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Exclusive offer to celebrate with seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson

Exclusive offer to celebrate with seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson

BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 1, 2016) — Michigan International Speedway has teamed up for a special ticket package with seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 18 and the Pure Michigan 400 on August 13.

Fans have the opportunity to meet seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson with during an exclusive Q&A session. And while Johnson is collecting his hardware this week at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards in Las Vegas, fans can secure their spot at MIS next year by purchasing tickets at www.mispeedway.com/johnson or by calling 800-354-1010.

Guests will spend time with Johnson and learn about race cars and NASA during fun STEM activities geared toward guests 12 and under on race day. This event includes a 15-minute kids’ Q&A with Jimmie, activities and hands-on lessons from NASA’s Rockets 2 Racecars program, a ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on June 18 or August 13. The ticket also includes a pit and paddock pass for race day.

The package, which is available to all NASCAR fans is $96 for adults while guest 12 and under are just $48.

“Jimmie Johnson continues to support efforts to bring youth to the race track through innovative programs,” track President Rick Brenner said. “This is a great opportunity for our fans to get an exclusive Q&A with the seven-time champion and to take part in a hands-on learning program. We are excited to partner with Jimmie on this offer for the FireKeepers Casino 400 and the Pure Michigan 400.”

Youth will participate in hands-on activities during a special learning program, led by NASA trained educators. The focus will be centered on aerodynamics, grip, speed and other key racing elements used in NASCAR. The lessons will help demonstrate the relationship between NASA and motorsports. Each kid who attends the Q&A will also receive a four-color Jimmie Johnson NASA Rockets to Racecars activity book centered on STEM education.

Johnson clinched his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship in 2016 when he won the final race of the season.  His seven championships tie NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. In 15 Sprint Cup seasons, Johnson has posted 80 wins and 216 top five finishes.

The first of the track’s two traditional NASCAR weekends in 2017 is June 16-18 with the Corrigan Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series on June 16; NASCAR XFINITY Series on June 17; and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 is on Father’s Day on June 18.

The Sprint Cup Series will wind up its summertime stint at MIS and be back on August 13 with the Pure Michigan 400. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is on August 12.

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.

PHOTO: Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson returns to Michigan International Speedway in 2017 and is offering a special ticket package for fans of all ages for the FireKeepers Casino 400 and the Pure Michigan 400. Johnson led 33 laps in the Pure Michigan 400 this year. (credit: Getty Images).

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2017 Michigan International Speedway Schedule


Friday, June 16        ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Corrigan Oil 200 and Sprint Cup Qualifying
Saturday, June 17   NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sunday, June 18      NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400

Friday, Aug. 11        NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying

Saturday, Aug. 12   NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Sunday, Aug. 13      NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400


MEDIA CONTACT:

Brad Kuhbander, manager of Media Relations, 517-592-1204, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brad Kuhbander | Manager of Media Relations | Michigan International Speedway

12626 U.S.Highway 12 | Brooklyn, MI  49230

Office: 517.592.1204   |   Mobile: 816.507.1294  |    E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

800.354.1010 TICKET HOTLINE | Visit us at MISpeedway.com

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

June 16 - ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Corrigan Oil 200

June 17 - NASCAR XFINITY Series Menards 250 presented by Valvoline

June 18 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400

July 21-23 – Faster Horses Festival

August 11 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying

August 12 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200

August 13 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400

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