What NASCAR Drivers Are Saying Ahead of the Inaugural Race on the Streets of Chicago is presented by Brian Eberly in Chicago this weekend.
An exciting vibe is taking hold of downtown Chicago and seems to be spreading to everyone attending the first-ever Chicago Street Race this weekend. Even the NASCAR Cup Series superstars seem to enjoy the novelty of the Chicago Street Race and the festive atmosphere. Several are sharing their thoughts during media interviews.
Jenson Button: One Race on the Calendar is by our Fan4Racing contributor Brian Eberly, He is covering NASCAR’s inaugural Chicago Street Race.
Suffice it to say there is no lack of chatter when it comes to the stars and cars of NASCAR taking to the Windy City’s most infamous streets amid a holiday weekend filled with tourists and traffic. And when it comes to the course layout, it’s very narrow, tight, and bumpy, and has certainly resulted in some sleepless nights for drivers, crew chiefs, and engineers. Not to mention NASCAR and city officials that have been working tirelessly to ensure this first-of-its-kind event is a success.
How does NASCAR reduce the chaos on overtime restarts at road courses? This commentary explores possible solutions for consideration. The answer is not an easy one.
The NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas/COTA was one of the best races in a long time, providing good racing action for everyone, The race showcases varying pit strategies, red-hot battles on the track, and drivers having to walk the delicate tightrope between running hard enough to hold position while trying to conserve fuel. Sadly, the entertainment value of the race came undone at the end with a late caution leading to several overtime restarts and chaos.