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Chicago Fri Jul 09 2010

Weekend What-To-Do: NASCAR and Facial Hair Edition

WWTD is Tailgate's end of week list of suggestions for the sporting enthusiast to check out in Chicago. NASCAR is in town this weekend and of course the weather is going to be hot and excellent for the beach, onward!


NASCAR's Sprint Cup roars into Chicagoland Speeday with the Lifelock 400 in Joliet this Saturday. Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson will be continuing their on track chase for the Sprint Cup title and if that weren't enough, the bearded, mustachioed, goateed and sideburned in the crowd can get a free trim and shave courtesy of Sterling, Illinois' very own Wahl. The "Let It Grow Tour" is hitting up the raceway to seek out Chicago's best beard, swing by for fast cars and clean shaves.

Cubs Outta Town, Sox In Town

The ChiSox are looking to keep up their hot streak headed into the All-Star break while the Cubs are simply looking to stop the bleeding ("Nurse, I need more clamps"). Sox are sending Mark Buerhle to the mound in tonight's series opener against AL Central punching bag, Kansas City and the Northsiders are in LA taking on the Dodgers. Might be a good time to take the Red Line to the Cell and avoid the Transformers 3 shooting in the Loop...

Go Outside, Go to the Beach, Go to a Park

Stop being a jerk and bust your bike out and ride around the city. Tons of cool ball diamonds (Humboldt and Wicker Parks); ball courts (Mozart, Hamliln Park) and volleyball nets (North Avenue Beach, Montrose Beach) so go have fun!

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