Homestead-Miami Speedway race results from November 19, 2017 featuring the Monster Energy NACSAR Cup Series
Today, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season comes to an end. It’s also the last race for Dale Earnhardt Jr, Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick.
View full 2017 Homestead race results below.
Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr lead the field to green. Every crew member remains on pit lane as Dale Earnhardt Jr gives a high five to every member. Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr lineup side-by-side, a salute from the retiring veterans.
NASCAR Championship 4: Martin Truex Jr, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.
Green flag, Martin Truex Jr leads the field into turn 1. Hamlin tried to get to hang with his right rear, not enough. Kyle Busch is up to 2nd.
Lap 5, Joey Gase is in the wall, caution. A mechanical failure or flat tire sent him into the wall. Brad Keselowski hit the pit lane. Bold call, only 10 sets are available.
Green, Truex is clear before turn 1. Brad Keselowski is rolling 3 wide, through everyone. In one lap, he’s up to 7th. Meanwhile, Larson takes the lead with new tires. The tires are only 5 laps fresher, it makes a difference.
Lap 38, Jimmie Johnson hit spit road. He clipped the wall 20 laps ago. The right rear finally blew, no caution. Matt Kenseth, Martin Treux Jr and Kevin Harvick all hit pit lane as well. Kyle Busch and more pit the next lap.
20 laps remain in stage 1, Kevin Harvick just went by Truex on the bottom. Truex filed in behind him, attempting the Harvick line. Truex got sideways off turn 4 and nearly spun out. Harvick has been glued to the bottom. He’s also been the fastest in long runs, all weekend.
3 to go, Kyle Busch thought he had a loose wheel as the beginning of this run. He just passed Kevin Harvick for 3rd. Busch is currently the fastest car on the race track.
Kyle Larson wins stage 1 by almost 10 seconds.
Stage 1 Results: 1. Kyle Larson; 2. Brad Keselowski; 3. Kyle Busch; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Martin Truex Jr; 6. Chase Elliott; 7. Kurt Busch; 8. Denny Hamlin; 9. Joey Logano; 10. Clint Bowyer;
The field hits pit road. No changes in the top 5, four tires for all.
Green flag, Larson gets a bad restart. Brad Keselowski leads into turn 1. Keseowski leaves 4 car lengths to the wall on the exit, he didn’t want Larson to side draft him. It didn’t matter, the outside line wins off the corner. Larson is back to the lead.
Lap 100, Kevin Harvick climbed all the way to the back bumper of Larson. He was quicker and looking to take the lead. But 10 laps later, Larson has opened the gap to 3 seconds.
39 to go in stage 2, Brad Keselowski hits the pit lane. Larson and Harvick follow on lap 123. Kyle Busch locked up the brakes getting to pit road. No issues with the commitment box.
28 to go, the Championship 4 have been running 2nd-5th for nearly the entire race. Larson is in a ip code of his own.
Lap 142, Danica Patrick is in the wall and on fire. The back end on the #10 machine came around as Danica entered the corner. As soon as she corrected with a turn to the right, it stuck. Danica took a hard right hand turn into the wall. Kasey Kahne was on the brakes but got into the back of her after she clipped the wall.
Danica Patrick, “I hit the wall in 3 and 4 and just got a tire rub. I blew a right rear.”
Related: Danica Patrick out at Homestead
10 to go in stage 2. Green flag, Larson wins the race of turn 2 as the race cars kick up speedy dry.
Kyle Larson wins stage 2.
Stage 2 Results: 1. Kyle Larson; 2. Martin Truex Jr; 3. Kevin Harvick; 4. Kyle Busch; 5. Brad Keselowski; 6. Kurt Busch; 7. Matt Kenseth; 8. Joey Logano; 9. Chase Elliott; 10. Denny Hamlin;
Truex wins the race off pit road! Kyle Busch is out 2nd. Larson has lost two spots.
Green flag, Truex wins the race to the entry of turn 1. They fan out 3-4 wide for 10th on back. Larson falls to 5th after leading 145 laps.
Lap 177, there’s a race for the lead! Martin Truex Jr enters turn 3 in the middle. Kyle Busch is glued to the wall. Busch has a run on the exit. Truex thought about closing the door, the rear end wiggles and he leaves the door open. Kyle Busch swings to the lead down the front straight away. That’s a battle for the race win and the Championship.
“I’m not ready to commit to it yet. It’s too early,” Martin Truex Jr radio as he discusses running the high lane.
87 to go, David Starr is coming to pit road with a flat tire. No caution, still green at Homestead.
Kevin Harvick has a hole in his right front fender. He hit debris from the #66 as the tire came apart. “I need to be on the bottom but I can’t turn to make the bottom,” Kevin Harvick radio.
70 to go, Brad Keselowski gets the pit cycle started. Martin Truex Jr and Kevin Harvick follow, the next lap. The #18 crew has decided to leave Kyle Busch on the race track. They are going to 1 stop it as the other 3 Championship drivers close the gap by 3 seconds per lap.
53 to go, Kyle Larson hit pit road as does Matt Kenseth. Lap 52, Kyle Busch hit pit road for likely the final time this race.
Brad Keselowski is on the radio, “Brake rotor on track” Daniel Surez hit the pit lane, still green. Suarez takes it behind the wall, we found the car with the missing brake rotor.
39 to go, Kurt Busch has spun off turn 4. Flat left rear on the #41. This is exactly what Kyle Busch didn’t want to see. Truex 1st, Harvick 2nd and Busch runs 3rd. 11 cars are on the lead lap.
The field hit pit road. Truex is first in and first off.
Green flag, Truex wins the race to turn 1. Brad Keselowski takes Larson and Kenseth 3 wide just inside the top 10. Truex and Harvick are running the exact same line, glued to the inside white line. Harvick predicted this line on Friday.
Harvick moves to the middle to find clean air. Truex Jr does the same to take the air away. Truex has opened a gap.
18 to go, Kyle Busch just closed a 2 second gap to Kevin Harvick. He’s rolling around the outside wall. Kevin Harvick left the lane open on the exit, he didn’t put up a fight. Busch to 2nd. Truex Jr responds by moving up to the wall.
Busch is still closing. “I need help,” Truex Jr radio as he’s surrounded by lap cars. Larson is catching the both of them.
12 laps to go, Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson are nose to tail for the lead. 9 to go, Larson was the fastest car, but he’s not fighting the top two drivers.
4 to go, Kyle Busch dives to the bottom. He’s exploring, he’s gotta do something different. Kyle Busch comes slow off the corner, Kyle Larson gives him a bump down the back straight. Busch is sideways but he continues. Larson gets into the wall. Truex is driving away.
Martin Truex Jr wins the race and the championship!
2017 Championship 4
1. Martin Truex Jr
2. Kyle Busch
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Brad Keselowski
Homestead Race Results
November 19, 2017
NASCAR Cup Series
Related: Homestead starting lineup
1. Martin Truex Jr
2. Kyle Busch
3. Kyle Larson
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Chase Elliott
6. Joey Logano
7. Brad Keselowski
8. Matt Kenseth
9. Denny Hamlin
10. Ryan Newman
11. Austin Dillon
12. Clint Bowyer
13. Jamie McMurray
14. AJ Allmendinger
15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
16. Paul Menard
17. David Ragan
18. Aric Almirola
19. Trevor Bayne
20. Chris Buescher
21. Erik Jones
22. Kurt Busch
23. Landon Cassill
24. Michael McDowell
25. Dale Earnhardt Jr
26. Ty Dillon
27. Jimmie Johnson
28. Cole Whitt
29. Ryan Blaney
30. Matt DiBenedetto
31. Corey Lajoie
32. Jeffrey Earnhardt
33. Kasey Kahne
34. Daniel Suarez
35. Reed Sorenson
36. David Starr
37. Danica Patrick
38. Ray Black II
39. Joey Gase