August 18, 2013 on ESPN
Michigan 400 and Michigan National Guard 200 Race
Coverage on AmericaJR.com
country music artists perform at Budweiser Acceleration
music vibe was so awesome during this past weekend’s
Faster Horses country music festival, that the team
at Michigan International Speedway will do it again
in August with the return of the popular Budweiser
Acceleration concert for fans as part of the Pure
Michigan 400 weekend. Country music artists Keith
Anderson and Drake White and The Big Fire as well
as Tim Dugger will perform at the Budweiser Acceleration
Concert on Saturday, Aug. 17.
named grand marshal; lucky fan will wave the green
star Carter Oosterhouse has been named grand marshal
for the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 18. And a lucky
fan will have the chance to be the honorary starter
and wave the green flag.Oosterhouse, from Traverse
City, Mich., is an easily recognizable television
personality who got his start as a carpenter during
the fourth season of TLC’s “Trading
Spaces.” In 2007, he joined HGTV, hosting
his own show called “Carter Can,”
which offered homeowners easy-to-follow insider
Club to feature National Guard Driver Dale Earnhardt
Jr. and Kevin Harvick
Guard Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick
are scheduled to be in the Acceleration Club before
the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 18. The Acceleration
Club is an all-inclusive fan hospitality club located
in the New Holland Fan Plaza. Designed to get a
race fan’s engine running, the club is perfect
for fans who want to upgrade their race weekend,
but it’s also great for companies looking
to entertain clients, prospects or employees.
events lined up for Fan Appreciation at the Pure
who received golden tickets in their ticket order
can redeem them at the Fan Appreciation Booth during
the Pure Michigan 400 weekends. These golden tickets
offer many great prizes, including some special
opportunities for the Pure Michigan 400 weekend.
“It’s important we recognize our fans
who choose to come to MIS,” MIS president
Roger Curtis said. “They allow us to make
this a destination and there’s no better way
to say thank you than with the golden ticket. We
are race fans and it is fun to offer special opportunities
to our guests.”
August Open House at the Roush Automotive Collection
in Livonia, MI
Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Roush Automotive
Collection in Livonia, Mich. on Thursday evening.
The August Open House featured special appearances
and autograph signings by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
drivers Greg Biffle, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. In
addition, team owner Jack Roush and his daughter,
Susan Roush-McClenaghan also signed autographs.
Other activities included a car cruise-in, WRIF
LIVE Broadcast, RPP Tours, drag race simulator,
door prize drawings, and an engine build competition.
Buescher wins Michigan National Guard 200 at MIS
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James
Buescher executed a perfect pass of Kyle Busch in
the closing laps to win the Michigan National Guard
200. Overcoming a problem in the pits, Buescher
sat third with four laps to go. With a perfectly
timed pass, Buescher wheeled by both second place
Brendan Gaughan and leader Kyle Busch in turn four.
The defending champion then was able to pull away
and take his first victory of the 2013 campaign.
Logano takes the checkered flag at Pure Michigan
400 at MIS
Joey Logano put down
a track-record lap of 203.949 miles per hour Friday
as the 16th qualifier. He had to wait out 28 other
drivers trying to claim the pole position for Sunday’s
Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
When the dust settled there was no “Catch
22” as Logano, in the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil
Ford had the pole, the record, and the best seat
in the house for the start of Sunday’s race.
Logano’s lap was the ninth-fastest pole-winning
lap in NASCAR Sprint Cup history.
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