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
NASCAR Next driver hoping to get more seat time in XFINITY Series Ryan Preece came up just shy in his pursuit of a second consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship this year, but his strong closing kick may translate to bigger things as he prepares for an offseason of transition. Preece locked down his third runner-up finish in the last six seasons this year, completing a three-year run in team owner Eric Sanderson's No. 16 with back-to-back victories in the tour's final two races of the year. One day after the dust settled on the season, Preece announced he'd join car owner Eddie Partridge's No. 6 team full-time in the northern-based series in 2015 With the track championship from Thompson Speedway in his home state of Connecticut in hand, the NASCAR Next driver extended his hot streak by winning the non-points North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway in North Carolina, making his first start for Partridge. But before he continues his career in the ground-pounders from NASCAR's oldest division, he's still getting his feet wet on the national-series stage. "It was really good," Preece said of his season over the weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway . "To end it with the 16 and then start it with the 6, it started really well. Obviously I hope we carry momentum into next year with the Modified stuff, but this is definitely something different here." Something different came in the form of his third career start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in last Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 . Though Preece started 33rd and finished 28th in the scrappy Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 36, he emerged with a lead-lap finish in his first Nationwide start outside of New Hampshire Motor Speedway . The race marked Preece's first start on a track that size, all in a series -- which will be called the XFINITY Series starting in 2015 -- that the 24-year-old driver hopes to spend more time in next year. His Modified schedule is set, but Preece said he has "some other stuff in the works" as his complete plans for 2015 take shape. Until then, he's been reaping the benefits of participating in the NASCAR Next youth initiative for the second straight year. While Preece enjoyed the exposure from championship weekend festivities in the Miami area, he said he's eager to get back on track to keep the good vibes of 2014 going. "They bring me different places, they've put me in front of certain people," Preece said, "and now it's just up to me to get seat time and get out there." 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
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
Rookie locked up title in Phoenix last weekend; coronation came in Florida MORE: Chase Elliott's championship timeline HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- It wasn't the way Chase Elliott had hoped to end the 2014 season. But with the NASCAR Nationwide Series title already in hand, Saturday night's 17th-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway stung only so much. "Definitely disappointed. It's my fault for sure," Elliott said long after being presented the 2014 championship trophy from NASCAR President Mike Helton. "We could have come home with a top-five (finish), maybe even a top-four. "Had I not put it in the fence there, on the race track and during my (celebratory) burnout, then it would have been a pretty good night." A rash of cautions during the second half of the scheduled 200-lap race and a gamble to stay out under yellow on one occasion didn't knock the JR Motorsports driver out of contention. But contact with the wall with less than 10 laps remaining proved to be a bit more difficult to overcome. "Lack of a driver there at the end," said Elliott, who had wrapped up the series championship a week earlier with a fifth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway . "We had a really fast car tonight and we tried to do something different. It only takes one thing -- if that run goes green, then we are in a great position and everybody else is in a bad spot. When you're one of the only people on pit road that can work one of two ways, and unfortunately it didn't go our way. So we had to bite the bullet and stay out there toward the end on tires. "Lost a lot of track position, finally got back on equal tires and … drove back up to fight with Kyle (Busch) for fifth." NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Matt Kenseth won the season-ending race, with Busch and Kyle Larson taking second and third. Ryan Blaney and Chris Buescher completed the top five. JRM teammate Regan Smith , Elliott's chief competition for the title down the stretch, finished sixth in the race and second in points. With the last race run, he finished 42 points behind the Dawsonville, Georgia, native. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Elliott Sadler (-59) finished third in points while Richard Childress Racing drivers Brian Scott (-59) and fellow rookie Ty Dillon (-65) rounded out the top five in the final standings. The son of 1988 NASCAR premier series champion Bill Elliott , the 18-year-old Elliott became the first driver in a national NASCAR series to win the championship as well as rookie of the year honors in the same season. "We had a solid night," crew chief Greg Ives said. "We didn't finish where we wanted to. … When Chase gets back to 25th, 28th, whatever, that I put him there on those pit stops, it's an opportunity for him to grow and learn, and part of it is just keeping it together through the whole race. "That's a mental challenge on his part, mental challenge on the whole team's part, to make that happen. I couldn't be more proud of what he was able to do, to drive it back to contending for a top-five. … He's going to give it all he's got." It was the first owners' championship for JRM, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr ., Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Rick Hendrick. JRM and Hendrick combined resources in 2008, with the goal of the collaborative effort being to groom talent and help employees progress up the ladder. "Dale and I talked about it … how we could use the company to grow young people, and Dale has always liked to give young drivers a chance, and I've always admired him for that," said Hendrick, owner of the Sprint Cup organization for which Earnhardt Jr. drives. "I've known these two since they were kids, and we've raced together, we've been together, and to see them get the championship really is rewarding to me inside. "To see Chase -- I said I wasn't going to do any more driver development, and then signed him when he was like 15, and boy, he's been unbelievable." 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
JGR driver holds off Kyle Busch to win final race of Nationwide's tenure MORE: Full EcoBoost 300 results " Final Nationwide Series standings HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Charging away from a pack of pursuers on the final restart, Matt Kenseth scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win since October of last year in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway . Chase Elliott, who had clinched the driver’s championship last Saturday in Phoenix, finished 17th after scraping the outside wall late in the race. Brad Keselowski delivered the Nationwide Series owner’s championship to Roger Penske with an eighth-place result in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford . In a mere formality, Elliott also received Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, making the him the first driver to win both a rookie title and a series championship in the same year in any of NASCAR’s top three national series. At age 18, Elliott also is the youngest national touring series champion in NASCAR history. After losing the lead to Kyle Larson after a restart on Lap 199 of a scheduled 200, Kenseth got a second chance when NASCAR threw the 11th caution of the race for a multicar wreck behind the leader moments before Larson was to take the white flag signaling the final lap, which would have made him a winner under the caution. Instead, Kenseth pulled ahead from the outside lane after a restart on Lap 205 and took the checkered flag on the sixth lap of overtime. Kyle Busch won a drag race to the finish line to take the runner-up spot from Larson, who held third. Ryan Blaney and rookie Chris Buescher completed the top five. Kenseth won for Joe Gibbs Racing in the final outing with the company for crew chief Kevin Kidd, who moves to Roush Fenway Racing next year as director of competition in the Sprint Cup Series. “It’s been a long time since I won a race in anything, so just happy for Kevin,” Kenseth said. “Happy to send him off with a win here. That was pretty cool. Kyle got around me on that second-to-last restart, but when he chose the bottom there, and I had Kyle (Busch) behind me, I knew we had a shot. “I just had to do a better job than I did the time before, so luckily, we got that one last chance to redeem ourselves.” Larson, who led 111 laps, spun his tires slightly on the final restart, allowing Kenseth to take the advantage. “I had good restarts up there until the last 50 laps or so,” Larson said. “Then I finally got a good one underneath Matt (on Lap 199) and was able to get to the lead… I was about 15 feet short of the win. Then we got the yellow, and I thought the 12 (Blaney) had been getting really good restarts, so I wanted to start in front of him (in the bottom lane). “Spun my tires a little bit, and the 20 (Kenseth) was hanging there. I was side-drafting down the frontstretch, and he was able to swerve at me and get me shaken off him. That spun my tires into (Turn) 1, and got me sideways. I was three-wide there, and that was all the 20 needed to win.” Penske won the owner’s championship with five different drivers taking turns in the No. 22 Ford : Keselowski, Joey Logano , Ryan Blaney , Michael McDowell and Alex Tagliani . The championship was the fourth for Penske in the last five years (2010 Nationwide driver’s title with Keselowski, 2012 Sprint Cup title with Keselowski and back-to-back NNS owner’s championships). “Everyone did so much to make this happen, and obviously it didn't come down until the last lap there until we knew we had it,” Penske said. “Two years in a row, I think we had four championships here over the last few years, and that's really important to us as we go forward.” 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
Matt Kenseth talks about how the late restart helped him seal the win in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.