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Its St Louis time at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Which means 300 laps of its varied corner oval track, and in 2022 at least it will be a welcome break from the preceding 600 miles of the Coca Cola 600 race, which was great for fans but grueling for the drivers.
However, any day NASCAR is racing is a great day and it will be something new for some drivers when this track is on the schedule as well, it has appeared in Truck but its the first time for the Cup Series of NASCAR.
We have some of the more well know, and lesser know facts about the World Wide Technology race track below, and you can jump to other tracks in the table as well.
Below we have as many facts as you should ever need about the World Wide Technology Raceway. Whether you are going or watching on TV there should be something you don’t know, or that you never knew you needed to know about the World Wide Technology Raceway.
If you are looking for other track facts we have them listed in the table below, they all follow a similar format and we are working through to get them all up before the end of the season ( 2022) so stay tuned!
NASCAR Track Facts links
World Wide Technology Raceway Facts.
Below you will find, hopefully, everything you need to know about this great speedway. Feel free to update or let us know anything we may have missed.
Where is World Wide Technology Raceway?
The track is located just about 5 km East of St Louis is Illinois, really close to the city centre.
How Long Is World Wide Technology Raceway?
Charlotte Motor Speedway is a one and a quarter mile asphalt oval motor racing track near St louis, Illinois. It has banking of 11 degrees in turns 1 and 2 and 9 degrees in turns 3 and 4.
Turns 1 and 2 are sharper than turns 3 and 4 and it resembles darlington racetrack and has been compared as a mix of New Hampshire and Phoenix raceways.
Who owns World Wide Technology Raceway?
Although it has had quite a history since it was constructed in 1967, remodelled in 1985, and 1995, it did actually close for a couple of years in 2010/11. However it was taken over by Curtis Francois in 2012 /13 and has been going from strength to strength ever since.
What is The Configuration of World Wide Technology Raceway?
The track is a 1.25 mile egg shape oval racetrack with 11 to 9 degree banking in the turns and The Track is considered a tough track due to its similarity to Darlington for both drivers and their cars due to its tight and varied cornering. ther eis some dispute over whether it is 1.25 miles or 1.27 miles long between NASCAR and IRL.
What are The Lap Records at World Wide Technology Raceway?
Although IndyCar has races here for a number of years, NASCAR is racing for the first time in 2022. So there are no records as of yet. However, we will pop these in after the race. Camping World Truck Racing has been held here and Chase Briscoe holds that record.
|Truck Series||Chase Briscoe||32.888||2017|
What Kind of Weather Conditions Does World Wide Technology Raceway have?
World Wide Technology Raceway usually experiences fine weather for racing in the Early Summer. Temperatures can range from 25 to 31 and although rain can occur you are likely to get sunburnt more than soaked so bring sunscreen and some good sunglasses.
How Much do NASCAR tickets cost at the World Wide Technology Raceway?
The ticket price range for World Wide Technology Raceway usually start at $49 to 218 for truck to Cup Checkered Flag seats. depending where the seat is located thsi will vary of course, and how close to race day you buy the ticket. There are also weekend passes for the concerts, access to driver introductions and parties over the three days as well.
You can pay more for suites and weekend passes of course. The earlier you book the better the deals are and you can check availability here.
Camping and RV parking and hosting will also add to these prices.
When Was World Wide Technology Raceway Constructed?
It was originally built in 1967 as a drag racing track, as it was built on disused swamp land it was nicknamed the swamp. It continued to be a drag racing venue in the 1970s. In the 1980s a rod circuit was built. In 1995 it was reconfigured again into an oval track, with different banking and tight turns.
How Many NASCAR Cup Races are held at World Wide Technology Raceway?
Although the Truck series has been held here since 2014 ( and prior to that a few times) 2022 is the first time a NASCAR cup series race will be held at the World Wide Technology Raceway.
Is World Wide Technology Raceway a NASCAR Short Track?
NASCAR Defines a short track as a track less than one mile in length, World Wide Technology Raceway at 1.25 miles, is a short to medium length Egg shaped oval Speedway. One of several Oval tracks used by NASCAR throughout the year. this will be the first time for World Wide Technology Raceway to host a NASCAR cup series track however.
Who won the First NASCAR Cup race at World Wide Technology Raceway?
2022 is the first year this race has been run, so we will update this one Sunday afternoon, however our money is on Ross Chastain!
What other Motor Sports have been run at World Wide Technology Raceway?
World Wide Technology Raceway is a busy track and as well as track and now NASCAR Cup series Races it has, and continues to hold the following racing events throughout the year.
- Drag Racing
- Truck series
- Drift Racing
- Bracket Series
- karting at the Kartplex
and many Many more.
What is the Seating Capacity of World Wide Technology Raceway?
The World Wide Technology Raceway has a seating capacity of 78,000 depending on the event being held there, for a small track it can certainly pack people in!
Does World Wide Technology Raceway Have Lighting for Night Racing?
Texas Motor Speedway does have lights for night racing. THey were installed in 1992. It was the first modern speedway to run night races and was for 6 years the largest speedway with lights ( daytona got them then in 1998)
What are the best Seats at World Wide Technology Raceway?
If you don’t want the Checkered Flag seats which are the most expensive then the best seats at World Wide Technology Raceway are located along the turns. The steeper banking of turns 3 and 4 are great, and the tighter turns of 1 and 2 ask a lot of drivers, this is where the action will happen.
How Many Laps are in a Race at World Wide Technology Raceway?
The First NASCAR Cup Series Race at at World Wide Technology Raceway is a 240 lap, 300 mile race.
How Long is a Race at World Wide Technology Raceway?
The NASCAR Cup Series race is 300 miles at World Wide Technology Raceway for the first race of the year., we are not sure how long this will take yet and will update.
What is the Trophy at World Wide Technology Raceway?
The Trophy for the truck race is named after a local legend Mike mittler who was involved in racing for 50 years. We are unsure if the NASCAR cup series race will also follow this format.
you can read more about the weird and wonderful trophies NASCAR has on the link below and here.
World Wide Technology Raceway Winning records (Coca Cola 600)
Ok you get the idea, this has to be a place holder till after the race! So we will put our picks in here and update when the first race is all over!
|World Wide Technology Raceway Records||Driver||Record|
|Most Wins||Ross Chastain||1 Wins|
|Most Top 5s||Ross Chastain, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliot, Harrison Burton, Joey logano||1 Top 5|
|Pole Postions||Kyle Busch||1 Wins|
What is the Banking on World Wide Technology Raceway?
World Wide Technology Raceway is a one and a quarter mile Oval Track, and its banking is 9 to 11 -degree banking in the turns. It is thought to be a tricky track and its the first time its been raced on in 2022.
How can I get tickets to the World Wide Technology Raceway?
Tickets for the Cup series NASCAR Races and other NASCAR races can be purchased online at the speedway’s website or by calling the ticket office.
What is the Address of World Wide Technology Raceway?
The address of World Wide Technology Raceway is 700 Raceway Blvd,
Madison, Illinois, 62060
Can you Camp or bring an RV to the World Wide Technology Raceway?
Yes, you can camp or bring an RV to the World Wide Technology Raceway Camping and RV spots can be reserved through the Speedways Website, there are also spots for RVs but they need self contained waste systems.
What are the Rules for Bringing a Pet to the World Wide Technology Raceway?
Pets are not allowed in the grandstands, but they are allowed in the camping areas. as long as not infield. All pets must be on a leash at all times and waste must be cleaned up. Service animals are permitted.
What is the Phone Number for the World Wide Technology Raceway?
The phone number for the speedway is 618 215 8888
What Food and Drink Concessions Do They have at World Wide Technology Raceway?
World Wide Technology Raceway? has a wide variety of food and drink concessions. Some of the options include hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, soft drinks, . You can bring your own food, and drinks too. Just make sure your cooler is 14x14x14 and soft sided, and no alcohol is permitted!
Can you bring Coolers to World Wide Technology Raceway?
Coolers are allowed to be taken into World Wide Technology Raceway as long as they are soft sided (we have an article on the details here) and you can bring food and drinks inside the speedway. You are not allowed to bring your own beer Coolers should be 14″ x 14″ x 14″ inches. See the article above for what style you are allowed.
Do you need Seat Cushions At World Wide Technology Raceway?
No, seat cushions are not required at World Wide Technology Raceway?. However, they are allowed and we have details on the best ones here.
Is There an Age Limit For Entering the World Wide Technology Raceway?
There is no age limit for entering the World Wide Technology Raceway? However, children under the age of 12 the cup series races cost just 10 dollars ( call in advance though) and children under 12 can go to NASCAR Xfinity / Truck races as well for free! T
We suggest ear protection for little ears though.
What is the Policy For Wheelchair users at World Wide Technology Raceway?
World Wide Technology Raceway is wheelchair accessible and the parking comes with a wheelchair reserved seat. .
What Should I Bring To The World Wide Technology Raceway?
Some items that you may want to bring to the World Wide Technology Raceway races include sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, binoculars, and comfortable shoes, you can check their website for things you should not bring though most of it is fairly common sense.
You can also bring a cooler ( special size see here) with your own food and drinks.
What Time Should I Arrive At The World Wide Technology Raceway?
Charlotte Motor Speedway has events throughout the race days , if you would like to see them then arrive before green flag. Although parkign opens about 6.30 am, they advise before 9.30 am to see the events at least.
Arriving early also helps you avoid the queues if you are planning on getting food and drinks prior to the Green flag as well as enjoy the meet the drier and music experiences. Some of these may cost extra to be aware.