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Michigan Speedway offers kids 12 and under free passes to pits, driver intros

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Kids under 12 can get a bit closer to the action for free at Michigan International Speedway. Kids under 12 can get a bit closer to the action for free at Michigan International Speedway.

Michigan International Speedway is partnering with Henry Ford Health System to bring kids even closer to the drivers and all the action leading up to the start of the race with a FREE Pit and Driver Introduction Pass. Fans will also have the opportunity to utilize the new state-of-the-art Henry Ford Health System Infield Care Center.

With the new free Pit and Driver Introduction Pass, any guest who purchases a kids 12 and under ticket to the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 9 or the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 11 will automatically receive a Pit and Driver Introduction Pass added to their order courtesy of our branding sponsor Henry Ford Health System.

Henry Ford Health System will also be providing urgent care in the new infield care center. The care center, located in turn 4, will be open 24 hours a day on race weekend. Any fan can use the care center for a medical condition during their stay at the track on race week. 

“We are proud to partner with Michigan International Speedway. Not only is MIS considered one of the premier racing facilities in the United States, it is a positive presence in our community,” said Georgia Fojtasek, President and CEO, Henry Ford Allegiance Health. “We appreciate the family-friendly opportunities MIS offers. Our sponsorship of Kids Pit Passes will give young race fans an up-close experience with the cars and the drivers. Henry Ford Health System’s on-site presence at MIS, along with our nearby Level II Trauma Center, assures drivers, race fans and families that excellent care is readily available to everyone.”

Michigan International Speedway continues to showcase the benefits of partnering with local companies to enhance the experience for the guests.

“We are excited to partner with Henry Ford Health System to provide our young guests with experiences of a lifetime with Pit and Driver Introduction Passes,” MIS President Rick Brenner said. “Accessibility of the NASCAR drivers to the fans is unmatched to any other sport and now children will get even closer to their favorite driver and stand right on the track on Sunday morning.”

What comes with a Pit and Driver Introduction Pass? Fans can experience pit road up close, sign the start/finish line, take their photo with the trophy on race morning, view the cars and race teams up close during pre-race preparations and have access to pre-race ceremonies, including driver introductions on Sunday. A Pit and Driver Introduction Pass is the best opportunity to try to get a favorite driver’s autograph!

The 3,854 square foot Henry Ford Health System Infield Care Center will be open 24 hours a day during both race weekends for any guest who needs medical attention. It will house 10 beds and a waiting room for the patient’s friends or families. In addition, there will be a covered ambulance bay and new helipad.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to improving the health and well-being of the diverse Michigan community. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford and now one of the nation's leading health care providers, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is a not-for-profit corporation managed by President and Chief Executive Officer Wright L. Lassiter III, governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees, with volunteer-led advisory and affiliate boards providing additional leadership.

HFHS is comprised of six hospitals, 60 clinical locations and one of the nation's largest group practices, Henry Ford Medical Group, which includes more than 1,200 physicians practicing in over 40 specialties. The System's flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment.

Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Henry Ford Health System is led by President & CEO Wright Lassiter III. Visit to learn more.

Tickets and campsites for two great weekends of racing at Michigan International Speedway are on sale. Don’t miss the chance to purchase tickets and reserve a campsite for all the non-stop racing action and the week-long entertainment at NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track in 2019.

It has never been easier to purchase tickets and reserve a campsite at Michigan International Speedway in 2019. Fans can or call 888-905-7223 to get the best deals. Grandstand tickets start at $39 and week-long camping starts at $160.

Michigan International Speedway will continue to be a premier racing facility in 2019 when it hosts a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track 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 Consumers Energy 400.

The XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 is June 8 while the Gander Outdoors Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200 is scheduled for Aug. 10.

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 50 years.

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2019 Michigan International Speedway Schedule

Friday, June 7            ARCA Menards Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying

Saturday, June 8       NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250

Sunday, June 9          Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400

July 19 - 21                  Faster Horses Festival

Friday, Aug. 9             Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying

Saturday, Aug. 10     NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200

Sunday, Aug. 11        Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400

— Press release 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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