Nov 18, 2018
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.
The 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race to be held on November 19, 2017, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) oval, it was the 36th and final race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
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
2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner: Martin Truex Jr.
2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner: Jimmie Johnson
2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner: Kyle Busch
2014 Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner: Kevin Harvick
2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner: Denny Hamlin
2012 Ford EcoBoost 400 Winner: Jeff Gordon
2011 Ford 400 Winner: Tony Stewart
2010 Ford 400 Winner: Carl Edwards
2009 Ford 400 Winner: Denny Hamlin