NASCAR Cup Series Returns to Michigan International Speedway in 2022

BROOKLYN, MICH. – On the heels of the closest finish in Michigan International Speedway (MIS) history, NASCAR today announced the NASCAR Cup Series will return to the two-mile track for the 54th consecutive season. The FireKeepers Casino 400 will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

The full weekend schedule, including support series races and broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.

“Michigan International Speedway holds a special place on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule thanks to its rich history and proximity to the heart of the American automotive industry,” said Chip Wile, NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Track Properties Officer. “We’re especially excited to see the Next Gen cars race at MIS, knowing that a trip to Ruoff Victory Lane brings added bragging rights for Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.”

The much-anticipated Next Gen car, NASCAR’s seventh-generation race car, will be raced in all NASCAR Cup Series races in 2022, making its regular season debut at the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 20.  The new car incorporates more features into the body of the car to better replicate the look and feel of each manufacturer’s street car. It also implements new technologies and systems to match modern passenger vehicles and bring fans closer to the sport than ever before.

Tickets for the FireKeepers Casino 400 start at $39 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Kids 12 and under also get a free Sunday Pre-Race Pass courtesy of Henry Ford Health System. Campsites are available starting at $130.

NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 888-905-7223 or online at mispeedway.com. Fans can view the full 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule and purchase tickets at nascar.com/tickets.

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About Michigan International Speedway

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track. The two-mile track – with 18 degrees of banking and 73-feet wide sweeping turns – has hosted the NASCAR Cup Series for more than 50 years. Beyond the on-track action, MIS offers a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment options for fans of all ages. MIS is the largest registered campground in the state of Michigan with nearly 9,000 campsites across 1,400-plus acres. In addition to the annual NASCAR weekend, MIS hosts non-racing events including Faster Horses Festival and Nite Lites. For more information, visit mispeedway.com.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

Contact:

Josh Hamilton

NASCAR/MIS Communications

386-547-7205

jhamilton@nascar.com