Chicagoland announces plans for Rally, Rock and Race Weekend
From Submitted Reports January 4, 2013 11:30AM
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway has announced it will present a weekend of NASCAR action, music, off-road racing and car shows as part of the Rally, Rock and Race Weekend on July 19-21.
Headlined by the STP 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series on Sunday, July 21, a rare off-weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Rally, Rock and Race will also feature two nights of the Traxxas TORC Series Baja-style off-road racing at Route 66 Raceway’s dirt oval in addition to entertainment including live music and car shows all weekend.
“We are constantly striving to develop innovative offerings to heighten the experience for our fans, and the Rally, Rock and Race Weekend allows us to do just that. The STP 300 anchors a completely unique weekend, where NASCAR’s stars of tomorrow take center stage during a rare off-weekend for the Sprint Cup Series,” said Scott Paddock, president of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway.
“Over the course of three days, fans will see three different motorsports series race along with live entertainment and car shows. The Rally, Rock and Race Weekend truly provides compelling entertainment options for all ages.”
The Rally, Rock and Race Weekend gets started on Friday, July 19 with the Traxxas TORC Series at the Route 66 Raceway Dirt Oval. The 900-horsepower, 4,000-pound trucks kick off the weekend thundering through Route 66 under the lights before returning on Saturday. On Sunday, the STP 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the ARCA Racing Series close out the weekend as the main feature. Over the course of three days, live music and classic car shows will be accessible to fans with race tickets.
Tickets for the 2013 NASCAR race weekends, kicking off with the STP 300, go on sale Feb. 24, 2013 in conjunction with the 55th running of the Daytona 500. For more information on the ’13 race season at Chicagoland speedway or to purchase tickets, call 888-629-RACE (7223) or visit www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com.
Tickets for the 2013 events at Route 66 Raceway and the dirt oval, including the Traxxas TORC Series, go on sale Jan. 15 and will be available by visiting www.Route66Raceway.com or by calling (888) 629-RACE.
The complete 2013 NASCAR schedule of events at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:
July 19-20 Traxxas TORC Series at the Route 66 Raceway Dirt Oval
July 21 STP 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Sept. 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sept. 14 Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
Sept. 15 GEICO 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series)
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