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NASCAR Hall of Fame & NASCAR Unveil Chicago Street Race Exhibit

Shane van Gisbergen, Julie Giese and Winston Kelley Cut the Ribbon on New Exhibit to Recognize First-Ever NASCAR Cup Series Street Race Event in Chicago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and NASCAR unveiled a new exhibit recognizing the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race as part of the inaugural Chicago Street Race Weekend in 2023. Shane van Gisbergen, 2023 Grant Park 220 champion, Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President, and Winston Kelley, NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director, cut the ribbon to officially open the exhibit to the public.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the NASCAR Hall of Fame to recognize the inaugural Chicago Street Race, as we get set to welcome back fans to make history once again in 2024,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “The Chicago Street Race was designed to be a first-of-its-kind event that would not only bring NASCAR to a new city in a way that had never been done before, but to do so in a way that would have an enduring positive impact on the greater Chicago community.”

The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Chicago Street Race exhibit showcases many artifacts from the inaugural event including Shane van Gisbergen’s fire suit and shoes from the Grant Park 220, a signed replica helmet, Chicago Cubs NASCAR Night game baseball and bobblehead, Fender telecaster electric guitar signed by concert artists, and more.

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“The weekend we had in Chicago last year was a special moment that I will never forget,” said Shane van Gisbergen. “I’m grateful to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for preserving the artifacts from that day that really kicked off my NASCAR career. It was cool to relive the day with everyone at the NASCAR Hall of Fame today, and I’m looking forward to returning to Chicago and the Street Race Weekend in July.”

The Chicago Street Race is one of the boldest additions to the NASCAR schedule in the sport’s 76-year history. The entertainment-filled two-day racing and music festival in downtown Chicago was the one of the most memorable events in the country last year. The Chicago Street Race brought together the Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series competing on a 12-turn, 2.2-mile course through many of the city’s most renown and highly recognizable landmarks.

“As the recognized home for honoring NASCAR’s rich and evolving history, we are excited to highlight perspectives and insights on a race that was both generational and transformational,” said Winston Kelley, Executive Director of NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Events such as the Chicago Street Race that produce significant change happen once every 30 to 40 years. Successfully racing on a street course for the first time and proving the quality of the competitive product qualifies the Chicago Street Race as both generational and transformational. We are honored to showcase these two aspects of the sport through this exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.”

To plan your visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and view the Chicago Street Race exhibit, visit www.nascarhall.com. To purchase tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, go to www.nascarhall.com/tickets.

Chicago Street Race

The Chicago Street Race is a unique two-day sports and entertainment event with a festival-like atmosphere that exemplifies NASCAR’s characteristic fan experience that puts attendees closer to the action than any other sport. Coupled with top-tier musical performances from global headliners, the Chicago Street Race Weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime experiential opportunity for any sports, music, and entertainment fan.

New for 2024, NASCAR introduced single-day ticketing options starting at $150. Tickets went on sale to the public on December 6, 2023, and grant visitors access to all the racing and music action.

Two-day reserved tickets starting at $465 offer an array of opportunities that include reserved seating and a wide variety of premium experiences.

Two-day general admission tickets start at $269. For a complete listing of ticketing options or to purchase tickets, fans can visit NASCARChicago.com or call 888-629-7223.

Fans can also visit NASCARChicagoExperiences.com for multiple options for travel, tickets, and hospitality experiences, courtesy of Quint, the Travel and Experience Package Provider of the Chicago Street  Race.

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 home to the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race in the 75-year history of NASCAR. Located in downtown Chicago, the 2024 event will once again take competitors past and through many of the city’s most renowned downtown landmarks on Michigan Avenue, South Columbus Drive, South DuSable 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 with global music headlines over the Fourth of July Weekend on July 6-7, 2024. For more information, visit NASCARChicago.com.

About NASCAR

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 14 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 Canada Series, NASCAR Mexico Series, 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 five cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 11 countries and more than 30 U.S. states.

For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, X and Snapchat.

About NASCAR Hall of Fame

Located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop. Opened on May 11, 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.