Chicagoland first began hosting NASCAR and ARCA races in 2001. It has hosted one Cup Series race each year and held two Xfinity Series races from 2011-15. From 2011-17, Chicagoland served as the first race in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The track lost its race dates this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why is Nascar not racing at Chicago?
“Finally, due to the corresponding impact on the shared resources between Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, and the future uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Route 66 Raceway will unfortunately not be hosting drag racing events in 2021.” Reports say NASCAR will release its 2021 schedule Wednesday.
Does Chicago have a Nascar race?
NASCAR moved on from using Joliet’s Chicagoland Speedway, leaving the Chicago area without a sanctioned event. Never in NASCAR’s 73-year history has it staged a Cup Series race on a street course, SBJ reported. Staging street races can be challenging and expensive, but there’s renewed enthusiasm for them as of late.
Is Chicagoland Speedway being torn down?
It sounds like rumors flying around that Chicagoland Speedway was being torn down are not true. … It sounds like rumors flying around that Chicagoland Speedway was being torn down are not true. The rumors started right after NASCAR announced that this years race would be moved to North Carolina because of Covid-19.
Is Route 66 Raceway closing?
Chicago’s Route 66 Raceway To Remain Closed Though 2021 Season. The Route 66 Raceway dropped a bombshell today, announcing that it will not contest drag racing events in 2021, due to a range of factors, not the least of which is the long-term uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic.
What 2021 Nascar tracks were dropped?
NASCAR drops Chicagoland, Kentucky from 2021 schedule, adds road courses and dirt race. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR promised major changes to the 2021 schedule and delivered Wednesday with six road courses, the first dirt race for the Cup Series since 1970 and new stops in Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas.
Is Nascar coming back to Chicago?
A. Since NASCAR is not returning to Chicagoland Speedway in 2021, as well as the future uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Route 66 will not be hosting drag racing events in 2021.
Are they going to run the Nascar race today?
No, there is not a NASCAR race today, nor was there one earlier in the weekend. All three national series (Cup, Xfinity and Truck) are off on Easter weekend.
What are the road courses for Nascar?
This year’s schedule will have seven road course races total — at Daytona, Circuit of the Americas, Sonoma, Road America, Watkins Glen, Indianapolis and Charlotte, which is one more than NASCAR originally intended.
Is Joliet Speedway closing?
On Tuesday, the Sports Business Journal broke the news on Twitter that Joliet’s Chicagoland Speedway is being stripped of its annual NASCAR weekend as part of the 2021 schedule. NASCAR, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, also pulled its Joliet NASCAR event from this year’s schedule.
Is Route 66 Raceway for sale?
International Speedway Corp. (ISC) has completed its acquisition of Raceway Associates, LLC, owner and operator of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. The combined purchase price for the transactions was $102.4 million in cash.
Is there a Nascar race in Illinois?
Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval speedway in Joliet, Illinois, southwest of Chicago. The speedway opened in 2001 and actively hosted NASCAR racing including the NASCAR Cup Series until 2019. … The speedway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.
Are the NHRA drag races canceled?
The NHRA canceled three more national events Wednesday while confirming the finalized 2020 season schedule will conclude after six more events without its Countdown to the Championship playoff format. … NHRA has announced the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Can fans go to NHRA races?
The pits at NHRA national events will be open to all fans, but in order to allow this, fans and racers must practice caution including but not limited to: Limiting face-to-face contact and staying as contactless as possible. Maintaining social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet is recommended.
How do you become a Jr Dragster?
You’ll learn the basics of the sport and still get moving right along at about 45 mph. In addition to having the parts and pieces needed to make a Jr. Dragster run, NHRA requires that racers be licensed members of the JDRL and have necessary items such as an approved helmet, jacket, neck collar, and gloves.