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Friday 12/14/2018
The Dominance of Stewart-Haas Racing

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 Logano being crowned the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. This week, I’ll be discussing the dominance of Stewart-Haas Racing as a team.

Posted: December 14, 2018
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Thursday 12/13/2018
Sending the Blues Away

“Doomed to extinction,” “irreversible decline,” “extinction is forever.”

Posted: December 13, 2018
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Friday 12/07/2018
Homestead Misses Key Players in Loss to Palmetto

Homestead head coach Connie Moore knew his Broncos had a tough challenge ahead in facing Palmetto even if they were at full strength.

Posted: December 07, 2018
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Drive for Diversity

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 attract fans from all 50 states and more than a dozen countries for Ford Championship Weekend each year.

Posted: December 07, 2018
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Saturday 12/01/2018
Look out, slow down for Florida’s migrating manatees

Look out and slow down for manatees in November to help them as they begin migrating to warmer waters.

Posted: December 01, 2018
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Friday 11/30/2018
Parrish, Explorers Run By Bucs

Nate Hudson knew his team had a tough challenge in facing unbeaten Columbus.

Updated: December 03, 2018 - 10:55 am
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Thursday 11/29/2018
Speedway Spends ‘Giving Tuesday’ at Homestead Hospital

Homestead-Miami Speedway celebrated the gift of giving this holiday season as the championship track delivered teddy bears and hats to patients in the emergency room and pediatrics wing of Homestead Hospital.

Posted: November 29, 2018
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South Florida Shines at Championship Weekend

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 in all year to make Ford Championship Weekend such a tremendous event.

Posted: November 29, 2018
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Thursday 11/22/2018
NASCAR’s Morgan Shepherd is racing to the finish

Morgan Shepherd gives the term, “Racing to the Finish” a new meaning. The 77-year-old hailing from Ferguson, North Carolina, has been a race car driver since 1967. This past weekend Shepherd was the oldest driver to attempt to qualify for the Ford EcoBoost 300 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Posted: November 22, 2018
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Feeling Just a Little Bit Like a NASCAR Driver

This whole week has been an experience with so many wonderful events that make Race Week in Homestead, Florida something special.

Posted: November 22, 2018
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Friday 11/16/2018
Championship Weekend by Matt Becherer, president, Homestead-Miami Speedway

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 national series – Monster Energy Series, XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series – that goal dream remains alive.

Posted: November 16, 2018
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Zoo Miami Coatimundi picks Kyle Busch to win Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Championship

Homestead-Miami Speedway is in championship form and all eyes are set on South Florida as the track hosts Ford Championship Weekend, November 16-18. As everyone speculates on who will win the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, an animal at Zoo Miami made its own prediction today.

Updated: November 16, 2018 - 8:59 am
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Hunter Hayes to perform before Ford Ecoboost 400 Championship Race

Sunday, Nov. 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Updated: November 19, 2018 - 8:56 am
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Thursday 11/15/2018
South Dade, Southridge set for Primetime Showdown

Before the season began players and coaches from South Dade and Southridge believed their goal of reaching the state championship game in Orlando was expected to take a win over their rival school in the playoffs.

Posted: November 15, 2018
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Ladson Earns All-American Jersey

South Dade senior wide receiver Frank Ladson received his honorary

Posted: November 15, 2018
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Friday 11/09/2018
South Dade Bounces Back Ahead of Playoffs

South Dade won its first seven games, but after dropping two straight by a total of five points the Buccaneers were in need of a victory.

Posted: November 09, 2018
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Thursday 11/08/2018
Notes for the NASCAR Championship

Playoff Leaderboard Shuffled Up

Posted: November 08, 2018
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Thursday 11/01/2018
Coral Reef Looses in Final Seconds to Braddock

When Daniel Henderson made a go-ahead 34-yard field goal with 1:16 left, the Coral Reef Barracudas were in a good position to win the game.

Posted: November 01, 2018
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Stare Down

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 first words Logano uttered were, “Miami, baby.”

Posted: November 01, 2018
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Homestead Suffers Disappointing Loss, Playoff Hopes

Homestead has been inside the top eight for the 8A playoff race throughout the season, but their postseason hopes took a big hit in the second-to-last game.

Posted: November 01, 2018
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