MIS will continue to bring NASCAR to Michigan for at least next five years

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NASCAR will return to Michigan International Speedway with a pair of weekends in 2016: June 10-12 and Aug. 26-28.

The first of the track’s two NASCAR weekends is June 10-12 with the Corrigan Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series on June 10; NASCAR XFINITY Series on June 11; and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 12.

The Sprint Cup Series will wind up its summertime stint at MIS on August 28 with the Pure Michigan 400. The Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation is on August 27.

MIS is one of 23 tracks to host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in the nation and is the only one in the state of Michigan. The NASCAR races anchor a year’s worth of events that will continue to bring business and drive tourism in the state, helping to showcase all the great things the State of Michigan and all the track’s partners have to offer.

NASCAR announced agreements on Monday with the tracks to field NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races for the next five years. The sanction agreements provide guests and partners of each track the knowledge that track will host NASCAR events the next five years.

The schedule and actual placement of the dates within each given season’s schedule beyond 2016 will be part of the on-going discussions between NASCAR and the tracks.

“We take our responsibility to the fans and to our partners very seriously to do our part and ensure the sport is healthy, strong and growing. So we are thrilled to continue bringing NASCAR to Michigan for at least the next five years, just as we have done since 1969,” MIS President Roger Curtis. “This is an exciting time for the sport and we proud of our partnerships with FireKeepers Casino Hotel and Pure Michigan, to name a few, as we look forward to being a part of the future with NASCAR.”

NASCAR will kick off the 2016 season against the new backdrop of a completely reimagined Daytona International Speedway. DAYTONA Rising, the speedway’s $400 million redevelopment project, will be complete when both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series launch at Daytona Speedweeks. The 2016 DAYTONA 500 will be held on February 21 and will air live on FOX.

Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, a town of about 1,200, is one of only 23 facilities in the world to hold such an event – and the track hosts two!

Fans at the track in 2015 can renew tickets and camping for the 2016 season now at the lowest price until November 4.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 18.

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