If you heard the sound of engines combined with someone shaking big bags of money, that may be the NASCAR race that's coming to the St. Louis area in June. The word is that it's expected to bring in $60 million dollars to the community.

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As we shared when it was announced last Fall, the NASCAR Cup series is coming to the Worldwide Technologies Raceway (aka Gateway) on June 5, 2022. Today, Illinois Tourism was announced as the title sponsor of the race as reported by Frank Cusumano on KSDK in St. Louis.

Economic impact $60 million dollars? Cha-ching. 10 million viewers watching the race and over 50,000 in the stands.

Frank reports that the race will be called the "Enjoy Illinois 300".

The Worldwide Technologies Raceway website has a countdown to the race and who can blame them? Someone is likely sitting at a desk there now practicing counting the money. It's not every day that you get some of the best stock car racers in the world competing in your backyard.

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