Annual NASCAR Hauler Parade set for Thursday

9/8/2014, 3:13 p.m.
More than 30 haulers used to transport the racers' cars will make a loop from Route 66 Raceway through downtown ...
The annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade, the traditional kickoff to Nascar weekend in Joliet, will start Thursday at Route 66 Raceway and travel through downtown Joliet before heading out to Chicagoland Speedway on Route 53.

Here are the details for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade, the traditional kickoff to the Joliet race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway:

For the fourth consecutive year, NASCAR and Chicagoland Speedway will team up to bring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade to Downtown Joliet on Sept. 11.

More than 30 haulers, from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Jimmie Johnson to Jeff Gordon, 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.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers will depart from Route 66 Raceway at 4:45 p.m. to begin the parade.

At 5 p.m. the parade will make its way into Downtown Joliet heading north on Route 53. After making a left on Scott Street, the Chicagoland Speedway pace car and fire safety vehicles will lead the parade north, before making a left onto Jackson, and then a left on Ottawa to head south en route to Chicagoland Speedway.

To conclude the parade, the 30 haulers will do a lap around Chicagoland Speedway's Loop Road for all guests in the campground to see. This is a great opportunity to take photos before the haulers head to the infield.

The Hauler Parade is part of Joliet's Race Fan Rally taking place from 4 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 11. Race Fan Rally includes entertainment for the whole family. There will be a variety of food vendors, bands, driver appearances, simulators, raffle drawings and more.

Affordable tickets are still available for the MyAFibStory.com 400, with kids 12 and under receiving $25 off adult ticket prices in each section. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app, by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or day-of at the box office."

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, September 12-14, will begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Lucas Oil 225 race under the lights on Friday night.

On Saturday, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 Powered by Coca-Cola will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, MyAFibStory.com 400 showdown, this year's first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

The first race for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from Chicagoland Speedway will air live on ESPN at 1 p.m. Sunday. The race will also be broadcast on the WatchESPN app, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.