This is a photo of Bobby Allison in Victory Lane at MIS in 1971

Elliott and Allison cars on display in the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy

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The 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy at Michigan International Speedway is a place for fans to see on race weekends in 2018. The track continues to add cars driven by NASCAR Hall of Famers to the display. 

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 cannot wait for our race weekends to showcase the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit to our fans and to hear their stories,” track President Rick Brenner said. “We are excited to continue to add cars that were once driven by NASCAR Hall of Famers who had so much success at MIS. The exhibit is a must see in June and August.”

Bill Elliott dominated at Michigan International Speedway in the 1980s in the NASCAR Cup Series. He recorded seven wins on the two-mile oval from 1984 – 89. He produced those victories in 12 races, including four straight in 1985 – 86. Elliott also started on the pole six times in those same 12 races. The car that Elliott drove to victory lane in the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 will be on display in the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit in the fan plaza. The 2015 NASCAR Hall of Famer finished his racing career with 44 wins and 55 poles in the NASCAR Cup Series. 

Bobby Allison was considered one of the best racers during his career. He is tied for fourth in track history with four wins. In June and August, fans will have the opportunity to see the 1972 Chevrolet Malibu that Allison drove. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011 after producing 84 NASCAR Cup Series wins. 

The two cars will be showcased alongside the previous nine cars and one truck announced:

  • Dale Earnhardt Sr. 1995 IROC Championship car
  • Al Unser Sr. 1978 IROC Championship car
  • Rick Mears 1982 Gould Charge Penske PC 10 car
  • Greg Biffle 2012 Pure Michigan 400 and 2013 Quicken Loans 400 Ford Fusion winning car
  • Carl Edwards 2007 Citizens Bank 400 Ford Fusion winning car
  • Roush Fenway Racing winning truck from 2007 and 2009
  • Earnhardt 1990 Chevrolet Lumina
  • David Pearson 1969 Yankee 600 Ford Torino winning car
  • Richard Petty 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner
  • Dale Jarrett 1996 GM Goodwrench Service 400 Ford Thunderbird winning car

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 Energywill 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.

Tickets start at $35 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 10 and the Consumers Energy 400 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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