Homestead Top Ten Starters
- Kevin Harvick
- Brad Keselowski
- Ryan Newman
- Denny Hamlin
- Chase Elliott
- Martin Truex Jr.
- Matt Kenseth
- Ryan Blaney
- Kyle Busch
- Carl Edwards
Homestead Pre-race Notes
Jimmie Johnson started in the rear of the field because of an unapproved body modification.
Ty Dillon drove the #95
Michael McDowell drove the #59
Alex Bowman drove the #88
Matt DiBenedetto drove the #49
Homestead Race Notes
Kevin Harvick who won the pole selected to start in the outside groove. He led 79 of the first 85 laps.
Running order on lap 17: 4,2,11,19,24,18,20,31,78,22 … 1,17,41,48,21,3,42,88,14,5 … 27,16,44,59,47,43,6,95,7,13 … 15,10,49,23,38,34,46,55,83,32
Kyle Busch liked his car. He was in 6th on lap 22.
On lap 23, Ryan Blaney got slightly into the wall.
Notable Moment: On lap 28 Ryan Blaney got into the wall again a little bit harder which brought out the first caution. This dropped him a lap down.
Notable Moment: Around lap 30 during pit stops under yellow, Denny Hamlin who was running in the top five missed his pit stall. That was a big mistake because tires are extremely important here and that led to him pitting again. During this round of pit stops it’s apparent Martin Truex Jr. also had problems on pit road which plummeted him in the running order.
Running order on lap 36: 4,19,22,2,18,20,48,31,1,3 … 24,42,41,17,5,59,16,88,95,6 … 15,7,44,43,11,14,78,27,47,13 … 10,34,23,49,38,46,21,55,83,32
On lap 52 Jimmie Johnson was up to 5th.
Running order on lap 53: 4,19,22,18,48,2,3,20,42,24 … 31,1,41,5,17,88,11,95,59,16 … 78,44,6,14,15,27,7,43,47,13 … 10,34,23,49,38,46,21,55,83,32
During green flag pit stops around lap 70 Jimmie Johnson had a little slow stop because his jack man fell down.
Running order on lap 79: 4,19,22,18,3,48,42,2,20,24 … 31,11,1,41,5,78,88,17 (last driver on the lead lap),95,16
On lap 80 the caution came out when Jeffrey Earnhardt spun.
Running order on lap 100: 19,22,4,18,42,48,20,3,2,24 … 31,11,78,1,5,41,95,17,59,16
On lap 115 Kyle Larson was running right up against the wall. His car was by far the fastest car on the track at the time. He was nearly a half a second faster at the time than race leader Carl Edwards.
On lap 118 Kyle Larson took the lead.
Running order on lap 129: 42,19,4,22,18,20,3,2,24,48 … 78,31,11,1,5,41,95,17 (last driver on the lead lap),16,59 … 13,27,15,10,7,49,38,47,23,14 … 6,44,34,43,21,88,46,55,83,32
Notable Moment: On lap 137 Kyle Busch had a flat tire and made an unexpected pit stop. He was running in 5th and it dropped him a lap down.