Chicagoland Speedway Layoff Employees, Future Races in Question

JOLIET, ILLINOIS – JUNE 30: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Global Poker Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on June 30, 2019 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

NASCAR handed down additional layoffs this past week, primarily focusing on the staffing at Chicagoland Speedway.

Once NASCAR completed the merge with International Speedway Corp, there have been several race tracks that have had layoffs as NASCAR tries to streamline their staffing structure.

Most of the staff reduction has come at the tracks maintenance team, and ticket offices.

Chicagoland is expected to lose a race date in 2020 due to COVID-19. No word how these layoffs could affect future race dates for Chicagoland beyond 2020.