Open Practice Time Added to Thursday Prior Events

Salem, IN (July 8, 2016) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced that CSX Play It Safe will be the Presenting Sponsor of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Circle City 100 at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway, just West of Indianapolis, on Friday, July 22nd. The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards will also be in action on that Friday night in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 Presented by Jive. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor John Hunter Nemechek was the winner of last year’s Circle City 100, he is one of the first entries to defend his win in the 2016 event.

Open practice time for the ARCA/CRA Super Series teams has been added to the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series event on Thursday, July 21st. Pit gates will open at 2pm on Thursday, there will be a 45 minute open practice session for the ARCA/CRA Super Series teams from 4:15pm until 5pm, then a 30 minute session from 6:45pm until 7:15pm. Teams will be allowed to keep their equipment in the pits overnight on Thursday. The ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will have a 45 minute and a 30 minute practice session on race day, Friday, July 22nd, prior to qualifying for the Circle City 100 Presented by CSX Play It Safe.

As one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers, with a network covering 21,000 miles of railroad tracks in 23 states, CSX is committed to educating the public on railroad safety in the communities it serves.

Since 2004, CSX has rigorously pursued safety improvements in all aspects of its operations and has enhanced efforts to educate our communities on rail-related hazards. The Play It Safe public outreach campaign stresses the importance of staying safe around trains and tracks.

To learn more about the Play It Safe program visit or follow CSX on Facebook (, Twitter (@csx) and Snapchat (csxplayitsafe).

Discount tickets for the July 22nd Sioux Chief PowerPex 200 Presented by Jive and the Circle City 100 Presented by CSX Play It Safe are on sale at several Menards stores in Indiana. The tickets are being offered at $10 off the gate price and can be purchased through July 21st. More event information is available at

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The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.