MIAMI – Healthcare workers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have become heroes in their own right. Next weekend, a leading local healthcare provider will once again be front and center when NASCAR heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway for one of the track’s four races.
Baptist Health will serve the entitlement partner for the Speedway’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race. The race – Baptist Health 200 – will commence the quartet of events over the weekend and will run on Saturday, June 13 at 12:30 pm. It will be televised nationally on FS1.
“We have enjoyed an outstanding partnership with Baptist Health over the past several years, and this entitlement takes our relationship to another level,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Al Garcia. “They have been known as one of the top healthcare providers in South Florida for years, and many of the area’s most notable figures and entities utilize their exceptional care. We are excited to have them as an integral part of our upcoming NASCAR weekend, as they get the recognition that they deserve.”
“Baptist Health’s success in serving our community relies on how we engage with our community partners,” said Kenneth Spell, CEO of Homestead Hospital, part of Baptist Health. “This sponsorship strengthens our connection with our neighbors, the Homestead-Miami Speedway, by serving as a valuable partner at one of their marquee events. We look forward to participating in this exciting race in a way that aligns with our core mission of prioritizing people’s health and well-being.”
The following is the complete schedule for the upcoming NASCAR weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
|DATE||EVENT||RACE TIME (ET)|
|Saturday, June 13||Baptist Health 200 (201 miles) NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series||2:30 pm (FS1)|
|Saturday, June 13||NASCAR Xfinity Series (250 miles)||3:30 pm (FOX)|
|Sunday, June 14||NASCAR Xfinity Series (250 miles)*||12:00 noon (FS1)|
|Sunday, June 14||NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 (400 miles)||3:30 pm (FOX)|
*Realigned race from Iowa Speedway; “Dash 4 Cash” race
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 2019, NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend for the 18th consecutive year (2002-19). Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2019 were Kyle Busch (NASCAR Cup Series), Tyler Reddick (NASCAR Xfinity Series) and Matt Crafton (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series). In 2020, Homestead-Miami Speedway commemorates its 25th anniversary in 2020, as it hosts four NASCAR races over two days – June 13-14 – capped by the running of the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday, June 14.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.