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Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields, Larenz Tate and brothers, Twista, and Other Local Icons Named Honorary Dignitaries for Inaugural Chicago Street Race

Performances by Broadway in Chicago Star Roman Banks, Uniting Voices Chicago, and Toronzo Cannon to Round Out Ceremonies at Historic Event

Today, NASCAR announced that a star-studded list of local icons, including Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, the Tate Brothers and Twista, will participate in the historic Chicago Street Race Weekend. The Tate Brothers will serve as Grand Marshals for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, The Loop 121, and Bears QB Justin Fields will be the Grand Marshal for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event, the Grant Park 220. To round out the weekend, Chicago-based hip-hop artist Twista will serve as an Honorary Event Official for the pre-race ceremonies ahead of the Grant Park 220.

“This race has always been about celebrating what makes Chicago one of the best cities in the world, and we are proud to partner with these local luminaries for the inaugural Chicago Street Race Weekend,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “These Chicago icons have helped cement the city’s place in sports and entertainment culture, so we could not think of better ambassadors for this weekend in downtown Chicago.”

To download images of Justin Fields, the Tate Brothers and Twista, click here.

Saturday will feature Broadway In Chicago Star Roman Banks performing the National Anthem, an invocation from Pastor John F. Hannah and a Presentation of Colors by the Chicago Police Department Honor Guard. Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly the Chicago Children’s Choir) will sing the National Anthem on Sunday, with a Presentation of Colors by the Chicago Fire Department Honor Guard, and a special performance of “Sweet Home Chicago” by local blues legend Toronzo Cannon.

In addition to their race weekend roles, Chicago’s native sons Larenz, Lahmard, and Larron Tate helped NASCAR celebrate its partnership with The Chicago Park District with a special, race-week Pit Stop at the Columbus Park Center during Summer Camp on Thursday, June 29. The Tate family, who have leveraged their national and international film and television acclaim to launch the multi-media company TateMen Entertainment, surprised hundreds of local summer camp-goers with a NASCAR fire suit, official Pace Car, and a ticket giveaway for the Chicago Street Race Weekend.

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 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


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 and, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).