R.A.C.E., racing advocates for community enrichment, was established in 2012 providing support to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes while volunteering to cultivate community growth. As a Donor Advised Fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501 c3 charitable entity, R.A.C.E. aims to improve the quality of life for the greater Chicagoland area.
- Safe Driving
Fundraisers & Volunteering
We will be raising money through various community events and partnerships such as the selling of NASCAR Unites bands/NASCAR Day pins, a major event during the week of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, track walks, facility tours, etc.
Through various partnerships, R.A.C.E. will continue Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway’s tradition of giving back to the local community via community service and volunteering.
- Joliet Township High School BenchMark Project
- Santa Claus in Gatorade Victory Lane partnering with Toys for Tots
- Easter Bunny in Gatorade Victory Lane partnering with Easter Seals of the Joliet Region
Oct 18 Team Demo Raffle
Wrecks & Rock Team Demolition Derby - 10/18 ($875)
Winning Ticket - 777193407
Sept 27 Team Demo Raffle
Pink Night Team Demolition Derby - 9/27 ($1,593)
Winning Ticket - 276456405
Aug 23 Team Demo Derby Raffle
Light Up the Night Team Demolition Derby - 8/23 ($1,405)
Winning Ticket - 823594306
July 26 Team Demo Derby Raffle
Red, White and Blues Team Demolition Derby - 7/26 ($1,735)
Winning Ticket - 121097401
How to Request a Grant
1. Download the Grant Application form
2. Print and complete the form
3. Mail the form to:
Attn: Grant Review Board
500 Speedway Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60433
From May through September various nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a grant via R.A.C.E. In December 2012 we will be awarding the approved grants during a community luncheon.