Chicago Motor Speedway

Chicago Motor Speedway

Address 3301 S. Laramie Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone (773) 242-CARS
Official Website
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  The Facility  
Date Built 1999
Ownership Charles Bidwill and
Chip Ganassi
Capacity 61,000
Track(s) 1 Mile oval
On Site Parking Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants CART: Target

Sources:Team Marketing Report and Mediaventures

With the opening of the $70-million, state-of-the-art Chicago Motor Speedway at Sportsman's Park in suburban Cicero in 1999, the Chicago area is now set to host top-notch auto racing events.

The enormous facility includes a one-mile oval -- surrounded by a seven-furlong horse racing track -- seating for 67,000 fans, 42 luxury skybox suites, and 40 hospitality chalets. Inside the oval is a midway that accommodate 35,000 fans and host concerts and other events. It's one of only a pair of dual-purpose racing facilities in the country (Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway was the first).

The track's first major event was the Target Grand Prix in August 1999, featuring Al Unser Jr., Michael Andretti and more. Track owners expect to host three major events each year. In 2000, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will visit the track.

Location: The speedway is located at 3301 South Laramie Avenue in Cicero, one-half mile north of the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), just 7 miles from downtown Chicago.




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