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Chicagoland Speedway

Sunday April 20, 2014
  • Photos: Best victory celebrations of the 2014 season
  • Enjoy a full gallery of images from the best victory celebration from the first eight races of the 2014 season.    

  • Family affair: Relationship between Elliotts reaches beyond racing
  • Jeff Hammond says Bill Elliott and his son Chase are displaying what NASCAR is all about. As Chase Elliott continues to win races and advance his career, the bond will only grow stronger.

  • Photos: Best paint schemes of the 2014 NASCAR season
  • Check out a gallery of the best paint schemes seen thus far in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. 

  • On top of the pit box: Teams must evaluate what is needed
  • Crew chiefs must ask themselves many questions about their teams. The next race at Richmond represents the beginning of a long, grinding stretch of the season.

  • Toy story: What your Mustang does while you're away
  • What games your toy Mustang plays while you're away.

  • How some of your favorite drivers spend their spring break
  • See how some of NASCAR's brightest stars spend their down time. Just don't get jealous over some of the exotic locales they choose to visit during the rare weekend when they aren't racing.

  • Spring break: How some of your favorite drivers spend their time off
  • See how some of NASCAR's brightest stars spend their down time. Just don't get jealous over some of the exotic locales they choose to visit during the rare weekend when they aren't racing.

  • Winners & Losers: Who is most improved from this time in 2013?
  • With the first off weekend of the Sprint Cup season here, it's time to explore who has made the biggest points gains -- and who has experienced the steepest dropoffs -- from exactly one year ago.

  • VIDEO: Some teams deserve weekend off -- and some don't
  • Jeff Hammond says teams off to a hot start, like the No. 88 crew led by driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., deserve to take this weekend off. Other teams need to use it to try and get better.

  • Photos: Fast cars and fun times for NASCAR fans
  • NASCAR fans are some of the best in all of sports, and whenever they head to a race good times are always had. Check out a gallery of their at-track festivities. 

    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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