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of Champions at the Jackson RaceWeek Festival
Mich. -- The Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce
hosts the "Lunch in the Fast Lane" on Friday,
August 3. The Luncheon serves as the traditional kickoff
to the RaceWeek Friday Night festivities and is an event
that is looked forward to year after year.
The stars of
the Indy Racing League, including last year's Firestone
Indy 400 winner Helio Castroneves, will dine with local
and regional dignitaries, community business leaders,
MIS representatives and others.
speaker for the Lunch in the Fast Lane will be Curt Cavin.
Curt Cavin is in his 20th season covering motor sports
for the Indianapolis Star, focusing on Indy cars, NASCAR
and Formula One. He also is a regular contributor to Detroit-based
AutoWeek and WTHR-13, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis.
In 2004, Curt completed a six-month study of Indianapolis
Motor Speedway, becoming the first journalist to count
all of the seats at the historic facility. His count:
257,325. The Indiana native is a graduate of Franklin
College in Franklin, Ind., and is working with the school
to develop a sports writing curriculum. He prefers to
watch Indy-car racing on oval tracks and considers Michigan
International Speedway one of his favorite venues.
is open to the public, and is a great way to get involved
in RaceWeek. For more information and to purchase tickets,
contact the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce at 517-782-8221.
Luncheon of Champions
Location : Bella Notte
Time : 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cost : $20 for Chamber of Commerce members
$40 for non-Chamber of Commerce members
are available for the Firestone Indy 400 on Sunday, August
5, along with all events at MIS during the weekend, including
IndyCar Series practice and qualifying on Saturday, August
4, and exhibits by historic Indy cars and Corvettes.
can purchase tickets by logging on to MISpeedway.com,
or by calling the MIS Ticket Hotline at 800.354.1010.
The MIS ticket hotline is open from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
seven days a week.
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