August 15, 2010 on ESPN
Nationwide Series practice open to the public on Aug.
Mich. -- With the new NASCAR Nationwide Series
car making its debut at Michigan International Speedway
next weekend, the speedway has decided to open the race
track to the public for the new car’s practice sessions
on Thursday, August 12. Best of all, it’s free!
practice sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-Noon and 1
p.m.-4 p.m. The sessions will test the cars in preparation
for the Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 race on Saturday,
August 14 at MIS.
will be able to view the new car practicing from the Turn
1 grandstands located next to the speedway’s Administration
Building. Parking for the practice will be in Lot 10 and
accessible off the US-12 entrance to the track. All fans
must enter the grandstands through Gate 17 near the water
tower. Gate 17 will open at 9 a.m. Trams will be operational
during the practice for guests who are camping on speedway
property that day. Trams stops will be located outside
of Turn 2, Turns 3-4.
new Nationwide Series car is making four stops on the
circuit in 2010 with MIS being the second race. The car
previously raced at Daytona in July and will also be at
Richmond in September and Charlotte in October.
are fortunate to be only one of four tracks to host this
new Nationwide Series car in 2010,” MIS President
Roger Curtis said. “To have the opportunity to open
up the track on Thursday and give the fans the chance
to watch the cars on track for free is something we are
happy to do.”
car, which has received much praise for its similarities
to the street model version of the same vehicle, will
be driven by driver’s such as Danica Patrick, Brad
Keselowski and Justin Allgaier. The car will run the full
Nationwide Series schedule beginning in 2011.
the speedway’s non-profit arm, MIS Cares, is again
partnering with Two Men and a Truck for a special food
and toy drive during the day long practice. Any fan who
donates a grocery bag of non-perishable food or unwrapped
toy items when they arrive will receive two tickets to
Friday’s Meijer Pole Day.
donations will be collected at the gate 17 entrance. Two
Men and a Truck will deliver all the items to the St.
Mary’s Church in Adrian, Mich. following the race
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.
Sprint Cup Series tickets for the CARFAX 400 on August
15 are as low as $25. Visit MISpeedway.com or call the
MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage
of great pricing for 2010 events at MIS.
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