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Post-race:

Chase Elliott finishes behind Chris Buescher in the championship standings, followed by Ty Dillon and Regan Smith.

Post-race:

Top-five finishers: Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Erik Jones, Brian Scott, Ryan Blaney.

Cool-down:

This marks Chris Buescher's first XFINITY Series championship.

Lap 200:

Checkered flag: Kyle Larson wins at Homestead; Chris Buescher wins the XFINITY Series Championship.

Lap 199:

White flag: Kyle Larson continues to lead.

Lap 197:

The gap between leader Larson and second-place Dillon is growing.

Lap 196:

Kyle Larson takes the lead from Austin Dillon.

Lap 193:

Chris Buescher continues to lead the point standings for the championship (15 points above second-place Chase Elliott).

Lap 192:

Kyle Larson passes Ryan Blaney for second.

Lap 190:

Kyle Busch is out of the race.

Lap 189:

Kyle Larson and Erik Jones make contact.

Lap 187:

Ryan Blaney is up to second.

Lap 185:

Green flag: Austin Dillon leads the field to green with 16 laps to go.

Lap 183:

Austin Dillon wins the race off pit road.

Lap 182:

Kyle Busch is penalized for speeding on entry and pitting too soon. He will restart at the rear.

Lap 181:

The caution comes as a break for Chris Buescher, who was the first car one lap down.

Lap 181:

Chris Buescher is the beneficiary of the free pass.

Lap 180:

Caution: Kyle Busch hits the wall.

Lap 179:

Austin Dillon takes the lead.

Lap 179:

Green flag: Kyle Larson leads the field with 21 laps to go.

Lap 175:

Kyle Busch is penalized for an uncontrolled tire and will start at the rear.

Lap 174:

Kyle Busch wins the race off pit road; Kyle Larson is second.

Lap 174:

Leaders come down pit road.

Lap 172:

Caution: No. 44 hits in the wall in Turn 4.

Lap 172:

All four title contenders are running near each other: Ty Dillon (seventh), Chase Elliott (ninth), Regan Smith (10th) and Chris Buescher (11th).

Lap 167:

The No. 60 team tells Chris Buescher there are no fuel concerns.

Lap 161:

Kyle Larson's team tells him he needs to save 1.5 laps of fuel.

Lap 159

Kyle Busch may have a left rear tire rub according to the tower.

Lap 158

Both Busch and Larson really running the high line at Homestead.

Lap 157

Contenders on track: Buescher (10th), Elliott (9th), Dillon (7th) and Smith (11th).

Lap 156

Standings as they run: Buescher, Elliott (-16), Dillon (-18) and Smith (-23).

Lap 155

Larson and Buch continue to go back and forth for the lead.

Lap 151:

Kyle Busch gets all over the bumper of leader Kyle Larson.

Lap 149:

Chase Elliott uses the high line to gain positions. He's currently ninth.

Lap 146:

Kyle Busch fights Kyle Larson for the lead.

Lap 146:

Green flag: Kyle Larson leads the field to green.

Lap 144:

Title contenders update: Chris Buescher (1,190 points), Chase Elliott (-14), Ty Dillon (-19) and Regan Smith (-23).

Lap 142:

Several cars -- including Kyle Busch -- come down pit road.

Lap 141:

Caution: Rain has started to fall at Homestead.

Lap 139:

Top five: Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Austin Dillon and Brian Scott.

Weather update:

There is a light shower approaching the speedway. For live weather updates, visit: http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2015/11/20/miami-nascar-weather-updates.html

Lap 128:

Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney battle for sixth.

Lap 125:

Title contenders update: Chris Buescher (1,192 points), Chase Elliott (-15), Ty Dillon (-21) and Regan Smith (-26).

Lap 123:

Green flag: Kyle Larson leads the field to green.

Lap 119:

J.J. Yeley is penalized for crew members over the wall too soon and will start at the rear.

Lap 118:

Leaders come down pit road.

Lap 116:

Caution: Josh Reaume hits the wall.

Lap 114:

Tim Viens heads to the garage.

Lap 109:

No. 9 crew chief Ernie Cope tells Chase Elliott that he's the fastest car on the track with the exception of leader Kyle Larson.

Lap 105:

Chase Elliott has made his way up to sixth.

Lap 100:

At the halfway point, Kyle Larson leads Kyle Busch by over six seconds.

Lap 96:

Title points as they're running: Chris Buescher (1,191 points), Chase Elliott (-15), Ty Dillon (-21), Regan Smith (-22).

Lap 92:

Running seventh, title contender Regan Smith hits the wall again.

Lap 87:

Anthony Kumpen has been penalized for exiting too fast.

Lap 86:

Regan Smith is the only one of the championship contenders who is on the lead lap.

Lap 85:

Regan Smith brushes the wall; the race stays green.

Lap 82:

Daniel Suarez and Aric Almirola have been penalized for an uncontrolled tires and will serve pass-through penalties.

Lap 81:

As leader Kyle Busch pits, Aric Almirola inherits the lead.

Lap 79:

Brian Scott, Brendan Gaughan begin the cycle of green-flag pit stops.

Lap 77:

Leaders Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch are over 15 seconds ahead of third-place Erik Jones.

Lap 75:

Ty Dillon is in danger of going a lap down.

Lap 71:

Points leader Chris Buescher was just lapped by leader Kyle Larson.

Lap 69:

The No. 88 of Ben Rhodes heads down pit road.

Lap 65:

Kyle Larson takes the lead from Kyle Busch.

Lap 65:

Ben Rhodes hits the wall; the race stays green.

Lap 62:

The new minimum speed is 38.24 mph.

Lap 60:

Chase Elliott (P11) says he's looking for more rear grip in his No. 9 Chevy.

Lap 59:

All four title contenders are running within four positions of each other.

Lap 56:

BJ McLeod and Mike Bliss are both out of the race (vibrations).

Lap 52:

Kyle Busch is beginning to run into lapped traffic.

Lap 51:

Erik Jones -- fresh off his Truck Series championship last night -- is running fourth.

Lap 46:

Kyle Larson puts pressure on Kyle Busch for the lead.

Lap 46:

Tim Viens is penalized for speeding entering pit road.

Lap 44:

Title contenders Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott are running 12th and 13th, respectively.

Lap 43:

Austin Dillon moves back into the top three.

Lap 39:

BJ McLeod heads to the garage.

Lap 37:

Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney fight for the second position.

Lap 33:

TJ Bell is out of the race.

Lap 31:

Kyle Larson takes the lead from Kyle Busch.

Lap 30:

Green flag: Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson lead the field to green.

Lap 28:

Race off pit road: 54 42 22 18 33 20 98 2 7 60.

Lap 27:

Leaders come down pit road.

Lap 25:

Caution: Competition caution.

Lap 23:

Points leader Chris Buescher is currently running 12th, 15 points ahead of second-place Chase Elliott.

Lap 19:

Chase Elliott's No. 9 has damage to his left front after contact with Ryan Sieg.

Lap 16:

Ryan Blaney and Daniel Suarez battle for a top-five spot.

Lap 13:

Green flag: Kyle Busch leads.

Lap 12:

Top five: Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson.

Lap 10:

There will be no beneficiary.

Lap 10:

Caution: The No. 74 spins.

Lap 9:

Championship points as they run: Chris Buescher (1,191 points), Chase Elliott (-22 points), Regan Smith (-25 points), Ty Dillon (-25 points).

Lap 5:

Jeff Green heads to the garage.

Lap 2:

Austin Dillon takes the second position from Daniel Suarez.

Green flag:

Ford EcoBoost 300 (200 laps, 300 miles).

Competition caution:

The competition caution will occur at Lap 25; Drivers will be allowed to pit -- but not take fuel -- prior to that.

Front Row:

Daniel Suarez, driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, starts on the front row with polesitter Kyle Busch.

On the pole:

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

“Drivers, Start Your Engines”:

Carli Lloyd, NWSL & on the USWNST.

Flyby TOT:

6 The Warbirds Flyover Team from Turn 4 to Turn 1.

National Anthem:

Elizabeth Elias.

Invocation by:

Pastor Sammy Flores, Christ Fellowship.

Intro Presentation of Colors:

482nd Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard.

Welcome:

It's Lap-By-Lap coverage for the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (200 laps, 300 miles).