CHASE Week Schedule Fills Up Ahead Of The 400

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Joliet, Ill. – August 14, 2014 – While the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup doesn’t get underway until Sunday, Sept. 14, with the 400, race fans heading to Chicago will have plenty to do the week before as NASCAR rolls into the Windy City.


NASCAR Night at Bub City hosted by Chicagoland Speedway takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 10, as one of Chicago’s premier barbeque and country music hotspots plays host to drivers and race fans for a night of dueling pianos, BBQ, drinks, and giveaways. Admission is free and the night begins at 7:00 p.m., with driver appearances and dueling pianos taking place at 9:00 p.m.


Also on Wednesday, Chase Grid™ Live kicks off from Tribune Tower Plaza in downtown Chicago from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The FREE, two-day event begins with a fan festival featuring NASCAR personalities, show cars, music, food and more. On Thursday, Sept. 11, the event continues all day long with all 16 Chase drivers making an appearance from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. It will mark the first time the group will gather prior to competing in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup elimination format.


Joliet’s 14th annual Race Fan Rally returns on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in downtown Joliet. Race Fan Rally is a free fan event that kicks off NASCAR’s Chase weekend at Chicagoland Speedway and is one of the largest single day race fan events in the country. Race Fan Rally includes the Sprint Cup Series hauler parade along with entertainment, driver appearances, race simulators, live music, hot food, cold drinks and a KidZone area for children.


On Thursday evening, head to Joe’s Bar on Weed Street to see Craig Campbell with Mockingbird Son for the NASCAR Weekend Kick-Off Party with US99.5 and Chicagoland Speedway. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with Mockingbird Sun taking the stage at 7:45 p.m., while Craig Campbell is scheduled to go on at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are just $30, and include the concert along with NASCAR trivia with prizes and giveaways.


Thursday evening is also home to a more formal option, as Kurt Busch and the Illinois State Crime Commission host the Windy City Salute to the Armed Forces Foundation. Tickets for this event can be purchased here to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation and their mission to protect and promote the physical, mental, and emotional wellness of military service members, veterans and their families. As part of Chicagoland’s “Salute to America’s Heroes Pre-Race Show Presented by AARP and AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger, Chicagoland Speedway will donate 100 tickets to the AFF so that service members and their families can attend and watch Busch compete in the 400.

Advance Tickets for 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, 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.

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