A letter reportedly sent out to Chicagoland Speedway season ticket holders today may provide a glimpse into the 2021 NHRA schedule, at least when it comes to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Season ticket holders were informed the NASCAR schedule will be unveiled on Wednesday, and the oval track will not be part of the 2021 tour nor will ARCA be a part of the activities.
“The move away from NASCAR racing at Chicagoland Speedway is one of many changes reflected in the 2021 schedule, and by no means a reflection of the support our fans have demonstrated,” the letter read. “Rather, it is a desire and an important step for the industry to incorporate new markets and new courses into the schedule, and expand the variety of competition.
“All of our fans have exhibited a tremendous amount of allegiance and patience over the past year, during which time we all have experienced significant challenges. While we share your disappointment around this news, we truly appreciate and value your commitment to the sport and to the track.”
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway say the tracks will continue to operate as an integral part of their community and remain uncertain for 2022.
“Finally, due to the corresponding impact on the shared resources between Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, and the future uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Route 66 Raceway will unfortunately not be hosting drag racing events in 2021,” the letter also said.
NHRA has yet to release their 2021 drag racing schedule.
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