DARRELL WALLACE JR. VISITS JOLIET’S GALOWICH YMCA AHEAD OF ENJOYILLINOIS.COM 225
EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Kicks Off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend
Joliet, Ill. – August 28, 2013 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. visited Joliet's Galowich YMCA on Wednesday to speak with area youth ahead of the EnjoyIllinois.com 225, September 13. Wallace Jr. spoke with children involved in the YMCA’s after school program on the value of work ethic and dedication.
“It was only 10 years ago when I was a kid just like them, starting out in racing, trying to get to where I am today,” said Wallace Jr. “Whether they want to be a racecar driver, teacher, doctor or anything else, it requires all the same principles. I think that’s an important thing to share with kids whenever you have the opportunity to talk to them. If you work hard and dedicate yourself to a goal, there is nothing that says you can’t achieve it.”
Wallace Jr. then travelled back to Chicagoland Speedway to surprise several NASCAR Driving Experience participants with some friendly advice and insider tips.
Wallace will make his first appearance on the track Chicagoland Speedway this fall, and is currently 11th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings, with one top-five, seven top-10’s and one pole win. The EnjoyIllinois.com 225 will run under the lights on Friday, Sept. 13 as part of a triple-header weekend that kicks off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Chicagoland Speedway.
For the third consecutive year, Chicagoland Speedway will host 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 2013 championship. The EnjoyIllinois.com 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kick off the weekend on Friday, Sept. 13 along with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series returns with the GEICO 400 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup concluding the weekend on Sunday, Sept. 15.
For tickets to the GEICO 400, the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola, or the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 click here or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223).
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Friday, Sept. 13 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Saturday, Sept. 14 Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
Sunday, Sept. 15 GEICO 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series)
- RICHARD PETTY TO JOIN CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY’S LEGENDS CLUB
- NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION TO SPONSOR CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY XFINITY SERIES RACE
- CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY CELEBRATES KIDS DRIVE NASCAR WITH FREE YOUTH TICKETING FOR NASCAR XFINITY & NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACES IN 2017
- NASCAR ORGANIZATIONAL TEST AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR R.A.C.E. FOUNDATION
- CHASE ‘N’ THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AT JOHN G. SHEDD AQUARIUM