Start Your Engines!
This weekend is RACE WEEKEND at Michigan International Speedway! Pure Michigan is excited to welcome race fans and looks forward to tweeting live from the race on Sunday. Check out the weekend’s events at MIS:
- Friday, Aug. 14 – Gatorade Pole Day
- Saturday, Aug. 15 – CARFAX 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series
- Sunday, Aug. 16 – CARFAX 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Did you know the population of Brooklyn grows to approximately 170,000 during a NASCAR weekend, temporarily making it the third largest city in the state of Michigan? Brooklyn area campgrounds start filling up the week before the race as fans gather to enjoy time with friends and family. Whether you’re camping for the weekend or visiting for a day, keep an eye out for Pure Michigan ads on TV screens around the track.
After a day of great racing, it’s off to another adventure in a place where unspoiled nature and true fun is always a go. As close as our own backyard, Pure Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes, 3,000 miles of shoreline, and thousands of acres of national parks are the perfect place to plan a great day of hiking or fishing, or spend a whole day out on the water.
A reminder to NASCAR fans – don’t miss a chance to visit other Pure Michigan attractions while you’re in town for the race. Things to do in Michigan are endless, and there are plenty of festivals taking place during the last weeks of summer. Enjoy the outdoors and take some time to play. Let Pure Michigan’s unspoiled nature rev you up! It’s go time!!