DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 26, 2001) - This weekend's Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Nextel 250 is expected to be the largest sports car race to ever run at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thirty-seven cars have officially entered into ...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 26, 2001) - This weekend's Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Nextel 250 is expected to be the largest sports car race to ever run at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thirty-seven cars have officially entered into Saturday's Nextel 250, with Rolex Sports Car Series officials feeling confident that the number will increase even more by the weekend. The number of entries is already higher than last year's Nextel 250, which saw only 32 cars qualify for the race.
Grand-Am Cup has also seen a large number of entries into its Friday-afternoon race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with the entry list increasing by nearly 20 cars from last year's Motorola Cup race. This is the first season of Grand-Am Cup, which revitalized the street stock championship after the cancellation of the Motorola Cup Series.
With the record number of entries pouring in for this weekend, officials anticipate it being Homestead's largest-ever sports car event. The Nextel 250 will roll into South Florida on late Wednesday and kick-off Thursday with practice sessions. Racing will begin on Friday with the Grand-Am Cup three-hour race at 2:30 p.m. The Rolex Series Nextel 250 will hold qualifying on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and will run Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets are still on sale for both Friday and Saturday's races and qualifying sessions. They may be purchased online at www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 305-230-RACE (7223). The Rolex Series Nextel 250 will also air live on Speedvision at 2 p.m. on Saturday.