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Race Capsule

Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • What:

    Race 35 of 35 on Nationwide circuit

  • Where:

    Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL

  • When:

    November 21, 2009 4:45 pm EST

  • Laps:


  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    300.00 miles

  • Purse:


Drivers to Watch

Burton won his first Cup race at Texas back in 1997 and also won the spring race in 2007. Burton has four top-nine finishes in the last five races there. "Texas has been a good track for us lately, but it has been an up-and-down place for us, too," said Burton. "It's a demanding race track and is different from the other mile-and-a-halfs we go to. The corner entry is completely different and the track is rough."
Joey Logano Logano finished 30th in the spring race at Texas. "Texas was one of the most difficult races for us as a team earlier this year," said Logano. "We struggled. I struggled. We've come a long way as a team since then; I've come a long way as a driver. Zippy (crew chief Greg Zipadelli) and the Home Depot team are building new and better cars and we are running much more consistently, especially the second time we visit these tracks."
Kyle Busch Busch has three top-six finishes in the last four races at Texas. He will be seeking his fourth straight win in the Nationwide Series there but is still looking for his first Cup win at Texas. "We have great cars at Joe Gibbs Racing, and there's no reason that we won't have a good shot (at a win) this weekend," said Busch.
Matt Kenseth Kenseth has one win, six top-five finishes and nine top-10s in 14 starts at Texas and will be seeking his sixth straight top-10 finish there. Kenseth has led 497 laps at Texas, more than any other Cup driver. He also has two Nationwide victories at the 1.5-mile track.
David Reutimann Reutimann won the pole for the spring race at Texas and led 40 laps before ending up 11th. He was 10th in the fall race a year ago. "We have run pretty good there the last two times, so I am looking forward to this weekend," said Reutimann. "We want to finish the year on a high note, and we think Texas is one of the places where we can run up front."