Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 15, 2013 Photo – John Harrelson/Getty Images
After two rain delays, totaling six hours, thirty minutes, and 157-laps left to run, the restart of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway was finally underway after 10:00pm ET on Sunday night.
With end of the night’s event at a little after midnight, Kyle Busch, who won Friday night’s Camping World Truck race and Saturday’s Nationwide race, had hopes of sweeping the weekend, but his fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth won instead, denying Busch a sweep at Chicagoland Speedway. Continue reading →
The rest of the season starts Sunday. Race one in the Chase for the Sprint Cup will try to take center stage this weekend as it clearly has not been the talk of the garage. 13 drivers will embark on their championship pursuit and having a good race is integral to winning the title. One slip up at Chicagoland Speedway could cost any driver their hopes for the rest of the Chase. With so much on the line, anything can and will happen.
The GEICO 400 will go green on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at around 2:16 PM ET. Each one of the 267 laps and 400.5 miles will matter in determining who gets a crucial jump on this year’s Chase. Sunday afternoon’s weather forecast calls for a 40% chance of storms with the high temperature being around 63 F. Fans can watch the race on ESPN or listen to it on MRN. Continue reading →
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, distinguished member of the U.S. House of Representatives and four-time Illinois State Representative will be adding a new title to his list this September. On Friday, Sept. 13, an Abe Lincoln impersonator will serve as the Grand Marshal for the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
2013 has been a banner year for Lincoln, who also enjoyed the spotlight when his biopic was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards and actor Daniel Day-Lewis took home an Oscar in the Best Actor category for his portrayal.
“There is a renewed interest in Abraham Lincoln’s life, and nowhere gets you closer than Illinois. This weekend, nowhere gets you closer than Chicagoland Speedway,” said Jen Hoelzle, Deputy Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism. “From Springfield to Alton, New Salem to Chicago, Lincoln’s legacy lives in nearly every corner of the state and we hope race fans are inspired to explore his life and times in Illinois.”
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 to purchase or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223).
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade Returns to Downtown Joliet to Kick-Off The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
More than 30 Sprint Cup Series team haulers will travel through downtown Joliet en route to Chicagoland Speedway
For the third consecutive year, NASCAR and Chicagoland Speedway will team up to bring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade to Downtown Joliet on Thursday, Sept. 12. More than 30 haulers, from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Jimmie Johnson to Matt Kenseth, will thunder through the streets of Joliet for fans to enjoy as the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup returns to Chicagoland Speedway. Continue reading →