Chicagoland Speedway staff reduced; race dates in jeopardy?

Consolidation and Covid-19 are to blame for a large reduction in staff at Joliet’s Chicagoland Speedway.

Chicagoland Speedway isn’t the only track affected by this new organizational model that was created by NASCAR after its merger with ISC.   NASCAR will now operate under a more centralized organizational structure for select functional areas, while maintaining some of the traditional responsibilities at the local level, such as facility operations and key management positions.

NASCAR, like many other businesses, has been hit hard by COVID and the pandemic could cost Joliet it’s race this year.  Four races were to be run June 18-21 but with Illinois still on lockdown and no end in sight, those dates are probably out.


(H/T: Adam Stern)