The NASCAR season is wrapping up in South Florida this weekend and whether you’re interested in the cars speeding around the Homestead Miami Speedway or not, you may be spending a lot of time in your own vehicle if you’re headed south.
Traffic in southern Miami-Dade is expected to be congested all weekend as the Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series all culminate at 1 Speedway Boulevard.
Drivers can expect delays as they head south on Florida’s Turnpike toward the speedway and along most roads as they exit US-1.
City officials in Homestead expect heavy traffic at night on Friday, and most of the day Saturday and Sunday.
The speedway’s website recommends arriving early and parking lots open at 6 a.m.
Here are the roads where drivers can expect the most traffic:
▪ Speedway Boulevard from Southwest 280th to 344th streets
▪ Southwest 142nd Avenue from 312th to 344th streets
▪ Kingman Road from 312th to 344th streets
▪ Farm Life School Road from 344th to 312th streets
▪ Campbell Drive from US-1 to Speedway Boulevard
▪ Canal Drive from US-1 to Southwest 117th Avenue
Ford Championship Weekend
What: Season finales for NASCAR’s three racing series — the Monster Energy Cup, the Xfinity Series and the Camping World Truck Series.
Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1 Speedway Blvd., Homestead
When: Friday-Sunday. The weekend’s showcase event is Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Championship 4 showdown in the Ford EcoBoost 400 between Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick.
Tickets: 866-409-RACE (7223) or go to HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com
Friday: Gates open 8:30 a.m., practices, fan events all day. 6:15 p.m. Monster Energy Cup qualifying; 8 p.m. Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 (televised on FS1).
Saturday: Gates open 9:30 a.m., fan events all day. Monster Energy Cup final practice. 3:30 pm. Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 (NBCSN).
Sunday: Gates open 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race (NBC).