Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sandler and James to Serve as Grand Marshalls for Michigan Cup Race

HVG 400 logo with Michigan line Stars of “Grown Ups” Will Serve as June 13 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Grand Marshals

BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 26, 2010) – Michigan International Speedway is known as NASCAR’s summer reunion for friends and family. And on June 13, a pair of “Grown Ups” will reunite at the racetrack to prove it.

Adam Sandler and Kevin James, stars of Columbia Pictures’ “Grown Ups,” in theaters June 25, will serve as grand marshals for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Sandler and James know how to say the most famous words in motorsports with passion and enthusiasm. Each have given arguably the two most amazing commands in the NASCAR history — James in 2007 at Daytona International Speedway and Sandler at MIS in June 2006.

“It’s exciting to return to Michigan to give the command and launch the film,” Sandler said. “Last time I was there, we had the winning car for the movie ‘Click’ with Kasey Kahne, so hopefully we will have the same luck with ‘Grown Ups’.”

“Grown Ups,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider, is a hilarious comedy about five men who were best friends when they were young kids and now are getting together for the Fourth of July weekend to meet each others' families for the first time. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn't mean growing up. The film also stars Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph. The film is directed by Dennis Dugan, written by Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf, and produced by Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo.

“It’s exciting that ‘Grown Ups’ will use Michigan International Speedway and the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 as a promotional platform for the movie’s summer release,” track President Roger Curtis said. “I can’t think of a better venue nor two better, more exciting grand marshals than Adam Sandler and Kevin James. This must be a sporting first to have two such high-caliber and big-name superstars serving as grand marshals.”

The Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Live television coverage of the race is on TNT.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 on June 13 and CARFAX 400 on August 15 are as low as $25. Visit MISpeedway.com or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage of great pricing for 2010 events at MIS.

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