Chicagoland Speedway

Monday October 05, 2015
  • Colts stadium officials address situation with female journalists
  • Lucas Oil Stadium officials say they have made sure a locker room access mistake following Sunday's game in Indianapolis won't be repeated.

  • Larry Mac: Wild elimination race at Dover a real head-scratcher
  • I still have to admit that I am scratching my head over what I witnessed Sunday at Dover. I never thought we'd have a race where a driver led 355 of 400 laps yet we still walked away from the race going, "WOW!" I'll be the first to admit that's what I walked away with from Dover.

  • Column: Harvick advancing bad for everyone else in NASCAR
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) No one would have blamed a championship contender for getting just a little bit excited when Kevin Harvick wrecked during the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway appoints new executive VP/GM
  • Parent company Speedway Motorsports Inc. has named David McGrath the new executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. McGrath has replaced Jerry Gappens, who resigned.

  • Ties are the worst (unless you are Dale Earnhardt Jr.)
  • @TheBuzzer's Adam Alexander hates ties, but is willing to accept the one between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jamie McMurray that happened at Dover on Sunday.

  • Five reasons Dale Earnhardt Jr. will win the Chase
  • Junior Nation fans breathed a huge sigh of relief Sunday, when Dale Earnhardt Jr. advanced to the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by literally the smallest possible margin.

  • Photos: A look back on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 2015 season to date
  • Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has advanced to the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, take a quick look back on his season so far.

  • NASCAR WAGs get really wound up about Chase elimination race
  • Sunday's Chase elimination race at Dover International Speedway wasn't just stressful for the drivers involved. It was also stressful their significant others.

  • Bird causes delay during Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover
  • Another NASCAR race has been delayed by a wild animal on the track.

  • Show me the money: Where the 12 Chase drivers rank by 2015 earnings
  • Twelve drivers have qualified for the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Here's how all 12 rank by money earned this season.

    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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