There will be nearly 40 drivers vying to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway this Sunday, June 14 (12:00 noon, FS1). Now, there is one more contender in the mix.
Contender Boats, a Homestead-based fishing boat manufacturer, has been named entitlement sponsor for the race, which will be called the Contender Boats 250. The race is also a “Dash 4 Cash” race. Homestead-Miami Speedway and Contender have been partners since 2011.
“We have enjoyed an outstanding relationship with Contender for nearly a decade, so it’s exciting to now have them aboard as an entitlement sponsor for one of our NASCAR races,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Al Garcia. “They have developed a reputation as one of the top fishing boat manufacturers in South Florida, and we are proud to also have them as a neighbor. It’s very appropriate to have a pair of Homestead institutions partnering this way as we commemorate our 25th anniversary.”
"This is an amazing opportunity for Contender to team up with NASCAR and Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said Contender President/CEO Joe Neber. “As a long-time Homestead business, we are thrilled to support the sporting community locally and nationwide for this tremendous event. For more than 35 years our boats have cruised the open waters with the same adeptness that the top NASCAR drivers have navigated the oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”
The following is the complete schedule for the upcoming NASCAR weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
|DATE||EVENT||RACE TIME (ET)|
|Saturday, June 13||NASCAR Xfinity Series Hooters 250 (250 miles)||3:30 pm (FOX)|
|Saturday, June 13||NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series
Baptist Health 200 (201 miles)
|7:30 pm (FS1)|
|Sunday, June 14||NASCAR Xfinity Series Contender Boats (250 miles)*||12:00 noon (FS1)|
|Sunday, June 14||NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 (400 miles)||3:30 pm (FOX)|
* “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 Weekendfor 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 Contender Boats
Contender Boats is a Homestead-based fishing boat manufacturer. For more than 35 years, Contender has built hand-laid fiberglass hulls that ride like no other. Built for performance. Built to fish. Models are available from 25 to 44 feet. Contender boats have a legacy of exploring the open oceans of the world. From the marlin rich waters of the Caribbean islands to up and down the eastern seaboard and far beyond, you’ll find Contender Boats In the Game.”
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