Chicagoland Speedway History
Chicagoland Speedway first opened in 2001 after many racing leaders wished to build
a track outside the biggest midwestern city. Before Chicagoland Speedway, there had been no racing in the Chicago area since
Indy Car championships were held at Galesburg District Fairgrounds from 1914-1918. After the race track was demolished in
1918, there would not be another racing event held in the Chicago area until 1999. It was determined that the town of Joliet
provided the best opportunity to build a world class speedway that would accommodate both NASCAR and Indy Car races, and on
close proximity to one of the largest metropolitan area in the country. Chicagoland Speedway has seen some of the closest
finishes in NASCAR history and is always on the top of NASCAR fans' lists of favorite tracks on race day.
Speedway Events Hosted
Every year in NASCAR, the eyes of world are on the drivers who compete in the Chase for the
Sprint Cup, featuring the top drivers at the end of the season. This highly anticipated stretch of races kicks off at Chicagoland
Speedway in Joliet, a suburb of Chicago, every September. NASCAR fans flock to this iconic track to see the best of the best
races at mind bending speeds to hopefully work their way toward the Sprint Cup. Chicagoland Speedway has hosted some of the
most exciting races in NASCAR and Indy Races since it opened in 2001. The oval track had hosted the Peak Antifreeze Indy 300
from its opening year until 2010, when Indy Car decided not to race at the track the following year. NASCAR continues to log
laps at Chicagoland Speedway, hosting popular events likeNASCARSprint Cup Series'MyAFibStory.com 400,NASCARNationwide Series'
EnjoyIllinois.com 300 in July and Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 in September. Head to StubHub today to check out all of the
exciting races on Chicagoland Speedway's schedule and pick your race today.
the Windy City, Chicago is the cultural center of the Midwest. Chicago sits on the banks of Lake Michigan, which provides
lush beaches during the summer months and frigid winds in the winter. Chicago is a dynamic city that welcomes over 45 million
visitors every year, who come to enjoy the city's endless opportunities. Known for it's history as a driving force behind
jazz, blues and soul music, plethora of arts and theater and obsession with sports, visiting Chicago is an experience that
you will never forget.
Chicagoland Speedway Seating Layout
Chicagoland Speedway is a mile and a half oval
track that has been the site of some of the most exciting finishes in NASCAR since 2001. When you attend a race at the track,
you will be as close to the action as you can get, feeling the thrill of the passing cars and the thunder of horsepower. Every
fan will feel like they are a part of the action when they're in the grandstands.
Chicagoland Speedway Trivia
is the name of Chicagoland Speedway's sister track?
The Route 66 Raceway is also located in Joliet and features a drag
strip and dirt course.