NASCAR at Homestead-Miami 2021: Start time, lineup, TV schedule and more for Dixie Vodka 400
The 2021 NASCAR season has gotten off to a surprising start with two first-time Cup Series winners in the first two races.
Underdog Michael McDowell opened the season by winning the Daytona 500 after escaping a big last-lap crash ignited by Brad Keselowski — making a move for the win — and his Penske teammate and late leader Joey Logano. One week later, Christopher Bell pulled off a stunner in his second season in NASCAR's premier series, passing Logano coming to the white flag on the Daytona road course.
So, what will race No. 3 bring?
Here's all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
START TIME: 3:30 p.m. ET.
TV: Fox. Pre-race broadcast begins at 3 p.m. ET.
RADIO: Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
STREAMING: Fox Sports Go (must have TV provider) and FOX Sports app, YouTube TV (2-week free trial), Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial), Sling TV (3-day free trial), fuboTV (7-day free trial).
RACE DISTANCE: 267 laps around the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway for a total of 400 miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 80, Stage 2: 80, Stage 3: 107.
Denny Hamlin celebrates after winning the 2020 Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo: Wilfredo Lee, Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network)
LAST TIME: Denny Hamlin dominated the race on June 14, 2020, leading 137 of 267 laps, including the last 30. Hamlin edged Chase Elliott by 0.895 seconds for his third career win (also 2009 and 2013) at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
QUALIFYING: There was no on-track qualifying for the Dixie Vodka 400. Instead, the lineup was determined by using NASCAR’s new competition-based formula:
- 25 percent: Driver’s finishing position from the previous race
- 25 percent: Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race
- 35 percent: Team owner points ranking
- 15 percent: Fastest lap from the previous race
LINEUP: Hamlin, who finished third last week behind Bell, earned the pole and will lead the field to green alongside Logano, who finished second.
Here is the lineup for the Dixie Vodka 400 (with car number in parentheses):
1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
3. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota
4. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford
5. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet
6. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford
8. (37) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet
9. (19) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota
10. (41) Cole Custer, Ford
11. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet
12. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford
13. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet
14. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
15. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Chevrolet
16. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford
17. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
18. (43) Erik Jones, Chevrolet
19. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota
20. (77) Justin Haley, Chevrolet
21. (99) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet
22. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
23. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford
24. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
25. (7) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet
26. (51) Cody Ware, Chevrolet
27. (38) Anthony Alfredo, Ford
28. (53) Garrett Smithley, Ford
29. (15) James Davison, Chevrolet
30. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford
31. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
32. (42) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
33. (66) Timmy Hill, Ford
34. (78) BJ McLeod, Ford
35. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet
36. (52) Josh Bilicki, Ford
37. (21) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford
38. (00) Quin Houff, Chevrolet
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