Chicago City Alderman Roasted for “Awful” Take on NASCAR “Hypocrisy”

Published 07/09/2022, 1:46 AM EDT

Recently, The Athletic announced that the Windy City is endorsing a race in the streets of Chicago. Moreover, this race will run for a stretch of three years, with the first race happening in 2023. Naturally, everyone has their opinions on the event, but one sticks out from the rest.

Someone fears that the NASCAR race could impact the way people drive.

Mar 27, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) during the EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago alderman Brian Hopkins believes the NASCAR race could make people the people of Chicago drive like that on roads. Moreover, he’s concerned about people doing stunts on social media.

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Expectedly, NASCAR fans reacted hilariously to the matter.

What do you think? Are Brian Hopkins’ concerns valid? Or, it’s a completely different thing? Let us know in the comments.

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The Athletic announced they received a letter from the City of Chicago endorsing a NASCAR Street Race in the streets of Chicago. This is in line with the rising trend of Non-Oval tracks.

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Jun 12, 2022; Sonoma, California, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) leads the group during the NASCAR Toyota – Save Mart 350 event at Sonoma Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Although there is no contract between NASCAR and the state, there is an announcement expected on the 19th of July. On top of that, the race will run for three years, after being introduced in 2023.

“Chicago is incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve as host of the 2023, 2024 and 2025 NASCAR Chicago Street Course events, and we stand ready to welcome NASCAR fans to our world class city,” the letter states.This would be a historic partnership for NASCAR and the city of Chicago, and our department is committed to collaborating and supporting NASCAR to execute the events in a safe and secure manner.”

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Now, everyone has their opinions on Road Courses; some say it takes away from the Stock Car racing “spirit” while others think it’s a good chance. But no one can deny that they surely are quite successful. What do you think about the Chicago Street Race? Let us know in the comments.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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