Chicago Street Course intruder arrested after hot lapping Corvette

The 43-year-old has been handed a list of charges for entering the NASCAR track after the race

Over the weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series raced in the streets of Downtown Chicago, Illinois. It marked the first race of it’s kind in the 75-year history of NASCAR.

On Saturday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series race took the green flag. The race was then paused just shy of halfway due to weather.

Later that night, a yellow C8 Corvette took to the track. However, it wasn’t part of the show. It was an intruder that entered the racing surface.

Obviously, the police were called to the scene quickly. Track workers were likely in the area as street circuits typically need maintenance though it’s unconfirmed if any were in the area at the time.

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Around 9:00pm the car reportedly entered the track near the 1200 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive. It’s unclear if the car made a full lap.

The car was eventually brought to a stop, on the track. A driver and passenger were arrested.

The 46-year-old driver has been charged with negligent driving, lack of a valid registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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No injuries were reported.

Officials attempted to restart the Xfinity Series race on Sunday afternoon. The race was eventually called due to weather.

Chicago Results: July 2, 2023 (NASCAR Xfinity Series)

Later on Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series put on a show for the City of Chicago. The race was won with a pass in the final laps.

Chicago Results: July 2, 2023 (NASCAR Cup Series)