NOTE: This post is a recap of what happened in 2017 at Homestead

Homestead Top Ten Starters

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Daniel Suarez

Homestead Full Starting Lineup

Homestead Pre-race Notes

Homestead 2017 Loop Data Box Scores

Homestead 2017 Loop Data Speed Stats

Chris Buescher started in the rear of the field because of a rear gear change.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. started in the rear of the field because of an engine change.

The championship 4 were: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 42,2,18,4,78,24,41,11,22,14

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 42,78,4,18,2,41,20,22,24,11

Race Notes

Martin Truex Jr. who won the pole selected to start in the outside line. He led the opening 12 laps.

Notable Moment: On lap 6, Joey Gase slammed into the wall and brought out the first caution.

Kyle Larson started in 7th. On lap 13 he took the lead. He then led 146 of the next 150 laps. His car was extremely quick running the high-line..

Running order on lap 20: 42,2,41,78,22,11,4,1,48,24 … 20,14,18,47,3,43,19,95,77,17 … 10,88,5,38,6,13,31,21,34,32, … 72,27,37,23,33,66,15,51,83

Notable Moment: On lap 38, Jimmie Johnson radioed his team and said something was wrong and he then made an unexpected pit stop. He got into the wall about 20 laps earlier and now had a flat tire. This started a pit cycle.

Running order on lap 48: 42,2,78,41,4,22,24,11,18,17 … 1,20,48,14,47,19,77,3,88,43 … 21,95,37,31,6,10,27,38,13,32 … 34,72,5,23,33,15,66,15,51,83

Running order on lap 65: 42,2,4,78,41,18,24,22,11,1 … 14,20,3,17,19,47,77,43,88,31 … 95,13,6,38,48,10,21,37,34,5 … 32,23,33,15,66,51,83

Notable Moment: On lap 67, Jimmie Johnson smelled smoke and made another unexpected pit stop. He was now two laps down running in the low-thirties.

Running order on lap 76: 42,2,4,18,78,24,41,11,22,14 … 1,20,3,19,17,47,77,31,43,88 … 95,13,38,10,34,27,5,37,21,72 … 32,48,6,23,33,15,66,51,83

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 80): 42,2,18,4,78,24,41,11,22,14

Running order on lap 88: 42,2,4,18,78,41,22,24,11,20 … 1,3,14,19 (last driver on the lead lap),47,17,43,13,77,31 … 88,38,27,95,10,5,34,37,48,6 … 32,21,72,23,15,33,66,51,83

On lap 104, Kyle Larson had a 1.1 second lead over second place Kevin Harvick.

Running order on lap 104: 42,4,18,2,78,41,22,20,24,14 … 11,1,3,19,17,31,47,43,77,88 … 13,38,10,37,27,5,95,34,48,6 … 21,32,72,23,15,66,33,51,83

Around lap 120 a green flag pit cycle begun. During this pit cycle, Martin Truex Jr. had a slow stop that cost him a handful of positions.

Running order on lap 125: 42,4,18,2,22,20,41,78,11,24 … 14,1,3,19,95,17,43,31,47,48 … 10,37,88,5,38,13,77,27

Running order on lap 133: 42,18,4,2,78,20,22,41,11,24 … 14,1,3,19(last driver on the lead lap),95,17,31,43,47,10(two laps down)

On lap 139, Martin Truex Jr.’s crew chief told him he was the best car during that run.

Big Moment: On lap 142, Danica Patrick got into the wall hard which marked the end of her race. Kasey Kahne ran into the back of her and also got a good amount of damage.

Race off pit road following the Patrick/ Kahne caution: 42,4,18,78,20,2,22,41,24,11

Running order on lap 142: 42,78,4,2,41,18,20,22,11,24 … 1,3,19,17,14,31(last driver on the lead lap),47,43,13,37 … 77,95,88,38,27,34,6,21(first driver two laps down),32,72 … 48,23,33,15,66,5,10,51,83

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 160): 42,78,4,18,2,41,20,22,24,11

At the conclusion of Stage #2 the sun was starting to set so track conditions were going to start dramatically changing.

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