Letter to Our Fans

Chicagoland Speedway Fans,

We hope this message finds you safe and well.  This is an unprecedented time in the history of our nation and Chicagoland Speedway. The dynamic situation we are all confronting is impacting our daily lives and activities in unimaginable ways. 

NASCAR and Chicagoland Speedway have worked closely with public health officials, medical experts and state and federal officials throughout the development of a realigned NASCAR schedule to ensure the safety of competitors, staff, and the local community. Chicagoland’s NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races have been realigned to Darlington as part of NASCAR’s efforts to reschedule all points races for all national series events for the current season. Chicagoland’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series races will be realigned for a future date on the 2020 NASCAR schedule.

The difficult decision to realign our race events was a combination of where we fell on the schedule, the desire for proximity of racing venues to NASCAR’s teams, and the safety and well-being of our community and larger NASCAR industry.  As we look broadly at the current pandemic in our country and abroad, we must focus first on everyone’s safety and well-being as we seek the optimal way for the sport to return to competition. We will miss the roar of the engines at Chicagoland Speedway this season, but we will be rooting for and supporting our NASCAR colleagues at Darlington Raceway as competition returns on Sunday, May 17. 

Ticketholders for the Chicagoland NASCAR Cup Series weekend may elect to receive a credit for the full amount plus an additional 20% of the total amount paid to apply towards future race events, including, but not limited to, grandstand seating, infield, camping, fan hospitality, and pit passes. The 120% event credit can be used in a single transaction during the remainder of the 2020 season and entire 2021 season for a NASCAR sanctioned event at any NASCAR-owned tracks, subject to availability.  Ticketholders may opt for a refund, if preferred.  For additional details or other options, fans can visit

We are here for your questions and concerns and we thank you for your patience and understanding in light of these very unique and challenging circumstances.  I encourage you to be safe and practice the recommendations from the CDC as we all look forward to brighter and healthier days in the future.


Scott Paddock

President, Chicagoland Speedway