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Will NASCAR’s Chicago street race be a flop? – NBC Chicago

Will NASCAR’s Chicago street race be a flop? – NBC Chicago

Will NASCAR’s Chicago street race be a flop? – NBC Chicago

Last year, NASCAR’s street race in Chicago was plagued by flash flooding and hours of rain delays as severe thunderstorms descended on the area over the Fourth of July holiday.

This year, the forecast for the race, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, is looking much brighter, NBC 5’s Storm Team said.

According to NBC 5 meteorologist Kevin Jeanes, Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high temperature in the mid-80s. Along the lake shore, temperatures will be slightly cooler, Jeanes added.

A few scattered thunderstorms and showers are possible Sunday, Jeanes said, particularly in the late morning and early afternoon. In a tweet posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, the National Weather Service said widely scattered thunderstorms were possible Sunday afternoon, especially northwest of I-55.

Temperatures on Sunday are expected to be slightly warmer, with highs in the mid-80s, Jeanes added.

Saturday and Sunday’s races will be held in and around Grant Park on a 2.2-mile, 12-turn course through the city’s downtown.

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.”

More information about the race and how to watch it in person or live can be found here.