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NASCAR to make history with Chicago street race NASCAR to Make History with Chicago Street Race – NASCAR will celebrate its 75th season with an unprecedented street race through downtown Chicago in yet another radical change to the once staid schedule. The Cup Series will race against the backdrop of Lake Michigan and Grant Park next July 2 in the debut race of a three-year deal with the city of Chicago. The venture was spearheaded by Ben Kennedy, the 30-year-old great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France. It was Kennedy who successfully orchestrated the January exhibition race inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that will return for a second running in 2023. Kennedy told The Associated Press he began working on both the Coliseum exhibition and the Chicago street race in 2019. The new venues come as NASCAR has made sweeping changes to its oval-heavy schedule, first by adding a dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway and additional road courses, and now with a completely new concept. Read more at:  (AP)

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