NASCAR is not a sport, like football or basketball, where the game is the same everywhere you go. In NASCAR, the track determines what kind of race you’ll see. Maybe it’s a short track, where drivers will bump and grind there way around for 400 or so miles. Maybe it’s a longer track where top speed is the name of the game.
This list ranks each of the 23 NASCAR tracks for what they bring to the long and arduous NASCAR season. But we’re not just talking track size here. Maybe the tailgating is great, or the atmosphere is second to none. Check out the list to see what we think of each venue.
23. Chicagoland Speedway – Joliet, Ill.
The current home of the Camping World 400 is a 1.5-mile oval track that has boasted some of the closest finished in NASCAR history. The track has been on the NASCAR circuit since 2001 and hosts just one race per year.
While this track does host the first of the playoffs each year, that’s about all that’s exciting about it. As just another 1.5-mile oval, there isn’t much that gets racing fans going in Joliet. At least the racing is good.
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