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No matter what journey you take in life, it is inevitable that you will come across various roadblocks and obstacles. Whether it is things that pop up at work or at home, there is always a way to push through and make it to the other side of whatever stands in your way.

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When Martin Truex Jr. pulled his No. 19 car into Victory Circle following the rain-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover last Monday, it was the third time he had done that in 27 career races at the Monster Mile.  For the 2017 MENCS champion who claimed the Ford EcoBoost 400…

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After having Sunday off for the holidays a few weeks ago, NASCAR returned to action this past week at Talladega Superspeedway. The race was well worth the extra wait as the GEICO 500 delivered some of the most exciting racing this year.

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When you think of a prototypical athlete, most people immediately think of stick and ball sports such as football, basketball or baseball. Your mind sculpts an image of a tall, muscular individual who can accomplish almost any feat on the field of play – someone like Bo Jackson or LeBron Jam…

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Every once in a while an athlete comes along and alters a franchise or even an entire sport. These athletes are few and far between. They put up Hall of Fame worthy statistics, achieve feats that are rarely seen and propel their team into the playoffs year after year. Perhaps equally special…

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If you watch any sport long enough, it’s inevitable that you will witness unthinkable moments and see upsets that are historic in nature. As we reach the pinnacle of the NCAA basketball tournament, March Madness is a time where we are more prone to see underdogs come out on top.

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In many ways, science and sports have always gone hand-in-hand. In traditional stick and ball sports, the practice of sports medicine and the understanding of the anatomy of an athlete’s body have helped athletes improve over time while allowing fans to comprehend sports in a different way.

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As we continue through the month of March, I encourage you all to take some time out of your day and thank all of the women in your lives. For those of you who don’t know, March marks Women’s History Month on the calendar here in the United States. What originally began as a week-long honor …

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In most sports, teams and athletes take part in preseason practices and games to get ready for the upcoming season. The preseason offers athletes a chance to fine-tune their skills and get into shape by the time the regular season rolls around. Essentially, preseason is used as a way to eval…

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Last week in this space we looked ahead to commencement of the 2019 NASCAR season at Daytona International Speedway. Now, “Speedweeks,” which is comprised of many racing events at Daytona during the two weeks leading up to the start of the season, has come and gone with Sunday’s running of t…

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We’ve turned the final corner of the NASCAR offseason and are finally ready to commence the 2019 campaign. The last two weeks have given us a taste of what’s to come this year as we got to see qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash last Sunday, and then the Gander RV Duels last night.

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In every sport, there are milestones and accomplishments that define a player, coach, owner or team. In football – from a team standpoint – it’s the Lombardi Trophy, which we just saw earned by the New England Patriots last Sunday as they won the Super Bowl for an astounding sixth time.

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When it comes to being a member of the South Florida community, we are always looking for ways to use our facility here at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Aside from Ford Championship Weekend, where we’ve crowned NASCAR’s champions in all three national series for each of the last 17 years, we’re …

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We’re less than a month away from the 2019 NASCAR season which kicks off with the 61st running of the Daytona 500. “The Great American Race” is not just one of the biggest spectacles in auto racing, but in all of sports as well. The Daytona 500 marks the beginning of a new NASCAR season, but…

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When most people think of Homestead-Miami Speedway, the first thing that comes to mind is the fact that we’ve been the host of NASCAR’s championships in all three national series since 2002. Since Ford Championship Weekend is our signature event, the Speedway is known mostly for its 1.5-mile…

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Last week in this space I detailed the plethora of drivers changing teams this year and how it could affect their upcoming season. At the end of that column I mentioned that Stewart-Haas Racing hadn’t yet announced who would replace Kurt Busch in the No. 41 car.

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First off, I hope everyone had a great holiday this week and was able to spend some quality and fun times with friends and family.

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As we celebrate Christmas this week and prepare to ring in the New Year, I wanted to take the time to wish everybody a happy holiday. I hope everyone is able to use this week to spend quality and fun time with friends and family.

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We’re only ten weeks away from the 61st running of the Daytona 500, but before we look ahead to the 2019 NASCAR season, I’d like to use this space over the next several weeks to review some of the most intriguing storylines that came out of the 2018 season – a year which culminated with Joey…

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When you think of diverse populations in the United States, South Florida is one of the first areas that comes to mind. The region has long been a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. This is evident in many aspects of South Florida, including Homestead-Miami Speedway, where we…

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Two weeks ago we enjoyed one of the most successful weekends in our history of racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. During NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend, we celebrated many great achievements both on and off the track that were representative of the hard work that our entire staff puts i…

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Ford Championship Weekend is finally here. Since the start of the 2018 NASCAR season, we’ve been listening to drivers and their crews talk about how their goal is to win a championship right here at Homestead-Miami Speedway. For the Championship 4 contenders in each of NASCAR’s three nationa…

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Ford Championship Weekend is just one week away and as we get closer and closer to NASCAR’s biggest weekend of the year, it feels like just yesterday that the season was getting started. Since the season kicked off with the Daytona 500 back in February, so much has changed over the last nine…

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The schedule says Ford Championship Weekend is still two weeks away. Reality says it began last weekend at Martinsville. If you weren’t sure of that, you were reminded immediately after Joey crossed the finish line following a heated battle with defending champion Martin Truex Jr., when the …

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The drama and intensity of the second cutoff race came and went last week in Kansas. It was somewhat emblematic of the cutoff race in the Round 16 at Charlotte’s Roval course, when leaders Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson spun each other out just moments before each was poised to cross th…

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During the 2018 NASCAR

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In sports, two of the biggest key factors to be successful are momentum and consistency. Particularly in sports with lengthy seasons such as baseball, where teams play 162 games, staying consistent all year can go a long way. A team who is steady throughout the regular season has a significa…

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This past weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, NASCAR passed another landmark on the 2018 schedule, inching one step closer to Ford Championship Weekend here at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the final race of the Round of 16. Following the race on Sunday afternoon, four playoff drivers will be eliminated from title contention.

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It’s finally that time of the year again. The road to Homestead-Miami Speedway gets underway this weekend as the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs commence this Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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It feels like just yesterday that the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season got underway with Austin Dillon winning the Daytona 500 and becoming the first driver to secure his spot in this season’s playoffs. Now, nearly seven months later, the series heads to Indianapolis Moto…

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After having last weekend off, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) is heading to Darlington Raceway for a Sunday evening race as the

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As Ford Championship Weekend rapidly approaches, we are continuing our hard work here at Homestead-Miami Speedway. We strive to put on a magnificent and breath-taking show on behalf of South Florida come race time, but just as we prepare for the nearing weekend of festivities and excitement,…

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Of the countless drivers in NASCAR history, there are a few from South Florida who have gone on to compete in one of NASCAR’s three national series – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The most famous amongst the group is 1983 Cup S…

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Most athletes have a moment in their career that leads to a breakthrough or signals that they have arrived at the sport’s highest level. For many, such as Dan Marino – who in 1983 for the Dolphins had one of the best NFL rookie seasons ever— this moment comes early in their career and often …

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A few weeks ago, I discussed the father-son relationships we see among NASCAR’s drivers and the impact that those relationships have on our sport. In that column, I explored how a parent’s passion can be at the forefront of their relationship with a child. I highlighted a number of instances…

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First off, I hope everyone had a great holiday this week and was able to spend some quality and fun times with friends and family.

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Once every four years, the greatest soccer players on earth step onto the stage of the World Cup to compete for the rights to be called the world’s best. Over the last two weeks, 32 countries have been represented in Russia as their teams attempt to bring home the FIFA World Cup Trophy. As w…

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Brett Moffitt and Justin Allgaier each took home a checkered flag last weekend

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NASCAR is a family tradition for those who race and those who love the sport

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Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Mike Alexander retires from a job and a sport he loves.

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NASCAR announce class of 2019 - Davey Allison, Alan Kulwicki, Jeff Gordon,

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Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race is Saturday at Charlotte

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Let’s all thank our Mom’s this weekend 

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Get your tickets for the NASCAR Championship Weekend

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It seems like just yesterday we were getting ready to head up to Daytona for the DAYTONA 500 and the opening of the 2018 season.

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At Homestead-Miami Speedway we often talk about the impact that hosting the championship races at our track have, not just here in the local community, but in all of South Florida.

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Come on out and enjoy the thrill of racing up close and right in your backyard