Southwest of the skyscrapers and stadiums of downtown Chicago sits the 1.5-mile track known as Chicagoland Speedway. From the rolling hills and undulations of Napa Valley to the steel and concrete of the Wind City is what’s in store this week for the Camping World 400 and the only trip to Chicagoland Speedway this year. It is one of the newer tracks on the circuit as it first held Cup races in 2001 and opened that year, meaning there have only been 18 races at the Cup level to this point on the Tri-Oval track. That’s not a very long history to draw from, but it’s an interesting one.

Starting Positions of Winners

As you can see, 13 different winning positions have a win in the 18 total races and just one has come from the pole, Kyle Busch back in 2008. In fact 10 of the 18 have come from P6, P10, P13, P14, and P25 combined with two each. That is interesting winning history for a track distance that is usually a predictable one. However, the only thing that’s...