TRACK HISTORY AND RECORDS

  • Homestead-Miami Speedway By the Numbers

     
    Ground Break: Aug. 24, 1993
    Dedication Date: Nov. 3, 1995
    Inaugural Race: NASCAR Xfinity Series - Jiffy Lube Miami 300 - Nov. 5, 1995
    NASCAR Cup Series:
     Inaugural Race: Pennzoil 400 – Nov. 14, 1999
     Race Winner: Tony Stewart
     Pole Winner:  David Green
    NASCAR Xfinity Series:
     Inaugural Race: Jiffy Lube Miami 300 - Nov. 5, 1995
     Race Winner: Dale Jarrett
     Pole Winner: Joe Nemechek
    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:
    Inaugural Race: Florida Dodge Dealers 400 – March 17, 1996
    Race Winner: Dave Rezendes
    Pole Winner: Geoff Bodine
    Indy Racing League:
    Inaugural race: Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami – April 8, 2001
    Race Winner: Sam Hornish, Jr.
    Pole Winner: Jeff Ward
    Current Capacity: 55,000 Grandstand seats
    Property Size: 600 acres
    Tower Building: 5 levels; equivalent in height to a 12-story building
    Course: 1.5 mile oval, 2.21 mile road course
    Surface: Asphalt
    Length of front straight: 1,760 feet
    Length of back straight: 1,760 feet
    Banking in turns: 18-20 degree variable banking
    Banking in straights: 3 degrees
    Width of Track: 55 feet
    Pit Road: 1,900 feet long; 50 feet wide
    Garage Area: 30 stalls (spaces for 120 cars)
    Garage Suites: 30 suites available for viewing above garages
    TV Monitors: 750 monitors (15,140 inches of monitors)
    Press Areas: A new 18,000 square-foot, two-story media facility was completed in October 2008. The current accommodations include an Infield Media Center seating 61; an adjacent Meeting Room seating 48; an Infield Media Tent with 80 seats; the Tower Building’s 5th-floor press box with 156 seats; and a 6th-floor area with seven TV/radio booths. Three auxiliary infield media areas can be added to accommodate 100 media members.
    Fencing: The oval fencing/cable barrier system includes more than 33 miles of high-strength steel cable, and more than 9000 clamps are used to hold this cable in place. The cable is long enough to stretch from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale.
    Palm Trees: 1005 palm trees of 15 different varieties.
    Tunnels: Two tunnels, both below sea level. The back tunnel is the southernmost tunnel in the continental United States and is large enough to hold two tractor-trailer trucks.
    Water: The facility's water tower has a capacity of 1 million gallons (enough water to fill 20,000 bathtubs).
    Lakes: Four lakes were created, providing more than 2.5 million cubic yards of lime rock fill to create the banking. Three of the four lakes are located on the Speedway's property, with two lakes in the infield. The largest of the lakes is 18 acres and stocked with rare Peacock Bass. This lake is deep enough to submerge an entire six-story building.
    Parking: Spaces for over 30,000 cars
    Weight: The entire speedway landscape weighs an estimated 10 billion pounds.
    Lights: Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2005 installed state-of-the-art lighting throughout the facility, making it feasible for the first time that Ford Championship Weekend be held after dark.
    Electrical System: 2.4 millions watts of power per hour are necessary to illuminate the Speedway. Equal to the amount of power needed to light 17,143 blocks with residential street lighting in South Florida
    Champions Club Tower: This luxurious facility, located outside Turn One, includes 16 skyboxes that seat 32 people each and offer amenities including an air-conditioned club area with buffet and full-liquor bars; plasma televisions; outdoor chair-back seating; a private elevator; pre-race track-pass access and a spectacular view of the Speedway.
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway Track Records

    Races:  23
    Pole Winners (1st Starting Position):  14
    Youngest Pole Winner: Kurt Busch (11/17/2002 – 24 years, 3 months, 13 days)
    Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott (11/11/2001 – 46 years, 1 month, 3 days)
    Race Winners: 15
    Youngest Winner:  William Byron (2/28/2021 – 23 years, 2 months, 30 days)
    Oldest Winner: Bill Elliott (11/11/2001 – 46 years, 1 month, 3 days)
    Races Won from Pole: 3
    Last Race Won from Pole: Denny Hamlin (6/14/2020) *Pole winner by random draw
    Race Record: 142.654 mph (2 hours, 28 minutes, 47 seconds), Kyle Busch, Ford EcoBoost 400, 11/17/2019
    Qualifying Record:  181.238 mph, Brad Keselowski, Ford EcoBoost 400, 11/16/2014

     

    Lap Records

    IndyCar  Sam Hornish Jr. – 24.462 seconds – 218.5mph
    NASCAR  Brad Keselowski – 29.816 seconds – 181.238mph
    GRAND-AM  Darren Law – Brumos Racing 1:11.806 – 115.311mph

     

    Homestead-Miami Speedway – Average Race Times 

    Ford EcoBoost 200 1:50:94 (19 year average. Longest 2:34:13 - 1997, shortest 1:25:25 - 2011)
    Ford EcoBoost 300 2:32:38 (20 year average. Longest 3:16:28 - 1995, shortest 2:18:53 - 1998)
    Ford EcoBoost 400 3:12:58 (15 year average. Longest 3:50:55 - 2004, shortest 2:48:56 - 2012)

     

    Track Records – NASCAR Cup Series

    Most Leaders:  15 Ford 400, 11/20/2011
    Fewest Leaders:  5 Ford EcoBoost 400, 11/16/2014
    Most Lead Changes: 26 Ford 400, 11/20/2011
    Fewest Lead Changes: 6 Ford 400, 11/17/2002
    Most Cautions: 14 Ford 400, 11/21/2004
    Fewest Cautions: 1 Pennzoil 400 Presented by KMart, 11/14/1999
    Most Caution Laps: 79 Laps Ford 400, 11/21/2004
    Fewest Caution Laps: 1 Lap Pennzoil 400 Presented by KMart, 11/14/1999
    Most Drivers on Lead Lap:  32 Ford EcoBoost 400, 11/16/2014
    Fewest Drivers on Lead Lap: 6 Pennzoil 400, 11/12/2000
    Most Drivers Running at Finish: 42 Pennzoil Freedom 400, 11/11/2001
    Fewest Drivers Running at Finish: 31 Ford 400, 11/21/2010
    Most Laps Led by Race Winner (267 Lap Race): 214 Laps Matt Kenseth, Ford 400, 11/18/2007
    Fewest Laps Led by Race Winner (267 Lap Race): 1 Lap Bobby Labonte, Ford 400, 11/16/2003
    Closest Margin of Victory*:  0.017 seconds Greg Biffle defeated Mark Martin, Ford 400, 11/20/2006
    Largest Margin of Victory*: 7.508 seconds Carl Edwards defeated Kevin Harvick, Ford 400, 11/16/2008

    *Since 1993 (advent of digital timing and scoring); does not include races completed under caution

     

    Homestead-Miami Speedway NASCAR Cup Series Performance Recap

    Most Starts, Career: Kevin Harvick 21 Starts
    Kurt Busch 21 Starts
    Most Wins, Career: Greg Biffle 3 Wins
    Tony Stewart 3 Wins
    Denny Hamlin 3 Wins
    Most Poles, Career: Denny Hamlin 6 Poles (2020 via draw; 2021 by formula)
    Most Laps Completed: Kevin Harvick 5,611 Laps
    Most Laps Led, Career: Carl Edwards 615 Laps
    Most Top-5s, Career: Kevin Harvick 12 Top-5s
    Most Top-10s, Career: Kevin Harvick 18 Top-10s
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway - Race Winners

    Year
    NASCAR Cup Series NASCAR Xfinity Series
    2021  William Byron  Myatt Snider
    2020  Denny Hamlin Race 1: Harrison Burton
    Race 2: Chase Briscoe
    2019  Kyle Busch  Tyler Reddick
    2018  Joey Logano  Tyler Reddick
    2017  Martin Truex Jr  Cole Custer
    2016  Jimmie Johnson  Daniel Suarez
    2015  Kyle Busch  Kyle Larson
    2014  Kevin Harvick  Matt Kenseth
    2013  Denny Hamlin  Brad Keselowski
    2012  Jeff Gordon  Regan Smith
    2011  Tony Stewart  Brad Keselowski
    2010  Carl Edwards  Kyle Busch
    2009  Denny Hamlin  Kyle Busch
    2008  Carl Edwards  Carl Edwards
    2007  Matt Kenseth  Jeff Burton
    2006  Greg Biffle  Matt Kenseth
    2005  Greg Biffle  Ryan Newman
    2004  Greg Biffle  Kevin Harvick
    2003  Bobby Labonte  Kasey Kahne
    2002  Kurt Busch  Scott Wimmer
    2001  Bill Elliott  Joe Nemechek
    2000  Tony Stewart  Jeff Gordon
    1999  Tony Stewart  Joe Nemechek
    1998  N/A  Jeff Burton
    1997  N/A  Joe Nemechek
    1996  N/A  Kevin Lepage
    1995  N/A  Dale Jarrett

     

     YEAR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series IndyCar/CART Series
    2020  Kyle Busch  N/A
    2019  Austin Hill  N/A
    2018  Brett Moffitt  N/A
    2017  Christopher Bell  N/A
    2016  William Byron  N/A
    2015  Matt Crafton  N/A
    2014  Darrell Wallace, Jr.  N/A
    2013  Kyle Busch  N/A
    2012  Cale Gale  N/A
    2011  Johnny Sauter  N/A
    2010  Kyle Busch  Dario Franchitti
    2009  Kevin Harvick  Dario Franchitti
    2008  Todd Bodine  Scott Dixon
    2007  Johnny Benson  Dan Wheldon
    2006  Mark Martin  Dan Wheldon
    2005  Todd Bodine  Dan Wheldon
    2004  Kasey Kahne  Sam Hornish, Jr.
    2003  Bobby Hamilton  Scott Dixon
    2002  Ron Hornaday, Jr.  Sam Hornish, Jr.
    2001  Ted Musgrave  Sam Hornish, Jr.
    2000  Andy Houston  Max Papis
    1999  Mike Wallace  Greg Moore
    1998  Rick Crawford  Michael Andretti
    1997  Kenny Irwin, Jr.  Michael Andretti
    1996  Dave Rezendes  Jimmy Vasar
    1995  Geoff Bodine (Exhibition, non-points race)  N/A
  • Champions Crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway

    Year  NASCAR Cup Series NASCAR Xfinity Series 
    2019  Kyle Busch  Tyler Reddick
    2018  Joey Logano  Tyler Reddick
    2017  Martin Truex Jr  William Byron
    2016  Jimmie Johnson  Daniel Suarez
    2015  Kyle Busch  Chris Buescher
    2014  Kevin Harvick  Chase Elliott
    2013  Jimmie Johnson  Austin Dillon
    2012  Brad Keselowski  Ricky Stenhouse Jr
    2011  Tony Stewart  Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    2010  Jimmie Johnson  Brad Keselowski
    2009  Jimmie Johnson  Kyle Busch
    2008  Jimmie Johnson  Clint Bowyer
    2007  Jimmie Johnson  Carl Edwards
    2006  Jimmie Johnson  Kevin Harvick
    2005  Tony Stewart  Martin Truex Jr.
    2004  Kurt Busch  Martin Truex Jr.
    2003  Matt Kenseth  Brian Vickers
    2002  Tony Stewart  Greg Biffle
    2001  N/A  Kevin Harvick
    2000  N/A  Jeff Green
    1999  N/A  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
    1998  N/A  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
    1997  N/A  Randy LaJoie
    1996  N/A  Randy LaJoie
    1995  N/A  Johnny Benson, Jr.

     

    YEAR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series IndyCar/CART Series
    2019  Matt Crafton  N/A
    2018  Brett Moffitt  N/A
    2017  Christopher Bell  N/A
    2016  Johnny Sauter  N/A
    2015  Erik Jones  N/A
    2014  Matt Crafton  N/A
    2013  Matt Crafton  N/A
    2012  James Buescher  N/A
    2011  Austin Dillon  N/A
    2010  Todd Bodine  Dario Franchitti
    2009  Ron Hornaday Jr.  Dario Franchitti
    2008  Johnny Benson  N/A
    2007  Ron Hornaday Jr.  N/A
    2006  Todd Bodine  N/A
    2005  Ted Musgrave  N/A
    2004  Bobby Hamilton  N/A
    2003  Travis Kvapil  N/A
    2002  Mike Bliss  N/A