NASCAR Cup Series Rookie Will be at Slinger as Dignitary
(Slinger, WI) Due to an unforeseen sponsor commitment, current NASCAR Cup Series rookie standout Chase Elliott will be unable to compete in the 37th annual SuperSeal Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite, Tuesday night, July 19th. He will arrive at the track later in the day and will serve as the Grand Marshall for the Slinger Nationals. Elliott will take part in opening ceremonies as well as the track’s popular VIP Meet and Greet.
The 2014 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion, Elliott is a standout short-track racer and was originally scheduled to make his first appearance racing at the high-banked Slinger Super Speedway. However, a prior obligation will not allow him to arrive in Slinger with ample time to practice and tune his race car.
Chase Elliott started his racing career by barnstorming short-tracks across America in his super late model. Along the way he posted wins in some of the most prestigious short-track events, including the All-American 400; the World Crown 300; the Winchester 400 as well as the Snowball Derby.
Former Cup Series champion, and Cambridge, Wisconsin native, Matt Kenseth will race in his home state for the only time in 2016, at the Slinger Nationals and be in search of a record seventh Nationals crown. Harrison Burton, the son of former NASCAR great Jeff Burton, will be making his first Slinger Speedway appearance. Joining the early entries are short-track standouts Bubba Pollard, of Georgia, and Florida’s Steve Dorer.
A limited number of Meet and Greet tickets are available and offer an opportunity to meet Elliott, Kenseth, and others in a special pre-race gathering.
Tickets for both the Meet and Greet and the SuperSeal Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite are now on sale at the track office or through the track’s website. A special advance sale, adult general admission ticket, is currently available and can be purchased this coming Sunday night, at the speedway office on the main concourse. The advance sale, general admission ticket, allows fans to save five dollars over race-day, general admission prices.
Spectator gates open at noon, on July 19th. The afternoon will feature alternating practice sessions for the super late models, late models and the Midwest Truck Series. Qualifying is slated for 4:00 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 6:30 and racing scheduled for 6:45.
Slinger Speedway is located off of Highways 41 and 144 at 280 Cedar Creek Road in Slinger, WI. For more information on upcoming events visit our web site at www.slingersuperspeedway.com or call the track office at 262-644-5921.
This article was posted to the website on June 24th, 2016