The Cup Series will hold its first street race of the modern age on the 2.2-mile-long temporary track constructed in the public roadways around Chicago’s Grant Park in 2023.
NASCAR evaluated the idea using the idea of a simulation of an online iRacing race last year that was held on a 12-turn virtual circuit that had a finish line along South Columbus Drive adjacent to Buckingham Fountain – that will be the track’s template actual circuit.
“Like like Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum We took advantage of an amazing chance to add a new feature to our schedule and be in the middle of another important market in the city,” Ben Kennedy, NASCAR senior vice president of design and strategies, told.
NASCAR previews the track in an iRacing virtual event that was held in the past. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
“It’s going to feel fresh and it’s going be exciting.”
NASCAR was a race on the beaches and roads of Daytona in the early days. (ISC Archive/CQ-Roll Call Group through Getty Images)
The first NASCAR events were held at the Daytona Beach and Road Course which was a mixture of sand and pavement that was utilized before it was the time that the Daytona Superspeedway opened in 1959.
The 2.2-mile track will be held on streets that surround Grant Park. (NASCAR)
The event will be held on the weekend of July 1 and 2 and in conjunction with an endurance race for sports cars held by NASCAR’s owned IMSA series.
The Cup Series has six permanent road courses in the program this year, including Wisconsin’s Road America, which was held over the July 4th weekend during the last two seasons. It was replaced in the coming season by Chicago.
NASCAR has been named the race’s official organizer, meaning it is likely to cover the entire cost according to The Associated Press. The agreement with Chicago’s city government. Chicago will last for three years.