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Posted On Friday, 08 June 2018 15:25 Written by
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – Michigan International Speedway has a full weekend of entertainment planned.

Fans can check out for all the entertainment options that are planned for the June race week at MIS. Guests will want to arrive extra early this season to take advantage of all the options that are available.

Before the drivers are introduced for the FireKeepers Casino 400, Mike Green will entertain the crowd. The comedian has toured the United States performing stand up and making people laugh at every stop. On June 10 he will be live on the pre-race stage at Michigan International Speedway.

Guests will want to be in their seat early to see the human cannon ball before the FireKeepers Casino 400. Don't miss David "The Bullet" Smith AGT, the World's Most Accomplished human cannonball, as he flies through the air above the tri-oval. Smith has been featured on America's Got Talent and is a Guinness World Record holder.



In-Campground Entertainment:

-          Dueling pianos – Watch as two dynamic piano players entertain the crowd in the Infield Campground.

-          Medium – Make connections to loved ones in spirit delivering messages and guidance full of laughter, love, insight and healing during a special messages from the spirit session.

-          Church service – Every campground will have a non-denominational service on Sunday morning.

-          Pedal Bar – Grab your drink and friends to hop on the pedal bar going through the infield.

-          Movie – Grab your popcorn and enjoy the movie on the big screen. Campers can watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Thursday and Despicable Me 3 on Friday.

-          Fitness Program – The track is offering fitness classes to those who don’t want to miss a workout.

-          Kids Activities – All the kids can get their face painted or listen to music by a DJ.

-          Tournaments – Fans can reign supreme in bingo or cornhole tournaments.

-          Late Night Party – Be sprayed by paint and foam while listening to the DJ until 2 a.m. in the M-50 Campground.

-          Concerts – There will be musical performances all weekend long throughout the campgrounds.

Fan Plaza Entertainment:

-          Bands – Fans can sit back and listen to music of a different band each day. Blue Spectrum plays on Friday, The Grant Reiff takes to the stage on Saturday and The Return entertains the crowd on Sunday.

-          Great Lakes Timber Show – The Lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.

-          ZOMONGO Adrenaline Zone Area will feature food trucks and vendors, X-Gamer practice times and celebrity autograph signings.

-          Michigan Pedal Pullers – Kids can take part in their tractor pulls competition.

-          Strolling Street Performers – Variety of acts including stilt walkers, contact jugglers, object manipulation, fire acts, cube spinning and fire eating.

-          Wood Carver – Checkout what can be created from your basic wood log.

-          Monster Energy bike Show

-          Go karts – Drive like the pros in a special go-kart course.

Sunday ticket holders can stick around on Saturday after the NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 for a free post-race concert featuring the bands FireHouse and 38 Special located behind Turn 3. Don’t miss 40 years of Southern rock hits with this classic band 38 Special.

The 50 Years of Racing Exhibit presented by Consumers Energy 400 features Michigan International Speedway memorabilia and a special display of cars that once raced on the two-mile oval. The exhibit is located at the north end of the fan plaza. Fans have the opportunity to explore the history of the track and share their memories with family and friends.

Tickets start at $35 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 10 and the Consumers Energy 400 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 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.


2018 Michigan International Speedway Schedule:

Friday, June 8 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards ZOMONGO 200 and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying
Saturday, June 9         NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250

Sunday, June 10         Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400

Friday, Aug. 10           Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying

Saturday, Aug. 11       NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200

Sunday, Aug. 12         Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400

-- Courtesy of Michigan International Speedway


Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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