Michigan International Speedway
) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway
located off U.S. Freeway 12
on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2)
, 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
. The track is owned byInternational Speedway Corporation
(ISC). Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports' premier facilities because of its wide racing surface and high banking (by open-wheel standards; the 18-degree banking is modest by stock car standards).
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 (320 km/h) and corner entry speeds are anywhere from 215 to 220 mph (346 to 354 km/h) after the 2012 repaving of the track.
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