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Friday November 28, 2014
  • Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week ready to roll in Vegas
  • After a season filled with exciting racing fueled by the revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, NASCAR will return to Las Vegas in December for its annual postseason celebration -- this edition with first-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick as the guest of honor.

  • 'Black Friday' special: A gallery of NASCAR's best black paint schemes
  • Check out this collection of NASCAR's best black paint schemes through the years.

  • Good and bad: 2014 proved to be full of both kinds of surprises
  • Larry McReynolds says that Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson ranked among the top "good surprises" of 2014. He ranks Matt Kenseth in particular, Toyotas in general and Roush Fenway Racing as the "bad surprises."

  • Daytona's UNOH 'Battle At The Beach' discontinued
  • The Daytona Rising reconstruction of Daytona International Speedway means the fabled 2.5-mile track will not host the K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races on a backstretch short-track course as it has in each of the last two seasons.

  • Toyota teams, particularly MWR, look to turn it around
  • Jeff Hammond says that 2014 obviously was a struggle for all the Sprint Cup teams who drove a Toyota. He thinks they'll get it turned around in 2015, but admits that Michael Waltrip Racing, in particular, has a long road to travel.

  • Things from '14 season that NASCAR fans should appreciate
  • The just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was one of the most thrilling in recent memory, with great racing from start to finish.

  • Larry Mac: What's the perfect age for a Sprint Cup champion?
  • With a number of drivers winning championships into their late-30s and even 40s, Larry McReynolds weighs in on his perfect age for a Sprint Cup driver.

  • Like father, like son? Junior and his dad share same taste in crew chiefs
  • Larry McReynolds ponders the relationship that Dale Earnhardt Jr. expects to have with his new crew chief, Greg Ives, and compares Junior's taste in crew chiefs with Dale Jr.'s dad. And McReynolds should know because he used to be the elder Earnhardt's crew chief. 

  • Will 2015 be Danica Patrick's final season in Sprint Cup?
  • With 2014 bringing Danica Patrick her highest finish in NASCAR, Jeff Hammond weighs in on what she needs to be a more competitive Sprint Cup driver.‚Äč

  • Kurt Busch wins delay of Delaware court hearing
  • DOVER, Del. (AP) A Delaware family court commissioner has granted NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's request to delay a hearing on a protection from abuse petition filed by his ex-girlfriend.

    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: ChicagolandSpeedway.com
    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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