NASCAR drivers take their talents to South Beach on Sunday.
Two weeks after the wild arrival at Daytona and a week after Christopher Bell won the first checkered flag of his career, the Cup Series drivers remain in the Sunshine State for the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Denny Hamlin enters Sunday’s race topped the drivers’ standings with 102 points, leading Joey Logano (92 points) and Kevin Harvick (83 points) after two races. Bell’s first place puts him one point behind Harvick in fourth place.
Sporting News follows live race updates and turn-based highlights from NASCAR’s Homestead race on Sunday. Follow below for the full results of the Dixie Vodka 400.
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NASCAR at Homestead Live Updates, Dixie Vodka 400 Highlights
3:53 p.m .: Logano, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick vie for the spot, with Christopher Bell completing the top five. Ricky Stenhouse and Kyle Larson were vying for 10th place, but Larson easily made it into the top 10.
3:48 p.m .: We have a green flag and Logano is in the lead.
3:40 p.m .: Denny Hamlin at the back of the pack, leaving Logano at the front.
Engines about to be ignited. Steps 80-80-107 (267 laps, 400.5 miles). Fuel run from 61 to 66 laps. 10 sets of tires (including one on the car). Watch out for the Tour 25 competition. At the back: Hamlin, Bowman and LaJoie for unapproved adjustments, Davison for 2x tech failures. On FOX @NASCARONFOX
– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 28, 2021
3:38 p.m .: Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa gives pilots the green light to start their engines…
3:33 p.m .: The national anthem is sung, jets have flown above us, and we are short of race time.
3:23 p.m .: A little humor before the race to get you in shape:
NASCAR race start time today
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is due to be waved at 3:48 p.m. ET.
Weather is a regular concern for NASCAR races in Florida, but this weekend can be an exception. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Homestead, Florida on Sunday is for sunny skies and low-80s temperatures. The only threat to drivers may be wind; the NWS calls for southeast winds of 11 to 20 mph, gusting up to 24 mph.
NASCAR range at Homestead
Here’s the full start list for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
|Denny hamlin||11||Joe gibbs racing|
|Joey logano||22||Penske team|
|Christopher bell||20||Joe gibbs racing|
|Kevin harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Michael mcdowell||34||Motorsport in the front row|
|Brad Keselowski||2||Penske team|
|Ryan preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe gibbs racing|
|Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ryan blaney||12||Penske team|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Aric almirola||ten||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|Bubba wallace||23||23XI Race|
|Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|Daniel Suarez||99||Track race|
|Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Kyle busch||18||Joe gibbs racing|
|Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|Cody ware||51||Petty ware racing|
|Anthony Alfredo||38||Motorsport in the front row|
|Garrett smithley||53||Rick ware racing|
|James davison||15||Rick ware racing|
|Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|William byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ross chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Timmy hill||66||Motorsport business management|
|BJ McLeod||78||Fast live motor sports|
|Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|Josh bilicki||52||Rick ware racing|
|Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood brothers racing|
|Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|