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Earnhardt Jr. makes his mark in downtown Chicago

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. performs a burnout Monday morning in front of the Chicago Theatre in Chicago.

      Dale Earnhardt Jr. performs a burnout Monday morning in front of the Chicago Theatre in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • Fans take photographs as Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs out of a street before performing a burnout Monday in front of the Chicago Theatre.

      Fans take photographs as Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs out of a street before performing a burnout Monday in front of the Chicago Theatre.
    Associated Press

  • Burn marks are seen where Dale Earnhardt Jr. performed a burnout in front of the Chicago Theatre on Monday.

      Burn marks are seen where Dale Earnhardt Jr. performed a burnout in front of the Chicago Theatre on Monday.
    Associated Press

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks at a news conference Monday after he performed a burnout in front of the Chicago Theatre.

      Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks at a news conference Monday after he performed a burnout in front of the Chicago Theatre.
    Associated Press

  • Video: Dale Jr.'s stunt on State Street

 
Daily Herald report

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.

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.

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