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Race Capsule

Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • What:

    Race 25 of 25 on Camping World Truck circuit

  • Where:

    Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL

  • When:

    November 14, 2008 8:15 pm EST

  • Laps:

    134

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    201.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $663,361

Drivers to Watch

Kevin Harvick Chase Points: 5,817 (6th) Had finished in the top-10 in nine straight races until running 20th at Talladega and 13th at Lowe's; bounced back with a seventh at Martinsville; started the Chase by finishing 10th at New Hampshire, sixth at Dover and sixth at Kansas; posted six top fives and 15 top 10s this season; has no poles and no DNFs on the year; entered the top-12 in the standings after Pocono in the beginning of August; last year finished 10th in the Chase with four top-10 finishes; in 2006 finished fourth in the Chase with six top-10 finishes including wins at New Hampshire and Phoenix; took an early lead in the 2006 Chase after winning at New Hampshire from the pole, but a 32nd-place finish at Dover knocked him out of the top spot; ran 15th in this race last year.
Kyle Busch Chase Points: 5,628 (12th) Championship hopes all but vanished after more engine troubles at Kansas relegated him to a 28th-place finish; blew an engine at Dover and finished 43rd to fall to last place in the Chase; began the Chase with a broken sway bar at New Hampshire that dropped him to a 34th-place finish; first season at Joe Gibbs Racing has seen him win eight races and post 15 top fives and 17 top 10s; had held on to the top spot for 17 consecutive weeks; win at Watkins Glen gave him a sweep of the road courses following victory at Sonoma in June; prior to win at the Glen had "slumped" with a 15th at the Brickyard and 36th at Pocono; also ran dead last at the first Pocono race; has wins at Atlanta, Talladega, Darlington, Dover and the second Daytona race; runner-up finish at Richmond was marred by a late-race incident with Dale Earnhardt Jr.; had the dominant car and led the most laps at the Daytona 500; is building off a solid run at Hendrick Motorsports in his move to JGR and Toyota; finished fifth in the final 2007 standings after qualifying for the Chase for the second consecutive season; ran 20th in this race last season.