Brad Keselowski Racing Homestead-Miami Speedway Preview
No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150
Approaching the Finish Line: Daniel Hemric (@DanielHemric) and the No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150 team can see the finish line as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) rolls into the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hemric has two previous starts at the 1.5-mile oval, with a best start of seventh and a best finish of eighth, both earned in 2015.
Daniel Hemric Notes
- This weekend’s Ford 200 will be the 49th NCWTS race of Hemric’s career. Hemric bids farewell to the series after two full-time seasons, moving into a full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series ride in 2017.
- YEAR IN REVIEW: In the first 22 races of the season with BKR, Hemric has racked up 10 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. He has led 119 laps and culminated an average finish of 8.8.
- Hemric is tied for second in in the series for most top-five finishes and top-10 finishes in 2016.
- Hemric’s chassis, nicknamed Russ, is the same he drove to top-three finishes at Texas and Las Vegas.
- Brad Keselowski Racing has eight previous starts at Homestead, with three top fives, five top 10s and an average finish of 9.8. The team has earned one pole at the Florida oval (Ryan Blaney in 2013) and has a best finish of third (Tyler Reddick in 2015).
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What They Are Saying…
Daniel Hemric – No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150: “Going to Homestead for the third time is definitely something I’ve been looking forward to all year, especially with the recent momentum we’ve had on mile-and-a-half racetracks. Pit strategy isn’t going to be a huge part of Homestead, because every time a caution comes out, if you have tires available, you come get four tires. There’s no games played. You rely on raw speed and adjustments and how you execute from practice to qualifying to the race. Whoever can maintain their tire falloff the best is going to have the best opportunity to make something out of it. If you can manage that throughout the course of a run, you’ll be the guy who can make moves at the end of the race when it comes down to a long green-flag run, like it typically has in the past. We’re going to go down there, take advantage of one last opportunity together and put our Draw-Tite Ford F-150 into Victory Lane.”
Chad Kendrick – Crew Chief, No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150: “This team has really stepped up its game on the mile-and-a-half tracks this year, and with our program combined with Daniel’s ability to race smart and conserve his tires, we should have a great chance to run up front all day. We have to keep in mind that there are four guys out there racing for a championship and doing everything they can to win, so even though we are focused on our own race, we have to be cognizant of what is going on around us to stay out of trouble. The No. 19 team hasn’t finished outside the top 10 at a mile-and-a-half track this year. That’s been our strong suit, so we’re looking forward to going to Homestead with a chance to win in our final race together.”
No. 29 Cooper Standard Careers For Veterans Ford F-150
Tight Points Battle at Homestead: Tyler Reddick (@TylerReddick) is locked in a tight points battle with Cole Custer entering the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race Friday night at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. The two are tied for ninth-place in the series championship standings entering the final race of the 2016 season. The No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 will carry the Careers For Veterans livery in the season finale.
Tyler Reddick Notes
- The Cooper Standard Careers For Veterans program supports the men and women who serve our country by helping them put their unique skill sets to work when their service ends. The Careers For Veterans program provides opportunities for military veterans and those transitioning from active service to strengthen the Cooper Standard workforce
- Two previous NCWTS Homestead starts – finished sixth or better in both races
- Best Homestead finish is third place in 2015
- Completed all 268 possible laps (402.00 miles) in two events at Homestead
- Will use the same Ford F-150 chassis that won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and scored fourth-place finishes at Chicagoland (Joliet, Ill.) and Texas Motor Speedway – average finish in those races is 3.00
- Has eight top-10 finishes in 14 speedway races in 2016
- DID YOU KNOW? The Ford 200 will be Reddick’s 62nd career NCWTS start with Brad Keselowski Racing
What They Are Saying…
Tyler Reddick – No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: “The progressive banking at Homestead is a great help to a driver and one more thing I can do to make our Cooper Standard Careers For Veterans Ford F-150 handle better. It’s so much fun to go to tracks like Homestead where you can really move around and help yourself. You can pretty much move wherever you want and find clean air. Homestead is a wide racetrack and puts on some of the best racing all year, and it’s a lot of fun when your truck is right. It’s still very important to have a good setup underneath you and relay to your crew what you need out of your truck, but when everything is right, it’s a lot of fun. Homestead is the last race of the year and I really want to go home with the trophy.”
Doug Randolph – Crew Chief, No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: “Homestead has been a really good racetrack for both Tyler and Brad Keselowski Racing as a company. We’ve just hammered out top fives there and feel like we’re going to be in contention to win the race with our Cooper Standard Careers For Veterans Ford F-150. It’s important for the driver to go 110-percent on that first lap of practice, because the tires go away real quick and by the time you get to the third or fourth run, the tires are worn and you don’t really know what you have, setup-wise. In racing you’re always only as good as your last race, and if you have a tough race at Homestead, it makes for a miserable winter. Nothing would be better for this team to go down there and pull off a win.”