Xfinity Series race Sept. 19 at Chicagoland to be sponsored by ‘Furious 7’


The fall Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway will be sponsored by “Furious 7,” the latest movie in the “Fast and Furious” series.

The “Furious 7 300″ will be held on Sept. 19, the day before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins at the 1.5-mile track.

Chris” Ludacris” Bridges, who portrays Tejin, will be the grand marshal and lead the field to the green flag as the honorary pace car driver.

The highest-grossing film of the franchise, “Furious 7” will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on Sept. 15 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).

“As we saw first-hand with our ground breaking Fast Five partnership back in 2011, UPHE understands the thrills that come along with great racing,” Chicagoland Speedway president Scott Paddock said in a release. “I’m sure a large portion of our fans have seen most if not all of the films in the franchise, but we’re also looking forward to giving Furious 7 and its home entertainment release the national platform that comes along with the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend.”

The Furious 7 300 will be broadcast on NBCSN.