Michigan International Speedway Weather - Brooklyn, MI
Sunday, August 6
PM Showers $ T-Storms
E 10-15 mph
Monday, August 7
PM Showers & T-Storms
ENE 5-10 mph
Forecast Discussion & Updates
NASCAR – Xfinity / Cup Series – Michigan International Speedway – Brooklyn, MI
Sun Aug 6 – Widespread PM showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain 70%. Total precipitation is around an inch of rain. High around 73. East winds around 10-15 mph.
FireKeepers Casino 400 – 2:30 PM – Odds of Racing – 70%
Mon Aug 7 – PM showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain 60%. The total amount of rain is around an inch. Low around 62. High around 70. East northeast winds around 5-10 mph.
Showers have already started to form and pass over the track. More showers are expected for later in the day. There is deep moisture in the atmosphere meaning some showers can produce heavy rainfall but flooding is not a major concern. SPC has lessened the threat for severe weather for our area. Storms will be on and off all day until the evening, however, Monday can still see showers and thunderstorms all day tomorrow.
All times in EDT.
Updated: 8/6/23 12:00 PM EDT
IMSA Mark Sweeney (@IMSA_Wxman)
NHRA Elizabeth Ohlemacher (@NHRA_weather)
Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a 2.000 mi (3.219 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) approximately four-mile (6.4 km) south of the village of Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The track is 70-mile (110 km) west of the center of Detroit, 40-mile (64 km) from Ann Arbor and 60 miles (97 km) south and northwest of Lansing and Toledo, Ohio respectively. 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 owned by NASCAR. 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 the fastest track in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners, long straightaways, and lack of a restrictor plate requirement; typical qualifying speeds are in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h) and corner entry speeds are anywhere from 215 to 220 mph (346 to 354 km/h) after the 2012 repaving of the track.