ford 400 history
ford 400 history
Ford 400 tickets rank in the world of Motor Sports as highly as X-Games tickets reign in the world of Extreme Sports. Homestead Florida is the annual host to the last race in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup circuit. The grand culmination of the toil, sweat and dedication of an entire season lands at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Ford Championship Weekend. Although this track has only held NASCAR races since 1999, its history is growing yearly. Track renovations and mass expansions of seating have been completed to ensure optimum conditions for the finale of The Chase for the Nextel Cup.
Although fans come to see a great race, on November 19th you will see a lot of people counting during the event. This is because when the checkered flag drops at Homestead, the driver with the most points takes home the most coveted prize in all stock car racing, the Nextel Cup Championship. Keeping tracks of laps led and who is where in the field will be a constant process as the miles grind on. The 400-mile race itself is not one to be overlooked however. The one and a half-mile oval track which is HMS boasts twenty degree banking in the turns and qualifying speeds in the 180 miles per hour range. These conditions combine to make Ford 400 tickets one of the best entertainment dollar values in all of sports.
The past two years have seen Greg Biffle take the checkered flag at Homestead. These are the first back to back wins at the track since the first two years of the race’s inclusion in the NEXTEL Cup. Tony Stewart won the inaugural Pennzoil 400 presented by K-Mart in 1999 and returned the following year for more time in victory lane. The only driver to ever win the race from the pole position was Bill Elliot riding in his long time sponsored Dodge number nine car in the 2001 Pennzoil Freedom 400. Future races at HMS will ad more sparks of greatness to NASCAR’s record books.
Ford 400 tickets offer spectators a glimpse into the racing world at its most frenzied and peppered. The climax of a season of dreams rests on Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19th. For some the “so close yet so far” rule will dominate the day. Yet for one driver, one team, one family in NEXTEL Cup Racing the Ford 400 will be the accentuation on a season of triumph and achievement. Those that love the sport of NASCAR do not need this drama and ceremony to find enjoyment. But given the opportunity to witness the defining moments of a season of racing, not one would pass it by.