Heat at the Speedway

By: Jessica Aspiras
By: Jessica Aspiras

The Michigan Internation Speedway opened with its first race on Friday. And according to Dr. John Maino, in charge of the 24 hour on-site hospital and five first aid stations, there's already been several people treated for heat exhaustion.

"There's a lot of reflected heat and sunlight from the asphalt, so they get a double dose of the heat that they need to protect."

Dr. Maino suggests drinking plenty of fluids, preferably water or sports drinks, to stay hydrated. He also recommends sunscreen to protect your skin. There are misters and watercoolers available to also help combat the heat.

If you'd like more information on the Michigan International Speedway's upcoming events, log on to www.mispeedway.com.


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