GROUPON AND CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY TEAM UP TO BRING FIRST EVER NASCAR WEEKEND FANTASY CAMP TO RACE FANS

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Today, Chicagoland Speedway announced a first of its kind partnership with Chicago-based Groupon to become the sole provider of the speedway’s new NASCAR Fantasy Camp experience. The Fantasy Camp experience is available nationwide beginning today.

NASCAR Fantasy Camp at Chicagoland Speedway includes particularly sought after locations, events and experiences during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend in September. Unlike other ticket packages and opportunities that are co-promoted by teams/properties and a third party, Groupon will be the exclusive provider of the first-ever Fantasy Camp package.

“NASCAR fans are extremely passionate and our partnership with Chicagoland Speedway will provide unprecedented access to Groupon customers throughout the race weekend,” said Mike Shaw, head of sports partnerships and business development lead at Groupon. “Our subscribers are constantly seeking new experiences through our marketplace and we’re extremely excited to feature this unique opportunity around the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.”

Enrollment in the inaugural Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR Fantasy Camp is limited to the first 60 participants, and will put a select group of fans in some of the most restricted and exciting settings on property.

“Sports fans are hungry for greater access, more exclusivity and “bucket list” experiences.  In a sport that is already widely recognized for the unrivaled access it provides to fans, we are constantly looking at ways to bring our guests even closer to the action and provide even more unique experiences,” said Scott Howard, vice president of sales and marketing for Chicagoland Speedway. “We found a terrific partner in Groupon, one that shares that same desire and is well known for providing wonderful experiences and value to its customers. We couldn’t be happier to launch this Fantasy Camp Experience with them and provide fans this incredible opportunity.”

 

Debuting in September of 2015, the inaugural Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR Fantasy Camp participants will experience the race weekend of a lifetime with unprecedented access, including:

·       “Best in House” reserved grandstand seating for the entire weekend

·       NASCAR Weekend Credential

·       Reserved seating in the NASCAR drivers meeting each race day

·       Private meet and greet and guided Garage Tour with NASCAR Legend Rusty Wallace

·       “Welcome to Chicagoland Speedway Fantasy Camp” breakfast with Track President, Scott Paddock

·       Fan Zone Pit Pass, which includes access to the Infield Fan Zone, pre-race driver introductions, garage viewing areas and access to the pre-race concert with Brett Eldredge

·       Pace car ride

·       Access to Gatorade Victory Lane for all three races

·       Preferred Parking Pass for the weekend

·       $100 in concessions vouchers

·       Sprint FanVision rental for the weekend

·       Exclusive Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR Fantasy Camp apparel, including a hooded sweatshirt and hat

·       Dedicated group concierge for the weekend

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 18-20, will begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 19, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series showdown, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In addition to the racing action, fans can enjoy live musical entertainment, Champions Park, tailgating and more.

 

Tickets start at just $25 with kids tickets (12 and under) $25 OFF, and parking is always free at Chicagoland Speedway. Tickets for all  Chicagoland Speedway races can be purchased online at 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 complete 2015 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

 

Date                             Event

Father’s Day Weekend

Saturday, June 20         Owens Corning AttiCat® 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race

                                    Scott 150 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards Race

 

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

Friday, Sept. 18            NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Saturday, Sept. 19        NASCAR XFINITY Series Race

Sunday, Sept. 20          NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, stay connected on Twitter and Facebook or by visiting ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

 

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Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway

Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill.  The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.   Along with Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities.  ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

 

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.  By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods.

 

Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com. To download Groupon's top-rated mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway

Nicole Mancuso Meagher: (815) 722-4180

nmeagher@chicagolandspeedway.com

 

Patrick Kenny: (815) 722-4166

pkenny@chicagolandspeedway.com

 

Groupon

Nick Halliwell: (312) 999-3812

nhalliwell@groupon.com

 

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