NASCAR one step closer to making race through downtown Chicago a reality
CHICAGO - NASCAR is one step closer to making their race through the streets of Chicago a reality.
The agency held a ribbon cutting for their new office Wednesday in the Prudential Plaza along North Stetson Avenue.
Next year, NASCAR will hold a race through downtown Chicago.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot and organizers are hoping the race will boost post-pandemic tourism.
The two-day event will bring nearly 900 jobs to the city, and NASCAR alone will be spending more than a million dollars before the first flag is waved.
Two-day reserved tickets go on sale Thursday.