Michigan International Speedway Readies for 50th Anniversary Season

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February 9, 2018, Brooklyn, Michigan

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is officially open for business. Yesterday tickets went on sale for both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends during the track’s 50th Anniversary Season. We share your excitement!

Photo Courtesy of MIS

Today, the biggest snowstorm of the season is expected to hit Southern Michigan. After local groundhogs saw their shadow a week ago, more of the white stuff seems likely in the next month.

Already dreaming about summer? Why not indulge those fantasies while sitting behind your computer watching the snowflakes fall. Go online to “Lock In Your MIS Experience” at mispeedway.com and start making plans for two weeks of summer fun.

MIS 50th Anniversary

The two NASCAR Weekend Dates are set.

June 8th-10th

Friday: ARCA Racing presented by Menards + Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Qualifying

Saturday: NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250

Sunday: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400

August 10th-12th

Friday: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying

Saturday: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200

Sunday: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

“We are excited about the 2018 season at NASCAR’s most entertaining track,” track President Rick Brenner said. “We have week-long entertainment planned in our campgrounds and fan plaza for our guests during our two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup weekends. As part of our season-long 50th Anniversary Celebration, fans can see all our rich racing history in a special car and memorabilia display.”

Ticket Packages

  • Tickets start at $35 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 10 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Aug. 12.
  • Children 12 and under can get three days of NASCAR action starting at $15, ensuring families a weekend of fun for one low price. Children 12 and under are FREE on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Great ticket packages for groups and families looking for any experience, including a Free Food Package that comes with two grandstand tickets and two free $10 food vouchers.
  • Special VIP experiences for groups of 10 or more.
  • Fans can find the perfect campsite for their families and friends in any of the different campgrounds at the track starting at $160.
  • PrimeSport is offering travel packages, including two or three-night hotel accommodations, round-trip transfers to the race and premium race tickets.

MISCAMPING.com has RV and all-inclusive camping packages. To purchase tickets or book camping by phone call 888-905-7223.

It’s All About the Fans

Free Concerts

Fans can stay after the LTi Printing 250 in June for a free Saturday post-race concert featuring 38 Special. After the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in August, The Cadillac Three will headline the free concert. All fans with a Sunday admission will gain access to the concert! The concert will take place behind Turn 3.

With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more.
Singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston, drummer Neil Mason, and lap-steel player Kelby Ray have known one another since they were teens and have been sharing stages together for nearly 15 years. This summer, they’ll headline MIS NASCAR August weekend.

 

New Trackside Campsites

In 2018, MIS debuts a new high-end campground, seating option, ticket package and hospitality area. A new campground, Turn 1 Resort, will overlook turn’s high banking with upscale amenities. In addition, countertop seating will be added to rows in the Turn 1 Grandstands. The track is also introducing a new all-you-can-eat ticket package. Plus the track’s hospitality area moves to this spot.

Pit and Paddock/Driver Introduction Passes

Get up close with your favorite drivers, cars, and crews. Enhanced Pit and Paddock/Driver Introduction Passes are new for 2018 NASCAR Weekends. Be a paparazzi and snap your own celebrity photos.

Choose the Campsite Best Suited to Your Group

MIS campsites are tailored to the activities your family and friends enjoy most. With multiple options to choose from MIS is your summer destination for a week-long vacation in the Irish Hills.

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Steve Sweitzer
Steve is the Sports Editor for the Lasco Press and highlights our coverage of NASCAR and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Steve is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and a nationally published author of automotive related articles for industry trade magazines. He is also a freelance technical writer and accomplished photographer. A 25-year resident of Southeast Michigan, Steve’s passion for reporting on our community, it’s residents, and our automotive connections allow us to use his skills to cover a number of events. Steve’s ability to seek out the unique behind the scenes accounts that tell the often-overlooked aspect of a story makes for entertaining reading. Follow Steve at thelascopress.com with weekly NASCAR updates and featured articles.