WWT Raceway Upgrading Fan Experiences Ahead of Inaugural Cup Race

MADISON, IL – JUNE 22: Christian Eckes, driver of the #51 SiriusXM Toyota, leads the pack at the green flag during the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series CarShield 200 presented by CK at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 22, 2019 in Madison, Illinois. Credit: (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

World Wide Technology Raceway is preparing for its inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race that will take place next summer on June 5th. Since the September announcement, WWT Raceway has started several improvements at the Madison, Illinois race track.

The roughly $40 million renovation effort will take place in phases with the expectation it will wrap in early 2025.

Initial improvements at WWT Raceway have included plans to add new premium camping sites for fans, upgrade its driver and team owner areas and bolster racetrack safety. Additionally, the track plans to update suite interiors, adding a new rooftop component and enhancing its VIP entrance.

“We’re making sure that every place the fan will experience has been looked at and will have been in some way improved to make sure the fan experience is first-class,” WWT Raceway owner Curtis Francois told the St. Lious Business Journal.

“I think that’s indicative of the faith NASCAR has put into our region to embrace a cup date. I think the initial reaction is proof that they made the right choice”.