NASCAR & Auto Racing

Want to drive the Homestead-Miami Speedway track? Here’s how you can this weekend

Martin Truex Jr., crosses the finishing line to win the EcoBoost 400 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship.  On Sunday, November 19, 2017 NASCAR drivers competed in the Ford EcoBoost 400 in the final race of the Ford Championship Weekend.
Martin Truex Jr., crosses the finishing line to win the EcoBoost 400 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship. On Sunday, November 19, 2017 NASCAR drivers competed in the Ford EcoBoost 400 in the final race of the Ford Championship Weekend. cjuste@miamiherald.com

For one weekend a year in mid-November, the Homestead-Miami Speedway serves as the site for one of NASCAR’s premier events: the Ford EcoBoost 400.

South Florida auto racing fans have the opportunity to watch some of the top drivers in the sport whiz around the 1.5-mile track with hopes of staking their claim in the NASCAR Cup Series championship.

But this weekend, those same fans have the opportunity to take their turn on the track.

The Homestead-Miami Speedway will host its first of two “Give Back the Track” events on Saturday. From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., drivers can take their street-legal cars for a two-lap spin on the oval for a $20 donation. Proceeds will go to the speedway’s charitable outreach program called “Driving for a Cause,” which benefits youth and education organizations.

Those who want to go for more than two laps can do so for an extra $10 donation per lap.

A second running of the event is slated to take place on Sept. 16.

More information can be found here.

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