Michigan International Speedway aka MIS is a track situated in Brooklyn Michigan at the off US Highway 12 on a large amount of land that is approximately 1400 acres at the south of the Brooklyn village which 4 miles away from this track. This area contains beautiful hills providing beautiful sceneries in the south of the Michigan. Track’s former name was Michigan Speedway from the period of 1996 to 2000. The track is just for the Nascar events. This track is smaller than the Texas World Speedway as it is also known as its the sister track and used as the Auto Club Speedway’s basis track. The track has the seat capacity of 71000. It is owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation. The ground broke on 1967 September 28. It was opened for race events on 1968 October 13. It has a construction cost of $4 to $6 million American Dollars. The architect of the track is Charles Moneypenny. The track is D-Shaped Oval with a length of 2 miles. The track has a banking degree at its turn of 18, 12 degrees at the Start and the finish and 5 degrees at the backstretch.
Current events include Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series; FireKeepers Casino 400 and Pure Michigan 400, Nascar Xfinity Series; Menards 250 presented by Valvoline, Nascar Camping World Truck Series;
VFW 200 and ARCA Racing Series; Corrigan Oil 250 (June).
The track has faced a lot of life-threatening accidents, some of them include; on 16th July 1972 in USAC Champ Car Michigan 200 when Merle Battenhausen’s car was crashed into the wall outside of the backstretch of the track and in the result his career has come to an end. In 2009 in the month of June a driver named Brian Scott’s car hit on the turn 4 and it broke his wrist at the Camping World Truck Series event. In 2000 a car was flipped 12 times in a practice race by a racer named Elliot Sadler at track’s turn 1.
Track has some lap records i.e. at Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series on 15 August 2014 in qualifying race it was 206.558 mph by Jeff Gordon and on 13 June 1999 at the main race it was 173.997 mph by Dale Jarrett.