Sunday, April 26, 2015

RACE RECAP: Richmond International Raceway

Race Winner: Kurt Busch
Age: 36
Team : No. 41 - Haas Automation Chevrolet
Owner: Gene Haas
Crew Chief: Tony Gibson

Kurt Busch won the 61st Annual Toyota Owners 400, his 26th victory in 513 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2015.

This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 29 races at Richmond International Raceway.

Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 29 races at Richmond International Raceway.  It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2015.

Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 27 races at Richmond International Raceway.

Brett Moffitt (29th) was the highest finishing rookie.

Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 33 points over Joey Logano.

Kurt Busch has one win (Ford 400 – Nov. 17, 2002), four top-5 finishes, five top-10 finishes and two poles in 14 starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Monday, April 20, 2015

RACE RECAP: Bristol Motor Speedway

Race Winner: Matt Kenseth
Age: 43
Team : No. 20 - Dollar General Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs
Crew Chief: Jason Ratcliff

Matt Kenseth won the 55th Annual Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes, his 32nd victory in 552 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

 This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2015.

This is his fourth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 31 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Danica Patrick (ninth) notched her sixth career top-10 finish the most ever by a female driver. She was previously tied with Janet Guthrie with five top 10s.

Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 27 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.  It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2015.
 Jeff Gordon (third) posted his 25th top-10 finish in 45 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Brett Moffitt (17th) was the highest finishing rookie.

Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 30 points over Joey Logano.

Matt Kenseth was the 2014 Ford EcoBoost 300 winner in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he has one win (Ford 400, November 18, 2007), four top-5s, seven top-10s and one pole in 15 starts.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

9 Sunrises you will only see at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Working on the safety team for Homestead-Miami Speedway isn't always easy with the long hours, hard work and ever changing conditions. Yet, being at the track before the sun has it's advantages. 

Here are nine of our favorite sunrise photos from our team member, Brian Rimington. Thanks for letting us share them, and keep them coming! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

8 Reasons to Buy Ford Championship Weekend Tickets

1. Witness history - The Championship Round in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup happens only at Homestead-Miami Speedway at the Ford EcoBoost 400. Four drivers will compete among a full-43 car field for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.

2. Fan-Friendly Pricing - Kids 12 and younger are FREE in general admission sections to both the Friday night NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 and Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300.

3. Half-price Sunday - Kids 12 and younger are admitted for half-price in reserved grandstands to Sunday's Sprint Cup Championship.

4. Flexible payment plan - Allows fans to pay in four installments with just 25% due at the time of purchase.

5. Exclusive Benefit for 3-Day package - Fans purchasing a 3-day package will have on-track access for the post-race celebration for all three Championship Finales

6. Bag & Cooler policy - Fans may enter admission gates with:

- One soft-sided cooler, no larger than 14 x 14 x 14 inches. (Size typically holds 24-36 cans of beverages.)
One soft-sided bag, no larger than 18 x 18 x 4 inches. 

7. Three Jam-Packed days of action - beginning on Friday with practice sessions for all three series and qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, each day promises a full-day of events for fans of all three of NASCAR's premier series.

8. Pre-Race Festivities - With recent pre-race concert acts such as Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, and Kid Rock, it's always a party at Ford Championship Weekend. With a Pit Pass, you can enjoy the fun up close on the frontstretch just hours before NASCAR's biggest stars compete in the final race of the season for a championship.