2023 NASCAR Chicago Street Race


In its 75-year history, NASCAR has never come to Chicago—but that’s about to change! The first-ever NASCAR Chicago street race will take place on the weekend of July 1-2, when world-class race cars will battle it out on the streets in and around Grant Park. The 2.2-mile course includes white-knuckle turns and straightaways that will allow NASCAR drivers to exceed speeds of 100 mph.

The NASCAR Chicago street race is the perfect opportunity to enjoy everything that midsummer in the Windy City has to offer, from A-list musical entertainment to culinary experiences and other festival events for the whole family. Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower is less than a mile from Grant Park—so you can get a unique bird’s-eye view of the course from one of the world’s tallest towers!

Is Skydeck Chicago Open During the NASCAR Chicago Street Race?

Absolutely! You can plan your Skydeck Chicago visit for NASCAR Chicago Street Race weekend. The City of Chicago collaborated closely with NASCAR on a traffic plan that would minimize disruptions and keep key features accessible to visitors through the weekend. The most significant street closures will take place on Sunday, June 25 as crews set up the course. Roads will fully reopen as early as the morning of Monday, July 3.

In addition, many popular public features of Grant Park will remain open with minimal restrictions, including:

  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Butler Field
  • Lower Hutchinson Field
  • Millennium Park
  • Maggie Daley Park
  • Museum Campus

Which Streets Will Be Closed for the NASCAR Chicago Street Race?

Some streets that run through or surround Grand Park will be impacted by periodic closures during the NASCAR Chicago Street Race weekend and the preceding week:

  • Columbus Drive
  • Jackson Blvd
  • Michigan Ave
  • Roosevelt Road
  • Balbo Drive
  • DuSable Lake Shore Drive

NASCAR Chicago Street Race Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 1 

  • 9:00 a.m. – Gates Open 
  • 10:00 a.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series Practice and Qualifying 
  • Time TBD – Pre-Race Concert featuring The Black Crowes 
  • 4:00 p.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series Race 
  • Time TBD – Post Race Concert Featuring The Chainsmokers 

Sunday, July 2 

  • 9:00 a.m. – Gates Open 
  • Time TBD – Pre-Race Full Set Pre-Race concert featuring Charley Crockett and Miranda Lambert 
  • 4:30 p.m. – NASCAR Cup Series Race 

NASCAR Chicago 2023 Tickets

You can purchase two-day NASCAR Chicago 2023 tickets for Saturday and Sunday. Choose from a wide range of ticket options at varying price points:

  • GENERAL ADMISSION NASCAR CHICAGO 2023 TICKETS – Ranging from $269 to $353
  • RESERVED SEATS – Starting at $465
  • PREMIUM HOSPITALITY CLUBS – Starting at $867
  • PIT ROAD TERRACE – Starting at $1,265
  • PRESIDENT’S PADDOCK CLUB – Starting at $3,015
  • SUITESLearn more about suite pricing

Schedule Your Visit to Skydeck Chicago Today!

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