UPDATE: U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient David Balestrino Jr. has been named honorary starter for the Pure Michigan 400. Read more about David on michigan.org. Thanks to everyone who entered and voted in this contest! See you on Sunday, August 18 at Michigan International Speedway.
Can you picture yourself as the Honorary Starter at the Pure Michigan 400? As part of a contest we’re hosting with Michigan International Speedway (MIS) on the Pure Michigan Facebook page, fans have the chance to win the honor of waving the green flag at the August 18th race.
MIS just announced that TV star Carter Oosterhouse will serve as the Grand Marshal of the race, and the Honorary Starter will be a part of the action right alongside him!
Contest details are as follows:
Go to the contest tab on the Pure Michigan Facebook page and simply tell us in 50 words or less why you should be selected as the Honorary Starter at the Pure Michigan 400. The entry period is from July 25 – August 8. Please note that submissions may take up to 24 hours to post.
Fans of the Pure Michigan Facebook page can vote on their favorite submissions up to once a day throughout the duration of the contest. Pure Michigan will choose the winner from the top 10 most-voted entries.
The winner will serve as the Honorary Starter at the Pure Michigan 400 on August 18! He or she will also receive four tickets to the race for friends and family. Please note that all other expenses including travel to Michigan International Speedway are at the winner’s own expense.
Interested in becoming the Honorary Starter? Head over to the Pure Michigan Facebook page today to submit your entry! The winner will be notified and announced by August 13.
Will you be at the Pure Michigan 400? Share with us below and get in on the discussion by following the #PureMichigan400 hashtag on Twitter!