The Fast and the Injurious

Finally, there’s a place to wear your new Budweiser T-shirt now that the KISS Country Chili Cookoff is over. Come Saturday, the NASCAR-owned Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Grand Prix of Miami, will zip into the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Now, if that’s not news that makes you want to jump up, spit out your chew, shoot a squirrel, and start hollering, we don’t know what is. What if we told you that Dempsey Racing — fronted by Grey’s Anatomy hunk Patrick Dempsey — will race in the GT class and will face a stiff, two-hour-and-45-minute battle between man and machine on a demanding two-and-three-tenths-mile oval? Or that this will occur as Daytona Prototypes race for position as the two classes compete on the track simultaneously? Still not hyped yet? Consider that tickets cost $25, which gets you exclusive paddock access. That means you can walk Pit Road, take pictures of the drivers and their cars minutes before starting-command, and gawk at the races from the grandstands on the front stretch or any of the infield bleachers along the road course. The track opens at 8 a.m., and the race starts at noon.
Sat., March 5, noon, 2011
KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Elyse Wanshel
Contact: Elyse Wanshel

Latest Stories