"NASCAR Night" Slated for Feb. 21 Contest vs. Illinois

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department and the Michigan International Speedway have teamed up for "NASCAR Night" when the Wolverine men's basketball team hosts Illinois Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Crisler Arena.

"NASCAR Night" will feature a Michigan-branded mini-NASCAR model car, which will be given away free to the first 4,000 fans in attendance at the game. Also, there will be various ticket giveaways for 2006 MIS events, including a pair of NASCAR Nextel Cup Series tickets, and a fan hospitality package.

"We couldn't be any happier with the MIS partnership," said U-M assistant athletic director Mark Riordan. "Our fans will be exposed to what MIS has to offer and we hope to bring some MIS fans in to see what a great time they can have at a Michigan basketball game."

"The University of Michigan has always had great tradition within their collegiate athletic programs and we are excited about the opportunity to have a presence during a classic basketball matchup between Michigan and Illinois," said MIS director of marketing Keith Karbo.

In addition to the giveaways throughout the night, MIS commemorative posters will be available to fans who visit the MIS display located on the main Crisler Arena concourse. The MIS pace car will also be on display for viewing outside of Crilser Arena's Gate B (southwest side).

For those who fans who are not one of the first 4,000 to receive the Michigan-branded mini-NASCAR model car, fans will be able to order the model car for $5 by calling (734) 615-2025.

Michigan's game against Illinois will be air nationally on ESPN and will have a 7 p.m. tipoff. A limited number of tickets remain and are available for purchase by calling the U-M Athletic Ticket Department at 1-866-296-MTIX or by ordering online.

Contact: Clark Riley (734) 647-1261

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