Homestead-Miami Speedway sustains only minor damage from Hurricane Irma (video)

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Homestead-Miami Speedway suffered only minor damage from Hurricane Irma and that damage is not expected to impact the track’s ability to host the season-ending NASCAR weekend Nov. 17-19, according to a statement from track officials.

“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.”

Daytona International Speedway also issued a statement Monday.

“Daytona International Speedway has experienced moderate damage from Hurricane Irma. The damage to the facility was cosmetic and will not have an impact on the event calendar. Daytona International Speedway Ticket Office and Tours will remain closed on Tuesday for facility cleanup.

“Hurricane Irma has left a significant impact on the community and Daytona International Speedway is working with local, regional and state officials to assist on recovery efforts. Daytona International Speedway is once again serving as a staging site for Florida Power & Light crews who are working on restoring power in the area. Our thoughts continue to be with everyone who has been impacted by this powerful weather system.”

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