MIS Cares Extreme Bus Makeover Auction benefits local charities, great causes

The third time might be the charm for a lucky fan who will win the chance to have the exterior of their race weekend bus professionally designed, painted and decaled by Michigan International Speedway.

Following two years of successful paintings and unveilings, MIS and the NASCAR Foundation will auction off the chance for a lucky fan to have the exterior of their race weekend bus remodeled. All proceeds will go to MIS Cares.

Fans will have the opportunity to enter into the auction beginning with the June 17-19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 race weekend.

To submit a bid, fans must log onto www.auctions.nascar.com. The contest will carry on through the summer, concluding on August 26.

“We appreciate everything the fans do for us and are honored to be able to provide these experiences for them,” track President Roger Curtis said. “We have so many loyal fans and we work very hard to deliver on our brand promise. It’s about continuing our mission statement of providing lasting memories for every person, every time. This year’s version of the event is also very special, because it helps a great cause, MIS Cares!”

Once the winner is announced, the lucky race fan will meet with staff in January 2012 to mutually agree upon a design that will be a fabulous transition. The bus will need to be delivered to MIS (at the cost of the auction winner) in January and will be stored, made over and unveiled to the owner of the bus by April 15, 2012.

Restrictions and limitations include: designs produced only by the MIS staff, no fabrications of the bus and strictly paint and vinyl will be added to the exterior.