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Now is your opportunity to drive the interior road course at Michigan International Speedway in a brand new Ford Vehicle and support MIS Cares in the process. MIS and Brooklyn Ford are teaming up to support the Drive 4 UR Community Program sponsored by Ford Motor Company.

MIS will become a temporary satellite branch of Brooklyn Ford on Monday, Oct. 15. The dealership will have all of the latest vehicles on-site and will provide an opportunity for guests to get in the driver's seat.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle or just want to test all the latest technology in auto manufacturing, this event is for you. And the best part is everybody who gets behind the wheel will help to support MIS Cares at the same time.

Guests are invited to come to MIS on Monday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to test drive a Ford vehicle. For every driver who tests drive a vehicle, MIS Cares will receive $20 from Ford Motor Company. While each eligible family member may drive in the event, the donation is limited to one per household.

Now is your opportunity to drive on the repaved road course and see a different perspective of the fastest track in NASCAR. The interior road course begins at the start/finish line on the two-mile oval and enters the infield off of Turn 1. It winds through the infield before entering back onto the oval by Turn 3 and ending at the start/finish line.

MIS Cares is the big winner in the Drive 4 UR Community Program thanks to the support of the Ford Motor Company.

Patrons are asked to use the entrance off of Brooklyn Highway and proceed to the Michigan Room located in the Infield Suites Building. Each participant will be required to sign a liability waiver and must be 18 years old with a valid driver's license.

MIS Cares, a 501© (3) non-profit entity under the umbrella of the NASCAR Foundation, focuses on raising funds for various local charitable causes the speedway supports. MIS Cares in 2011 alone awarded $75,000 in cash donations to local charities through its grant program. Another $50,000 was awarded through sponsorships and tickets those groups raffle off, also to raise money.

Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations. For each Drive 4 UR Community event, Ford dealers will team up with a local nonprofit organization to schedule a test drive fundraising event. The dealers will provide the cars to be test-driven and work together with the nonprofit groups to organize and publicize the event. For every valid test drive completed, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the participating nonprofit or community group, up to a maximum of $6,000.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It's the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Tickets are on sale at http://www.MISpeedway.com or by phone at 800-354-1010.

Keep up with Michigan International Speedway via Twitter @MISpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MISpeedway. Android and iPhone can now download Discover MIS, the official app of MIS, on Google Play and iTunes.

Join our Mobile Fan Club by texting MISCLUB on a Sprint Handheld or other mobile device to 69050. Standard text message rates may apply.

2013 Michigan International Speedway Schedule

Saturday, May 18             Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by Jackson County CVB

Friday, June 14                  ARCA Racing Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200 and Sprint Cup Qualifying
Saturday, June 15            NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250
Sunday, June 16               NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Friday, Aug. 16                  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying
Saturday, Aug. 17             NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sunday, Aug. 18                NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400

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