August 19, 2012 on ESPN
Michigan 400 qualifying moved to Friday, Aug. 17
for Gatorade Pole Day at NASCAR’s fastest racetrack
Photo credit: www.mispeedway.com
Mich. -- Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway
has been moved to Friday, August 17.
Pole Day is set for Aug. 17, a switch from previously
published Saturday, Aug. 18. In addition to NASCAR Sprint
Cup qualifying at 4:10 p.m., the NASCAR Camping World
Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series will practice that
fans won’t want to miss out.
June, Marcos Ambrose set a track qualifying record with
a blazing speed of 203.241 mph for the Quicken Loans 400.
That speed was the 11th fastest pole-winning speed in
NASCAR history. In fact, it was the only time a racetrack
has had a pole speed of more than 200 mph at a track other
than Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International
Speedway and the fastest speed since 1987 when restrictor
plates were added to cars.
previous pole speed record at MIS was 194.232 mph set
by Ryan Newman in 2005. After the repave, 40 drivers posted
a faster lap than the previous Michigan track qualifying
can now watch Gatorade Pole Day on Friday. It’s
a great opportunity for fans to watch teams fine-tune
their cars to get every last bit of speed before the big
race,” speedway President Roger Curtis said. “In
addition, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers
will take to the track for the first time since the racing
surface was repaved, so we should see a lot of excitement
that day at an affordable cost.”
for Gatorade Pole Day on Friday, August 17 are $10. Kids
12 and under are free.
Pole Day tickets and tickets for the VFW 200 NASCAR Camping
World Truck Series and Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series are on sale at http://www.MISpeedway.com
or by phone at 800-354-1010.
lots open at 8 a.m.; with gates opening at 9 a.m. For
a complete schedule of event for August, please visit
Michigan International Speedway
Pure Michigan 400 Race Coverage Index.
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