The 2016 Ford Championship Weekend will mark the 15th year that Ford Motor Company has been the entitlement sponsor for NASCAR’s championship races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Since the two entities joined forces in 2002, coinciding with Homestead-Miami Speedway occupying the final weekend on the NASCAR calendar, fans have witnessed many electrifying moments which have determined a new Sprint Cup champion. During the previous 14 years, seven different drivers have been crowned champion, including six titles for Jimmie Johnson and three for Tony Stewart, who is in the final Sprint Cup season of his career in 2016.
To help ring in this 15-year relationship, Ford has unveiled a new logo for Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, starting in 2016, which will be held November 18-20.
“Ford has been a tremendous partner for two decades now, and they are a major reason why our race weekend has grown in stature each year,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “We are proud to serve as host of NASCAR’s championship weekend, which promises to continually provide our fans with an experience unlike any other.”
“As we celebrate our 15-year relationship with Homestead-Miami Speedway, we could not be more pleased to bring a fresh look to the Ford Championship Weekend logo,” said marketing manager for Ford Performance, Henry Ford III. “The joint effort on this new look between Ford and HMS embodies the spirit of collaboration that has been on display throughout the 15-years of Ford Championship Weekend.”
The 2016 Ford Championship Weekend will commence on Friday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. with the Camping World Truck Series championship race, the Ford EcoBoost 200. Then on Saturday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m., the XFINITY Series will hold its championship finale, the Ford EcoBoost 300.
The Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup championship race will take place on Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets for 2016 Ford Championship Weekend are now on sale. Tickets to the three-day championship tradition can be purchased by visiting www.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.