Overton’s To Sponsor All 3 NASCAR Races At Chicagoland Speedway In July

Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Overton’s, America’s Marine and Watersports Superstore, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for this year’s NASCAR  weekend June 29 – July 1. The three NASCAR National Series races at Chicagoland Speedway will affectionately be known as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Overton’s 300 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400. “We are thrilled to partner with a highly respected brand like Overton’s for our Stars and Stripes weekend,” said Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock. “Overton’s will take over the Magnificent Mile…

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Pit Road Issues Costs Kyle Busch, Nearly Costs Martin Truex Jr. Chicagoland Victory

It was the No. 2 bullet point on my top five storylines to watch for this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Chicagoland Speedway – pit stops. For some reason, the opening playoff race at the 1.5-mile track causes so much mayhem on pit road. We see it annually in this race. Sunday was no exception. 

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Martin Truex Jr. Wins Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

For the second straight year, Martin Truex Jr. kicks off the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. But, this year is much different than last. This year, Truex didn’t have it as easy as he had to overcome a pit road speeding penalty and missed lugnuts on his first two stops. But, with how dominant Kyle Busch was early on in the race and the timing of those pit road problems, it didn’t hurt Truex as much as it could have. Truex, cruised to his fifth victory of the…

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Chase Elliott Kicks Off Playoffs With a Bang

It’s been since April, early April to be exact, since Chase Elliott led this many laps. Elliott, had his No. 24 Chevrolet up front for 42 laps in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Chicagoland Speedway. But, despite such a strong run, Elliott still could get into victory lane for the first time of his Cup career. That’s okay though. Today’s second place finish in the Tales of the Turtles 400 sure feels like a win to him and this Hendrick Motorsports team. In a year where…

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Allgaier Wins Hometown ThatHouse.com 300 Race at Chicagoland

Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Chicagoland Speedway was dominated by pole sitter Erik Jones. He led 94 of the 200 laps on Saturday afternoon. He, Cole Custer, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson were the class of the field on the 1.5-mile track. But, late race issues all plagued them and Justin Allgaier was there to capitalize.

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Saturday’s Cup Practice Report From Chicagoland

After one practice session as well as setting the field for Sunday’s Tales of the Turtles 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) on Friday, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had two more practices on Saturday as the final preparation for this weekend’s first race of the playoffs. In the initial session, Martin Truex Jr. led the way with a fast lap of 180.650 mph. Truex, has been so strong on 1.5-mile tracks this season and that success hasn’t wavered one bit at the Chicagoland Speedway. 

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5 Favorites Sunday’s Tales of the Turtles 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

Sunday’s Tales of the Turtles 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) is the opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race. There will be 16 playoff drivers vying for a place in victory lane at the Chicagoland Speedway, but 24 other drivers hoping to play spoiler. But, who will prevail between them? Try these five drivers. 

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Toyota’s Dominating Again, This Time at Chicago

Toyota drivers are the ones to beat in this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Tell me where you’ve heard that before. Oh wait, I think we write about that every week. Well, this weekend is the same. In Friday’s lone Cup practice session of the day, Toyota drivers took the top four spots on the speed chart. Kyle Busch topped the speed charts with a speed of 184.143 mph in his No. 18 Toyota. His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate of Daniel Suarez was second quick with a lap…

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Kyle Busch Earns Tales of The Turtles 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Pole

For the fourth time of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, Kyle Busch has earned the Coors Light Pole Award at the Chicagoland Speedway. But, this pole, the 26th of his Cup career, was different than the others. The first three poles at Chicagoland for Busch were due to qualifying being rained out. The last time occurred just last year. On Friday though, Busch’s pole for Sunday’s Tale of the Turtles 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) was on merit. 

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway

The final race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season will take place this weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway. With that being said, the first race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs is also taking place on the same 1.5-mile track. That means the big Cup starts that typically dominate the XFINITY Series weekend aren’t eligible to race. Erik Jones, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney, Corey LaJoie and Kyle Larson are the Cup drivers that will be competing in Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). Erik…

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