R.A.C.E., racing advocates for community enrichment, was established in 2012 providing support to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes while volunteering to cultivate community growth. As a Donor Advised Fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501 c3 charitable entity, R.A.C.E. aims to improve the quality of life for the greater Chicagoland area.
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Fundraisers & Volunteering
R.A.C.E raises money through various community events and partnerships such as a 50/50 raffle, Santa in Gatorade Victory Lane, an Easter Egg Dash, a Chicago Marathon team and various auctions throughout the year.
Through various partnerships, R.A.C.E. will continue Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway’s tradition of giving back to the local community via service hours and volunteering.
Chicagoland Speedway is proud to support various fundraising efforts of non-profit organizations and the tremendous work they do in as many ways possible. Unfortunately, due to volume of requests we receive, we are unable to donate to every non-profit organization.
To apply for a donation, please print the following form and mail it to:
Attn: Donation Requests
500 Speedway Blvd
Joliet, IL 60433
Each CLS Donation Request Form may be accompanied by a one-page attachment on official business letterhead. Requests submitted without the CLS Donation Request Form will not be accepted. You are encouraged to submit further documents and information regarding your event or non-profit organization to CLS.
A 501-C3 form must be attached to your request. Please include a copy of the proper form verifying the tax exempt number when applying.
Due to the overwhelming number of requests each year, all submissions will be reviewed, however, every request cannot be approved.
If your request is approved, CLS will contact you per your contact information with instructions for receiving your donation. If you filled out a form and your request is denied, you will receive notification.
Expect processing time of between 3-4 weeks upon receiving your request.
Requests must be received 90 days before the event
Phone calls or e-mails regarding donation requests will not be accepted.
We do not grant donation requests for events and fundraisers held for one person, family or school.
Requests must be received at least 90 days before the event.
Chicagoland Speedway must limit donations to one per year for each organization.
Please keep in mind, submitting a request does not guarantee a donation.
Thank you for considering Chicagoland Speedway as a contributor to your event. We thank you for the work that you do and wish you the absolute best in your charitable and fundraising efforts.
July 18 & 19 50/50 Raffle
EnjoyIllinois.com 300 - 7/18 & 7/19 ($4,265)
Winning Ticket - 310842204
Raffle to Benefit R.A.C.E.
Stay tuned for raffles at our race events for your chance to win and help a good cause!
NHRA Nationals 6/26-6/29 - ($7,508)
Winning Number - 186318940
Team Demo 6/21 - ($493)
Winning Number - 238948305
Team Demo 5/24 - ($1,470)
Winning Number - 277786017
If you have the winning ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your winnings.
How to Request a Grant
1. Download the Grant Application form
2. Print and complete the form
3. Mail the form to:
Attn: Grant Review Board
500 Speedway Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60433
From May through September various nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a grant via R.A.C.E. In December 2014 we will be awarding the approved grants during a community luncheon.