Following a significant review of the facility by International Speedway Corporation and NASCAR, additional safety measures will be implemented prior to the June NASCAR weekend. SAFER barriers will be added to pit-in and pit-out walls, with tire pack barriers to be installed at the angled wall inside Turn 1.
Additionally, the infield at the exit of pit road will be paved to function as a skid pad and pace car vehicle entry and exit.
Upon the conclusion of the August NASCAR weekend and installed in time for the 2016 racing season, Michigan International Speedway will add SAFER to outside walls on the frontstretch and backstretch as well as the pit tri-oval wall.
“The safety of our guests, competitors and staff is our number one priority,” said Roger Curtis, MIS president. “We will continue to review our facility and provide updates as circumstances warrant.”