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BROOKLYN, Mich. - Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally will wave the green flag as honorary starter for this Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, and to help celebrate the occasion, Ford employees can get discounted tickets to Sunday's race by ordering from www.MISpeedway.com/Ford.
As racing returns to the Irish Hills in the backyard of the auto industry, Mulally is excited to represent his company and the state of Michigan.
“I am looking forward to representing the entire Ford team by waving the green flag at the start of the Pure Michigan 400,' said Mulally. “Michigan is Ford Motor Company's home. So there is always a little more excitement when our NASCAR teams get to race at our home track, Michigan International Speedway. Our employees, dealers, suppliers and all the Ford Motor Company stakeholders, whether in the stands or at home, will be pulling for our teams.”
The honorary starter duties include waving the green flag to start the race. Mulally will also receive a pace car ride from NASCAR’s official pace car driver and attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers’ meeting.
Ford NASCAR teams have always run well at Michigan International Speedway, with Roush Fenway Racing and Wood Brothers Racing tied for most wins by a team with 11 each. Ford's Carl Edwards is currently tied for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead, with just four races remaining until the Chase for the Championship playoffs.