BROOKLYN, Mich. – The 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy will feature Michigan International Speedway memorabilia and a special display of cars that once raced on the two-mile oval.
The first three cars added to the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit will represent the IndyCar Series and the International Race of Champions Series presented by Consumers Energy.
“We are excited to add historic cars to our 50 Years of Racing Exhibit that the best drivers once competed in at Michigan International Speedway,” track President Rick Brenner said. “We can’t wait for our fans to visit the exhibit and witness the speedway’s rich history. This adds value to our race weekends and is a can’t miss event for our fans.”
Dale Earnhardt Sr. competed in 17 IROC races at Michigan International Speedway, posting two wins. Earnhardt won the IROC Championship four times during his career. In 1995 he won his second series championship and the car he piloted that season will be on display for fans to see both weekends.
Al Unser Sr. won the 1978 IROC championship. The 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy will feature the car “Big Al” drove during the 1978 race at MIS. He started eight IROC races in the Irish Hills.
Rick Mears was one of the best to drive in the IndyCar Series and especially enjoyed his time at Michigan International Speedway. In 25 starts at MIS, Mears recorded three wins to tie for the third-most in track history for the series. In July 1982, Mears was quickest in qualifying to win the pole for the Norton-Michigan 500 in his Gould Charge Penske PC 10 car. Now, more than 35 years later, fans can get an up close view of the car on race weekends.
Fans will have the opportunity to stroll through the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy in the fan plaza both weekends. It will include memorabilia and cars celebrating the rich history of Michigan International Speedway through the decades.
Fans will want to check back often as more cars are announced for the 50 Years of Racing Exhibit in the coming weeks.