Race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. burned some rubber Monday morning in downtown Chicago to promote a triple-header chase weekend next month at Chicagoland Speedway.
Earnhardt did a burnout in a Chevy SS in front of the Chicago Theatre, leaving track marks on State Street. Later in the day, he appeared in Millennium Park for a fan event.
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The races at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet start Friday, Sept. 13, with the Camping World Truck Series. The next day, the Dollar General 300, an event in the NASCAR Nationwide series, gets the green flag. The GEICO 400, the opening race in the Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup, rounds out the weekend on Sunday, Sept. 15.