NASCAR drivers confirmed for fishing tourney

Joey Logano at Fish Your Bass Off

Like race fans, many NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are also avid outdoorsman, making the MIS Cares “Fish Your Bass Off” Tournament the perfect destination before the Show Me the CARFAX race weekend.

NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Joey Logano and Elliott Sadler, along with former champion Bobby Allison, will appear at the Fish Your Bass Off Tournament, which will take place on Thursday, August 12 at Jerry’s Pub & Restaurant on scenic Wampler’s Lake just minutes from the speedway.

Fans are invited to join the festivities at Jerry’s Pub from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and may visit the MIS Cares website at MISpeedway.com/MISCares to purchase a $35 admission ticket to the event, which includes dinner.

Festivities during the fund-raising event will include bass weigh-in, a question and answer session with Logano and Sadler, dinner and drinks from a cash bar. The National Bass Anglers Association will conduct the ever-popular weigh-in of bass announced by ESPN Outdoors commentator Mark Zona and professional bass angler Kevin VanDam, both Michigan natives.

Live and silent auctions featuring signed NASCAR memorabilia will be held, with all funds benefiting MIS Cares.

“We’re extremely excited to have Joey Logano, Elliott Sadler and Bobby Allison attend our Fish Your Bass Off Tournament,” MIS Director of Government and Community Affairs Alisha Cottrell said. “It’s always nice when you receive support from NASCAR drivers and former champions for events like this. It’s great for the speedway and MIS Cares beneficiaries that we help throughout the year.”

Sponsors of the event include Competition Tire, Yoder’s Market, the Ryan Newman Foundation, Country Market, Matthew Logan DDS, Michigan Out-of-Doors, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Mid-America Machining, Plentz Chiropractic Clinic, City Events Group, Karl’s and Weaver Media.

MIS Cares also currently has auction items available at auctions.nascar.com for a variety of experiences during the Show Me the CARFAX race weekend. Auction items include: driver intro ride-a-longs with Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin and David Ragan, pace car rides with Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle, Skylounge Suite passes and ticket packages to other race tracks (Auto Club, Phoenix, Richmond, Talladega and Homestead-Miami). Fans can bid on these items for next weekend’s race by visiting auctions.nascar.com and click on the ‘Tickets & Experiences” tab on the left hand side of the web page.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike. 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the CARFAX 400 on August 15 are as low as $25. Visit MISpeedway.com or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage of great pricing for 2010 events at MIS.

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