Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

qotd nascar goes city

I will be leaving in a few minutes to head to downtown Chicago to work on our coverage of NASCAR's Grant Park 220 race. So, with that in mind, I have a question for you.

This is, apparently, the first street course that NASCAR has run. IndyCar runs street courses a few times each year, and we know F1's most famous race is on the streets of Monaco. I am wondering if NASCAR should continue to do more street races, regardless of how well Chicago things in Chicago go.

That's it. That's the question. Even if the race here doesn't go well for whatever reason, should NASCAR try this elsewhere? I say yes, though I understand how much it can inconvenience people. I think it can grow the sport and it makes for more interesting racing than ovals. I am not anti-oval, I just think it should be mixed up (I also love road courses).

So, what say you?

Sound off below.

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  • AZFelix AZFelix on Jun 30, 2023

    If this brings out the vibrant celebrations that the youth of Chicago have often displayed for consumer brands while giving them the opportunity to experience cars racing in the streets as if inspired by the GTA video games, I'm all for it.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jun 30, 2023

    I believe the course should be run anticlockwise.

  • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on Jul 01, 2023

    No, thank you, I want to live.

  • Olddavid Olddavid on Jul 02, 2023

    When I was a kid, Sly Stone was supposed to do a free concert there in the park. He didn't show. First full-on riot I ever experienced. So, the locals should be able to cope easily with anything stock(?) car related. Whether the Rangers show up or not.