Since 2002, NASCAR fans have converged on Homestead-Miami Speedway to witness history being made, as champions have been crowned here each of the past 14 years (2002-15). And in 2017, for the 16th consecutive year, Homestead-Miami Speedway will treat fans to one of the longest-standing championship traditions in all of sports, as it hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series championship races, November 17-19, 2017. NASCAR today announced the 2017 season schedule which includes dates for all tracks including the season-ending races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The Cup Series championship, Ford EcoBoost 400, will take place on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The XFINITY Series championship, Ford EcoBoost 300 will be held on November 18, and the Camping World Truck Series championship, Ford EcoBoost 200, is slotted for November 17.Champions will be determined in each of these series on their respective days.
“We are honored to host the championship races for NASCAR’s three premier series for an unprecedented 16th consecutive year,” Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer said. “It is extremely exciting to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of bringing NASCAR’s championship event to South Florida, as fans are treated to unparalleled drama during Ford Championship Weekend. The revamped Chase formats across NASCAR’s three premiere series allows for an experience that is unique in sports. Having Ford Championship Weekend right here in South Florida has had a profound impact on our community and it continues to grow each year.”
The 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will culminate at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Ford Championship Weekend, November 18-20 where the Championship 4 in each series will compete for their respective division title amongst a full field of drivers. Tickets to the 2016 Ford Championship Weekend are now available and can be purchased by visiting HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com or by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223).
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
The Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The track, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015, is a 650-acre facility that features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The track is active nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. NASCAR has crowned its champions in all three of its premier series at Homestead-Miami Speedway each of the past 14 years (2002-15) at Ford Championship Weekend. Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2015 were Kyle Busch (Sprint Cup Series), Chris Buescher (XFINITY Series) and Erik Jones (Camping World Truck Series). The 2016 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 18-20.
About “Driving for a Cause”
“Driving for a Cause,” the charitable arm of Homestead-Miami Speedway, was founded in 2012 and operates under the auspices of the NASCAR Foundation as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Homestead-Miami Speedway will continue each of its charitable activities, including its in-kind donations to local groups, support of Homestead Hospital’s Speediatrics unit, and its program where organizations can work track events in exchange for a donation to their group or cause. Applications for financial gifts to be awarded to eligible 501(c) (3) charities as part of the 2016 “Driving for a Cause” grant program are now being accepted, through July 27. Applications can be found at www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com/DrivingForACause.
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