MIS will once again welcome NASCAR Cup, Xfinity Series next year as NASCAR releases full schedule for 2024
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Oct. 4, 2023) – Michigan International Speedway will continue to host an August NASCAR race weekend as the sanctioning body today released its full schedule for 2024.
The two-mile D-shaped track will host both the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series on the third weekend of August, placing it later in the regular season schedule and setting it up as one of the final races for the Cup Series before the Playoffs.
“Coming off the incredible atmosphere from the 2023 NASCAR race weekend at Michigan, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the stakes raised for the Cup Series with the 2024 NASCAR schedule announcement,” said Joe Fowler, President of Michigan International Speedway. “Our fans will experience an added level of intensity in the third-to-last race of the regular season as they enjoy the late summer weekend at MIS.”
In 2023, Michigan kicked off the final four races of the Cup Series regular season. Next season, only Daytona International Speedway and Darlington Raceway will remain in the regular season after Michigan’s Cup Series date, placing even more importance on its role in setting the championship field.
Below are the dates, times and broadcast partners for the 2024 NASCAR race weekend at Michigan International Speedway:
Aug. 17 – 18
- Saturday, Aug. 17 – NASCAR Xfinity Series Cabo Wabo® 250 (3:30 p.m. ET; USA Network, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Sunday, Aug. 18 – NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 (2:30 p.m. ET; USA Network, MRN/SiriusXM)
Last time at Michigan, the fans brought an undeniable energy as drivers took to the track in an action-packed battle.
Chris Buescher and Martin Truex Jr. were in a close fight for the lead in the final laps of the FireKeepers Casino 400, with the Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing driver holding off Truex to take the win. Buescher’s win in Michigan marked back-to-back victories for him, as team co-owner and Michigan native Brad Keselowski finished in the top-five.
Fans can purchase tickets for the 2024 FireKeepers Casino 400 NASCAR race weekend at Michigan International Speedway at www.mispeedway.com.
To view the full NASCAR schedule for 2024, please visit www.nascar.com/schedule.
About Michigan International Speedway
Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is one of the fastest tracks in NASCAR. 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.
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, 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 sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly 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 annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).