Articles tagged ‘Roger Curtis’

Mar 31

Michigan International Speedway uses jets dryers to melt snow in preparation for the 2014 season

Jet Dryers melt the 80-plus inches of snow at Michigan International Speedway BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 31, 2014) — More than 80 inches of snow has fallen at Michigan International Speedway this year. And with just a week to go before NASCAR’s fastest track opens its gates for a Goodyear Tire Test, it was time to call in the big guns to melt ice and snow from the track. Michigan International Speedway maintenance crews used old-fashioned know-how Monday, enlisting the help of jet dryers to melt snow drifts and sheets of ice on some areas of the racing surface. The ice was several feet thick in some places, especially in shaded areas of the track. And while temperatures are expected to be warmer this week and next, it was important to get ... FULL STORY »

Roger Curtis to attend the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism

MIS President Roger Curtis - Photo Credit: International Speedway Corp. BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 7, 2014) – Michigan International Speedway President and Michigan Travel Commission Chairman Roger Curtis will attend the annual Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The three-day conference will take place March 9-11 in Traverse City, Mich. ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR, MIS host panels at the North American International Auto Show

Roger Curtis, President, Michigan International Speedway, Gene Stefanyshyn, Vice President, Innovation and Racing Development, NASCAR; Kim Brink, Vice President, Marketing, NASCAR; Michael Waltrip, NASCAR driver/team owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, Toyota; David Ragan, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford; Ryan Newman, No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, Richard Childress Racing discuss ways they engage with fans.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Steers / Brooklyn Exponent) Superstar panels talk innovation during Industry Preview  BROOKLYN, Mich. (Jan. 15, 2014) — NASCAR has proven to be the technology proving grounds for companies throughout the industry as it continues to be at the forefront of innovation. Michigan International Speedway hosted ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR, MIS roar into the North American International Auto Show

Michigan International Speedway Logo MIS will host a superstar panel during Industry Preview  BROOKLYN, Mich. (Jan. 10, 2014) — NASCAR is the leading destination for technology in all of sports. So Michigan International Speedway will host a panel discussion at the North American International Auto ... FULL STORY »

MIS Cares to award five scholarships in 2014

Michigan International Speedway Logo BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 11, 2013) — College can be an expensive financial investment. So MIS Cares is hoping to make it a little easier in 2014 for five Jackson and Lenawee County students taking the next step in furthering ... FULL STORY »

Roger Curtis to present at the Race Track Business Conference on Wednesday

MIS President Roger Curtis - Photo Credit: International Speedway Corp. BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 10, 2013) — The Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) in Indianapolis features industry leaders across racing gathered to discuss topics facing motorsports facilities. And Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis will be a panelist at the convention ... FULL STORY »

Michigan International Speedway creates the Youth Fan Advisory Board

Michigan International Speedway Logo BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 22, 2013) — Michigan International Speedway strives to provide a memorable experience for fans of all ages. Now, knowledgeable and passionate youth will be able to share their insight and ideas to improve NASCAR’s fastest racetrack ... FULL STORY »

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Donate a toy or nonperishable food and a take a lap at Michigan International Speedway
Posted 11.19.13
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 19, 2013) — The holiday season is quickly approaching. So take a lap around the fastest track in NASCAR to get into the holiday spirit. MIS Cares, the non-profit arm of Michigan International Speedway, will host the fifth annual Charity Track and Toy Drive on Saturday, ...FULL STORY »
MIS Cares grant recipients received their big checks on Tuesday at Michigan International Speedway’s annual community luncheon. In all, about $70,000 was awarded. First row (left to right): Nancy Evanson (Ezra Eby Elementary), Rhonda Clark (The Daily Bread of Lenawee Inc.), Ann Zalek (Therapeutic Riding Center), Delight Creech (Associated Charities of Lenawee County), Robin Linkowski (Friends of Chelsea District Library), Lynsey Redman (Onsted Elementary School) and Frances Keane and Mike McGuire (House of New Beginnings). Second Row: (L to R): Christy O’Neil (Columbia Middle School), Cindy Farnham (Lenawee Symphony Orchestra), Melissa Marks (Onsted Community Schools), Susan Turner (Hospice of Lenawee, Inc.) and Agnes Caldwell (Adrian College).
Michigan International Speedway and Americrown donate $606,469 in 2013
Posted 11.13.13
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 12, 2013) — The spirit of giving isn’t just a seasonal belief at Michigan International Speedway; it’s the racetrack’s way of doing business, providing a valuable fund-raising platform for the community year-round. MIS and its sister company Americrown combined donated a total of $606,469 to local service ...FULL STORY »
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Calling all young artists to design the Michigan International Speedway holiday card
Posted 11.04.13
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 4, 2013) — Now is the time for all children to show off their artistic skills in the Holiday Card Kids Club Coloring Contest. Michigan International Speedway is inviting all youth to submit a design for the track’s 2013 holiday card. The winner will have their artwork ...FULL STORY »
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Roger Curtis a featured panelist at SEMA on Tuesday
Posted 11.04.13
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 4, 2013) — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas features a who’s who of the auto industry. And Michigan International Speedway boss Roger Curtis will be a panelist at the annual trade show Tuesday. Curtis is part of a panel on innovation ...FULL STORY »
Lenawee Intermediate School District students Colton LaGore (left) and Joe Scales (right) plant trees from the NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS.
Michigan International Speedway and NASCAR donate 45 trees to Adrian, Mich.
Posted 10.28.13
"Another 45 trees will be planted at MIS" BROOKLYN, Mich. (Oct. 28, 2013) — Michigan International Speedway continues to be at the forefront in its stewardship of environment all season long. And now, MIS and NASCAR are looking to extend that beyond the racetrack. MIS and NASCAR have donated 45 trees ...FULL STORY »
MIS President Roger Curtis served as keynote speaker at MICHAuto Summit
Posted 09.26.13
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Sept. 26, 2013) – Michigan International Speedway has proven to be a valuable testing facility to the auto industry. Track president Roger Curtis continues to open the facility for a multitude of destination events and increase its economic footprint for the state year-round. Besides its pair of NASCAR races ...FULL STORY »

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