If you're not already a fan, the races do admittedly lose intensity when reduced to the TV screen. But there is something to be said for actually going to the event. The culture surrounding NASCAR is fun, and while it might not be tailored for you, that doesn't mean it's exclusive.

The NASCAR Nationwide series comes to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet on July 21, the perfect opportunity to drink beer, meet new people and watch cars drive really, really fast.

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