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Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants Returns as the Official Food and Beverage Partner of the 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend July 6 – 7

Lettuce to team up with other local favorites Lexington Betty Smokehouse, Josephine’s Southern Cooking and Bronzeville Winery

CHICAGO – NASCAR announced that Chicago-based restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants (Lettuce), will return as the official food and beverage partner for the Chicago Street Race Weekend on July 6-7. Lettuce will present curated menus for ticket holders, inspired by a variety of its signature restaurants, including RPM Restaurants, Bub City and Summer House.

New this year, Lettuce will collaborate with locally-owned restaurants Lexington Betty Smokehouse, Josephine’s Southern Cooking and Bronzeville Winery, offering ticketholders a taste of Chicago from the Pullman, Chatham, and historic Bronzeville neighborhoods.

“From premier signature dishes to must-have Chicago classics, our goal is to deliver ticket holders a culinary experience that showcases why Chicago is one of the best food cities in the world,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “In keeping with our mission to help empower the local economy, we are proud to partner with local restaurants like Lexington Betty Smokehouse, Josephine’s Southern Cooking, Bronzeville Winery, and Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants to help shine a spotlight on the great city of Chicago.”

For photos of the Chicago Street Race food and beverage experience, including photos from last year and select menu items for 2024, click here.

The Skyline, a new three-level elevated structure overlooking Pit Road and the Start-Finish Line, will provide guests an unparalleled 360-degree sightlines of the park and street course, including the iconic Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. To further elevate the experience, RPM Restaurants will offer a premier, all-inclusive menu special to guests at The Skyline, including a signature pasta station from RPM Italian, fresh salads, shrimp cocktail, all-natural grilled beef tenderloin and more. BBQ options from Bub City and classic Chicago fare like hot dogs will also be served.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with NASCAR for the Chicago Street Race to offer Lettuce food and hospitality to what we know will be an incredible event,” says R.J. Melman, President of Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. “The Chicago Street Race is a fun summer event for the city of Chicago, and we are excited to be a part of it for a second year.”

The hospitality for which Lettuce is known will also extend beyond the Skyline’s Founders Club and Skyline Suites to other VIP areas throughout the course, including Harbor Suites, Lakefront Club, Turn 1 Club, Fountain Club, and Plaza Club. Each location will offer dishes like BBQ, tacos, salads, pasta and more made as a collaboration between Lettuce chefs.

Throughout the Chicago Street Course, general admission ticket holders and reserved seating fans will have access to a host of Chicago flavors. A la carte menu items that will be available for purchase include Bub City favorites like Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, BBQ Brisket Sandwich, the All-American Burger, Mac and Cheesy, plus a Lobster Roll, Truffle Fries and award-winning cookies from Summer House. All food and drink options can be purchased with ease through RFID wristbands that accompany each admission.

Joining Lettuce is Chef and Pitmaster Dominique Leach of Lexington Betty Smokehouse, recognized as Chicago’s best BBQ by “Good Morning America.” Chef Leach, winner of Food Network’s BBQ Brawl and will dish out Pulled Pork Sandwich and Cornbread Muffins to general admission ticket holders. Chef Lamar Moore from Bronzeville Winery will be serving a Prime Filet Slider and Sweet Potato Hummus with a Cornbread Crostini and Josephine’s Southern Cooking will offer festival dishes including Elote, Loaded Nachos, and Jerk Chicken Tacos to guests.

General admission ticket holders can also enjoy items from Chicago staples including Vienna Beef, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, and Garrett Popcorn Shops.

The Chicago Street Race is a 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 incredible food offerings and top-tier musical performances from global headliners including Keith Urban, The Chainsmokers, The Black Keys, Lauren Alaina, and a special House Music 40th Anniversary Showcase, the Chicago Street Race Weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime experiential opportunity for sports, music, and entertainment fans.

NASCAR has single-day ticketing options starting at $150, including tax. NASCAR also offers Youth General Admission Pricing for children aged 12 and under that are free on Saturday, July 6, and Youth GA tickets for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race are $45 (including tax).

Two-day reserved tickets starting at $465 (including tax) offer an array of opportunities that include reserved seating and a wide variety of premium experiences. Two-day general admission tickets start at $269 (including tax). 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 X 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 headliners Keith Urban, The Chainsmokers, The Black Keys, Lauren Alaina and a special House Music 40th Anniversary Showcase, July 6-7, 2024. For more information, visit NASCARChicago.com.

About Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants is an independent, family-owned restaurant group based in Chicago that owns, manages and licenses more than 120 establishments in Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, Nevada, California, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Florida. We were founded in June 1971 by Richard Melman and Jerry A. Orzoff with the opening of R.J. Grunts and today, thanks to the creativity of our partners, we proudly serve guests at more than 60 concepts ranging from fast casual to fine dining restaurants. For more information, visit www.lettuce.com or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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.