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
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.