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[NOTE: This race fact sheet was used during the CART/Champ Car years. They have not been updated since then. However, we left them up for the historical information.]

Chicago

Track: Chicago Speedway
Location: Cicero, Illinois
Type: 1.029-mile Oval

Lap Record (up to 2002)
Juan Montoya (2000) - 22.107 (167.567 mph).

Race Record (up to 2002)
Kenny Brack (2001) - 1:45:12.835 (132.031 mph).

Past Race Winners
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1999 Juan Montoya 225 231.525 1:53:38.704 122.236
2000 Cristiano da Matta 225 231.525 2:01:23.727 114.432
2001 Kenny Brack 225 231.525 1:45:12.835 132.031
2002 Cristiano da Matta 250 257.25 2:07:00.698 121.524 mph

Previous Chicago Venues and Results

Elgin - Natural Road Course (lap distance ranged over the years from 8.094 to 8.5 miles)
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1910 Dave Buck 20 161.88 3:04:45.79 52.569
1910 Al Livingstone 24 194.256 3:21:08.53 57.948
1910 Ralph Mulford 36 291.384 4:52:29.85 59.771
1911 Hughie Hughes 20 169.46 2:37:21.52 64.614
1911 Al Livingstone 24 203.352 3:05:55 65.56
1911 Len Zengel 36 305.028 4:35:39.08 66.395
1912 Hughie Hughes 18 152.46 2:20:40.11 65.029
1912 Charles Merz 24 203.28 3:04:32.25 66.093
1912 Harry Endicott 12 101.64 1:40:42.9 60.551
1912 Ralph DePalma 30 254.1 3:43:20.06 68.265
1912 Ralph DePalma 36 304.92 4:25:36.25 68.881
1913 Ralph DePalma 36 301.824 4:31:56.90 66.594
1913 Gil Anderson 36 301.824 4:13:38.97 71.399
1914 Ralph DePalma 36 301.32 4:05:01.4 73.78
1914 Ralph DePalma 36 301.32 4:06:18 73.53
1915 Earl Cooper 36 300.456 4:01:32 74.979
1915 Gil Anderson 36 300.456 3:54:25.87 77.256
1919 Tom Milton 36 301.824 4:05:27 73.90
1920 Ralph DePalma 30 255 3:09:54 80.569

Chicago - 2-mile Board Track
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
6/15 Dario Resta 250 500 5:07:26.00 97.582
8/15 Dario Resta 50 100 0:58:54.532 101.862
6/16 Dario Resta 150 375 3:02:31.64 98.615
10/16 Dario Resta 125 250 2:24:16.68 103.966
6/17 Earl Cooper 125 250 2:25:28.80 103.107
9/17 Ralph DePalma 25 50 0:28:09.38 106.548
9/17 Louis Chevrolet 50 100 0:56:29.05 106.224
10/17 Tom Alley 10 20 0:11:22.10 105.556
10/17 Ralph Mulford 25 50 0:28:18.75 105.960
10/17 Pete Henderson 25 50 0:27:22.21 109.608
1918 Ralph DePalma 5 10 0:05:24.8 110.84
1918 Ralph DePalma 10 20 0:10:50.2 110.73
1918 Ralph DePalma 15 30 0:16:54.8 106.42

Other Illinois Area Venues and Results

Galesburg - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1914 Ralph Mulford 100 100 1:32:56.0 64.562
1915 Eddie O'Donnell 100 100 1:36:00.4 62.496

Springfield - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1934 Billy Winn 100 100 1:17:09.52 77.771
1935 Billy Winn 100 100 1:14:39.09 80.373
1940 Rex Mays 100 100 1:08:36.65 87.65
1947 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:04:51.08 92.519
8/48 Ted Horn 100 100 1:06:17.03 90.520
9/48 Myron Fohr 100 100 1:07:38.78 88.697
8/49 Mel Hansen 100 100 1:08:29.0 87.613
9/49 Johnnie Parsons 100 100 1:06:08.78 91.729
8/50 Paul Russo 100 100 1:05:44 92.31
10/50 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:08:27.84 87.637
1951 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:06:37.59 90.054
1952 Bill Schindler 100 100 1:03:36.14 94.336
1953 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:07:03.90 89.465
1953 Sam Hanks 100 100 1:05:49.00 91.162
1954 Jimmy Davies 10 10 1:04:49.96 92.546
1955 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:06:16.848 90.523
1956 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:07:49.12 88.471
1957 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:02:29.41 96.015
1958 Johnny Thomson 100 100 1:01:08.33 98.137
1959 Len Sutton 100 100 1:03:02.06 95.186
1960 Jim Packard 100 100 No Time N/A
1961 Jim Hurtubise 99 99 1:00:56.93 98.040
1962 Jim Hurtubise 100 100 1:04:46.63 92.625
1963 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:02:47.37 95.557
1964 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:03:00.00 95.238
1965 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:02:23.22 96.174
1966 Don Branson 100 100 1:02:59.79 95.243
1967 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:09:30.22 86.326
1968 Roger McCluskey 100 100 1:06:37.96 90.046
1969 Mario Andretti 100 100 1:02:05.09 96.642
1970 Al Unser, Sr. 100 100 1:36:18.40 62.301

DuQuoin - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
9/48 Lee Wallard 100 100 1:07:53.28 88.381
10/48 Johnnie Parsons 100 100 1:11:47.70 83.572
1949 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:06:37.13 90.065
9/51 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:07:56.48 88.311
9/51 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 101 101 1:09:19.00 86.559
1952 Chuck Stevenson 100 100 1:07:52.00 88.409
1953 Sam Hanks 100 100 1:06:40.71 89.984
1954 Sam Hanks 83 83 0:56:34.33 88.029
1955 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:04:09.05 93.530
1956 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:05:25.57 91.706
1957 Jud Larson 100 100 1:05:58.29 90.948
1958 Johnny Thomson 100 100 1:03:19.36 94.753
1959 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:04:19.86 93.267
1960 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:04:16.41 93.351
1961 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:04:41.19 92.755
1963 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:03:00.18 95.234
1964 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:01:21.00 97.800
1965 Don Branson 100 100 1:07:34.43 88.792
1966 Bud Tinglestad 100 100 1:03:05.42 95.102
1967 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:04:07.05 93.578
1968 Mario Andretti 100 100 1:05:33.66 91.518
1969 Al Unser, Sr. 100 100 1:03:20.52 94.724
1970 Al Unser, Sr. 100 100 1:01:07.66 98.155

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Chicago Chops

1895: Chicago is the sight of the first automobile race in America. Staged on Thanksgiving Day (November 28) with six inches of snow on the ground, J. Frank Duryea in his Motor Wagon won the race from Chicago to Evanston, a distance of 52.4 miles of nearly impassable roadways. Duryea beat five other cars, and only one other finisher, with an average speed of 5.1 mph. 1910: Races for different classes run simultaneously. The larger classed cars ran the longer races. 1911: Races for different classes run simultaneously. Race halted after two laps when grandstand collapsed; restarted 35 minutes later. Dave Buck killed in the large car class. 1914 (Elgin): Spencer Wishart killed on 15th lap after leading the entire second race up to the crash. He also led 24 laps of the first race. 1914 (Galesburg): Bob Burman ran out of fuel on the last lap while leading and coasted to a second place finish. 6/16: Track configuration expanded to 2.5 miles for this race only. 1918: Final race meet at Chicago board track. Scheduled 50 mile race was rained out. 9/48 (DuQuoin): First race on DuQuoin, Illinois State Fairgrounds. 10/48 (DuQuoin): Ted Horn killed on third lap. 9/51 (DuQuoin): Second race scheduled for 150 laps. Yellow at 93 laps and red flag at 101 due to rain. 1954 (DuQuoin): Crew member Clay Smith killed in pits on lap 81 when hit by Rodger Ward; race halted after 83 laps. 1955 (DuQuoin): Bob Sweikert blew tire on last lap while leading. Bryan only led last lap. 1960 (Springfield): Race red flagged at 31 laps due to rain, and the reason no elapsed time was recorded. 1961 (Springfield): Race shortened to 99 laps due to scoring error. 1964 (Springfield): Bill Horstmeyer killed on 25th lap in his first champ race. 1965 (Springfield): Race red flagged at 5 laps due to rain. 1969 (Springfield): Andretti sidelined on original race day due to mechanical problems. Race then delayed two days due to rain, and Andretti was able to make repairs to race on Monday. 1970 (Springfield): Qualifying rained out; starting positions determined by draw.
 
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