Dale Junior wins the LifeLock 400 at MIS in 2008.

Earnhardt Jr. featured guest in new Acceleration club


NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will headline the biggest hospitality event in motorsports at Michigan International Speedway in June.

Earnhardt is a featured guest in Acceleration on Sunday, June 14. The new and exciting fan hospitality option will open at MIS on June 13 and 14 during the LifeLock 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend. Acceleration is a club that combines the thrill and speed of NASCAR with the comfort, fun and food of a favorite sports bar.

“Michigan has come up with a great event for the fans at Acceleration,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “It’s always good to get out there and interact with the fans and I hope we can put on a good race for them.”

Earnhardt will be a guest on Sunday, June 14. A complete listing of guests will be posted as they are confirmed. Featured speakers will participate in Q&A sessions with Acceleration club guests throughout the weekend.

“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the grand opening of our new hospitality club than with an exceptional lineup of drivers and celebrities and our race fans,” Corporate Partnerships Director for MIS Josh Burgett said. “Acceleration is a true VIP experience and only a few steps away from world-class racing. Whether you’re purchasing individual tickets or bringing a small group, Acceleration is the perfect way to enjoy the excitement and power of NASCAR and MIS.”

New, improved and better than ever for 2009, Acceleration is the perfect combination of great racing, great food and great times. The hospitality option replaces the former Tailgate Club and Victory Lane Club at MIS and is an all-inclusive fan package that promises even better food, entertainment and guest amenities.

Now located on the New Holland Fan Plaza, Acceleration is set up in a 15,000-square-foot pavilion. It is the biggest and best way to enjoy race day, and it’s only a few short steps from the speedway’s grandstand seats.

Hospitality packages can be purchased individually or for groups. And guests can take part in Acceleration on Saturday or Sunday — or both days — of the event.

Admission to Acceleration includes:

Ÿ Hospitality access

Ÿ Pre-race pit access

Ÿ Breakfast and lunch

Ÿ Beverages (six drink tickets per guest good for beer, wine, soda, water)
Ÿ Entertainment

Ÿ Souvenir program
Ÿ Collectible event gift
Ÿ Scanner rental
Ÿ Driver and NASCAR personality appearances


Admission is $69 for adults and $49 for kids, plus a grandstand admission ticket for Saturday. And $179 for adults and $79 for kids, plus a grandstand admission ticket for Sunday.

Acceleration can be purchased for the entire weekend for $248 for adults and $128 kids, plus a grandstand admission ticket.

Acceleration isn’t just for individual ticket holders. Businesses can also take advantage of this awesome hospitality option by reserving a table of 10 for $2,500. Corporate hospitality that’s tailored to individual business sizes and budgets is what sets MIS apart from other speedways.

“We know that one size doesn’t always fit all,” Burgett said. “So we have created an option for companies who may have smaller client bases or smaller budgets and will create a package that suits their needs, rather than simply ours.”

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Tickets and camping are on sale now. For additional information, call the MIS Ticket Hotline at 800-354-1010.


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