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19USMC69

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Has anyone seen a detailed layout of the entire area NASCAR has arranged for? Unless I’m mistaken the course itself has been identified, but I’d like to see what’s been allocated for pits, hauler space, seating, etc.

On another subject, Chicago’s mayor has been taking grief from a couple of aldermen whose neighborhoods will be impacted. It’s been reported that NASCAR has contracted the entire area for a month.
 

pjmolo

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Better yet, what area do they intend to set aside for fans that camp out ?

The underground Grant Park garage maybe ? :cool:

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It's going to be an awesome event, and some will bitch here endlessly because of the "quality" of the racing.
 

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It will probably be the first NASCAR event where the majority of the spectators arrive by public transportation. I’m originally from Chicago and can count on one hand how many times I drove to downtown.
 

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If NASCAR had half a brain cell working, you'd think they might consider running at Nashville the week after the Indy Car race, while the track is still set up.

Or is that track just too damn narrow for Cup cars.

 

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It's going to be an awesome event, and some will bitch here endlessly because of the "quality" of the racing.

Well I mean you need a good race for it to be a good race so if the race sucks the race will suck


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An event like this will draw more than NASCAR fans. The south and west sides of Chicago are hotbeds of drug dealing and shootings. Keeping these dirtbags out will be a challenge. If just a couple of these creeps get in and do their dirty work this could turn out to be a PR disaster for NASCAR. On the other hand, if the race comes off well both NASCAR and Chicago will be well served.
 

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If NASCAR had half a brain cell working, you'd think they might consider running at Nashville the week after the Indy Car race, while the track is still set up.

Or is that track just too damn narrow for Cup cars.



They already have Nashville Superspeedway & Nashville Fairgrounds possibly getting built.
 
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