You don’t have to be a NASCAR fan to thoroughly enjoy the NASCAR Championship Drive festival on Thursday, Nov. 15. You could just be a Daughtry fan, because this smokin' hot, multi-platinum artist will be performing live, with the ocean as his backdrop. Musical guest Frankie J. will also be there.
Now in its third year, this outdoor fan festival dubbed the World's Fastest Fan Fest, along with the Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert featuring Daughtry, takes place on Miami Beach. It all begins mid-day when about 40 race haulers from the top NASCAR teams make their way from downtown Miami, across the MacArthur Causeway and onto Ocean Drive before ending at Lummus Park. The hauler parade begins at 3:30 p.m.; the concert at 7 p.m.
This one-day festival is NASCAR’s way of saying thank you to its fans, so it’s free. It also officially kick offs Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. For race tickets, visit HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.
In addition to great music, there will be plenty of food and beachside fun for everyone. Local radio star DJ Laz will be your host.
For more info about any of these events, visit NASCARChampionshipDrive.com. If you need tips or ideas on places to stay in Homestead or where else to go while you're here, ask me. I live right down the street so I can steer you right.