CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2012 NASCAR RACE DATES
Joliet, Ill. – September 7, 2011 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced that the facility, for the second consecutive year, will kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup during the 2012 season on September 15 and 16. In addition to the September race weekend, NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series will visit Chicagoland Speedway on July 21 and 22.
“We are honored to have been selected once again to host the debut race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,” said Scott Paddock, president of Chicagoland Speedway. “It is certainly a privilege to host the start of the playoffs for one of the most watched and followed sports in the United States. Being chosen to host the debut race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has proved to be an incredibly compelling platform for our fans and partners. We look forward to building on the momentum and excitement from our inaugural 2011 Chase weekend that is taking place on September 16-18.”
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway – September 15-16, 2012 – will be kicked off by the NASCAR Nationwide Series with the GEICO 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race getting underway on Sunday, Sept. 16. The July 21 and 22 NASCAR weekend will feature a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and NASCAR Nationwide Series race. This weekend also coincides with a rare off week for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The complete 2012 NASCAR schedule of events at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:
Saturday, July 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sunday, July 22 STP 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
Saturday, Sept. 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series
Sunday, Sept. 16 GEICO 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series)
The 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Chicagoland Speedway, the GEICO 400, will get underway on Sunday, Sept. 18. The triple header NASCAR weekend will kick off with the Fast Five 225 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) on Friday, Sept. 16 followed by the Dollar General 300 presented by Coca Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday, Sept. 17. Single day event tickets are still available and can purchased by visiting www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com or by calling 888-629-RACE (7223). Parking is always free at Chicagoland Speedway and fans can bring in one 6x6x12-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.