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Getting to Homestead Miami Speedway 2013

Unfortunately there is one way in and one way out: The Florida Turnpike.  So fans, get there early and hang out afterwards tailgating.

There website will not allow copy and paste any longer.  It is color coded INBOUND MAP     NO OUTBOUND MAP!!!

From the North:
Take the Florida Turnpike to exit 6, turn Right onto Ramp (SW 137th Ave / Speedway Blvd) go left onto SW 137th Ave (Speedway Blvd).   Keep straight onto (SW) 137th Ave (SE 43rd Ave)

From Miami:
Go West onto US-1 [S Dixie Hwy]. Go RIGHT onto SR-878 [Snapper Creek Expy] (SR-878 / SR-874 / Florida's Turnpike South). Go left onto SR-874 [Don Shula Expy] (SR-874) (Toll road). Stay on SR-874 [Don Shula Expy] (South-West) (Toll road).  Merge onto SR-821 [Florida's Tpke] Follow the rest of the above directions.


General Parking

Parking on Homestead-Miami Speedway property is free of charge. Overnight parking/camping is not permitted. Overnight or improperly parked vehicles are subject to being towed. 6:00 AM Parking Lots OPEN

Homestead Miami Speedway 2013 Championship Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 15
10:00am Gates Open NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice
11:00am NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Final Practice
1:30pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
3:10pm NASCAR Nationwide Series Final Practice
3:30pm Chelsea Bain Performance
4:30pm NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying
6:00pm Different Faces Band Performance
6:10pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
7:30pm NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Introductions
8:00pm NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 Race

Saturday, November 16
11:30am Gates Open Coke Zero Fan Zone Opens
12:00pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
1:05pm NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
3:00pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice
4:00pm NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Introductions
4:30pm NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300

Sunday, November 17
10:00am Gates Open Coke Zero Fan Zone Opens Ford Classic Car Show Pits Open
2:20pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Introductions
3:00pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400

2013 Tickets & Ticket Packages

55.00 - 150.00  click here

3-DAY PACKAGE $90.00 - $195.00
3-DAY RESERVED AND GA TICKET PACKAGE $90.00 - $155.00
2-DAY PACKAGE $80.00 - $165.00
2-DAY RESERVED AND GA TICKET PACKAGE $75.00 - $140.00
3-DAY SPEEDWAY CLUB PACKAGE$399.00 - $350.00

Family Four Pack  PRICE: $99
Race Day with Montoya $142.00

Pit Passes 2013

$50.00  Pre Race Track Pass
The Pre-Race Pit Pass is open on Saturday for fans to watch NASCAR Nationwide Qualifying from the pits!

The Pre-Race Pit Pass is in effect on Saturday from 11:00am - 12:30pm and on Sunday morning from 10:00am - 1:30pm, prior to the start of the races. One Pre-Race Pit Pass grants access to the pits on both Saturday and Sunday during the specified times.  An admission ticket is required to enter the admission gates on each day.  Passes for this area sell out early so add this priceless experience to your championship tickets today!  To Order: Call 866-409-RACE

Hospitalitiy 2013

COKE ZERO FAN ZONE - Q&A Sessions with the Coca-Cola Racing Family of Drivers
Ford 400 - Sunday, $80.00

THE SPEEDWAY CLUB FORD CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND PRICE- $350

WHAT TO DO 

DRIVERS APPEARANCES
Driver's Appearances usually start posting the week of the race
www.kurtbusch.com
www.fordracing.com/
www.roushracing.com
www.jayski.com
www.driversappearances.com
www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com

Reed Sorenson tries to visit his souvenir trailer at the race track each weekend to sign autographs.  Be sure to stop by the Target trailer and check for times.

Saturday November 16, 2012 – Florida
12:30pm Travis Pastrana Q&A Session www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com

Sundayday, November 17
11:15am Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Appearancewww.homesteadmiamispeedway.com

11:30am Race Day with Montoya Aric Almirola Coke Zero Fan Zone Appearance
www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com

12:00pm Kurt Busch Pit Box Appearance www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com

1:00pm Nelson Piquet Jr. Coke Zero Fan Zone Appearance Chelsea Bain Performance
www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com

1:30pm Nelson Piquet Jr. Champions Club Appearance www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com

TO SEE OTHER APPEARANCES AROUND THE AREA (LOTS LISTED) CLICK HERE




ENTERTAINMENT 2013

Friday, November 15 
1:00pm No Restrictions Performance

Saturday, November 16
3:30pm Chelsea Bain Performance
6:00pm Different Faces Band Performance

Sunday, November 17
11:00am ASA Big Air Triples Finals

  Charity Events

CHAMPIONSHIP TASTE Thursday, November 14 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

At The Chalet Village at Homestead-Miami Speedway (1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead, FL 33035) MORE


OTHER IMPORTANT SPEEDWAY INFORMATION

The grandstands are all on the front stretch with the sun beating on them all day.  PLEASE remember the sunscreen and a hat!

WHAT IS ALLOWED INTO GRANDSTANDS
One (1) soft-sided bag/cooler per person, no larger than 6”x 6”x 12” inches. 
This rule will be strictly enforced!

One (1) clear plastic souvenir bag per person, no larger than 18” x 18” x 4” inches.
(Not allowed to contain ice.  Please keep ice in cooler.)
         
Cameras and video cameras are allowed on race days.

NO strollers, chairs, wagons, bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, pets (unless legally registered aid pets), umbrellas, large back-packs, large bags and/or large camera bags will be allowed through the admission gates. (Bags must be smaller than 6” x 6” x 12”).

NO ice, other than ice contained in a soft-sided cooler, will be allowed through the admission gates. NO glass containers/bottles of any kind are allowed.stead

Will Call

Will Call is located at the Main Ticket Office on the third floor of the Administration Building, and is open Monday thru Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

During the week of the race, Will Call is located in the Ticket Building on Speedway Boulevard, across from Gate 3 and will open 1 hour prior to the gate openings. Please be advised that Homestead-Miami Speedway does not accept third party Will Call. Tickets cannot be released to a party other than those that are set up in advance.
  
PHOTO IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. There are no cancellations or refunds for
unclaimed tickets at Will Call. Will Call closes at the conclusion of on-track activities.

Lost and Found

Lost children or parents, and lost personal items (keys, wallets, glasses, etc.) may be taken to or claimed from:
• The Police Command Post inside of Gate 3 to the east;
• The Information Desk inside the Administrative Building; or
• The infield meeting room.
Lost children will be escorted to one of the above areas.

Pay Telephones

Public telephones have been placed in each of the following locations:
• Outside the Administrative Building – First Floor
• Paddock Area

Temporary pay phones are located throughout the facility during

Trams

Parking Lot 1 and parking Lot L next to information booth.
Inside gate 17 at the begining of lake 3 and at the end of lake 3
Outside of Gate 30
The middle of the infield behind lake 2 in the dead middle.

Guests with Disabilities

Handicapped Parking: ADA parking is available on a first come, first serve basis in Lots A, E, and the Blue Lot. A disabled license plate or windshield permit must be displayed to access handicapped parking areas

Disability Assistance Carts: Homestead-Miami Speedway has a fleet of specially designed golf carts to aid disabled guests who may require assistance.  Disability assistance carts may be requested through the Speedway’s Information Centers, or by contacting a radio equipped Speedway employee.
       
Please be advised that delays may occur during peak times - immediately before and after the race.  Disabled guest transports will occur in the order of the guests’ arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Should a disabled guest need transportation from a location other than one of those
listed above, a family member or companion is welcome to go to one of these
locations and a cart will be dispatched to pick up the disabled Guest.
 
Restrooms: All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Elevators:  Access to the upper grandstands wheelchair seating on row 49 is available via the Speedway Club Seating elevator located behind Section 215.  Access is restricted to the disabled guests and one companion.

Admission and Access: Tickets can be purchased in advance or on race day (based on availability) at the Ticket Office. One companion may accompany each disabled guest. Companions will be seated with their guests on the wheelchair platforms.

Service Animals:  Guests with service animals are welcome, but must keep their animals on a leash and harnessed at all times.  They must also bring their own waste disposal bags for the animals.

Guests with service animals may request wheelchair seating to better accommodate
the service animal’s space needs.

Wheelchairs: Disabled guests may bring their own wheelchairs for personal use while visiting the Homestead area and the Speedway.

Guests in need of renting a wheelchair may contact the Homestead Chamber at (305) 247-2332 for business referrals.

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Greater Miami has one of the world's finest artificial reef programs, rated as one of the 20 best dive sites in Florida by Scuba Dive magazine. For divers and snorkelers who prefer their reefs natural, Greater Miami's Biscayne National Park (9700 S.W. 328 Street, Homestead, FL (305) 230-7275) is the place to go. The only living tropical reef within the continental U.S., the park sprawls over 180,000 acres and is a diver's dream come true.

Want to swim with the dolphins?  Visit Miami Seaquarium 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL (305) 361-5705. Home of Lolita, the Killer Whale, and TV superstar Flipper, this sea world is located on 38 acres and offers great shows and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy including an up-close encounter with dolphins.

Take the time to visit Wings Over Miami Museum, an aviation museum and educational center that is filled with unique and classic military and aviation aircraft and flying war birds. Military memorabilia and aircraft from World War II to the present time are displayed.

At Miccosukee Indian Village & Airboat Tours discover a culture centuries old where you can see craft demonstrations, alligator wrestling, and a museum. Guided tours take you through the past, present, and future of the Miccosukee tribe and a thrilling airboat ride is available

Since you are almost there, you have to drive down US 1 and go thru the Florida Keys. Key West is the last Key and if you go that far you have to go to Mallory Square in the afternoon.  There are vendors, musicians, entertainers and a great show when the sun sets.  

Other attractions:
Everglades Alligator Farm (40351 S.W. 192 Avenue, Homestead, FL (305) 247-2628), Everglades National Park (40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL (305) 242-7710) and the Fairchild Tropical Garden (10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami FL (305) 667-1651).  The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Mile Marker 102.5, Key Largo, FL (305) 451-1202) and the Redland Tropical Gardens are must do for the nature lovers.

Historical Museum of Southern Florida 101 West Flagler St, Miami, FL (305) 251-0400
Miami MetroZoo 12400 S.W. 152 Street, Miami, FL (305) 251-0400
Parrot Jungle Island 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL (305) 372-3822
Redland Tropical Gardens Cauley Square, Homestead, FL (305) 258-5545
Theatre of the Sea Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, FL (305) 664-2431





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