NASCAR Announces Chicago Street Race for 2023 Cup Series Season
The race will take place in Grant Park on July 2nd, 2023, with an IMSA support race held the day before.
NASCAR announced on June 23, 2023 that it will be adding a street race in Chicago to the Cup Series schedule in 2023.
The race will be held on a 2.2-mile course that will wind through the streets of Grant Park. The race is scheduled for July 2, 2023, with a qualifying race on July 1.
The race is being promoted by NASCAR and the city of Chicago. It is the first street race to be added to the Cup Series schedule since 2015.
The race is expected to attract a large number of fans, as Chicago is a major metropolitan area with a strong motorsports following.
The Chicago Street Race is part of NASCAR's efforts to expand its reach to new markets. The sanctioning body has been looking to add more street races to its schedule in recent years.
The Chicago race is the first of several street races that NASCAR is planning to add in the coming years.