200 miles (320 km)
| 1995 (1995)|
| Homestead-Miami Speedway|
Homestead, Florida, United States
200 (Stage 1: 45 Stage 2: 45 Stage 3: 110)
The Ford EcoBoost 300 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race that takes place at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race is part of the NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend, and is the Championship Round (final race of the season for the Xfinity Series), It takes place the day before the Ford EcoBoost 400, the Championship round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Ford EcoBoost 300 Wikipedia
The 1995 event was the first race held at the newly opened Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsport Complex, and was covered by CBS from 1995–97. However, the 1998 running was covered by ESPN because CBS had regained the rights to the NFL. One year later, from 1999–2004, the race was broadcast on NBC, who would continue to broadcast the event until 2004 until the rights were shifted to TNT for 2005 and 2006. NBC was expected to air the 2005 race, but moved it to TNT due to commitments to show a Notre Dame home game. From 2007 to 2014, the race aired on ESPN2. The 2015 event was scheduled to be broadcast on NBC, the 2016 race will be broadcast on NBCSN (still part of the NBC package).Dale Jarrett, who was scheduled to be guest commentator at Daytona until the rain hit, was the guest commentator again at Homestead because Dallenbach was in the race.
2004 & 2014: Race extended due to a green–white–checker finish.
2005: First race at night.
2007: Final race under Anheuser-Busch sponsorship.
2009: Kyle Busch won both the race and championship.
2014: Final race under Nationwide Insurance sponsorship.
Track configuration notes1995–1996: Rectangular oval
1997–2002: Standard oval with flat turns
2003–present: Standard oval with steep variable banking