NASCAR DRIVERS AND FANS KICK OFF RACE DAY WITH A SPIN AROUND CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY ON FOOT

Thousands of fans to kick off race day with favorite drivers at Coca-Cola Family Track Walk.

WHAT:                        Before the green flag drops on the July 10 race at Chicagoland Speedway, three NASCAR® stars will get their engines started in a completely different way. They’ll take to the track on foot with thousands of fans during the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk – part of a season-long program designed to encourage active family fun.

Fans can get moving by taking a lap around the track alongside Denny Hamlin, 1999 Sprint Cup Champion Dale Jarrett and 2000 Sprint Cup Champion Bobby Labonte, followed by activities for the whole family, including games, music, racing simulators, motivating lifestyle tips and Q&A sessions with drivers. The event is free and open to all race ticket and credential holders.

WHEN/WHERE:         Saturday, July 10 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Chicagoland Speedway (enter through the pedestrian tunnel in Turn 1)

 VISUALS/

INTERVIEWS:

–   Interview opportunities with Hamlin, Jarrett and Labonte prior to Saturday’s race

–   Images of the drivers waving the ceremonial green flag on the day’s event

–   Footage of thousands of fans kicking off race day by walking the Track at Chicagoland Speedway

 BACKGROUND:        In 2010, Coca-Cola Family Track Walk events have been held at Daytona International Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event at Chicagoland Speedway is the fifth and final event in the series. Each of the events provides fun opportunities for fans to get active while offering access to some of the most popular tracks on the circuit, top NASCAR drivers and entertainment for the whole family.