Chicagoland Speedway

Sunday February 01, 2015
  • Photos: Night at the NASCAR Hall of Fame for induction ceremony
  • A look back at the special night that was the 2015 induction ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Five new inductees and their families were at the heart of the celebration.

  • RCR settles lawsuit over McCall's move to Chip Ganassi Racing
  • Richard Childress Racing, former engineer Matt McCall settle lawsuit over McCall's departure to Chip Ganassi Racing.

  • Magical night: NASCAR Hall always offers one of year's best
  • columnist Tom Jensen offers the opinion that the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony is the best night NASCAR has to offer away from the track each and every year. And this year did not disappoint.

  • Intestinal fortitude: Wendell Scott showed plenty of it on his way to Hall
  • Wendell Scott emotional induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame tops a lifetime marked by courage, honor and "instestinal fortitude," say his children. Scott is the first American-American driver in the Hall.

  • Pants check: Greatest story you didn't hear from NASCAR Hall
  • Tom Higgins, the recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence, shares an excellent tale involving the late Dale Earnhardt with Tom Jensen of Now Jensen shares it with you.

  • Standing tall: Rex White, NASCAR's oldest living champion, gets his due
  • Rex White, NASCAR's diminutive oldest living champion, steals the show at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. At 85, White still knows how to spin a great story.

  • Just awesome: Bill Elliott leads the 2015 class into Hall of Fame
  • It's been a grand week for the Elliott family. And Bill Elliott caps it off by leading an impressive 2015 class that was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday night. The other inductees were Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White.

  • Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.

  • A look back at another busy Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour
  • The 2015 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour is history. Take a look back at the busy week that was through these photos.

  • Jimmie Johnson prefers the old Chase format over the new one
  • Jimmie Johnson understands the appeal of the new NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup elimination format that was introduced last season. But he longs for the days of the old Chase format, which he successfully navigated en route to six championships.

    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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