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MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Sunday, August 21, 2011 on ESPN

 

Burning Rubber and a Few Calories: NASCAR Drivers to Set the Pace for Fans at Michigan Coca-Cola Family Track Walk

Popular Pre-Race Event to Be Held August 21 prior to the Pure Michigan 400

 

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Imagine being on the track, lined up alongside some of the top drivers in NASCAR. As the green flag waves, you accelerate down the frontstretch before heading into Turn 1. Seems far-fetched, right? Maybe not, if you’re traveling at four miles per hour.

On August 21 at Michigan International Speedway, Greg Biffle, Jamie McMurray and Joey Logano will turn laps at a much slower pace than usual, as they hit the racetrack on foot alongside fans for the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk.

The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. near the entrance to pit road with the actual walk talking place at approximately 9:25 a.m. The event is free to all race fans with a Pure Michigan 400 race ticket or infield wristband. Fans can enter the track from the grandstands through gates 24 and 31. Infield guests must enter in turn 4 near the entrance to pit road. Information on the event can be found at www.MISpeedway.com/cokewalk.

Throughout the 2011 season, Coca-Cola has given more than 12,000 fans the opportunity to experience a NASCAR race weekend from an amazing vantage point – on the track itself.

“Coca-Cola Family Track Walks are an uplifting, refreshing way for NASCAR fans to get up close and personal with their favorite sport while enjoying some active family fun at the same time,” said Stuart Kronauge, Vice President, Coca-Cola Trademark Brands, Coca-Cola North America. “Coca-Cola is giving fans exclusive access to walk on a real racetrack and be part of the unique perspective their favorite drivers experience every week.”

Following each Coca-Cola Family Track Walk, fans can enjoy entertainment for the whole family, including games, music, racing simulators, motivating lifestyle tips and Q&A sessions with drivers.

Away from the track, fans can visit www.MyCokeRewards.com throughout the year for more information on upcoming events and tips, sweepstakes and exclusive content featuring their favorite Coca-Cola Racing Family drivers.

Coca-Cola has been involved with stock car racing for more than 50 years and has been the official sparkling beverage of NASCAR since 1998. Through its partnerships with International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Coca-Cola refreshes racing fans at the majority of NASCAR-sanctioned tracks. A signature part of the brand’s NASCAR association is the Coca-Cola Racing Family – a group of top drivers that includes Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Bobby Labonte, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart and alumni drivers Dale Jarrett, Ned Jarrett, Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip. Coca-Cola Racing Family members make appearances and are featured in advertising, promotions and packaging.

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. The Company’s portfolio includes 14 billion dollar brands, including Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, as well as Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages at a rate of 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our website at www.thecoca-colacompany.com.

About Michigan International Speedway

Nestled 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.

Keep up with Michigan International Speedway via Twitter @MISpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MISpeedway. Join our Mobile Fan Club by texting MISCLUB on a Sprint Handheld or other mobile device to 69050 on a Sprint Smartphone or other mobile device. Standard text message rates may apply.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 21 are as low as $30 while supplies last. Visit MISpeedway.com 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.

Source: Michigan International Speedway

 

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