Inaugural Cup race at World Wide Technology Raceway will thrill a capacity crowd on Sunday June 5, 2022
ST. LOUIS (June 1, 2022) – The 57,000 seat grandstands, 1,200+ campsites and dozens of hospitality suite areas will be full on race day for Sunday’s Enjoy Illinois 300 Presented by TicketSmarter. This will be the first sell-out and largest single-day crowd ever at World Wide Technology Raceway. The race begins at 2:30 p.m. central and will be broadcast on FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM.
“We knew our fans were hungry for a NASCAR Cup Series race and the response since the announcement in September has been tremendous,” said Curtis Francois, Owner and CEO of World Wide Technology Raceway. “With world class racing, live entertainment and endless fun on the Midway, this Sunday will bring lasting memories for many people and I can’t wait to greet them alongside our sponsor and corporate partners who have helped make this all possible.”
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Ticketed fans will also be entertained by the Confluence Festival: Crossroads of Concert & Community with 30 bands on 5 stages and several interactive STEM activities including RaceAR – featuring first-of-its-kind augmented reality race simulations developed by World Wide Technology. Community youth programs will showcase robotics, karting and STEM through hands-on activities, while an esports tournament determines the winner of a 16-team double-elimination contest hosted live on the Midway prior to the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday.
About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR) is the home of NASCAR, INDYCAR, and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 600 acres, WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. WWTR’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, recently expanded 2.0-mile road course, the Gateway Kartplex (a state-of-the-art karting facility), and the adjacent Gateway National Golf Links. WWTR and Owner Curtis Francois have been recognized with several awards, including: 2021 Comcast Community Champion of the Year; 2021 Jack Buck Award; 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Track Award; 2018 Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission; 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference; and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from the St. Louis Attractions Association.