Chicagoland Speedway

Thursday April 24, 2014
  • On a roll: Junior looks to continue stellar 2014 start at Richmond
  • With eight races down, NASCAR's most popular driver has a series-high five top fives, including a Daytona 500 victory. Up next is a track where he owns three wins but none since 2006.

  • Where's that key? Danica hopes to unlock door to Richmond success
  • Admittedly baffled by past struggles at Richmond International Raceway, Danica Patrick aspires for a better outcome as the Sprint Cup Series returns to action this weekend in Virginia.

  • Swan Racing sells 2 cars, keeps Kligerman in fold
  • STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt, while keeping Parker Kligerman under contract.

  • Swan Racing sells two cars, keeps Parker Kligerman in fold
  • STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt and is keeping Parker Kligerman under contract.

  • Larry Mac's Notebook: Kyle Larson's amazing rookie start
  • Kyle Larson is off to a strong start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • Richard Petty set to return to track at Richmond
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda.

  • Darrell Wallace Jr. to make first NNS start of 2014 at Talladega
  • Full-time Camping World Truck Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. will make his first Nationwide Series start of 2014 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Wednesday.

  • Picture of confidence: Red-hot Harvick ready to take on Richmond
  • The Stewart-Haas Racing driver went into the first off week of 2014 riding the momentum of a win at Darlington, and looks to make it two in a row this weekend at one of his best tracks.

  • RG3 to be honorary pace car driver at Richmond
  • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.

  • Contenders or pretenders? The next dozen races will reveal much
  • Among the teams that have been hit and miss over the season's first eight races is typically stout Roush Fenway Racing, and particularly drivers Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., our Larry Mac opines.

    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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