Affordable Transportation Option To/From Joliet, St. Louis, Southern Illinois and Chicago

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Joliet, Ill. – May 27, 2015 – Chicagoland Speedway’s expansive Train-to-Track program returns in 2015 to provide Midwestern race fans with a convenient, efficient and affordable route to the race track on Sunday, Sept. 20 for the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.


The Train-to-Track program encompasses both Amtrak and Metra providers, and the service will supply shuttle transportation to those fans arriving to Joliet Union Station in downtown Joliet. Metra Rock Island riders will depart Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station, and stations along the route, while Amtrak riders have access to service from St. Louis and various locations along the way throughout Southern Illinois.  Tickets for the shuttle transportation between Joliet Union Station and Chicagoland Speedway are $5 per person each way ($10 round trip) and must be purchased in advance at or by calling Chicagoland Speedway’s administrative offices at 815-722-5500 (during regular business hours).  Train tickets must be purchased separately through Amtrak or Metra.


Guests utilizing the Train-to-Track program will receive print-at-home tickets upon purchase and must reserve a specific time of departure to and from the race track. Upon arrival at Joliet Union Station, a Chicagoland Speedway ambassador will greet fans outside and direct fans to a shuttle transporting fans directly to the track.  The Chicagoland Speedway ambassador will be available to answer questions throughout the short trip to the track. Train and bus times are below.


The Chicagoland Speedway Train-to-Track Shuttle Service will service the following train schedule to/from Joliet Station:

Metra – Rock Island Line*

  • To Joliet
    • Arrive 10:00 a.m.
    • Arrive Noon
  • From Joliet
    • Depart 6:20 p.m.
    • Depart 8:20 p.m.



  • To Joliet
    • Arriving 8:59 a.m. (Lincoln Service – From St. Louis & Southern IL)
    • Arriving 10:15 a.m. (Lincoln Service - From Chicago)
    • Arriving 11:19 a.m. (Lincoln Service - From St. Louis & Southern IL)
  • From Joliet
    • Departing 6:05 p.m. (Lincoln Service – To St. Louis & Southern IL)
    • Departing 7:26 p.m. (Lincoln Service - To Chicago)
    • Departing 7:50 p.m. (Lincoln Service – To St. Louis & Southern IL)


*Subject to change.  Please check Metra and Amtrak websites for up-to-date service schedules prior to Race Weekend. 

Bus Departure Times for the above train routes*:

Bus Departures from Joliet Station for Track: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm

  • Bus Departures from Chicagoland Speedway Bus Lot for Joliet Station: 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.


*Due to set train schedule, return bus departures will not change regardless of any delays in on-track activity (weather delays, cautions, etc.).  Due to bus capacities, passengers will only be allowed to return on the bus indicated in the original reservation.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app,  or by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 18-20, will begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 19, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series showdown, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In addition to the racing action, fans can enjoy live musical entertainment, Champions Park, tailgating and more. Tickets start at just $25 with kids tickets (12 and under) $25 OFF, and parking is always free at Chicagoland Speedway.

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