Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Penske Enterprises Acquire Michigan International Speedway - June 14, 1973

June 14, 1973
Penske Enterprises acquire Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, USA.
(Photo;"MIS 2014 restart" by N8huckins - Own work)
Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Freeway 12 on more than 1,400 acres approximately four-mile south of the village of Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The track is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a "sister track" to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway. Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking.

Michigan is the fastest track in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners and long straightaways; typical qualifying speeds are in excess of 200 MPH and corner entry speeds are anywhere from 215 to 220 mph after the 2012 repaving of the track.

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