50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy to include Petty and Jarrett carsShare
Michigan International Speedway is adding two more cars to the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy at Michigan International Speedway.
The exhibit will house special memorabilia and cars that once raced on the two-mile oval for fans to enjoy in both June and August.
“We are excited to add two more cars to our 50 Years of Racing Exhibit for both June and August,” track President Rick Brenner said. “Richard Petty and Dale Jarrett combined to win eight NASCAR Cup Series races at MIS and it is exciting to have a car they each drove on display. We continue to add value for our fans on race weekend.”
Richard Petty finished his racing career with 200 wins, the most in NASCAR Cup Series history. In 47 starts at Michigan International Speedway, the King recorded four victories to tie for the sixth-best mark in track lore. Petty’s 1971 Plymouth Road Runner will be on display in the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.
Dale Jarrett also tallied four wins at Michigan International Speedway during his career to tie Petty for sixth in track history. The Ford Thunderbird that Jarrett drove to victory in the 1996 GM Goodwrench Service 400 will be parked in the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit. During his career, Jarrett totaled 32 victories and 16 pole positions. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014.
The two cars will be showcased alongside the previous seven cars and one truck announced. Also on display will be the Dale Earnhardt Sr. 1995 IROC Championship car, the Al Unser Sr. 1978 IROC Championship car and the Rick Mears 1982 Gould Charge Penske PC 10 car. Fans can also see Greg Biffle’s winning car from 2012 and 2013, the car Carl Edwards drove to victory lane in 2007 and the Roush Fenway Racing truck that visited victory lane twice at MIS. A 1990 Earnhardt Chevy Lumina and a 1969 Ford Torino from David Pearson will be showcased. These nine cars and one truck will be on display in the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy on both race weekends for fans to enjoy.
Fans will want to check back often as more cars are announced for the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit in the coming weeks.
Visit www.mispeedway.com/50yearsto see all the latest memorabilia and cars added to the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy. The track will also post videos and photos that celebrate the history of the two-mile speedway on the website. In addition, fans can follow along with a special timeline chronicling the key historical events.
In addition, the MIS Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy will take place on June 9 starting at 6 p.m. in the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit.
The MIS Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy, a first of its kind event, will feature a strolling dinner, dessert and drink stations, live and silent auctions, music, a photo booth and so much more. The event will also feature a special question and answer session from Dale Inman, Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood. The MIS Charity Dinner will benefit both the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Patient Immediate Needs Fund and the MIS Cares Fund.
Fans can purchase tickets to the event starting at $90 or guests can make it a weekend experience starting at $179. The weekend experience includes a center grandstand ticket to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday, a ticket to the NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 on Saturday and the Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy. Fans can purchase an individual ticket or a weekend package at www.mispeedway.com/charitydinneror by calling 888-905-7223.
The MIS Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy will start at 6 p.m. and guests can immediately make their bids for the silent auction items. But make sure you keep a watch so you don’t get out bid throughout the evening.
Tickets to the two NASCAR weekends are on sale now. Tickets start at $35 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 10 and the Consumers Energy on Aug. 12. Fans can find the perfect campsite for their families and friends in any of the different campgrounds at the track starting at $160. Fans can purchase tickets and campsites at www.mispeedway.comor by calling 888-905-7223.
Children 12 and under are free on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, children 12 and under tickets start at $15. Children 12 and under can attend three days of NASCAR action for just $15, ensuring families a weekend of fun at affordable prices.
Sunday ticket holders can stick around on Saturday after the NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 for a free post-race concert featuring the bands FireHouse and 38 Special located behind Turn 3. In August, fans with a Sunday admission can stay after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200 for the free concert featuring The Cadillac Three.
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