Chicagoland Speedway

Thursday July 02, 2015
  • Keep on truckin': Dale Jr. takes Nationwide hauler to Daytona
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. - CB handle "Hammerhead" - is trucking his way to Daytona International Speedway. On Thursday, Junior jumped into the passenger seat of the No. 88 Nationwide hauler and hit the highway for the 'World Center of Racing.'

  • What wild card? Five drivers with a chance to win at Daytona
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the Coke Zero 400. While restrictor-plate races often are wild cards, following are five drivers who are among the favorites to win under the lights at Daytona on Sunday night.

  • Throwback Thursday: The biggest crash in NASCAR history
  • @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte looks back at the 1960 Modified-Sportsman race from Daytona, where 37 of the 68 cars crashed in Turn 4.

  • Photos: Celebrating 'The King' Richard Petty's 78th birthday
  • As NASCAR's King, Richard Petty, celebrates his 78th birthday on Thursday, look back on his Hall of Fame career with this photo gallery.

  • Inspired by Danica's yoga, 63-year-old Eddie Wood goes upside down
  • Danica Patrick's yoga moves have inspired the 63-year-old co-owner of Wood Brothers Racing. Watch as Eddie Wood flips things upside down.

  • NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

  • NASCAR tracks urge fans to keep Confederate flag away from races
  • As controversy about the Confederate flag continues to dominate the national conversation, a number of racetracks came together to issue a statement backing NASCAR's decision to not use the flag in any official capacity, while urging their fans to keep the controversial symbol away from their events. 

  • Race Team Alliance partners with DraftKings Inc.
  • The Race Team Alliance (RTA) announced Thursday it has partnered with DraftKings Inc., to help promote the free daily NASCAR game through a multi-year marketing partnership.

  • Top 5: Incredible moments from the July Daytona race
  • FOX Sports 1's "NASCAR Race Hub" counts down the top five greatest moments in the history of the July Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. 

  • NASCAR Home Tracks Pt. 1: Hickory Motor Speedway and Bowman Gray Stadium
  • 'NASCAR Race Hub's' Andrew Doud takes a trip to Hickory Motor Speedway and Bowman Gray Stadium to experience some of NASCAR history first hand.  

    Chicagoland Speedway

    Chicagoland Speedway Chicagoland Speedway, is one of the newer members to the NASCAR Sprint Cup speedway circuit. Construction of the 930 acre facility began in 1999 and Chicagoland speedway held it's first race in 2001. The speedway is located about 35 miles southwest of Chicago in Joliet, Illinois. Chicagoland's unique Tri-Oval shape is the only kind on the circuit. The backstretch of this tri-oval isn't straight but instead has a noticeable curve to it.

    Track Info

    Track Address: 500 Speedway Blvd.
    Joliet, IL. 60433
    (815) 727-7223
    Offical Web Site:
    Track Shape: D-Shaped Oval
    Track Length: 1.5 miles
    Front Stretch Length: 2,400 feet
    Back Stretch Length: 1,700 feet
    Banking: 18° Turns
    11° Frontstretch
    5° Backstretch
    Seating Capacity: 75,000
    First Winner: Kevin Harvick (2001)
    Most Wins: Kevin Harvick & Tony Stewart (2)
    Lap Record: Jimmie Johnson; 188.14 mph (28.701 sec)

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