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Joliet, Ill. – (September 15, 2017) – Chicagoland Speedway today announced that the Illinois Treasurer’s I-Cash program will return as the sponsor for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole qualifying on Friday, September 15. Drivers will battle to start on the front row in the first race in the Cup Series Playoffs. I-Cash Pole Qualifying features a series of three knockout rounds in which the full field is trimmed to 24, then 12 before declaring the pole-sitter by the fastest speed in the final round.
In Illinois, the state treasurer is the custodian of unclaimed property, including lost bank accounts, insurance policy proceeds, and forgotten safe deposit boxes. As a result, the Treasurer's Office is currently safeguarding 2.5 billion dollars of unclaimed money, 28 million shares of stock, and the contents of thousands of safe deposit boxes. Treasurer Frerichs’ office never charges money to search the database or return unclaimed property.
"We are excited to join race fans again this year as Chicagoland Speedway kicks off the first race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Playoffs," said Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs. "We hope to give race fans even more reason to celebrate. It just takes two minutes to visit our website at IllinoisTreasurer.gov/ICASH to discover if you have property to claim. The average claim is $2,900."
“I-Cash Pole Qualifying is becoming a tradition and staple at the Magnificent Mile and a Half,” said Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway. “We’re looking forward to once again giving the Illinois Treasurer’s I-Cash program the platform it deserves as it provides a tremendous service to the residents of Illinois.”
It's easy, free, and confidential for Illinois residents to discover if they have assets waiting for them:
1. Visit IllinoisTreasurer.gov/ICASH and click on the I-Cash link. Then, enter your name and city in the search fields to find out if you have property to claim.
2. Identify your properties and provide your contact information online.
3. Within minutes, I-Cash will email you a claim form to sign and mail along with proof of ownership to claim your assets.
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 TheHouse.com 225 under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series TheHouse.com 300.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.
The 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 TheHouse.com 225
Saturday, Sept. 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series TheHouse.com 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.
Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
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