Joliet 9/17/2016 2:28:23 PM
News / Sports

Team Fastrax™ Drops The Flag To Start The NASCAR CHASE

On the asphalt and in the sky, the stars of NASCAR and Team Fastrax™ drop the flag on the official first race of the CHASE this weekend when Chicagoland Speedway hosts the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) 400, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol e15 255 race and a NASCAR XFINITY Series Race.

On Sunday, September 18th, TMNT 400 Defending race winner Denny Hamlin will battle it out with Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and all of the stars of the NASCAR Series, for the checkered flag. As part of the opening ceremonies of all the races this weekend, Team Fastrax™ will be performing their famous American Flag skydive with their 1,100 sq. ft. American Flag, red, white and blue streamers, and a Chicagoland Speedway flag. This weekend’s performances will be ones that you do not want to miss.

John Hart, owner of Start Skydiving, and founding member of Team Fastrax™ said, “We are honored to be performing our American Flag demonstration jump to help kickoff the CHASE. The 2016 NASCAR season has been very competitive, and this whole weekend will be filled with excitement.”  

According to their website, the Chicagoland Speedway is a $130 million, 1.5-mile, D-shaped, tri-oval speedway that also annually hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Chicagoland Speedway sits on 930 acres of land, which is large enough to accommodate 42 United Centers (home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks). Chicagoland Speedway provides 500 acres of free parking for more than 30,000 vehicles.

Team Fastrax™ is sponsored by SELECTiON.COM®, a leading nationwide provider of criminal background checks and pre-employment screening services. Team Fastrax™ is the most ambitious professional skydiving team in the world.  The parachute demonstration team has a roster of more than twenty-nine active members, with a collective of more than 300,000 skydives. Team Fastrax™ has performed exhibition skydives all over the world for audiences large and small as a patriotic display or as a product promotion.

For more information on the race, or to purchase tickets visit the Chicagoland Speedway website.

For questions or for an interview, contact Matt Harvey with Team Fastrax™ at 740-971-8278,