Michigan International Speedway

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Michigan International Speedway
Infield and front stretch grandstand.jpg
Infield and front stretch grandstand
Location Brooklyn, Michigan
Time zone GMT−5
Capacity 119,500
Owner International Speedway Corp
Operator International Speedway Corp
Broke ground September 28, 1967
Opened 1968
Construction Cost $4-6 million
Architect Charles Moneypenny
Former Names Michigan Speedway (1996-2000)
Major Events NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (June)
400 (August)

NASCAR Nationwide Series
250 (June)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
VFW 200 (August)
ARCA Remax Series
200 (June)

D-shaped oval
Surface Asphalt
Circuit Length 2 mi (3.22 km)
Turns 4
Banking Turns: 18°

The Michigan International Speedway (or MIS) is a two-mile (3.22 km) long racetrack. It contains more than 1,400 acres, near Brooklyn, Michigan.[1][2] The track is used mostly for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as the "sister track" of Texas World Speedway. Construction for the track began on September 28, 1967, and opened October 13, 1968 with budget of around $4–6 million.[3]

Michigan is now one of the fastest tracks in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners and long straightaways. It normal speeds of more than 190 mph, but corner entry speeds easily pass 200 mph (~320 Km/h).

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  1. "Michigan International Speedway is NASCAR's Great Escape". mispeedway.com. Michigan International Speedway. http://www.mispeedway.com/About-MIS/About-MIS.aspx. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  2. "Michigan International Speedway History". sportstravel.com. Premiere Global Sports. http://www.sportstravel.com/venues/michigan-international-speedway.php. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  3. "History of MIS". mispeedway.com. Michigan International Speedway. http://www.mispeedway.com/About-MIS/History.aspx. Retrieved 2010-10-04.