Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Two Chicago Artists Chosen In Tie Decision To Design Winner's Trophy For Nickelodeon's Tales Of The Turtles 400 Cup Race

Chicago, IL - August 9, 2017 - The inaugural "A Good Day For Play" hosted by Good Details Gallery on Saturday 5th August 2017, in Chicago's Art District, delivered an afternoon of games and activities for the entire community. Sponsored by Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, the event culminated in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles branded art competition!



Good Details and Nickelodeon teamed up to kick off "A Good Day for Play" with an art showdown featuring six renowned Chicago-based artists. Max Sansing, Sentrock, Tubsz, E.LEE, Lisa Gray and JC Rivera faced off in a three-day competition to create custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles murals in their respective artistic styles and have an opportunity to design the trophy for the MONSTER Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.


The competition was tough, but the attendees and celebrity judges ended in a tie, selecting Tubsz and Max Sansing to co-design the trophy. Artist E. LEE will have his work featured on a trackside billboard.

"All of these artists and their pieces are amazing," said Bubba Wallace. "Each one is so different. You can really see their unique interpretation of the Turtles theme and how they adapted it to their painting style."


The winning TMNT art of the #TMNTArtBattle by Max Sansing and Tubsz_illa

Good Details is a multicultural platform used to advance the dialogue of artists with diverse perspectives. By highlighting emerging and mid-career artists, Good Details Gallery aims to provide every visitor with an insightful and educational experience. A Good Day for Play celebrated the arts and its ability to inspire, captivate and illuminate the communities we live in through creative interactions with Chicagoans of all ages.

"Through this event and art competition, in partnership Good Details Gallery, we are giving Chicagoans an opportunity to experience some of the fun and excitement of Tales of the Turtles 400, coming to Chicagoland Speedway Sept. 14-17, for an action-packed weekend on and off the track for NASCAR and Turtles fans alike," said Anthony DiCosmo, Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing.



This Sept. 14-17 marks the second partnership for Chicagoland Speedway and Nickelodeon, who last year partnered to bring fans the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 race which featured art created by renowned artist Hebru Brantley. This is the seventh consecutive year Chicagoland Speedway will kick off the Playoffs for the MONSTER Energy NASCAR Cup Series.



Original source: Jayski.

Also, official Chicagoland Speedway Press Release via ChicagoLandSpeedway.com:

CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES SEVERAL UPDATES TO ENHANCE FAN EXPERIENCE SEPT. 14-17

Fan Feedback Fuels Upgrades in Food, Transportation, Viewing and More

JOLIET, Ill. (July 13, 2017) — Chicagoland Speedway announced today several updates and enhancements, largely based on fan feedback, which will be implemented to improve the overall guest experience at Chicagoland Speedway’s Tales of the Turtles 400 weekend, September 14-17. The staff at the D-shaped, tri-oval in Joliet, Ill. is continually looking to enhance the fan experience while building on previous improvements. With this goal in mind, completed surveys, emails, calls and requests have all been carefully reviewed and considered.

Revamped In-Race Experience
The PA and sound system has been totally revamped with state-of-the-art technology throughout the facility to keep fans dialed into the action all weekend. The speedway has not only enhanced the audio experience, but has also added a third center screen to improve the viewing in-race experience.

Enhanced Food Flavors and Selections
If variety is the spice of life, fans have arrived at the right place. Chicagoland Speedway has added a variety of flavors and food features at several new locations throughout the concourse that offer value combo meals, signature items and healthy food options. Fans on the main concourse and those in the infield will now have access to these selections as the Infield Fan Zone will house additional and unique food offerings.

Return of the Manufacturer’s Midway
The fans spoke and Chicagoland Speedway listened: Merchandise haulers will return in 2017. Fanatics is converting their merchandise location from the Superstore tent to 11 merchandise trailers, each a sprawling 55’ in length.

Additional Transportation and Parking Options
With a new on-demand cart service, fans now have the option of private transport to get them where they need to be in an instant for a modest fee. Parking is always free at Chicagoland Speedway, but to further aid in the commute from the fan’s home to their seat, the speedway is offering Front Row Parking which includes a larger overall tailgating footprint for you to enjoy for a modest purchase. An improved complimentary shuttle service will ease your travel concerns in and around the speedway. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the increased number of gate staffers that will welcome you through the additional express lanes, and fans without bags will race through our express lanes.

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Following the drop of the checkered flag on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend, more exit routes will be available with the reopening of Briggs Street which provides an additional access point to I-80. As always, we will round out the weekend with our post-race concert. And if you’ve decided to take advantage of our enhanced camping experience, enjoy your final night’s stay on property within our beautiful campgrounds.

We personally invite fans to attend and witness the many improvements coming to Chicagoland Speedway September 14-17. If you have any further suggestions for future improvements, please e-mail GuestService@ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway will take place on Sept. 17 as part of the four-race weekend Sept.14-17. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the ARCA Racing Series followed by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series showdown, the first race in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

The complete 2017 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Weekend

Thursday, Sept. 14 ARCA Racing Series SCOTT® 150
Friday, Sept. 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Saturday, Sept. 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sunday, Sept. 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400

For the most current information about Chicagoland Speedway, follow us on Facebook along with Twitter and Instagram @chicagolndspdwy.

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Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway

Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill. The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Along with Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

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Additionally, below is a second official Chicagoland Speedway Press Release via ChicagoLandSpeedway.com:

Chicagoland Speedway Opens Its Doors To Fans For Testing On August 15

Come Watch Drivers Prep For The Tales of the Turtles 400

JOLIET, Ill. (August 1, 2017) — Chicagoland Speedway announced today that fans can attend NASCAR’s Organizational Test on Tuesday, August 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The sport’s top teams and drivers will hit the pavement prior to the September 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

One driver from each of the NASCAR Cup Series teams is expected to participate in the test at Chicagoland Speedway including: Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, Team Penske, Furniture Row Racing, Richard Childress Racing, JTG-Daugherty Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing and others. Drivers tentatively scheduled to attend include Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Ryan Blaney, Jamie McMurray, Ty Dillon, Matt Kenseth, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, Landon Cassill and Drew Herring.

Free admission to the NASCAR Organizational Test is available to fans that have purchased a ticket to the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, September 17. Fans that have not purchased their tickets for this summer’s September 14-17 weekend can receive admission by donating $10 to R.A.C.E., a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation and a 501(c)3 charitable entity.

Those who plan on attending the test can enter the facility through Gate 1 off West Schweitzer Road starting at 10 a.m. Once inside the facility, fans will be directed to park along the Midway directly in front of the main box office. Fans will be sitting in the center sections of the grandstands during the test under the canopy of the press box.

The box office will be open to accommodate fans looking to purchase tickets prior to the start of the test.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway will take place on Sept. 17 as part of the four-race weekend Sept. 14-17. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the ARCA Racing Series followed by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series showdown, the first race in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
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he complete 2017 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Weekend
Thursday, Sept. 14 ARCA Racing Series SCOTT® 150
Friday, Sept. 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chicagoland 225
Saturday, Sept. 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chicagoland 300
Sunday, Sept. 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400

For the most current information about Chicagoland Speedway, follow us on Facebook along with Twitter and Instagram @chicagolndspdwy.

Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway

Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill. The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Along with Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

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