As Homestead-Miami Speedway extends its stretch of crowning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions to 15 consecutive years, the Speedway also continues to host a number of interactive events during Ford Championship Weekend. This year, kids attending the Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 20 will have the special opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson prior to the race.
The Kids Q&A Session with Johnson is part of a special package priced at $148 which includes the Q&A, two tickets (one adult and one kid) to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race and two pre-race pit passes. The package reflects savings of more than $100 for this limited-space event.
Also on hand for the event will be NASA trained educators who will host a special learning session for the kids. The kids will have the chance to participate in hands-on activities led by NASA’s trained educators, who will focus their demos around aerodynamics, grip, speed and other key racing elements used in NASCAR. The lessons will help demonstrate the relationship between NASA and auto racing. Each kid who attends the Q&A will also receive a NASA Rockets to Racecars activity book centered on STEM education.
Don’t miss out on the chance to give young fans a one-of-a-kind experience to interact with one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR history. To purchase the ticket package, please call (305) 230-5255 or visit www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com/Johnson. In addition, tickets to 2016 Ford Championship Weekend are now available and can be purchased by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223) or visiting www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
The Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The track, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015, is a 650-acre facility that features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The track is active nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. NASCAR has crowned its champions in all three of its premier series at Homestead-Miami Speedway each of the past 14 years (2002-15) at Ford Championship Weekend. Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2015 were Kyle Busch (Sprint Cup Series), Chris Buescher (XFINITY Series) and Erik Jones (Camping World Truck Series). The 2016 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 18-20.
About “Driving for a Cause”
“Driving for a Cause,” the charitable arm of Homestead-Miami Speedway, operates under the auspices of the NASCAR Foundation as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Homestead-Miami Speedway will continue each of its charitable activities, including its in-kind donations to local groups, support of Homestead Hospital’s Speediatrics unit, and its program where organizations can work track events in exchange for a donation to their group or cause. Applications for financial gifts to be awarded to eligible 501(c) (3) charities as part of the 2016 “Driving for a Cause” grant program are now being accepted, through July 27. Applications can be found at www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com/DrivingForACause.
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