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The NASCAR HOTPASS lineup for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is as follows:
DIRECTV Channel 795:
Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team of Penske Racing
Brad Keselowski will make his 125th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his fourth at Homestead-Miami Speedway … Has one top-15 finish in four Sprint Cup starts at Homestead … The 28-year-old Rochester Hills, Mich., native has nine wins and 43 top-10 finishes in 124 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Keselowski’s third full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of fifth in 2011 … Won 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship … Started 14th and finished sixth last week at Phoenix International Raceway … Ranks first in Sprint Cup points with five wins and 23 top-10 finishes.
DIRECTV Channel 796:
Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota team of Joe Gibbs Racing
Denny Hamlin will make his 259th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his eighth at Homestead-Miami Speedway … Has one win (November 2009) and four top-10 finishes in seven starts at Homestead … The 32-year-old Chesterfield, Va., native has 22 wins and 128 top-10 finishes in 257 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Hamlin’s seventh full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of second in 2010 … Started third and finished second last week at Phoenix International Raceway … Ranks fifth in Sprint Cup Series points with five wins and 17 top-10 finishes.
DIRECTV Channel 797:
Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s Tools Chevrolet team of Hendrick Motorsports
Jimmie Johnson will make his 399th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 12th at Homestead-Miami Speedway … Has two poles (2007 and 2009) and seven top-10 finishes in 11 starts at Homestead … The 37-year-old El Cajon, Calif., native has 60 wins and 248 top-10 finishes in 398 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Johnson’s 11th full year in Sprint Cup and he has five championships (2006-2010) … Started 24th and finished 32nd last week at Phoenix International Raceway … Ranks second in Sprint Cup Series points with five wins and 24 top-10 finishes.
DIRECTV Channel 798:
Dale Earnhardt Jr., and the No. 88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet team of Hendrick Motorsports
Dale Earnhardt Jr., will make his 469th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 13th at Homestead-Miami Speedway … Has three top-15 finishes in 12 Sprint Cup starts at Homestead … The 38-year-old Kannapolis, N.C., native has won 19 races and has 181 top-10 finishes in 468 Sprint Cup starts … Won 1998 and 1999 NASCAR Nationwide Series championships … 2012 marks Earnhardt’s 13th full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of third in 2003… Started 23rd and finished 21st last week at Phoenix International Raceway … Ranks 12th in Sprint Cup Series points with one win and 19 top-10 finishes.
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