Michigan International Speedway facts for kids
|Infield and front stretch grandstand|
|Owner||International Speedway Corp|
|Operator||International Speedway Corp|
|Broke ground||September 28, 1967|
|Construction Cost||$4-6 million|
|Former Names||Michigan Speedway (1996-2000)|
|Major Events||NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (June)
|Circuit Length||2 mi (3.22 km)|
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. 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.
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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