Kyle Busch, two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion has given his honest opinion on the upcoming Chicago Street Race. He said that he was worried about the corners of the track, which is strange. The first street race in the history of the sport is one of the most anticipated events on the calendar.
The unique event will take place in the first week of July on a temporary track measuring 2.2 miles with 12 sharp left and right corners with long straightaways. To win, drivers must be on their game and drive without making any mistakes.
The drivers don’t want the chance to be NASCAR’s very first street race champion to pass them by. Richard Childress Racing’s Kyle Busch said that it seemed strange and non-scientific to replace the walls with cones in corners.
Busch commented. “I thought it was odd , you’re coming down a straightaway and there is another straightaway over there. But the ground and the road are separated by a wall and there are cones blocking off the area they don’t wish for you to go.
“I would like to extend the wall but they may not want to do so because they need places for safety crews. I’m no scientist. Busch said, “It just seemed odd when you are coming around the corner and you have to miss the wall’s end.”
Austin Cindric, Team Penske’s Austin Cindric, says drivers cannot afford to make mistakes in Chicago
Austin Cindric , 2022 Cup rookie of the year, , stated that drivers cannot afford to make mistakes in Chicago, unlike road courses. He said that making a mistake on the 2.2 Miles course will result in damages and hinder the driver’s chances of winning the title. Cindric is one of NASCAR’s most talented road-course racers. The NASCAR garage plans to consider his opinion before the finale.
“Like Circuit of the Americas the last roadcourse we ran on, I can screw up and go into the runoff 100 feet and continue going.” Cindric stated that there was no room for error on street courses in Chicago or anywhere else.
“Whether there are track blockages, or if guys make mistakes, I think that all of these things will be different, and they’ll come into play in a different way than on our road courses, because a mistake can cause damage. Cindric said that it’s not lost.