MIAMI, Fla. (July 20, 2023) – Homestead-Miami Speedway announced today that Sea Sun has been named as the Official Wine of the track, bringing some West Coast flair to the Homestead-Miami track where the shining sun meets the splendid sea.
As part of this partnership, fans will be able to enjoy Sea Sun Wines throughout the entirety of Homestead-Miami Speedway including hospitality clubs and suites.
“Sea Sun’s vibrancy and flair fits right in with our culture down here in South Florida,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Al Garcia. “When you drink a glass of Sea Sun, you’ll be reminded of how dedicated the Wagner family is to their craft, and Homestead-Miami Speedway shares that same core value. This sponsorship will highlight how beautiful and unique we both are.”
Sea Sun Wines are made by the same family that founded and runs the famed Napa Valley winery Caymus Vineyards. While Caymus was started by Chuck Wagner and his late parents, Sea Sun is overseen by Chuck’s son, winemaker Charlie Wagner. Grapes are sourced from beautiful coastal regions in California, where moderate temperatures allow the grapes to grow for an extended period. Sea Sun Chardonnay is a perfect mix of vibrant and rich, with refreshing citrus flavor — while the Pinot Noir has a strikingly smooth texture and is layered with lush fruit.
“We see a lot of parallels between the excellence displayed at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the quality we strive to offer in every glass of our wine,” said Karen Perry, Executive Vice-President of Caymus Vineyards and Wagner Family of Wine. “We are thrilled that fans will be able to watch the NASCAR Playoffs while enjoying Sea Sun Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – these are crowd-pleaser wines, which we hope will be savored during some of the most exciting moments in racing.”
Homestead-Miami Speedway always brings intense and edge-of-your-seat racing during the NASCAR Playoffs. Over the past two years, Hendrick Motorsports has found success at the 1.5-mile oval. Kyle Larson took home the win last year and William Byron found Victory Lane in 2021. As Denny Hamlin still looks to win his first championship, he’s had success at Homestead-Miami Speedway, picking up three wins in 2009, 2013, and 2020. Kyle Busch of Richard Childress Racing has picked up victories in 2015 and 2019, and looks to continue his domination this season with his new team.
The NASCAR Playoffs October race weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway begins with a doubleheader on Saturday, October 21 leading off with the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Baptist Health 200 followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series Contender Boats 300. The NASCAR Cup Series will cap off the weekend’s action on Sunday, October 22.
Tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-409-7223 or online at www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
Founded by Miami businessman, racing enthusiast and philanthropist Ralph Sanchez, Homestead-Miami Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The 650-acre facility features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course which also hosts on-track events nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway for 18 straight years (2002-19). Homestead-Miami Speedway is home to Fast Lane Friday, which serves as a legal drag racing event open to all car enthusiasts 18 and older with a valid driver’s license and proof of registration and insurance. Located inside of Turn 3 on a 20,000 square foot beach, Larry’s Hard Lemonade Beach Bash is exclusively offered for fans at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Open to all ages, the beach sits on the spring-fed 7-acre lake which spans the width of the backstretch and offers live entertainment, beach and water activities, and unique food and beverage options all while taking in the race action. For more information on Homestead-Miami Speedway, please visit www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com
About Sea Sun Wines
Led by owner and winemaker Charlie Wagner – whose family founded and runs Caymus Vineyards – Sea Sun Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are created from the singular beauty and character of the California coast. All the regions where we source grapes for Sea Sun provide ideal conditions for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with cooling ocean breezes and an extended growing season that leads to heightened complexity in the wine. These regions also feature subtle differences, with even a few degrees in temperature or the strength of the wind leaving their mark on the grapes. As a result, Sea Sun wines are layered with aromas and flavors, holding broad appeal for a wide range of palates. To learn more, please go to www.seasunvineyards.com