JOLIET, Ill. (March 6, 2020) — Officials from NASCAR, the ARCA Menards Series and Chicagoland Speedway announced today Dawn, America’s #1 dish liquid*, will serve as the entitlement sponsor of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Menards Series Dawn 150 race at the 1.5-mile tri-oval on Thursday, June 18th.


For the sixth consecutive year, the ARCA Menards Series will kick off Chicagoland Speedway’s four-day race weekend, including the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Chicagoland 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Chicagoland 300 and the NASCAR Cup Series Camping Chicagoland 400.


“It’s with great privilege to welcome – for the first-time ever – Dawn as the entitlement sponsor for our ARCA Menards Series race, which will once again kick off four days of great racing for our fans in attendance and from around the world on broadcast and digital,” said Chicagoland Speedway Track President Scott Paddock. “As our partnership with the ARCA Menards Series extends to 20 years, we look forward to having Dawn as part of the Chicagoland Speedway family.”


“Dawn has been helping Americans with kitchen clean-up for decades,” says Kristine Decker, Director of North America Dish Care at Procter & Gamble. “We’re proud to be part of everyday family life, and important traditions like watching the race. That’s why we’re excited to join thousands of families at the track and in their homes on race day, so they can worry about who will finish first, and not how long clean-up will take.”


The on-track action will all take place on Thursday, June 18th, and will include practice, General Tire Pole Qualifying, and the Dawn 150, which is scheduled for live broadcast on FS1. 


 “The ARCA Menards Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is a very important event on our schedule,” said Mark Gundrum, ARCA Vice President for Business Development and Corporate Partnerships. “There are a lot of dedicated race fans in Chicagoland, and Chicago is Menards number one retail market. Through a B2B relationship with Procter & Gamble, Menards and P&G have partnered to help bring the Dawn brand to the ARCA race as the entitlement sponsor. It’s a great kickoff to a great weekend of racing.”


The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Chicagoland Speedway will take place June 18-21. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will follow the ARCA Menards Series on Friday, followed by NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, and will culminate with the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday.


To purchase tickets to any 2020 Chicagoland Speedway event, visit us online at www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com, call 888-629-RACE (7223), download the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app, visit the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office or stop by the box office on the day of the event.

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About Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway – Illinois’ largest sporting facility – is located in Joliet, Ill., approximately 30 miles south of downtown Chicago on Old Historic Route 66. The multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex annually hosts a broad array of programming encompassing more than 100 events, including major motorsports entertainment, endurance events, musical concerts and festivals, corporate training seminars, industry trade shows, and much more.


Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5 mile paved oval, hosts racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the 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.


About Menards (Menards.com)

A family owned company started in 1958, Menards is headquartered in Eau Claire, WI.  Menards has more than 325 retail stores located throughout the Midwest in the states of IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI and WY.  Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader.  It’s famous slogan “Save Big Money at Menards” is widely known and easy to remember.  For more information, visit Menards.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.


About ARCA (ARCARacing.com)

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, and acquired by NASCAR for the 2019 racing season, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.  For more information about ARCA visit www.arcaracing.com.


About Dawn

Dawn, America’s #1 dish liquid*, has been helping people clean since 1972. While most people know Dawn as the dish soap that best cuts grease in the sink, it’s also the ultimate secret weapon for cleaning greasy messes throughout the home. For more information about the Dawn family of products, including Dawn Powerwash™ Dish Spray visit www.dawn-dish.com.



Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway

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