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UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Named Official Health Care Partner of NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend

Longtime Daytona International Speedway Partner Joins Inaugural Chicago Street Race

Today, NASCAR announced UChicago Medicine AdventHealth will serve as the Official Health Care Partner of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend. As an event partner, UChicago Medicine AdventHealth will have official naming rights to the Infield Care Center, where it will provide care for drivers, crew, and NASCAR staff.

AdventHealth, a Florida-based health system with more than 50 hospital campuses in nine states, has been a longtime sponsor within NASCAR, working as a founding partner and official healthcare provider at Daytona International Speedway since 2016. The health system is also the entitlement partner of the AdventHealth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race and Heart of America 200 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. UChicago Medicine AdventHealth is a joint venture between the University of Chicago Medicine and AdventHealth.

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“We are proud to deepen our relationship with AdventHealth at the inaugural Chicago Street Race Weekend,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “As a longtime partner at Daytona International Speedway, AdventHealth has always demonstrated an ability to support the health and safety of our personnel, and we look forward to bringing that same high standard of care to the Chicago Street Race Weekend by working with UChicago Medicine AdventHealth.”

An academic health system based on Chicago’s South Side, UChicago Medicine has a controlling interest in UChicago Medicine AdventHealth, which includes four Illinois hospitals in Bolingbrook, Glendale Heights, Hinsdale and La Grange along with a network of nearly 50 physicians’ offices and outpatient locations in AdventHealth’s Great Lakes Region.

“As an organization with a rich history of partnership with the Daytona International Speedway and its drivers, we’re thrilled to be the Official Health Care Partner for the first-ever Chicago Street Race,” said Thor Thordarson, president and CEO of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth. “We have the experience not only to provide top-level care at NASCAR races, but also as a leader in providing whole-person health care in the Chicagoland area.”

“As a Level 1 trauma center and an EMS resource hospital on the South Side, we know we have a critical role to play by having our top-notch physicians and nurses onsite at the Chicago Street Race during this race,” said Tom Jackiewicz, president of UChicago Medicine, the UChicago health system. “Like NASCAR, providing high-quality emergency medical care takes a team working together, so we will be ready to provide medical direction and medical care.”

For more information on UChicago Medicine AdventHealth, the Official Health Care Partner of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend, visit www.healthychicagoland.org.

Chicago Street Race

As part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season, the first-ever Chicago Street Race Weekend will feature the NASCAR Cup Series’ Grant Park 220 and NASCAR Xfinity Series’ The Loop 121 competing on a 12-turn, 2.2-mile street course, along with full-length concerts by The Chainsmokers and Miranda Lambert with the support of The Black Crowes and Charley Crockett over Fourth of July Weekend on July 1-2.

General admission and reserved tickets are on sale for the Chicago Street Race. Two-day general admission tickets start at $269 and reserved tickets that offer an array of opportunities including reserved seating and a wide variety of premium experiences start at $465. To purchase tickets, fans can log onto NASCARChicago.com or call 1-888-629-7223.

The Grant Park 220 will be nationally broadcast on NBC on Sunday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT and The Loop 121 will be broadcast nationally on USA Network at 5:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. CT.

To stay up to date with the Chicago Street Race, fans can subscribe to receive exclusive Chicago Street Race emails, follow @NASCARChicago on Twitter and Facebook and download the NASCAR Tracks App for the latest real-time updates on all aspects of the event.

About Chicago Street Race

The Chicago Street Race is the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race. Located in downtown Chicago, the event will take competitors past and through many of the city’s most renowned downtown landmarks on Michigan Avenue, South Columbus Drive, South Lake Shore Drive and the start-finish line near Buckingham Fountain. The Cup Series will be joined by the NASCAR Xfinity Series as part of a one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment festival headlined by Miranda Lambert, The Chainsmokers, Charley Crockett, and The Black Crowes over the Fourth of July Weekend on July 1-2, 2023. For more information, visit NASCARChicago.com.


Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About UChicago Medicine AdventHealth

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth is a joint venture between the University of Chicago Medicine and AdventHealth that combines the expertise and resources of both organizations to bring academic medicine to the western suburbs. The affiliation, formed in early 2023, unites UChicago Medicine’s national reputation as an academic health system and AdventHealth’s focus on delivering outstanding medical care in community settings. Under the arrangements, Hyde Park-based UChicago Medicine has a controlling interest in AdventHealth’s Great Lakes Region, which includes AdventHealth’s Illinois hospitals in Hinsdale, Bolingbrook, Glendale Heights and La Grange along with a network of nearly 50 physicians’ offices and outpatient locations. AdventHealth, a faith-based health system headquartered in Florida, retains the remaining ownership. For more information on UChicago Medicine AdventHealth, visit www.healthychicagoland.org.