Nov 19, 2017
Corporate Sponsor: Ford Motor Company
First race: 1999
Distance: 400 miles (643.74 km)
Pennzoil 400 (1999-2000)
Pennzoil Freedom 400 (2001)
Ford 400 (2002-2011)
Ford EcoBoost 400 (2012-2016)
The Ford EcoBoost 400, formely Ford 400, is a relatively new race on the NASCAR circuit, having completed its inaugural race in November of 2005 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
This NASCAR Race is the final showdown in the Sprint Cup Chase and it kicks off on November 19, 2016. The Homestead Miami Speedway will host the final race of the 2016 NASCAR season.
The long NASCAR season culminates in a frenzy of speed and fury on the asphalt of Homestead-Miami Speedway. Bet on who will hoist the Nextel Cup, NASCAR's greatest prize, with Ford 400.
Homestead-Miami Speedway is a race track in Homestead, Florida southwest of Miami. It plays host to Ford Championship Weekend, the final races of the season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.
The Homestead- Miami Speedway opened in 1995, but the first Sprint Cup race wasn't run until 1999. Six different drivers have won at Homestead, but Greg Biffle is the only multiple winner with three. Homestead is one of only two tracks that Jeff Gordon has never won at. Tony Stewart won the very first race here in November of 1999.
The facility is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful in the country. The track reflects the art deco district of downtown Miami with its liberal use of colors such as aqua, purple and silver, among other colors. The 1.5-mile oval with 18-degree to 20-degree variable banking is composed of two, long straight-aways with palm trees lining the backstretch, two pristine lakes and a winding road-course in the middle and is best known for finishes that keep NASCAR fans on their feet!
Track length: 1.5 miles
Banking: Corners - 18-20 degrees (variable); straights - 4 degrees
Frontstretch: 1,760 feet
Backstretch: 1,760 feet
Race length (Sprint Cup): 400 miles (267 laps)
Grandstand seating capacity: 65,000
2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner: Jimmie Johnson
2015 Ford 400 Winner: Kyle Busch
2014 Ford 400 Winner: Kevin Harvick
2013 Ford 400 Winner: Denny Hamlin
2012 Ford 400 Winner: Jeff Gordon
2011 Ford 400 Winner: Tony Stewart
2010 Ford 400 Winner: Carl Edwards
2009 Ford 400 Winner: Denny Hamlin