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Driver Brad Keselowski previews the upcoming racing
season at MIS
Hills, Mich. native Brad Keselowski joined officials
from Michigan International Speedway (MIS) for a
special press conference inside the Troppo Restaurant
in downtown Lansing. Keselowski is the driver of
the #2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series and the #22 Discount Tire Company/Ruby
Tuesday Dodge Challenger in the Nationwide Series.
MIS will hold race weekends on June 17 - 19 and
August 19 - 21. In addition, RainEater was announced
as sponsor of the ARCA race.
Interviews with NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski
and MIS President Roger Curtis
Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Troppo
Restaurant in downtown Lansing. NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series Driver Brad Keselowski was brought
in to discuss the upcoming race season at Michigan
International Speedway. Two race weeks are scheduled--one
for June and the other for August. Keselowski
will now drive the #2 car in the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series. Previously, he drove the #12 car.
The Rochester Hills, Mich. native also gets a
new crew chief, Paul Wolfe, a man who he has worked
with in the past.
show up to submit questions for NASCAR Driver Trevor
Bayne in Dearborn
been a crazy month for Trevor Bayne. The NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series driver won the Daytona 500 as
the youngest driver ever at the age of 20 years
and one day. It was the first race of the season
with the Wood Brothers Racing team. Ever since,
has been making special appearances all over the
country to meet his fans. On Wednesday afternoon,
he made a stop at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.
Hundreds of people waited in line for as long as
four hours to ask him a question at the free fan
NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne answers questions from
Jason Rzucidlo reports from inside the Henry Ford
Museum in Dearborn, Mich. for a FREE fan event with
NASCAR Driver and Daytona 500 Winner Trevor Bayne.
He responded to questions from auto racing fans.
In addition, watch for remarks from Chris and Oliver
Wood of the Wood Brothers Racing Team and Jamie
Allison, Ford's North American Motorsports President.
Roush addresses the 10th Annual Detroit Science
Fenway Racing Founder and CEO Jack Roush was the
keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Detroit Science
Center Gala last Friday. This year's theme was "Engineers
in Motorsports." The gala was created to advance
the understanding of science and technology education,
to raise funds for all children to have access to
the museum's exhibits and programs and to promote
Michigan's diverse array of advanced sciences and
Exclusive Interview with Jack Roush, CEO of Roush
Jason Rzucidlo reports from the 10th Annual Detroit
Science Center Gala. Watch for an exclusive one-on-one
interview with the featured speaker, Roush Fenway
Racing CEO Jack Roush. Find out how he thinks his
drivers are doing this season. What does he think
of racing in his backyard at Michigan International
Speedway? Roush has done the flyover and he's waved
the green flag...but would he sing the national
anthem there? Find out what he thinks of the recovery
of the Big Three.
Lakes Wine Fest to also offer great Beer!
you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, then the
Great Lakes Wine Fest with Beer presented by the
Jackson County CVB at Michigan International Speedway
is the place for you. In addition to hosting over
25 Michigan-based wineries on Saturday, May 21,
the wine festival will feature representatives from
some of the state’s finest brewing companies
on that day.
Drive to perform post-race concert on June 18!
Drive with opening act Jacob Lyda will take the
stage at Michigan International Speedway during
the June race weekend for the Saturday-night post-race
concert. Canadian contemporary country music group
Emerson Drive will headline the always popular and
free concert in the New Holland Fan Plaza on Saturday,
June 18. The concert on the Jagermeister stage will
begin approximately 30 minutes after the Alliance
Truck Parts 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Brad Keselowski's #22 NASCAR Showcar at the Discount
Tire in Taylor
Jason Rzucidlo was there when the #22 Discount Tire
showcar rolled into the Discount Tire store in Taylor,
Mich. The showcar is expected to be there for a
few more days. Brad Keselowski drives the #22 car
in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The showcar and
the trailer were parked in front of the store. Look
for the Discount Tire car at MIS this June!
Lakes Wine Fest a hit with guests!
the attendance of thousands of wine and beer fans,
the Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by the Jackson
County CVB proved to be a festive, fun event in
its second year at Michigan International Speedway.
The event, which featured nearly 50 Michigan-based
wineries and breweries from around the state,
saw guests receive memorable experiences in the
backdrop of the NASCAR racetrack.
bartender! Can I get another Bud?
Harvick probably won’t receive probation
for his most recent stunt in Michigan on Tuesday.
This time the driver of the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet
served as a Budweiser bartender at Weber’s
Inn in Ann Arbor, Mich., during a special “Happy
Hour” in support of MIS’ June 19 Heluva
Good! Sour Cream Dips 400.
Interviews with ARCA Drivers Ty Dillon, Chris
Buescher, Grant Enfinger & Joey Coulter
Jason Rzucidlo reports from Michigan International
Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Eighteen ARCA drivers
tested on the track yesterday. Find out what their
experience was like just before the heavy rain
started. In this video, you'll hear from Ty Dillon
(No. 41) and Chris Buescher (No. 17). Look for
both of them to race in the RainEater Wiper Blades
200 ARCA race on Friday, June 17. You'll also
hear from Grant Enfinger (No. 36) and Joey Coulter
Interview with CP Federal Credit Union President
& CEO John Crist
Jason Rzucidlo reports from Michigan International
Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. CP Federal Credit
Union was announced as the presenting sponsor
of the MIS Champions Club for the 2011 racing
season. Watch for an interview with John Crist,
President & CEO of the credit union.
rain shortens ARCA testing at MIS; New sponsor
for Champions Club
was heavy showers that put the red flag on ARCA
testing on Wednesday at Michigan International
Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Eighteen ARCA drivers
had the opportunity to go 25-55 laps around the
2-mile oval track. They were in town to practice
for the upcoming RainEater Wiper Blades 200 race,
which is scheduled for Friday, June 17. Jackson,
Mich.-based CP Federal Credit Union was announced
as the presenting sponsor of the MIS Champions
Club for 2011. The Champions Club is a great way
to watch the races in a more luxurious fashion.
improvement projects nearing completion as 2011
race season approaches at MIS
crews around the Michigan International Speedway
facility are working tirelessly in an effort to
complete nearly $3 million worth of capital improvement
projects before the June 17-19 NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 race weekend.
Despite the unusual Michigan weather this spring,
tremendous progress has been made in many areas
of the speedway, most notably the redesign of
the infield scoreboard and new tram road/stop
on the south side of the facility.
good times or even tragedy, camping at MIS brings
friends and family closer together
it is the strengthening of a family bond, or friendships
coming together to pay tribute to a fallen member
of their community, camping at Michigan International
Speedway isn’t just about the racing, but
about the relationships that are made along the
way. Every June and August, race weekends at MIS
bring out thousands of campers who enjoy a weekend
(or sometimes week) of spending time with family
and friends in the great outdoors of the Irish
Hills of Michigan.
Brooklyn to Host Race Fest on June 16
Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce will
officially kick off race season in Southeastern
Michigan by hosting the annual Brooklyn-Irish
Hills Race Fest presented by Country Market on
Thursday, June 16, on the square in downtown Brooklyn,
Mich. The free day-long festival from 1 p.m. to
10 p.m. will feature a variety of fun and interactive
activities for fans, families and community members,
including live music, show cars, an autograph
session with ARCA Series drivers, a beer garden,
food and tons of giveaways.
of a Saturday ticket at MIS just got better
seeing the NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck
Parts 250 and post-race concert featuring Emerson
Drive and Jacob Lyda weren’t enough to fill
your plate on Saturday, June 18 at Michigan International
Speedway, try adding Sprint Cup Series qualifying
to the mix. That’s exactly what will take
place at MIS on June 18 with qualifying for both
the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series taking
place that day, as well as the Nationwide Series
Alliance Truck Parts 250 at 3:30 p.m., followed
by the post-race concert.
Dale Jr break his streak at MIS?
two laps to go, Brad Keselowski didn’t even
know he was in the lead. The Rochester Hills native
held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Sunday’s
NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, picking
up his first win of the year. Keselowski led the
final nine laps of the 267-lap STP 400, conserving
just enough fuel to hold off Earnhardt and snap
a 75-race winless streak. He said he didn't realize
he was leading the race until he looked at the
track's leaderboard and saw his car number at
Race Fans To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network
Boost at MIS
Wireless has activated a temporary cell site to
improve its voice and data network around the
Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn
and to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of
NASCAR fans attending races and related events
at the speedway this summer. The company has deployed
a COLT (Cell on Light Truck) to boost capacity
in the area surrounding the racetrack. A COLT
is a fully functional, generator-powered mobile
cell site that enhances wireless capacity in a
specific location—and works especially well
in dense areas with large crowds.
Four NASCAR Showcars and Simulators at Wal-Mart
in Saline, MI
Jason Rzucidlo was at Wal-Mart on Michigan Ave.
in Saline, MI for the #18 m&m's showcar, #2
Miller Lite showcar, #4 Oreo's showcar and the
#33 Cheerios showcar rolled into the garden center.
Kyle Busch drives the #18 and Brad Keselowski
drives the #14 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Meanwhile, Tony Stewart drives the #4 in the NASCAR
Nationwide Series and Clint Bowyer drives the
#33 in the Sprint Cup Series. There were four
NASCAR simulators on site for fans to enjoy.
NASCAR Simulator and WTKA 1050 AM at LaFontaine
Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep in Saline, MI
Jason Rzucidlo was at the LaFontaine Chrysler,
Dodge & Keep in Saline, MI for three NASCAR
simulators and a LIVE broadcast with WTKA 1050
AM. The UAW Dodge tent was set up in the parking
lot of the car dealership. WTKA's Big Show with
Jeff Defran, Jeff Radford, Jim Stark and Al Fellhauer
did their show LIVE from the event. LaFontaine
is located at 900 W. Michigan Ave. in Saline,
Roush Automotive Collection Open House in Livonia,
Gloria Rzucidlo was at the Roush Automotive Collection
in Livonia, MI for the open house and driver autograph
session. Five NASCAR drivers were on hand including
team owner Jack Roush and his daughter Susan Roush-McClenaghan.
Sprint Cup Series drivers Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards,
David Ragan and Nationwide Series drivers Ricky
Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne were all in attendance.
Edwards win the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at MIS
Carl Edwards and Ricky Stenhouse
continued their recent NASCAR Nationwide supremacy
and Roush-Fenway Racing sustained its own Ford
ascendancy at Michigan International Speedway
on Friday in the 20th annual Alliance Truck Parts
250. Edwards passed Stenhouse with eight laps
remaining and went on to his fourth Nationwide
victory this season in the last 10 races. Stenhouse
finished second as the pair registered their second
one-two finish over the last three races.
Hamlin wins Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at
Hamlin’s declaration this time last year
was clear, simple and undeniable: “All we
do is win.” That bold proclamation came
after he captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at
Michigan International Speedway last June, his
fifth of what would be a total of eight triumphs
in 2010. It was also his second victory in a row
and fourth in the previous eight races. But Hamlin’s
bravado this season has been relegated to the
back seat with no victories; his mantra more like,
“All we do is come close.”