Chicago 226

Chicago

The growth of oval racing in North America at the turn of the millennium was amply displayed in the Chicago area where two speedways opened within a couple of years of each other.

Country
United States
Location
Cicero, Illinois
Co-ordinates
41.828347, -87.748943
Latest Race
First Race

The growth of oval racing in North America at the turn of the millennium was amply displayed in the Chicago area where two speedways opened within a couple of years of each other. Chip Ganassi opened the 67,000 capacity 1-mile Chicago Motor Speedway in Cicero, Illinois in 1999, two years ahead of the rival Chicagoland was ready. Built around an active horse track (Hawthorne), the circuit was very wide with shallow six degree banking. However, the 2002 Champ Car event only went ahead when CART took over as promoters and the venue soon closed.

Circuit

1999 - 2003

Type

Paved oval

Length

1.029 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Roberto Moreno (Swift 010c-Ford), 23.687s, 156.390 mph, Champ Cars, 1999

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Juan Pablo Montoya (Reynard 2KI-Toyota), 22.107s, 167.567 mph, Champ Cars, 2000

3,169

Championships

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13,982

Results

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16,081

Drivers

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9,348

Teams

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865

Circuits

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