Tag Archive: Chicagoland Speedway

Sep 18

Martin Truex Jr. rallies, wins NASCAR Playoffs opener at Chicagoland (+video)

Truex’s fifth victory of the season, his second straight at Chicagoland and the 12th of his career was hardly a cakewalk

Remember all those playoff points that were supposed to carry regular-season champion Martin Truex Jr. through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs? Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Chicago

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs open at Chicagoland Speedway           

NASCAR logoThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its Playoffs with the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN,, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Denny Hamlin wins at Chicagoland

In the theater, using the expression “Break a leg” is a way to wish an actor good luck on opening night.

Recap: Hamlin busts Chase Grids with winTwelve days before Sunday’s opening Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway, Denny Hamlin tore the ACL in his right leg playing basketball. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Chicagoland Speedway

‘Chasing’ Earnhardt and Petty: Johnson sets sites on Seventh series title

NASCAR logoTen races separate Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup No. 1 seed Jimmie Johnson from potential immortality. If Johnson wins NASCAR’s 16-driver, four-knockout round playoff, he will capture his seventh series title, tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the all-time lead. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the MyAfibStory.com 400

There have been 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series A look at the performances of the 16 Challengers at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois going into the MyAfibStory.com 400, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, on September 14  at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 21

Elliott wins at Chicagoland, moves into points lead

Rookie earns third win of the season; Brian Scott wins Dash 4 Cash bonus

Chase Elliot - photo © NASCAR Media Accomplishing feats uncharacteristic for a rookie, Chase Elliott won once again, leading 85 of 200 laps en route to his third win of the season in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Sep 16

Kenseth wins at rainy Chicagoland

Top-seeded Chase driver pulls away to win following rain delay

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesThe rich got richer. Matt Kenseth, the top seed in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, added to his advantage in Sunday’s rain-interrupted GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 10

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the GEICO 400

There have been 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois going into the GEICO 400 on September 15. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

Brad Keselowski wins Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

 Johnson not shaken by defeat at Chicagoland

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFor a guy who led a race-high 172 laps but didn’t win Sunday’s Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, Jimmie Johnson sure didn’t look too upset on pit road afterward. That’s because he wasn’t.

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Sep 11

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Past Champions’ Luster Makes Winning ’12 Title Challenging

NASCAR logoThere are four good reasons why becoming a first-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is supremely difficult. This year’s challenge is to beat four competitors who have been to the top of the mountain before – 13 times, to be exact. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 10

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the GEICO 400

There have been 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois going into the GEICO 400 on Sept. 16. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

“Dash 4 Cash” Bonus Program returns To NASCAR Nationwide Series In 2012

Potential $1 Million Bonus, Four Consecutive Races, Fan Element Drives Excitement 

2011-08-18_0364Dash 4 CashFor the fourth consecutive year, NASCAR and Nationwide Insurance have combined to bring the popular – and exciting – “Dash 4 Cash” bonus program back for NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers and fans alike.

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Jul 05

Bourque’s busy summer gets underway

First up is this weekend’s NASCAR race on the streets of Toronto at Exhibition Place

Pierre BourqueNascar Canadian Tire SeriesCanadian NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque will begin his summer racing schedule with backing again this season from long time partners Aaron’s, Telus and Mahindra Tractors. Bourque will again drive a DJK Racing prepared race car in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at some of the largest racing events in Canada.

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Jun 06

Andrew Ranger gets 5th place finish at Chicagoland

Andrew Ranger will return behind the wheel of the No. 53 NDS Motorsports race car on June 25th

2011-06-05_0558ARCA logoTwo-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Andrew Ranger finished fifth, in his second career ARCA Racing Series start, while competing in the rained delayed Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 held at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 15

Krohn takes first laps at Indy

In preparation for Firestone Freedom 100 May 27

Anders Krohn portraitAnders Krohn Indy LightaOn Friday Anders “The Viking” Krohn accomplished what many great drivers never get the opportunity to do when he drove a race car at speed at one of the most famous racetracks in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

Successfull day on track for Pierre Bourque

“It looked like a Casper the Friendly Ghost car being all white” – Bourque

Pierre Bourque testing at Kawartha Speedway - Mopar DayNascar Canadian Tire SeriesWell-known Canadian NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque took to the track in his DJK prepared Dodge Avenger for the first time in 2011 this past week at Kawartha Speedway. He immediately got back into the groove for his upcoming season of racing in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. The reviews from the driver and the team were 100% positive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 29

Chicagoland Speedway race report (+teams & drivers report)

“I think we had the car to beat” – Alex Tagliani

During a race restart on Saturday night’s PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 held at the 2.086-kilometer D-shaped tri-oval Chicagoland Speedway, Canadian driver was punted out of the race following an incident between Brazilian Vitor Meira and Hideki Mutoh of Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 29

Chicagoland 100 – Firestone Indy Lights Series

Hinchcliffe Celebrates First Oval Victory
Wilson finishes sixth at Chicago, Saavedra endures tough day

James Hinchcliffe claimed his first victory on an oval circuit on Saturday, August 28th, as the Canadian triumphed in Round 11 of the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights Series, the ‘Chicagoland 100’ hosted at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joilet, Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 27

Chicagoland Speedway qualifying report (+teams & drivers report)

Tagliani and the FAZZT Team looking to move up the field during the race

As he did in 2008 on his first visit to the 2.086-kilometer D-shaped tri-oval Chicagoland Speedway located in Joliet, Illinois, Canadian driver Alex Tagliani has once again qualified 19th out of 29 in Friday’s qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

Reutimann winner at Chicagoland

For his second Sprint Cup series career win

David Reutimann kept Carl Edwards at bay in the closing laps of Saturday night’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, claiming his second Sprint Cup series career win. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver emerged as the winning force in the last quarter of the race after spending most of the race running in the top-5. Right before the leaders pitted for the last time he was all over Jeff Gordon’s rear bumper, trying to find a way past to grab the lead. Read the rest of this entry »

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