Homestead-Miami Speedway news 2010-01-29

Miami TWICE: Danica to Double Down at Homestead-Miami in 2010; IndyCar star will add NASCAR's Ford Championship Weekend (Nov.20) to her limited slate alongside the IndyCar Championship (Oct.2) at THE Championship Track MIAMI--Danica...

Miami TWICE: Danica to Double Down at Homestead-Miami in 2010; IndyCar star will add NASCAR's Ford Championship Weekend (Nov.20) to her limited slate alongside the IndyCar Championship (Oct.2) at THE Championship Track

MIAMI--Danica Patrick--who announced in December that she will drive a limited NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in 2010 for JR Motorsports--has made it official: She will double-dip at Homestead-Miami Speedway this fall, racing in both the IZOD IndyCar Championship on Oct.2 and during NASCAR's Ford Championship Weekend on Nov.20 at THE Championship Track.

"I'm thrilled to announce our 2010 Nationwide Series schedule," said Patrick. "Like I've said before, we just want to be smart and calculative about this process. The tracks we've selected not only complement the IndyCar schedule but will give me quality seat time at a variety of facilities."

Nowhere will she get more seat time in 2010 than in South Florida at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

"Danica's decision to race at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend adds even more drama and sizzle to what already was the ultimate destination for NASCAR fans," said track president Matt Becherer. "It's also quite the credit to the South Florida community that both of North America's premier racing series choose to crown and celebrate their Champions at Homestead- Miami Speedway: Danica racing IndyCar in October, Danica racing NASCAR in November--it's going to be a heck of a fall at THE Championship Track."

Ticket information for both the IndyCar and NASCAR 2010 Championship finales at Homestead- Miami Speedway will be announced soon. Fans interested in the best available seats are encouraged to stay tuned to THEChampionshipTrack.com.

One of the most marketable and popular drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Patrick announced in December that in addition to her Andretti Autosport IndyCar ride she had joined forces with a team co-owned by NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Patrick will make her stock-car racing debut in next week's ARCA Series race at Daytona International Speedway and has left open the option to run the Nationwide race Feb.13 at Daytona in the No.7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet.

It will be double the Danica at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2010. For tickets to see her race in both the IndyCar and NASCAR Championship finales, stay tuned to THEChampionshipTrack.com or call toll free (866) 409-RACE.

Doing It Again in 2010: Homestead-Miami Speedway made motorsports history in 2009 as the only venue ever to host all of North America's premier motorsports Championships. It's more of the same this fall as THE Championship Track will be the site for both the IndyCar (Oct.1-2) and NASCAR (Nov.19-21) Championship finales. Homestead-Miami Speedway also will host the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series "Grand Prix of Miami" on March 6. For ticket information on all of these events, call (866) 409-RACE or visit THEChampionshipTrack.com.

-source: hms

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