Homestead-Miami Speedway To Host Special Veterans Day Tribute Tony Stewart Visits Goodwill Industries, U.S. Coast Guard in South Florida Appearance MIAMI, FL (October 10, 2001) - Homestead-Miami Speedway will host a special Veterans Day tribute...
Homestead-Miami Speedway To Host Special Veterans Day Tribute
Tony Stewart Visits Goodwill Industries, U.S. Coast Guard in South Florida Appearance
MIAMI, FL (October 10, 2001) - Homestead-Miami Speedway will host a special Veterans Day tribute during the NASCAR Winston Cup Weekend, November 9-11 at the Speedway. Throughout the weekend, members of every branch of the Armed Forces will be recognized for their military service to the United States of America.
"We're pleased to announce a special Veterans Day tribute during the NASCAR Winston Cup Weekend, November 9-11," said Curtis Gray, President of Homestead-Miami Speedway. "This is just one way that the world of motorsports can show its appreciation toward the United States Armed Forces. What better place for fans to salute the U.S. military than at the All-American sport of NASCAR."
In conjunction with the Veterans Days announcement, NASCAR Winston Cup driver Tony Stewart made visits to Goodwill Industries and the United States Coast Guard Air Station in Miami on Wednesday, October 10.
At Goodwill Industries, Stewart visited with many of the 700 workers who produce American flags and clothing for the United States Military. Stewart himself helped produce an authentic American flag that will be used as part of the Color Guard prior to the Winston Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 11.
Following the visit to Goodwill, Stewart toured the United States Coast Guard Air Station where he spoke to Coast Guard troops and later checked out the Coast Guard's HH-65A "Dolphin" Helicopter and a HU-25c "Night Stalker" Jet. Captain John B. Currier, the Commanding Officer at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, presented Stewart with a personalized Coast Guard flight suit.
"It was an honor to be able to reach out and touch some of the people that are truly helping our country," said Stewart, two-time winner of the Winston Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "It's great to see that Homestead-Miami Speedway is recognizing the United States military, and I look forward to being a part of the Veterans Day tribute in November."
Homestead-Miami Speedway will present military tributes and themes throughout the weekend, culminating with an extraordinary pre-race show prior to the running of the NASCAR Winston Cup Pennzoil 400 on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11. The Speedway grounds will be dressed up in red-white-and-blue motif.
Several NASCAR Winston Cup teams are expected to join in on the Veterans Day theme. Jasper Motorsports has already announced an innovative approach to honoring United States veterans for the Veterans Day weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Names of individual persons or businesses that make a $50 donation to the Department of Defense Pentagon Relief Fund will be placed on the deck lid of the #77 Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford Taurus driven by Robert Pressley at the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In addition to the financial contributions gathered by the $50 donations, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, based in Jasper, Indiana, will match dollar for dollar the first $20,000.
Homestead-Miami Speedway is a world-class motorsports facility and the home of the 2002 NASCAR Championship Weekend and the 20th Anniversary Grand Prix of Miami, as well as South Florida appearances of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Grand American Road Racing series.
Beyond its major events, Homestead-Miami Speedway is active over 200 days a year with other forms of racing, testing, track rentals, driving schools and community events.
For more information about the Veterans Day tribute or to order tickets, call (305) 230-RACE or log on to homesteadmiamispeedway.com.