NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR teams grounded in Chicago overnight

Several planes carrying NASCAR team members were grounded Saturday night at Midway Airport in Chicago when construction work on a runway prevented planes from leaving until early Sunday morning, airport officials confirmed.

Among the planes affected were those carrying team members from Penske Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Hall of Fame Racing, among others.

Passengers were stranded at the airport overnight with the first flights out not available until 7 a.m. Eastern Sunday. Many of the team members had arrived in the hours after the completion of the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, which ended about 11:30 p.m. Eastern.

Teams flying out of a local airport in Joliet were not affected.