Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3.22-km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km) in Brooklyn, 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 currently owned by International 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 currently the fastest track in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners and long straightaways; typical qualifying speeds are in excess of 195 mph (314 km/h) and corner entry speeds are anywhere from 215-220 mph (340-350 km/h) after the 2012 repaving of the track.
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