For the first time in just about two many years, the once-a-year NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was not the season finale. And while Sunday’s race at Homestead did not run on its initially scheduled day, NASCAR was in a position to squeeze it back into the first 50 % of its 2020 program.
Rain and lightning in the Miami area led to some temperature delays Sunday, but it also alleviated temperatures on what in any other case would have been a brutally scorching day and night time for drivers for the second straight week.
Denny Hamlin, who experienced his crew chief Chris Gabehart back just after a four-race suspension, cruised to victory Sunday at Homestead just after stealing the direct from Chase Elliott in the closing laps.
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The success of Sunday’s race at Homestead will have their normal influence on the NASCAR Cup Sequence details standings, but they also will established the order of pit stall assortment for up coming week’s race at Talladega without qualifying. So Hamlin will have the first assortment.
We’re tracked live race updates and highlights as Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway played out. Here is how it went down.
NASCAR at Homestead: Race winner, success
Hamlin experienced no trouble cruising to victory Sunday night time, in particular just after Elliott brushed the wall with a handful of laps to go. It was Hamlin’s fortieth vocation victory in the Cup Sequence.
A few notable finishes in the prime ten have been Richard Childress racing teammates Tyler Reddick (fourth) and Austin Dillon (seventh), who both equally outperformed anticipations and came absent with sturdy runs. Rookie Christopher Bell also landed a prime ten with his eighth-spot complete. Reddick and Bell both equally gained their most effective vocation Cup Sequence finishes.
Beneath are the complete success from Sunday’s race at Homestead.
|twelve||Martin Truex Jr.|
|19||John Hunter Nemechek|
|20||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|twenty five||Matt Kenseth|
NASCAR at Homestead: Race highlights
ten:47 p.m. ET: Denny Hamlin wins the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead with a sturdy very long operate to end the race. Chase Elliott experienced closed the gap before brushing the wall and slipping absent. It is Hamlin’s 3rd get of the season.
ten:29 p.m. ET: Denny Hamlin runs down and passes Chase Elliott for the direct with 29 laps to go.
ten:26 p.m. ET: Ryan Newman is penalized for rushing on pit highway in the course of a eco-friendly flag cease.
nine:fifty three p.m. ET: Again to eco-friendly with 92 laps to go.
nine:forty nine p.m. ET: Warning. Joey Logano receives unfastened, brushes the wall and clips Ryan Newman. During the warning, Austin Dillon’s group is penalized for an uncontrolled tire in the course of its pit cease.
nine:43 p.m. ET: Restart to begin Stage three.
nine:33 p.m. ET: Denny Hamlin wins phase 2.
Denny Hamlin sweeps the opening phases at Homestead.
Other individuals obtaining phase details in Stage 2:
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June fifteen, 2020
nine:19 p.m. ET: The race reaches the midway issue at Lap a hundred thirty five, which implies it can be regarded as formal if a lengthy temperature hold off comes. Denny Hamlin has a two-second direct around Ryan Blaney.
8:51 p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag to begin Stage 2.
8:forty one p.m. ET: Stage one finishes. Denny Hamlin beats Ryan Blaney to take the ten details as phase winner.
Here is who got phase details in Stage one:
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June fifteen, 2020
8:fifteen p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag on Lap 37.
8:14 p.m. ET: Kevin Harvick has to pit twice less than warning due to the fact of correct-rear problems sustained in the course of his first cease. Joey Logano also sustains some entrance-end problems but does not need to pit all over again.
8:08 p.m. ET: Engines are restarted.
8:02 p.m. ET: NASCAR phone calls drivers back to their cars and trucks. Let us attempt this all over again.
seven:28 p.m. ET: Warning. For lightning. Once more. The race goes less than yet another pink flag and can not be restarted for at minimum thirty minutes.
seven:24 p.m. ET: Restart on Lap twenty five.
seven:18 p.m. ET: Warning. Ryan Newman spins in Switch four with a flat correct rear tire. It gets the opposition warning on Lap 21.
seven:eleven p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag. The race ultimately receives restarted on Lap nine just after a lengthy temperature hold off.
seven:04 p.m. ET: Engines are restarted. Just after 2 several hours and 8 minutes, the pink flag is lifted.
6:fifty four p.m. ET: Drivers are told to return to their cars and trucks still all over again.
6:20 p.m. ET: An additional lightning strike in the region. Which implies the race can not restart for at minimum yet another thirty minutes.
Unbelievable. An additional strike in just 6 miles. thirty minute hold off at a least regretably.
— Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) June 14, 2020
6:08 p.m. ET: Drivers are called back to their cars and trucks as NASCAR tries to restart the race.
5:fifteen p.m. ET: An additional bolt of lightning near the monitor, which implies at minimum yet another thirty minutes of hold off before the race can restart.
5:20 pm radar update and storm south of the monitor is practically stationary – lightning inside of the 8 mile radius and not likely anywhere at any time shortly – also some rain appears to be like it is striving to progress north toward the monitor – checking & updating with @RaceWeather #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/TwGuiDcGtt
— Brian Neudorff (@NASCAR_WXMAN) June 14, 2020
four:fifty four p.m. ET: Welp. Just a handful of laps into the race, more lightning strikes in the region, and yet another hold off. This time the pink flag comes out.
Big lightning strikes on the backstretch… Bolts of lightning. #NASCAR
— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) June 14, 2020
four:51 p.m. ET: Almost an hour just after it was meant to start off, the Dixie Vodka 400 receives the eco-friendly flag.
four:forty one p.m. ET: Engines are re-fired for the start off of the race.
four:18 p.m. ET: NASCAR tells groups it hopes to get engines restarted at four:35 p.m. ET.
three:fifty seven p.m. ET: Due to a lightning strike in the region, NASCAR tells groups and fans to take shelter. The start off of the race is delayed a least of thirty minutes.
#NASCAR … Race being delayed by lightning
Can’t race until thirty minutes just after final lightning strike
— Dustin Lengthy (@dustinlong) June 14, 2020
three:56 p.m. ET: NASCAR formally announces a hold off to the start off of the race thanks to rainfall in Turns three and four of the one.5-mile monitor. Track drying endeavours straight away begin.
three:forty four p.m. ET: Just as the command to fire engines is made by Professional Football Corridor of Famer Jimmy Johnson, stories of rain all-around the monitor pause the start off of the race. Cars and trucks are told to continue to be on pit highway.
three:37 p.m. ET: NASCAR announces B.J. McLeod have to start off the race at the rear of the area thanks to unapproved adjustments.
three:08 p.m. ET: An additional temperature update. Storms are sprinkled throughout South Florida, but nothing still around the monitor.
2:32 p.m. ET: Chase Briscoe wins the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence race at Homestead, which started at noon ET as part of a doubleheader with the Cup Sequence race.
twelve:50 p.m. ET: Quin Houff’s 00 motor vehicle fails pre-race inspection twice. He will be compelled to start off the race from the back of the area.
eleven:21 a.m. ET: Brian Neudorff, a meteorologist who supplies temperature info for NASCAR races, predicts there is a sixty five per cent likelihood the Homestead race will operate on program.