Pure Michigan 400 2014

July 17, 2014 by  
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With the first event taking place in 1969, the Pure Michigan 400 has become a firm fixture on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar. Taking place over a distance of 400 miles, the event was won by Joey Logano driving for Penske Racing last year. Drivers who have won the event more than once include Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Labonte, Rusty Wallace, and Greg Biffle. Drivers with three wins are Richard Petty, Bill Elliot, Mark Martin and Dale Jarrett. David Pearson is the only driver to have won the event five times. For more information visit nascar.com or mispeedway.com

Date: 17 August 2014
Venue: Michigan International Speedway

Quicken Loans 400 2014

June 6, 2014 by  
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Taking place on June 15, the Quicken Loans 400 consists of 200 laps covering a distance of 400 miles. Greg Biffle took the checkered flag in 2013, driving for Roush Fenway Racing. Be sure to be at this year’s event for all the action. For more information visit www.mispeedway.com

Date: 15 June 2014
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
City: Brooklyn
State: Michigan
Country: United States

Pure Michigan 400 2013

July 22, 2013 by  
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Held annually as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Pure Michigan 400 will take place on 18 August 2013. The winners of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 events were Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Greg Biffle respectively. Friday and Saturday feature practice and qualifying sessions, with the main race taking place on Sunday at 1:00 PM ET. For more information visit nascar.com

Date: 18 August 2013
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
City: Brooklyn
State: Michigan
Country: United States

MIS Named Track of the Year by NASCAR Foundation

June 18, 2013 by  
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In acknowledgement of its community and charitable achievements, Michigan International Speedway has been named “Track of the Year” by the NASCAR Foundation for the second consecutive year. One of the speedway’s projects named by the NASCAR Foundation is its “Track and Explore” program which, in conjunction with Adrian College, hosts field trips for youth in the area with the emphasis on nature and conservation. The fact that in 2012 the speedway donated up to $75,000 to local charities through its MIS Cares platform was also noted in the award citation. Other programs and events organized by the Michigan International Speedway include NASCAR Unites, Racing to Read, Extreme Bus Make Over, Charity Drive, Fish Your Bass Off and the Spirit of America blood donation drive.

Michigan International Speedway president Roger Curtis noted in an interview that all MIS employees and volunteers are passionate about giving back to the community and making it stronger. Stating that it’s an honor to be named the NASCAR Foundation’s Track of the Year, and that receiving it for two years is incredible, Curtis also emphasized that the speedway aims to continue being a leader in giving to the community. In addition to the programs mentioned, MIS Cares supports Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation and the Ryan Newman Foundation in their charitable efforts.

Since being founded in 2006, the NASCAR Foundation has contributed over $15 million to charitable causes, and through its annual Speediatrics has been instrumental in providing medical treatment for more than 24,000 children. More than 2,000 children have had their NASCAR Dreams fulfilled, while over 1,200 special-needs children have enjoyed a summer camp experience thanks to the Foundation. More than 12,000 NASCAR fans have been recruited into the Volunteer Network which facilitates educational opportunities for students, with the emphasis on science and engineering. Clearly, the NASCAR Foundation is fulfilling its mission to embody the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities.

Quicken Loans 400 2013

May 29, 2013 by  
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The Quicken Loans 400 is the first of two NASCAR Sprint Cup events held at Michigan International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the 2012 event as part of the Hendrick Motorsports team. He was also the winner of the event in 2008. For more information visit nascar.com

Date: 16 June 2013
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
City: Brooklyn
State: Michigan
Country: United States

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