For Sadler, combining stages, Dash 4 Cash impacts race strategy
BUY TICKETS: See the races at Richmond RELATED: How the Dash 4 Cash works To hear NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Elliott Sadler tell it, the addition of stages and the modification of the Dash 4 Cash format have had a profound effect on race strategy, because drivers and crews have to take both parts of the equation into account. The top 10 drivers in each stage earn points, with the winner of the stage getting an additional playoff point that will carry through to the season finale at Homestead - Miami Speedway . In addition, the top two XFINITY regulars in each stage earn eligibility for the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus, with the highest finisher among them at the checkered flag winning the money. RELATED: Stage lengths at Richmond "We've actually changed our strategy a lot this year, based on the stage racing," Sadler said. "We didn't really know how much we'd change it until we actually got to Daytona and saw how different everybody races, getting close to the ends of the stages. "That's what's neat about this Dash 4 cash race (Saturday's ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond). We've actually got a couple things going on. Yes, we're trying to get qualified for the Dash 4 Cash, but we're also trying to get bonus points for the stages, too." All that adds a layer of complexity to the decision-making process. "We're just kind of playing it by ear—what decision can we make to best benefit us? It' s definitely changed the way we're looking at the races, not just from the Dash 4 Cash side, but also the stage racing side. There's a lot of points to be made, and now that you know you're going to be saved by a caution, you can be more aggressive. "We can be more aggressive on pit road. We can take more chances, because we know there's a caution coming out to save us."
Drivers hopeful heading to Homestead -Miami Speedway
Several drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series offer up their thoughts on the type of racing that will be seen this weekend at Homestead - Miami Speedway .
Stewart earns back-to-back victories at Homestead -Miami Speedway
Tony Stewart goes back-to-back at Homestead - Miami Speedway winning the Pennzoil 400 in 1999 and 2000, a fitting start to an amazing career.
Homestead -Miami Speedway hosting Goodyear tire test
RELATED: Buy tickets for Homestead It's a primetime test time for NASCAR teams this week as many head to Homestead - Miami Speedway , site of the Nov. 20-22 season finale Ford Championship Weekend. Four drivers will participate in a Goodyear tire test at the 1.5-mile South Florida track Monday and Tuesday with an open test scheduled for Wednesday -- NASCAR allowing each Sprint Cup Series team to be represented by one car. Trevor Bayne ( Roush Fenway Racing ), Clint Bowyer ( Michael Waltrip Racing), Ryan Newman ( Richard Childress Racing ) and Kyle Larson ( Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates) are scheduled for the Goodyear test. With the increased importance on Homestead in the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup elimination format, as the track's host the final race that determines the series champion, teams will be taking advantage of the open test as well. Joey Logano ( Team Penske ), a winner last Saturday night at Bristol, is among those scheduled to test on Wednesday along with other Chase-qualified drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr . ( Hendrick Motorsports ), defending Homestead winner and series champ Kevin Harvick ( Stewart-Haas Racing ), Martin Truex Jr . ( Furniture Row Racing ) and Denny Hamlin ( Joe Gibbs Racing ). Ty Dillon ( Richard Childress Racing ) and Ryan Blaney ( Wood Brothers Racing ) will also participate. "It's an opportunity for the teams to really dial in the tire and the aero package for '15," NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O'Donnell told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Monday morning. "Certainly an important event for just about everybody in the series so they'll be going down there, working with Goodyear to make sure they've got the right package to be able to obviously share that data with the race teams and get ready for the final push that we see in November."
Best in-car audio from Homestead -Miami Speedway
Take a listen to all the action from Homestead - Miami Speedway , including Tony Stewart's farewell race, a wild restart that took Carl Edwards out of championship contention and Jimmie Johnson tying history.
Clinch scenarios for Homestead -Miami Speedway
Editor's Note: Clinching scenarios courtesy of NASCAR statistical services RELATED: See the Chase Grid Below are the finishes each driver/owner/manufacturer needs in this weekend’s races at Homestead - Miami Speedway to clinch their respective championships, regardless of the finish of any other driver/car/manufacturer. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series • Driver : The first to the finish line among the Championship 4 -- Kevin Harvick , Jeff Gordon , Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr . -- will win the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship. • Owner: The same rule applies to the owner championship, which involves the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet. • Manufacturer: Chevrolet has officially clinched the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer's Championship. NASCAR XFINITY Series • Driver : Chris Buescher leads Chase Elliott by 18 points. He will clinch the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series driver championship with a finish of 13th or better; or 14th with at least one lap led; or 15th and the most laps led. • Owner : The No. 22 Team Penske Ford has officially clinched the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series owner championship. • Manufacturer: Ford leads Chevrolet by six points. Ford will clinch the Bill France Performance Award if its top-finishing car finishes second while leading at least one lap. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series • Driver : Erik Jones leads Tyler Reddick by 19 points. Jones will clinch the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship with a finish of 15th or better; or 16th with at least one lap led; or 17th and the most laps led. • Owner : The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota leads the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford by 19 points. The No. 4 will clinch the owner championship with a finish of 15th or better; 16th with at least one lap led; or 17th and the most laps led. • Manufacturer : Toyota has officially clinched the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series manufacturer championship.
Ford EcoBoost 400 sold out at Homestead -Miami
MIAMI -- Homestead - Miami Speedway today announced a grandstand sellout for the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship race on Sunday. The event, which starts at 2:30 p.m. ET and airs on NBC and MRN Radio/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, has sold out each of the last three years. "Ford Championship Weekend continues to grow in stature each year, and having sold out the Ford EcoBoost 400 three years in-a-row is a testament to that," said Homestead - Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. "Not only do we have world class racing with Joey Logano , Kyle Busch , Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards competing for a championship amongst a full field of drivers, but we also offer outstanding entertainment as well, including the pre-race concert by The Band Perry. Championship weekend should provide tremendous excitement for the entire family as we celebrate the final race in the Chase for all three NASCAR national series, beginning with the Camping World Truck Series Championship race tonight followed by the XFINITY Series Championship race on Saturday." A limited number of Sunday tickets still remain for seats in the infield Pit Road Cabanas, in addition to spots in the FanVision Fan Zone, where four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will be holding a Q & A on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for the Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck Series Championship race tonight at 8:00 p.m. as well as the Ford EcoBoost 300 XFINITY Series Championship race on Saturday 3:30 p.m. are still available and can be purchased by calling (305) 230-5255, or online at www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com .
Live chat: Homestead -Miami
Chat with fans this weekend during the NASCAR action at Homestead - Miami Speedway .
Preview Show: Homestead -Miami
Marty Snider and Chris Rice preview the final race of the season at Homestead - Miami Speedway and who they believe will take home the trophy in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Weekend Preview: Homestead -Miami Speedway
Alan Cavanna previews the weekend racing schedule with Homestead - Miami Speedway hosting the Camping World Truck Series, Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series.
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