BROOKLYN, Mich. (Sept. 19, 2012) — The high-paced action at Michigan International Speedway, the fastest racetrack in NASCAR, will continue in 2013 with two weekends of racing, June 14-16 and Aug. 16-18.
MIS will be just one of 23 racetracks across the United State to host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2013, with dates set for June 16 and August 18. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will appear with NASCAR’s top series on June 15 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on August 17. The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will also make its 32nd appearance at MIS when the Temperance, Mich.-based group races on June 14.
“We are already preparing for 2013 at MIS. We truly cannot wait to be racing again at NASCAR’s fastest racetrack. It’s going to be a long off-season for all of us,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “The 2012 season featured high speeds, exciting racing and lots of happy fans and partners during both weekends in 2012.”
In 2012, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Quicken Loans 400. His last two victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup victory have come at MIS. Greg Biffle won the Pure Michigan 400 in August to give Roush Fenway Racing its 12th victory in the Irish Hills, the most of any organization at MIS. Both drivers are in contention to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
All four racing series at MIS established new track qualifying records in 2013 as Marcos Ambrose won the pole for the June Sprint Cup race with a top speed of 203.241 mph, the 11th fastest pole speed in NASCAR history.
The track’s opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend in 2013 will be on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. Nationwide Series racing will be at MIS on Saturday, June 15. The ARCA Racing Series will race on Friday, June 14.
Sprint Cup will wind up its summertime stint only eight weeks later at MIS on Sunday, August 18, with the Camping World Truck Series on Saturday, August 17.
NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying returns to Fridays in 2013 at MIS.
The track will continue keeping ticket prices low for 2013. Race fans who renew will have the best prices and the best seats. Tickets for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race start at $25, with children 12 and under free in certain sections, ensuring families have a chance to see NASCAR at affordable prices.
The speedway will also continue its junior pricing program where kids 16 and under are half price in reserve seats.
Renewals for current ticket customers begins today at www.MISpeedway.com/renewals.
The Great Lakes Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson also returns in 2013 on May 18.
Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.
Keep up with Michigan International Speedway via Twitter @MISpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MISpeedway. Android and iPhone can now download Discover MIS, the official app of MIS, on Google Play and iTunes.
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2013 Michigan International Speedway Schedule
Saturday, May 18 Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by Experience Jackson
Friday, June 14 ARCA Racing Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200 and Sprint Cup Qualifying Saturday, June 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 Sunday, June 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Friday, Aug. 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying Saturday, Aug. 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunday, Aug. 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400
MEDIA CONTACTS: Brad Kuhbander, manager of Media Relations, 517-592-1204, bkuhbander@MISpeedway.com
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2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
May 19 – Great Lakes Wine Festival Presented by Jackson County CVB
June 15 – ARCA Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200
June 16 – NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250
June 17 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400
August 17 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice Day
August 18 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series VFW 200
August 19 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400