NASCAR: The EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Truck Race Preview

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NASCAR: The EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Truck Race Preview

Chicagoland Speedway was added to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2008.

It is a great addition to the series, like the 150 Lap/ 225 Mile formatted, and it's just enough laps to make the race exciting.

The 1.5 mile oval is one of the expansion tracks, when NASCAR went "cookie cutter" crazy adding multiple speedways that all looked like Charlotte, Michigan, or Atlanta.

It has a D-shape to it, but it is unique in shape with it's continuous curve with the backstretch having a noticeable bend to it.

I like the track, it was a great edition market wise for NASCAR, and more importantly Kevin Harvick's won at the track in both Cup and Nationwide.

The inaugural event last year, had 11 lead changes, three to four wide racing action, had seven cautions for 28 laps, and an average speed of 119.293 MPH.

Which saw Rowdy Busch lead four times, for 79 laps, and won by 0.580 seconds over Todd Bodine in second.

No doubt this year will be just as exciting. Don't just think the Rowdy One will just stink it up again this week, but it is a shame that he just didn't let Johnny Benson Jr. run the No. 18 for a change.

I do predicted we'll see Mr. Pouty Face, this weekend at Chicagoland (LOL).

 

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