Michigan International Speedway
Address: 12626 U.S. 12
Phone Number: 800-354-1010
Distance: 2 miles
Banking: 18 degrees
Also has a 3.5 mile, 2.25 mile and a 1.25 mile road course - also see
How To Get There
Access is from I94 exit 138 at Jackson onto Rte 127 turning east to Hwy
12. From Ann Arbor, Detroit use I94 exiting onto US23 south (exit 180). The
next exit on US23 is US12 turning west. The track is on the north side of the
Where To Stay
Hilton Inn, I94 exit 177, Ann Arbor. Tel: 313 761-7800.
Fairfield Inn, I94 exit 177, Ann Arbor. Tel: 313 995-5200.
Red Roof Inn, US23 exit 41, Ann Arbor. Tel: 313 996-5800.
Knights Inn, I94 exit 177, Ann Arbor. Tel: 313 665-9900.
Budgetel Inn, I94 US 127, Jackson. Tel: 517 789-6000.
Holiday Inn, I94 US 127, Jackson. Tel: 517 783-2681.
Motel 6, I94 US 127, Jackson. Tel: 517 789-7186.
Super 8, I94 US 127, Jackson. Tel: 517 788-8780.
Michigan - A Brief History
Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile superspeedway and two 1.9-mile road courses situated on 816 acres in the Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The D-shaped oval has turns that are banked 18 degrees, while its front straight is 12 degrees and its back straight is 8 degrees. Today, top drivers from NASCAR, PPG IndyCar World Series, IROC, and ARCA showcase their talents in front of more than 350,000 spectators, and live television and radio audiences annually. Groundbreaking took place on September 28, 1967. The prime mover inthe venture was Lawrence H. LoPatin, a Detroit area land developer who was the first president of American Raceways, Inc., the track's parent company. The designers of the track were Charles Moneypenny, who also designed the oval at Daytona International Speedway, and Sterling Moss, the Formula One great who styled the MIS road course. In 1972, American Raceways, Inc., which operated a number of race tracks, went into receivership which allowed MIS to maintain its schedule. Then, in May of 1973, Penske Corporation purchased MIS and immediately started an innovative improvement plan which made it one of the country's finest racing facilities. Today, MIS is considered a 'premier' racing facility,hosting six major racing events during June, July, and August.