The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races will all feature race enhancements in 2017. NASCAR announced the stage lengths for all three series at Michigan International Speedway.
The races during the 2017 season will each feature multiple winners. The winner of the first two stages of each race will receive one playoff point, and the race winner will receive five playoff points. Each playoff point will be added to his or her reset total following race number 26, if that competitor makes the playoffs. In addition, the top 10 finishers of the first two stages will garner points towards the regular season championship.
The race enhancements will increase the sense of urgency and emphasize aggressive racing and strategy. The format will deliver more dramatic moments over the course of an entire race and season, with playoff point incentives on the line throughout.
In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 18 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 on August 13 the first stage will comprise laps 1-60 while stage two will be laps 61-120.
Stage three will be laps 121-200 as the drivers go for the race win and five playoff bonus points.
In the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on June 17, the first two stages will be comprised of laps 1-30 and 31-60 respectively. Then, stage three will be laps 61-125 to determine the race winner.
Stage one will be lap 1-30 and stage two will be laps 31-60 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LTi Printing 200 on August 12. The final stage will be laps 61-100.
|Race||Stage 1||Stage 2||Final Stage|
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400||1-60||61-120||121-200|
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pure Michigan 400||1-60||61-120||121-200|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series||1-30||31-60||61-125|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LTi Printing 200||1-30||31-60||61-100|
“Every race and every lap will have a direct impact on the regular season championship and playoffs,” track President Rick Brenner said. “We are excited to see the race enhancements in action starting at the DAYTONA 500 and can’t wait to experience it here at MIS in June and August.”
Tickets and camping to all the exciting thrills at NASCAR’s fastest track are on sale. Fans can make their purchases for all the races and camping at Michigan International Speedway at www.mispeedway.com or by calling 800-354-1010.
Tickets start at $38 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 18 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 on August 13.
Children 12 and under are free on Friday and Saturday. On Sundays, children 12 and under tickets start at $20. Children 12 and under can attend three days of NASCAR action for just $20, ensuring families a weekend of fun at affordable prices.
The first of the track’s two traditional NASCAR weekends in 2017 is June 16-18 with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Corrigan Oil 200 on June 16; NASCAR XFINITY Series on June 17; and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 is on Father’s Day on June 18.
The Monster Energy Series will wind up its summertime stint at MIS with the Pure Michigan 400 on August 13. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LTi Printing 200 is on August 12.