MIAMI— Just weeks after bringing South Beach to Homestead-Miami Speedway with NASCAR’s first ever infield beach party, the South Florida track is now adding some more Miami flavor to Ford Championship Weekend, November 15-17. The Speedway unveiled today its partnership with iHeartMedia to create the new iHeartMedia Fan Village, an area that will give fans a taste of some of Miami’s most iconic neighborhoods.
The reimagined area, located behind the east grandstands near the Gate 4 entrance, will include more than 30,000 square feet of fun and entertainment for all fans with a ticket to Ford Championship Weekend. The features of this new area include:
- Wynwood art-inspired entrance including live painting interpretation of the famous Wynwood Walls led by local artist, “Golden 305” and other commissioned world-renowned artists from around the globe.
- Live music and driver appearances on the new BIG 105.9 Entertainment Stage.
- Video game trailer featuring NASCAR Heat 4
- New 3,000 square foot sports bar
“Our partnership with iHeartMedia has been a tremendous one, and the fact that we can team up to bring different parts of Miami to the Speedway makes it even more special,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Al Garcia. “As the host of one of South Florida’s biggest annual events, we’re excited to enhance the at-track experience and give fans a taste of Miami’s flavor.”
“We’re thrilled to elevate the fan experience this year with our iHeartMedia Fan Village, which will give attendees a taste of South Florida culture and a stage full of incredible entertainment for the whole day,” said iHeartMedia’s South Florida Regional Senior Vice President Of Programming Rob Miller.
Tickets for 2019 Ford Championship Weekend, which consists of the Ford EcoBoost 200 (NASCAR Gander Outdoors 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, which was founded by Miami businessman, racing enthusiast and philanthropist Ralph Sanchez, 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 2018, NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend for the 17th consecutive year (2002-18). Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018 were Joey Logano (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Tyler Reddick (NASCAR Xfinity Series) and Brett Moffitt (NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series). 2019 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 15-17. In 2020, the Speedway will commemorate its 25th anniversary as it hosts NASCAR’s three national series in the spring.
About iHeart Media Miami
iHeartMedia Miami owns and operates WHYI-FM, WIOD-AM, WMIA-FM, WBGG-FM, WZTU-FM, WMIB-FM, WINZ-AM, WMIB-HD in Miami/Fort Lauderdale along with five HD Digital Radio stations; and is part of iHeartMedia.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio offers users the country’s top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 110 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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