Turn Your Race Experience Into A Vacation By Camping At Michigan International Speedway

One of the hidden secrets that makes Michigan International Speedway so special to race fans is that they make a vacation out of their experience by camping at the speedway. Instead of traveling the day of a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race or staying in a local hotel, fans are continuously taking advantage of the affordable camping that MIS has to offer. Each year, MIS offers nearly 8,500 campsites in nine different Walt Michal's RV Superstore-sponsored campgrounds on speedway property, which gives fans plenty of opportunity to bring their family or friends to MIS for a race weekend vacation that is full of fun and excitement. "Camping at Michigan International Speedway is a great way to escape everyday life and experience a race weekend from a different perspective," track President Roger Curtis said. "Because we are nestled in the scenic Irish Hills, camping here is like being in a national park. You get the tranquility of the great outdoors, yet, you get to hear the thundering sounds of stock cars driven by your favorite NASCAR drivers such as Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart." Camping at MIS provides a vacation getaway for fans that enjoy the exciting racing action of NASCAR and the IRL IndyCar Series. Every year, motorhomes, tents and pop-up campers ascend on MIS with the idea of sitting around a campfire, cooking out with family and friends and enjoying the scenic views of the 2-mile track right in their backyard. The camping experience at MIS is a fun and affordable way to see some of the greatest racing anywhere in the country. New to MIS this year is the Pit Road Motorcoach Campground. The new campground is unique in that it features campsites right on pit road, which will give fans spectacular up-close views directly from their motorhome. It's an experience you can't get at any other race track. The Pit Road Campground is replacing the old pit terrace seats along pit road. These new premium campsites, which feature water and electric hook-ups, are selling quickly. "I've been camping with friends at MIS for a long time and it never gets old," season ticket holder and 2005 MIS Fan of the Year Oscar Ortiz said. "My race weekend experience isn't complete unless we camp. Camping and racing are what make MIS so special. I would encourage anyone to take advantage of the great camping at MIS. It's worth it." One of the fun activities that goes along with camping at MIS is the campsite contest. Each year, fans can decorate their sites with a specific theme selected by the speedway. In 2007, June's weekend will be a "Hawaiian Luau" theme followed by the "Wizard of Oz" for the IRL IndyCar Series weekend and "Christmas" for the August 3M Performance 400 weekend. Campsites are selling quickly and range from $125 to $2,000 per site. Sites can be purchased for 1-7 nights, depending on the campground you stay in. For more information or to order a campsite at MIS, call 800-354-1010.

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