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« on: November 13, 2007, 11:07:48 am »

Homestead-Miami NASCAR Weekend Schedule of Events
 
Homestead-Miami Speedway
All Times are Eastern  Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007
 
 

Date   Time Broadcast
 
FRI 11/16    
   Craftsman Truck Series Practice  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.   
 
  Craftsman Truck Series Final Practice  10:25 - 11:25 a.m.  SPEED
 
  NEXTEL Cup Series Qualifying Order  10:30 a.m.    
 
  NEXTEL Cup Series Practice  11:30 am - 1:00 pm  SPEED
 
  Busch Series Practice  1:10 - 2:20 p.m.  SPEED
 
  NEXTEL Cup Series Qualifying 3:10 p.m.  espn2
 
  Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying  5:00 p.m.  SPEED
 
  Busch Series Final Practice  6:35 - 7:25 p.m.   
 
  Pre-Race 7:30 p.m.  SPEED/MRN/SIRIUS
 
  Ford 200  8:00 p.m.  SPEED/MRN/SIRIUS
 
SAT 11/17   
   NEXTEL Cup Series Practice  11:00 - 11:50 a.m.  SPEED
 
  Busch Series Qualifying  12:05 p.m.  SPEED
 
  NEXTEL Cup Series Final Practice  2:50 - 3:50 p.m.  espn2
 
  Pre-Race 4:00 p.m.  espn2/MRN/SIRIUS
 
  Ford 300  4:30 p.m.  espn2/MRN/SIRIUS
 
SUN 11/18    
  Pre-Race 3:00 p.m.  ABC/MRN/SIRIUS
 
  Ford 400  3:30 p.m.  ABC/MRN/SIRIUS
 
 
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Ford 400 - Entry List


Car  Driver  Hometown  Team  Owner  
00  David Reutimann  Zephyrhills, FL  Burger King Toyota  Cal Wells 
1  Martin Truex Jr  Mayetta, NJ  Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Chevrolet  Teresa Earnhardt 
01  Mark Martin  Batesville, AR  U.S. Army Chevrolet  Bobby Ginn 
2  Kurt Busch  Las Vegas, NV  Miller Lite Dodge  Roger Penske 
4  Todd Bodine  Chemung, NY  State Water Heaters Chevrolet  James Finch 
5  Kyle Busch  Las Vegas, NV  Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet  Rick Hendrick 
06  Sam Hornish Jr  Defiance, OH  Mobil 1 Dodge  Walter Czarnecki 
David Ragan  Unadilla, GA  AAA Ford  Mike Dee 
07  Clint Bowyer  Emporia, KS  Jack Daniel's Chevrolet  Richard Childress 
Robby Gordon  Cerritos, CA  Camping World Ford  Robby Gordon 
08  Burney Lamar  West Sacramento, CA  Rhino Energy Drink Dodge  John Carter 
8  Dale Earnhardt Jr  Kannapolis, NC  Budweiser Chevrolet  Teresa Earnhardt 
09  Sterling Marlin  Columbia, TN  Miccosukee Resort Dodge  Larry McClure 
9  Kasey Kahne  Enumclaw, WA  Dodge Dealers / UAW Dodge  Ray Evernham 
10  Patrick Carpentier  Villa Lasalle, CA  Valvoline / Stanley Tools Dodge  James Rocco 
11  Denny Hamlin  Chesterfield, VA  FedEx Express Chevrolet  J.D. Gibbs 
12  Ryan Newman  South Bend, IN  Alltel Dodge  Roger Penske 
15  Paul Menard  Eau Claire, WI  Menards Chevrolet  Bobby Ginn 
16  Greg Biffle   Vancouver, WA  Dish Network Ford  Jack Roush 
17  Matt Kenseth   Cambridge, WI  DeWalt Ford  John Henry 
18  J.J. Yeley  Phoenix, AZ  Interstate Batteries Chevrolet  Joe Gibbs 
19  Elliott Sadler  Emporia, VA  Dodge Dealers / UAW Dodge  Ray Evernham 
20  Tony Stewart  Columbus, IN  The Home Depot Chevrolet  Joe Gibbs 
21  Bill Elliott   Dawsonville, GA  Motorcraft Genuine Parts Ford  Glen Wood 
22  Dave Blaney  Hartford, OH  Caterpillar Toyota  Bill Davis 
24  Jeff Gordon  Pittsboro, IN  DuPont Chevrolet  Rick Hendrick 
25  Casey Mears  Bakersfield, CA  National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet  Mary Hendrick 
26  Jamie McMurray  Joplin, MO  Crown Royal Ford  Geoff Smith 
29  Kevin Harvick  Bakersfield, CA  Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet  Richard Childress 
31  Jeff Burton  South Boston, VA  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet  Richard Childress 
36  Johnny Benson  Grand Rapids, MI  360 OTC Toyota  Bill Davis 
38  David Gilliland   Riverside, CA  M&M's Ford  Robert Yates 
40  David Stremme  South Bend, IN  Target Dodge  Felix Sabates 
41  Reed Sorenson  Peachtree City, GA  Target Dodge  Chip Ganassi 
42  Juan Pablo Montoya  Bogota, CO  Texaco/Havoline Dodge  Floyd Ganassi 
43  Bobby Labonte  Corpus Christi, TX  Cheerios / Betty Crocker Dodge  Richard Petty 
44  Dale Jarrett  Hickory, NC  UPS Toyota  Michael Waltrip 
45  Kyle Petty  Randleman, NC  Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge  Kyle Petty 
48  Jimmie Johnson  El Cajon, CA  Lowe's Chevrolet  Jeff Gordon 
49  John Andretti  Indianapolis, IN  Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge  Beth Ann Morgenthau 
55  Michael Waltrip  Owensboro, KY  NAPA Auto Parts Toyota  Elizabeth Waltrip 
66  Jeremy Mayfield  Owensboro, KY  Best Buy Chevrolet  Joe Custer 
70  Johnny Sauter  Necedah, WI  Yellow Transportation Chevrolet  Joe Custer 
78  Joe Nemechek  Lakeland, FL  Furniture Row Chevrolet  Barney Visser 
83  Brian Vickers  Thomasville, NC  Red Bull Toyota  Dietrich Mateschitz 
84  AJ Allmendinger  Los Gatos, CA  Red Bull Toyota  Dietrich Mateschitz 
88  Ricky Rudd   Chesapeake, VA  Snickers Ford  Robert Yates 
96  Tony Raines  LaPorte, IN  DLP HDTV Chevrolet  Bill Saunders 
99 Carl Edwards  Columbia, MO  Office Depot Ford  Georgetta Roush 


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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 11:16:26 am »

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Ford 400 - The Chase Notes
Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup: Week 10, Homestead-Miami Speedway

THE RACE: Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

WHEN: Sunday, November 18

TV: ABC

RADIO: MRN, Sirius Satellite Radio

DRIVERS QUALIFIED FOR THE CHASE: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer.

DEFENDING SERIES CHAMPION: Jimmie Johnson

DEFENDING CHECKER AUTO PARTS 500 CHAMPION: Greg Biffle

CHASE FACTS: • The last 10 races of the 36-race NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season • 12 drivers in the Chase field. • The top 12 drivers in the standings after the season’s 26th race (at Richmond on Sept. Cool qualified for the Chase. Those 12 had their point totals reset at 5,000; they then got 10 bonus points for each race victory prior to the Chase. The bonus points created the Chase “seedings.” • Jimmie Johnson started the Chase as the top seed with 5,060 points, via his six pre-Chase wins. Clint Bowyer, winless starting the Chase, was the 12th and final seed.

SOME STORYLINES: • Going into the season finale, defending NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson leads Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon by 86 points. Gordon has four championships on his resume. • Johnson has an average finish at Homestead of 14.5. Gordon owns an average finish of 11.4. • Greg Biffle comes into this race with three consecutive victories at Homestead. Biffle did not make the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, but comes in with some momentum. He finished second at Phoenix International Raceway.

THE CHASE SCHEDULE (track sizes in parentheses)
Sept. 16—New Hampshire (1.058 miles); Sept. 23—Dover (1 mile); Sept. 30—Kansas (1.5 miles); Oct. 7—Talladega (2.66 miles); Oct. 13—Charlotte (1.5 miles); Oct. 21—Martinsville (.526 mile); Oct. 28—Atlanta (1.54 miles); Nov. 4—Texas (1.5 miles); Nov. 11—Phoenix (1 mile); Nov. 18—Homestead (1.5 miles).

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 11:25:33 am »

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Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, Week 10: Homestead-Miami Speedway
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2007) –
Below is a look at the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Top 12 going into the season finale – the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18.



1 – Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)
The File:

32 years old from El Cajon, Calif., 33 career wins
10 wins, 20 top fives, 23 top 10s this year
Three poles
Average finish of 10.9
Led 23 of 35 races for 1,288 laps
Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

Two top fives, four top 10s
Average finish of 14.5
Finished ninth at Homestead last season
Led three of six races for 36 laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

Series-high 959 Fastest Laps Run

 
 
2 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
The File:

36 years old, Vallejo, Calif., 81 career wins
Six wins, 20 top fives, 29 top 10s; seven poles
Average finish of 7.4
Led 23 of 35 races for 1,300 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

Three top fives, six top 10s
Average finish of 11.4
Finished 24th last season
Led three of eight races for 46 laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

Series-best Average Running Position of 9.1


3 – Clint Bowyer (No. 07 Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet)
The File:

28 years old from Emporia, Kan., one career win
One win, five top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 13.1
Led 13 of 35 races for 387 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

One top 10
Finished 10th last season, his only Homestead start
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

Second-best Closer – 57 positions improved over the last 10% of races


4 – Kyle Busch (No. 5 Kellogg’s/CARQUEST Chevrolet)
The File:

22 years old from Las Vegas, Nev., four career wins
One win, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s
Average finish of 13.9
Led 19 of 35 races for 636 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

Average finish of 39.5
Finished 38th last season
Led one of two races for 28 laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

Third-fastest average Green Flag Speed


5 – Tony Stewart (No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet)
The File:

36 years old from Columbus, Ind., 32 career wins
Three wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s
Average finish of 12.7
Led 20 of 35 races for 980 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

Two wins, three top fives, four top 10s
Average finish of 10.0
Finished 15th last season
Led five of eight races for 330 laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

620 Fastest Laps Run, third-most


6 – Matt Kenseth (No. 17 DEWALT Ford)
The File:

35 years old from Cambridge, Wis., 15 career wins
One win, 12 top fives, 21 top 10s
Average finish of 13.3
Led 19 of 35 races for 698 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

One top five, two top 10s
Average finish of 22.7 in seven races
Finished sixth last season
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

9,634 laps run on the lead lap, second-most

 
7 – Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet)
The File:

31 years old from Bakersfield, Calif., 11 career victories
One win, four top fives, 15 top 10s
Average finish of 15.4 this season
Led 12 of 35 races for 271 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

Two top fives, five top 10s
Average finish of 8.7
Finished fifth last season
Led three of six races for 59 laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

Fourth-best Closer – 51 positions improved over the last 10% of races


8 – Jeff Burton (No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet)
The File:

40 years old from South Boston, Va., 19 career wins
One win, nine top fives, 17 top 10s
Average finish of 13.9
Led seven of 35 races for 79 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

Three top fives
Average finish of 13.8
Finished 14th last season
Led one of eight races for five laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

2,815 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most


9 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford)
The File:

28 years old from Columbia, Mo., seven career wins
Three wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 14.2
Led 12 of 35 races for 515 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

One top five, two top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 8.7
Finished eighth last season
Led one of three races for 94 laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

427 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most


10 – Kurt Busch (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge)
The File:

29 years old from Las Vegas, Nev., 17 career wins
Two wins, five top fives, 13 top 10s
Average finish of 15.6
Led 20 of 35 races for 868 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

One win, two top fives; two poles
Average finish of 21.2
Finished 43rd last season
Led two of six races for 32 laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

Series-high 1,804 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green flag conditions)


11 – Martin Truex Jr. (No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet)

The File:

27 years old from Mayetta, N.J., one career win
One win, seven top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 16.7
Led 16 of 35 races for 578 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

One top five
Average finish of 17.0
Finished second last season
Led one of two races for 27 laps
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

2,982 Green Flag Passes, second-most


12 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Chevrolet)
The File:

26 years old, Chesterfield, Va., three career wins
One win, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
Average finish of 14.3
Led 17 of 35 races for 887 laps

Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:

One top five
Average finish of 18.0
Finished third last season
Led one of two races for one lap
Season-to-Date Loop Data Highlight:

462 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007, 11:49:13 am »

NASCAR fans, start your engines: Ford RaceFest—the official kick-off event to Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway and South Florida’s largest NASCAR-themed festival—takes to the Las Olas Riverfront Thursday, Nov. 15. Free to the public, this all-things-NASCAR extravaganza runs from noon to 10 p.m. and features autograph, photograph and question-and-answer sessions with drivers; photo ops with the NEXTEL Cup Series championship trophy; show cars; interactive displays; a “Kids Zone”; live music; and food, beverage, souvenirs and merchandise galore available. Tickets for Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway also will be on sale. mong those scheduled to appear: NEXTEL Cup drivers Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, David Gilliland, David Ragan and three-time Ford 400 winner Greg Biffle; Busch Series drivers Marcos Ambrose, Kelly Bires and Richard Johns; Craftsman Truck Series drivers Travis Kvapil, Rick Crawford, David Starr, Joey Clanton, Erik Darnell and TJ Bell; and Chip Foose, designer of the Foose Ford F-150 pace truck. This marks the sixth consecutive year Ford RaceFest will help launch Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 16-18)—the culmination of NASCAR’s Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, as well as the season finales for the Busch and Truck series. (HMS PR) (11-12-07)
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