Chicagoland Speedway

Wednesday September 17, 2014
  • Tough love: Danica and Ricky have history of on-track clashes
  • Since Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse became Sprint Cup rookies in 2013 -which, ironically, happened not long after they began dating - the two have tangled multiple times on the track. 

  • Next two races should say much about Johnson's shot at No. 7
  • I know there are a lot of questions being asked about whether No. 48 fans should be worried. Just look at the numbers, they speak a lot. Since Jimmie Johnson won the Michigan race in June, he's only garnered two top-five finishes. The other negative indicator is Jimmie really hasn't been leading very many laps.

  • Petty planning to run 2 full-time cars next year
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Richard Petty Motorsports insisted Wednesday it is committed to running two cars in 2015 despite losing driver Marcos Ambrose and primary sponsor Stanley in the span of five days.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. taps Josh Berry for second Nationwide race
  • JR Motorsports Late Model driver Josh Berry, who made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut last month, will get his second shot behind the wheel of the No. 5 JRM Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series 2014 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 15.

  • NTS Motorsports penalized for infraction on Austin Dillon truck
  • Austin Dillon's third-place finish in last Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway now carries an asterisk.

  • David Ragan, 'Bubba' Wallace to honor HOF inductee Wendell Scott
  • 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event, will be honored at Martinsville Speedway next month.

  • Best in-car: Larson was '(expletive) bananas' at Chicagoland
  • Listen to the best in-car audio from Chicagoland Speedway on another edition of NASCAR Race Hub's "Radioactive."

  • Richard Petty Motorsports committed to two teams in 2015
  • Following Wednesday's announcement that Stanley and DeWalt are leaving Richard Petty Motorsports for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, RPM has a major sponsorship hole to fill for next season.

  • JGR adds Stanley, DeWalt for Edwards and Kenseth
  • HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) Joe Gibbs Racing has partnered with both Stanley and DeWalt to sponsor Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth next season.

  • Photos: Happy birthday to 6-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson
  • We'd like to wish a happy 39th birthday to 6-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson. Take a look back at some of the best moments of his career. 

    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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