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Chicagoland Speedway Race Circuit


Chicagoland Speedway
Location Joliet, Illinois
Track length 1.5 miles (2.414 kilometres)
Track shape D-Shaped Oval
Banking Turns - 18°
Front Stretch- 11°
Back Stretch - 5°
Major events NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR Busch Series, Indy Racing League
Capacity 75,000
Address 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet, Illinois, 60433
Owner International Speedway Corporation

Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. The speedway is actually located several miles south of Joliet proper, just off Illinois Route 53 between Joliet and Wilmington, Illinois. It currently has a capacity of 75,000 people. Since its inaugural season in 2001, the Chicagoland Speedway has became an unexpected and significant draw for major NASCAR and IRL events, often selling out major races months in advance.


History

From 1999 through 2000, the Chicagoland Speedway was built adjacent to the older Route 66 Raceway.

In 2001, the Speedway opened with NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Winston Cup Series, ARCA RE/MAX Series, and IRL IndyCar Series events.

The track features races from the NEXTEL Cup, the Busch Grand National Series, ARCA, Indy Racing League, and the International Race of Champions (IROC).


Current races

  • NASCAR Nextel Cup - USG Sheetrock 400
  • NASCAR Busch Series - USG Durock 300
  • Indy Racing League - Peak Antifreeze 300

Records

  • NASCAR Nextel Cup Qualifying: Jimmie Johnson, 28.701 sec. (188.147 mph), 2005
  • NASCAR Nextel Cup Race (400 miles): Kevin Harvick, 2 hrs. 55 min. 37 sec. (136.832 mph), July 14, 2002
  • NASCAR Busch Series Qualifying: Ryan Newman, 28.964 sec. (186.438 mph), 2005
  • NASCAR Busch Series Race (300 miles): Kevin Harvick, 2 hrs. 18 min. 6 sec. (130.340 mph), July 9, 2005



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