Chicagoland Speedway hosts the first race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, the MyAFibStory.com 400, on Sunday, September 14th. Also on the schedule are the Nationwide Series, racing on Saturday, September 13th and the Camping World Truck Series on Friday, September 12th.
Chase Grid Live kicks off the Chase for the Cup at noon CT on Wednesday at Tribune Tower Plaza, 401 N. Michigan Ave. along the Chicago River. On Wednesday and Thursday, September 10th and 11th, the free Fan Fest will feature a free concert from Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (Wednesday at 5 p.m. CT) as well as a Q-and-A with the rising stars of NASCAR (Thursday at 3 p.m. CT). Learn more about Chase Grid Live here.
On Thursday, downtown Joliet, Illinois hosts the 14th annual Race Fan Rally from 4 to 10 p.m. CT. Taking place on Chicago St., Race Fan Rally features the NASCAR Hauler Parade as well as live entertainment, driver appearances and more. Get the complete schedule for Race Fan Rally here.
Gates open Friday at 10 a.m. CT, with Nationwide Series practice kicking off on-track activities at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. CT. Cup Series practice at noon CT precedes Truck Series qualifying at 2:05 p.m. CT and Cup Series qualifying at 5:35 p.m. CT. At 7:30 p.m. CT, the Lucas Oil 225 for the Camping World Truck Series goes green.
On Saturday, gates open at 8:30 a.m. CT, with Cup Series practice at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. CT, sandwiched around Nationwide Series qualifying at 11:05 a.m. CT. The Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 for the Nationwide Series takes the green flag at 2:30 p.m. CT.
On Sunday, gates open at 8 a.m. CT, with a pre-race concert from Austin Mahone at 11 a.m. CT. The MyAFibStory.com 400 for the Sprint Cup Series goes green at 1 p.m. CT.
Find a complete schedule for the weekend, including driver appearances and entertainment at the track, here.
Tickets are still available for the first weekend of the Chase – tickets for Sunday’s Cup Series race start at $70. Get more information on the weekend and purchase tickets at www.chicagolandspeedway.com.
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