MIAMI – As the NASCAR playoffs continue to progress, Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited South Florida on Tuesday in advance of Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, November 15-17. Custer attended the Florida Panthers hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the BB&T Center where he participated in numerous pre-game and in-game activities.
Custer was greeted by the Panthers players and got a behind-the-scenes tour of their locker room. He also took part in the Homestead-Miami Speedway display outside the arena, signing autographs and interacting with fans among other events.
“It was awesome to see the Florida Panthers, the locker room and to meet some players,” Custer said. “I saw a lot of NASCAR fans outside the stadium, and it was really cool to learn more about what they do here.”
Custer is currently in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs, where he secured his spot into the Round of 8 after winning his seventh race of the season last weekend at Dover International Speedway. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver is a former winner at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2017) and is appearing in his third playoffs.
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 i