Best of Jackson

MIS earns local award


With more than 2,000 votes cast by its readers, Michigan International Speedway was selected as Jackson Magazine’s “Top Tourist Attraction” for its 2010 Best of Jackson Awards. The speedway accepted the honor at an awards ceremony in Jackson, Mich., on March 2.

Other nominees for the award included Cascades Falls, the Dahlem Environmental Education Center and Ella Sharp Museum, all great attractions for the area. Voting was conducted on Jackson Magazine’s Web site and by mail from October to mid-January.

The award is special for MIS because it is voted on by the community and gives the speedway an understanding about the importance of being a good community partner and great tourist stop for the area.

“We are honored to be named by our local residents as one of Jackson’s best as the top tourist attraction,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “This awards program and the special nod to the winners and nominees is such a shining example of everything that's positive about this community. And we're extremely proud to be a part of that."

MIS hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends every summer in June and August. The race weekends are a top tourist destination for fans that travel from all 50 states and 13 countries. Many local businesses in the Jackson and surrounding areas receive a great deal of economic benefit from the races.

MIS has also gone to great lengths to listen to its race fans, many from the Jackson area, by improving local traffic, widening seats and reducing ticket and concession prices. The speedway also introduced a Fan Appreciation Program presented by LifeLock, which gives fans the chance to win race tickets, pit passes, pace car rides, exclusive access to driver introductions and other popular prizes.

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. 

MIS’ Value Pricing is now available to the public until April 4. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 on June 13 and CARFAX 400 on August 15 are as low as $25. Visit or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage of great pricing for 2010 events at MIS.

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