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JOLIET, Ill. (February 8, 2018) — Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Overton’s, America’s Marine and Watersports Superstore, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for this year’s NASCAR weekend June 29 – July 1.
The three NASCAR National Series races at Chicagoland Speedway will affectionately be known as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Overton’s 300 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400.
“We are thrilled to partner with a highly respected brand like Overton’s for our Stars and Stripes weekend,” said Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock. “Overton’s will take over the Magnificent Mile and a Half as fans will be treated to a festive and memorable weekend event experience.”
"We are excited to partner with Chicagoland Speedway and participate in racing events that resonate with outdoor sports fans across the country," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman of Camping World Holdings. "Having Overton’s serve as the entitlement sponsor will continue to expand our relationship with NASCAR, while giving fans a unique and engaging race experience that the whole family can enjoy."
Overton’s has been launching life on the water since 1976 and was purchased by Camping World Holdings in May 2017 along with Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain. Overton’s customers can shop online at Overtons.com and soon at over 60 Gander Outdoors retail stores, opening in 2018.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway will take place on July 1 as part of the four-race weekend June 28 – July 1. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, June 28 with the ARCA Racing Series followed by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 225 under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, June 30, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Overton’s 300 will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400 showdown.
The complete 2017 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Weekend
Thursday, June 28 ARCA Racing Series Chicagoland 150
Friday, June 29 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 225
Saturday, June 30 NASCAR Xfinity Series Overton’s 300
Sunday, July 1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400
Launched in 1976 in Greenville, North Carolina, Overton’s is America’s Marine and Watersports Superstore offering over 50,000 products and accessories from the best suppliers in the industry. Overton’s customers can shop online anytime at Overtons.com or at retail stores in Greenville and Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, Overton’s products can also be found in over 60 new Gander Outdoors retail stores, opening in 2018. With a name widely recognized and respected in the industry, Overton’s continues to expand its wide selection of marine and watersports products online to better serve its customers.
About Camping World Holdings, Inc.
Camping World Holdings, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is the leading outdoor and camping retailer, offering an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair and the industry’s broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources. Since the Company's founding in 1966, Camping World has grown to become the most well-known destination for everything RV, with over 135 retail locations in 36 states and comprehensive e-commerce platform. Coupled with an unsurpassed portfolio of industry-leading brands including Gander Outdoors, Good Sam, Overton’s, The House, Uncle Dan’s and Windward/W82, Camping World Holdings has become the synonymous with outdoor experiences. Camping World’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWH".
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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