Geico 400 Chicagoland Schedule
The Geico 400 at Chicagoland has become one of the most popular events on the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series since it held its inaugural race in 2001. Annually, many of the best stock car drivers in the world come
to Joliet, Illinois to take part in the Geico 400 and all of the biggest racing fans follow in hopes of helping to cheer on
their favorite drivers to victory and to witness some intense auto racing competition. The 267 lap race covers just over 400
miles in distance before a champion is crowned and always features some of the most exciting moments of the NASCAR season.
If you are looking to attend one of the most exciting NASCAR races of the year you can do no wrong in the Geico 400 Chicagoland
which serves as the first race in the Sprint for the Cup.
The 2014 Geico 400 will be held on Sunday, September 14th
at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois with the action slated to get underway at 2:30 PM. This is always one of the most
highly attended NASCAR races of the year and stock car racing enthusiasts will not want to miss the chance to be in the crowd
for this one. NASCAR is great on television but it is only by being in the stands for an event like the Geico 400 that you
can completely appreciate the power, speed, and skill on display at one of the races. Of course you will also find it impossible
not to get caught up int the excitement when you are surrounded by thousands of other die hard fans cheering their favorite
teams and drivers on as they speed past. Be sure to get you Geico 400 at Chicagoland tickets from StubHub early so you can
make the appropriate plans to be in Joliet, Illinois in mid-September.
Geico 400 Chicagoland History
Geico 400 Chicagoland debuted on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2001 as the Tropicana 400 and was held in July during the
first ten years of its existence. The race was held as a night race from 2008 to 2010 after lights were installed at Chicagoland.
Since 2011 the event has been held in September and is now is the first part of the Sprint for the Cup. Some of the other
names that have been used for the race include the USG Sheetrock 400 and the Lifelock.com 400. The name was changed to the
Geico 400 in 2011. Several of the biggest stars in NASCAR have both competed in and won the Geico 400 over the years.
Geico 400 Chicagoland NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
The Geico 400 has been a staple on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
since 2001 and each year it seems to grow bigger and more popular. Held at Chicagoland Speedway each year, one warm September
afternoon in Illinois begins to seethe with adrenaline and horsepower as the best drivers in NASCAR show up in the city to
compete for one of the most coveted prizes of the circuit, the Geico 400. Sure, fame and money are on hand for the winners
of the race, but most drivers are doing it for their team and compete out of pride. The winner of the Sprint Cup Series is
determined by total finishing positions as well as total laps led during races, so each race, and indeed each lap, is of utmost
importance to the proud racers looking to finish the season at the top of their sport. Each and every event in the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series is full of fierce competition, roaring engines, and neck breaking speed.
millions of stock car racing fans are more than happy to watch a big time race at home on their televisions while relaxing
on their couch, but there is nothing that quite compares to actually being in the stands for a major NASCAR race like the
Geico 400. From the tailgating and barbecuing leading up to the race with the flags of the spectators' favorite teams and
drivers proudly flying outside of the race track to the moment you enter the speedway you know that there is a whole new level
of excitement when you actually watch a race in person. The smell of the gasoline, the roars of the engines, and the screeching
tires as they hit a turn all make for an experience that borderlines on sensory overload and makes NASCAR one of the most
popular sports in the United States. Be sure to be there in Joliet, Illinois for the Geico 400 to be part of an event you
will never forget.
Tony Stewart leads the pack with three wins at the Geico 400, most recently
in 2011, while Kevin Harvick is the only other driver to win the race more than once having won both the first and second
Tropicana 400 in 2001 and 2002. As a team Joe Gibbs Racing has won the race four times including the 2013 Geico 400. Chevrolet
is the manufacturer with the most wins, having won 8 times.