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Michigan International Speedway
Mispeedway
Location 12626 US Highway 12
Brooklyn, Michigan 49230
Capacity 72,000
Owner International Speedway Corporation
Opened 1968
Major events Sprint Cup Series
Quicken Loans 400
Pure Michigan 400
Xfinity Series
Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250
Camping World Truck Series
Careers for Veterans 200
D-shaped Tri-oval
Length 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface Asphalt
Banking Turns: 18°
Start/Finish: 12°
Backstretch: 5°

Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3.22 km), moderate-banked, tri-oval superspeedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,200 acres (5 km²) near Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. It is used for NASCAR only, and was previously used for League Indy Racing League races.

Michigan is now one of the fastest tracks in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners and long straightaways; typical qualifying speeds are in excess of 190 mph and corner entry speeds easily exceed 200.

The track opened in 1968 and is owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC). Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking (to open-wheel standards; the 18-degree banking is modest to stock car standards).

From 1996 to 2000, the track was referred to as Michigan Speedway. This was to keep consistency with other tracks owned by Roger Penske's Motorsports International before its merger with ISC.

In addition to motor racing, the venue hosts the Michigan High School Athletic Association cross country] finals for the Peninsula.[1][2]

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