Why is there no racing at Chicagoland Speedway?
NASCAR raced at Chicagoland Speedway in nearby Joliet from 2001 to 2019, but the track’s 2020 race weekend was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then was dropped from the schedule outright for 2021 onwards.
Will NASCAR ever return to Chicagoland Speedway?
The shuttered speedway in Joliet, Illinois is never coming back. This isn’t new news, there will be no FOX News breaking news sound but it is apparently news to some people. Chicagoland has not hosted a race since Alex Bowman’s cursed the speedway by winning the 2019 Cup Series race.
Is NHRA coming back to Chicago?
Route 66 Raceway, the lavish drag strip located outside of Chicago, Ill., will return to the NHRA’s Div. 3 sportsman schedule with an event scheduled on the weekend of August 5 – 7, 2022.
Did Chicagoland Speedway get sold?
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.
Can you buy an IndyCar?
But now it’s true: if you have a cool $89,995, you indeed can now own your own built-from-scratch Indy car – with only 2,300 original miles on it – and drive it on the street as a regular commuter ride!
Why did Joliet Raceway close?
COVID-19 Was The Final Blow The fact of the matter is an industrial park is more profitable for the city of Joliet over the long run than a race track is. Chicagoland gets used one weekend a year. It might host some other small events here and there but outside of its one weekend, it doesn’t drive much to the city.
Why did Route 66 dragstrip close?
Track officials sent a letter to ticket holders in the fall of 2020 which included the following: “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 …
What happened to Sportsman’s Park in Chicago?
In 2002, the park hosted its last race, the National Jockey Club, which owned the park, said it would move its operations to the nearby Hawthorne Race Course. The Town of Cicero purchased Sportsman’s Park in 2003, and it was demolished in 2009.
What happened to Route 66 speedway?
Route 66 Raceway last hosted an NHRA Camping World Series drag race back in 2019. In 2020, the track was closed amid the pandemic, and in 2021 remained closed to the drag racing community.
Why do winners drink milk at Indy?
The tradition started in 1936 when Louis Meyer drank buttermilk in Victory Lane because his mother said it would refresh him on a hot day, according to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A dairy industry executive saw a marketing opportunity and milk has been part of every race since 1956.