Zeigler Auto Group’s No. 78 Chevy Camaro, piloted by Live Fast Motorsports’ Josh Bilicki, will be among the racecars hitting the unique street circuit at the inaugural Chicago Street Race on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Besides the history-making race this weekend, Zeigler will be hosting meet-and-greets with Bilicki at five of its Chicagoland dealer locations. Overall the Michigan-based dealer group has 21 dealerships in the Chicagoland region; and 35 total throughout the Midwest–with over 15 million customers served since opening its doors in 1975.
CHICAGO (June 26, 2023) – Zeigler Auto Group/Zeigler Racing is gearing up for this weekend’s historic Chicago Street Race with Live Fast Motorsports and NASCAR driver Josh Bilicki behind the wheel of its Zeigler.com No. 78 Chevy Camaro. The inaugural Grant Park 220 will take place on Sunday, July 2, 2023 and offer a unique experience with 100 laps on a street circuit, a celebrity-packed concert, and more.
“My excitement level for the Chicago Street Race is off the charts. Not only is this the first ever street race for the NASCAR Cup Series, but this race is also in Zeigler Auto Group’s backyard, so they have a large list of team members attending the race. It will be important for us to have a strong and competitive run,” said Bilicki of the upcoming race where the auto group will host 39 guests at its suite which will include employees, business partners, and family.
Along with this weekend’s events, Zeigler will also host a meet-and-greet tour on Wednesday, June 28th and Thursday, June 29th for Bilicki at five of its 21 Chicagoland-area dealerships. With 35 total dealerships throughout the midwest, Zeigler Auto Group has served 15 million customers since opening its doors in 1975.
Bilicki will be at each dealership signing hero cards and other giveaways, with plenty of photo-ops available for the media and public.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
–Zeigler Honda of Racine – 10:00-11:30 a.m. CST
1701 SE Frontage Rd, Mt Pleasant, WI 53177
-Zeigler Buick/GMC of Lincolnwood – 1:00-2:30 p.m. CST featuring No.78 Camaro replica
6900 N McCormick Blvd, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
–Zeigler CDJR Schaumburg – 4:00-5:30 p.m. CST
208 W Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60195
Thursday, June 29, 2023
–INFINITI of Orland Park – 10:00–11:30 a.m. CST
8751 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462
–Zeigler CDJR of Downers Grove – 1:00–2:30 p.m. CST
2311 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Zeigler Auto Group announced its partnership with Live Fast Motorsports last fall with a multi-race agreement culminating in several major races, with Chicago being one of the top.
“Introducing our sport to a new audience has shown success in the past at races such as the L.A. Coliseum, and I applaud NASCAR and their team members for making this happen. The track itself is going to be extremely challenging, with tight turns and a very bumpy surface, but all of us drivers and teams are in the same boat, so it’s going to be about who figures out the best setup for their car and who feels the most comfortable on track quickly,” said Bilicki.
The Chicago Street Race will be broadcast on Sunday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Live Fast Motorsports is a single-car Chevrolet Camaro team based in Mooresville, NC., competing in the NASCAR Cup Series under the No. 78. The team is co-owned by B.J. McLeod and Matt Tifft. B.J. McLeod also serves as the team’s driver. Jessica McLeod, CEO of Live Fast Motorsports, gives a progressive outlook in breaking down barriers in the sport of NASCAR and inspiring opportunities for women in the sport for generations to come.
Zeigler Automotive Group is one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the U.S. with 78 franchises across 35 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Vehicle brands represented include all of the domestic and the majority of the imported manufacturers.
Besides its extensive automotive portfolio, the organization owns and operates Zeigler Motorsports, an 85,000-square-foot motorsports dealership and action park, offering 19 different powersports brands, plus its own onsite restaurant: Trak Houz Bar & Grill. Additionally, Zeigler Motorsports houses the Elevate Leadership & Team Building Academy, an executive training company.
The Kalamazoo-based dealer group also owns and operates Zeigler Pre-Owned of Chicago, three Byrider franchises, three finance companies, several insurance firms, and a leasing firm.
Founded in 1975, the organization employs over 2,300 people, ranking among the top 1% of automotive dealers in the nation with estimated annual sales of $2.2 billion for 2022. The family-owned and operated company is well known for its commitment to both customer service and employee satisfaction. Zeigler is regularly recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, also earning similar accolades in Wisconsin, Chicago, and Michigan. Besides these prestigious accolades, Zeigler is also one of Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S. for 2023, and among Glassdoor’s top 10 U.S. companies for work-life balance.