With the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule unveiling, came the unfortunate news that Chicagoland Speedway will not be part of that lineup. We will continue to work with NASCAR on potential future opportunities beyond 2021 and will keep you updated. …
Are they closing Chicagoland Speedway?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, races at the Chicagoland Speedway for the 2020 season were canceled. Shortly thereafter, most of the track employees were laid off.
What 2021 Nascar tracks were dropped?
New on the 2021 schedule are road-course races at Circuit of The Americas (May 23) and Road America (July 4), a second race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (July 11) and a shift from the oval layout to the road-course layout at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Aug. 15).
Has Chicagoland Speedway been sold?
International Speedway Corp. (ISC) has completed its acquisition of Raceway Associates, LLC, owner and operator of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. The combined purchase price for the transactions was $102.4 million in cash.
Why is NASCAR not going to Kentucky in 2021?
NASCAR cuts Kentucky Speedway from 2021 schedule; local economy to lose millions. SPARTA, Ky. (WKRC) – NASCAR left the Kentucky Speedway off its 2021 race schedule. It will cost the local economy millions of dollars.
What channels will NASCAR be on in 2021?
NASCAR announced Thursday its 2021 race start times and networks for its three national series. The races will air on FOX and NBC networks, with 23 races, including Xfinity events, airing on the premier FOX and NBC stations this year — a two-race increase over 2020.
Why was Kentucky removed from NASCAR schedule?
A dirt race at Bristol and six road-course events were on the 2021 Cup Series schedule announced Wednesday. Mile-and-a-half tracks such as Kentucky are falling out of favor, deemed to produce too much uninteresting racing. Another such track, Chicagoland Speedway, also lost its NASCAR dates for 2021.