RUSTY WALLACE, MARK MARTIN TO BE HONORED DURING PRE-RACE CEREMONIES PRIOR TO GFS MARKETPLACE 400 AT MIS BROOKLYN, Mich. - When the green flag drops for the GFS Marketplace 400 on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, two drivers who have ...
RUSTY WALLACE, MARK MARTIN TO BE HONORED DURING PRE-RACE CEREMONIES PRIOR TO GFS MARKETPLACE 400 AT MIS
BROOKLYN, Mich. - When the green flag drops for the GFS Marketplace 400 on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, two drivers who have accomplished so much on the 2-mile oval, Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin, will be saying their final good-byes and racing in their final NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races at MIS.
Wallace and Martin are no strangers to success at MIS with a combined 15 victories between the two of them. Wallace has seven wins (5 Cup, 1 IROC, 1 ASA) and Martin eight (4 Cup, 2 Busch, 1 IROC, 1 ASA) at MIS, making them two of the most successful drivers in track history. Both drivers will be looking for one last victory at MIS in Wallace's 'Rusty's Last Call' and Martin's 'Salute To You' campaigns.
Fans will want to be in their seats prior to driver introductions at approximately 2 p.m. as MIS will honor Wallace and Martin during pre-race ceremonies prior to the GFS Marketplace 400. Both drivers will be presented a framed photo collage of memorable wins at MIS by track President Brett Shelton and have a chance to address the MIS crowd and thank them for all of their support during their two annual stops in the Irish Hills. Both drivers will then ride separate trucks to give an opportunity for one last salute to the great MIS fans.
"I've always enjoyed racing at MIS and would like to win here again," said Wallace. "This track has always treated me real well and the fans here have always been some of the best on the circuit. It's been a great run and I've enjoyed my last season in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series."
In addition, fans will also get a chance to see Wallace appear in MIS' all-inclusive Victory Lane Club prior to the GFS Marketplace 400 on August 21. Wallace will perform question and answer sessions for fans who have purchased the Fan Hospitality package.
Victory Lane Club packages feature a turn four reserved grandstand seat, pre-race pit pass, souvenir program, race-related gift, hospitality tent access, catered breakfast and lunch, entertainment and a question and answer session with Wallace. Hospitality-only packages can also be purchased for fans that already have their seats.
Guests who wish to purchase fan hospitality packages or already have tickets and would like to upgrade to a fan hospitality package are encouraged to contact the ticket office at (800) 354-1010.