When the temperature starts to drop, your best bet is to head south, especially if you love motorsports! Rev up your engine and head to Miami for a weekend full of speed and action. The Ford EcoBoost Championship Weekend is sure to deliver a roaring time for any fan of NASCAR. The timing of this event is perfect for enjoying the moderate temperatures and sunny skies of Southern Florida. Before you head off for your weekend in the fast lane, be sure to read all of these tips to ensure a fantastic time.
Ford Ecoboost Championship Weekend Details
Homestead Miami Speedway has played host to an abundance of fast and furious races and this weekend will be no different. The Ford EcoBoost Championship Weekend is scheduled for November 15–17 at this venerable race track.
The fun kicks off on Friday the 15th with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship race, Ford EcoBoost 200. On Saturday the 16th, guests will be treated to the Ford EcoBoost 300 and the finale of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The weekend culminates on Sunday the 17th with the Ford EcoBoost 400 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. General admission and grandstand tickets are now on sale. You are not going to want to miss a minute of this riveting action!
Where To Rest After The Races
Any of the many vibrant and colorful Miami hotels will make an ideal home base for your NASCAR adventure. The Hyatt Regency Miami puts you right in the middle of the action with its convenient downtown location overlooking the Miami River. Guests will delight in the sweeping city skyline and Biscayne Bay views, the modern accommodations, the relaxing outdoor pool, and much more.
Or choose the Loews Miami Beach Hotel for its ocean views and eclectic vibe. The hotel recently underwent a $50 million renovation, and it shows. With a brand new pool deck, spa, fitness center, and award-winning on-site dining, it’s a fun upscale choice.
What To Do With Your Downtime
You can shop ‘til you drop in the Miami area with a myriad of retail destinations. The Mary Brickell Village features a unique mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment options for the discerning consumer. If bargain shopping is more your speed, be sure to check out the Dolphin Mall and its wide array of outlet retailers. Animal enthusiasts will appreciate the attractions at Parrot Jungle Island. More than 1,000 exotic birds and other animals call this South Florida urban oasis home. Visitors can get up close and personal with a host of critters in the many interactive exhibits and encounters.
Where To Fuel Up For The Big Race
Simply stroll down Calle Ocho in Little Havana and you will be met with an abundance of authentic Cuban restaurants waiting to welcome you in and treat you like family. Local favorites include Versailles, La Caretta, and Sanguich de Miami. You will not regret indulging yourself with the mojo-marinated pork loin, black beans and rice, and fried plantains. Be sure to leave room for a genuine Cuban espresso and a sweet guava pastry. In addition to Cuban cuisine, no trip to Miami is complete without a meal of fresh seafood. Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill features views of the Miami River and a bevy of dishes straight from the water. Dine on specialties such as oysters, ceviche, and other fresh seafood.