Chicagoland Speedway

Friday August 28, 2015
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway surprises Jeff Gordon fans with ticket package
  • In preparation for Jeff Gordon's final race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track recently announced a Bank of America 500 ticket package for all of the No. 24 team fans out there. However, two longtime Gordon were surprised when speedway officials dropped off tickets last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • All-time touring series winners list is a who's who of NASCAR greats
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend, but the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series are both on track. Following are the 20 drivers with the most combined race victories in the three series.

  • Lightning show: Spotters snap amazing storm photos
  • Mother nature was putting on quite a show at Homestead-Miami Speedway and two NASCAR spotters snapped some amazing photos of a nearby lightning storm.

  • Fit for 'The King': Almirola to run 1972 Petty STP scheme
  • Aric Almirola and the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion will will be running a 1972 "Petty Blue" and Day-Glo Red paint scheme at Darlington Raceway.

  • Throwback Thursday: History of the No. 11 car in NASCAR
  • With the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway just around the corner, it's a good time to note that the most successful car number in NASCAR history is actually the No. 11, the number that was used for years by South Carolina native Cale Yarborough.

  • Hammond: Runner-up for Kevin Harvick is just fine for now
  • Kevin Harvick has earned 10 runner-up finishes so far in 2015, but @TheBuzzer's Jeff Hammond thinks "The Closer" will be just fine come Homestead.

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Terry Labonte named Southern 500 grand marshal
  • As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares to return to tradition with Labor Day weekend's Bojangles' Southern 500, Darlington Raceway has named 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Terry Labonte as the grand marshal.

  • NASCAR issues warning to 11 teams; docks Busch, Kenseth practice time
  • A number of Sprint Cup Series teams had issues clearing NASCAR's technical inspection this past weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, and as a result the sanctioning body has issued warnings to 11 teams and docked practice time from two of those.

  • She said yes! Kurt Busch engaged to Ashley Van Metre
  • Kurt Busch is taking the plunge. On Wednesday, Busch - driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet SS for Stewart Haas Racing - announced that he and girlfriend Ashley Van Metre are engaged.

  • Son of FOX NASCAR's Vince Welch following in dad's footsteps
  • Dillon Welch, son of FOX NASCAR reporter/host Vince Welch, joins the Motor Racing Network team as a turn announcer for the network's live race broadcast this weekend.

    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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