015 November 21 42 United States Kyle Larson HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:20:20 128.266 [29]
2016 November 19 19 MexicoDaniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:34:34 116.455 [30]
2017 November 18 00 United States Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:12:13 136.14 [31]
2018 November 17 9 United States Tyler Reddick JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:08:06 140.515 [32]
2019 November 16 2 United States Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:31:49 118.564 [33]
2020 June 13* 20 United States Harrison Burton Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 167 250.5 (403.140) 2:06:34 118.752 [34]
June 14* 98 United States Chase Briscoe Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 177* 265.5 (427.280) 2:15:52 117.247 [35]
2021 February 27* 2 United States Myatt Snider Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 179* 268.5 (432.108) 2:30:59 103.72 [36]
2022 October 22 9 United States Noah Gragson JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:24:08 124.884 [37]
2023 October 21 1 United States Sam Mayer JR Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:34:29 116.517 [38]
2024 October 26

Notes[edit]

  • 2004, 2014, 2020 II, & 2021: Races extended due to NASCAR overtime.
  • 2020: Race postponed from March 21 due to COVID-19 pandemic; event format changed to twin 250-mile races due to Iowa Speedway's cancellation.
  • 2021: Race moved from February 20 due to scheduling changes triggered by Auto Club Speedway's cancellation.

Track configuration notes[edit]

  • 1995–1996: Rectangular oval
  • 1997–2002: True oval; low banking
  • 2003–present: True oval; steep, progressive banking

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
3 United States Joe Nemechek 1997, 1999, 2001
2 United States Jeff Burton 1998, 2007
United States Kyle Busch 2009, 2010
United States Brad Keselowski 2011, 2013
United States Matt Kenseth 2006, 2014
United States Tyler Reddick 2018, 2019

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
5 Joe Gibbs Racing 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2020 (1 of 2)
4 Richard Childress Racing 2004, 2007, 2019, 2021
JR Motorsports 2012, 2018, 2022, 2023
3 NEMCO Motorsports 1997, 1999, 2001
Roush Fenway Racing 1998, 2006, 2008
Penske Racing 2005, 2011, 2013
2 Stewart-Haas Racing 2017, 2020 (1 of 2)

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
14 United States Chevrolet 1996, 1997, 1999-2001, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021-2023
8 United States Ford 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2017, 2020 (1 of 2)
5 Japan Toyota 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2020 (1 of 2)
2 United States Dodge 2005, 2011
1 United States Pontiac 2002

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norris, Brad. "NASCAR realigns 2020 schedule, shifts events from Chicagoland, Richmond, Sonoma". NASCAR.com. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "Dash 4 Cash is back: 2020 dates, tracks, results for Xfinity Series". NASCAR. June 1, 2020. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Hooters Backing First Of Two Miami Xfinity Races". Speed Sport. June 8, 2020. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  4. ^ "Contender Boats Named Entitlement Sponsor for One of Homestead-Miami Speedway's Two 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Races". Homestead–Miami Speedway (Press release). June 11, 2020. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "Homestead-Miami Speedway's NASCAR Xfinity Series Race to be Named 2020CENSUS.GOV 300". Homestead–Miami Speedway. March 5, 2020. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  6. ^ "Contender Boats to Serve as Entitlement Partner for Upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway". Homestead–Miami Speedway. January 12, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  7. ^ "Stage lengths for 2021 NASCAR season". NASCAR. January 25, 2021. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  8. ^ "Contender Boats 250". Homestead–Miami Speedway. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
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  33. ^ "2019 Ford EcoBoost 300". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
  34. ^ "2020 Hooters 250". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
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  36. ^ "2021 Contender Boats 250". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
  37. ^ "2022 Contender Boats 250". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  38. ^ "2023 Contender Boats 250". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2023.

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