Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Kicks Off at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 16-18


Joliet, Ill. – August 2, 2011 Parachute joins country music superstar, Darius Rucker, for a star studded musical line up during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Debuting number one on iTunes, Parachute , will perform Saturday, September 17 after the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway. Previously announced, Darius Rucker will perform prior to the GEICO 400 on Sunday, Sept. 18.

“The addition of Parachute to our Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend lineup is another example of our commitment to delivering an exciting and memorable guest experience to our fans,” said Scott Paddock, president of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. “We’re excited to have Parachute perform on Saturday night following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race adding to the thrilling day and weekend. Their live performance is sure to be a crowd pleaser.” 

Parachute’s new album The Way It Was (Mercury Records) recently topped the iTunes Rock Chart and debuted in the Billboard Top 20 upon its release. With a polished songcraft well beyond their years, the band burst onto the music scene in 2009 and has since headlined tours, performed on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live and has shared the stage with some of the biggest stars in music today. Now, they have a brand new hit single with their uplifting rock jam “Something To Believe In” – yet another testament to Parachute’s undeniable talent.

Chicagoland Speedway is the first race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this September – the first of ten ‘playoff’ style NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in pursuit of the 2011 championship. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kick off the weekend on Friday, September 16 followed by the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola on Saturday, Sept. 17. The three day weekend will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 18 with the GEICO 400 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

For tickets to the Chase of the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend of events at Chicagoland Speedway including single day tickets, visit or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223).

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend of events is as follows:

Date                  Event

Sept 16             NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Sept 17             Dollar General 300 presented by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)

Sept 18             GEICO 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series)           




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