Chicago Street Course provides one-of-a-kind racing experience for drivers


By Jared Ramsey Medill Reports Thousands of people congregated in Grant Park over the holiday weekend, but the draw wasn’t fireworks over Lake Michigan, it was race cars flying around downtown. The first street race in NASCAR’s history took over downtown Chicago this weekend as the world’s best drivers raced on iconic  Chicago streets best […]

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 […]

Bubba’s Block Party aims to expose NASCAR to new audience

By Kyle Williams Medill Reports Bubba Wallace finished watching his pit crew perform and strolled toward the stage area, as part of Bubba’s Block Party, a community-focused initiative held at the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center on Wednesday to bring awareness and visibility to NASCAR among the Black community. Wallace, who drives the […]