Chicago Street NASCAR Races to be Named in Honor of City Landmarks


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CHICAGO, Ill. – The Chicago Street Race, an upcoming NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series event that will take place on July 1-2, has announced the official race names and lengths. The Cup Series race will be named the Grant Park 220, while the Xfinity Series race will be called The Loop 121. Both races will run through 12 turns and past many of Chicago’s most renowned landmarks.

The Grant Park 220 will be a 220-mile race with 100 laps, while The Loop 121 will be 121 miles with 55 laps. To recognize the 220 miles in the Cup Series race, the Chicago Street Race will send 220 local youth between the ages of 6 and 12 to the Chicago Park District’s Summer Day Camp.

“As the home of the nation’s first automobile race in 1895, the inaugural Chicago Street Race will recognize the city of Chicago with the Grant Park 220 and The Loop 121,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “For the first-ever Cup Series street race in NASCAR’s 75-year history, we are proud to continue to have a positive impact in the Chicago community by sending one local youth for each mile of the Grant Park 220 to the Chicago Park District’s Summer Day Camp.”

The races will be an unprecedented display of speed and skill, as drivers navigate the 2.2-mile street course that will take them through some of the most iconic parts of the Windy City. The Chicago Street Race promises to be an unforgettable experience for both racing enthusiasts and Chicago residents alike.


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