Michigan International Speedway presents "Racing Day at the Auto Show" on Jan. 18

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Michigan International Speedway will bring the excitement of NASCAR to downtown Detroit during the 2007 North American International Auto Show on January 13-21 at Cobo Convention Center. As part of Michigan International Speedway's involvement, the speedway will sponsor "Racing Day at the Auto Show" on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the most prestigious auto show in the United States. Racing Day will feature an MIS display in Michigan Hall (on the lower level of Cobo Center) which will have the actual NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship trophy on display, along with various show cars, including the championship-winning No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson, the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet driven by Tony Stewart and the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet driven by Jeff Gordon. The No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., as well as other race cars, will be on display for Auto Show visitors in the upstairs lobby of Cobo Hall. A number of autograph sessions will take place at "Racing Day at the Auto Show" throughout the day featuring IRL IndyCar Series drivers Sam Hornish Jr., Helio Castroneves, Vitor Meira, Sarah Fisher and Dan Wheldon, and eight-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel. Other drivers scheduled to sign autographs at the auto show include NHRA Top Fuel driver Hillary Will, American Le Mans Series drivers Ron Fellows and Chris Dyson, and Formula BMW USA driver Jordan Dick. "It's only fitting that Michigan International Speedway, the Midwest's premier motorsports facility, is a part of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which is one of the nation's most prestigious events," MIS president Roger Curtis said. "We're excited to announce that our NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series tickets will go on sale in conjunction with the Auto Show on Saturday, January 13. It's important to support the auto manufacturers, which have been so supportive of MIS over the years. As the major racing facility in the backyard of the Automotive Capital of the World, the Auto Show is a valuable asset to MIS and the whole Michigan economy." While at the auto show, fans can pick up Michigan International Speedway calendars at the track's display in Michigan Hall while supplies last, or test their driving skills in an Indy-car simulator. One of the most exciting aspects of MIS' involvement at the NAIAS is the opportunity for race fans to secure a race ticket to MIS. Tickets to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series events will go on sale to the general public at the Auto Show on January 13. Tickets can be purchased at the MIS ticket booth in Cobo Arena. Tickets to the track's NEXTEL Cup Series races at MIS, the June 17 Michigan 400 and the August 19 3M Performance 400, will also go on sale at 8:00 AM EST on Saturday, January 13 at MIS' official Web site, www.MISpeedway.com, or by calling the MIS ticket hotline at 1-800-354-1010. Tickets will be available at www.MISpeedway.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting January 13 and the MIS ticket hotline will be open from 9 A.M. until 9 P.M. seven days a week. While tickets go on sale for both NEXTEL Cup Series races on Saturday, January 13, tickets to all other events, which include the IRL IndyCar Series, NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and ARCA/REMAX Series are now available. Tickets can be purchased at www.MISpeedway.com, or by calling the MIS ticket hotline at 1-800-354-1010.

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