Fans can view NASCAR Sprint Cup Hauler Parade headed to Chicagoland Speedway

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Hauler Parade pulls into Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo credit: Ron McQueeney

Hauler Parade pulls into Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo credit: Ron McQueeney

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 will parade 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.
Race Fan Rally is celebrating its 12th anniversary and features games, a classic car show, driver appearances, live music and fun for the entire family.

Race fans are invited to the Hollywood Casino Joliet at 4:00 pm (trucks depart at 4:30 pm), to get up close to the haulers and take photos prior to the start of the Parade, which is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.

The parade will stage west of the river bridge on Jefferson Street before heading east bound on Jefferson and making a left on Scott Street. The Chicagoland Speedway pace car and fire safety vehicles will lead the parade north on Scott Street, before making a left onto Jackson, and then a left on Ottawa to head south en route to Chicagoland Speedway.

Fans can watch the Hauler Parade from anywhere along the route (including the start at Hollywood Casino), but are encouraged to attend designated viewing areas at McBrody’s Bar and Grill (73 W. Jefferson St.), The Joliet Historical Museum (201 N. Ottawa) and the Joliet Public Library (150 N. Ottawa).

Chicagoland Speedway campers already on-site will also have a designated viewing area in the Gate 5 reserved parking lot, located on the north side of the facility. The Hauler Parade is estimated to arrive at The Speedway by 6:00 pm. The lot will not be open to the public.

Source: Chicagoland Speedway

Daughtry and Frankie J to crank up NASCAR Championship Drive Festival on Miami Beach

Photo courtesy of Homestead-Miami Speedway.

NASCAR will race into the Miami Beach spotlight with the 3rd annual NASCAR Championship Drive festival featuring the Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert with performances by multi-platinum artist Daughtry and Universal Latino recording artist Frankie J. To set the stage, South Florida personality and radio host DJ Laz will help fans enjoy the perfect combination of sports, food and fun beachside events on Thursday, Nov.15th.

A hauler parade will also take place. The parade starts in downtown Miami and travels across the MacArthur Causeway and onto Ocean Drive before ending at Lummus Park.

Fans can enter for a chance to win a VIP trip for two to Miami Beach for NASCAR Championship Drive at NASCARChampionshipDrive.com. The prize package includes round-trip airfare, a four night hotel stay, tickets to the weekend races, VIP prize package provided by Ford, a meet-and-greet with Daughtry and more.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 11:

NASCAR Pit Stop Tour at the Dolphin Mall: Noon-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14:

Championship Taste: 5:30-10 p.m. Chalet Village at Homestead-Miami Speedway

During Championship Taste, participants can sample fare from approximately 20 different South Florida restaurants at the track’s Chalet Village. The NASCAR Foundation and Homestead Hospital are teaming up for Championship Taste — a debut event benefiting The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics children’s care unit program at Homestead Hospital.

Thursday, Nov. 15:

Grand Arrival NASCAR Hauler Parade: 3:30 p.m.
Starts in downtown Miami and travels across the MacArthur Causeway and onto Ocean Drive before ending at Lummus Park

Auto Showcase: Noon-10 p.m., Lummus Park, Miami Beach

Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert: 7-10 p.m., Beachside
- Daughtry and Frankie J; DJ Laz as emcee

For more information, visit NASCARChampionshipDrive.com.

NASCAR PR

Talladega Superspeedway hosts Fan Fest and NASCAR Hauler Parade

Talladega Superspeedway will host a fan fest and hauler parade at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, a distinctive outlet shopping destination located minutes from Downtown Birmingham in Leeds, Thursday, Oct. 20 from 3-6 p.m.

 

The Talladega Superspeedway Fan Fest & Hauler Parade event will also include:

 

• Prizes and give-aways from The Outlet Shops of Grand River and its family of leading designer and top name brand stores including The Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store, VF Outlet, Black & Decker Clearance Center, Sunglass Warehouse, Ghirardelli Chocolate and more.

• Live radio broadcasts from Lance Taylor from the Roundtable on WJOX, Lori Ray on WZRR, Speedy from  the Rick and Bubba Show on WDXB  and Madison from the Dollar Bill and Madison show on WDXB.

• Music from a local disc jockey

• Face painting by Magic City Face Art

• Balloon art by Dr. B Looney

 

The hauler parade will depart The Outlet Shops of Grand River at 6:15 pm and is expected to arrive at Talladega Superspeedway at approximately 6:45 pm.  Race fans located in the campgrounds are encouraged to turn their attention to Speedway Blvd. and watch the parade as it makes its way into the track.

 

Schedule of Events for Homestead Championship weekend

The world of racing collides head on with the world of sand and surf when Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive hits Miami Beach for two full days of fun under the sun. Championship Drive consists of a two day fan fest, free concert on the beach with Grammy®-award winning Zac Brown Band & a grand arrival parade.

NASCAR FAN FEST
Thursday, Nov. 18 & Friday, Nov. 19
Miami Beach
Lummus Park, Ocean Drive between 7th & 9th Streets
12:00PM – 6:00PM

• Driver appearances
• Coca-Cola Refreshment Center
• Coors Light Beer Garden
• Interactive fan areas from Camping World, Chevrolet, Dodge, Drive for COPD, Ford, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kraft, Nationwide Insurance, Sprint, Sunoco and Toyota
• Stage giveaways and contests such as “Fast Lane Trivia”
•  “NASCAR Hot and Spicy Cook-off” competition featuring chefs representing fire departments throughout Miami-Dade County
• All three National Series Trophies on display
• Race car simulators, “Gran Turismo 5 Racing Challenge”, tire changing at the “Pit Crew Challenge” & much more

GRAND ARRIVAL PARADE
Thursday, Nov. 18  4:00PM

NASCAR arrives in Miami Beach in grand fashion with a parade of the sport’s haulers and associated vehicles heading from downtown Miami, over the MacArthur causeway and ending at Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive on Ocean Drive and 8th St.

CONCERT ON THE BEACH
Thursday, Nov. 18th 7:00PM

The first day of Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive goes out with a roar when the Grammy®-award winning Zac Brown Band perform a free concert on Miami Beach, and all of South Florida is invited.
Zac Brown Band will perform fan favorites and songs from their new album You Get What You Give, which was released on September 21 and earned the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums charts.

NASCAR fans are familiar with the Georgia-based Zac Brown Band following performances at the October 2009 Talladega race and the 2010 Daytona Shootout. “We’re excited to be a part of NASCAR Championship Drive,” said Zac Brown.

Nearby Parking Areas:

• 7th & Collins (Garage)

• 10th & Collins (Garage)

• 11th & Collins (Flat lot)

• 13th & Collins (Garage)

CHAMPIONSHIP RACING AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
November 19 – November 21

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series all return to South Florida in 2010 to crown Champions. Lock in your tickets NOW to see Championship racing at Championship value: Tickets start at $55 and are available by calling (866) 409-RACE or by logging on to THEChampionshipTrack.com.

NASCAR STREET TOUR
November 12 – November 20

Two tricked-out NASCAR interactive Ford vehicles are scheduled to appear all week throughout the city with dynamic street teams, interactive video games and free giveaways.

Schedule as follows:

Nov. 12 – Florida Panthers vs. Minnesota Wild

Nov. 13 – Florida Atlantic University vs. ULL Football Game

Nov. 14 – To be announced

Nov. 17 – Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Nov. 18 – Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive

Nov. 19 – Coca-Cola Fuels NASCAR Championship Drive

Nov. 20 – University of Miami vs. Virginia Tech Football Game

2010 SAILFISH CUP
November 15 – November 17

The fourth annual Sailfish Cup, held in beautiful Miami Beach on November 15-17, 2010, will be an exclusive tournament aimed at race fans and sport fishing enthusiasts alike. The tournament celebrates the last race of the NASCAR season and serves as the kick off to sailfish season.

This one-of-a-kind, elite event will include VIP parties with NASCAR owners and drivers, anglers, celebrities and some of corporate America’s most influential executives. The Sailfish Cup Gala, hosted by Honorary Chairman and NASCAR President, Mike Helton, will include live and silent auctions benefiting The NASCAR Foundation and Speediatrics, a racing-themed pediatric unit. In just three short years The Sailfish Cup has raised $318,000.00 for The NASCAR Foundation and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.