PHOTO: The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway twice in 2019. The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be on June 9. The series will return to the Irish Hills on August 11. (credit Getty Images)
Michigan International Speedway will host a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019. NASCAR released its 2019 schedule on Tuesday, and NASCAR’s South Central Michigan track, described as NASCAR’s most entertaining, will host the Monster Energy Series on June 9 and Aug. 11.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 is on June 9. The series will return on Aug. 11 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
“We are excited to host the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series twice in 2019,” MIS President Rick Brenner said. “We continue to look for ways to add value to the entire weekend’s schedule as we watch the best drivers race on Sunday. Both weekends will be full of great racing and entertainment, making them can’t miss events in 2019.”
NASCAR will kick off the 2019 season with the DAYTONA 500. The 2019 DAYTONA 500 will be held on February 17 and will air live on FOX. Visit www.nascar.com for the full schedule.
MIS is one of 23 racetracks to host Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in the nation and is the only one in the state of Michigan. The NASCAR races anchor a year’s worth of events that will continue to bring business and drive tourism in the state, helping to showcase all the great things the State of Michigan and all the track’s partners have to offer.
Tickets to the two NASCAR weekends in 2018 are on sale now. Tickets start at $35 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 10 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Aug. 12. Fans can find the perfect campsite for their families and friends in any of the different campgrounds at the track starting at $160. Fans can purchase tickets and campsites at www.mispeedway.com or by calling 888-905-7223.
Children 12 and under are free on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, children 12 and under tickets start at $15. Children 12 and under can attend three days of NASCAR action for just $15, ensuring families a weekend of fun at affordable prices.
All fans who have a Sunday admission can enjoy a free Saturday post-race concert. Fans can stay after the LTi Printing 250 in June for the post-race concert featuring 38 Special. After the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in August, The Cadillac Three will play the free concert. All fans with a Sunday ticket will gain admission to the concert! The concert will take place behind Turn 3.
And if you want an all-inclusive camping option that includes an RV rental, MISCAMPING.com is the spot for you. They can customize a package to fit any fan’s specific needs.
The Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy, a first of its kind will feature a strolling dinner, dessert and drink stations, live and silent auctions, music, a photo booth and so much more. It will take place during the FireKeepers Casino 400 weekend allowing fans to watch nonstop racing on track with the LTi Printing 250 and a unique racing experience that evening in the track’s 50 Years of Racing Exhibit Presented by Consumers Energy in the fan plaza.
Fans can purchase tickets to the event starting at $90 or guests can make it a weekend experience starting at $179. The weekend experience includes a center grandstand ticket to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday, a ticket to the NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 on Saturday and the Charity Dinner presented by Consumers Energy. Fans can purchase an individual ticket or a weekend package atwww.mispeedway.com/charitydinner or by calling 888-905-7223.
Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is NASCAR’s fastest racetrack. It has been the love of NASCAR racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike for nearly 50 years.