Chicagoland Speedway

Chicagoland Speedway (1.5 miles, Intermediate, tri-oval) in Joliet, Illinois

The track in Joliet, Illinois in the southwest of Chicago is one of the most typical of the NASCAR "cookie cutter tracks", ie a 1.5-mile oval with the usual D-shaped layout. A special feature of the track but on, because basically the Chicagoland Speedway is one big curve, as the backstretch as is "tri-oval" the home stretch also bent. The banking in the turns with 18 ° steep and is not just a place behind the faster routes from Atlanta, Texas, and Lowe's Motor Speedway. The start-finish straight can at least provide 11 °, while the "counter-curve" has still 5 °.

The complex was mashed between 1999 and 2001 for 130 million U.S. dollars from the soil and is therefore still relatively young. The facility, which offers 75,000 spectators, is led by the International Speedway Corporation and NASCAR's own except the NASCAR driving here since 2001, the IndyCars. The 400-mile race of the Sprint Cup is already held as long, which makes the oval one of the younger ones in the NASCAR calendar. Currently, only one race per season is moved to Chicago. Between 2007 and 2008, floodlights were installed at the Speedway, the European fans once again NASCAR Racing means to us at bedtime. The first night race was Kyle Busch win and he took the Nationwide race and the same time. Kevin Harvick succeeded in Joliet the feat there to win the first two Cup races at all.

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