When Mayor Brandon Johnson announced NASCAR would be returning to the streets of downtown Chicago this summer, he touted that he got a “better deal for the people in Chicago” by reducing setup and takedown time and securing extra money to “give us the ability to pay for some of the cost that occurs as a result” of the race.

….NASCAR and the city have so far only reached a verbal commitment in which NASCAR said it will chip in an extra $2 million payment this year and next that the Johnson administration said it hopes will help the city turn a profit on the event.

The additional $2 million is still short of the more than $3.5 million in overtime and construction costs various city departments spent on the inaugural race last summer.

Chicago Tribune

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