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Sunday, August 18, 2013 on ESPN

 
Pure Michigan 400 and Michigan National Guard 200 Race Coverage on AmericaJR.com

Three country music artists perform at Budweiser Acceleration Concert

The 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.

Oosterhouse named grand marshal; lucky fan will wave the green flag

TV 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 tips.

Acceleration Club to feature National Guard Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick

National 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.

Great events lined up for Fan Appreciation at the Pure Michigan 400

Fans 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.”

PHOTOS: August Open House at the Roush Automotive Collection in Livonia, MI

AmericaJR.com's 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.

James Buescher wins Michigan National Guard 200 at MIS

Defending 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.

Joey 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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