August 21, 2011 on ESPN
and CEO of Ford Motor Company, Alan Mulally, will serve
as honorary starter
to wave green flag for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan
Mich. — Ford Motor Companys President
and CEO Alan Mulally will wave the green flag as honorary
starter for Sundays Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan
As racing returns
to the Irish Hills in the backyard of the auto industry,
Mulally is excited to represent his company and the state
looking forward to representing the entire Ford team by
waving the green flag at the start of the Pure Michigan
400," said Mulally. Michigan is Ford Motor
Company's home. So there is always a little more excitement
when our NASCAR teams get to race at our home track, Michigan
International Speedway. Our employees, dealers, suppliers
and all the Ford Motor Company stakeholders, whether in
the stands or at home, will be pulling for our teams.
starter duties include waving the green flag to start
the race. Mulally will also receive a pace car ride from
NASCARs official pace car driver and attend the
NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers meeting.
Mulally is a corporate superstar, running a great American
company based here in Michigan," said George Zimmermann,
Vice President for Travel Michigan at the Michigan Economic
Development Corporation. We are honored to have
him serve as the honorary starter for the inaugural Pure
Michigan 400 this Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
be among many other dignitaries at MIS for the Pure Michigan
400, most notably current ESPN Football analyst and former
University of Michigan star Desmond Howard, who will serve
as the Pure Michigan 400 grand marshal.
Ford has had
tremendous success at MIS in its many years of stock car
racing in the Irish Hills. In fact, longtime car owners
Jack Roush and the Wood Brothers are tied for the most
all-time victories at MIS with 11 each, most of them in
Ford or Mercury equipment. The manufacturers 31
Sprint Cup victories at MIS are the most all-time followed
by Chevrolet with 19.
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.
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Join our Mobile Fan Club by texting MISCLUB on a Sprint
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Pure Michigan
400 on Aug. 21 are as low as $30 while supplies last.
or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to
take advantage of great pricing for 2011 events at MIS.
The ticket office is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday;
and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
As always, parking is free at MIS – and the track
allows coolers through the gates. Check the speedway’s
website for details.
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