Join Coke drivers Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola (scheduled) and others in exclusive Coke Zero hospitality zones. In addition to driver appearances, enjoy three complimentary beer coupons, unlimited Coca-Cola drinks, gift giveaways, lunch and snacks and trivia contests. Tickets and more info: (866) 409-RACE or click here.
NASCAR’s series-crowning Ford Championship Weekend (Nov. 14-16) at Homestead-Miami Speedway is quite the show—the season finale event crowning champions in all three of the sport’s top tiers: Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck. And if you’re looking to raise your weekend hospitality experience to a championship level, check out the Coke Zero Fan Zone (Saturday) and Coke Zero Chase Lounge (Sunday).
This tented area in the Turn 2 Village features appearances from the Coca-Cola family of drivers (www.mycokerewards.com), buffet lunch and snacks, unlimited Coca-Cola products (including bottled water), a cash bar, three complimentary beer coupons, closed-circuit televisions, door prizes, gift giveaways and trivia contests. Fans also are invited to check out drivers making appearances at the Coca-Cola Stage adjacent to the Speedway Pavilion (free with race ticket).
Drivers scheduled to appear in either the Coke Zero Fan Zone, Coke Zero Chase Lounge or on the Coca-Cola Stage include: Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola, among others.
“The Coke Zero Fan Zone and Coke Zero Chase Lounge make watching NASCAR’s championship finales even more special,” said Curtis Gray, president of Homestead-Miami Speedway. “It takes fans to another level of access and comfort during NASCAR’s championship-finale weekend.
The Coke Zero Fan Zone is open Saturday only from 11 a.m. until one hour after the race begins. The price of this VIP package is $65, plus a race ticket. The Coke Zero Chase Lounge is a Sunday only hospitality opportunity and runs from 10 a.m. until one hour after the race starts. Tickets for this area are $80 per person, plus a race ticket. For more information, check out www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com or call toll-free (866) 409-RACE.
Those scheduled to appear in the Coke Zero Fan Zone, Coke Zero Lounge and Coke Zero Stage Nov. 15-16 (subject to change) include:
Aric Almirola (Coke-Cola Stage – Saturday)
This up-and-comer in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is a Tampa native. UponjoiningDale Earnhardt Inc. to share the driving duties of the No. 8 with Mark Martin for the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Aric led a career-high 53 laps at Martinsville this year and looks forward to taking over full-time driving duties for 2009. In his first race at Homestead-Miami Speedway—last year’s NASCAR Nationwide finale—Aric scored an 18th place finish.
Bobby Labonte (Coke Zero Fan Zone – Saturday)
Winner of the 2003Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Bobby won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in 2000. He is the only driver to win both a Nationwide Series (1991) and Sprint Cup Series championship. Since taking the reigns of the famous Petty Enterprises No. 43 in 2006, he has led the team through a revival that culminated with an 18th place finish in the 2007NASCAR Sprint Cup series standings—the best points finish for Petty Enterprises since 1999. Bobby is one half of the only brother combination (with two-time champ Terry) to both win Sprint Cup titles. In nine races at Homestead-Miami, Bobby has scored four Top 10 finishes.
Clint Bowyer (Coke-Cola Stage – Sunday)
Clint entered the 2008 campaign off a third-place finish in the Sprint Cup standings in 2007, a season in which he also garnered his first win. He entered the 2008 Chase again a Cup contender—quite an accomplishment considering this is just his third year of full-time Sprint Cup Series racing. Clint got his start in NASCAR after catching the eye of Richard Childress at an ARCA race in 2003. After a second-place finish at that event, Childress tracked Bowyer down to a fabrication shop in his hometown of Emporia, Kan. When told that someone from RCR was on the phone wanting to talk about an opportunity, Clint almost didn’t take the call, thinking it was someone pulling a joke. He hasn’t slowed down since.
Kevin Harvick (Coke Chase Lounge – Sunday)
After wining the 2000 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, Kevin moved on to fill the seat of the late Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Sprint Cup Series and win Rookie of the Year honors in NASCAR’s premier series. Also on his racing resume: two Nationwide Series Championships (2001, 2006) and a win at the 2007 Daytona 500. Kevin has started seven times in the Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, scoring five Top 10s, and he scored a win in the 2004 Nationwide Series Ford 300. This year, he entered NASCAR’s playoff season a contender in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Jamie McMurray (Coke Chase Lounge – Sunday)
Jamie set a Sprint Cup record as the quickest driver to attain a Sprint Cup victory when he won at Lowe’s in only his second career Cup start (2002). In his first full season of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition (2003), he captured his first career pole at the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He finished the 2007 season 17th in Sprint Cup points, highlighted by a win at Daytona in July.
Great seats are still available for Ford Championship Weekend, Nov. 14-16, on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval. The NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series all will crown champions under the lights. To secure individual or group tickets for NASCAR's finale, call (866) 409-RACE or click here.