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CATEGORIES (articles) > American Motorsport > Race Circuits > Chicago Motor Speedway Race Circuit

Chicago Motor Speedway Race Circuit


Chicago Motor Speedway
Facility statistics
Location Cicero, Illinois
Broke ground 199?
Opened 1999
Owner Charles Bidwell and Chip Ganassi
Operator closed
Construction cost $70 million USD
Architect
Former names
Sportsman's Park
Major events
closed
Seating capacity
100,000
Current dimensions
Track shape oval
Track length 1.029 miles
Track banking
The Chicago Motor Speedway located in Cicero, just outside of Chicago, Illinois, was built in 1999 by a group including Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing. In 2002 the 1.029 mile oval shaped track suspended operations due to financial conditions in the motorsports industry. The track was also the site of horse races, when the track was called "Sportsman's Park". The track was one of two racetracks that hosts both auto and horse races (the other is Dover International Speedway).

The track held CART races from 1999 to 2002, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (CTS) races in 2000 and 2001. The 2000 CTS race was won by Joe Ruttman, and the 2001 CTS race was won by Scott Riggs.

Currently no races are held at the track.


CART race history

Season Winning Driver Chassis Engine
1999 Juan Pablo Montoya Reynard Honda
2000 Cristiano da Matta Reynard Toyota
2001 Kenny Brack Lola Ford-Cosworth
2002 Cristiano da Matta Lola Toyota




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