In June 2010, upon the completion of the new suite and media center along pit road at MIS, the track will become the first one on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit with an alternative energy source. The solar-powered, 31-suite building and track media center will be outfitted with approximately 8,000-square-feet of solar panels across its rooftop.
The suite/media center will also make the racetrack one of the largest U.S. producers of green energy in American sports. Michigan International Speedway joins three other venues — AT&T Park in San Francisco, Staples Center in Los Angeles and US Airways Arena in Phoenix — as the country’s energy leaders in major-league sports.
“We hope Michigan International Speedway’s actions can help show the nation that NASCAR and their fans are some of the country’s most enthusiastic conservationists and can be a powerful leader in lowering energy consumption,” track President Roger Curtis said.