The Joliet Police Department has issued traffic alerts for the NASCAR race events happening today and over the weekend.
Traffic delays are expected between 5 and 7 tonight for the NASCAR Hauler Parade, which will start at 5 p.m. at Hollywood Casino on Route 6 and then take Interstate 80 east to downtown Joliet, the alert said.
The parade route will be Center Street to East Jefferson Street, and then down Scott, Cass and Ottawa streets as it heads south on Route 53 to Chicagoland Speedway. More traffic than normal will be downtown because parade viewers will be lined up along the parade route streets.
The police are also warning that there will be traffic delays on Route 53 and I-80 over the weekend as people head to the track for the Dollar General 300 Saturday and the Geico 400 Sunday.