August 5, 2007 on ESPN2
of Michigan Declares August "MIS Month"
Michigan International Speedway
Mich. -- Resolutions introduced by Sen. Cameron
S. Brown and Rep. Martin Griffin declaring August as "Michigan
International Speedway Month" were unanimously approved
by the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives this
recognizes MIS as one of the premier speedways in the
country and applauds the significant role it plays in
the local and state economy.
the Firestone Indy 400, the Carfax 250, and the 3M Performance
400 all this month, August is truly Michigan International
Speedway Month in Michigan," said Brown, R-Fawn River
Township. "Those of us in the 16th Senate District
are proud that this first class organization calls our
always played an important role in the Michigan economy
and we're excited to be able to honor them by declaring
this as Michigan International Speedway month," said
detail the $400 million annual economic impact of the
track, which has seating for 132,000 fans on its 1,400-acre
site in the Irish Hills. The two annual NASCAR NEXTEL
Cup races hosted by MIS are the biggest single-day sporting
events in the state, attracting fans from 13 countries
and all 50 states.
also recognize the track's extensive charitable work,
which totals approximately $500,000 annually and includes
the Spirit of America 800, the state's largest single-day
is a tremendous honor to be recognized by our state leaders
in this regard," track President Roger Curtis said.
"August is one of our busiest months as we host some
of the world's most popular racing. We appreciate everything
the state has done for us and we will continue to move
forward in our efforts to help grow the economy of Michigan."
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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