Friday, October 20, 2023

CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Playoffs Heads to South Florida for Penultimate Race

CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Playoffs Heads to South Florida for Penultimate Race

Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 at Noon Saturday


After two weeks to regroup and go over strategy, the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series competitors are headed to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Baptist Health Cancer Care 200, the Playoffs’ Round of 8 finale (Saturday, October 21 at 12 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM Radio) to decide who will make the Championship 4 Round and race for the title in Phoenix.


Homestead-Miami Speedway was built as a key part of plans to help the city of Homestead rebound after devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew. Groundbreaking began August 24, 1993, exactly one year after the hurricane. The track soon opened in November of 1995. This 650-acre facility is active more than 280 days per year and features both a 1.5-mile oval and a 2.21-mile road course.


The 1.5-mile oval has hosted 26 CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races since its inaugural CRAFTSMAN Truck Series event on March 17, 1996 – a race won by Dave Rezendes piloting the No. 7 Geoffrey Bodine Motorsports Ford. Notably, there have been 23 different race winners. Kyle Busc leads the series with three wins at the track, while Playoff driver Ty Majeski is the most recent winner (2022).


The 2023 season marks the second time the speedway has hosted the Round of 8 finale in the Playoffs (2022 and 2023). The track was home to the championship race in the Playoffs from 2016-2019 before landing a spot on the regular season schedule for 2020-2021 season.


Only one race during the Round of 8 finale has been won by a non-Playoff driver – Daniel Suárez at Phoenix in 2016.


  • Next Race: Baptist Health Cancer Care 200
  • The Place: Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • The Date: Saturday, October 21
  • The Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • The Purse: $689,963
  • TV: FS1, 11 a.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR (Channel 90)
  • Distance: 201 miles (134 Laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 134)


source: NASCAR Media

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