Start your engines: Lightfoot gives NASCAR green flag for three years of races through streets of Chicago


Chicago’s most iconic roadways — including DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive — will be turned into a 12-turn, 2.2-mile showcase for the first street course race in NASCAR’s 75-year history. Tuesday’s announcement came more than 40 years after then-Mayor Jane Byrne proudly unveiled plans for a Chicago Grand Prix race that would have run through the streets of C...

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