Chicago To Host First-Ever NASCAR Cup Series Street Race In 2023
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NASCAR is coming to downtown Chicago next year.  Officials announced yesterday that the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street course race will take place July 2nd, 2023, with an IMSA sanctioned series race to be held the day before.  Lakeshore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Columbus Drive, and select surrounding roads will be transformed into a 12-turn, two-point-two-mile street course, with the start and finish line located along South Columbus Drive in front of Buckingham Fountain.