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Anthony “Spice” Adams to Join NASCAR Chicago Street Race as Honorary Event Official

Beloved Internet Sensation, Television Host, and Former Chicago Bear to be Featured at Hometown Race

CHICAGO – Today, NASCAR announced that Anthony “Spice” Adams will serve as a Honorary Event Official for the 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Race, which will return to Grant Park on July 6-7, 2024. The former Chicago Bear, YouTube personality, and former host of ABC’s The Great American Baking Show will take part in the race weekend’s pre-event ceremonies during the second annual event.

“Whether it is on the gridiron or in the baking tent, Spice Adams brings an incredible energy and enthusiasm that we’re thrilled to add to the race weekend experience,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “While his Instagram handle, YouTube show, and unforgettable memes have made him a global internet star – he’s also deeply committed to community engagement at home in Chicago – just as we are at the Chicago Street Race.”

“Nobody does summertime like we do here in Chicago, and NASCAR has really become the premier sports and entertainment party of the season,” said Spice Adams. “As a Chicagoan, I’m excited to be part of such a fun event that puts the city that I know and love at the center of the experience.”

Adams played nine years of professional football in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. Upon retirement, Adams channeled his post-playing energy into an unexpected career as a social and viral media sensation. Between his YouTube series “OFF DA GRID” and his Instagram account which has amassed nearly two million followers, Adams’ self-deprecating sense of humor took the internet by storm and launched his media career where he has become famous for his original characters such as Cream Biggums and Fat Wonder. Adams has served as a host for ABC’s “The Great American Baking Show,” Shaquille O’Neal’s “The Big Podcast” and the Big Ten Network as well as appearing on numerous other television shows such as HBO’s “Ballers” and Comedy Central’s “Detroiters.”

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.

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

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 or call 888-629-7223.

Fans can also visit 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


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.

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