NASCAR Championship Tickets On-Sale
Reigning Ford 400 Champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Carl Edwards maintains the top spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings following Richmond. Who will be crowned Champion in Miami Nov. 20? (photo courtesy: Rusty Jarrett, Getty Images Sport)
Tickets for NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend go on-sale to the general public May 2. For the 10th consecutive year, Homestead-Miami Speedway will serve as host to NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend. South Florida again will be the site where NASCAR crowns its Champions in all three of its top national divisions—the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series— the weekend of Nov. 18-20, 2011. Tickets for Ford Championship Weekend—Nov. 18-20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway—are on sale to the general public. For ticket information, click [here] or call (866) 409-RACE.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship tickets start at just $55 dollars and kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission sections to both Friday’s Camping World Truck Series Championship and Saturday’s Nationwide Series Championship. New this year: Nearly all of the grandstand seats have been widened and now measure 22 inches wide; Homestead-Miami Speedway is going to welcome kids 12 and under to Sunday’s Sprint Cup Championship for half-price in reserved grandstands. Parking is always FREE at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and fans are invited to bring their own food and drink in a cooler measuring up to 14x14x14.
Homestead-Miami Speedway is making it easier to enjoy NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 18-20 with several new amenities. Here is a list of the great conveniences awaiting fans:
● Fan-Friendly Pricing – Kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission sections to both Friday’s Camping World Truck Series Championship and Saturday’s Nationwide Series Championship
● Half-Price Sunday – Kids 12 and under are admitted for half-price in reserved grandstands to Sunday’s Sprint Cup Championship
● Wider Seats – All of the grandstand seats have been widened to 21 inches while seats in the Speedway Club have been widened to 22 inches
● PayPal – Fans who purchase race tickets online at HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com now have the option to submit payment via PayPal
● Credit Card Payments – Many concession stands at the track will accept major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover (stands that accept credit cards will be marked)
● Flexible, Customizable Payment Plans – Allows fans to pay in four installments with just 10% due at the time of purchase
● Exclusive Benefit for 3-day Package – Fans purchasing a 3-day package will have on-track access for the post-race celebration for all three Championship finales
● Ford 400 Start Time – 3 PM ET start to allow fans more time to enjoy at-track experience, including tailgating, interactive displays, on-track Pit Pass and pre-race ceremonies
● Saturday Qualifying – Sprint Cup qualifying moves from Friday to Saturday in 2011; catch Sprint Cup and Nationwide qualifying, followed by the Nationwide Series Championship Ford 300 featuring Danica Patrick
“Families are an integral part of our fan base and we want to do everything we can to ensure they have an exceptional experience at our facility,” said Track President Matt Becherer. “Toss in our free parking, “kids are free” pricing opportunities, flexible and convenient payment options, bring-your-own-food-and-beverage policy and new wider grandstand seats for this year’s NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend, and that’s as fan-friendly and value-driven an approach as you’ll find in big-league sports for a Championship event. All the best seats are available by visiting HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com or calling (866) 409-RACE.”
Since the debut of Ford Championship Weekend in 2002, Homestead-Miami Speedway has played host to historic NASCAR Championship moments, including last fall when Jimmie Johnson became the first driver ever to claim five consecutive Sprint Cup Championships. In 2004, Homestead-Miami hosted the first-ever NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, as Kurt Busch became the first to hoist the “Chase” hardware.
It’s been quite the storyline start for NASCAR’s 2011 Sprint Cup series. And 10 races into a 36-race campaign, that bodes well for one phenomenal finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Among those racing for Miami glory will be Mr. Five-Time Johnson; four-time Champion Jeff Gordon, last year’s Championship runner-up Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Kurt and Kyle Busch, and South Florida’s own Juan Pablo Montoya.
Last year Homestead-Miami Speedway served as host to a one-race shootout to decide the closest Sprint Cup Championship Chase in NASCAR history. And when it was over, Jimmie Johnson had prevailed as the series’ points Champion for an unprecedented fifth straight season.
Which driver is going to put an end to one of the most dominating runs in sports history?
Did you really need another reason to visit subtropical Miami in November?
A three-day championship tradition unlike any other, Homestead-Miami Speedway provides the South Florida finish line for NASCAR’s series-crowning finale, Ford Championship Weekend. Set for Nov. 18-20, tickets for Ford Championship Weekend are on sale now. Fantastic seats—which won’t last—are still available. For ticket information, click [here] or call (866) 409-RACE.
The 2011 NASCAR Championship Weekend schedule is as follows:
Camping World Truck Series Ford 200 Nov. 18 – 8:00 p.m. EST
Publix Pole Day Qualifying (Sprint Cup Series) Nov. 19 – 2:40 p.m. EST
Nationwide Series Ford 300 Nov. 19 – 4:30 p.m. EST
Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 Nov. 20 – 3:00 p.m. EST