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Earnhardt and Johnson to participate in Michigan fan event

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson will be among the participants in “MIS ALL ACCESS” on Friday, Aug. 19. The event grants fans access to the sport of NASCAR – and its stars.

“I’m excited to participate in Race Fest at Michigan,” said Earnhardt, who will drive the No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet this weekend. “The track has great race fans and this is a fun opportunity to meet many of them.”

Participation in the autograph session will be via the track’s Fan Appreciation Program’s random draw. Fans are invited to participate in the autograph session by receiving a Golden Ticket. Those 750 fans who receive Golden Tickets may redeem them at the track’s Fan Appreciation booth in the New Holland Fan Plaza starting at 9 a.m. local time Friday for wristbands.

Each fan who redeems a Golden Ticket will receive a wristband in one of five colors – with each wristband color corresponding to drivers who have been paired at random. So fans will get two autographs each.

Once fans receive their two autographs, they are invited to tour the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage until it closes at 6 p.m., enough time to see the exclusive inner workings of the teams, crews and drivers at work prepping their stock cars for the Aug. 21 race. The NASCAR Sprint Cup garage will be open weather-permitting.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our guests to meet their favorite drivers and spend some time truly experiencing NASCAR up-close,” track President Roger Curtis said. “NASCAR and its drivers have long been the most accessible sport and the most accessible athletes; that’s part of the reason NASCAR is so popular with its fans. And we’re thrilled to bring this new exciting opportunity to engage with drivers to our guests.”

Fans will receive a detail packet with all the autograph session information when they pick up their wristbands.

Driver participation and number of autographs is subject to change and without notice. Visit MISpeedway.com or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage of great pricing for 2011 events at MIS. The ticket office is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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