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Encyclopedia > Homestead Miami Speedway
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Facility statistics
Location 1 Speedway Blvd.
Homestead, Florida 33035
Broke ground August 24, 1993
Opened November 5, 1995
Owner ISC
Operator ISC
Construction cost $70 million
Architect
Former names
Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex
(1995-1996)
Major events
NASCAR Nextel Cup
Ford 400

NASCAR Busch Series
Ford 300 Location of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... International Speedway Corporation (NYSE: ISCA) is a corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of NASCAR race tracks. ... International Speedway Corporation (NYSE: ISCA) is a corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of NASCAR race tracks. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Ford 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... The Ford 300 is a NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ...


NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Ford 200 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The Ford 200 is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race that takes place at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ...


Indy Racing League
XM Satellite Radio Indy 300 The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... The XM Satellite Radio Indy Indy 300 is an Indy Racing League Indycar Series race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. ...

Seating capacity
65,000
Current dimensions
Track shape Oval
Track length 1.5 (NASCAR)
1.5 (IRL)
2.3 (Road Course)
Track banking Turns 20° (variable)
Straights 3°

Homestead-Miami Speedway is a race track in Homestead, Florida southwest of Miami. It plays host to Ford Championship Weekend, the final races of the season in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, Busch Series, and the Craftsman Truck Series. These races are currently all sponsored by Ford Motors, taking the names Ford 400, Ford 300, and Ford 200, respectively. Location of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... 2002 Ford Fiesta in the UK. The Ford Motor Company (sometimes nicknamed Fords or FoMoCo, (NYSE: F) is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. ... The Ford 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. ... The Ford 300 is a NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The Ford 200 is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race that takes place at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ...


The speedway was constructed, with the efforts of promotor Ralph Sanchez, as part of a plan to help Homestead rebound after the devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew. Groundbreaking began August 24, 1993, less than a year after the hurricane. It opened in November 1995 with a NASCAR Busch Series race. In the spring of 1996, the CART series held its first race there. Location of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, Florida Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. ... Lowest pressure 922 mbar (hPa; 27. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... “CART” redirects here. ...


The facility is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful in the country. Though located southwest of Miami, the track reflects the art deco district of downtown Miami with its liberal use of colors such as aqua, purple and silver, among other colors. Asheville City Hall. ...


However, the racing at Homestead was initially not considered very good. The track opened as a four-turn, rectangular-oval, based on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's layout. The sharp, flat turns and aprons made passing difficult and lowered overall speed. The geometry also created unfavorably severe crash angles. In 1996, track management attempted to correct the problems by widening the aprons of the turns by as much as 24 feet. In the summer of 1997, an $8.2 million reconfiguration project changed the turns from a quad-oval to a traditional, continuous turn oval. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after the Milwaukee Mile), having existed since 1909, and the original Speedway, the first racing facility historically to incorporate the word. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


In 2003, the track was reconfigured once again. The turns were changed from mostly flat to steep variable banking. Shortly afterwards, lights were installed to allow night racing for the first time. The renovations were praised by fans, and the track has produced a number of close finishes, including 2005's last-lap battle between Greg Biffle and Mark Martin. The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... Gregory Jack Biffle (born December 23, 1969 in Vancouver, Washington) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver. ... Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver for Ginn Racing, driving the #01 U.S. Army Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, and is also a part-time driver in the Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series for Roush Fenway Racing, Hendrick...


On March 26, 2006 however, Indy Racing League driver Paul Dana suffered fatal injuries in the warm-up session before the season-opening round of the championship. He was involved in a high-speed collision, with Ed Carpenter at over 215 mph. His death is the first in the Indy Racing League since Tony Renna died at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October 2003, and only the 3rd ever since the series started. He also is the only other driver to suffer fatal injuries at the speedway since John Nemechek in a Craftsman Truck Race in March 1997, and Jeff Clinton who died in a Grand Am sports car event at the track in March 2002 March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... Paul Dana Paul Dana (April 15, 1975 – March 26, 2006) was an American race car driver in the Indy Racing League. ... Ed Carpenter is an Indy Racing League driver born March 3, 1981. ... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... Tony Renna (November 23, 1976-October 22, 2003) was an American race car driver in the Indy Racing League. ... Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after the Milwaukee Mile), having existed since 1909, and the original Speedway, the first racing facility historically to incorporate the word. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for October, 2003. ... John Nemechek (March 12, 1970—March 21, 1997, born in Lakeland, Florida), was a race car driver. ...


Records

IndyCar

Type Distance
(miles / km)
Date Driver Chassis / Engine Time Average Speed
(mph / km/h)
Qualifying
(1 lap)
1.485 / 2.390 March 25, 2006 Sam Hornish, Jr. Dallara / Honda 0:00:24.462 218.539 / 351.704
Race
(200 laps)
297.000 / 477.975 March 26, 2006 Dan Wheldon Dallara / Honda 1:46:15.530 167.730 / 269.935

NASCAR Look up Mile in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ... Dallara was a Formula One constructor from 1988 through 1992. ... The logo of the Honda automobiles The logo of the Honda motorcycles Honda Motor Co. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Dan Wheldon in Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis 2007 Dan Wheldon at Indianapolis during week 2 qualifications 2007 Dan Wheldon signs autographs for fans following Pole Day qualifications for the 2007 Indianapolis 500. ...

Record Year Date Driver Car Make Time Average Speed
(mph)
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Qualifying 2003   Jamie McMurray Dodge 29.816 181.111
Race (400 miles) 1999 November 14 Tony Stewart Pontiac 2:51:14 140.335 (before reconfiguration)
NASCAR Busch Series
Qualifying 2004   Casey Mears Dodge 30.348 177.936
Race (300 miles) 2001 November 10 Joe Nemechek Chevy 2:16:10 132.191 (before reconfiguration)
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Qualifying 2005   David Reutimann 31.193 173.116
Race (200 miles) 2002 November 15 Ron Hornaday 1:30:30 133.260 (before reconfiguration)

Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... James Christopher Jamie McMurray (born June 3, 1976 in Joplin, Missouri) is a NASCAR driver. ... 1917 Dodge Brothers Touring car. ... The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 7 and ended on Sunday November 21. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Anthony Wayne Tony Stewart (born May 20, 1971) is an auto racing driver who has won championships in sprint cars, Indy cars, and stock cars. ... Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports. ... 1917 Dodge Brothers Touring car. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Joe Nemechek Joseph Frank Nemechek III (born September 26, 1963) in Lakeland, Florida is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver and owner of NEMCO Motorsports. ... Chevrolet, or Chevy, is a brand of automobile that is now part of the General Motors group. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... David Reutimann from Zephyrhills, FL was born March 2, 1970. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ron Hornaday from Palmdale, CA was born June 20, 1958. ...

See also

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External links

Current NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series racetracks

Atlanta - Bristol - Brooklyn, Michigan - Charlotte - Daytona - Dover - Fontana, California - Fort Worth - Indianapolis - Kansas City - Las Vegas - Loudon - Madison, Illinois - Mansfield - Martinsville - Memphis - Miami - Milwaukee - Nashville - Phoenix - Talladega - Sparta, Kentucky The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... 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Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Gateway International Raceway is a race track in Madison, Illinois, USA. It hosts a NASCAR Busch Series event and a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on a 1. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Memphis Motorsports Park is a race track located in Millington, Tennessee, approximately twenty miles north of downtown Memphis. ... The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is a 4. ... The Milwaukee Mile (also The Mile and Americas Legendary Oval) is a race track in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA. It is a mile long (1. ... The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is the venue for the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix and, as of 2007, a NASCAR Busch Series race. ... Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing complex located in Gladeville, Tennessee (though the track has a Lebanon address), United States, about 48 km (30 miles) east of Nashville. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... Watkins Glen International (nicknamed The Glen) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a superspeedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas. ... OReilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis is a multi purpose racing facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Gateway International Raceway is a race track in Madison, Illinois, USA. 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Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, AL. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCARs founding France family along with Daytona International Speedway and several other racetracks. ... Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. ...


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