Track Data
Track Size: 1.5 miles
Race Length: 267 laps/400.5 miles
Banking/Corners: 18 – 20 degrees
Banking/Straights: 4 degrees
Frontstretch: 1,760 feet
Backstretch: 1,760 feet

History
Groundbreaking for Homestead-Miami Dade Motorsports Complex – as the track was originally named – began Aug. 24, 1993. The first race was a NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Nov. 5, 1995.
The original configuration was a four-turn, rectangular oval based on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s layout.
The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead was held on Nov. 14, 1999.
2002 was the first season of the Championship Weekend at Homestead, with all three of NASCAR’s national series holding their season finale at the same track.

Interesting Facts
Since the inception of the position-based points system in 1975, only three drivers have made up a points deficit in the season finale: Richard Petty in 1979 (made up two points on Darrell Waltrip), Alan Kulwicki in 1992 (made up 30 points on Davey Allison) and Jimmie Johnson in 2010 (made up 15 points on Denny Hamlin).
There have been 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Homestead, one per season since 1999.
Five drivers have competed in all 12 races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Elliott Sadler and Tony Stewart.
David Green won the first pole, in 1999.
Tony Stewart won the inaugural race, in 1999.
There have been nine different pole winners. Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson lead all drivers, with two.
There have been eight different race winners, led by Greg Biffle, with three.
Jack Roush has won seven races, most among owners.
The race has been won from the pole twice: Bill Elliott (2001) and Kurt Busch (2002).
The race has been won from a top-10 starting position in nine of 12 races.
Denny Hamlin won in 2009 from the 38th starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.
Three active drivers have averaged a top-10 finish: Carl Edwards (5.7), Kevin Harvick (7.9) and A.J. Allmendinger (8.7).

Driver Rating at Texas

Carl Edwards 117.5
Martin Truex Jr. 107.4
Matt Kenseth 105.7
Kevin Harvick 102.8
Greg Biffle 97.4
Jimmie Johnson 97.4
Denny Hamlin 92.5
Kasey Kahne 89.6
Mark Martin 89.6
Jeff Gordon 88.7

Note: Driver Rating compiled from 2005-11 races (six total) at Homestead-Miami.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

  Driver Races Poles Wins

Top Fives

Top 10s

DNFs

Average Finish

Driver Rating*

 

1

Carl Edwards

7

1

2

4

6

0

5.7

117.5

2

Tony Stewart

12

0

2

3

6

0

12.4

87.6

3

Kevin Harvick

10

0

0

5

8

0

7.9

102.8

4

Brad Keselowski

3

0

0

0

0

0

20.3

59.8

5

Jimmie Johnson

10

2

0

4

7

1

11.6

97.4

6

Matt Kenseth

11

0

1

2

4

2

18.8

105.7

7

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

11

0

0

0

0

1

24.2

64.1

8

Kurt Busch

10

2

1

4

4

2

19.4

74.8

9

Ryan Newman

9

0

0

0

3

2

19.1

82.2

10

Denny Hamlin

6

0

1

3

3

0

11.2

92.5

11

Jeff Gordon

12

0

0

5

9

1

11.8

88.7

1

Carl Edwards

7

1

2

4

6

0

5.7

117.5

* – Driver Rating based on the last six Homestead-Miami Speedway races


Track Records
Track qualifying record: Jamie McMurray (181.111 mph, 29.816 seconds, 11-16-03)
Track race record: Tony Stewart (140.335 mph, 11-14-99)

Website
http://www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com

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