This website is an online resource for NASCAR enthusiasts: welcome to our info page for Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
After many delays, development of the Illinois track began in August 1999. On May 8, 2000, during a press conference at scenic Navy Pier, an eager public learned the name of the track: Chicagoland Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson was the first NASCAR driver to visit Victory Lane at Chicagoland after winning a Busch Series race on July 14, 2001. A day later, Kevin Harvick won the speedway’s first Cup event.
Campgrounds around Chicagoland Speedway
Old Spice Campgrounds
Chicagoland Speedway will once again offer fans the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of race weekend in two new campground locations.
The “Old Spice Campgrounds” – comprised of “Keep Your Cool” campground and “Spice Things Up” campground – gives RV owners new options for parking on-site in a park-like setting, and is a great way for fans to experience racing from the comfort of their own RV. Conveniently located close to the facility, fans also have convenient access to Chicagoland Speedway’s grandstands via the free tram service.
The new campground will be located directly behind Speedway Ridge on the backstretch of Chicagoland Speedway. Gravel access roads will make it easier to get in and out, and you’ll be in closer proximity to both the race track and portable restrooms. You will also have easier access to the Chicagoland Speedway Tram System.
Chicagoland Speedway is dedicated to providing its fans the best available accommodations at every event. They hope you’ll discover that camping at our events will be better than ever in the Old Spice Campgrounds!
Paul and Mary’s Raceway Camping near the Chicagoland Speedway has been entertaining NASCAR and IRL fans from Chicagoland’s inagural season. For NASCAR Fans they offer Maui Shower Semi, shuttles Friday, Saturday and Sunday, DJ night on Friday, Live Band on Saturday. They offer electric, non electric and tent sites, community bonfire pits, ice for sale, vegetable stand and much more. Check out their website at www.racetrackcamping.com for all of the amenities.
Green Fields Campground, Inc. is a family owned business that provides camping spaces during the major race weekends and events near the Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66. The Speedway is 1-1/2 miles from our campground. Their campground is located on a blacktopped road just minutes away from Rolling Thunder!