2019 Ford EcoBoost 200

The 2019 Ford EcoBoost 200 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on November 15, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Contested over 134 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) oval, it was the 23rd and final race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.

2019 Ford EcoBoost 200
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 23 of 23 in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season
Date November 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
Location Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 134 laps, 201 mi (323 km)
Pole position
Driver Halmar Friesen Racing
Time N/A
Most laps led
Driver Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises
Laps 56
Winner
No. 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Homestead-Miami Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Homestead-Miami Speedway is a motor racing track located in Homestead, Florida. The track, which has several configurations, has promoted several series of racing, including NASCAR, the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the Championship Cup Series.

Since 2002, Homestead-Miami Speedway has hosted the final race of the season in all three of NASCAR's series: the Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Ford Motor Company sponsors all three of the season-ending races; the races have the names Ford EcoBoost 400, Ford EcoBoost 300 and Ford EcoBoost 200, respectively, and the weekend is marketed as Ford Championship Weekend. The Xfinity Series (then known as the Busch Series) has held its season-ending races at Homestead since 1995.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet
04 Cory Roper Roper Racing Ford
4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
5 Dylan Lupton DGR-Crosley Toyota
7 Tanner Gray DGR-Crosley Toyota
8 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Codie Rohrbaugh CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet
11 Spencer Davis Rette Jones Racing Toyota
12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford
15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota
17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
19 Derek Kraus Bill McAnally Racing Toyota
20 Colby Howard Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet
24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet
30 Danny Bohn On Point Motorsports Toyota
33 Josh Bilicki Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
34 Josh Reaume Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota
44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
49 Ray Ciccarelli CMI Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet
54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
56 Tyler Hill Hill Motorsports Chevrolet
75 Parker Kligerman Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet
87 Camden Murphy (i) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford
97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford
98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford
99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Grant Enfinger was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 32.141 seconds and a speed of 168.010 mph (270.386 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 32.141 168.010
2 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 32.212 167.639
3 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 32.304 167.162

Final practiceEdit

Stewart Friesen was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 32.664 seconds and a speed of 165.320 mph (266.057 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 32.664 165.320
2 97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford 32.680 165.239
3 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 32.902 164.124

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying was cancelled due to rain. Stewart Friesen was awarded the pole for the race due to his win in the previous week's race.[4]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 0.000
2 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0.000
3 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
4 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 0.000
5 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 0.000
6 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 0.000
7 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 0.000
8 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 0.000
9 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 0.000
10 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 0.000
11 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0.000
12 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 0.000
13 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0.000
14 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 0.000
15 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
16 20 Colby Howard Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
17 44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
18 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 0.000
19 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
20 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 0.000
21 33 Josh Bilicki Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 0.000
22 30 Danny Bohn On Point Motorsports Toyota 0.000
23 8 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
24 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 0.000
25 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 0.000
26 7 Tanner Gray DGR-Crosley Toyota 0.000
27 75 Parker Kligerman Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
28 56 Tyler Hill Hill Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
29 04 Cory Roper Roper Racing Ford 0.000
30 9 Codie Rohrbaugh CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
31 49 Ray Ciccarelli CMI Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
32 97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford 0.000
Did not qualify
33 87 Camden Murphy (i) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
34 5 Dylan Lupton DGR-Crosley Toyota 0.000
35 11 Spencer Davis Rette Jones Racing Toyota 0.000
36 19 Derek Kraus Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 0.000
Withdrew
37 34 Josh Reaume Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota 0.000

. – Championship 4 driver

RaceEdit

  • Note: Stewart Friesen, Ross Chastain, Brett Moffitt, and Matt Crafton were not eligible for stage points as they were competing for the championship.

SummaryEdit

Stewart Friesen started on pole, but Ross Chastain quickly pressured him and overtook him by the first lap. However, he was unable to pull away from Friesen and the two built up a large lead over the remainder of the field. Austin Hill caught up to them and overtook Chastain to take the stage win.

Brett Moffitt won the race off pit road after Hill was blocked. Chastain caught up to Moffitt in a similar manner he did to Friesen at the beginning of the race. Hill again caught up to the leaders and passed them, remaining in the lead to take the second stage win.

On lap 51, a caution was thrown for Ray Ciccarelli leaking fluid onto the track. Christian Eckes moved to the front on slightly worn tires. In the final round of green flag pit stops, Eckes pitted 10 laps before the others, while Hill stayed out for an extra 9 laps before pitting. Friesen was hit by Angela Ruch while entering his pit stall, costing him significant time. He later lacked long run speed, eliminating his chances of winning.

Hill won the race by around 1.5 seconds over Matt Crafton, who became the 2019 champion despite not winning a single race during the season. Eckes finished third, giving Kyle Busch Motorsports the owner's championship. Chastain finished fourth and Moffitt finished fifth.

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 40

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 10
2 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 0
3 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 0
4 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 0
5 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 6
6 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 0
7 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 4
8 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 3
9 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 2
10 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 1

Stage Two Laps: 40

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 10
2 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 0
3 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 0
4 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 0
5 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 0
6 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 5
7 75 Parker Kligerman Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 3
9 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 2
10 7 Tanner Gray DGR-Crosley Toyota 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 54

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 5 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 134 60
2 9 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 134 35
3 2 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 40
4 3 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 134 33
5 4 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 134 32
6 6 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 134 35
7 7 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 134 37
8 11 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 29
9 12 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 134 34
10 27 75 Parker Kligerman Henderson Motorsports Chevrolet 134 31
11 1 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 134 26
12 10 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 134 25
13 13 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 24
14 23 8 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 133 23
15 19 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 133 22
16 26 7 Tanner Gray DGR-Crosley Toyota 133 22
17 32 97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford 133 20
18 15 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 133 19
19 14 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 133 18
20 20 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 133 17
21 18 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 132 16
22 8 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 132 18
23 28 56 Tyler Hill Hill Motorsports Chevrolet 132 14
24 16 20 Colby Howard Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 132 13
25 22 30 Danny Bohn On Point Motorsports Toyota 132 12
26 30 9 Codie Rohrbaugh CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet 130 11
27 29 04 Cory Roper Roper Racing Ford 129 10
28 25 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 128 9
29 17 44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 127 8
30 21 33 Josh Bilicki Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 113 7
31 31 49 Ray Ciccarelli CMI Motorsports Chevrolet 48 6
32 24 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 0 5

. – Driver won the championship

. – Playoffs driver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Homestead-Miami Speedway". November 11, 2018. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Kristl, Mark (November 12, 2019). "Entry List: Ford EcoBoost 200". Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Allaway, Phil (November 15, 2019). "Ford EcoBoost 200 Qualifying Canceled, Stewart Friesen to Start From Pole". Retrieved November 17, 2019.


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