Chicagoland Speedway

Monday November 24, 2014
  • Five pleasant surprises from the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season
  • Tom Jensen takes a look at the just finished 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and offers his thoughts on some of the biggest stories and most interesting trends. 

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR Nationwide Series awards interview
  • Krista Voda and Adam Alexander interview Dale Earnhardt Jr., championship co-owner of JR Motorsports.

  • Chase Elliott NASCAR Nationwide Series awards speech
  • Chase Elliott accepts his ring for winning the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.

  • Photos: Best NASCAR Sprint Cup Series paint schemes of 2014
  • Check out some of the best paint schemes from the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. 

  • Danica Patrick set for another GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial
  • Danica Patrick will star in her 14th GoDaddy commercial for this season's Super Bowl, with a little help from her dog, Dallas Stenhouse. 

  • Danica Patrick still not showing much improvement in NASCAR
  • After two full seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Danica Patrick is still not showing the results and improvement Larry McReynolds would like to see, and he's not sure that will ever happen. 

  • Final thoughts on 2014 season: Does the Chase need to be tweaked?
  • columnist Tom Jensen offers his final thoughts on the 2014 season. Among his suggestions: Tweak the Chase for the Sprint Cup so that only race winners get in.

  • Photos: Best NASCAR Nationwide Series paint schemes of 2014
  • Check out some of the best paint schemes from the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. 

  • Longtime motorsports PR professional Denny Darnell dead
  • Denny Darnell, one of the most influential public relations specialists in the history of NASCAR, died Saturday, according to multiple media reports.

  • Manufacturer wars: Chevy is king but history shows wealth shared
  • Chevrolet ended the 2014 racing season by winning its 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers Championship and its 12th in a row. And in recent years, Chevrolets certainly have dominated in NASCAR. But the Bowtie brand hasn't been the only story.

    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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