Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announced as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Event Entitlement Partner at Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, Ill. – July 30, 2014 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the official cardiovascular partner of NASCAR®, as the title sponsor of this year’s first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ race. The MyAFibStory.com 400 will take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in recognition of National AFib Awareness Month, running throughout September.
Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, is a condition caused by an irregular heartbeat that impacts as many as 2.7 million Americans. AFib increases a person’s risk for stroke by up to five times and is the most common serious heart rhythm abnormality in people over the age of 65. Patients with AFib should ensure they talk to their doctor about lowering their risk of stroke and appropriate treatment options.
“The first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ provides a unique and elevated stage within the sport, one that delivers an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation with the MyAFibStory.com 400,” said Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway. “We are proud to be partnering with Janssen, and we have a number of events and activation opportunities planned to educate and encourage race fans on AFib, risks and warning signs and treatment for the condition.”
Janssen became involved with NASCAR in an official capacity earlier this year, sponsoring both a NASCAR Nationwide Series™ Race at Auto Club Speedway and Brian Vickers’ No. 55 Toyota, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Sprint Cup ride at the Southern California facility.
“Millions of Americans are living with AFib, and could have an increased risk for an AFib-related stroke if it is not being treated properly,” said Gregg Ruppersberger, Group Product Director, Janssen. “That’s why we and Chicagoland Speedway are partnering to educate people about the risk factors and warning signs for AFib, stroke, blood clot prevention and treatment options. Together, we can make a difference for people who are at risk for or living with AFib.”
Advance Tickets for MyAFibStory.com 400 start at just $55 with kids 12 and under receiving $25 off adult ticket prices in each section. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app, or by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, September 12-14, will begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™, Lucas Oil 225 race under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, September 13, the NASCAR Nationwide Series™, Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 Powered by Coca-Cola will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, MyAFibStory.com 400 showdown, this year’s first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ race.
The first race for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from Chicagoland Speedway will air live on ESPN at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 14. The race will also be broadcast on the WatchESPN app, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.
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