NASCAR WILL RACE IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO ON JULY 2, 2023
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks on bringing Nascar Racing to the city
“Why was it important to bring NASCAR to your city?”
“This is a huge sports town,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls this an iconic event and says excitement is already off the charts
“This is a monumental day in history for our sport”
On July 2nd 2023 NASCAR races in Chicago. VP of NASCAR thanks the city of Chicago and the support already shown for this race and this partnership.
The announcement comes just a day before City Council votes on a proposal to crack down on drag racing and drifting across the city. Two drag racing incidents in the West Loop and South Loop were reported over the weekend.
If passed Wednesday, the ordinance would give Chicago police the power to impound cars that drivers raced or drifted by using videos as evidence, and would increase fines for car owners.
Car owners will face a $2,000 fine or impoundment, according to the proposed ordinance. That penalty would be added to the city’s existing drag racing fines, which are $5,000-$10,000, plus a $500 fee for towing.
Source: Block Club Chi