More Exciting News as Miami Dolphins Open to Hosting a NASCAR Race Amidst 2022 Miami GP F1 Race

Published 10/03/2021, 2:30 AM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) looks for an open receiver during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, it was announced that Formula One would head to Miami in 2022 at a brand new venue. Now, there are new and ambitious plans to add some NASCAR and IndyCar action to the circuit. Of course, all of this depends on how their respective schedules play out.

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Next year, the F1 Miami Grand Prix will kick off on May 8, as per the organizers. Admittedly, the Miami International Autodrome is still under construction around the Hard Rock Stadium. However, managing partner Tom Garfinkel is confident of the venue’s potential to host other events in the future. On the downside, if this is a distinct possibility, it can only be feasible within a specific window of the sporting calendar.

“I think it’s possible, but the limited time window from the scheduling standpoint is really the challenge,” Garfinkel said.

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“You start getting too far after the (F1) race, and it gets real hot in Miami in the summertime. Before the race we’ve got the Miami Open tennis tournament in late March every year, and football season before that. So it’ll be limited to what we can do on the track in terms of these events, so the track and the whole experience has been designed around the Formula 1 event.”

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NASCAR and IndyCar have yet to initiate talks

It is worth mentioning that all of this is just speculation, and no discussions have been initiated just yet. This is largely because the new circuit needs to be approved by the FIA. Once Formula One hosts a successful race in Miami, then the organizers can take the next step – gauge the audience reception and then float the idea of hosting a NASCAR or IndyCar race.

Sep 26, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (19) during the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

So far, it is impossible to target a 2022 race for NASCAR or IndyCar, as the schedule is already out. However, the 2023 season and the future seasons will definitely be fair game.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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