Monday, July 16, 2012
Bonus NASCAR! More than 20 Teams Expected for July 30 Tire Test
by Brad Kuhbander
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Michigan International Speedway will be the center of NASCAR on Monday, July 30 when Goodyear holds a one-day tire test for all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams.
The best drivers will once again descend on the Irish Hills to continue their preparations for the Pure Michigan 400. It is expected that more than 20 teams will take advantage of the extra time.
“This test will help Goodyear select a tire that is more compatible with the fast Michigan racing surface, and improve an already competitive race weekend from start to finish,” NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton said, “Goodyear invited a majority of teams to Michigan, and we’ll work together on all elements to put on the best show possible for our fans.”
The track will open the Turn 1 Grandstand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 30 for fans to watch the test free of charge.
“This is a unique opportunity for fans to see the drivers again test the repaved racing surface,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “We expect to see numerous drivers and teams continue to prepare for the upcoming Pure Michigan 400. The test falls at a perfect time for our fans as they get a chance to see cars on track between our two races.”
Testing times, track schedule and drivers are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.
Fans are asked to park in Lot 10 off US 12 and enter the grandstands through Gate 17, just behind the water tower. The restroom facilities will be open and concession stands will be available. Fans are also allowed to bring in coolers that meet the MIS grandstand gate policies for any race weekend.
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Michigan International Speedway 2012 Schedule
Friday, Aug. 17 Gatorade Pole Day
Saturday, Aug. 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series VFW 200
Sunday, Aug. 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400
2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
May 19 - Great Lakes Wine Festival Presented by Jackson County CVB
June 15 - ARCA Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200
June 16 - NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250
June 17 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400
August 17 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice Day
August 18 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series VFW 200
August 19 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400
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