NASCAR Comes To Chicago

NASCAR Comes To Chicago

So this week all three levels of Nascar (NCWTS-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NNS-NASCAR Nationwide Series & NSCS-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series), will come to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, for the opening weekend of playoff (also known as the Chase), of stock car racing. And with it are a bunch of activities on and off the track.

First is the various showcars (not actual race cars), in surrounding area for you to see up close and take pictures, also some racinfg simulators will be on hand for you to try out, there is no fee for this. Its usually in the parking lot of a store that sponsors that race car, its a lot of fun.

The next best thing is Joliet Race Fan Rally on Thursday afternoon, when the streets are closed off inn downtown Joliet and there is live music, food, drivers and classic cars. A nice warm up to the actual races.

Then Friday the action moves to the Chicagoland Speedway (you do need a ticket for this), and there is qualifying, concerts, and the actual races. Parking is free and that's where the tailgating and before and after fun is.

Below is all the info I could gather on what's going on this week related to the races.

RACE TIME AT WALMART BRINGS NASCAR TO LIFE

Supercenter
16241 S Farrell Rd
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: (815) 838-1027
Date
9/12/2013
9/13/2013
Time
11:30 AM-5:30 PM
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Supercenter
2424 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 744-7575
Date
9/13/2013
9/14/2013
Time
11:30 AM-5:30 PM
9:30 AM-3:30 PM

501 E Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone: (815) 215-2008
Date
9/14/2013
Time
8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Supercenter
333 E Us Route 6
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: (815) 942-6306
Date
9/12/2013
Time
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Thu, September 12, 2013 No. 29 BUDWEISER CHEVY WAL-MART
MORRIS, IL
10:00AM-4:00PM
333 EAST US ROUTE 6

Fri, September 13, 2013 No. 29 BUDWEISER CHEVY WAL-MART
LOCKPORT, IL
10:00AM-4:00PM
16241 SOUTH FARRELL ROAD

Sat, September 14, 2013 No. 29 BUDWEISER CHEVY WAL-MART
NEW LENOX, IL
8:00AM-2:00PM
501 E LINCOLN HIGHWAY

Greg Biffle's Roush Fenway No. 16 3M Ford Fusion
09/10/2013 Sherwin Williams - Oaklawn 5525 W 87th St Oaklawn IL
8:00AM 11:30AM

09/10/2013 Sherwin Williams - NILES 7007 N Milwaukee Ave NILES IL
1:00PM 4:00PM

09/11/2013 Sherwin Williams - Lake at the Hills 120 N Randall Rd Lake at the Hills, IL 8:00AM 11:30AM

09/11/2013 Sherwin Williams - Wood Dale 273 E Irving Park Rd Wood Dale IL 1:00PM 4:00PM

09/12/2013 Sherwin Williams- OSWEGO 150 D Kendall Point Dr Oswego IL 8:00AM 11:30AM

09/12/2013 Sherwin Williams - Bartlet 799 S IL Route 59 BARTLETT IL 1:00PM 4:00PM

09/12/2013 University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry 801 Paulina Street Chicago, IL 8:00AM 2:00PM

09/13/2013 Sherwin Williams -Hammond IN 7930 Nevada St Hammond IN
8:00AM 11:30AM

09/13/2013 Sherwin Williams - Joliet 118 N Larkin Ave Joliet IL
1:00PM 4:00PM

M&M’s # 18 Show Car Schedule
9/12/2013 11:30a-5:30p Walmart #3790 16241 So. Farrell Rd.- Lockport,IL 60441

9/13/2013 11:30a-5:30p Walmart #1256 2424 So. Jefferson - Joliet, IL 60435

9/14/2013 9:30a-3:30p Walmart #1256 2424 So. Jefferson - Joliet, IL 60435

Dollar General Show Car Schedule
9/14/2013 11508 916 W. Jefferson Street Joliet IL 60435 11:00a-4:00p

9/15/2013 7222 2101 Plainfield Rd. Crest Hill IL 60403 TBA

One Main Financial Car Show Tour
9/10 12-6pm OneMain Financial branch located at 1535 47th Avenue, Unit 2, Moline, IL 61265 TBA TBA
9/11 12-6pm OneMain Financial branch located at 3207 East Lincoln Way, Sterling, IL 61081 TBA TBA
9/12 12-6pm OneMain Financial branch located at 3050 Route 34, Oswego Commons, Oswego, IL 60543 TBA TBA
9/13 12-6pm OneMain Financial branch located at 3078 Caton Farm Road, Westriver Crossing, Joliet, IL 60435 TBA TBA

Eric McClure's Nationwide # 24 Car

Show Car: Chicago Heights, IL
Start: September 11, 2013 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
Category: Show Car

Food 4 Less 568
1333 Western Ave
Chicago Heights, IL
2pm – 7pm

Event: Simulator: Morris, IL
Start: September 12, 2013 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Category: Simulator
Wal-Mart 884
333 E US Rt 6
Morris, IL

Event: Show Car: Oak Forest, IL
Start: September 12, 2013 2:00 pm
End: September 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Category:Show Car
Food 4 Less 565
5556 W 159th St
Oak Forest, IL

Event: Show Car: New Lenox, IL
Start: September 13, 2013 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Category:Show Car
Lowes 2580
2480 E Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL
10am – 1pm

Event: Simulator: Lockport, IL
Start: September 13. 2013 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Category:Simulator
Wal Mart 3790
16241 S Farrell Rd
Lockport, IL

Event:Show Car: Bolingbrook, IL
Start:September 13, 2013 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Category:Show Car
Lowes 2535
245 S Weber Rd
Bolingbrook, IL

Event:Show Car:
Bolingbrook, IL
Start: September 13, 2013 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Category:
Show Car
Food 4 Less 559
271 S Bolingbrook Dr
Bolingbrook, IL

Event:Simulator: Joliet, IL
Start:September 14, 2013 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Category:Simulator
Wal Mart 1256
2424 W Jefferson
Joliet, IL

Event:
Show Car: Joliet, IL
Start:September 14, 2013 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Category:Show Car
Updated:
Food 4 Less 561
1701 N Larkin Ave #100
Joliet, IL

Joliet RACE FAN RALLY
SEPT. 12TH, 2013 • 4pm to 10pm • Downtown Joliet

Joliet Race Fan Rally is 8 hours of food, fun and NASCAR for everyone!
Driver Appearances
Meet and great the drivers (Including Kevin Harvick), that will be competing in the race. Take photos of their cars and get a behind-the-scenes experience of NASCAR racing.

Music
Don’t miss the a live performance by 7th Heaven.

Food
A variety of food vendors will be serving everything you need to feed the entire family.

Kidz Zone
Your kids won’t be bored during

Downtown Joliet’s Race Fan Rally
We’ve planned games, contests, face painting and a bunch of other kid pleasers.

Games and Activities:
• A rock climbing wall
• Large-scale sized remote
control racing experience
• A controlled water fight zone
• All types of free giveaway items.
• Street clowns and mascots entertain, while parents get a chance to catch their breath.
Hot rods, Muscle cars,
& Classic pickups!

Classic Car Show
They’re all here and on display in historic
downtown Joliet during the NASCAR Race Fan Rally.

Chicagoland Speedway Schedule:

Friday, September 13
7:00AM Parking Lots Open
8:00AM Box Office Opens
8:00AM Grandstands Open
8:00AM Pit Corral Opens - Must have a Pit & Infield Fan Zone Experience Pass
9:00 - 10:30AM EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (NCWTS) Practice
10:00AM Champions Park Open
10:00AM - 2:00PM ESPN Live - Carmen and Jurko Show (Champions Park)
11:00 - 11:50AM EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (NCWTS) Final Practice
1:00-4:00PM Official NASCAR Pin Trading Zone Open (Champions Park)
12:00 - 1:30PM GEICO 400 (NSCS) Practice
1:40 - 2:55PM Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola (NNS) Practice
3:05PM EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (NCWTS) Qualifying
4:10PM GEICO 400 (NSCS) Qualifying
5:35 - 6:50PM Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola (NNS) Final Practice
PRE-RACE National Anthem by Chelsea Bain
7:30PM EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (NCWTS)
POST-RACE FIREWORKS!
POST-RACE Post-Race Party at Reve Night Club at Hollywood Casino (No cover charge!)

Saturday, September 14
7:00AM Parking Lots Open
8:00AM Box Office Opens
8:00AM - 2:30PM Champions Park Open
9:00AM Grandstands Open
9:00AM Pit Corral Opens - Must have a Pit & Infield Fan Zone Experience Pass
9:00AM Official NASCAR Pin Trading Zone Opens
9:15AM The Social Showdown! (Social Hub in Champions Park)
10:00 - 10:55AM GEICO 400 (NSCS) Practice
11:05AM Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola (NNS) Qualifying
1:00 - 1:50PM GEICO 400 (NSCS) Final Practice
PRE-RACE National Anthem by Jim Cornelison
2:30PM Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola (NNS)

Sunday, September 15
6:00AM Early Bird Parking Lot Opens
7:00AM Parking Lots Open
8:00AM Box Office Opens
8:00AM Champions Park Opens
9:00AM Pit Corral Opens - Must have a Pit & Infield Fan Zone Experience Pass
9:30AM Coca-Cola Family Track Walk (Must have a Pit & Infield Fan Zone Experience Pass for access - Arrive at 9AM to ensure your spot!)
9:00AM Grandstands Open
9:00AM Official NASCAR Pin Trading Zone (Champions Park)
10:35-10:45AM Ceremonial First Pin Trade with Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock and mascot Dash at Official NASCAR Pin Trading Zone (Champions Park)
11:10AM Brantley Gilbert Pre-Race Concert
(Must have a Pit & Infield Fan Zone Experience Pass for access to the grass)
12:20PM GEICO 400 Driver Introductions
PRE-RACE National Anthem by Danielle Bradbery and Flyover
1:00PM GEICO 400 (NSCS)
POST-RACE Track Access (Start/Finish Line)

Monday, September 16
10:00AM Campers Departure

* All times listed are pending and subject to change at any time.

NCWTS NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
NNS NASCAR Nationwide Series
NSCS NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

We have a number of Entertainment options for our race weekend! Check out the schedule below.

Champions Park Main Stage Schedule

Friday, September 13
10am - 1pm DJ and contests
12pm Jagermeister fun at the Jagermeister Stage in Champions Park
- Chances to win great Jagermeister merchandise!
1-4pm Nick Lynch & Silversmith
4-7pm Rockstar Rodeo

Saturday, September 14
8-9:30am DJ/music
9:30-11:15am Brother Trouble
11:45am - 12:45pm Battle of the Bands - Hosted by Jim Peterik
1-2pm Rock legend Jim Peterik and the Ides of March
5pm WCCQ Post Race Party with Live Entertainment
(Lakeside campground - open to all fans)

Sunday, September 15
8-9am DJ/music
9-10:30am Suburban Cowboys
10:30-11am US99 Country Show Off Winner
11am - 1pm DJ
4pm WCCQ Post Race Party with Live Entertainment
(Lakeside campground - open to all fans)

DRIVER APPEARANCES

Friday, September 13
10am Check in at Social Hub (in Champions Park) and be one of the first 50 people to receive a wristband (must present a race ticket to receive a wristband) to attend a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session including Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Marcus Ambrose and Jeff Burton - only 50 available!
2:30pm NASCAR Sprint Cup autograph session - must have a wristband to attend

Sunday, September 15
9-9:15am Greg Biffle Q&A at the 3M display in Champions Park
9:15am Casey Mears autograph session at the GEICO display in Champions Park

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