August 21, 2011 on ESPN
‘MIS ALL ACCESS’
features autograph session with NASCAR stars, garage tours,
pace car rides
Jr., Johnson, Keselowski among drivers participating
Mich. — Proving once again Michigan International
Speedway and NASCAR are the leaders in recognizing its
fans, speedway officials have announced a new element
to the track’s popular and ever-growing Fan Appreciation
“MIS ALL ACCESS” on Friday, Aug. 19 ensures
fans get unprecedented access to the sport of NASCAR –
and its stars. Some of the superstars of NASCAR’s
Sprint Cup Series will participate in an autograph session
starting at 5 p.m.
Participating drivers include Dale Earnhardt Jr., five-time
series champion Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Michigan’s
own Brad Keselowski, former series champion Matt Kenseth,
David Ragan, David Reutimann, Travis Kvapil, David Gilliland
and former MIS winner Brian Vickers will participate in
the autograph session.
“I’m excited to participate in Race Fest at
Michigan,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “The track
has great race fans and this is a fun opportunity to meet
many of them.”
Participation in the autograph session will be via the
track’s Fan Appreciation Program’s random
draw. Fans are invited to participate in the autograph
session by receiving a Golden Ticket. Those 750 fans who
receive Golden Tickets may redeem them at the track’s
Fan Appreciation booth in the New Holland Fan Plaza starting
at 9 a.m. Friday for wristbands.
Each fan who redeems a Golden Ticket will receive a wristband
in one of five colors – with each wristband color
corresponding to drivers who have been paired at random.
So fans will get two autographs each.
Once a fan gets their two autographs, they are invited
to tour the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage until it closes at
6 p.m., enough time to see the exclusive inner workings
of the teams, crews and drivers at work prepping their
stock cars for the Aug. 21 Pure Michigan 400. The NASCAR
Sprint Cup garage will be open weather permitting.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our guests
to meet their favorite drivers and spend some time truly
experiencing NASCAR up-close,” track President Roger
Curtis said. “NASCAR and its drivers have long been
the most accessible sport and the most accessible athletes;
that’s part of the reason NASCAR is so popular with
its fans. And we’re thrilled to bring this new exciting
opportunity to engage with drivers to our guests.”
Fans will receive a detail packet with all the autograph
session information when they pick up their wristbands.
Driver participation and number of autographs is subject
to change and without notice. Neither NASCAR, Inc., nor
any of its affiliates are sponsors of this promotion.
Other activities during MIS ALL ACCESS include pace car
rides and other activities for the fans. NASCAR driver
Clint Bowyer told MIS race fans during an appearance in
Grand Rapids, Mich., he would drive some fans around the
track during the event.
“I can’t wait,” Bowyer said. “The
fans at MIS are awesome; they really love racing here
and they go all out to show how loyal and passionate they
are about NASCAR. And it shows how much MIS cares about
The track’s Fan Appreciation Program has been recognizing
and awarding loyal guests at MIS for the past three years
with prizes, experiences and cool upgrades like pit passes,
access to pre-race ceremonies and seat upgrades. The racetrack
is the only track that gives fans the chance to award
a unique driver trophy to the winner of the NASCAR sprint
Cup race. Loyalty means something at MIS.
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
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
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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