Chicagoland Speedway

Friday May 22, 2015
  • Matt Kenseth fastest in qualifying to grab pole for NASCAR's longest race
  • Matt Kenseth smoked the rest of the field in Thursday's Sprint Cup qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway, claiming the pole for this Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 that is the longest race in NASCAR. It is Kenseth's second pole of the season and the 15th of his career.

  • Kenseth wins pole for NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600
  • CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600.

  • Qualifying results for Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Check out the complete speeds and results from Thursday's NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying for this Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • When push comes to shove, aero rules in racing remain the same
  • Defending Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick and seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson say the aero-push problems that seem to plague NASCAR at 1.5-mile tracks are nothing new to racing. They also agree that aren't likely to go away -- ever.

  • New dad Kyle Busch ready for racing
  • CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kyle Busch says infant son Brexton can be anything he wants, even a race car driver. He just better be good.

  • Logano: NASCAR can learn from IndyCar on safety crews
  • CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Joey Logano said NASCAR can learn something from the near-fatal accident involving IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe this week and the importance of having a regular safety crew at each race.

  • Jeff Gordon joins FOX NASCAR on-air team as analyst for 2016 season
  • Jeff Gordon, the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion credited with helping take the sport mainstream, joins FOX NASCAR fulltime in 2016 as race analyst for its 16th year of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage.

  • Jeff Gordon to join Fox as full-time analyst in 2016
  • Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth.

  • NASCAR Race Hub gang takes 'Midnight Run' with Bubba Wallace
  • NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Bubba Wallace is taking a "Midnight Run" and he's bringing FOX Sports 1's Danielle Trotta, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds along for the ride. 

  • Johnson 'shocked' to learn there was issue with All-Star car
  • After having NASCAR issue a written warning to his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevorlet team for allegedly manipulating the side skirt on his car during last Saturday's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, driver Jimmie Johnson says he is 'shocked.'

    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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