This is a photo of President Rick Brenner and Jayme Bicknell handing out a scholarship at MIS Charity dinner

MIS hosts Inaugural Charity Dinner Presented by Consumers Energy on June 9


Michigan International Speedway will host the inaugural MIS Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy on June 9. Fans will enjoy a night of entertainment in the track’s 50 Years of Racing Exhibit Presented by Consumers Energy in the New Holland Fan Plaza.

The event, a first of its kind will feature a strolling dinner, dessert and drink stations, live and silent auctions, music by Pro DJ, a photo booth and so much more. It will take place during the FireKeepers Casino 400 weekend allowing fans to watch nonstop racing on track with the LTi Printing 250 and a unique racing experience that evening.

“We are excited to host the inaugural MIS Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy during our June event weekend,” MIS President Rick Brenner said. “This event will allow our fans to celebrate the track’s rich racing history in the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit we have planned for the weekend.”

Legends of Racing will be the theme for the event as fans celebrate the rich history of Lawrence LoPatin’s vision.

Fans can purchase tickets to the event starting at $90 or guests can make it a weekend experience starting at $179. The weekend experience includes a center grandstand ticket to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday, a ticket to the NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 on Saturday and the Charity Dinner Presented by Consumers Energy. Fans can purchase an individual ticket or a weekend package at or by calling 888-905-7223.

“We're proud to celebrate 50 years of MIS, not only powering a terrific fan experience but supporting this special anniversary Charity weekend," said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of customer experience. “As a company with roots that reach back 130 years, Consumers Energy appreciates the important role that MIS has in enriching Michigan, and we are privileged to be part of this inaugural event that showcases MIS’s special brand of fun while helping two great charitable causes.”

The MIS Charity Dinner will start at 6 p.m. and guests can immediately make their bids for the silent auction items. But make sure you keep a watch so you don’t get out bid throughout the evening.

As part of the MIS Charity Dinner, fans will have the opportunity to stroll through the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit. It will include memorabilia and cars celebrating the rich history of Michigan International Speedway through the decades.

Fans will want to check back for special announcements and additional features for the Charity Dinner.

The MIS Charity Dinner will benefit both the MIS Cares Fund and the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Patient Immediate Needs Fund.

As a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, MIS Cares’ mission is to assist and inspire youth within our community. MIS Cares supports youth in our community through grants and scholarship programs. MIS Cares is the official charitable fund of Michigan International Speedway and a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.

The Patient Immediate Needs Fund helps remove financial barriers that can keep patients at Henry Ford Allegiance Health from accessing care.  Donations will go towards gas cards, bus tokens, food cards, clothing, utility assistance, eyeglasses, dentures, home health safety items and other essential support for patients and caregivers.

The Charity Dinner is only part of the track’s season-long 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2018. In addition to the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit, the speedway will post videos and photos that celebrate the history of the two-mile oval at Fans will also want to follow the track’s social media channels to see the all the great drivers and iconic moments celebrated.  

Tickets to the two NASCAR weekends are on sale now. Tickets start at $35 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 10 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Aug. 12. Fans can find the perfect campsite for their families and friends in any of the different campgrounds at the track starting at $160. Fans can purchase tickets and campsites at or by calling 888-905-7223.

Children 12 and under are free on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, children 12 and under tickets start at $15.  Children 12 and under can attend three days of NASCAR action for just $15, ensuring families a weekend of fun at affordable prices.

All fans who have a Sunday admission can enjoy a free Saturday post-race concert. Fans can stay after the LTi Printing 250 in June for the post-race concert featuring 38 Special. After the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in August, The Cadillac Three will play the free concert. All fans with a Sunday ticket will gain admission to the concert! The concert will take place behind Turn 3.

And if you want an all-inclusive camping option that includes an RV rental, is the spot for you. They can customize a package to fit any fan’s specific needs.

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