HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 28: Cars race as the sun sets during the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on February 28, 2021 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) | fake images
In anticipation of Homestead-Miami Speedway’s return to the NASCAR Playoffs, and the on-track debut of NASCAR’s dynamic ‘Next Gen’ car, fans will get a ‘FREE’ first look at the machines that have delivered a historic year of incredible competition in the NASCAR Cup Series during a test session on Tuesday, September 20.
NASCAR’s most competitive 1.5-mile venue will be open in select frontstretch grandstands to fans from 12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on the first day of a two-day session (Sept. ). The best teams in the sport will prepare for the Dixie Vodka 400, the second race in the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs on Sunday, October 23. For the first time on the South Florida track, the test will showcase the sleek new Next Gen Car focused on design and competition that has produced a record 17 winners in the first 27 races in 2022.
Both parking and admission will be FREE for the exam on Tuesday, September 20. While the grandstand doors open at 12:00 pm, the parking lots open at 11:30 am (Address: One Ralph Sanchez, Speedway Blvd, Homestead, FL 33035). Guests can pre-register to save time at the gates by logging in at www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com/test. The practice session on Wednesday, September 21 will be closed to the public.
“We can’t wait for fans to get to see ‘next generation’ cars in person at our historic race track, as well as check out some of the amazing amenities we have at our place,” said Homestead President -Miami Speedway, Al. Garcia. “The test session is just a preview of the action-packed race weekend we’ll host in October with three incredible races, all leading up to Homestead-Miami Speedway’s return to the NASCAR Playoffs.”
The one-of-a-kind, double-decker Container Bar, located on the main straight near turn one, will be the only restroom open during the test for fans to enjoy. The trackside hot spot features colorful displays created by local artists, reflecting the vibrancy of the Speedway’s own latest rebranding. With all new signage and bright color schemes throughout, the Next Gen test will be the first in-person look at the recently remodeled facility, which opened in 1995.
The Container Bar provides a glimpse of just one of the many unique activations that will be on full display during NASCAR Triple Playoffs weekend October 22-23, which also includes the infield Larry’s Hard Lemonade Beach Bash (which fans can watch from the stands during the test).
The Next Gen car, which made its points debut at the season-opening DAYTONA 500, has provided a record year for the sport with victors, but has also produced the most green flag passes for the first 27 races of a season. . NASCAR’s premier series has also seen five “first-time” winners in 2022. The new car was designed to incorporate bodywork elements that better replicate the appearance of a street car, emphasizing the foundations of early racing. Its technological advances have enabled teams to maximize engine performance and intensify the competitive aspect of racing.
Fans can get a taste of the full-blown competitive nature of the Next Gen car at the upcoming weekend of racing at the Dixie Vodka 400, which is scheduled for a green-flag start at 2:30 p.m. ET. Saturday (Oct. 22) kicks off with a doubleheader featuring the Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 (1:00 p.m. ET), the “last chance” race in the round of 16 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, followed by the Contender Boats 300 at 4:30 pm ET for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Round of 16.
For more information on the upcoming Next Gen test session and race weekend, including 3-race ticket packages, camping and hospitality, visit homesteadmiamispeedway.com or call (866) 409-RACE (7223).
Fans can stay informed with the latest happenings at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as the new NASCAR Tracks app for the latest track news.
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