The inaugural NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend came to a screeching finish in front of Buckingham Fountain after torrents of rain delayed the culminating Cup Series Race. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois was a founding partner of the event, building on the company’s long history of supporting the city of Chicago.
BCBSIL held and participated in several race-themed events ahead of the race weekend promoting access to care and opportunities, including a visit with NASCAR driver Harrison Burton to Mount Sinai Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital and Bubba’s Block Party at the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center.
BCBSIL also recognized some of the city’s hometown heroes with exclusive access to Saturday’s race and festival. Members of the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and the Department of Streets and Sanitation were selected by their leadership to walk the track before the event opened and were given passes to attend.
Here are some highlights from the NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend and the days leading up to it: