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Friday 10/13/2017
NASCAR Testing Coming to HMS

Jimmie Johnson test car
Joe Robbins/NASCAR

Updated: October 13, 2017 - 9:07 am
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Thursday 10/12/2017
Anthony Amoroso Wins Best South Junior Golfer

Homestead resident, ANTHONY AMOROSO who is a sophmore at Coral Reef High school, earned the annual title of best South Junior Golfer with an impressive score of 71 which is 1 under par, Oct 9 at the GMAC Golf Tournament hosted by Redland Golf and Country Club.  Anthony competed against many of the best junior golfers in south Florida.  Congratulations, ANTHONY!

Posted: October 12, 2017
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Thursday 10/05/2017
Students ... Start Your Engines!

   During the month of October, local students in grades K through 8 have a great opportunity to win big.  The South Dade News Leader and the Homestead-Miami Speedway have once again joined forces and are presenting their 5th Annual Art Contest.

Updated: October 05, 2017 - 10:25 pm
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Maintaining Momentum

Onto the Round of 12

Posted: October 05, 2017
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Friday 09/29/2017
Tee Up for Hurricane Relief

First Tee Kids and Instructors Clean Up Hurricane Debris from Redland Golf and Country Club.

Posted: September 29, 2017
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More than Racing - Activities at Ford Championship Weekend

   When Kyle Busch captured the checkered flag at the end of the ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this past Sunday, the countdown to Miami continued as there are now only seven races until the NASCAR circuit reaches Miami. And as we head into the third race of the Round of 16 this weekend at Dover International Speedway, it is just another reminder that Ford Championship weekend is right around the corner.

Posted: September 29, 2017
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Friday 09/22/2017
Bringing the Intensity - NASCAR playoffs move to New Hampshire this weekend

When it comes to sports, there are always competitive juices flowing between athletes. It doesn’t matter who is on the other side of the ball or leading the pack on the track, that person is an opponent, and the main goal is to beat them. And though athletes want to win no matter how big or small the circumstance is, the will to win certainly increases when the stakes are at their highest.

Posted: September 22, 2017
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Thursday 09/14/2017
A Community Full of Champions

This week in this space, I was hoping to focus on the commencement of the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Series playoffs, which begins this Sunday in Chicago.

Updated: September 14, 2017 - 10:05 pm
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Friday 09/01/2017
Kids Drive NASCAR - Youth Tickets for Ford Championship

   The youth movement in NASCAR has been on full display this year, as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ youngest stars have performed at a very high level and have even exceeded many expectations. It started off with 24-year-old Kyle Larson’s victory at Auto Club Speedway in March, and it has only escalated from there. Since Larson’s win, Austin Dillon (27) and Ryan Blaney (23) have also won races in the Monster Energy Series, collecting the first victories of their respective careers. Larson also picked up two triumphs at Michigan International Speedway in 2017. In addition, Chase Elliott, who is 21 years of age, has stayed in contention for a spot in the series’ postseason, as he currently sits in 14th place in the playoff standings.

Posted: September 01, 2017
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Friday 08/25/2017
On the Move - Who’s driving where in 2018

   Before the NASCAR season commenced at Daytona International Speedway in February, there were a number of racing teams that took on a different look in terms of personnel for 2017. From a driver perspective, there were many who found new homes with different racing teams, giving them an opportunity for a fresh start to their careers.

Posted: August 25, 2017
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Hogfish Recreational Season Remains Open in State Waters

   Hogfish recreational harvest will close in federal waters off Florida's Atlantic and southern Gulf coasts Aug. 24, but state waters will remain open. Commercial harvest will also close Aug. 24 in both state and federal waters south of Cape Sable and up the Atlantic coast. Several other management changes will go into effect the same date, including a new management boundary between the Keys/east Florida and Gulf stocks.

Posted: August 25, 2017
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Friday 08/18/2017
Palmer Trinity Baseball Player Selected for National Showcase

   The POWER SHOWCASE has announced that Catcher, Pitcher and Right Fielder, Ethan Pribramsky, Cutler Bay, FL, (Palmer Trinity School) has been named to the POWER SHOWCASE NATIONAL All-American Team.

Posted: August 18, 2017
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Homestead Boys Kick It

Ten Year Olds Attain the Rank of Black Belt

Updated: August 21, 2017 - 7:39 pm
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The Three Champions - Impact of winning a title

   We are officially less than 100 days away from Ford Championship Weekend, November 17-19, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At the track, we are continuing our preparation for what will be the 16th consecutive year that we host NASCAR’s championship races in each of its three national series – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series –and we are eager to show South Florida what we have in store.

Posted: August 18, 2017
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Thursday 08/17/2017
Lionfish: Lovely and Loathsome

   What a pity when something as pretty as a lionfish requires eradication to protect our precious marine life. Why?

Updated: August 21, 2017 - 9:19 am
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New Conservation Measures and Boundaries for Hogfish

A new management boundary and several conservation measures for hogfish will go into effect in state and federal waters starting Aug. 24. State changes were approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its November 2016 meeting.

Posted: August 17, 2017
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Friday 08/11/2017
Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season starts Aug. 6

The two-day sport season last week successfully wrapped up, and lobster lovers everywhere are now getting ready for the regular recreational and commercial season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2018. This economically important season generates more than $1 million through the sales of more than 200,000 spiny lobster permits annually.

Updated: August 11, 2017 - 12:25 pm
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Give Back at the Track

When it comes to giving back to the South Florida community, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to incorporate our resources. As a track, we are in a unique position because we have a 1.5-mile oval that has been the site of NASCAR’s championship races for the past 15 years as our greatest asset. So when we are creating new events or even improving on old ones, our first thought is how we can best utilize it.

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Inaugural Formula Miami Invitational

More than 40 students from three colleges compete in Formula SAE competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Friday 08/04/2017
From South Florida to NASCAR

Locals make motorsport journeys

Posted: August 04, 2017
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