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Weekend of Firsts on Tap for August Race Weekend

7/27/2009Summary

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will make a stop at the Chicagoland oval for the first time and the IndyCar Series, known for its high speeds and exciting finishes will make its debut under the lights at Chicagoland Speedway August 28-29.

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