Chicagoland Speedway, Route 66 Raceway Select Levy Restaurants


Award-Winning Restaurant Company to be Official Caterer for Both Race Tracks

(Joliet, Ill. - May 3, 2006) Chicago-based Levy Restaurants has been named the official caterer for Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in a multi-year deal beginning in 2006.

Levy, which has been providing concessions for Route 66 Raceway since 2004, has expanded its duties to include all concessions and catering at both Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. The award-winning restaurant company and market leader in sports and entertainment dining will now be providing food and beverage to Chicagoland Speedway's Speedway Club, its new Turn 4 Suites, 27 permanent suites and 80 hospitality chalets, as well as Route 66 Raceway's pits, suites and hospitality village.

"We are very pleased to expand our partnership with Levy Restaurants to include Chicagoland Speedway," said Matthew Alexander, vice president and general manager of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. "Levy has established a reputation for providing great food and exceptional service at sporting venues across the country, and we're proud to have them catering to our racing fans here in Joliet. Having Levy provide food and hospitality at all of our events will help make the guest experience here even more extraordinary."

In addition to Chicagoland Speedway, Levy also caters six other NASCAR tracks, including Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

"Right here in the backyard of our hometown, Chicagoland Speedway is a top-notch destination for racing fans. We are excited to have been chosen to be part of the guest experience at the track," said Andy Lansing, president and CEO. "We'll being putting food in the driver's seat by providing our signature Levy tastes and hospitality throughout the entire facility."

Highlighting Route 66 Raceway's 2006 schedule is the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on June 8-11, marking the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series' lone visit of the year to the Chicago area. The 2006 season kicked off at the record-setting, award-winning drag strip on Saturday, April 15, with the first of 25 Test & Tunes.

Chicagoland Speedway's 2006 racing schedule again features five races spanning two event weekends, culminating in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series' season finale on Sun., Sept. 10, 2006. The season opens with the 300-mile USG DUROCK 300 NASCAR Busch Series race on Sat., July 8, and the 400-mile USG SHEETROCK 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race on Sun., July 9. The ARCA/IRL weekend consists of the 200-mile ARCA RE/MAX Series race and the 100-mile IRL Indy Pro Series race on Sat., Sept. 9, followed by the IndyCar Series race on Sun., Sept. 10, after which a 2006 IndyCar champion will be crowned.

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Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway: Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway make up Joliet, Illinois' 1,300-acre, multi-purpose motorsports facility located on Historic Route 66. It is also the largest sporting facility in Illinois. Chicagoland Speedway, which is a $130 million, 1.5-mile D-shaped tri-oval speedway, annually hosts NASCAR, ARCA, IRL and several driving schools. It has been in operation since 2001 and is a located adjacent to its sister track, Route 66 Raceway. Route 66 Raceway is a multi-million dollar complex that includes a 1/4-mile, stadium-style drag strip and 1/2-mile dirt oval track. Since opening its doors in 1998, Route 66 Raceway has continued to host a wide variety of events. Route 66 Raceway's 1/2-mile dirt oval track has hosted Team Demolition Derbies, AMA Flat Track Championship racing, World of Outlaws and Monster Truck shows. Route 66 Raceway's 1

/4-mile drag strip has hosted NHRA POWERade Drag Racing National events, Jr. Dragsters, car shows, bracket racing, Test & Tunes and much more.

Levy Restaurants: Chicago-based Levy Restaurants is recognized as one of the country's fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies and is the market leader in premium sports and entertainment dining. Levy's portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as Spiaggia and Bistro 110 in Chicago and Fulton's Crab House in Walt Disney World Resort. The sports and entertainment division manages seven major market racetracks, convention facilities, music/performance venues, stadiums and arenas for all major sports leagues including Wrigley Field and US Cellular Field in Chicago, Lambeau Field in Green Bay, as well as STAPLES Center and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and American Airlines Arena in Miami. Levy's scorecard of events includes NASCAR racing, numerous Super Bowls, Grammy Awards, major league All-Star and championship games, World Series, and Kentucky Derbys. Levy's retail locations include the Hershey's store in Chicago, Wrigley Field and Arlington Park. For further details on Levy Restaurants, visit the company website at


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