MIS, NASCAR display at NAIAS

Michigan International Speedway and NASCAR Bring Thunder To Detroit BROOKLYN, Mich. --Being Michigan and Detroit's only superspeedway, MIS has invited NASCAR to the automotive capital of the world by working together to bring the thunder and ...

Michigan International Speedway and NASCAR Bring Thunder To Detroit

BROOKLYN, Mich. --Being Michigan and Detroit's only superspeedway, MIS has invited NASCAR to the automotive capital of the world by working together to bring the thunder and excitement of NASCAR to Downtown Detroit during the 2005 North American International Auto Show January 15-23 at Cobo Center.

NASCAR is partnering with Michigan International Speedway in a display including four show cars, including the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Dennis Setzer in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the Michigan International Speedway Chevrolet Monte Carlo pace car, as well Darrell Waltrip's 1988 No. 17 Tide Chevrolet. The display will also highlight NASCAR action on four plasma screens. Michigan International Speedway employees will distribute NASCAR Acceleration 2005 lanyards, pocket schedules, Craftsman key chains and pens and NASCAR Busch Series decals. The display can be found in the Michigan Hall of the Cobo Center, on the lower level, adjacent to Cobo Arena, in Detroit, MI.

"Michigan is the birthplace and home of the auto industry and NASCAR consistently delivers great racing to Michigan twice a year, so it is exciting to bring the two together for such a significant event," said MIS President Brett Shelton. "The North American International Auto Show is a great place to show our support of the auto industry. We once again look forward to hosting the auto industry and help them celebrate their innovations when the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series returns to Michigan this Father's Day weekend."

Fans can witness the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series as it visits the backyard of the Automobile Capital of the World on June 19 and August 21 at MIS. Tickets for both NEXTEL Cup Series races go on sale Saturday, February 12. Tickets are on-sale now for other exciting NASCAR action which includes the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on June 18 and the NASCAR Busch Series on August 20. Tickets can be purchased in real-time on MIS' newly redesigned official website, www.MISpeedway.com, or by calling the MIS ticket hotline at 1-800-354-1010.

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