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Sprint Cup chase race returning to Joliet; new ARCA race added

10/12/2015, 10:53 a.m.
The ARCA Racing Series will be added to the three races held at Chicagoland Speedway in September.
The ARCA Racing Series will be added to the three races returning to Chicagoland Speedway in September 2016.

Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet provided this information:

Chicagoland Speedway will once again host the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2016, officials said.

The Sept. 15-18 weekend will feature all three of NASCAR’s premier series, with the addition of the ARCA Racing Series on Thursday night.

For the sixth consecutive season, Chicagoland Speedway will kick off the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Sept. 15-18, with four consecutive days of action packed racing. As the entire “Chase Week” line up of activities in and around the Chicago area continues to grow year after year, the addition of the ARCA Racing Series on Thursday night under the lights will provide guests an even more action-packed, full week experience.

The 2016 season will also mark the 15th Anniversary celebration of Chicagoland Speedway. Plans are under way to deliver an amazing lineup of event content and year-round programming for our fans to enjoy as part of this special celebration. Details will be shared throughout the coming months on events and activities tied to this milestone anniversary event.

Tickets will go on-sale Monday, October 5for the 2016 Season. All 2015 ticket purchasers will be receiving their renewal information over the next two weeks. Renewal customer seats are on-hold and guaranteed if renewed during the renewal period. Only unsold grandstand seating inventory from 2015, as well as Fan Zone Pit Passes, will be on-sale Oct. 5, with the remaining inventory becoming available after the renewal deadline.

Starting Oct. 5, tickets can be purchased online at www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app, or by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 15-18, will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15 with the ARCA Racing Series followed by American Ethanol E15 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series showdown, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

The complete 2016 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend

Thursday, Sept. 15 ARCA Racing Series

Friday, Sept. 16 American Ethanol E15 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Saturday, Sept. 17 NASCAR XFINITY Series

Sunday, Sept. 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series