Chicagoland Speedway Announces Expanded Year-Round Coverage In Chicago


Joliet, Ill. February 12, 2016 — Chicagoland Speedway and WCGO announced today they are partnering to bring The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series back to Chicago radio broadcast.


Starting on February 21 with the “Great American Race,” the Daytona 500, fans in the Chicagoland area can tune-in to "Chicago's SmartTalk” on 1590-AM or each week for coverage of every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race during the 2016 season. Races will be aired on WCGO’s 10,000-watt signal which ensures that fans can stay up-to-date on racing action throughout the city and suburbs.


“We couldn’t be happier to present our fans with an additional platform to listen live to NASCAR events throughout the season with the partnership with WCGO,” said Chicagoland Speedway President, Scott Paddock. “This new partnership will help to consistently feed the appetite of NASCAR fans throughout the Chicagoland region leading up to the kickoff of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup September 15-18 at Chicagoland Speedway.”


WCGO will feature all four days of exhilarating racing action in September as the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup series return to Chicagoland Speedway the 15th through the 18th. Furthermore, WCGO will cover the Route 66 NHRA Nationals July 7-10.


“Chicago is home to a large fan base of adventure seekers and racing enthusiasts who will be thrilled to have the opportunity to tune-in to each race throughout the season,” said WCGO General Manager, Chuck Duncan.


This new partnership compliments Chicagoland Speedway’s long-standing partnership with Southland WCCQ. The combination of the two radio stations now provides NASCAR fans throughout the entire region with a platform to listen live. Race fans in attendance during the September race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway can tune-in to 98.3-FM during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend for traffic updates and event information.


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The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 15-18, will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15 with the ARCA Racing Series followed by American Ethanol E15 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 17, 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.


The complete 2016 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend

Thursday, Sept. 15        ARCA Racing Series

Friday, Sept. 16            NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Saturday, Sept. 17        NASCAR XFINITY Series

Sunday, Sept. 18          NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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