For the past 11 years, Michigan International Speedway (MIS), has been hosting a holiday toy drive. This Saturday, December 5th, marks the 12th year of this awesome event. This is a great opportunity to help families in need this holiday season, and take a spin around the track.

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Your new unwrapped toy or non-perishable food donation, gives you the opportunity to drive on the track that all of your favorite NASCAR drivers have raced on. That's right, with a donation, you can take five laps around the track in your vehicle. How cool is that?

What a fun memory to make with your family. Teaching your kids about the importance of charity, and taking a few spins around the track, talk about a Christmas memory you, or they, will never forget.

As you will read in the official press release below, cars and trucks only allowed on the track, no motorcycles. Drivers must be 21-years-old and up. Proper drivers license and proof of insurance required. As you might have imagined, waivers for drivers and passengers will be required. Hours of the event are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

If you are going, have a blast and be sure post your pictures. Merry Christmas.

The holiday season is a time for giving and making dreams come true.  Guests will have the chance to do both at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, December 5, as the track hosts the 12th annual MIS Cares Charity Track and Toy Drive.  The event will take place from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Guests who donate a non-perishable food item or a new, unwrapped toy will have the unique opportunity to take five laps around the 2-mile track in their own vehicle.  All food items will be donated to the St. Mary’s Good Counsel in Adrian.  The toys will be donated to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots in both Jackson and Lenawee Counties.


“This is a perfect way to lift the spirits of those in need,” said Michigan International Speedway President Rick Brenner.  “It also gives our guests the rare opportunity to drive their own vehicle around the track that has been the site of many memorable moments in motorsports.  We recognize that these are challenging times, and this event becomes even more paramount than ever before.”


Participants should enter the Speedway through the U.S. Highway 12 entrance and follow the signs to the drop off spot. Guests will then be directed to enter the racetrack, where they will take five laps at highway speeds around the two-mile oval.


The track laps are limited to passenger vehicles only, no motorcycles. No passing of other vehicles will be allowed at any time. The driver of the vehicle must be 21 years of age, provide a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. All participants will need to sign a waiver before driving on the track. Seat belts and headlights must be on at all times.

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