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Thursday August 21, 2014
  • Ryan Truex medically cleared to compete at Bristol
  • One week after being diagnosed with a concussion, rookie Ryan Truex has been medically cleared to compete in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. 

  • Brad Keselowski's long, personal journey to NCWTS victory lane
  • Earning his first career Camping World Truck Series victory Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski knocked off not only another accomplishment in his NASCAR career, but fulfilled a long-time personal dream. 

  • Roush Fenway Racing making strides on and off track in Nationwide Series
  • After a rocky start to the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, the Roush Fenway Racing organization has turned things around, thanks in part to veteran Mark Martin.

  • Up to speed: What are we fixing?
  • Jeff Hammond breaks down how this week's test at Michigan International Speedway could benefit racing in 2015.

  • Brad Keselowski gets 1st NASCAR Truck Series win
  • BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Brad Keselowski earned his first NASCAR Truck Series win on Thursday.

  • Brad Keselowski scores first Camping World Truck Series win
  • Brad Keselowski held off a pair of hard-charging Kyle Busch Motorsports truck to win his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Thursday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway. 

  • Bristol big hits: Remembering two of NASCAR's most terrifying crashes
  • At just 0.533 miles in length, Bristol Motor Speedway is the second shortest track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ... and it's wicked fast. It's also a track that's seen two of the most terrifying crashes in NASCAR history.

  • Carl Edwards and Joe Gibbs Racing a 'win-win' situation
  • FOX Sports analyst Jeff Hammond believes the partnership of Carl Edwards and Joe Gibbs Racing will be successful right off the bat in 2015. 

  • NASCAR announces changes to roles of key executives Phelps, O'Donnell
  • NASCAR announced on Thursday changes to the roles of several of its key executives.

  • Fan Prix: Kevin Harvick goes go-karting with 21 of his biggest fans
  • While Joe Gibbs Racing was busy dominating the NASCAR news cycle this past Tuesday, Kevin Harvick spent his afternoon racing go-karts against 21 of his biggest fans in the Kevin Harvick Fan Prix presented by Budweiser.

    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: ChicagolandSpeedway.com
    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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