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JOLIET, Ill. (August 1, 2017) — Chicagoland Speedway announced today that fans can attend NASCAR’s Organizational Test on Tuesday, August 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The sport’s top teams and drivers will hit the pavement prior to the September 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
One driver from each of the NASCAR Cup Series teams is expected to participate in the test at Chicagoland Speedway including: Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, Team Penske, Furniture Row Racing, Richard Childress Racing, JTG-Daugherty Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing and others. Drivers tentatively scheduled to attend include Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Ryan Blaney, Jamie McMurray, Ty Dillon, Matt Kenseth, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, Landon Cassill and Drew Herring.
Free admission to the NASCAR Organizational Test is available to fans that have purchased a ticket to the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, September 17. Fans that have not purchased their tickets for this summer’s September 14-17 weekend can receive admission by donating $10 to R.A.C.E., a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation and a 501(c)3 charitable entity.
Those who plan on attending the test can enter the facility through Gate 1 off West Schweitzer Road starting at 10 a.m. Once inside the facility, fans will be directed to park along the Midway directly in front of the main box office. Fans will be sitting in the center sections of the grandstands during the test under the canopy of the press box.
The box office will be open to accommodate fans looking to purchase tickets prior to the start of the test.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway will take place on Sept. 17 as part of the four-race weekend Sept. 14-17. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the ARCA Racing Series followed by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series showdown, the first race in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
he complete 2017 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Weekend
Thursday, Sept. 14 ARCA Racing Series SCOTT® 150
Friday, Sept. 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chicagoland 225
Saturday, Sept. 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chicagoland 300
Sunday, Sept. 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400
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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 Monster Energy NASCAR 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.