This aerial panorama of Chicagoland Speedway was taken
by James Blakeway and features the speedway during a NASCAR weekend. Built
adjacent to it's sister track, Route 66 Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway in
Joliet, Illinois, is a 1.5-mile D-shaped tri-oval speedway. With the addition
of the 75,000-seat, $130 million Speedway, Joliet's world-class motorsports
complex formed Illinois' largest sporting facility, occupying over 1,300
acres. The first NASCAR driver to visit Victory Lane at Chicagoland after
winning a Busch Series race on July 14, 2001, was Jimmie Johnson.