Share your story and event with Lauderdale Native!

Attend Motorsport Races in Florida! Start your engines!

Do you love hearing the roar of racecar engines? If you've never experienced a motorsport race, Florida hosts many types of motorsport races, below are the top driving races in Florida. Watch the fastest cars on Earth and top racecar drivers battle on the track in Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR, drag and endurance races.

Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix happens annually, and the next race will be on Sunday, May 5th, 2024.

Here's a breakdown of details for the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix:

  • Location: Miami International Autodrome, built around Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
  • Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Event Name: Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix
  • Race Weekend: The entire race weekend including practice and qualifying sessions will be held from Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th, 2024.

Here are some helpful resources for learning more:

Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway



This prestigious 24-hour endurance race is held every January at the Daytona International Speedway. It attracts world-class teams and drivers who compete in a grueling test of speed, strategy, and car reliability.




Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is 12-hour endurance race is the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It's held in March at Sebring International Raceway, and is nicknamed "America's toughest endurance race."

Sunshine State Showdown at Sebring International Raceway

Held annually at the Sebring International Raceway, this event is a part of the IMSA SportsCar Championship. It's a 12-hour endurance race featuring a mix of prototypes and GT race cars.

500 Festival Speed Week at various locations throughout Indiana

Not to be confused with the Indy 500, this event takes place over a week in April and features a variety of motorsports events throughout the state, including drag racing, road course racing, and rallycross.

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 

The recent IndyCar Series race, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, already happened this year. It took place over the weekend of March 8th to 10th, 2024.

Here are some resources to learn more about the IndyCar St. Pete Grand Prix:

    4EVER 400 (NASCAR Cup Series)

    4EVER 400 (NASCAR Cup Series) is typically held in late October, and it's the final race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, hosted at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Supporting NASCAR Races: Two supporting races, the Contender Boats 250 (NASCAR Xfinity Series) and the Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), are also held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway during the same race weekend as the 4EVER 400.

      NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway

      This drag racing event is part of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series and is held annually at the Gainesville Raceway. It attracts top professional drag racers from all over the country.



      FARA Championship Series at various locations throughout Florida


      The Florida Auto Racing Association (FARA) Championship Series is a club-level road racing series that takes place at several tracks throughout Florida. It's a great opportunity for amateur racers to compete in a safe and controlled environment.


      Remember that these are just a few of the many driving races that take place in Florida throughout the year. With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find a race that interests you.

      Share this post