Homestead-Miami Speedway

Address: 1 Speedway Blvd. Homestead Florida 33035

NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Ford 200

IndyCar Series XM Satellite Radio Indy 300

25.451666666667 - 80.408611111111Koordinaten: 25 ° 27 '6 " N, 80 ° 24' 31" W

The Homestead -Miami Speedway is a race track in Homestead in the U.S. state of Florida, southwest of Miami. On it the Ford Championship Weekend takes place, the final race of the season of the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Nationwide Series and the Craftsman Truck Series. Since these are all sponsored by Ford, the race can be called Ford 400, Ford 300 and Ford 200

The speedway was constructed as part of the reconstruction plan for Homesteadt after destruction by Hurricane Andrew through the use of promoter Ralph Sanchez. Construction began on 24 August 1993, less than a year after the hurricane. The opening was in November 1995 with a race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In the spring of 1996, the Champ Car series held its first race at this track.

The plant is considered one of the finest in the United States. Although it is located southwest of Miami, the track reflects the art deco district of Miami with the generous use of colors such as cyan, magenta and silver.

Nevertheless, the race at Homestead was at the beginning not very good. When it opens its layout corresponded to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with its four corners and rectangular oval. The narrow, shallow curves and curve base difficult to overtake and reduced speeds. The track geometry also made ​​for unfavorable and momentous turning angle in case of accidents. In 1996, the management tried to correct these problems, in which the curves and base were widened by about 8 meters. In the summer of 1997, the complete track layout has been reconfigured for 8.2 million U.S. dollars, where the quad- oval has been altered in a traditional, continuous oval.

In 2003, again, a reconfiguration of the track took place. The very flat curves were converted to steep curves with a variable camber. A short time later a light was added, the night race allowed. The remodeling and renovations came with the fans well and made ​​for some tight racing decisions.

On 26 March 2006, a momentous accident of the IndyCar Series pilots Paul Dana at the warm-up training took place for the season opener, when he collided at about 215 mph with Ed Carpenter. His death was the first in about two and a half years ago, when Tony Renna came at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October 2003 killed. Previously John Nemechek had come in a Craftsman Truck race in March 1997 and Jeff Clinton in a Grand Am sports car in March 2002 at the Speedway killed.

Available Courses

Solid gray lines represent an alternative route, dotted gray lines represent other courses.

Road course

Hybrid Course - official name: "Modified Road Course"