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Doeren Discovers: Chicagoland Speedway

June 21, 2011
Dave Doeren

Dave Doeren

In the second of Northern Illinois’ summer-long web series chronicling new head football coach Dave Doeren’s adventures around Chicagoland, the Huskie head coach hits the track at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. 

This week, watch Doeren quench his “need for speed” by taking a couple of spins on the famous oval, which is the site of the area’s annual NASCAR race. Doeren took part in the Richard Petty Driving Experience earlier this spring.

In the first episode, “Doeren Discovers” took Huskie fans behind the scenes during Doeren’s starring turn at Wrigley Field this April when he sang the seventh-inning stretch during a Chicago Cubs-Colorado Rockies game.

For six weeks this summer, a new “Doeren Discovers” webisode will be featured on to take viewers behind the scenes of Doeren’s different adventures. Through this effort, fans will get a chance to learn a little bit more about their new head coach as he experiences the attractions of the northern Illinois region.

Each week, fans can also answer a multiple choice question based on the video and be entered to win a chance to run out of the tunnel with the Huskies at the NIU-Wisconsin game at Soldier Field on Saturday, Sept. 17. The winning entry will also be on the field during the pregame build-up, and receive two club-level tickets, a parking pass and Huskie gear. 

“I don’t want to give anything away, but what we’ve done so far has been really fun, and I hope the fans are looking forward to seeing the next webisodes,” Doeren said.

New “Doeren Discovers” videos are posted each Tuesday at