Watch the 2024 NASCAR Chicago street racing track before the race – NBC Chicago

Watch the 2024 NASCAR Chicago street racing track before the race – NBC Chicago

Watch the 2024 NASCAR Chicago street racing track before the race – NBC Chicago

NASCAR returns to downtown Chicago for a second year, bringing its highly anticipated street race to the city on a track that will see drivers speed down some of the most iconic roads.

Race cars are expected to reach speeds of more than 100 mph on a 12-turn circuit that will once again showcase the Chicago skyline in all its glory.

The second annual NASCAR Chicago Street Race will be held this July 4th holiday weekend.

As in 2023, the race will be held on sections of streets surrounding and adjacent to Grant Park, including Columbus Drive, Jackson Boulevard, Michigan Avenue, Roosevelt Road, Balbo Drive and DuSable Lake Shore Drive.

Here is a map of the route:

Both races will use the same route.

The Cup Series race, called the Grant Park 165, is a 165-mile, 75-lap race. Before that, the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, or The Loop 110, will be run, which consists of 50 laps and 110 miles.

The Loop 110 race will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the Grant Park 165 race will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

According to race organisers, “cars will once again exceed 100 mph on several sections of the straightaways, while other sections, such as the corners and pit lane, will require significantly reduced speeds.”

Which streets will be closed and which will remain open during the race?

Several streets along and around the race route will be closed before, during and after the big event.

This includes major roads such as DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue and more.

For a complete schedule of road closures day by day, click here.

The following streets will remain open during the race weekend:

  • State Street
  • Dearborn Street
  • Clark Street
  • La Salle Street
  • Wells Street
  • Franklin Street
  • Upper Wacker Trail
  • Lower Wacker Trail
  • Randolph Street
  • Washington Street
  • Madison Street
  • Roosevelt Road west of Michigan Avenue
  • 18th Street

Who is competing in the event?

The Cup Series entry list includes all regular full-time drivers, plus a few wild cards.

Shane van Gisbergen, who competes full-time in the Xfinity Series but won the Cup race at Chicago last summer, will defend his victory in the No. 16 Chevy for Kaulig Racing. Elsewhere, Xfinity regulars AJ Allmendinger and Austin Hill will enter the Cup race as part-timers and road racing ace Joey Hand will make his first start of the season for RFK Racing.

Here is the entry list for Sunday’s Cup race:

Car number Driver Equipment Sponsor
1 Ross Chastain Track racing Busch light
2 Austin Cindric Team Penske Discount Tires
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Careers Getting Bioethanol
4 Josh Berry Stewart-Haas Racing To cram
5 Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports Valvoline
6 Brad Keselowski RFK Races Village of Elk Grove
7 Corey LaJoie Spire Motorsports Celsius
8 Kyle Busch Richard Childress Careers Zone
9 Elliott Chase Hendrick Motorsports NAPA Auto Parts
10 Noah Gragson Stewart-Haas Racing Bass Pro Shops
eleven Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Sports clips
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Menards
13 AJ Allmendinger Kaulig Races Benesch
14 Chasing Briscoe Stewart-Haas Racing Mahindra Tractors
fifteen Kaz Grala Rick Ware Racing and Bone
sixteen Shane van Gisbergen Kaulig Races From Wendy
17 Chris Buescher RFK Races Fixation
19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Bass Pro Shops
twenty Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Craftsman’s tools
twenty-one Harrison Burton Wooden Brothers Races Motorcraft/Fast Lane
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Shell/Pennzoil
23 Bubba Wallace 23XI Races McDonald’s
24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Payments for relief
31 Daniel Hemric Kaulig Races Circus
33 Austin Hill Richard Childress Careers United Rentals
3. 4 Michael McDowell Motorsports in the front row Chicago White Sox
38 Todd Gilliland Motorsports in the front row Gen8tor
41 Ryan Preece Stewart-Haas Racing Haas Tools
42 John Hunter Nemechek Legacy Motor Club dollar tree
43 Erik Jones Legacy Motor Club Family Dollar
Four. Five Tyler Reddick 23XI Races Jordan Brand
47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Mariano’s/Colgate
48 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Ally
51 Justin Haley Rick Ware Racing Pinnacle Home Improvements
54 Ty Gibbs Joe Gibbs Racing Monster energy
60 Joey’s hand RFK Races
66 Josh Bilicki MBM Motorsports Purekick Hydration
71 Zane Smith Spire Motorsports Focused health
77 Carson Hocevar Spire Motorsports Zeigler Automotive Group
99 Daniel Suarez Track racing Jockey/Folds of honor