On Monday, RFK Racing announced a unique partnership with Elk Grove Village, which will see the Chicago suburb serve as a primary partner of Brad Keselowski’s No. 6 Ford Mustang in the inaugural Chicago Street Course event in 2023.
Keselowski, co-owner of RFK Racing, represented the organization at the Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing and Technology Expo to announce the multi-year partnership which highlights the largest contiguous industrial park in the United States.
Elk Grove Village was named the 2022 Municipality of the Year and will showcase its business slogan “Makers Wanted” on-board Keselowski’s No. 6 Ford Mustang for the one-of-a-kind event.
“Elk Grove Village is home to the largest industrial park in North America. We’re surrounded by incredible transportation options and our town works hard to make this a destination for businesses,” Mayor Craig Johnson said. “Partnering with RFK for a marquee race allows us to reach a huge audience with a partner that shares a passion in American business and manufacturing.”
The partnership is a perfect match for the Rochester Hills, Michigan native, the owner and founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), a hybrid manufacturing company based in Statesville, North Carolina, which specializes in additive metal technologies and CNC machining.
“This is a one-of-a-kind partnership and one I am especially thrilled about,” said NASCAR Cup Series Champion Keselowski. “Mayor Johnson and his team and residents of Elk Grove have a clear handle on the manufacturing industry and have shown through many examples ways in which they give back to the community and surrounding areas. The Chicago race next year will be one of the most anticipated events in our sport’s history, and we’re proud to carry Elk Grove Village with us on board the No. 6 Ford.”
The Chicago Street Course race – scheduled to take place on the Fourth of July weekend – will be the first of its kind in the NASCAR Cup Series, with Downtown Chicago playing host to a 12-turn, 2.2-mile temporary street course.
Elk Grove Village is no stranger to the sports an entertainment industry, having served as the title sponsor for the Bahamas Bowl, an NCAA Division I bowl game, in both 2018 and 2019. The suburb also sponsored USA Track and Field, Wresting, and Triathalon in the 2020 Summer Games.