World Wide Technology Raceway will host a watch party for the NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 on Sunday at Top Shooters Sports Bar in Columbia, Illinois. Brunch opens the party at 11 a.m., and the race is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. Central. Top Shooters Sports Bar is located at 531 Old Rte. 3, Columbia, IL 62236.
Race fans will view the 500 on Top Shooters’ jumbo screens, enjoy beer specials and win prizes – including tickets to WWTR’s NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 and enter to win a VIP Experience.
The iconic Daytona 500 was born in 1959 at the then-new Daytona International Speedway and is the annual kickoff of the NASCAR Cup Series season. It was dubbed “The Great American Race” by broadcaster Ken Squier, who persuaded CBS to televise the race live and flag-to-flag in 1979. That thrilling broadcast with a made-for-Hollywood ending catapulted the sport of stock car racing into national prominence. A visit to Daytona’s victory lane and the race’s coveted Harley J. Earl Trophy are the holy grails of every NASCAR driver.
The NASCAR Cup Series returns to WWTR on Sunday, June 2, for the third annual Enjoy Illinois 300. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 will kick off the race weekend on Saturday, June 1. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling the speedway’s ticket office at (618) 215-8888 or online at www.wwtraceway.com. Follow WWTRaceway on social media.
Ludacris, rising country music star Riley Green and Adam Wainwright will headline the third annual Confluence Music Festival at WWTR during NASCAR Weekend. They will be joined on multiple stages by more than 30 national and local acts, including Big & Rich with Gretchen Wilson & Cowboy Troy, Brittney Spencer and Tim Dugger. Your race ticket is your concert ticket, your concert ticket is your race ticket. Adult Sunday ticket packages start at just $67.