Chicagoland release weekend schedule, ticket information

(Joliet, Ill. -- February 19, 2004) Chicagoland Speedway released today the schedule of events for its July 9-11, 2004 NASCAR weekend. Chicagoland Speedway's fourth annual NASCAR weekend will kick off with NASCAR Pole Day on Friday, July 9,...

(Joliet, Ill. -- February 19, 2004) Chicagoland Speedway released today the schedule of events for its July 9-11, 2004 NASCAR weekend.

Chicagoland Speedway's fourth annual NASCAR weekend will kick off with NASCAR Pole Day on Friday, July 9, which will include practice and qualifying for the Tropicana 400, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race, as well as the Tropicana Twister 300, NASCAR Busch Series race. Saturday, July 10 will include the Tropicana Twister 300 and two practice sessions for the Tropicana 400.

The weekend will culminate with the Sunday, July 11 Tropicana 400, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. Other NASCAR weekend activities, including pre-race ceremonies, will be announced closer to the NASCAR weekend.

2004 Chicagoland Speedway Track Pack Tickets on Sale NOW...

Track Packs, a five-race ticket package for the 2004 season at Chicagoland Speedway, are on sale now! Track Packs can be purchased at the Chicagoland Speedway Ticket Office, by phone at 815-727-7223 or online at www.chicagolandspeedway.com. A limited amount of Track Packs are still available for the 2004 season, but are selling quickly. Race fans who don't want to miss out on the 2004 season should purchase their Track Packs soon because a third sell-out looks to happen much sooner than the first three seasons.

In addition to the Track Pack, Friday general admission tickets and Recreational Vehicle spots at Chicagoland Speedway for the 2004 season are also now on sale. Tickets for Friday of either race weekend are $15, kids 12 and under are free.

2004 NASCAR WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

THURSDAY, JULY 8 - (Not a Spectator Event Day)
(10:00 am) NASCAR Busch Series Haulers Enter
(10:30 am) NASCAR Busch Series Registration Opens
(11:00 am) NASCAR Busch Series Garage Opens
(4:00 pm) NASCAR Busch Series Garage & Registration Closes

FRIDAY, JULY 9 - NASCAR POLE DAY
(5:45 am) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Haulers Enter
(6:30 am) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Registration Opens
(7:00 am) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Garage Opens
(7:00 am) NASCAR Busch Series Garage & Registration Opens
(7:30 am) Track Services Meeting
(8:00 am) NASCAR Busch Series Rookie & Spotter Meetings & Drawing for Qualifying Order
(9:00 am - 11:15 am) Tropicana Twister 300 Practice
(10:20 am) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Rookie & Spotter Meetings& Drawing for Qualifying Order
(10:50 am) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series ***Hot Pass in Effect***
(11:20 am - 1:20 pm Tropicana 400 Practice
(1:30 pm) Tropicana Twister 300 Qualifying (Two Laps, All Positions)
(2:40 pm) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series ***Hot Pass in Effect***
(3:10 pm) Tropicana 400 Qualifying (Two Laps, All Positions) Followed by Tropicana Twister 300 Final One Hour Practice (Time Permitting)
(5:30 pm) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Garage & Registration Closes
(6:30 pm) NASCAR Busch Series Garage & Registration Closes

SATURDAY, JULY 10 - TROPICANA TWISTER 300
(6:30 am) NASCAR Busch Series Garage & Registration Opens
(7:30 am) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Garage & Registration Opens
(8:00 am) Track Services Meeting
(9:00 am) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series ***Hot Pass in Effect***
(9:30 am - 10:15 am) Tropicana 400 Practice
(10:45 am) NASCAR Busch Series Driver/Crew Chief Meeting (Garage Area)
(11:10 am - 11:55 am) Tropicana 400 Final Practice
(12:30 pm) Tropicana Twister 300 Driver Introductions
(1:00 pm) Tropicana Twister 300 (200 Laps, 300 Miles)
(2:00 pm) NASCAR Busch Series Registration Closes
(3:00 pm) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Garage & Registration Closes

SUNDAY, JULY 11 - TROPICANA 400
(8:00 am) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Garage & Registration Opens
(11:00 am) Track Services Meeting
(12:30 pm) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Driver/Crew Chief Meeting (Garage Area)
(1:30 pm NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series ***Hot Pass in Effect*** Until One Hour After Race
(2:00 pm) Tropicana 400 Driver Introductions
(2:30 pm) Tropicana 400 (267 Laps, 400 Miles)
(3:30 pm) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Registration Closes

Note: Schedule is Tentative and Subject to Change / Times are Local (Central Standard)

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