Friday, March 22, 2013
A woman suing Chicagoland Speedway says a flagpole fell on her.
A woman claiming a falling flagpole broke her back is suing Chicagoland Speedway. Elfega Duensing's lawsuit against the racecar track was filed at the Will County Courthouse this week. Duensing was walking through a Chicagoland Speedway parking lot in June when a flagpole fell and hit her in the back, according to her lawsuit. The flagpole was "affixed to a concrete container filed with sand," the suit said. The impact of the flagpole caused "injuries including thoracic spine fractures," the suit said. Chicagoland Speedway is to blame for Duensing's broken back because the flags lacked the "necessary wind slits," the containers of sand weren't heavy enough to support the flagpoles and they were unsecured, the lawsuit said. Get all the …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The event, combining music, carnival rides and performers, could bring as many as 300,000 people to Chicagoland Speedway over Memorial Day weekend.
Electric Daisy Carnival, which is billed as the largest electronic dance music event in the country, will take over Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway Memorial Day weekend for three days of music, light shows, carnival rides and camping. What started as a one-day music festival in Los Angeles in 1997 is now a three-day, "carnival-themed" extravaganza that "features full-size carnival rides, art installations, hundreds of costume-clad performers, and the largest stage built in North America," according to the festival's Facebook page. Its home site is now the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the three-day event more than 300,000 people annually, but festival sites around the country have been added annually as the show has grown in popularity. …
Monday, January 7, 2013
If you're looking for a little Joliet memorabilia that doesn't go back 100 years, this Chicagoland Speedway cap for $4.99 could be just your speed.
If you're not a collector of history or pop culture, some of the items we've featured here in week's past might not be your cup of tea. So, why not try this on for size. For your consideration, an authentic and brand new baseball cap emblazoned with the Chicagoland Speedway logo and the words "Joliet, Illinois." The auction starting price is $4.99, with $3.65 for shipping. Here's how the seller describes it: "UP FOR BID IS A NEW FROM A.C. HEADWARE CHICAGO SPEEDWAY STRECH BACK BALL CAP. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF LISTINGS I AM TRYING TO MAKE AVAILABLE THERE WILL NOT BE ALLOT OF DETAIL ABOUT THE ITEMS. IF YOU HAVE ANY ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK. SEE THE PICTURE. WINNING BIDDER WILL PAY ACTUAL SHIPPING FEES TO THEIR ZIP CODE. AND AS ALWAYS …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
When threeways go wrong at Chicagoland Speedway.
A downstate man was jailed for allegedly choking a woman who declined to participate in a three-way sexual liaison during race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Brandon Dallefeld, 34, of 23670 N. 1200th Road in Adair was charged with aggravated domestic battery in connection with the 10 p.m. Saturday incident at the racetrack. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER Other racegoers reportedly heard a couple arguing in Dallefeld's trailer and went over to investigate. When they got there, police said, they saw a 27-year-old woman crying. The other racegoers flagged down a police officer reportedly learned from a 26-year-old woman in the camper that Dallefeld wanted her and his wife "to sleep together and …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The third-generation driver beat Jimmie Johnson by just 3.1 seconds in the Sunday race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Brad Keselowski surged ahead of Jimmie Johnson Sunday to win the Geico 400 by 3.1 second at Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway. It also put Keselowski in first place for the Chase for the Sprint Cup series, with nine races left to go, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. "It feels like Round 1 of a heavyweight title bout," Keselowski said, according to the paper. "We might have won a round, but we didn't knock them out. We have a lot of racing to go." Keselowski, 28, is a third-generation racer, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, the story said. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The victory, in which he bested Kyle Busch by 2.4 seconds, makes him the overall series leader.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the winner of Saturday's Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. He beat runner-up Kyle Busch by 2.4 seconds, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. The victory also allowed him to win the overall series lead. "The last four races I think we've finished second, first, second and first. I think we've got good momentum, but in this business and this sport anything can happen," Stenhouse said, according to the story.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Parade, show cars, car simulators -- even a $10 ticket to watch the practice runs -- means there's no shortage of race-related activities in Joliet this weekend.
It's NASCAR weekend in Joliet, and that means plenty to do at Chicagoland Speedway -- and all over town. HAULER PARADE: 5 p.m. Thursday, starting at Hollywood Casino, traveling through downtown Joliet and ending up at Chicagoland Speedway. More than 30 Sprint Cup Series Team Hauler trucks participate, following a downtown route from Jefferson Street to Scott Street to Jackson Street and to Ottawa Street, following Route 53 to the track. Designated viewing spots are McBrody’s Bar and Grill, 73 W. Jefferson St., the Joliet Historical Museum, 201 N. Ottawa St., and the Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St. WATCH RACE PRACTICE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Chicagoland Speedway. For a $10 donation to R.A.C.E., the track's nonprofit foundation…