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Wrap-up: Ford EcoBoost 400

Monday, November 18, 2013


 

The Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida hosted the season-ending Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 on Friday night, the Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 Saturday and the Sprint Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Ford EcoBoost 400 with a lap of 177.667 mph. This is his 11th pole in 508 NSCS races. It is his third pole and 24th top-10 start in 2013 and his first pole in 14 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Did Not Qualify: None, only 43 teams entered.
Winner: 
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) won the Ford EcoBoost 400, his 23rd victory in 291 NSCS races. This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2013. It is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamlin, who missed four races this year due to a back injury, finished the season 23rd in the 2013 NSCS point standings.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-3M Lap Leader: Matt Kenseth, #20 144 Laps (1, 2, 2nd)
-American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Matt Kenseth, #20
-Coors Light Pole Award: Matt Kenseth, #20 177.667 mph
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #20
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Jimmie Johnson, #48 (7, 9, 1st)
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin, #11 (5, Winner, 23rd)
-Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Denny Hamlin, #11
-Moog Problem Solver: (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #88 0.385 seconds, c.c. Steve Letarte (21, 3, 5th)

-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Danica Patrick, #10 (24, 20, 27th)

2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion: Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Chevrolet SS) won his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. He finished 19 points ahead of second-place Matt Kenseth. Johnson won two Chase for the Sprint Cup races in 2013. He finished the 2013 season with six wins, 16 top fives and 24 top 10s.

Chase Standings:
1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Matt Kenseth
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Kyle Busch
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6. Jeff Gordon
7. Clint Bowyer
8. Joey Logano
9. Greg Biffle
10. Kurt Busch
11. Ryan Newman
12. Kasey Kahne
13. Carl Edwards

2013 NSCS Rookie of the Year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Next:
Daytona 500, Feb. 23, 2014 at Daytona International Speedway
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 12 Ford Mustang) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 165.843 mph. This is his fifth pole in 99 NNS races. It is his fourth pole and 27th top-10 start in 2013 and his first pole in six races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Did Not Qualify: No. 74 Carl Long.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Ford Fusion) won the Ford EcoBoost 300, his 27th victory in 205 NNS races. This is the No. 48 Ford Mustang driver's seventh NNS victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2013. It is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven NNS races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Coors Light Pole Award: Sam Hornish Jr. 12 165.843 mph (1, 8, 2nd)
-3M Lap Leader: Kyle Larson, #32 54 Laps (8, 2, 8th)
-Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kyle Larson, #32
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Hendrick Engines, #32
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Larson, #32
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Kyle Larson, #32

2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion: Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro) wins his first NNS championship. 2013 marked Dillon’s sixth year and second full-time season competing in the NNS. He finished three points ahead of second-place Sam Hornish Jr. Dillon finished the 2013 season with seven poles, 13 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes.
Top 10:
1. Austin Dillon
2. Sam Hornish Jr.
3. Regan Smith
4. Elliott Sadler
5. Justin Allgaier
6. Trevor Bayne
7. Brian Scott
8. Kyle Larson
9. Parker Kligerman
10. Brian Vickers

2013 NNS Rookie of the Year: Kyle Larson

Next:
DRIVE4COPD 300, February 22, 2014 at Daytona International Speedway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
Ryan Blaney (No. 29 Ford F-150) won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Ford EcoBoost 200 with a lap of 168.120 mph. This is his second pole in 31 NCWTS races. It is his second pole and 11th top-10 start in 2013 and his first pole in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Did Not Qualify:No. 50 Brad Riethmeyer and No. 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb.
Winner:Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch (No. 51 Toyota Tundra) won the Ford EcoBoost 200, his 35th victory in 115 NCWTS races. This is his fifth NCWTS victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2013. It is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in seven NCWTS races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
-Keystone Light Pole Award: Ryan Blaney, #29 168.12 mph (1, 2, 6th)
-Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush Yates Engines, #29
-Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ryan Blaney, #29
-Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Jeb Burton, #4 (15, 3, 6th)

2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion: Matt Crafton
Matt Crafton (No. 88 Toyota Tundra) wins his first NCWTS championship.  2013 marked Crafton’s 14th year competing in the NCWTS. He leads the series in consecutive starts with 316. He finished 40 points ahead of second-place Ty Dillon. Crafton finished the 2013 season with one win, seven top-five and a series-high 19 top-10 finishes.
Top 10:
1. Matt Crafton
2. Ty Dillon
3. James Buescher
4. Johnny Sauter
5. Jeb Burton
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Brendan Gaughan
8. Darrell Wallace Jr.
9. Miguel Paludo
10. Timothy Peters

2013 NCWTS Rookie of the Year: Ryan Blaney

Next: NextEra Energy Resources 250, Feb. 21, 2014 at Daytona International Speedway
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Other Racing Series
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
2013 ARCA Champion: Frank Kimmel
2013 ARCA Rookie of the Year: Justin Boston

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
2013 KNPSE Champion: Dylan Kwasniewski
2013 KNPSE Rookie of the Year: Jesse Little

NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
 2013 KNPSW Champion: Derek Thorn
2013 KNPSW Rookie of the Year: Dylan Lupton

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
2013 CTS Champion: Scott Steckly
2013 CTS Rookie of the Year: Alex Guenette

NASCAR Toyota Series-Mexico
 2013 NTS Champion:  Rodrigo Peralta

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
2013 WMT Champion: Ryan Preece
2013 WMT Rookie of the Year: Cole Powell



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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