08/12/2013 03:46 pm ET

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Burnout On Street In Downtown Chicago

Good thing those Chicago speed cameras aren't in place just yet.

Nascar champ Dale Earnhardt Jr. took roughly five minutes to spin his No. 88 car into an epic burnout on State Street in front of the Chicago Theatre just after the Monday morning rush.

The stunt was orchestrated to rev up interest in The Geico 400, according to Crain's Chicago Business. The Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet is prepping for a weekend of Nascar, Sept. 13-15.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Burns Up Downtown Chicago