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Homestead Track Suffers Only Minor Damage From Hurricane Irma

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It appears that Homestead-Miami Speedway escaped the worst of Hurricane Irma, which struck South Florida yesterday before moving up the state, creating havoc and devastation as it went.

Homestead will host the season-ending race weekend for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series, and the shows will go on as scheduled, it appears.

Monday afternoon, Homestead communications director Neal Gulkis, issued the following news release:

“During the course of Hurricane Irma, Homestead-Miami Speedway sustained minor and cosmetic damage to non-essential parts of the speedway. None of this damage is expected to impact our ability to host Ford Championship Weekend, November 17-19.

 “We are working with city and county officials to fully assess the situation, as all of South Florida was affected by this event. We are ready to assist local officials in Miami-Dade County with any available resources to aid the community in the recovery efforts from the storm. 

 “We will have further updates as more information becomes available.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone throughout the state of Florida and elsewhere who have been impacted by this hurricane.”

Good news that the track wasn’t hurt worse, but the entire state of Florida will have to undergo a massive effort to clear the damages from Hurricane Irma.

Tom Jensen

Tom Jensen is a veteran motorsports journalist. He spent 13 years with FOXSports.com, where he was Digital Content Manager. Previously, he was executive editor of NASCAR Scene and managing editor of National Speed Sport News. Jensen served as the president of the National Motorsports Press Association and is the group’s former Writer of the Year.