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Race Information: NASCAR Xfinity Series Contender Boats 250 at Homestead

Race Info

Race: NASCAR Xfinity Series Contender Boats 250

Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway

Race Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Time: 4:30 PM ET

Green Flag Time: 4:42 PM ET

Broadcast: FS1 (TV) — MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR (Radio)

Laps: 167

Stage 1: 40 laps  —  Stage 2: 40 laps  —  Stage 3: 87 laps

Race Preview

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway, and luckily for the regulars of the series, 18-year old Ty Gibbs, who won in his first-career start last weekend, will not be racing.

The NXS raced at Homestead twice last season in back-to-back days. The first of those races was won by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Harrison Burton, while Chase Briscoe — now a rookie in the NASCAR Cup Series — won the other.

Burton will look to score his second win at Homestead from the third starting position. Last season, Burton started from the pole, but he didn’t lead until the final two laps of the first race of the weekend as he stunned Noah Gragson, who had led a race-high 83 laps. Burton finished eighth in the second NXS race of the weekend at Homestead.

Gragson, who has had a rough start to the 2021 season, will look to get momentum heading in the right direction for his No. 9 JR Motorsports team. In addition to leading the most laps and finishing third in the opening Homestead race last season, he also finished fifth in race two at the 1.5-mile speedway after leading 81 laps. Although he starts 23rd, this race presents a huge opportunity for Gragson.

And then there is Austin Cindric, who has started the season with two-straight top-two finishes. He will start from the pole and is expected to be — at the very least — the early dominator of this event. It would not be surprising to see Cindric end up in victory lane as his 1.5-mile performance drastically improved as the season went on last year.

Race Recap / Highlights

Carl Long Takes Exception to “Over Entitled Mouthpiece” Noah Gragson’s “Dipshits” Comment

Inspection Complete: Myatt Snider Officially Wins Homestead Xfinity Series Race, Tyler Reddick DQ’ed

Video: Riley Herbst’s No. 98 Ford Up In Smoke Following Contender Boats 250

Myatt Snider Gets Restart of Life, Holds off Tyler Reddick For First-Career Win

Video: Noah Gragson Crashes With David Starr While Leading With Two Laps to go at Homestead

Video: Justin Allgaier’s Disastrous Start to 2021 Continues With Crash in Final Stage at Homestead

Video: Harrison Burton’s Day Goes Up in Smoke With Engine Failure in Stage 2

Video: Josh Berry Makes Incredible Save in Stage 2 at Homestead

Video: Daniel Hemric Strikes Tire Carrier On Pit Road In Miami

Pre/Post-Race Stats and Information

Pre-Race

Pre-Race Driver Standings
Entry List
Starting Lineup
Team Rosters
Pit Stall Map

Post-Race

Race Results
In-Race Penalty Report
Post-Race Driver Standings
Post-Race Owner Standings
Loop Data

Weekend Schedule

No practice / qualifying

  • Saturday, February 27th — 4:30 PM ET — Race (Stages 40/80/167 Laps = 250.5 Miles)

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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