Sunday, June 28, 2015

RACE RECAP - Sonoma Raceway

Race Winner: Kyle Busch
Age: 30
Team : No. 18 - M&M's Crispy Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs
Crew Chief: Adam Stevens

Kyle Busch won the 27th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350, his 30th victory in 370 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.

With the victory, Kyle Busch tied Kevin Harvick for 23rd on the all-time wins list.

This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2015. His last victory was 35 starts (46 races) ago, at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2014.

This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in 11 races at Sonoma Raceway.

Kurt Busch (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at Sonoma Raceway.  It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2015.

This is the first time that the Busch brothers have finished 1-2 in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.

Clint Bowyer (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in ten races at Sonoma Raceway.

Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 53 points over Martin Truex Jr.

Kyle Busch has one top-5 finish and three top-10 finishes in 10 starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. However, he has two wins in eight starts in  the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and two wins in eight starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

RACE RECAP - Michigan International Speedway

Race Winner: Kurt Busch
Age: 36
Team : No. 41 - Haas Automation Chevrolet
Owner: Gene Haas
Crew Chief: Tony Gibson
Kurt Busch won the 47th Annual Quicken Loans 400, his 27th victory in 519 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. 
This is his second victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2015. This is Busch's first multi-win season since 2011.
This is his third victory and 10th top-10 finish in 29 races at Michigan International Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 32 races at Michigan International Speedway.  It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 19 races at Michigan International Speedway. This is Truex's 14th top-10 finish in the first 15 races, the first time that has happened since Richard Petty did it in 1969.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 15 points over Martin Truex Jr.

Kurt Busch has one win (2002), two poles (2002, 2004), four top-5 finishes, and five top-10 finishes in 14 starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

RACE RECAP - Pocono Raceway

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.
Age: 34
Team : No. 78 - Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet
Owner: Barney Visser
Crew Chief: Cole Pearn

Martin Truex Jr. won the 34th Annual Axalta We Paint Winners 400, his third victory in 347 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2015. With the victory, Truex ends a 69-race winless drought.
This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 19 races at Pocono Raceway. His previous best Pocono finish was third (twice).
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 29 races at Pocono Raceway.  It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2015.
Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 27 races at Pocono Raceway.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 39 points over Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. has three top-5 finishes and seven top-10 finishes in 10 starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy National Doughnut Day!

It's National Doughnut Day! 

While it is customary to eat delicious glazed, sprinkled, or jelly-filled doughnuts on this holiday, we at Homestead-Miami Speedway like to indulge in a different type of "donut", NASCAR-style:

1. The 'Just Won the Championship' Donut

2. The 'Twisted Cruller' Donut

In case you didn't know, a cruller is a twisted doughnut made from a long rectangle of pastry, sometimes resulting in a straight-lined doughnut.

3. The Glazed Donut

This is one of the more typical donuts, complete with white smoke and usually leaves a trail of tires on the track.

4. The Finish Line Donut

A donut so good, you'll feel like you've just crossed the Start/Finish line P1.

5. The Patriot Donut


6. The 'Jeff-Jelly' Filled Donut

Filled with that delicious yellow smoke that can only come from a Jeff Gordon victory.

7. The Double Donut

Because sometimes, you just need two.

8. The 'Mile-High' Donut

Thanks to the Navy Parachute team before the 2011 Ford 400, we even got a donut in the sky!

9. The Classic Donut

Nothing says 'classic' like your sixth Championship donut.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


With the first day of summer just around the corner, the countdown is on until NASCAR's championship event - Ford Championship Weekend - takes over the South Florida racetrack. In the meantime, we've got plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy as school lets out for the summer!

1. June 5 - Fast Lane Friday
Car enthusiasts rejoice - Fast Lane Friday presented by The Ticket Clinic is back! For just $20, race YOUR street-legal car on our 1/8th-mile drag strip down pit road from 6 p.m. to midnight. Even if you're not racing, come with your friends and family and watch all the action - spectator fee is just $10 and kids 12 and younger are in FREE!

2. June 6-7 - Formula & Automobile Racing Association (FARA) Sunset 300
FARA is a PRO AM racing organization providing high level competition with sprint & endurance championships. Also provides HPDE Academy at the highest level. Admission by Courtesy Tickets ONLY. contact to obtain your tickets, parking $10.

Photo credit: Chris Green

3. June 13 - Performance Driving Group
Performance Driving Group is a provider of weekend track days commonly known as HPDE (high performance driver education), where drivers have the opportunity to bring their cars to several race tracks in Florida and drive at high speeds legally and in a predictable, controlled environment.

Photo credit: Performance Driving Group

4. June 20-21 - Championship Cup Series Motorcycle Racing
Founded in 1984, the Championship Cup Series is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. During their long history, they have become the Leader in Sportsman Level motorcycle road racing offering unrivaled competition in nationwide venues. CCS Racing offers a professional racing environment for beginning and seasoned riders alike - all centered around increasing the "fun factor" in a safety-conscious atmosphere. For more information call (817) 246-1127.

Photo credit: Lisa Theobald

5. June 27-28 - Sports Car Club of America
Since 1944, SCCA has had one mission: Bring motorsports to those who are passionate about it. We organize, support and develop auto racing at every level. Autocross, Rally or Road Racing. Professional or weekend warrior. Fuel your passion here. Participation at any level you choose is easy with SCCA. Driving, marshaling, working on a crew or event administration are just some of the countless ways to indulge your passion with other like-minded people. And with 115 regions across the country, an SCCA event is likely not far from home. No need to own a racecar or be mechanically inclined. Just the desire for the speed, sound and atmosphere of motorsports. Stop waiting and find your Fast today.

We'll see YOU at the track!


It may be difficult not to notice the unique color of the walls at Homestead-Miami Speedway. If you've ever driven from Miami to Key West, you may even recognize the color as the same that lines US 1 on the scenic route through the iconic Florida Keys. 

It made us wonder: what exactly is that color? 

Green? Turquoise? Blue? Miami?

According to our Operations team, the color does have an official name: Gaystone Green. Supplied by our friends at Berry's Paint, Hardware and Flooring right here in Homestead, we use more than 500 gallons of paint to keep our walls painted for the big Ford Championship Weekend.

You also may have noticed that while some tracks on the NASCAR circuit have grass aligning the frontstretch, we have paint (which we think makes for awesome yellow burnouts - see photo below). Also supplied by Berry's, it takes 50 gallons of paint to keep the fronstretch yellow. To put it in perspective, that's enough gallons to fill an average bathtub.


These are only some examples of our unique yellow burnouts.

Speaking of touchups: once a race is over during Ford Championship Weekend, the confetti has fallen and champagne has been sprayed in Victory Lane, when fans head back to their RV to keep the party going, we are back on the track - getting ready for the next Championship race.

Every night, we use close to 10 additional gallons of paint for the yellow frontstretch, and 30 for the iconic Gaystone Green.