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JOLIET, Ill. (March 5, 2019) — Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Jeff Stanton, a three-time AMA Motocross and three-time AMA Supercross National Champion, will race in the inaugural Chicagoland Speedway Pit Bike National during the 2019 NASCAR Summer Festival weekend June 27-30.
During his illustrious career that spanned from ’86-’94, Stanton won 22 of AMA Motocross races and 22 AMA Supercross races. He is 13th on the all-time AMA Supercross win list, 10th on the all-time AMA Supercross podium list and fifth on the all-time AMA Supercross Championship title list.
Stanton will join seven-time AMA National Champion Ryan Villopoto in the Chicagoland Speedway Pit Bike National starting lineup.
Competitors will race equally prepared Yamaha TTR 110cc motocross bikes throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional information as the complete event schedule and rider entry list will be announced at a later date.
“I am excited to be a part of the first-ever Chicagoland Speedway Pit Bike National,” said Stanton. “I enjoy watching the NASCAR races every week, and am a big fan and supporter of those guys. I have never had the opportunity to race against Ryan Villopoto, so it will be fun to give him a little old school stuff on the track. This is going to be a blast!”
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Chicagoland Speedway Pit Bike National Current Lineup (2 of 10 spots filled)
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Jeff Stanton
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway will take place in June as part of the four-race weekend June 27 – June 30. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, June 27 with the ARCA Menards Series Bounty 150 followed by NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Camping World 225 under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Camping World 300 will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400 showdown.
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