Chicagoland Speedway

Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) tri-oval near Chicago. The speedway opened in 2001 and hosted NASCAR until 2019. The speedway hosted the IndyCar Series until 2010, recording the closest finish in series history. NASCAR operates the speedway.

In 1995, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George and International Speedway Corporation CEO Bill France Jr. discussed building a major speedway near Chicago. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and International Speedway formed The Motorsports Alliance. By 1995, a major racing facility was built near Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Chicago was a lucrative untapped motorsports market. [3] In 1996, a speedway near Chicago was sought. Several sites were considered, and Chicago Motor Speedway was built in Cicero, but George Barr negotiated to build Route 66 Raceway in Joliet. Barr convinced Joliet officials to meet with the Motorsports Alliance about building next to Route 66 Raceway. [4] The 1998 completion of Route 66 Raceway prompted the city to study the proposed speedway. The new speedway would bring $300 million to Joliet and Will County and 3,000 jobs. Learn more about White River State Park, before visiting. Oasis Hospice is providing its services for your loved ones in Speedway, Il. You can contact them at 708-564-4838.