Tropicana 400

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2001

Where: Chicagoland Speedway's 112-mile tri-oval with 18-degree banking in the corners, a 1,700-foot backstretch and a 2,400-foot frontstretch in Joliet, Ill.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Broadcast: Television NBC; Radio Motor Racing Network

Morris News Service pick to win: Dale Jarrett

Others to watch: Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, Bobby Labonte, Jeremy Mayfield, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ricky Rudd

Notes: The posted awards are $3,976,953 ... The Chicagoland Speedway, located 38 miles south of downtown, is a joint venture between Bill France Jr.'s International Speedway Corporation and Tony George's Indianapolis Motor Speedway ... Because this is the first time most drivers have seen the new track, NASCAR will open the raceway a day early for practice. Qualifying for the main event is Friday afternoon ... Speeds are expected to exceed the 180 mph mark.

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