2017 Homestead - Ford EcoBoost 400 - Pre Race Thread

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  1. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Race #10 of 10 in the Chase, err Playoffs


    Event Schedule times are local to the track

    Friday, November 17
    10:00 AM-7:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
    12:30 PM-1:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE

    Saturday, November 18
    10:00 AM-10:55 AM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE

    Sunday, November 19
    2:30 PM MENCS RACE (267 LAPS, 400.5 MILES)

    MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
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  2. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

  4. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep. He's been doing this for so long that sometimes I forget what it would be like not have it every Cup race week. :cheers:
  5. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Can't believe it's already Homestead.. I have to say tho I'm mostly looking forward to this because the season will be over. Hasn't been my favorite season ever lol
  6. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

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  10. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    After the last 2 seasons Logano had, that team has certainly fallen off. What changed?
  11. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Crew Chief

    I’m so excited!! Can’t wait to get down there! Anybody else going ?
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  12. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

    Ray Black jr FTW
  13. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  14. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    We finished our season yesterday, so now I have the time to watch the final NASCAR race of the year. I can't wait.:D
  15. dpkimmel2001

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  17. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Not sure.. my guess is Toyotas nose lol but hard to say.. curse of finishing second for the cup.

    I'm really not very concerned. Just looking forward to next year lol
  18. Revman


    Your perception is skewed. :D
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  19. Revman


    How do you blame the Toyota nose on how horrible they have been? The sister car is in the show. Come on man.
  20. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Well chiot
  21. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    FRIDAY, NOV. 17
    8:30-9:25 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)
    10-10:55 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1 (Follow live)
    12:30-1:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBCSN (Follow live)
    2:30-3:25 p.m.: XFINITY Series practice, NBCSN (Follow live)
    3:30 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 (Follow live)
    5-5:55 p.m.: XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN (Follow live)
    6:15 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN (Follow live)
    8 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 (134 laps, 201 miles), FS1 (Follow live)

    PRESS PASS (Watch live)
    7:15 p.m. (approx.): Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying
    10:15 p.m. (approx.): Post-Camping World Truck Series race

    GARAGECAM (Watch live)
    Noon: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
    2 p.m.: XFINITY Series

    10-10:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, CNBC (Follow live)
    11:15 a.m.: XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, CNBC (Follow live)
    1-1:50 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN (Follow live)
    3:30 p.m.: XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), NBCSN (Follow live)

    PRESS PASS (Watch live)
    6 p.m. (approx.): Post-XFINITY Series race

    SUNDAY, NOV. 19
    2:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles), NBC (Follow live)

    PRESS PASS (Watch live)
    5:30 p.m. (approx.): Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race
  22. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:46 pm/et

    Whew, that's a close one! Only 14 minutes away from being a 3pm et race. I know those don't over well with some of the fans round these parts.
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  23. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I think the only folks it doesn't go over well with are the people that need to return home from the track the day of the race and turn around and go to work the next day which I understand. I think there are still tickets available for anyone wanting to attend but I have no doubt that a sellout is in the offing.

    As long as anything Nascar related has gone bye, bye, vámonos and vacated NBC by 7:00 PM they can start the race at high noon or 6:45 PM as far as I'm concerned but don't cut into my Dan, Tony, Rodney, Mike, Al and Cris time like they did a couple of years ago. Not cool! Stick the damn race stuff on USA or CNBC but don't mess with my FNiA or SNF!!!!!
  24. joe h

    joe h Crew Chief

    First time going, do they have concerts, fireworks, trophy presentations, etc after the checkered, or is it like any other race where it is best to be back in your car within 10 minutes of the end or face a two hour wait getting out of the parking lot?
  25. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    They definitely have the big trophy presentation, but not sure on the rest. I left about 20 mins after the checkered flag flew for Gordon's last race and it was no problem at all getting out.
  26. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    So is it just Jr. , Kenseth, Patrick in their last race possibly?
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  31. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    glad they did that. Probably going to get the tar beat out of them by the cars that didn't :D
  32. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Crew Chief

    Good spots to eat at by the track??
  33. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    A little ways down the road is Alabama Jacks in Cardsound, FL. Always go there when in the area.
  34. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    I think it's relative. Its not necessarily that they're slow.. The Penske guys and others don't seem as fast comparatively. I don't know for sure that it's the nose but I can't see how this scoops wouldn't put more down force in the front end.

    I could be wrong altogether.. from what Todd says they're behind in something to do with the rear end. It can't last forever. I'm fully confident next year we will see Joey return to form. I friggin hope so anyway lol it's been a tough one.

    Let's not forget the curse of finishing second. I'm content blaming that until I have a reason to think otherwise :D
  35. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    I remember the first time we stopped there,I had to convince my wife to get out of the car.They were big Harley's everywhere and the place was packed.Now it's the first restaurant we go to when in the area.
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    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    NASCAR debuts Live VR, 360 video for fans from Homestead-Miami Speedway

    For the first time, NASCAR fans on smartphones and tablets will have access to live, 360-degree views of pre-race events at Homestead-Miami Speedway before Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship finale.

    Leading up to the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Nov. 19 (3 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), fans will be able to “teleport” themselves into the driver’s meeting and throughout the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage via NASCAR.com and the NASCAR Mobile app, regardless of their location.

    The live video, delivered by Ultracast, can also be viewed through smartphone, VR headsets and laptops. This innovative technology platform transforms the device into a launchpad, propelling viewers into fully immersive, 360-degree or virtual reality live experiences.

    “For years, NASCAR has prided itself on providing fans with unprecedented access to the sport and its drivers, especially on race days,” said Tim Clark, managing director of NASCAR Digital Media. “With live, 360-degree video, fans everywhere can feel what it’s like to attend the driver’s meeting and experience the garage before the green flag waves at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”

    When engaged with the 360-degree view, fans can choose where they look as live events happen to personalize their experience. As the individual’s phone, tablet or headset moves, so does the live camera angle.

    In addition to Sunday’s driver’s meeting, much of the at-track content available via NASCAR’s GarageCam will be presented in live VR, 360 video during Ford Championship Weekend.

  38. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval, 267 laps, 400.5 miles

    Degree of Banking: Turns: Variable 18-19-20 degrees

    Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet, Width: 50 feet, Banking: 4 degrees

    Pit Road Speed: 45mph

    Pace Car / Caution Speed: 55mph

    Opened: 1995

    OLD LAYOUT 1995-2002

    Degree of Banking: Turns: 6 degrees

    Straightaways: Length: 1,760 feet, Width: 60 feet, Banking: 3 degrees
    Grandstand Seating: 46,000 [down from 56,000 and 65,000]
    Stages: 1 ends lap 80, 2 at lap 160, race finish is lap 267 (OT possible)
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