"Chicagoland is pretty cool. There's nothing really quite like it with how round it is. Everywhere else we go has a distinct straightaway, where Chicago never stops turning. I like the banking and the way the track races. It's got a lot of different grooves. There's a huge bump getting into Turn 1 and some huge bumps through Turns 3 and 4. It's just got a lot of different stuff that you deal with. You can't just keep the cars down and dirty. You've got to get them up off the track a little bit to get over the bumps. That's one of the mile-and-a-halfs that I really look forward to."
JUST THE FACTS: Whitt has three Sprint Cup career starts at Chicagoland Speedway ... His best finish at the 1.5-mile oval is 30th (2014) ... MDS Transport returns as primary sponsor of the No. 35 Ford.