Steve Christensen “The Racing Nut” enjoyed a day with NASCAR drivers Trevor Bayne and Ryan Blaney as they visited Florida’s West Coast on Tuesday, October 21 in advance of Ford Championship Weekend, which will be heldNovember 14-16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Bayne drives in both the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup Serie

s, while Blaney competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series.

 Bayne currently sits sixth in the points standings for the Nationwide Series (1,008) while Blaney is in the third spot in the Camping World Truck Series (617).  Bayne became the youngest winner of the Daytona 500 when he captured the prestigious race in 2011 at 20 years and one day. 

Ryan Blaney and Trevor Blane in Fort MyersBlaney won the Food City 300 NNS race in Bristol, Tennessee onAugust 22 of this year, and then captured the Chevrolet Silverado 250 NCWTS race in Bowmanville, Ontario on August 31

He also has two second-place finishes and a pair of third-place finishes on the truck circuit this year.  In addition, he has a second-place finish and a third-place finish in the Nationwide Series in 2014.

   Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the Camping World Truck Series Championship Race (Ford EcoBoost 200) on Friday, November 14, the Nationwide Series Championship Race (Ford EcoBoost 300) on Saturday, November 15 and the Sprint Cup Series Championship Race (Ford EcoBoost 400) on Sunday, November 16.

 The drivers first attended South Ft. Myers High School, where they spoke to an automotive shop class of about 50 students in the school’s auditorium.  That was followed by a visit to the patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, located in Ft. Myers. A special Thanks to Homestead Miami Speedway for visiting the West Coast of Florida to promote Ford Championship Weekend.