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Celebrating the Motor City culture of southeast Michigan: NASCAR, derbies, car shows and celebrities.

Jeff Gordon celebrates his win of the 2014 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Restart helps Gordon to victory at Michigan

10 things to watch for at Michigan International Speedway - leading up to the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 17, 2014. (Monroe News photo by Paula Wethington)

10 things to watch this week with NASCAR in Michigan

Master Sergeant Daniel Bauer and his family participated in a pace car ride at the Michigan International Speedway at the 2013 Quicken Loans 400. Bauer was joined by fellow soldiers as part of NASCAR: An American Salute and the Troops to the Track program, a partnership with the Armed Forces Foundation. Credit: Eric Dobb

NASCAR salute U.S. military at MIS

Joey Logano leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Pure Michigan 400 auto race August 2013 at Michigan International Speedway.

Logano holds off Harvick for crucial Michigan win

Michigan International Speedway hosts a Kids Club! Sprint Cup driver Jimmie Johnson is the MIS Kids Club Honorary President. Check out the links and have fun at the track

Michigan International Speedway - Michigan International Speedway

Know Before You Go: Michigan International Speedway 2014 Guest Guide spells out what you can bring into the grandstand, how to use the disability access services, where your seats will be, and the traffic routing for fans on race weekend.

Guest Guide - Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR driver Joey Logano visits Detroit Lions Practice June 2014.

Logano at Lions - Michigan International Speedway

Previous pinner says: "Made the front page of the Daily Planet!" @Evelyn Spencer Guard @D C Comics #dalejr

Twitter / DaleJr: Made the front page of the ...

Previous pinner says "All winter she was a demure and classy lady. Then NASCAR season started."

Don't spend your money at the speed of race cars! Find out from Monroe on a Budget what to buy - or not - when you are planning your visit to Michigan International Speedway.

What to spend money on - or not - at a NASCAR race

From the time Megan Farnsworth was old enough, she would stand at the black and white checkered flag on the track to cheer on her dad, Mark, as he raced his cars. Now she's running in the Monroe County Fair demolition derby. Story at the link. #MCFair13 #MonroeMI

The 2015 Ford Mustang was unveiled in front of hundreds of enthu­siasts and executives in ceremonies in Flat Rock MI. Susan Spaulding of Dundee saw the newest pony only as a shell without its glossy coat of race red paint. Story and more details from at the link #Ford

When Bob Hemphill of Car­leton first set his eyes on the 1969 Fairlane Cobra the year it was introduced it was love at first sight. Read the article and see the photos about Hot Summer Nights - one of the biggest car shows in Monroe MI at

A high-performance racing boat that has competed internationally now calls Monroe MI its home port. Read about the hydroplane at

Monroe becomes home port for racing boat

Shoppers peruse the tables and blankets filled with auto parts and other memorabilia during the 2013 auto swap meet at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Monroe MI. Click on the link to find a photo gallery at