Start your engines: NASCAR returns to Miami in October (includes video story)

Reporter Daniela Thoelke was allowed into the pits in the leadup to the NASCAR Cup Series Race, which returns to Homestead Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 22.

In an event to lead up to the races, people were allowed to drive on the track last week.

Last year was the first season that the NASCAR Championship Weekend was held in Homestead.

This is the 24th cup series in Homestead. The first was held in 1999 and won by Tony Stewart, who drove a Pontiac.

Daniela Zulueta is pursuing her master’s degree in global strategic communications and graduated from FIU with a bachelor’s degree in digital broadcasting in 2023. She also holds an associate’s degree in journalism from Miami Dade College. Zulueta loves the city of Miami and aims to share the stories of the citizens who live here and all over the world. Zulueta runs a social media platform with her husband called @Lifestyle_Miami where she works with local businesses and does community based work. Currently, she works for NBC6 South Florida & Telemundo51 as a stage manager and wants work both behind the scenes and as an on-air talent.