Thursday, November 19, 2015

CHAMPIONSHIP 4 AUTOGRAPH SESSION

THE CHAMPIONSHIP 4 AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Friday, November 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

4:30 pm at the Fanatics Trackside Store

NASCAR fans, don’t miss your opportunity to attend an exclusive autograph session featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title contenders:

·         Jeff Gordon
·         Kevin Harvick
·         Kyle Busch
·         Martin Truex Jr.

Fans must have a wristband (Supplies are limited to 210 total wristbands) to be a part of this exclusive event.  Fans can secure their wristband at the following locations:

Homestead-Miami Speedway display
·         Wristbands will be distributed, beginning at 9 am, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway display

Sprint display
·         Wristbands will be distributed, beginning at 10 am, at the Sprint display
·         Wristbands are for Sprint customers only
·         One wristband per verified Sprint customer (must show Sprint phone)

Fanatics Trackside Store
·         Buy $50 worth of eligible merchandise at the Fanatics Trackside store to receive a wristband

·         Limited to one wristband per qualified customer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Come Sign Jeff Gordon's "Thank You" Banner at #FordChampWknd



NASCAR fans! Before Jeff Gordon’s final race, Homestead-Miami Speedway will present him a “Thank You” banner signed by his fans. Be a part of the moment and visit the Fanatics Trackside Superstore during store hours on Friday, November 20 and on Saturday, November 21 to sign the banner.

Monday, November 16, 2015

MILES2MIAMI: Phoenix International Raceway


Race Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Age: 41
Team : No. 88 - Nationwide Chevrolet
Owner: Rick Hendrick
Crew Chief: Greg Ives
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the 28th Annual Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, his 26th victory in 576 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 22nd top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his third victory and 13th top-10 finish in 27 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 26 races at Phoenix International Raceway.  It is his 27th top-10 finish in 2015.
Joey Logano (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 14 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Championship 4 drivers, in order of seed, are Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.

The Championship 4 drivers will compete for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship this Sunday, November 22 at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, and locally on 100.3 FM Thunder Country.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Top Events to Attend During #FordChampWknd

 At Homestead-Miami Speedway, there are many different activities to keep fans entertained in between the action on the track. From kid zones to snowmobile shows, there is something for everyone to enjoy while attending Ford Championship Weekend. Don't miss out on any of these great events. Click here to customize your own Championship Schedule and sync it to the calendar on your phone!





Championship Taste – Help support the NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Unit at Homestead Hospital by attending Championship Taste, where attendees will sample fare from 26 different South Florida restaurants. Championship Taste will be held from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at the Chalet Village on Thursday, November 19. Click here for tickets.




Minions Kid Zone – Bring the whole family to the fun filled Minion Kid Zone, where kids will be able to take part in different activities including a bounce house. The Minion Kid Zone will open Friday at 9:00 AM, Saturday at 9:30 AM and Sunday at 10:00 AM. 







Monster Energy Snowmobile Performance
 – Monster Energy returns for another year of adrenaline packed shows featuring snowmobiles on rubber tracks. Take in the action multiple times throughout the weekend at the display area. 






Smithfield Stage – Stop by the Smithfield Stage all weekend to watch one-of-a-kind productions including a kids science show, performances from local bands and a bacon eating contest. The Smithfield Stage is located inside the admission gates, next to Gate 4.







Smokin’ at the Track  During Ford Championship Weekend several teams will go head to head for the chance to be crowned champion of the BBQ competition. Satisfy your hunger by sampling the team’s creations in the RV Lot.






Ford Car Show – The third annual Ford Car Show will be help on Sunday, November 22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A celebrity panel will judge each entrant. The car show will be located on Speedway Boulevard between Gates 1 and 2. 







Pre-race concert On Sunday, November 22, country music star Tim McGraw will give a special performance just before the start of the Ford EcoBoost 400. Don't forget, any fan with a pre-race pit pass will be able to watch the performance from the front stretch!




Sunday, November 8, 2015

MILES2MIAMI: Texas Motor Speedway


Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson
Age: 40
Team : No. 48 - Lowe's Chevrolet
Owner: Jeff Gordon
Crew Chief: Chad Knaus
Jimmie Johnson won the 11th Annual AAA Texas 500, his 75th victory in 505 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his sixth victory and 19th top-10 finish in 25 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 15 races at Texas Motor Speedway.  It is his 23rd top-10 finish in 2015.
Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 26 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Brett Moffitt (30th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Jeff Gordon leads the point standings by 2 points over Kyle Busch.
Jimmie Johnson becomes the first driver to win three consecutive NSCS races at Texas Motor Speedway. 
Jimmie Johnson has won the last four consecutive Chase races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson has 75 career wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, just one win behind NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt (76).
Jimmie Johnson is the third driver in series history to sweep both races at Texas in a single season joining Carl Edwards (2008) and Denny Hamlin (2010). 

With the completion of the AAA Texas 500, there are only 312 Miles2Miami.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Top 5 Reasons To Attend the #FordEcoBoost300


On Saturday, November 21 only one NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion will RISE. Here are our top 4 reasons to be there for the Ford EcoBoost 300:

1. Watch a New Champion Crowned: Chris Buescher may currently be in front, but with Chase Elliot, Regan Smith & Ty Dillon all tied for 2nd place, it's sure to be a wild race! 

2. Witness NASCAR's Stars of Tomorrow: Don't miss NASCAR's most promising up and coming drivers battle it out in the last race of the season.
3. See Your Favorite Drivers: Before the Ford EcoBoost 300 kicks off, see your favorite NASCAR XFINITY drivers during driver introductions.
4. Celebrities & Performers: You never know which celebs will make a guest appearance. Don't miss this year's Ford EcoBoost 300 dignitaries: Carli Lloyd, Elizabeth Elias & Andy Miyares! Click here for more info




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Sunday, November 1, 2015

MILES2MIAMI: Martinsville Speedway


Race Winner: Jeff Gordon
Age: 44
Team : No. 24 - AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet
Owner: Rick Hendrick
Crew Chief: Alan Gustafson

Jeff Gordon won the 67th Annual Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500, his 93rd victory in 794 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

This is his first victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2015.

This is his ninth victory and 37th top-10 finish in 46 races at Martinsville Speedway.

Jamie McMurray (second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 26 races at Martinsville Speedway.  It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2015.

Denny Hamlin (third) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 20 races at Martinsville Speedway.

Jeb Burton (27th) was the highest finishing rookie.

Jeff Gordon becomes the first driver to secure a spot in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22.

With the completion of the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500, there are only 813.00 Miles2Miami.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

And the Ford EcoBoost 400 Pre-Race Performer is...




Truck, yeah!


This November, legendary, Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw will be “on top of the world” with a brand new album, Damn Country Music, and a special live performance at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 22 prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship finale.

The three-time Grammy Award winner will be a highlight of Ford Championship Weekend, with part of his live performance featured on Countdown to Green on NBC Sports Network, which begins at 1:30 p.m. ET. The Ford EcoBoost 400, which marks the final event of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, will air on NBC at 3 p.m. ET, and be broadcast internationally to more than 200 countries in 24 languages.

McGraw will release his fourteenth studio album, Damn Country Music, on November 6. Eleven of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart, and he has sold more than 40 million albums. In addition, he has had 36 number singles reach No. 1 on the country radio charts. McGraw has won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards and three People’s Choice Awards, the most recent in 2014 for “Country Music Icon.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Tim McGraw to Homestead-Miami Speedway and South Florida to kick off the championship finale, the Ford EcoBoost 400,” Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer said. “Tim McGraw is a legend in the country music industry, and this is the perfect way to get things revved-up for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race. We are really looking forward to his special performance and know the fans will be as well.”

Be at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22 and not only witness great NASCAR racing, but an awesome performance by Tim McGraw! 


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the #FordEcoBoost200


On Friday, November 20 only one NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Champion will RISE. Here are our top 5 reasons to be there for the Ford EcoBoost 200:

1. Watch a New Champion Crowned: Only four points currently separate Erik Jones and two-time NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Champion, Matt Crafton. Who will hoist the trophy in 2015?

2. Witness Some of the Most EXCITING Race Action in NASCAR: We may only have 200 miles, but one thing's for sure: the Friday night Trucks race never disappoints. Twists, turns and everything in between!
3. See Your Favorite Drivers: Before the Ford EcoBoost 200 kicks off, see your favorite drivers (including NASCAR XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series!) during driver introductions.
4. Kids Get in FREE: Children 12 and under gain free admission for Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200. What better way to spend quality time with the whole family than with a little night racing?
5. It's All Happening... Under the Lights: Take in all of the high-speed action under the lights of Homestead-Miami Speedway. You can't beat night racing during #FordChampWknd!


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Monday, October 26, 2015

Jeff Gordon's History at Homestead-Miami Speedway

After 23 years of full time racing in NASCAR's Cup Series, Jeff Gordon's career will come to a close on Nov. 22, 2015 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Throughout his career, Gordon has accumulated 93 victories, 81 poles and four championships. 

Gordon's history at Homestead-Miami Speedway is very unique. He is the only driver to start all 16 NASCAR Cup Series races that have been held at the track. Gordon holds multiple records at Homestead-Miami Speedway, including:

Most starts: 16
Most Top 5 finishes: 7
Most laps run: 4,205
Most miles run: 6,307.5

Click through the gallery below to see Gordon's Homestead-Miami Speedway career in pictures.




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Sunday, October 25, 2015

MILES2MIAMI: Talladega Superspeedway


Race Winner: Joey Logano
Age: 25
Team : No. 22 - Shell Pennzoil Ford
Owner: Walter Czarnecki
Crew Chief: Todd Gordon

Joey Logano won the 47th Annual campingworld.com 500 , his 14th victory in 251 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

This is his sixth victory and 26th top-10 finish in 2015.

This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 14 races at Talladega Superspeedway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (second) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 32 races at Talladega Superspeedway.  It is his 19th top-10 finish in 2015.

Jeff Gordon (third) posted his 20th top-10 finish in 46 races at Talladega Superspeedway.

Matt DiBenedetto (40th) was the highest finishing rookie.

Joey Logano leads the point standings by 27 points over Carl Edwards.

With the completion of the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, there are now only 1,076 Miles2Miami.

Eliminated from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup: Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

MILES2MIAMI: Kansas Speedway


Race Winner: Joey Logano
Age: 25
Team : No. 22 - Shell Pennzoil Ford
Owner: Walter Czarnecki
Crew Chief: Todd Gordon
Joey Logano won the 15th Annual Hollywood Casino 400, his 13th victory in 250 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 25th top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in 13 races at Kansas Speedway.
Denny Hamlin (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.  It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2015.
Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 19 races at Kansas Speedway.
Matt DiBenedetto (30th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Joey Logano leads the point standings by 13 points over Denny Hamlin.

With the completion of the Hollywood Casino 400, there are now 1,576.08 Miles2Miami.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

MILES2MIAMI: Charlotte Motor Speedway


Race Winner: Joey Logano
Age: 25
Team : No. 22 - Shell Pennzoil Ford
Owner: Walter Czarnecki
Crew Chief: Todd Gordon
Joey Logano won the 56th Annual Bank of America 500, his 12th victory in 249 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. With the victory, Logano clinches a spot in the Eliminator Round.
This is his fourth victory and 24th top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 14 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His previous best finish at Charlotte was third on May 29, 2011.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 30 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  It is his 24th top-10 finish in 2015. It was his 11th runner-up finish of 2015.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 21 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano leads the point standings by 6 points over Kevin Harvick.

With the completion of the first race of the Contender Round, there are now 1,976.58 Miles2Miami.

Monday, October 5, 2015

21 Tailgating Hacks

No matter which team or driver you root for, there is one thing that almost all sports fans have in common: they love to tailgate. Ford Championship Weekend is unlike any other major sporting event, where the tailgate lasts for three days instead of just three hours. Tailgating for that long can be stressful for those who do not prepare properly. Before heading to the track, make sure to look at our Pinterest board below for some great hacks that are sure to make your tailgate less stressful and as memorable as possible.

During Ford Championship Weekend make sure to use #FORDCHAMPWKND on all social media sites so we can see your own tailgate hacks!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MILES2MIAMI: Dover International Speedway


Race Winner: Kevin Harvick
Age: 39
Team : No. 4 - Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet
Owner: Tony Stewart
Crew Chief: Rodney Childers
Kevin Harvick won the 46th Annual AAA 400, his 31st victory in 531 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 23rd top-10 finish in 2015. It was his first victory since March 15, 2015 at Phoenix, 24 races ago.
Kevin Harvick led a single-race career high 355 laps. His previous high was 272 laps led at Richmond on May 6, 2006.
This is his first victory and 14th top-10 finish in 30 races at Dover International Speedway.
Kyle Busch (second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 22 races at Dover International Speedway.  It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2015.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 32 races at Dover International Speedway.
Those advancing to the Contender Round, in order of seed: Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick.
Those eliminated from championship contention: Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer.

With the completion of the Challenger Round, there are now 2,477.58 Miles2Miami.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ford Championship Weekend Trophy Preview

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Every race in the NASCAR schedule has their own trophy to award the race winner. Each award has its own history and meaning. While the Ford Championship Weekend trophy design is relatively new, it is not without its own history. Ford and Homestead-Miami Speedway collaborated on the trophy design for all three Ford Championship Weekend races for the first time in 2014. The trophy consists of a brass steering wheel mounted on top of a wooden base, making it a total of 27 inches tall, while the steering wheel measures 14.5 inches in diameter. Fixed on the base is an engraving of Henry Ford and mechanic, Ed “Spider” Huff. Bruce Fox produced the approximately 50 pound trophies in New Albany, Indiana.

While it may look like an ordinary steering wheel, the top of the trophy is an exact replica of the steering wheel from the 1901 race car, Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is the car that Henry Ford built, raced and won with on October 10, 1901 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Ford’s victory over established racer, Alexander Winton, was Ford’s first and final race. Ford used the race win as leverage for gaining investors in his second attempt at forming an automobile company. Utilizing his ideas, knowledge of the industry and investors’ funds, Ford went on to establish the Ford Motor Company in June 1903. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

MILES2MIAMI: New Hampshire


Race Winner: Matt Kenseth
Age: 43
Team : No. 20 - Dollar General Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs
Crew Chief: Jason Ratcliff
Matt Kenseth won the 19th Annual Sylvania 300, his 36th victory in 572 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his second victory and 17th top-10 finish in 32 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 20 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2015.
Joey Logano (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Brett Moffitt (27th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Matt Kenseth leads the point standings by 6 points over Denny Hamlin.

With the completion of the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, there are now 2,877.58 Miles2Miami. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top 3 Reasons to Have a Pre-Race Pit Pass During Ford Championship Weekend


The Chase is on, and it all ends at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 20 -22! Here are our TOP 3 reasons why you should have a Pre-Race Pit Pass during Ford Championship Weekend:

1. Get Up Close and Personal: Experience all of the weekend action from the pit! Brush shoulders with NASCAR's elite pit crews and even some your favorite drivers. Plus, you'll have a front row seat during the Ford EcoBoost 400 Driver Introductions!  

2. Sign the Start/Finish Line: Leave your mark on the Homestead-Miami Speedway track. Sign your name on the Start/Finish before Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400!
3. Watch Qualifying from the Pit: See your favorite drivers qualify for their spot in the NASCAR XFINITY Series  Ford EcoBoost 300 from the pit on Saturday afternoon!

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

MILES2MIAMI - Chicagoland Speedway


Race Winner: Denny Hamlin
Age: 34
Team : No. 11 - FedEx Ground Toyota
Owner: J.D. Gibbs
Crew Chief: Dave Rogers
Denny Hamlin won the 15th Annual myAFibRisk.com 400, his 26th victory in 353 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
With the victory, Hamlin advances to the Contender Round.
With the win, Hamlin ties NASCAR Hall of Famer Fred Lorenzen for 27th on the all-time series wins list.
This is his second victory and 14th top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in ten races at Chicagoland Speedway.
Carl Edwards (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 11 races at Chicagoland Speedway.  It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2015.
Kurt Busch (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 15 races at Chicagoland Speedway.

With the first race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, there are 3,194.98 Miles2Miami.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

MILES2MIAMI - Richmond International Raceway


Race Winner: Matt Kenseth
Age: 43
Team : No. 20 - Dollar General Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs
Crew Chief: Jason Ratcliff
Matt Kenseth won the 58th Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 , his 35th victory in 570 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his second victory and 15th top-10 finish in 32 races at Richmond International Raceway.
Kenseth's 352 laps led were the second-highest total of his career (415, Bristol-2 in 2005).
Kyle Busch (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 21 races at Richmond International Raceway.  It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
Joey Logano (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 14 races at Richmond International Raceway.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 30 points over Joey Logano.

There are 3,194.98 miles until the Championship finale Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway November 22.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Jimmie Johnson's Kids Q&A


Jimmie Johnson returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 22 to take part in an exclusive kids Q&A session! Here are our TOP 5 reasons why you and the family need to be there:
1. Go Behind-the-Scenes: Experience all of the NASCAR action in the PIT. The Jimmie Johnson ticket package comes complete with pre-race pit passes for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400! >> Package Includes 2 Pre-Race Pit Passes
2. See 6-Time IN PERSON: See one of the greats at the place where Champions are made. Submit questions via social beforehand and we'll pick a select few for Jimmie to answer during his Q&A session. >> Join the Conversation
3. Make it a PERFECT Weekend with the Kids: Kids get in free for Friday and Saturday's races, and the Jimmie Johnson ticket package includes one children's ticket for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400! >> View Kids Pricing
4. Experience ALL #FordChampWknd Has to Offer: Racing isn't the only thing we do during race weekend. Don't miss live music, interactive displays and family-friendly activities throughout the weekend. >> Customize Your Schedule
5. Witness History... with Your Whole Crew: Only one with RISE as we crown a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Jimmie Johnson ticket package includes 2 tickets to the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

RACE RECAP - Darlington Raceway


Race Winner: Carl Edwards
Age: 36
Team : No. 19 - ARRIS Toyota
Owner: J.D. Gibbs
Crew Chief: Darian Grubb
Carl Edwards won the 66th Annual Bojangles' Southern 500, his 25th victory in 398 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 12 races at Darlington Raceway.
Brad Keselowski (second) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Darlington Raceway.  It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2015.
Denny Hamlin (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in ten races at Darlington Raceway.
Matt DiBenedetto (25th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 42 points over Joey Logano.

Carl Edwards has two wins (2008, 2010), five top-five finishes, seven top-10 finishes and two poles (2005, 2011) at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Successful Test for Teams Ahead of The Chase



When NASCAR testing and Mother Nature went head-to-head at Homestead-Miami Speedway on August 26, it looked like testing would finish second on the day. Yet, all 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup teams who attended were able to complete their testing under the lights late Wednesday in preparation for the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 22.

The initial start time of 9:00 a.m. for the NASCAR Open Test was pushed back two hours due to perpetual rain. After the track had been dried, teams were able to acquire over two hours of valuable data capture and analysis as conditions allowed; however, this would not be the case for the majority of the day. The early afternoon brought back heavy rain with severe lightning and thunder further halting progress in testing and placing the rest of the session in doubt. The rain eventually subsided in the early evening and teams were able to complete testing without needing to come back the following day.



Driver quotes:

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Chevrolet SS for Furniture Row Racing-“This is going to be, obviously, a huge race. It’s the biggest race of the year if you really think about what it all comes down to so we’re planning on making that final four with our Furniture Row Chevrolet and hopefully if we get to do that we’ll be ready,” “We’re just trying to learn all we can to get down here and be prepared for that, and hopefully we’ll be one of those guys.”


Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Ford Fusion for Penske Racing- “We learn a lot of things. A lot of things we can’t typically learn on a normal race weekend. We can put data on our race cars and be able to really dissect what each part and piece does,” “So overall, it’s key for us to get the most out of this as we don’t have them (testing) very often. And, obviously, coming down here to Homestead – it can be the most important race of the year.”

Drivers who attended the testing session:

       
         Joey Logano, No. 22 Ford Fusion, Penske Racing
         Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Chevrolet SS, Hendrick Motorsports
         Kyle Larson, No. 42 Chevrolet SS, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
         Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Chevrolet SS, Stewart-Haas Racing
         Clint Bowyer, No. 15 Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
         Martin Truex Jr., No. 78 Chevrolet SS, Furniture Row Racing
         Trevor Bayne, No. 6 Ford Fusion, Roush Fenway Racing
         Ty Dillon, No. 31 Chevrolet SS, Richard Childress Racing
         Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
         Ryan Blaney, No. 21 Ford Fusion, Wood Brothers Racing



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Sunday, August 23, 2015

RACE RECAP - Bristol Motor Speedway


Race Winner: Joey Logano
Age: 25
Team : No. 22 - Shell Pennzoil Ford
Owner: Walter Czarnecki
Crew Chief: Todd Gordon
Joey Logano won the 55th Annual IRWIN Tools Night Race, his 11th victory in 243 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 14 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 30 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.  It is his 21st top-10 finish in 2015.
Denny Hamlin (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 20 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Brett Moffitt (30th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 43 points over Joey Logano.
Joey Logano has one top-10 finish and one pole (2012) in six races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Testing 1, 2, 3!


Get ready, Homestead-Miami Speedway fans - NASCAR Testing is back!

On August 26, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will descend upon South Florida and Homestead-Miami Speedway for a day of testing at the 1.5-mile track.

The best part? YOU can come watch! 

Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., fans can watch the test session from the Speedway Club on the 4th floor in the main administration building, or from the Pit Road Cabanas in the infield. When you arrive on-site, park in the parking lot on SW 336th Street and 137th Ave and take the tram to the infield.

Here's the rundown:

WHO: **ALL DRIVERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Ford Fusion, Penske Racing
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS, Hendrick Motorsports
Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet SS, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet SS, Stewart-Haas Racing
Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Chevrolet SS, Furniture Row Racing
Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 Ford Fusion, Roush Fenway Racing
Ty Dillon, driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet SS, Richard Childress Racing
Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 21 Ford Fusion, Wood Brothers Racing

WHAT: One car/one driver will be testing a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car to try different setups and handling in preparation of the Ford EcoBoost 400 in November.

WHEN: August 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd, Homestead, FL 33035

DIRECTIONS:
From the north: 
Florida's Turnpike South to Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd (Exit 6)
Left on to Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd
Left on SW 336th Street
Left into parking lot (walk to Gate #4)

From the south:
US1 North to SW 344th Street (Palm Drive)
Right on to SW 344th Street (Palm Drive)
SW 344th Street (Palm Drive) to Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd
Right on to SW 336th Street
Left into parking lot (walk to Gate #4)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

RACE RECAP - Michigan International Speedway


Race Winner: Matt Kenseth
Age: 43
Team: No. 20 - Dollar General Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs
Crew Chief: Jason Ratcliff
Matt Kenseth won the 46th Annual Pure Michigan 400 , his 34th victory in 567 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
With the victory, Kenseth takes sole possession of 20th on the all-time series wins list.
This is his third victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2015.
This is his third victory and 20th top-10 finish in 33 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 30 races at Michigan International Speedway.  It is his 20th top-10 finish in 2015.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 20 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 48 points over Joey Logano.

Matt Kenseth is the 2014 Ford EcoBoost 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race winner at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He has one win (2007 Ford 400), four top-5 finishes, seven top-10 finishes, and one pole (2013 Ford EcoBoost 400) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Track Laps for a Cause - September 19




Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I bring my truck? 
Sure! All street-legal vehicles are welcome on the track.

Can I participate with my motorcycle?
Yes. Motorcycles are welcome! We do require that all drivers and/or passengers wear a helmet.

How fast can I go?
The lap(s) will be paced by our Official Pace Car. He will allow you to exceed regular road speed limits, depending on weather and track conditions.

What if it rains?
Track laps will take place rain or shine!

How old do you have to be to participate?
All drivers must show a Valid Driver’s License, but passengers of all ages are permitted. 

Where do I get tickets?
There are no advance tickets. You can simply pay when you enter our facility.

How are donations being accepted?
Cash or credit cards will be accepted. Please, no personal checks.

Where are the laps taking place?
The Victory laps will be taking place on the oval. Not the road course.