Chicagoland Speedway Tag

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new Camaro to drive, a house party to bring in the dawn and hundreds of congratulatory messages to answer on social media – including one from PGA legend Jack Nicklaus. It’s been a good week for first time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race winner Alex Bowman. Smiles, a full heart and a checked box. Bowman’s team owner, NASCAR Hall of Famer Rick Hendrick gave the Chicago race winner a helicopter ride to pick up his new Chevrolet CamaroRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill.  – Alex Bowman’s first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory at Chicagoland Speedway was as much a lesson in perseverance, determination and guts as it was a show of his raw talent. It took it all those qualities for the 26-year-old to reach Victory Lane for the first time in Sunday’s Camping World 400. Bowman’s No.88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson for the win by .546-seconds – the two young drivers door-to-door in the closing laps, exchanging theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent In his best race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season so far, Jimmie Johnson earned a top-five finish. On the final restart, Johnson and Alex Bowman were behind Kevin Harvick. While Bowman’s No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 eventually made its’ way past Harvick’s No. 4, the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet struggled to pass the Stewart-Haas Racing machine. During the long, 90-lap run to the finish, Johnson was constantly in the mix. He battled with his Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron and Bowman,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Larson was once again the center of attention at Chicagoland Speedway as the near six-hour Camping World 400 showcased tremendous racing action from start to finish. Last year it was the “Slide Job” heard around the world, where he came up short of beating Kyle Busch. This time around, Larson’s opponent for the race win was Alex Bowman, putting on a heck of a show in the closing laps. Even trading paint a couple of occasions as they gave it their all, looking for aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway is currently under the red flag due to a lengthy weather delay that’s gone past three hours. Despite spotters raising concerns of lightning striking within the vicinity of the 1.5-mile circuit, the race got underway as planned a few minutes past 3:00 pm EST with pole sitter Austin Dillon leading the way. Tremendous action took place between the top-five with Jimmie Johnson getting by Dillon for the race lead before the caution was waved due to weather on LapRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Following the Camping World 300 Christopher Bell became the first NASCAR Xfinity Series driver disqualified since 2005. Bell had finished third at Chicagoland Speedway in his No. 20 Rheem Toyota Supra. He was stripped of his third-place points, stage points, and winnings. Bell is now credited with a 38th-place finish and just one point earned. In 2005, Johnny Sauter was disqualified from the Spring race at Texas Motor Speedway for an illegal carburetor. No illegal parts were found on Bell’s Joe Gibbs Racing machine. TheRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – Austin Dillon earned his third Busch Pole Award of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season Saturday evening at Chicagoland Speedway, his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet posting a speed of 176.263 mph around the 1.5-mile track. Kevin Harvick will start second, his fifth front row start of the season in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, Dillon’s RCR teammate Daniel Hemric was third fastest, seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was fourth and KurtRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric overcame adversity to earn a top-10 finish in the Camping World 300. A late caution set up a 21-lap run to the finish, with Cindric’s No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang was one of just 14 cars on the lead lap. He battled hard with Noah Gragson and Brandon Jones for the final position in the top-five. Cindric narrowly avoided contact with Gragson with eight laps to go. Both Cindric and Jones began to swap positions back and forthRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – For the vast majority of Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway it looked like another non-too-subtle reminder of how good the NASCAR Xfinity Series triumphant trio has been – championship leaders Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick showed the way. Ultimately it was Custer’s time to celebrate this weekend, leading a dominant 151 of the race’s 200 laps to take his fourth Xfinity win of the season in the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and the sixth victory ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the fourth time this season, Justin Allgaier failed to see the checkered flag after having a tough day in Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. In front of his and sponsorship’s (Brandt Professional Agriculture) home crowd, Allgaier started off the 200-lap race on a good note after qualifying fourth and worked his way up to second, trying to hold off Joey Logano. Then on Lap 11, his No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro lost control on the bottom after battling with Joey Logano.Read More