Digital Superstar Roman Atwood to Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver for NASCAR XFINITY Series 300 at Chicagoland Speedway

JOLIET, Ill. (September 14, 2017) — Chicagoland Speedway announced today that digital superstar Roman Atwood will serve as the Honorary Pace Car driver for this Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series 300.

"I can't imagine a better way to experience the race,” said Atwood. “I'm looking forward to driving the pace car and showing my viewers all the excitement Chicagoland and NASCAR have to offer."

Atwood, a self-made YouTube star turned super Dad, has been on the digital scene since 2009.   Atwood's focus on family friendly entertainment has made him one of the most popular digital creators in the world.

This weekend Atwood will bring his act to Chicagoland Speedway, where he will spin laps around the Magnificent Mile and a Half.

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 225 under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series 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 225
Saturday, Sept. 16        NASCAR XFINITY Series 300
Sunday, Sept. 17          Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400

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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

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