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05/03/07
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More improvements at MIS  Michigan International Speedway’s continued commitment to race fans took another important step with the approval of several capital improvement projects for the 2007 summer racing season.

Although MIS has yearly goals, its primary goal of providing the best possible experience to the race fan is ongoing. With previous announcements regarding grandstand replacements in Turn One and revised outbound traffic patterns, MIS will also make a number of smaller improvements for 2007.

“Even though traffic and more comfortable grandstands are large-scale improvements, many of these smaller projects are just as important,” track President Roger Curtis said. “Our goal is for every fan to have a great experience every time they visit MIS. Any time we can make improvements, large or small, it’s good for our fans.”

Some of the capital improvement projects for 2007 include the design of new scoreboards for future installation, installing showers for the Northwoods/Northfield campground, additional paved tram routes, a larger NEXTEL Vision screen in turns one and two, pedestrian directional signage on the MIS property, two new jet-dryers and in-depth research for a new site plan, which will lay the groundwork for future improvements.

“This is another phase in our long-term plan to enhance the fan experience,” Curtis said. “Having been a fan here before I was fortunate enough to work here, I get excited when we do these types of improvements because the fan really benefits from them.”

Several other fan enhancement projects have already been announced and are currently underway. Grandstands in Turn One have been torn down and are being replaced. The new grandstands offer race fans premium seating and amazing sightlines of MIS’ two-mile oval. The new seats are four inches wider than the seats in the old grandstands and will allow fans to have more leg room. All of the new seats are bench-style with seat backs. The new grandstands are also 10 rows higher than the old grandstands so fans who sit there will have breathtaking views of all the on-track action at MIS — including a fantastic view down pit road. The new seats will carry Michigan International Speedway’s familiar and distinct yellow and red pattern.

Traffic patterns for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race days are also being improved. The refined patterns will make traffic flow out the speedway faster following NEXTEL Cup races. MIS is in the process of enhancing tram stops and will purchase additional trams for guests with disabilities.

Tickets for all MIS races, including the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Citizens Bank 400 on June 17 and the 3M Performance 400 on August 19, are on sale by calling the MIS Ticket Hotline at 1-800-354-1010 or by visiting www.MISpeedway.com.

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