Human Cannonball, 38 Special and Beatles Tribute Band highlight entertainment for race week

Human cannonball

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Michigan International speedway is NASCAR’s most entertaining track and fans can experience all the action during the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 8 – 10.

The memorable experiences for the fans start early and continue all week long. A human cannonball flying through the air, 38 Special playing the free Saturday post-race concert and The Return, a Beatles tribute band playing in the fan plaza are among the show-stopping highlights. The track and Experience Jackson have partnered to create two unique bus trips to take guests to the local community.

“We are excited to bring so much entertainment in June to make it a week-long experience for our fans,” track President Rick Brenner said. “We continue to add value for our fans who come for the race or those who spend the week with us in our campgrounds. The entertainment and 50thanniversary celebration are making MIS the place to be this summer.”

Fans can check out for all the entertainment options that are planned for the June race weekend at MIS. Guests will want to arrive extra early this season to take advantage of all the options that are available.

Before the drivers are introduced for the FireKeepers Casino 400, Mike Green will entertain the crowd. The comedian has toured the United States performing stand up and making people laugh at every stop. On June 10 he will be live on the pre-race stage at Michigan International Speedway.

Guests will want to be in their seat early to see the human cannon ball before the FireKeepers Casino 400. Don’t miss David “The Bullet” Smith AGT, the World’s Most Accomplished human cannonball, as he flies through the air above the tri-oval. Smith has been featured on America’s Got Talent and is a Guinness World Record holder.

In-Campground Entertainment:

  • Visit the Community – Fans will have the opportunity to play a round of golf at the Grande or tour Cell Block Seven Prison and eat lunch at The Chase Sports Bar.
  • Dueling pianos – Watch as two dynamic piano players entertain the crowd in the Infield Campground.
  • Medium – Make connections to loved ones in spirit delivering messages and guidance full of laughter, love, insight and healing during a special messages from the spirit session.
  • Church service – Every campground will have a non-denominational service on Sunday morning.
  • Pedal Bar – Grab your drink and friends to hop on the pedal bar going through the infield.
  • Movie – Grab your popcorn and enjoy the movie on the big screen. Campers can watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Thursday and Despicable Me 3 on Friday.
  • Fitness Program – The track is offering fitness classes to those who don’t want to miss a workout.
  • Kids Activities – All the kids can get their face painted or listen to music by a DJ.
  • Tournaments – Fans can reign supreme in bingo or cornhole tournaments.
  • Late Night Party – Be sprayed by paint and foam while listening to the DJ until 2 a.m. in the M-50 Campground.
  • Concerts – There will be musical performances all weekend long throughout the campgrounds.

Fan Plaza Entertainment: 

  • Bands – Fans can sit back and listen to music of a different band each day. Blue Spectrum plays on Friday, The Grant Reiff takes to the stage on Saturday and The Return entertains the crowd on Sunday.
  • Great Lakes Timber Show – The Lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
  • ZOMONGO Adrenaline Zone – Area will feature food trucks and vendors, X-Gamer practice times and celebrity autograph signings.
  • Michigan Pedal Pullers – Kids can take part in their tractor pulls competition.
  • Strolling Street Performers – Variety of acts including stilt walkers, contact jugglers, object manipulation, fire acts, cube spinning and fire eating.
  • Wood Carver – Checkout what can be created from your basic wood log.
  • Monster Energy bike Show
  • Go karts – Drive like the pros in a special go-kart course.

Sunday ticket holders can stick around on Saturday after the NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 for a free post-race concert featuring the bands FireHouse and 38 Special located behind Turn 3. Don’t miss 40 years of Southern rock hits with this classic band 38 Special.


“50 Years of Racing” exhibit presented by Consumers Energy


The 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy 400 features Michigan International Speedway memorabilia and a special display of cars that once raced on the two-mile oval. The exhibit is located at the north end of the fan plaza. Fans have the opportunity to explore the history of the track and share their memories with family and friends.

In addition, the MIS Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy will take place on June 9 starting at 6 p.m. in the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit.

The MIS Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy, a first of its kind event, will feature a strolling dinner, dessert and drink stations, live and silent auctions, music, a photo booth and so much more. The event will also feature a special question and answer session from Dale Inman, Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood. The MIS Charity Dinner will benefit both the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Patient Immediate Needs Fund and the MIS Cares Fund.

Fans can purchase tickets to the event starting at $90 or guests can make it a weekend experience starting at $179. The weekend experience includes a center grandstand ticket to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday, a ticket to the NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 on Saturday and the Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy. Fans can purchase an individual ticket or a weekend package at by calling 888-905-7223.

Tickets start at $35 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 10 and the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 12. Fans can find the perfect campsite for their families and friends in any of the different campgrounds at the track starting at $160. Fans can purchase tickets and campsites at www.mispeedway.comor by calling 888-905-7223.

Children 12 and under are free on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, children 12 and under tickets start at $15.  Children 12 and under can attend three days of NASCAR action for just $15, ensuring families a weekend of fun at affordable prices.

Source: Michigan International Speedway


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