Gateway International Raceway

Gateway International Raceway

Address 700 Raceway Blvd
Madison, IL 62060-0200
Phone (618) 482-2400
Official Website
  Stadium Resources  
Seating Location
Weather Newspaper
  The Facility  
Date Built 1997
Ownership Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc.
Capacity 60,000
Track(s) 1.25 Mile Oval and Road Course
Front straight: 1922 feet
Back straight: 1976 feet
On Site Parking Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants NASCAR Busch Grand National
NASCAR Craftsman Truck

Sources:Team Marketing Report and Mediaventures

Auto racing has a rich history in the St. Louis area, and the area has produced some of NASCAR's brightest stars. Now they have a bright new facility to come home to at Gateway International Raceway, part of the Dover Downs Entertainment Inc., family of motorsports facilities.

This season, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will open the track's schedule of major events when the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200 presented by Pepsi moves to May 7. The NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division will be back July 29 for another battle under the lights in the CarQuest Auto Parts 250.

Gateway is equipped to host almost any form of major leage motorsports on its egg-shapped 1.25-mile oval with two unique sets of turns (a tight 1-2 banked at 11 degrees with a sweeping 3-4 that has nine-degree banking), a 1.6-mile road course and a quarter-mile drag strip. Gateway hosts more than 100 events each year on its various venues.

The track is literally in the shadow of the Gateway Arch, and the state-of-the-art facility has made St. Louis one of the nation's top new motorsports cities.




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