• The 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan will serve as the pace cars for this year�s Ford Championship Weekend NASCAR races at Homestead Miami Speedway Nov. 18-20. (11/08/2011)
  • The 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan will serve as the pace cars for this year�s Ford Championship Weekend NASCAR races at Homestead Miami Speedway Nov. 18-20. (11/08/2011)
  • The 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan will serve as the pace cars for this year�s Ford Championship Weekend NASCAR races at Homestead Miami Speedway Nov. 18-20. (11/08/2011)
  • The 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan will serve as the pace cars for this year�s Ford Championship Weekend NASCAR races at Homestead Miami Speedway Nov. 18-20. (11/08/2011)
  • The 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan will serve as the pace cars for this year�s Ford Championship Weekend NASCAR races at Homestead Miami Speedway Nov. 18-20. (11/08/2011)
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Oh, how far things have come. NASCAR, as you may have heard, traces its roots back to moonshiners trying to outrun police cars. Now it'll be the stock cars chasing after the police when NASCAR rounds out the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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