Chicagoland Speedway

Sunday February 07, 2016
  • Kyle Busch, Peyton Manning championships perfectly married in Landon Cassill tweet
  • Landon Cassill perfectly marries championships of Kyle Busch and Peyton Manning in tweet

  • Busch Clash gives way to Bud Shootout, 1990-99
  • Before the Sprint Unlimited, there was the Busch Clash. Then there was the Bud Shootout. Take a look back at the winners of NASCAR's season-opening exhibition races, 1990-99.

  • Jimmie Johnson to run 'Red Vest' paint scheme at the Brickyard
  • Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team are reviving the paint scheme they introduced at the Bank of America 500 last fall. It honors all the workers for the team's primary sponsor.

  • 14 days before Daytona 500, history of No. 14 car revisited
  • With only 14 days left before the running of the 2016 Daytona 500 (to be televised live by FOX Sports), there has never been a better time to look back on the storied history of the No. 14 car in NASCAR.

  • Simply super: Joe Gibbs has stacked up titles in two sports
  • Super Bowl Sunday reminds us of how special the career accomplishments of Coach Joe Gibbs have been -- in two sports, not just one.

  • Football flashback: That time Kyle Busch surprised Samantha Busch
  • Remembering the time when Kyle Busch was watching football with his lovely wife and surprised her with very impressive and unique gift.

  • Psyched for Super Bowl, NASCAR mostly pulling for Panthers
  • From one Hall of Fame to another, and many points in between, the NASCAR community continues to show that it is psyched for the Super Bowl -- and mostly pulling for the Carolina Panthers.

  • Where NASCAR and the NFL have intersected through the years
  • With Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos upon us, it's the perfect time to take a look back at where NASCAR and the NFL have intersected through the years.

  • With Stewart out, Stenhouse Jr. is in Sprint Unlimited
  • Now that the injured Tony Stewart has been declared out for the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway, the field is going to have a slightly different look.

  • NASCAR Stars in Phoenix for Monster Energy Supercross
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Danica Patrick, and Kyle Larson stopped by Glendale to check out the racing at Monster Energy Supercross.

    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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