MIAMI— With Ford Championship Weekend rapidly approaching, some of NASCAR’s top teams are coming to Homestead-Miami Speedway to get a taste of what championship racing is all about.
On Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22, three NASCAR XFINITY series teams and one NASCAR Camping World Truck series team are slated to run testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway, weather permitting. The teams will run laps around the 1.5-mile oval each day as they prepare for Ford Championship Weekend at the Speedway, November 16-18, where NASCAR will crown champions in each of its three national series.
The track will open up the grandstands for public viewing from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the testing sessions. Admission to the testing is free, and fans may park in the parking lot on SW 336th Street, directly across from Gate 4.
Below is a list of the drivers scheduled to participate in the testing session, subject to change.
Driver Team Series
Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing XFINITY
Tyler Reddick JR Motorsports XFINITY
Austin Cindric Penske Racing XFINITY
Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Camping World Truck
Heading into Friday night’s XFINITY series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bell, Reddick and Cindric rank first, seventh and ninth in points, respectively.
Tickets for 2018 Ford Championship Weekend, which consists of the Ford EcoBoost 200 (NASCAR Camping World Truck series championship race), Ford EcoBoost 300 (NASCAR XFINITY series championship race) and Ford EcoBoost 400 (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series championship race), are now available and can be purchased by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223) or visiting www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead-Miami Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The Speedway is a 650-acre facility that features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The Speedway hosts on-track events nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. In 2017, NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend for the 16th consecutive year (2002-17). Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2017 were Martin Truex Jr. (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), William Byron (NASCAR XFINITY Series) and Christopher Bell (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series). 2018 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 16-18.