Chicago — McDonald’s Owner-Operators recently hosted the NASCAR Road Rally that featured appearances by NASCAR drivers Bubba Wallace and Tyler Reddick. The event was held outdoors at the Black Owned McDonald’s on Martin Luther King Drive. Youth from Hope Center Chicago and One Summer Chicago were in attendance and were able to play games and enjoy the weather while enjoying the music from the radio station WGCI. Activities included a NASCAR electric car race track, a NASCAR show car and vintage vehicle showcase, prize wheel, selfie booth, and more.
NASCAR brought its first street race in cup series history to Chicago during its 75th season. Wallace and Reddick both compete with 23XI racing co-owned by Denny Hamlin and former Chicago Bull Micheal Jordan. Both drivers will be competing against each other in the upcoming race. Racers and Chicago residents are concerned about the races going through Grant Park, Lakeshore, and Downtown Chicago due to the city’s potholes. During an interview with radio personality Leon Rogers from WGCI, Reddick made a statement saying, “It is a concern coming down Columbus Avenue. From turn five to turn six it was really bumpy and I’d say a number of teams are curious how it’s actually going to be in real life.”
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