NASCAR Has A Storied History In Chicago

CHICAGO — Today’s announcement of NASCAR taking to the streets of Chicago for the next three years, reminds one that NASCAR stock cars previously competed at Soldier Field in Chicago. Three NASCAR events were held at Soldier Field in 1956 — two NASCAR convertible races and one Cup Series event. Pistone, who was a three-time Soldier Field stock car champion, captured the first NASCAR Convertible division race at Soldier Field on June 30, 1956. The NASCAR convertibles returned to Chicago on Sept. 9, with Turner winning a 500-lap contest on the Soldier Field oval. NASCAR returned to Chicago in 1957 with Glen Wood, of the famous Wood Brothers Racing team, winning a Convertible division 100-lap contest. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series raced at Chicago Motor Speedway in Cicero in 2000 and ’01 with Joe Ruttman and Scott Riggs winning. Chicagoland Speedway fell off the NASCAR Cup Series schedule after the 2019 season with Alex Bowman winning the last Cup Series race there.

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