Michigan International Speedway http://michiganradio.org en Michigan racetrack to become place of environmental education http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-racetrack-become-place-environmental-education <p>Michigan school children will soon study nature at a place many people might find surprising: Michigan International Speedway.</p><p></p><p>The auto racing track hosts crowds in excess of 100 thousand when NASCAR comes to Brooklyn twice each summer.</p><p></p><p>But Adrian College biology professor Jeff Lake says the other 50 weeks of the year, the track's campgrounds are ideal for exploring the ecosystems of the Irish Hills.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:35:12 +0000 Steve Carmody 9576 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan racetrack to become place of environmental education NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at MIS, ends winless streak http://michiganradio.org/post/nascars-dale-earnhardt-jr-wins-mis-ends-winless-streak <p>BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced to his first Sprint Cup victory in four years, ending a 143-race winless streak Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 23:00:02 +0000 The Associated Press 7916 at http://michiganradio.org NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at MIS, ends winless streak MIS to help test connected vehicle technology http://michiganradio.org/post/mis-help-test-connected-vehicle-technology <p>About 100 people will &ldquo;start their engines,&rdquo; at the Michigan International Speedway this week. But it won&rsquo;t be for a race. The MIS is lending its track to the U.S. Department of Transportation to test vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems.</p><p>Connected vehicle technology allows cars to communicate with other cars and the road<span>. </span></p><p>Devices installed in a car warn a driver that a crash is imminent or that they&rsquo;re about to run a red light.</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:32:13 +0000 Tracy Samilton 3646 at http://michiganradio.org MIS to help test connected vehicle technology