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  • Homestead-Miami Speedway By the Numbers

    Ground Break: Aug. 24, 1993
    Dedication Date: Nov. 3, 1995
    Inaugural Race: NASCAR Xfinity Series - Jiffy Lube Miami 300 - Nov. 5, 1995
      NASCAR Cup Series:
     Inaugural Race: Pennzoil 400 – Nov. 14, 1999
     Race Winner: Tony Stewart 
     Pole Winner:  David Green
    NASCAR Xfinity Series:
     Inaugural Race: Jiffy Lube Miami 300 - Nov. 5, 1995
     Race Winner: Dale Jarrett
     Pole Winner: Joe Nemechek
      NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:
    Inaugural Race: Florida Dodge Dealers 400 – March 17, 1996
    Race Winner:
    Dave Rezendes
    Pole Winner: Geoff Bodine
    Indy Racing League:
    Inaugural race: Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami – April 8, 2001
    Race Winner: Sam Hornish, Jr.
    Pole Winner: Jeff Ward
    Current Capacity: 55,000 Grandstand seats
    Property Size: 600 acres
    Tower Building: 5 levels; equivalent in height to a 12-story building
    Course: 1.5 mile oval, 2.21 mile road course
    Surface: Asphalt
    Length of front straight: 1,760 feet
    Length of back straight: 1,760 feet
    Banking in turns: 18-20 degree variable banking
    Banking in straights: 3 degrees
    Width of Track: 55 feet
    Pit Road: 1,900 feet long; 50 feet wide
    Garage Area: 30 stalls (spaces for 120 cars)
    Garage Suites: 30 suites available for viewing above garages
    TV Monitors: 750 monitors (15,140 inches of monitors)
    Press Areas: A new 18,000 square-foot, two-story media facility was completed in October 2008. The current accommodations include an Infield Media Center seating 61; an adjacent Meeting Room seating 48; an Infield Media Tent with 80 seats; the Tower Building’s 5th-floor press box with 156 seats; and a 6th-floor area with seven TV/radio booths. Three auxiliary infield media areas can be added to accommodate 100 media members.
    Fencing: The oval fencing/cable barrier system includes more than 33 miles of high-strength steel cable, and more than 9000 clamps are used to hold this cable in place. The cable is long enough to stretch from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale.
    Palm Trees: 1005 palm trees of 15 different varieties.
    Tunnels: Two tunnels, both below sea level. The back tunnel is the southernmost tunnel in the continental United States and is large enough to hold two tractor-trailer trucks.
    Water: The facility's water tower has a capacity of 1 million gallons (enough water to fill 20,000 bathtubs).
    Lakes: Four lakes were created, providing more than 2.5 million cubic yards of lime rock fill to create the banking. Three of the four lakes are located on the Speedway's property, with two lakes in the infield. The largest of the lakes is 18 acres and stocked with rare Peacock Bass. This lake is deep enough to submerge an entire six-story building.
    Parking: Spaces for over 30,000 cars
    Weight: The entire speedway landscape weighs an estimated 10 billion pounds.
    Lights: Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2005 installed state-of-the-art lighting throughout the facility, making it feasible for the first time that Ford Championship Weekend be held after dark.
    Electrical System: 2.4 millions watts of power per hour are necessary to illuminate the Speedway. Equal to the amount of power needed to light 17,143 blocks with residential street lighting in South Florida
    Champions Club Tower: This luxurious facility, located outside Turn One, includes 16 skyboxes that seat 32 people each and offer amenities including an air-conditioned club area with buffet and full-liquor bars; plasma televisions; outdoor chair-back seating; a private elevator; pre-race track-pass access and a spectacular view of the Speedway.