South Florida track will play key role in keeping championship dreams alive in October as full 2024 NASCAR national series schedule is released
MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2023) – The thrill of the pursuit of a championship will return to South Florida in 2024 as Homestead-Miami Speedway will once again host a triple-header NASCAR Playoffs weekend in October as NASCAR today released the full schedule for the 2024 season.
NASCAR returns to the sunshine of South Florida on the last weekend in October, with the Playoffs in all three NASCAR national series, featuring the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series.
“Having such a unique track like Homestead-Miami Speedway in the NASCAR Playoffs, a track that represents the culture of its region both in style and setting, is great for our sport,” said Al Garcia, Homestead-Miami Speedway Track President. “There’s nothing better than seeing those cars fly past a backdrop of palm trees and hear the roar of the fans, accompanied by the high stakes of post-season racing.”
Below are the dates, times and broadcast partners for the 2024 NASCAR race weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
October 26 – 27
- Saturday, Oct. 26 – NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 (12:00 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Saturday, Oct. 26 – NASCAR Xfinity Series Contender Boats 300 (3:00 p.m. ET; NBC, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Sunday, Oct. 27 – NASCAR Cup Series (2:30 p.m. ET; NBC, MRN/SiriusXM)
Homestead-Miami Speedway brings fans the ultimate summer experience in the heart of fall, with an on-site beach party at the Larry’s Hard Lemonade Beach Bash, featuring water activities, beach games and a live DJ, creating an atmosphere fans will enjoy amidst the action-packed racing.
Last year, Homestead-Miami saw some intense battles against the vibrant backdrop of the South Florida track in a trio of NASCAR Playoff races.
The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series opened the weekend with drivers speeding around the 1.5-mile track before Ty Majeski took the checkered flag, securing his spot in the Championship 4. The NASCAR Xfinity Series followed suit as Noah Gragson drove to Ruoff Mortgage Victory Lane after leading 127 laps of the 200-lap race.
However, it was Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 that proved the competitiveness Homestead-Miami has to offer. A late caution sparked chaos on the track, creating a tight battle between Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson before slight contact spun Truex, allowing Larson to win, with Florida native Ross Chastain close behind.
The NASCAR Playoffs return to Homestead-Miami Speedway at the end of this month for another triple-header weekend with the back-to-back NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Contender Boats 300 on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Then, on Sunday, Oct. 22, the NASCAR Cup Series returns as drivers look to secure a spot in the Championship 4 in the second-to-last race of the Playoffs Round of 8.
Fans can purchase tickets to the upcoming NASCAR Playoffs race weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway on www.homsteadmiamispeedway.com.
To view the full NASCAR schedule for 2024, please visit www.nascar.com/schedule.
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
Founded by Miami businessman, racing enthusiast and philanthropist Ralph Sanchez, Homestead-Miami Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The 650-acre facility features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course which also hosts on-track events nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway for 18 straight years (2002-19). Homestead-Miami Speedway is home to Fast Lane Friday, which serves as a legal drag racing event open to all car enthusiasts 18 and older with a valid driver’s license and proof of registration and insurance. Located inside of Turn 3 on a 20,000 square foot beach, Larry’s Hard Lemonade Beach Bash is exclusively offered for fans at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Open to all ages, the beach sits on the spring-fed 7-acre lake which spans the width of the backstretch and offers live entertainment, beach and water activities, and unique food and beverage options all while taking in the race action. For more information on Homestead-Miami Speedway, please visit www.homsteadmiamispeedway.com.