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Chicagoland Speedway

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Address: 500 Speedway Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60433
Phone Number: 815 722 5500
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Come Visit the Drag Strip!

We've been racing at Joliet since it opened. Biggest complaint: the high power lines running through the pit area; don't want to park under those! Decent facility, just wish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Babes3020
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Kouts, Indiana
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Kouts, Indiana
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been racing at Joliet since it opened. Biggest complaint: the high power lines running through the pit area; don't want to park under those! Decent facility, just wish the owners cared as much about the drag strip as they do the NASCAR track. Good venue for spectators: plenty of food stands, restroom facilities, bleachers...or if you have the $$... More 

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Thank Babes3020
Chicago, Illinois
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140 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Car racing has never been my bag, but if you live close to this track like I do, it has become even less of interest to me. Races are held a few times a year...when they are the noise level is audible. Most of the time it sits empty, which is fine with me. But it takes up such a... More 

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Thank meezer3
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time with the family. Have to get there very early and tailgate or you will end up parking very far away. Issues when leaving event as it is not well organized getting traffic flow smoothly and timely . Your best bet is hanging out for a couple of hours and let the traffic go.

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Thank Maryan K
Kitchener
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Green Flag Garage was definitely a great idea for someone who has never been to a NASCAR race. Lots of things that are better to see upclose, and have explained by the tour. Also a chance to have a Q&A session with a driver in a smaller setting, plus photo ops for other drivers walking around in the pits... More 

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Thank VelvetsAB
Rockford, Michigan
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

For a Nascar track facility this is the nicest and the cleanest you will ever find, free parking and reasonable charges! been going for years and they continue to make it better each year.

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Thank charles m
New Lenox, Illinois
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100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We always enjoy going to the races but they've made changes. The food vendors aren't outside anymore. You need to have a ticket for a seat at the race in order to get access to food. I think there was one "bar" area outside the gates. When it's so hot outside, some cold water would be great...but there isn't anywhere... More 

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Thank Holly S
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Love to tailgate, and watch the start of the Chase race! Get to the lot early to avoid traffic and get a good tailgating spot.

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Thank AaronM1975
Morris, Illinois
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I went to my first NASCAR race with family including our 7 year old nephew. There was good traffic control getting into the parking area (went early) although we parked in a soggy field where at least one truck got stuck. The speedway is impressive, the race was exciting and very loud. Hearing protection is a must, although some visitors... More 

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Thank Lor018
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

First NASCAR experience and really enjoyed it. I've been to 3 Formula 1 races in Melbourne and I think the NASCAR was more enjoyable! You can view the whole circuit from the stands and the atmosphere was awesome. Before the race, we enjoyed browsing the merchandise shops and with our pit pass, we had a great time checking out the... More 

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Thank JMP1914
Fishersville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My daughter and I enjoy the Cup races and the Chicagoland track is really nice and modern. It is way out in the middle of nowhere and the traffic control going into the track is non-existent. Get you ice and supplies before you get off the interstate. Unlike a lot of the tracks in the south, no need to pay... More 

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