James Sharpe and I trained into the city from Andersonville.
For the first time in history, Chicago hosts NASCAR street races around Grant Park.
James and I catching a selfie in front of the McDonald's Bubba Wallace 23 car
Michael Jordan sponsors the McDonald's #23 car driven by Bubba Wallace
We both wanted a photo in front of Michael's car
Chicago and NASCAR went all out for this race, circus and all. The concert venue was enormous. This was the Black Crows singing.
Day one started out well - a bit cloudy but very pleasant considering it was July 1.
That was supposed to be my selfie in front of the 75th anniversary sign but my head cut out the 75.
Day 2 didn't start well. Chicago took on record levels of rain. The streets were flooded.
Before we knew it, the rain stopped and the race began, slowly until things started to dry out.
With Chicago as the backdrop, the drivers began to get their legs and raised their speed each lap.
Before long, the boys were running at full speed.
The shortened race finished beautifully with the Chicago skyline in the background.
The crowds were so large, they opened the raceway for us to exit. Any other day, this was Jackson street.
Chicago says thanks to the race fans like only Chicago can.
It was a street party as we escaped from the raceway into the city. Great weekend!