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DATE: Friday, Nov. 14
SITE: Homestead-Miami Speedway -- Homestead, Florida
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval
CAPACITY: 55,000 (grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 19th
TELEVISION: FOX Sports 1
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: 2:45 p.m. ET (Friday)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: Ryan Blaney
POLE WINNER: Ryan Blaney (finished 2)
LAPS: 134
MILES: 201
QUALIFYING RECORD: Jon Wood, 2007 (173.188 mph)
RACE RECORD: Johnny Benson, 2007 (134.513 mph)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Kyle Busch126John Wes Townley14
2Ryan Blaney17German Quiroga20
3Jeb Burton158Ross Chastain5
4Brendan Gaughan139Timothy Peters19
5Ron Hornaday Jr1110Cale Gale9
2013 Ford EcoBoost 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 109.225 mph
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 1 min., 57 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.081 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 8 for 37 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 13 among 6 drivers
POLE WINNER: Ryan Blaney (168.120 mph)
Past Ford EcoBoost 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Kyle Busch (12) -- Toyota -- 109.225 mph
2012 -- Cale Gale (5) -- Chevrolet -- 121.407 mph
2011 -- Johnny Sauter (5) -- Toyota -- 125.385 mph
2010 -- Kyle Busch (2) -- Toyota -- 118.565 mph
2009 -- Kevin Harvick (3) -- Chevrolet -- 132.015 mph
2008 -- Todd Bodine (18) -- Toyota -- 127.179 mph
2007 -- Johnny Benson (2) -- Toyota -- 134.513 mph
2006 -- Mark Martin (6) -- Ford -- 126.019 mph
2005 -- Todd Bodine (9) -- Toyota -- 119.920 mph
2004 -- Kasey Kahne (13) -- Dodge -- 114.930 mph
2003 -- Bobby Hamilton (1) -- Dodge -- 120.439 mph
2002 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (5) -- Chevrolet -- 133.260 mph
2001 -- Ted Musgrave (3) -- Dodge -- 118.176 mph
2000 -- Andy Houston (3) -- Chevrolet -- 129.755 mph
1999 -- Mike Wallace (10) -- Ford -- 109.813 mph
1998 -- Rick Crawford (12) -- Ford -- 114.475 mph
1997 -- Kenny Irwin (5) -- Ford -- 98.565 mph
1996 -- Dave Rezendes (10) -- Ford -- 102.000 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Florida Dodge Dealers 400K (1996-2001), Ford 200
(2002-11).
 
Past Ford EcoBoost 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Ryan Blaney -- 2
2012 -- Parker Kligerman -- 7
2011 -- James Buescher -- 12
2010 -- Austin Dillon -- 31
2009 -- Colin Braun -- 3
2008 -- Mike Skinner -- 26
2007 -- Jon Wood -- 13
2006 -- Mike Skinner -- 35
2005 -- David Reutimann -- 36
2004 -- David Reutimann -- 4
2003 -- Bobby Hamilton -- 1
2002 -- Mike Bliss -- 5
2001 -- Scott Riggs -- 4
2000 -- Joe Ruttman -- 4
1999 -- Randy Tolsma -- 17
1998 -- Jack Sprague -- 2
1997 -- Joe Ruttman -- 26
1996 -- Geoffrey Bodine -- 33
Last Race Results
RACE: Lucas Oil 150 (Nov. 7)
SITE: Phoenix International Raceway -- Avondale, Arizona
MILES: 126 (shortened by 24 laps due to power outage at track)
LAPS: 126
WINNER: Erik Jones
RUNNER-UP: Matt Crafton
THIRD: Cole Custer
FOURTH: Ryan Blaney
FIFTH: Ben Rhodes
POLE WINNER: Erik Jones (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 39 mins., 0 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 76.364 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: Under Caution
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 48 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 2 among 2 drivers
LAP LEADERS: E. Jones 1-91; D. Wallace Jr 92-103; E. Jones 104-126.
Ford EcoBoost 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
0Caleb Roark (Abingdon, VA)Chevrolet/Grimes Irrigation
02Tyler Young (Midland, TX)Chevrolet/RandCo/Young's Building
05John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA)Toyota/Zaxby's
6Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
07B.J. McLeod ((Wauchula, FL)Chevrolet/TBA
08Ray Black Jr. (Palm Coast, FL)Chevrolet/Scuba Life/NASE Worldwide
8Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/swmtx.com
9Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Qore-24
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Chevrolet/Oohrah Hydration Drink
13Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA)Toyota/Estes/Carolina Nut
15Mason Mingus (Brentwood, TN)Toyota/Call 811 Before You Dig
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
19Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA)Ford/Draw Tite
20Daniel Hemric (Kannapolis, NC)Chevrolet/Qore-24
21Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/Allegiant Travel
23Spencer Gallagher (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/Allegiant Travel
29Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Ford/Cooper Standard
31Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, FL)Chevrolet/Heater.com
32Tayler Malsam (Seattle, WA)Chevrolet/Outerwall
35Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Toyota/TBA
36Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Chevrolet/Mittler Bros. Machine/Tool
40Todd Peck (Glenville, PA)Chevrolet/Horizon Pharmacy
42Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Parker Store
45Matt Tifft (Hinckley, OH)Chevrolet/TBA
48Mason Mitchell (West Des Moines, IA)Ford/NEEM Wildlife Foundation
50T.J. Bell (Reno, NV)Chevrolet/Fallen Linemen Org.
51 *Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
54Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
59Kyle Martel (Lebanon, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
63Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO)Chevrolet/Mittler Bros. Machine/Tool
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/TBA
77German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico)Toyota/Otter Box
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Menard's/Jeld-Wen
92Austin Hill (Winston, GA)Ford/BTS Tire/Goodyear Fleet HQ
98Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Nextant/Curb Records
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Chevrolet/TBA
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Kyle Busch6---2413Won---2Won
Ryan Blaney---------------------282
Jeb Burton------------------------3
German Quiroga------------------26157
Timothy Peters15------15417889
Darrell Wallace Jr.------------------------15
Johnny Sauter20---------93Won616
Matt Crafton1012121726191221
Joey Coulter------------------5327
Kyle Larson---------------------27---
Joe Nemechek---6---------------------
Tyler Reddick---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Cole Custer - started 19 and finished 3
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Last Week's Pick to Win (Darrell Wallace Jr.) - finished 6
 
NOTES:
The Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is the 22nd and final race on the 2014 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

Matt Crafton, the defending truck champion, enters the season-finale with a 25-point lead over Ryan Blaney. If Crafton finishes 21st or better, or 22nd with at least one lap led or 23rd and the most laps led, he will become the first driver in series history to clinch back-to-back titles.

There have been 18 previous truck races held at Homestead. The series has competed there once each year since 1996. Dave Rezendes won the inaugural event at this track, the Florida Dodge Dealers 400, in '96.

Ron Hornaday Jr. holds the record for most truck starts at this track with 14. Hornaday is not entered in this race. Crafton is tops among those on the entry list with 13 starts there.

Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch are the only drivers with multiple truck victories at Homestead. Bodine's wins there occurred in 2005 and '08, while Busch's victories happened in 2010 and '13.

The winner of the truck race at this track has started from the pole only once. Bobby Hamilton did it in 2003.

Four drivers won their first career races in the series at Homestead: Rick Crawford (1998), Mike Wallace (1999), Ted Musgrave (2001) and Cale Gale (2012). None of those drivers is entered in this race.

The 2015 Camping World Truck Series schedule begins with the Feb. 20 NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Busch won this race in 2014.

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