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Michigan International Speedway Travel Tips
NASCAR Legal Clear Bag (examples: soft-sided cooler, scanner bag, fanny pack, purse, camera bag, etc. Soft sided coolers with built in radios will be reviewed on an individual basis.)
(1) clear plastic bag is allowed into the grandstands per ticket holder provided it fits the required size: 18”x18”x4” or smaller. NO ICE These bags are usually available outside of the gates (Aug 2009) $20 for a clear bag
Michigan Grandstands have NO overhang - You will be in the sun Take Sunscreen!! The only area that provides shade is grandstands in front of the glass tower on the start/finish line
Items such as binoculars, scanners and cameras (which are not in a bag) are still allowed in
MIS asks that fans utilize neck straps and belt clips to bring those items through the gate.
Standard seat cushions or stadium seats without armrests are also allowed. Seat cushions
and stadium seats with compartments will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Video equipment is allowed but must not interfere with another guest’s enjoyment of the
race. The images may not be used commercially.
ALL ITEMS BROUGHT THROUGH ADMISSION GATES ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION.
Seat TIP! - To see the entire track sit above row 14
NASCAR Legal Coolers are always something to keep in mind from track to track. All carry-in items will be searched prior to entry into Speedway grandstands. It is recommended that fans make their way into the gates at least one hour prior to green flag to allow proper time for inspection of these items.
Kids 12 and under are FREE with purchase of a Adult ticket
General admission grand stand seating only!
Items Fans May NOT Enter Michigan International Speedway Gates With
* Hard-sided coolers, thermoses or insulated cups of any size.
* Glass containers, strollers, umbrellas, bicycles, roller blades, pets, banners, signs or flags.
* Any canvas/cloth or non see-through bag, backpack, purse, or container larger than the
allowed size of 6”x6”x12”.
* Firearms, knives, fireworks and items restricted by local, state or federal laws.
There will be no provisions for checking and holding items deemed inappropriate. Restricted items
may not be left at or around the gate area.
What do you need to know to go to Michigan - What to pack - What not to pack - Tips - We are always looking for tips from any one that has visited Michigan International Speedway and will add any valuable information to this page along with other NASCAR tracks as well.
To order a campsite, call the MIS Ticket Hotline at 800-354-1010 or visit mispeedway.com
When Will called me the Saturday evening before the race and said our buddy and MIS Correspondent Ken Friend had 2 tickets for us, I was excited to say the least. I knew Will had never been to MIS before and I had always wanted to go back. So we set out on a unbelievable experience.
We stayed about an hour from the track on Saturday night. It was not the greatest part of the trip but it was a bed and a shower at least. But when we got up on Sunday morning we absolutely no problem with traffic at any point. Even once we got to the track. The traffic at MIS had always been the main issue for fans. But not anymore! They have done a great job with the flow and widening of the U.S. 12 the highway that runs right by the track. I was so impressed in the difference from when I was there the first time as a kid, I couldn't believe the difference and how fast we made it in and out after the race.
The facilities are like none other that I have ever been to in my racing life. I have been going to races all over the country since I was a little boy and nothing even comes close to how well it is set up and how clean they keep everything. The seating is great at MIS as long as you sit above about row 14 or so. Other than that we had a blast at the race. I recommend going to the entrance of turn 1 even if you are not sitting there. The speed the cars carry into the corner is unbelievable. You can see the whole track from almost any where in the place. We sat on the front stretch for a couple laps at the beginning of the race and I didn't really like it. You could only see the cars as they went by at almost 200 MPH. I mean if you like the pit stops and all the action on pit road then they are great seats for that. But I like to see the guys racing all the way around the track 2 wide for several laps at a time.
The trip to MIS was one of the best experiences of my life. Both racing and as an American. The beautiful Irish Hills of Southern Michigan is some of the most breath taking scenery I have ever had the privilege of seeing in this great country. Its almost as if you take a step back in time when you get of the interstate on to U.S. 12. Everything is so quite and peaceful. Its just a great place to go relax for a weekend and enjoy some of the fastest racing on the NASCAR schedule.
I can not wait to go back as soon as possible. Only next time I want to go for the whole weekend and camp and use that million dollar shower house they built for us fans. I hope you can go check out MIS, you will not regret it I promise.
By Tony Wilson
THIS SAT! Sept 5th