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Chicagoland Speedway

Monday December 05, 2016
  • Fans weigh in: Daytona 500 is the favorite crown jewel NASCAR race
  • Fans are already looking ahead to racing at Daytona International Speedway in February.

  • One ripple in NASCAR manufacturer pond can have huge effect
  • If Dodge were to return, which teams would be the best candidates to switch to them?

  • HScott Motorsports announces it won't field any teams in 2017
  • In expected move, team owner Harry Scott Jr. says he's closing up shop.

  • Danica Patrick to come out with 'Pretty Intense' new book
  • NASCAR driver to lay out guideline 'to help others get stronger mentally and physically.'

  • Rusty Wallace enjoys successful 'out of the box' experience at Daytona Ferrari event
  • Wallace proved he still has what it takes to go fast at Daytona International Speedway

  • What offseason? Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows he's still doing the Dew
  • There is no racing right now in NASCAR, but its top star is staying busy.

  • Watch this incredible view of Kyle Busch tearing up the sand dunes
  • Kyle Busch had some fun in the sand while out in Las Vegas for the NASCAR awards banquet.

  • Season snapshot: Clint Bowyer's 2016 NASCAR year in review
  • His one season with HScott Motorsports did not go as planned.

  • Jordin Sparks to sing national anthem at 2017 Daytona 500
  • Sparks was one of many celebrities who attended the NASCAR awards banquet in Las Vegas.

  • Winter wonderland: New Hampshire Motor Speedway buried under snow
  • Take a look at NHMS after it gets hit with winter storm.

    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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