Matt Becherer, the first-year president of Homestead-Miami Speedway, grew up following the greats of Indy car racing.
“Where a lot of other kids were going to ballgames with their dads, I was going to Indy car races,” he says. “I went to Indy a number of times, went to the Detroit Grand Prix a number of times and have been all over the place following the IndyCar Series. It was really my first love.
“When I was 8 or 9, that’s what I dreamed of doing when I grew up. It just so happened that I was able to get involved in the company that promotes IndyCar races.”