Chicagoland Speedway

Friday July 31, 2015
  • From the beginning: Look back through the years at the history of MWR
  • With the future of Michael Waltrip Racing up in the air with team co-owner Rob Kauffman purchasing interest in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, take a walk back in time with the history of MWR. 

  • Gray Gaulding to drive three NCWTS races for Kyle Busch Motorsports
  • NASCAR Next alumnus Gray Gaulding will drive the No. 54 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra for three races during the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season. 

  • Burn, Joey, burn: Logano torches tires in new video
  • Joey Logano absolutely torches his tires in a new video for Pennzoil and AutoZone. Logano turns 13 complete donuts in 60 seconds, as he "paints" a 32 foot by 32 foot piece of blank canvas. Check it out. 

  • #TBT: Ken Schrader loses his brakes in horrific Pocono wreck
  • @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte takes a look back to 2003 at Pocono, when Ken Schrader suffered massive brake failure at almost 200 mph.

  • Michael McDowell swings a hammer for Indy Habitat for Humanity
  • Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell took some time out of his schedule before hitting the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lend a hand to a family in need while taking part in a Habitat for Humanity build. 

  • Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner buys share of Ganassi
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman has agreed to buy an interest in the race team owned by Chip Ganassi.

  • Another day, another Danica Patrick yoga move
  • By now, you know how this works. Danica Patrick posts a picture of herself doing yoga on Instagram and 'Shake and Bake: The NASCAR on FOX Blog' shows it to you. 

  • Rob Kauffman purchases interest in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  • Michael Waltrip and Rob Kauffman, the co-owners of Michael Waltrip Racing, are apparently splitting up, with Kauffman taking partial ownership interest in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.

  • NASCAR teams test at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup series teams took part in an open test at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, preparing for the upcoming Irwin Tools Night Race at the 'World's Fastest Half-Mile.' 

  • Top 5: Best streaks of NASCAR's modern era
  • With Kyle Busch's recent success in mind, FOX Sports 1's 'NASCAR Race Hub' took a look at the top five greatest streaks in NASCAR's modern era.

    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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