Homestead-Miami Speedway

Track Length: 1.5 miles
Race Length:400 Miles
First Race:Nov. 14, 1999 - Pennzoil 400
Banking:18° - 20° (Variable Corners); 4° (Straights)
Lengths:1,760 feet (Frontstretch & Backstretch)
Seating:65,000

Track History

Mailing Address
One Speedway Blvd.
Homestead, FL 33035

Qualifying Records
  • Jamie McMurray, Dodge; 181.111 mph; Nov. 14, 2003 (Cup)
  • Casey Mears, Dodge; 177.936 mph; Nov. 18, 2004 (Nationwide)
  • David Reutimann, Toyota; 173.116 mph; Nov. 18, 2005 (Trucks)

    Race Records
  • Tony Stewart, Pontiac; 140.335 mph; Nov. 14, 1999 (Cup)
  • Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet; 132.191 mph; Nov. 11, 2001 (Nationwide)
  • Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet; 133.260 mph; Nov. 15, 2002 (Trucks)

    History
    It has been called the most beautiful sports facility in America, and is certainly the most beautiful racing facility anywhere on the planet. While its Art Deco architecture would be considered beautiful even on South Beach in Miami, its massive size and vibrant colors make it especially attractive amongst the field of South Miami-Dade County.

    "It" is Homestead-Miami Speedway, a 434-acre facility located 25 minutes south of Miami International Airport. With the skyline of Miami visible to the Northeast, the Speedway is in one of the most ideal locations of any Speedway in America.

    In 1992, after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Dade and the City of Homestead, longtime Miami motorsports promoter Ralph Sanchez met with Homestead's then-city manager Alex Muxo to negotiate a deal that would bring the facility to town with hopes of aiding in the revitalization of the city.

    Groundbreaking took place on Aug. 24, 1993, less than one year after Andrew came to town. Before completion of the project, H. Wayne Huizenga joined the team as a partner. Grand Opening ceremonies were held Nov. 3-5, 1995, as NASCAR made its South Florida debut in front of a sold-out grandstand.

    On July 23, 1997, Penske Motorsports, Inc., and International Speedway Corporation became partners with Sanchez and Huizenga. On March 15, 1998, PMI and ISC acquired Sanchez's remaining interest in Homestead-Miami Speedway, and longtime Penske Corporation employee Brian Skuza was named president.

    After two seasons of racing action, the complex's 1.5-mile oval underwent an $8.2 million reconstruction which transformed the former quad-oval and its "short-chutes" between the turns into a continuous turn oval. The new design provides more competitive and even more exciting racing and made its successful debut with the Nov. 7-9 Jiffy Lube Miami 300.

    In 2003, the Speedway underwent the most technologically advanced track re-configuration project in history of motorsports. This state-of-the-art $12 million project increased the track's banking from a flat 6-degrees to a computer designed 20-degree variable banking system in the turns.
  • Directions & Parking

    From the NORTH:
    Take the FL Turnpike to Exit 6 (Speedway Blvd/ 137th Ave.). Turn Left (South) on Speedway Blvd. Take Speedway Blvd. to 336th St. (Approx. 4 miles). Turn Left (East) on 336th St. Take 336th St. to the Administrative Building, which will be on the Right. (Approx 1/2 block)

    From the SOUTH:
    Take US-1 North to Palm Drive (344th St.). Turn Right (East) on Palm Drive. Take Palm Drive to the Gate 18 South Entrance (Approx. 6 miles)

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