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Ford 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Homestead-Miami Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 13.
  • First Sprint Cup race: November 14, 1999, won by Tony Stewart.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: November 20, 2011, won by Tony Stewart.
  • Won from pole: 2, most recently by Kurt Busch in 2002.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 7 times in 13 races (54%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 9 times (69%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 2 times (15%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 38th, by Denny Hamlin in 2009.
  • Most laps led: 214, by Matt Kenseth in 2007.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Bobby Labonte in 2003.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 140.335 mph by Tony Stewart in 1999.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 181.111 mph by Jamie McMurray in 2003.
    • Most lead changes: 26 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Greg Biffle's .017 second margin over Mark Martin in 2005.
    • Most caution flags: 14 in 2004.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Homestead race had 21.2 lead changes, 7.8 cautions for 37.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 26.1 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Ford (7), Pontiac (2), Chevrolet (2), Dodge (1), Toyota (1).

  • Most victories by owner: Jack Roush (7), Joe Gibbs (4), Ray Evernham (1), Stewart-Haas Racing (1).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Homestead races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon (13 races)
    Top 5: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (12) Elliott Sadler (12)
    Top 10: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (12)
    Pole: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart (13)
    Lap led: Robby Gordon (8)
    Lead-lap finish: Ken Schrader (7)


  • Top career marks at Homestead:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart (13)
    Wins: Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart (3)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (6)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (10)
    Poles: Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne (2)
    Laps: Tony Stewart (3,473)
    Laps led: Carl Edwards (560)
    Lead-lap finishes: Tony Stewart (12)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Homestead (3 or more starts):

    1. Carl Edwards (5.2)
    2. Kevin Harvick (7.9)
    3. A.J. Allmendinger (10.2)
    4. Martin Truex, Jr. (10.4)
    5. Denny Hamlin (10.9)
    6. Jeff Gordon (11.3)
    7. Tony Stewart (11.5)
    8. Mark Martin (13.3)
    9. Jimmie Johnson (13.5)
    10. Clint Bowyer (13.8)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Homestead (3 or more starts):

    1. Stacy Compton (37.0)
    2. J.J. Yeley (36.0)
    3. Marcos Ambrose (35.5)
    4. Mike Bliss (32.5)
    5. David Gilliland (29.8)
    6. Michael Waltrip (29.8)
    7. Ken Schrader (29.4)
    8. Jeff Green (29.3)
    9. Robby Gordon (28.9)
    10. Mike Skinner (28.6)


'Chase' drivers at Homestead:

DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
Brad Keselowski 4 0 0 0 0 1066 11 20.2 20.2 68.9
Jimmie Johnson 11 0 4 7 2 2793 74 17.2 13.5 95.2
Kasey Kahne 8 0 1 4 2 2060 100 7.2 14.8 90.1
Clint Bowyer 6 0 1 3 0 1578 1 16.7 13.8 87.8
Denny Hamlin 7 1 3 4 0 1866 91 31.0 10.9 92.5
Matt Kenseth 12 1 3 5 0 2921 303 19.6 17.6 107.0
Greg Biffle 10 3 3 4 0 2527 175 16.4 15.3 92.2
Kevin Harvick 11 0 5 9 0 2941 128 13.9 7.9 102.5
Tony Stewart 13 3 4 7 0 3473 450 14.5 11.5 93.1
Jeff Gordon 13 0 6 10 0 3404 69 15.8 11.3 92.9
Martin Truex, Jr. 7 0 2 5 0 1854 97 17.3 10.4 109.7
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 12 0 0 0 0 3177 93 19.9 23.1 69.6

Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

Other notable Driver Ratings at Homestead: Carl Edwards (120.9), Kasey Kahne (90.1), Jeff Burton (86.5), Mark Martin (86.1), A.J. Allmendinger (84.7), Kyle Busch (84.2), Ryan Newman (83.9).