Homestead-Miami Speedway 2010 news 2009-09-15

Again in 2010: NASCAR to Crown Champions at Homestead-Miami THE Championship Track: NASCAR Selects Homestead-Miami Speedway as Host Site for All Three Top Tier Championships Again in 2010 America's top spectator sport to conclude in South ...

Again in 2010: NASCAR to Crown Champions at Homestead-Miami

THE Championship Track: NASCAR Selects Homestead-Miami Speedway as Host Site for All Three Top Tier Championships Again in 2010

America's top spectator sport to conclude in South Florida for ninth consecutive year; Great seats still available for THIS fall's Nov.20-22 Ford Championship Weekend

MIAMI--NASCAR today announced that Homestead-Miami Speedway will again crown Champions in all three of its top national circuits in 2010: the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. Next year's Ford Championship Weekend will take place Nov.19-21, marking the ninth consecutive year that Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the Championships of America's No.1 spectator sport.

New for 2010 at Homestead-Miami Speedway: The Sunday, Nov.21 Sprint Cup Ford 400 Championship race will feature a 1 p.m. start time, preceded by Friday's Camping World Truck Series and Saturday's Nationwide Series. Homestead-Miami Speedway also has announced that ticket-holders for this fall's Ford Championship Weekend will receive priority seating for the 2010 Sprint Cup Championship. Great seats are available for this fall's Nov.20-22 Ford Championship Weekend; call (866) 409-RACE or visit THEChampionshipTrack.com for tickets and more information.

"A nine-year run as NASCAR's Championship Track shows we've got something special going, and that's looking like it will be more evident this year than any in recent history," said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Curtis Gray. "For the first time ever this fall, there's a South Florida local--Juan Pablo Montoya--driving for the Sprint Cup Championship. Toss in the sentiment of a 50-year-old Mark Martin leading the Chase-playoffs pack, as well as contenders Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson--who is seeking an unprecedented fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship--and Homestead-Miami Speedway is the place to be Nov.22."

Miami resident Montoya, a Colombian native, made NASCAR history this past weekend as the first non- American born driver ever to qualify for the Chase "playoffs." This weekend, the Sprint Cup's Top 12 drivers begin the 10-race Chase shootout, which culminates at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov.22.

"With eight of the 12 allotted playoff spots still undecided this past Saturday night during the final week of NASCAR's `regular season,' this year's Ford Championship Weekend shapes up to be as competitive as we've seen. What a stellar opportunity it is for Homestead-Miami to continue South Florida's amazing Championship sports legacy in hosting NASCAR's Championships Nov.20-22 and again in 2010."

It's motorsports history in 2009 as Homestead-Miami Speedway becomes the first venue ever to host all of North America's premier motorsports championships: the IndyCar, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car and Firestone Indy Lights Series during the NextEra Energy Resources SpeedJam Championships Oct.9-10; and NASCAR's Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series during Ford Championship Weekend Nov.20-22. Great seats for all six Championships are available now by calling (866) 409-RACE or visiting THEChampionshipTrack.com.

-credit: hms

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Jimmie Johnson , Carl Edwards