Homestead Miami Speedway (iRacing)
Host to the NASCAR season-finale, the 1.5-mile variable-banked Homestead-Miami oval has also been the site of IndyCar races and professional sports car races, the latter utilizing one of the facility’s two r-oval configurations. SCCA amateur races and CSS motorcycle races also take place on the road circuit.
With more than a thousand palm trees and a Caribbean color scheme, the facility projects a South Beach flavor that distinguishes Homestead-Miami from other major race tracks in America. It took a while to get the right combination for the racing surface. In its first iteration, the track had four separate low-banked corners, reminiscent of a mini Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That configuration failed to promote good racing, and unfortunately also provided bad crash angles. Widening the aprons failed to correct either of these problems.