MIS plans $17M infield renovation


BROOKLYN, Mich. The Michigan International Speedway plans a $17 million renovation of its terrace suites and media center.

Demolition and construction will begin after the NASCAR race in August. Officials say the track will be ready for the 2010 season.

The plan calls for 30 corporate suites spanning the second floor, including movable walls so suites can be adjusted. The structure s first floor will house a media, technology and meeting center. There will be rooms for press conferences and team meetings.

The project announced Thursday also calls for modifying pit road and the fire lane and moving the speedway s fueling station.