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Contender Boats 250
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NASCAR Xfinity Series
VenueHomestead–Miami Speedway
LocationHomestead, Florida, United States
Corporate sponsorContender Boats
First race1995 (1995)
Distance250.5 miles (403.1 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 / Contender Boats 250 (2020)
Most wins (driver)Joe Nemechek (3)
Most wins (team)Joe Gibbs Racing (5)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (12)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns4

The Contender Boats 250 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race that take place at Homestead–Miami Speedway. For much of its history, it was the final race of the Xfinity season. Myatt Snider is the defending winner.

Race history[edit]

From 2002 to 2019, the race was a part of the Ford Championship Weekend, and was the Championship Round for the Xfinity Series. It previously took place the day before the Ford EcoBoost 400, the former Championship round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

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]

Past winners[edit]

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

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 Joe Nemechek 1997, 1999, 2001
2 Jeff Burton 1998, 2007
Kyle Busch 2009, 2010
Brad Keselowski 2011, 2013
Matt Kenseth 2006, 2014
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
3 NEMCO Motorsports 1997, 1999, 2001
Roush Fenway Racing 1998, 2006, 2008
Penske Racing 2005, 2011, 2013
2 JR Motorsports 2012, 2018
Stewart-Haas Racing 2017, 2020 (1 of 2)

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
12 United States Chevrolet 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021
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.
  9. ^ "2014 Ford EcoBoost 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 16 November 2014.

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