Drivers outlast historic rainfall, race day chaos in NASCAR’s Chicago debut

Man in white shirt with umbrella stands next to race car.

By John Riker Medill Reports Instead of pre-race buzz and ignition of engines, the sights and sounds of a torrential downpour took over Columbus Drive on Sunday afternoon and dampened the excitement around NASCAR’s first-ever street race, the Grant Park 220. From tarps and covers shielding cars and crews from the elements to drenched tires […]