The Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series Race Runs at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 14

Jim Cornelison

Joliet, Ill. – August 29, 2013 – Jim Cornelison, the Chicago Blackhawks national anthem singer, will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Chicagoland Speedway.

Cornelison, who has belted out the anthem for the current Stanley Cup Champions on a full-time basis since 2007, is a 1992 graduate of Indiana University’s Masters of Music program has also performed at numerous Chicago Bears games and at Medinah Country Club for the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Cornelison moved to Chicago in 1995 at the invitation of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, recognized globally for world-class artistic excellence, and after a successful stint, left to pursue his career as a professional opera singer. As a leading tenor, Cornelison’s talents took him around the world while performing for various opera companies in places such as London, Brussels, Bordeaux, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami and Hawaii.

For the third consecutive year, Chicagoland Speedway will host the first race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup this September – the first of ten ‘playoff’ style NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in pursuit of the 2013 championship. The EnjoyIllinois.com 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kick off the weekend on Friday, Sept. 13 along with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series returns with the GEICO 400 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup concluding the weekend on Sunday, Sept. 15.

For tickets to the GEICO 400, the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola, or the EnjoyIllinois.com 225, click here or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223).

Date                                         Event

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

Friday, Sept. 13                                    EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series)

Saturday, Sept. 14                    Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)

Sunday, Sept. 15                      GEICO 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series)

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