NASCAR have announced on Tuesday that street course race is officially heading to Chicago for the Fourth of July weekend next season.
As per reports from the Organization website, NASCAR will set to host “Chicago Street Race Weekend” the first weekend of July 2023. The NASCAR Cup Series race will take place on Sunday, July 2. While the IMSA will race on Saturday, July 1.
The feedback from the racing fans was quite conflicting. However, there are a lot of ot fans against the move to race on the streets of Chicago.
Not only fans but also Kaulig Racing spotter for Justin Haley, Brett Griffin admitted on an episode of Door, Bumper, Clear! that he doesn’t fancy street racing in Chicago.
“I’m just saying, I don’t wanna go there” Brett Griffin said,
Brett Griffin then provided his reason for not wanting to go, “It don’t speak American city to me, just doesn’t scream America.”
“I do think it’s safe for us to go race there, I’m not that stupid. But I just don’t wanna go there, I’d rather go to Atlanta.”
The street course race in Chicago will be first of its kind for the NASCAR Cup Series.
“Like the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum, we seized an incredible opportunity to add an unprecedented element to our schedule and take center stage in the heart of another major metropolitan market,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing development and strategy, in a statement.
Here is the course for the July 2 race. pic.twitter.com/bFGdy50AfX
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 19, 2022
“This is the ideal setting for the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race. The NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen cars and the IMSA machines will race along the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago, marking a truly historic moment for our sport.”
— NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend (@NASCARChicago) July 19, 2022