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GO SKATE DAY

NASCAR was proud to sponsor the Chicago Park District’s Go Skate Day in Grant Park on June 21, 2023. This event brought together hundreds of skaters from across the Chicagoland area to showcase their skills for a chance to win prizes and medals. The top five winners received a pair of tickets to Chicago Street Race Weekend.  
PIT STOP:  COLUMBUS PARK

The Chicago Street Race weekend officially began with a celebratory pit stop during race week at Columbus Park, with Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Tate Brothers. NASCAR provide complimentary tickets to the 2023 Chicago Street Race to everyone in attendance at the Austin facility on Chicago’s far West Side. 
PIT STOP: HALE PARK
 
The Chicago Street Race team brought its Community Pit Stop Program to Hale Park, where Chicago Park District youth got a chance to see Aric Almirola ’s fire suit, an official NASCAR pace car, and hear from industry experts on the career opportunities available to them in motorsports.  
PIT STOP: MOZART PARK

NASCAR made a Community Pit Stop at Mozart Park in Logan Square to talk with local youth about the STEM and STEAM opportunities within motorsports. Chicago Street Race team members brought unique items like race-worn fire suits, pace cars, and NASCAR giveaways.  
PIT STOP: SMITH PARK

As a part of its city-wide Community Pit Stop program, the Chicago Street Race team visited Smith Park in West Town to provide a fun afternoon of racing-themed education, including NASCAR fire suits, pace cars, and more. 
SUMMER CAMP

The Chicago Street Race sponsored summer camp registrations for 220 kids, in honor of every lap of the Grant Park 220. As a nod to the Chicago Street Race, the Chicago Park District's summer camp was racing-themed, including a talented dance group that have gone on to showcase their amazing dance skills as well as their racing-themed costumes at various events throughout the city. 
TEEN CENTER ANNUAL TEEN BEACH BASH

The Chicago Park District annual Beach Bash celebrated at the beginning of summer, includes dancing, beach volleyball, lawn games, and food. The Chicago Street Race Team was on hand to bring an official NASCAR Chicago Street Race pace car, remote controlled cars, promotional items, and prizes.  
 TEEN CENTERS iRACING DONATION

NASCAR Chicago was proud to help support and enhance the gaming and e-sports equipment across the Chicago Parks District’s Teen Centers. Each Teen Center received new gaming PCs, Logitech wheels and pedals, an assortment of NASCAR video games and NASCAR Chicago Street Race flags. Archer, Blackhawk, Brighton, Carver, Columbus, Hamilton, Holstein, Kennicott, Robichaux, Washington Parks as well as Chicago Park District Headquarters each received the upgraded equipment suites to help support youth eSports.  
TEEN X-STREAM PUSH KART DERBY

The Chicago Street Race team participated in the annual Chicago Park District Push Kart Derby at the Teen X-STREAM Camp located at Garfield Park. Over 400 teens from 20 different parks came together to compete and cheer each other on.  Teens were excited to earn trophies, awards, and prizes. The Chicago Street Race team brought out a pace car, tent, remote controlled car course, and distributed promotional merchandise. The top three winning teams received Chicago Street Race mini helmets. The winning team, Tilton Park, received a pizza party sponsored by Lou Malnati’s. 
TEENS IN THE PARK T.I.P. FEST

The NASCAR Chicago team was invited to T.I.P. Fest, the largest platform for Chicago’s young artists to showcase their talent, connect to resources, and celebrate one another's talents. Performers included singers, rappers, dancers, and poets between the ages of 14 - 24. The NASCAR team was on-hand to bring a Chicago Street Race pace car, remote controlled car course, and giveaways. 

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