Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR racing & tailgating

The Chicagoland Speedway is actually a few miles away from the Windy City:

500 Speedway Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-7223

Races often sell out months in advance so getting tickets can be problematic.

Best known for the USG Sheetrock 400 and the BUSCH USG Durock 300 (both in July, 2007), race fans can hang out in Chicago or tailgate closer to the track. Camping and parking spots are easily found in private campgrounds within five miles of the speedway on W. Schweitzer Rd., S. Cherry Hill Rd. and S. Chicago St.

When you enter the grandstands you can bring:
– One unopened factory-sealed plastic bottle of water per guest
– Cell phones and pagers, scanners and head-sets, cameras, binoculars
– Seat cushions, fanny packs, purses, backpacks, camera bags and other small bags are also permitted, but are subject to search at any time.

But you can not bring coolers (unless required to store prescribed medicine for guest), food, or beverages.

The track is one of NASCAR’s “cookie cutter” 1.5 mile speedways listed as a D-shaped oval. The track is unique however as the backstretch has a noticeable bend making the track one continuous curve.

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