The Chicagoland 400 has acquired new title sponsors and is being run in the 2008 NASCAR season as the USG Sheetrock 400. It will be held at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. In previous years, before 2007, the Chicagoland 400 was the race that was the middle point for the season. It will be run this year on July 12th, 2008. Beginning in 2001, the Chicagoland 400 was shown to the world of racing as the Tropicana 400. The USG Sheetrock 400 is not as old as this but is the new race in town after the Pepsi 400 is held.
Also new to the 2008 season of NASCAR is the later beginning time for the USG Sheetrock 400 and the later end time. This means it will become a night race. The Chicagoland Speedway has a seating capacity of 75,000 spectators and is usually expected to sell out of tickets early. The track is a “D” shaped track that offers lap distance of one and a half miles. The track has only one major curve and that goes from one end of the track to the other. It just keeps going.