Fast facts

Year Opened: 1968

Capacity: 119500

City / State: Brooklyn / Michigan

Biggest Event: FireKeepers Casino 400

All time Champion: Cale Yardborough

Recent Winner: Kevin Harvick

Known for: Being the fastest track in NASCAR

Last 5 Winners


Joey Logano won the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 with a time of 2:52:50. He was able to beat Kurt Busch (2nd) and Martin Truex, Jr. (3rd.

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Clint Bowyer won the 2018 FireKeepers Casino 400 with a time of 2:00:15. He was able to beat Chase Eliott who got 2nd place, and Kyle Larson who ended up in 3rd.

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Kyle Larson won the 2017 FireKeepers Casino 400 with a time of 2:47:24. He was able to beat Chase Elliott who got 2nd place, and Joey Logano who ended up in 3rd.

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Joey Logano won the 2016 FireKeepers Casino 400 with a time of 2:58:47. He was able to beat Chase Eliott who got 2nd place, and Kyle Larson who ended up in 3rd.

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Kurt Busch won the 2015 Quicken Loans 400 (former name of FireKeepers Casino 400
from 2012 to 2015) with a time of 2:21:55. He was able to beat Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who got 2nd place, and Martin Truex, Jr. who ended up in 3rd. The race was red flagged for a record of four times, laps 13, 19, 44 and 139.

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Tailgate Guide


A NASCAR weekend at the Michigan International Speedway presents you with a weekend full of partying, camping, and all kinds of entertainment. You’ll find a lot to do before the big race on Sunday, so come prepared to let loose and have fun during your trip to Michigan.

Those of you who don’t want to miss any of the action will want to reserve a spot at one of the eight campsites the Michigan International Speedway offers. Each campsite offers a unique blend of amenities, and you’ll find a different vibe at every site meaning no matter what kind of experience you’re looking for you’ll find it here. The Graves Farm and Tree Farm campsites are perfect for families, whereas if you want to let loose and get wild the M-50 Creekside campground is just the thing for you. There are even a handful of campsites that allow you to watch the race right from your RV.

If camping isn’t your thing, don’t worry as the tailgating rules at the Michigan International Speedway are pretty lax. All you’ll have to do is show up early and set up the grill, tent, and coolers and you’ll be in for an incredible day of tailgating. Everywhere you look you’ll see fellow tailgaters, so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation and make some new friends.

In addition to camping and tailgating, the Michigan International Speedway offers a wide variety of pre-race entertainment. At the Michigan International Speedway, you’ll not only be able to catch your favorite drivers before the race via pit passes and driver introductions you’ll also be able to take in a free concert as well. The concert takes place on Saturday night and is one of the best parts of any NASCAR weekend. Additionally, you’ll also have the opportunity to check out a wide assortment of pre-race entertainment at the Fan Plaza.

Lastly, if you’re looking to enjoy a premium tailgating experience, then the Busch Acceleration Club is the thing for you. The Busch Acceleration Club presents you with an incredible view of all the pre-race festivities, complimentary food and drinks, and even gives you the opportunity to hear from special guests.

You can’t go wrong tailgating before a NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway as there is a ton to see and do here.


Saturday Post-Race Concert

The Saturday Post-Race Concert is a can’t miss part of attending a NASCAR race weekend at the Michigan International Speedway. Best of all the concert is free with an admission ticket to the NASCAR Cup Race on Sunday, so don’t miss the show during your trip to Michigan.

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Pit & Paddock Passes

Pit & Paddock Passes are a must if you want to get the most out of your trip to the Michigan International Speedway. The passes allow you to not only experience pit road they also give you the opportunity to sign the start/finish line and take a picture with the trophy.

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Driver Introductions

The Driver Introductions are a must-see at any NASCAR race and are even better if you have a Driver Introduction Pass, which will put your front and center for the show. You might even be able to give your favorite driver a high five.

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Busch Acceleration Club

The Busch Acceleration is the perfect place for anyone who wants to a premium pre-race experience. Here you’ll be able to watch all of the pre-race activities, while also hearing from a variety of guests. The Busch Acceleration Club also features food and drinks providing you with everything you need to enjoy the pre-race festivities.

In-Campground Entertainment

Those of you who camp at one of Michigan International Speedway campsites will be treated to a wide variety of entertainment options ranging from games to live music to ice cream trucks and much more.

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Fan Plaza

Stop by the Fan Plaza before the race to see all kinds of pre-race entertainment. At the Fan Plaza you’ll have the opportunity to race go karts, watch street performers, and do much more, so make sure to check it out.

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Where to tailgate

Stadium Guide

In Game

The Michigan International Speedway is home to two NASCAR Cup Series races giving you two incredible times to take in a race here. The FireKeepers Casino 400 takes place in June, and if you’re looking for some late summer fun, the Consumers Energy 400 in August is just the thing for you.

Regardless of which race you attend you’ll have an incredible time taking in the race here as just about everyone here is extremely friendly. Everyone at both races loves NASCAR and even better yet loves talking NASCAR.

You’ll also see fans of a wide assortment of drivers meaning that no matter what driver you root for you’ll find someone who shares your fandom. Everywhere you look you’ll see people in hats and shirts of their favorite drivers and racing teams, so come prepared to wear your loyalty on your sleeve.

Those of you looking for a premium in-race experience will also be in luck as there are several of those available at the Michigan International Speedway. The Champions Club provides the most luxurious experience and an incredible view of the entire track. Don’t worry though if you’re looking for something that puts you more at the center of the action as you won’t be able to beat the Victory Lane Club. The Victory Lane Club grants you access to not only Pit Road, but also the garages and the post-race celebration in Victory Lane.

Both races offer an excellent time to any NASCAR fan, and no matter what kind of in-race experience you’re looking for you’ll have a fantastic time taking in a race at the Michigan International Speedway.

Things to check out

Champions Club

The Champions Club provides you with everything you need to enjoy the race in-style. When sitting in the Champions Club, you’ll not only get to enjoy an incredible view of all the action; you’ll also be provided with food and drinks as well as pre-race pit and paddock passes.

Victory Lane Club

The Victory Lane Club is located right above Pit Lane and offers you a one of a kind NASCAR race weekend experience. The club puts you right in the heart of the action while also giving you access to the garages as well as the Victory Lane celebration. If you want to experience a NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway at its best, then make sure to get a ticket to the Victory Lane Club.

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The IGNITION club provides you with an incredible view of the action going on on the track and is located right on Pit Lane. Enjoy Pit and Paddock passes as well as COLD Garage Passes when taking in a race from the IGNITION club.

Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Deck Down Under

    A restaurant featuring fresh seafood, flavorful pizza, juicy burgers, and timeless music.

    11303 E Chicago Rd, Jerome, MI 49249, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. JR’s HOmetown Grill & Pub

    JD Allisons Bar & Grill Burger JRs HOmetown Grill & Pub Burger The Dotte Spot Bar & Grill Burger Jewels Delux Restaurant Burger

    JRs Hometown Grill and Pub specializes in quality steaks and more. We are known for the best ribs, delicious burgers and for our superior service!

    11551 Brooklyn Rd, Brooklyn, MI 49230, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  3. Harold’s Place

    Harolds Place Mexican Snack

    Harold's Place, in the Irish Hills, has been a favorite to generations of folks, for almost 35 years and counting.

    10625 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 49230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Randy’s Roadside Bar-B-Que

    Randys Roadside BarBQue Pulled Pork Sandwich

    Randy's BBQ features real hickory smoked bbq! They specialize in pulled pork, bbq ribs, and beef brisket

    7007 US-12, Onsted, MI 49265, USA

    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  5. Patriot Pub & Grub

    Bellas Pizza of Bristol Pizza Don Vitos Italian Restaurant Pizza Chiefs Place PIzza Pizza Patriot Pub & Grub Pizza Robertos Pizza Ranias Restaurant Pizza The Prescott Pizza Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille Pauls Deli Restaurant Wildcat Angelas Ristorante Pizzeria

    We serve a full menu every day and offer draft, bottle and can beer, wine, and a wide selection of cocktails.

    6400 US-12, Tipton, MI 49287, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Jerry’s Pub & Restaurant

    Galaxy Diner Burger Jerrys Pub & Restaurant Burger Ridgeway Drive In Burger Sandwich Peters DriveIn Burger

    Laid-back American joint offering familiar fare & cocktails in a comfy setting with lake views.

    650 Egan Hwy, Brooklyn, MI 49230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Klavon’s Pizzeria & Pub

    Klavons Pizzeria & Pub Pizza

    Signature stuffed pizza, plus calzones, burgers & other casual eats, amid sports-themed decor & TVs.

    1361 E McDevitt Ave, Jackson, MI 49203, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  8. Bundy Hill KC Diner

    TJs Fish Chicken Breakfast McLeans Restaurant Breakfast Bundy Hill KC Diner Breakfast The Harbour Diner Breakfast Mr Breakfast Restaurant Breakfast

    At Bundy Hill Diner we not only serve you with great home cooked food for affordable prices, but also with a friendly staff where we make you feel at home!

    9940 E Chicago Rd, Jerome, MI 49249, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. West Texas Barbeque Co

    Barbecue and Bourbon BBQ West Texas Barbeque Co BBQ R&B Barbeque BBQ Arthur Bryants BBQ

    Rustic, no-frills counter-serve joint dishing up Texas-style pit-smoked BBQ sandwiches & platters.

    2190 Brooklyn Rd, Jackson, MI 49203, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  10. Bone Island Grill

    Jewells on Main Salad Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille Salad Bone Island Grill Salad Jewels Delux Restaurant Salad

    Family-friendly warm tropical restaurant and bar.

    4614 Francis St, Jackson, MI 49203, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Knight’s Steakhouse & Grill

    Old-school outfit serving a variety of steaks, seafood & burgers in a comfy setting with a full bar.

    2125 Horton Rd, Jackson, MI 49203, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  12. Steaks Eatery

    Steaks Eatery Burger

    Prime rib, pasta, seafood & more offered in an unpretentious space with an on-site butcher shop.

    4243 Oak Lane Rd, Jackson, MI 49203, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  13. Aggie’s Sports Bar

    Hoops Food and Spirits Cocktails Stringtown Bar and Grill Cocktails Halftime Sports Pub Cocktails Irish Mikes Old Town Pub Cocktails Aggie's Sports Bar Cocktails JAMZ Bar and Grill Cocktails

    Where good sports meet.

    108 Brooklyn Rd, Jackson, MI 49201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  14. Shady’s Tap Room

    Shady's Tap Room

    Their menu features a delicious pub-style selection of specialty pizzas and gourmet sandwiches, as well as a variety of soups, salads and appetizers.

    110 N Main St, Brooklyn, MI 49230, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. The Chase Sports Bar

    The Chase Sports Bar Beer Cocktails

    Airy, 2-story watering hole with TVs galore, pool tables & standard pub grub.

    105 E Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  16. The Beach Bar

    The Beach Bar Pizza Sandwich Cocktail

    Relaxed eatery for pizza, burgers & drinks features a lottery room & a jumbo projection TV.

    3505 Ocean Beach Rd, Clarklake, MI 49234, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$