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EcoBoost Ford 400

EcoBoost Ford 400
Date: Sunday November 20, 2016
Track: Homestead Miami Speedway
Location: Miami, Florida

The Ford EcoBoost 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. The inaugural race was held in 1999, and has been the final race in the Sprint Cup Series season since 2002, as well as the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup since 2004. It is also part of the Ford Championship Weekend, which consists of two other races, the Ford EcoBoost 200 for the Camping World Truck Series and the Ford EcoBoost 300 for the Xfinity Series. The race is contested over 267 laps, 400.5 miles (644.542 km).

The EcoBoost 400 took a major leap in popularity when it became the last race of the NASCAR season, meaning the results of the race had a major impact on the Sprint Cup standings. The winner will be determined by the amount of points that they got on all the ten races. This race comes around on the schedule, some of the world's best drivers convene to race around the track at blazing speeds, leaving fans in awe.

Over the years the raceway has gone through many renovations by widening the turns on the track and raising the banking level for a higher speed of racing. Shortly afterwards, lights were installed to allow night racing for the first time. The renovations were praised by fans. The facility is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful in the country, reflecting the art deco district of downtown Miami with its liberal use of colors such as aqua, purple and silver, among other colors. It has an oval shape of 1.5 mi(2.4 km) with 11 turns and banking Turns 18–20° (progressive) straights 3°.

The Homestead Miami Speedway hosts the Sprint Series Championship weekend, which includes the Ford 400 Sprint Cup Series Race, the Ford 300 Nationwide Series Race, and the Ford 200 Craftsman Truck Series Race. For the past 10 years the Homestead Miami Speedway has been the site to host the Nascar Sprint Cup Championship and crowning the its winner.


2016 Ecoboost Ford 400 Schedule

Friday, November 18
8:30 am / Gates Open / NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Final Practice
10:30 am /NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Final Practice
12:30 pm /NASCAR Sprint Cup Series First Practice
1:00 pm / Monster Energy Action Sports Show
2:00 pm / NASCAR XFINITY Series First Practice. Smokin' At The Track BBQ Class
3:45 pm / NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying
5:00 pm / Pre-Race Concert in the GEICO Gecko RV Park. NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice
6:15 pm / NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
7:30 pm / NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Introductions
8:00 pm / NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 Race
10:30 pm / Post-Race Concert in the GEICO Gecko RV Park

Saturday, November 19
9:30am / Gates Open
10:00 am / Cornhole Tournament. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Second Practice. DJ
11:15 am / NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying
12:30 am / Monster Energy Action Sports Show
1:00 pm / NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice
3:00 pm / NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Introductions
3:45 am / NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 Race
9:00 pm / Smokin' At The Track Campground Challenge -"King of the Coals" Judging & Awards
9:30 pm / Post-Race Concert in the GEICO Gecko RV Park

Sunday, November 20
9:30 am / Ford Car Show
10:00 am / Gates Open
11:30 am / Monster Energy Action Sports Show
12:45 pm / Monster Energy Action Sports Show
1:00 pm / The Band Perry Pre-Race Concert
2:00 am / NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Introductions
2:30 pm / NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 Race


2016 Ford 400 Results

Pos Driver Team Maker Laps Points
1 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 268 40
2 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 268 41
3 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 268 39
4 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 268 37
5 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 268 36

 

Past Winners

Year Driver Team Maker Laps Miles Speed
2007 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 267 400.5 131.888
2008 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 267 400.5 129.472
2009 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 126.986
2010 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 400.5 126.585
2011 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 267 400.5 114.976
2012 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 400.5 142.245
2013 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 130.693
2014 Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas Racing-4 Chevrolet 267 400.5 122.28
2015 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs RaciKeeng Toyota 267 400.5 131.755

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