Monday, September 12, 2016

Travel Tips: Chicagoland Speedway – Sept. 15-18, 2016

credit: NASCAR Media
The 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup is on! NASCAR’s annual championship playoffs take center stage for the next 10 weeks, kicking off this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 15-18 at Chicagoland Speedway, home of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 on Sunday, Sept. 18. Joining the stars of the Cup Series will be the ARCA Racing Series on Thursday, Sept. 15, the Camping World Truck Series on Friday, Sept. 16, and the Xfinity Series on Saturday, Sept. 17.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, downtown Joliet hosts its annual Race Fan Rally from 4-10 p.m. CT. This free event will feature live music, vendors, food and beverages, a classic car show and more. Get more information on the Race Fan Rally here.

Key on-track times:

Thursday, Sept. 15 –
  • ARCA Racing Series practice – 12:30 p.m. CT
  • Camping World Truck Series practice – 3 and 5:30 p.m. CT
  • ARCA Racing Series qualifying – 4:10 p.m. CT
  • ARCA Racing Series Scott 150 – 7 p.m. CT
Friday, Sept. 16 –
  • Xfinity Series practice – 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 12:30 p.m. CT
  • Camping World Truck Series qualifying – 3:45 p.m. CT
  • Sprint Cup Series qualifying – 5:45 p.m. CT
  • Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol e15 225 – 7:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, Sept. 17 –
  • Sprint Cup Series practice –9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CT
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 10:45 a.m. CT
  • Xfinity Series Drive for Safety 300 – 2 p.m. CT
Sunday, Sept. 18 –
  • Chase Rice pre-race concert – 11:45 a.m. CT
  • Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 – 1:30 p.m. CT
For a complete schedule of events at the track, including driver appearances, infield Fan Zone activities and live music in Champions Park, click here.

For more race information and to purchase tickets for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, visit http://www.chicagolandspeedway.com/.

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