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Chicagoland Speedway
Location Joliet, Illinois
Chicagoland-Speedway
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 Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck 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.

HistoryEdit

The Historic Route 66 has always held a close place in the hearts of many a motorist and history buff. A true symbol of an era of nostalgia, Historic Route 66 soon entered into another phase of history in 1997 when nine Joliet area entrepreneurs had the visionary leadership to create Route 66 Raceway, a state-of-the-art 1/4 Drag Strip and 1/2 Dirt Oval Track facility, along the historic road. Several years later, the growing popularity of auto racing and the demand from loyal fans would bring to the site of Route 66 Raceway, the 1.5-mile tri-oval Chicagoland Speedway. With the addition of the 75,000-seat, $130 million Speedway, Joliet's world-class motorsports complex would form what is now Illinois' largest sporting facility, occupying over 1,300-acres. Dating back to 1895, when the first ever gasoline-powered race was held up-and-down the Chicago lakefront, Illinois has played a significant role in establishing motorsports as one of the most exciting and popular spectator sports in the world. Now, Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway/Route 66 Raceway has written a new chapter in Illinois' long and prestigious racing history.

The track features races from the Sprint Cup, the Nationwide Series, the Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, and the Indy Racing League.

Current racesEdit

Past NASCAR Sprint Cup WinnersEdit

Year Driver Started Car # Owner Make
2001 Kevin Harvick 6 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2002 Kevin Harvick 32 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
2003 Ryan Newman 14 12 Penske Racing Dodge
2004 Tony Stewart 10 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
2005 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 25 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet
2006 Jeff Gordon 13 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2007 Tony Stewart 19 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
2008 Kyle Busch 1 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
2009 Mark Martin 14 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
2010 David Reutimann 7 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
2011 Tony Stewart 26 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


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