Dillon, Suarez both looking for first Iowa win RELATED: Practice 2 results After running fourth in Friday's first practice, Ty Dillon topped the leaderboard in the second practice with an impressive fastest lap of 133.012 mph in 23.682 seconds. The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet completed a total of 67 laps for the session. NASCAR XFINITY Series veteran Brendan Gaughan was second on the leaderboard for Friday's final practice session with his No. 62 Chevrolet coming in hot with a fastest lap of 132.704 mph in 23.737 seconds. T.J. Bell rounded out the top three with a lap of 131.871 mph (23.887 seconds). This weekend will mark the first time Bell has lined up for a NASCAR XFINITY Series race since 2012's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Next on the leaderboard was Drew Herring in his No. 6 Ford . Herring had a fastest lap of 131.519 mph (23.951). This will be his first NASCAR XFINITY appearance since 2013's Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. And completing the top five for this session was Brian Scott in his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with a lap of 131.403 mph. Daniel Suarez , who topped the first practice, finished ninth in the Friday night's practice (131.026 mph). The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver will be on the lookout for his fourth consecutive top-five finish this weekend at Iowa Speedway. Kenny Wallace , who will be competing in his last race in the series this weekend at Iowa, finished 15th. Wallace is looking for his 10th career win at Saturday's U.S. Cellular Presented by New Holland (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, SiriusXM). NXS action continues Saturday with the Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 4:45 p.m. ET. RELATED: Practice 1 results Daniel Suarez topped the leaderboard in the NASCAR XFINITY Series opening practice on Friday at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota posted a fastest lap of 133.367 mph. Next was fellow rookie Brandon Jones in his No. 33 Chevrolet with a fastest lap of 131.965 mph. Saturday's U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by New Holland marks Jones' second start in the XFINITY Series. His first race was at Iowa’s May race, the 3M 250 , where he finished eighth. Rounding out the first session's top three was Ben Rhodes . Rhodes had a fastest lap of 131.744 mph. Ty Dillon (131.546 mph) and Darrell Wallace Jr . (131.486 mph) came in fourth and fifth, respectively. XFINITY Series points leader, Chris Buescher finished practice in the seventh spot, posting a fastest lap of 130.332 mph. Johanna Long , finished 30th in the first session. This is Long's first 2015 appearance as she hasn't raced since 2013's Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. On-track action continues at 7 p.m. ET with the NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice on NBCSN. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
See who will be on track at Homestead in the final Nationwide Series race RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 01 Landon Cassill Johnny Davis Dave Fuge 14 Chevrolet Flex Seal 2 2 Brian Scott Richard Childress Phil Gould 14 Chevrolet Shore Lodge 3 3 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Danny Stockman Jr 14 Chevrolet WESCO 4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gary Keller Gary Cogswell 14 Chevrolet GCL/Polyglass 5 5 Josh Berry Rick Hendrick Ernie Cope 14 Chevrolet Ragu 6 6 Trevor Bayne Jack Roush Chad Norris 14 Ford AdvoCare 7 7 Regan Smith Kelley Earnhardt-Miller Ryan Pemberton 14 Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com 8 9 Chase Elliott Dale Earnhardt Jr Greg Ives 14 Chevrolet NAPA AUTO PARTS 9 10 Ross Chastain(i) Mark Smith Bruce Cook 14 Toyota watermelon.org 10 11 Elliott Sadler J D Gibbs Chris Gayle 14 Toyota OneMain Financial 11 12 Ryan Blaney(i) Roger Penske Greg Erwin 14 Ford Discount Tire 12 14 Eric McClure Mark Smith Wes Ward 14 Toyota Hefty Ultimate / Reynolds Wrap 13 16 Ryan Reed Jack Roush Seth Barbour 14 Ford ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes 14 17 Tanner Berryhill Adrian Berryhill Daniel Stillman 14 Toyota New Gulf Resources 15 19 Mike Bliss Mark Smith Paul Clapprood 14 Toyota Tweaker Energy Shot 16 20 Matt Kenseth(i) Joe Gibbs Kevin Kidd 14 Toyota GameStop 17 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Roger Penske Jeremy Bullins 14 Ford Hertz 18 23 Robert Richardson Jr Robert Richardson Sr George Church 14 Chevrolet TBD 19 25 John Wes Townley(i) Tony Townley Mike Ford 14 Toyota No. 25 Zaxby's Toyota 20 226 Jake Crum(i) Marc Browning Marc Browning 14 Chevrolet MyFreedomSmokes.com 21 28 J J Yeley James Whitener Steve Plattenberger 13 Dodge Texas 28 Spirits Stage 22 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Steve Turner Shannon Rursch 14 Chevrolet Rockstar / AccuDoc 23 33 Scott Lagasse Jr Richard Childress Nick Harrison 14 Chevrolet Grainger 24 36 TBA Beth Baldwin Zach McGowan 14 Chevrolet Accell / East West 25 39 Ryan Sieg Rod Sieg Kevin Starland 14 Chevrolet Huntinator 26 40 Matt Dibenedetto Curtis Key Sr Kyle Symington 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 27 42 Kyle Larson(i) Harry Scott Jr Scott Zipadelli 14 Chevrolet Cartwheel by Target 28 43 Dakoda Armstrong Richard Petty Philippe Lopez 14 Ford WinField 29 44 Blake Koch Mark Smith Greg Conner 14 Toyota Celsius Flo Fusion 30 46 Ryan Ellis Curtis Key Sr Gary Showalter 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 31 51 Jeremy Clements Tony Clements Ricky Pearson 14 Chevrolet All South Electric- Repairable Vehicals 32 52 Joey Gase Jimmy Means Tim Brown 14 Chevrolet TBA 33 54 Kyle Busch(i) J D Gibbs Adam Stevens 14 Toyota Monster Energy 34 55 David Starr Jimmy Dick Jason Miller 14 Chevrolet Niece Eqiupment 35 60 Chris Buescher Jack Roush Scott Graves 14 Ford Humalog 36 62 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Shane Wilson 14 Chevrolet South Point 37 70 Derrike Cope Mary Louise Miller Bobby Burrell 14 Chevrolet Charlie's Soap/YOUTHEORY 38 172 John Jackson James Carter Richard Garcia 14 Chevrolet Crash Claims R US 39 74 Kevin Lepage Mike Harmon Gary Ritter 12 Dodge MHR 40 87 Milka Duno Andrea Nemechek Steven Gray 14 Toyota CAN TV 41 190 Martin Roy Michelle Gosselin Mario Gosselin 14 Chevrolet Gamache Truck Center 42 91 Jeff Green Mark Smith Todd Myers 14 Toyota SupportMilitary.org 43 93 Kevin Swindell Gregg Mixon Ken Evans 13 Dodge JGL Racing 44 98 Corey LaJoie(i) Fred Biagi Jon Hanson 14 Ford Medallion Financial/Smithfield 45 99 James Buescher Robby Benton Matthew Lucas 14 Toyota Rheem MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
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Keep tabs on the action at Homestead-Miami Speedway RELATED: Follow your picks in the Chase Battle Grid Presented by Toyota This weekend brings the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to Homestead-Miami Speedway for their respective season finales and Ford Championship Weekend. The Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 is on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN. The Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 is on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN2. The Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 is on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1. For more information on track times, press conferences and GarageCam, you can check out this weekend's schedule . For TV times, see this week's TV schedule . We know you may not have the time to watch the race action without any interruptions, so if you're on the go, here's how to keep up at Homestead. NASCAR.com's live Sprint Cup Series leaderboard , Nationwide Series leaderboard and Camping World Truck Series leaderboard update in real-time and offer constant text updates of lead changes, cautions, strategies, strong runs and everything in between. From the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leaderboard, fans can also access live standings . On the go? Download the NASCAR Mobile app to follow the leaderboards live from your device. Lap-by-Lap will keep you caught up even if you can only take a peek here or there. Check in to read back through all the laps you've missed, or keep an eye on the feed for real-time race updates. For all the information you need on the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, check out Chase 101 for an easy-to-follow guide -- Homestead is the final race in this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Denny Hamlin , Joey Logano , Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick are battling for the title in the Championship Round. Whoever finishes the best at Homestead among those four drivers will become a first-time Sprint Cup champion. Fans can also keep up with how their fantasy Chase Grid is doing here . Chase Elliott has already wrapped up the Nationwide Series title but there is still a battle for the championship in the Camping World Truck Series. Matt Crafton is hoping to become the first back-to-back winner in Truck Series history and needs a finish fo 21st or better to wrap up the title. You can see all the clinching scenarios for driver, owner and manufacturer championships here . We'll also send race updates via Twitter through the official @NASCAR and @NASCARStats handles. RaceBuddy will have enhanced views and coverage for the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series races with 10 HD live race views, including six in-car cameras as well as a backstretch camera, pit road camera and more. Haven't tried RaceView yet? If you sign up, you'll get virtual video of cars on the track from various angles and hear what your favorite team is saying over the radio. Use it as a second screen or as your only screen. Just want to scan the radios? You can have that too with RaceView Audio . On a mobile device? Get RaceView Mobile here . If you want to be more involved in the on-track action, you can manage your fantasy team on NASCAR.com and follow your team's performance in NASCAR Fantasy Live . Mobile users can also download NASCAR Connect , a game from OneUp Sports that allows users to play other fans with race predictions, for some off-track competition while drivers battle it out on the track. Live Press Pass video streams will keep the NASCAR action rolling even after the winner goes in and out of Victory Lane. Catch interviews with the top finishers and series champions immediately following the checkered flag for all three national series events, and stay tuned to NASCAR.com throughout the week for the latest news. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL CHASE COVERAGE • Chase hub page • Chase Grid games • #MyChaseNation
Team Penske drivers lead both Cup, Nationwide Series Friday practices RELATED: Follow your picks in the Chase Battle Grid Presented by Toyota Sprint Cup Series practice 1 " Full results Brad Keselowski opened up the final weekend of the 2014 season by leading Friday's first practice for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Homestead-Miami Speedway . Keselowski turned a fast lap of 179.004 mph on his seventh lap around the 1.5-mile track. Second-fastest to Keselowski was Kevin Harvick at 178.950 mph. Harvick was the only driver still eligible to win the 2014 championship that finished in the top five. Ryan Newman was the second-fastest Chase driver in the field at 177.620 mph (ninth), with Denny Hamlin behind him in 11th place (177.497 mph) and Joey Logano finishing 22nd (175.838 mph) in the 90-minute session. Danica Patrick (178.767 mph), Matt Kenseth (178.453 mph) and Kyle Larson (177.948 mph) rounded out the top-five fastest on the leaderboard. Kurt Busch (sixth), Jeff Gordon (seventh), Jimmie Johnson (eighth), Newman and Kyle Busch (10th) rounded out the top 10. The Sprint Cup Series will return to the track this evening for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 6:15 p.m. ET with TV coverage on ESPN2. Nationwide Series practice 2 " Full results Continuing his high speeds from the first practice, Ryan Blaney soared to the top of the leaderboard on his 39th lap as he rounded Homestead-Miami Speedway at a speed of 168.240 mph, the fastest lap of the final practice on Friday. Blaney also led the opening session at the South Florida track. Nationwide Series rookie Ty Dillon was second-fastest at 168.072 mph. Kyle Busch (167.105 mph), Elliott Sadler (166.883 mph) and Kyle Larson (166.847 mph) round out the top-five fastest on the leaderboard. Defending race winner Brad Keselowski recorded a speed of 166.512 mph on his first lap, making him ninth-fastest of the run. Chase Elliott, who already clinched the Nationwide Series championship title last week at Phoenix, was 14th-fastest (165.970 mph) in the opening session. Elliott is the youngest national series winner in NASCAR history. The Nationwide Series returns to the track Saturday at 1:15 p.m. ET for Coors Light Pole Qualifying with TV coverage on FOX Sports 1. Switch over to ESPN2 at 4:30 p.m. ET tomorrow for the Ford EcoBoost 300 . Nationwide Series practice 1 " Full results Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Discount Tire Ford for Team Penske, led opening practice in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway . Blaney, who is making his 14th Nationwide Series start of the 2014 season, turned a lap of 167.942 mph on the 1.5-mile track. Finishing in second place, 0.183 seconds behind Blaney, was Elliott Sadler , who is making his final Nationwide Series start for Joe Gibbs Racing before moving over to Roush Fenway Racing next year. Fellow JGR driver Matt Kenseth was third at 166.662 mph, followed by series champion and Sunoco Rookie Chase Elliott at 166.318 mph and his JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith at 166.231 mph. Smith, who made slight contact with the wall during practice, had damage to his right-rear panel but it likely wasn't enough to bring out a backup car. Forty-two of the 43 cars entered in the Ford EcoBoost 300 (Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) made laps in Friday's opening practice, with Carlos Contreras , who is sporting a Pit Bull (the artist)-themed paint scheme , being the lone non-participant. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Watch the season finale: 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2) RELATED: Full lineup His Team Penske teammate had been faster Friday, but Brad Keselowski sped to the Coors Light Pole Award during group qualifying Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway . Keselowski's speed of 166.384 mph puts him on the pole for the Ford EcoBoost 300 . It's Keselowski's fifth series pole of the season and 19th of his career. Ryan Blaney, in the No. 12 Ford , had previously paced both Friday practice sessions and was fastest in the second round of group qualifying. He will line up fifth. Kyle Larson qualified second at 166.353 mph, with Matt Kenseth (166.006 mph) third and Elliott Sadler (165.827 mph) fourth. Chase Elliott, who locked up the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship last week, will start 14th. He finished 24th in the opening round and was the last car to advance in group qualifying. Elliott's JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith , who is second in the standings, will start 15th. Smith has a 13-point lead over Brian Scott in the battle to finish second in the final standings. Derrike Cope, Ryan Ellis , Johnny Jackson, Kevin Lepage and Martin Roy did not qualify. The Ford EcoBoost 300 is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday and will be televised on ESPN2.
See where drivers will pit for the Ford EcoBoost 300 (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today The NASCAR Nationwide Series pit stall assignments are out for Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway . Coors Light Pole Award winner Brad Keselowski chose the first pit stall off pit road with an empty space in front of him for an easy departure. Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney , Kyle Busch and Brendan Gaughan also have open stalls in front of them. Chase Elliott, who clinched the 2014 series title last week, chose the first pit stall onto pit road for an easy entrance. The Nationwide Series will take the track at 4:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage on ESPN2. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Importance of Nationwide Series not lost on team owner MORE: Final Nationwide Series owner standings HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Chase Elliott salted away his first championship last weekend at Phoenix, rendering the NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers' standings race anticlimactic for Saturday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway . But a little suspense still lingered on the team owners' side. In the end, Brad Keselowski wheeled the Team Penske's No. 22 Ford to the Nationwide Series team owner championship in the Ford EcoBoost 300 . Keselowski needed only to finish 25th or better to seal the title over Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 54 Toyota team; he wound up in eighth place compared to Kyle Busch 's second in the JGR entry, clinching Roger Penske's second straight crown by 23 points. "It's obvious the Nationwide (Series) means so much to us because it's the proving ground," said the 77-year-old Penske. "It's the testing ground for our crew chiefs, young drivers. And there's no question, when you see Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson and the people who come up through that series, it means a lot to us, but it also ‑‑ the mechanics and the over-the-wall guys that we train there." Last season, Penske's No. 22 prevailed in the season-long team owner championship hunt by just one point over the Gibbs No. 54. This year, the Team Penske entry prevailed with a larger margin, but an equally diverse cast of drivers in the seat. Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski piloted the No. 22 to five victories in his 11 starts, and Ryan Blaney notched one win among his 10 appearances behind the wheel. Joey Logano (nine starts), Alex Tagliani (two) and Michael McDowell (one) shared the rest of the driving duties. The common thread was crew chief Jeremy Bullins, who kept strong performances a constant while adapting to several different drivers. "I'm proud to be a part of it," Keselowski said. "It's a season-long task, so it's not a one-night accomplishment, it's a lot of different things. Quite a few different drivers in this car and I'm honored to be one of them. I feel like I contributed to the program, I don't know, but it's a lot of fun and the team does a great job. You kind of take these things for granted sometimes, having great cars and great teams, and I'm trying not to. It's a very pleasurable experience. I've been at the other side of this where I didn't have great cars and life was really tough, but we've had a season of great cars and I'm thankful for that." Busch and Sam Hornish Jr . shared the seat of the Gibbs No. 54 this season, with Busch notching seven victories and Hornish one. Although placing as a runner-up in Saturday's race and in the team owner standings was bittersweet, Busch was pleased with the overall effort. "It's been fun the last couple of years," Busch said. "You know we've come up short just a little bit last year by one point, a little bit more than that this year, but, shoot, besides winning more races, finishing every single race in the top four besides (Daytona), I don't know what else I could have done. We did our part and we had some great races, and we did have a successful year, so nothing to hang our hats about, but there's one other guy or team out there that was a little bit better than us." Said Gibbs: "Yeah, you've got to give them credit. The Penske group, you've got to give them a lot of credit and what they did there. They put a lot of drivers in the car and raced great. We had just a couple of bad situations that happened to us which cost us again. We don't like it, but we're committed to come back and try to go after it again. We appreciate getting an opportunity to race against real good race teams, and when you do that, you've got a chance to come out on the short end. Like I said, we love the series. We're going to be back next year roaring." MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Veteran will drive No. 33 Chevrolet in season finale RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Richard Childress Racing announced Wednesday that it has signed second-generation driver Scott Lagasse Jr . to NASCAR Nationwide Series duty for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway . Lagasse, scheduled to make just his third Nationwide start of the year, will drive the team's No. 33 Chevrolet in the Nov. 15 Ford EcoBoost 300 (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2). "I'm honored for the opportunity to drive the RCR No. 33 Chevrolet," Lagasse said. "Mr. Childress runs a first-class organization, from his team all the way down to the equipment he provides for them." Nick Harrison will serve as crew chief for the No. 33 effort, which will carry sponsorship from the Florida Department of Transportation's "Alert Today Alive Tomorrow" program and the Boy Scouts of America. The car has run on a part-time basis alongside Childress' three full-time teams, fielded for drivers Ty Dillon , Brendan Gaughan and Brian Scott . Rookie Cale Conley has driven the No. 33 in 11 races, Paul Menard in seven (including a victory at Michigan in June), and defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton in one. The 33-year-old St. Augustine, Florida native is the son of former racer Scott Lagasse, who enjoyed his most successful stint in NASCAR as a full-time competitor in the truck series' inaugural season in 1995. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule