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Your Guide to the 2019 NASCAR Weekend in Joliet - June 27 - 30, 2019 at Chicagoland Speedway

Tickets are still available for this weekend's festivities on the Magnificent Mile and a Half.  Country headliner Lee Brice will be rocking the stage before the big Sunday race, and with new events including a carnival, Pit Bike nationals and a barbecue smokeout - this year will be better than ever.

NASCAR - Chicagoland Speeway - The Skittles 18 Car with the Checked Flag


The race schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, June 27 - 7PM:  ARCA Series Bounty 150 
  • Friday, June 28 - 8PM:  NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Camping World 225
  • Saturday, June 29 - 2:30PM:  NASCAR Xfinity Series Camping World 300
  • Sunday, June 30 - 2:00pm: Monster Energy NASCAR Camping World 400


  • Music
    • Lee Brice takes the stage at 12:15 on Sunday, June 30 on the Chicagoland Speedway Infield
  • Carnival:
    • Rides:  Zero Gravity Spinner, Bumper Cars, Tilt-A-Whirl, Krazy Kabin, Fun Slide, Frog Jumper, Mini Disco, Dragon Wagon – kid coaster, Combo, Sizzler, Power Jump, Ferris Wheel, Horse Race Squirt Gun, Balloon Game, Cork Game, Gun Range, Cat Game
    • Friday, 6/28:  3PM - 11PM
    • Saturday, 6/29:  9AM - 8PM
    • Sunday, 6/30:  8AM - 6PM
  • Pit Bike National Races
    • Tickets are included with your NASCAR Grandstand Ticket, but you can upgrade your experience.  Visit here for more info.
    • Friday, 6/28:  5:30PM
    • Saturday, 6/29:  11:30AM & 7PM
    • Sunday, 6/30:  9:30AM & 11AM
  • Fireworks
    • Friday, 6/28:  Following the race
  • BBQ Showdown
    • Saturday, 6/29
      • 10:00AM:  BBQ Breakfast, Pitmaster Dylan Lipe
      • 10:45AM:  Operation BBQ Relief, Stan Hays
      • 11:15AM:  Dr. BBQ, Ray Lampe, Talk Demo, then Big Green Egg
      • 12:00PM:  Chris Lilly, Talk Demo
      • 12:45PM:  Myron Mixon, BBQ Q&A, book talk, book signing
      • 1:00PM:  Ultimate Burger Battle
      • 1:30PM:  AmazingRibs.com - Tailgate Talk, Grill, Smoker and Kamado with Meathead Goldwyn and Max Good.  Black Swan Sauce Sampling
      • 2:00PM:  Chicago BBQ Scene, Backyard BBQ and Competition Talk, Sauce Giveaway
      • 4:30PM:  Awards ceremony on stage in Lower Ridge
      • 5:15PM:  Presentation of Champions trophies before post-race concert

Click here to view a PDF of the Chicagoland Speedway's 2019 Schedule.