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Anne Erickson


BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 11: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 11, 2019 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Michigan International Speedway has announced that the track will be open at full capacity this summer- and there’s no mask requirement, either.

The last time fans were allowed at full capacity was back in August 2019.

“No race weekend is complete without fans and we are beyond excited and ready to welcome them back to (MIS) with no restrictions,” MIS President Rick Brenner said in a statement.

All of Michigan’s restrictions on outdoor gatherings were lifted on June 1. The MIS grandstands can accommodate up to 56,000 people.

NASCAR previously required infield visitors to be fully vaccinated, but that requirement has been lifted.

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MIS 2021 Schedule:

Faster Horses Festival: July 16 to 18
Henry Ford Health System 200 (ARCA Series race): 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 (FS1)
New Holland 250 (Xfinity Series race): 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 (NBCSN)
FireKeepers Casino 400 (Cup Series race): 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22 (NBCSN)

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at and tweet at her @AnneErickson!