MIAMI – Homestead-Miami Speedway will host its 3rd Annual Wash ‘N Ride for a Cause on Saturday, May 17. The event provides the rare opportunity for participants to get their car washed, and drive around the same 1.5-mile track that hosts the season-ending championship races in NASCAR’s top three series.  The Wash ‘N Ride for a Cause will take place on Pit Road at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, May 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit Driving for a Cause -- Homestead-Miami Speedway’s charitable arm, as well as the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“Most people don’t get the opportunity to experience what it’s like to drive on the same track that NASCAR’s top drivers race on each November in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race, the Ford EcoBoost 400,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “Especially this year, Homestead-Miami Speedway is going to be the track to be at in November. We want to give our fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience our track in a way that only some of the best drivers are able to. Best of all, our annual car wash benefits several worthy causes, including our own Driving for a Cause.”

For a $20 donation, participants can have their car washed, and then dried as they navigate a lap on the very same track where NASCAR will crown Champions during Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 14-16, 2014. Cars will be led by the official Homestead-Miami Speedway pace car around the 1.5-mile oval, experiencing firsthand the progressive banking, which ranges from six to 20 degrees in depth. Additional laps will be available for a $10 donation.

Official Homestead-Miami Speedway merchandise will be for sale during the event. Drivers will enter the Speedway through gate 18, before driving onto Pit Road to have their car washed. Local area car clubs can attend the event, and for a group rate will receive laps around the oval, a photo opportunity on the track, as well as special parking in the NASCAR garages during the event. Please contact Scott Foster at (305) 230-5210 for more details.