The NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday (3:30 p.m., FOX and FOX Deportes) will be the first pro sport to host guests since Florida reopened the economy. Who better to get this milestone event underway than the Governor of the State of Florida, the Honorable Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis will be on hand at Homestead-Miami Speedway to wave the green flag to start the race for the 38-car field, as about 1,000 members of the military from the Homestead Air Reserve Base and the U.S. Southern Command in Doral look on from the grandstands.
“I am excited to be at Homestead-Miami Speedway for their 25th anniversary,” DeSantis said. “The return of professional sports to the State of Florida is extremely important with our safe, smart, step by step approach to reopening the Sunshine State, and we are proud that NASCAR is a big part of it. And to have these South Florida service members on hand to witness the race is a true honor.”
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.