Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn

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Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) approximately four miles (6.4 km) south of the village of Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The track is 70 miles (110 km) west of the center of Detroit, 40 miles (64 km) from Ann Arbor and 60 miles (97 km) south and northwest of Lansing and Toledo, Ohio respectively. The track is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a sister track to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway. The track is owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC). Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking (by open-wheel standards; the 18-degree banking is modest by stock car standards).

Michigan is the fastest track in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners, long straightaways, and lack of a restrictor plate requirement; typical qualifying speeds are in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h) and corner entry speeds are anywhere from 215 to 220 mph (346 to 354 km/h) after the 2012 repaving of the track.

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  • Did the NASCAR experience. Loved driving over 150 mph and being able to pass other cars. Upgraded to the 24 minute driving experience and very happy I did that. Don’t be afraid to push the car...  more »
  • I am hoping to get a comment from MIS staff or other fans who had recent experience. Was a fan who attended the June 2006 - 2009 Fathers Day races back in the day when MIS had 140k+ fans and multiple....  more »
  • In the last few years especially, Michigan International Speedway has really stepped it up with golf carts to assist people who have difficulty moving. I was a firefighter injured in line of duty and have to walk with a cane. All you have to do is make eye contact, wave, or dance around, they will come to you and bring you to where you need to go quickly and without stressing out your back. If they cannot assist, they all have radios and we'll send a cart your way. The parking has improved as well as I am able to park nearly as closely to the handicap spot as I can. Five stars all the way. I've been going here every year for decades and I've never had a terrible experience. Traffic issues are solved now, but for the smart, leave before the end of the race. Again, leave before the end of the race. It's not worth it because you fight traffic on the way out. I can't remember the last time I had any difficulty getting to or from the track with complete ease. Big thanks to Michigan State Police for assisting with traffic. A wonderful summer experience for the whole family.
  • We had a great time at our first Nascar race. There is so much to see in the fan plaza. We had pit passes and great seats in the grandstand. Personable staff. Pretty well organized for events and getting in and out of the track. The flea market across from the track was great too!

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