MIAMI – Not only will Homestead-Miami Speedway be the site for NASCAR’s championship races, but it will also host the Tailgate Giant Cornhole Championship tournament November 14-16. Adding a new championship element to Ford Championship Weekend, fans will be able to enter the new Tailgate Giant Cornhole Championship through an exclusive ticket package. In addition, individual and team registration is available for fans who have already purchased tickets.

Preliminary games will take place on Friday, Nov. 14, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the new entertainment area in the GEICO Gecko RV Lot. Players will also have access to a special meet and greet with 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion James Buescher on Saturday, Nov. 15.

The Cornhole Championship will take place on Sunday, Nov. 16 prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400. Winning teams from the preliminary games on Friday and Saturday will play on Sunday for a chance to win the Championship grand prize. Fans who are not able to participate in the preliminary games on Friday and Saturday will also be able to enter the tournament on Sunday morning, beginning at 8:00 a.m., and play a preliminary game. The top 32 teams will play in the Championship round on Sunday morning, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

The exclusive ticket package allows fans to sign up individually or as a team.

Register as a team (two people) for $185 and receive:

  • Two 2-Day Turn 1 grandstand tickets (good for the Ford EcoBoost 300 and Ford EcoBoost 400)
  • Two Championship post-race hard cards & lanyards
  • Entrance into the Tailgate Giant Cornhole Championship tournament beginning on Saturday, Nov. 15
  • Meet & Greet with James Buescher

Register as an individual for $95 and receive:

  • One 2-Day Turn 1 grandstand tickets (good for the Ford EcoBoost 300 and Ford EcoBoost 400)
  • One Championship post-race hard cards & lanyards
  • Entrance into the Tailgate Giant Cornhole Championship tournament beginning on Saturday, Nov. 15
  • Meet & Greet with James Buescher

Fans who have already purchased tickets for Ford Championship Weekend will be able to enter the tournament as an individual for only $20, or as a team of two for $40.

A popular tailgating lawn game, cornhole is played with teams of two people, two elevated boards with a hole in the far end, and bean bags. Players will take turns tossing the bean bag in the hole, and earn points for bean bags in the hole, as well as on the board.

The winning cornhole championship team will receive the winning treatment, consisting of ticket upgrades to the Champions Club.  The winners will have the opportunity to view the Ford EcoBoost 400 eight stories above Turn 1, while enjoying all-inclusive food and open bar, reserved outdoor chair-back seating with armrests and cup holders, a Pre-Race Pit Pass, and access to the track for the post-race championship celebration. The final teams will also receive cornhole boards and additional tailgate items provided by Tailgate Giant.

"All of us here at TailgateGiant.com are very excited for this great partnership with Homestead-Miami Speedway in creating a new Fan Experience at the NASCAR Championships,” Tailgate Giant President and CEO John Mikulec said. “We hope for a successful event and to carry it on for years to come."

For more information, visit www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com/TailgateGiant. Official Cornhole Tournament rules can be found at www.tailgategiant.com/CornholeRules.