Pit Road access increased for the Pure Michigan 400 weekend

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NASCAR and Michigan International Speedway continue to work together to bring the fans closer to the action on pit road all weekend.  

Fans attending the Pure Michigan 400 and supporting events this weekend can enjoy the sights from up-close, thanks to the work by NASCAR to give fans access to the sport’s superstars.

“No sport allows the access to its athletes like a NASCAR racetrack does,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “We worked with NASCAR and thank them for allowing us to increase the access to the pit road ticket holders. It’s a thrill to stand on the track and visit pit road.”

NASCAR provides fans the closest access in all of professional sports. On any race weekend, fans have the opportunity to walk pit road before the race, attend special autograph sessions or watch as drivers prepare for the race.

During qualifying for the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Pole Day on Friday, fans with pit passes are invited to stand in the empty pit boxes during the single-car qualifying runs. Fans can watch the drivers dash off into turn one to begin their qualifying run or welcome them back after they laid down a fast lap.

Prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, guests will be allowed to walk pit road and in the pit boxes. Once practice starts, all pit road ticket holders must remain in the area between the Pit Road Suites and the fire lane until the start of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 presented by the Cooper Standard Foundation and Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation.

Prior to the Pure Michigan 400, guests can walk the length of pit road between the cars staged on pit road and the frontstretch side of pit road. All pit road ticket holders may also sign the start-finish line and visit Gatorade Victory Lane.  

Fans can enjoy unparalleled access to the pits. Now is your chance to watch as the cars are staged prior to the Pure Michigan 400 and see the crews prepare the pit boxes. You cannot get closer to the action in any other sport.

You can experience pit road up close, sign the start/finish line, take your photo with the trophy on race morning and view the cars and race teams during pre-race preparations. A Pit and Paddock Pass is your best opportunity to try and get your favorite driver’s autograph. (Restrictions apply; check www.MISpeedway.com for details.)

The paddock is in the infield area, just behind the garages and pit roads. It’s where kids can go and get pretty close to pit road and their favorite drivers.

Visit www.MISpeedway.com for a complete listing of events and to buy tickets and camping today.

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