Rev your engines, race fans, because NASCAR is coming back to the Milwaukee Mile.
After more than a decade away from the track, NASCAR will return to the Milwaukee Mile Speedway at Wisconsin State Fair Park next summer for a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Sunday, Aug. 27. The race weekend will also feature an ARCA Menards Series race at the Milwaukee Mile the previous day on Saturday, Aug. 26.
"We’re honored and proud to help Wisconsin State Fair Park bring NASCAR racing back to the Milwaukee Mile," said Track Enterprises’ Bob Sargent, in a release. "A historical venue like the Mile deserves great racing, and the NASCAR Trucks always put on a great show."
"After several successful ARCA races in recent years, the State Fair Park Board of Directors is thrilled to continue this momentum and welcome NASCAR back to the historic Milwaukee Mile,” said John Yingling, Wisconsin State Fair Park Board Chairman, in the release. "This event wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of the Track Enterprises team, the State Fair Park staff and the State of Wisconsin Administration. We look forward to an exciting weekend of racing next August and more events like it in the future."
The Truck Series event marks NASCAR's first race at the Milwaukee Mile since 2009, after hosting a number of Busch Series, Grand National Stock Car and Truck Series races over the previous decades. Road America in Plymouth took over as NASCAR's primary Wisconsin race home since then – until now.
Tickets for both the Truck Series race and the ARCA Menards Series race are on sale now, with general admission costing $40, reserved seating costing $45 and children 12 and younger getting in free. To purchase tickets – and for more information – click here.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.