There is More Than Just Racing at Chicagoland Speedway When the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Kicks Off This September
Joliet, Ill. – August 30, 2012 – NASCAR fans travelling to Chicagoland Speedway for the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this September can expect to see some new amenities to go along with old favorites at the track.
Fans can get their information on the go and keep up with the most up to date track action with the Chicagoland Speedway Mobile App. This is a resourceful tool to use for track maps, camping, admissions, purchasing tickets and even times and scheduling. Additionally, it is a great way to keep up with announcements, notices, directions, and much more by simply downloading it to your Android and iPhone completely FREE of charge.
Major Concert Entertainment
Country Music Superstar Luke Bryan will perform a pre-race concert in the infield prior to driver introductions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series GEICO 400. Fans can get up close access by purchasing a pit pass for the weekend. Your NASCAR ticket is also your Luke Bryan ticket, allowing fans to enjoy chart topping country hits right before NASCAR’s best go head-to-head for the checkered flag.
Post-Race Track Walk
For the first time ever at Chicagoland Speedway, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a post-race track walk at the conclusion of the GEICO 400. Get your photo on the start/finish line that your favorite NASCAR driver just crossed.
General parking at Chicagoland Speedway is absolutely FREE and features new parking lot signage to better serve your location needs.
Bring your soft-sided coolers (6x6x12) filled with beverages and snacks!
Camping and Pets
Camp with Chicagoland Speedway and bring the whole family for a memorable race weekend. New in 2012, pets are permitted throughout the campground! Campers will also have an exclusive area for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade, a welcome party, live music in the campgrounds, a cornhole tournament and more!
A new and improved shuttle system around Chicagoland Speedway will make it more convenient for fans to travel around the track locations. Whether it is to Champions Park, the campgrounds or the infield, the shuttle system will be running all weekend long. You can find the shuttle route map on the Chicagoland Speedway web site.
Alternate Modes of Transporation
Kids 12 and Under Free (Saturday Only)
Select grandstand seating at Chicagoland Speedway allows kids 12 and younger free access to see practice sessions, Saturday qualifying sessions and the Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola absolutely FREE.
New Infield Fan Experience-Exclusive for season ticket holders
New this season is the Infield Fan Experience featuring interactive entertainment for season ticket holders and. The Infield Fan Experience will feature improved garage viewing areas, question-and-answer sessions and various entertainment options which can be accessed through our newly installed crossover gates.
Champions Park is a family-friendly area open to all race fans, which includes live entertainment, the Kids Zone, a social hub providing games and prizes as well as monuments dedicated to past winners. When you visit Chicagoland Speedway, make Champions Park your first stop!
Levy Restaurants at Chicagoland Speedway
This year Levy Restaurants will present new food choices at Chicagoland Speedway. Fans will have the chance to experience some local themed foods including Blueberry Moonshine, Chicagoland Speedway’s Brisket Slider sandwich, Chicken and Waffle sandwich and a fully-loaded hot dog with macaroni and cheese and bacon.
The Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola kicks off the weekend of NASCAR racing at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, September 15 ahead of the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the GEICO 400 – on Sunday, September 16. Children 12 and younger are admitted FREE with a ticketed adult on Saturday and parking is FREE for both race days.
For tickets to the GEICO 400 and the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway, visit www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223).