NASCAR is heading to Plymouth, Wis., for its 4th of July race, which takes place at the aptly named Road America race course.
Sunday’s Jockey Made in America 250 offered by KwikTrip would be the first NASCAR Cup Series occasion at the monitor; the final time NASCAR’s premier racing circuit visited was in 1956. when it was referred to as “Grand National.”
Regardless, Sunday’s race — certainly one of solely seven highway programs in the 2021 season — gives a possibility for non-Hendrick Motorsports groups to take the checkered flag after a four-week hiatus. Kyle Larson received three straight occasions earlier than teammate Alex Bowman received the primary race of the doubleheader at Pocono on June 26.
Drivers have solely seven extra races in the common season schedule — Sunday’s included — to safe a spot in the 16-car playoff. Only 11 drivers have received NASCAR occasions this season, leaving house sufficient for 5 extra drivers to safe a spot. Assuming there shall be just a few extra repeat winners, it is crucial for the highest non-winning drivers — Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon — to cement themselves with good positions in the following races.
Sporting News is monitoring live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Road America on Sunday. Follow alongside live for the 62-lap, 250-mile Jockey Made in America 250:
NASCAR at Road America live updates, highlights
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5:32 p.m.: Briscoe has to sluggish to take the flip (it is nonetheless extensive) however the race continues. Only two laps remaining. Assuming there isn’t any extra warning, this must be Elliott’s victory.
5:25 p.m.: Hamlin, winner of 5 of NASCAR’s earlier seven highway programs, has moved into the highest 4, roughly 14 seconds off the lead. He’s first in the playoff standings however hasn’t had a single win this season.
5:22 p.m.: Larson tries to decelerate on the flip however is hit from behind and spun out by Alex Bowman — the sphere avoids him on the monitor and the race continues. Larson falls just a few positions to No. 10 with six laps remaining. Bowman, by the best way, appears to have sustained some rear injury as properly.
5:16 p.m.: Elliott is your chief with fewer than 10 laps to go.
4:50 p.m.: Give this social media supervisor a elevate.
4:49 p.m.: Caution 5 (Lap 44). Anthony Alfredo spins out into the gravel with fewer than 20 laps remaining in the race:
4:37 p.m.: Elliott’s the chief now. Lots of lead modifications at Road America right this moment.
4:26 p.m.: And there’s DiBenedetto out in entrance!
4:04 p.m.: Caution 4 (Lap 30). Reddick wins the stage, simply the second of his profession.
- Tyler Reddick
- William byron
- Ross Chastain
- Kyle Larson
- Kurt Busch
- Joey Logano
- Kevin Harviclk
- Bubba Wallace
- Justin Haley
4:01 p.m.: Kurt Busch takes the flip too quick and is into the grass. Apart from some grass in his grill and dropping a spot, no points for him. Only two laps stay in the second stage.
3:55 p.m.: Corey LaJoie’s the newest driver with points on the monitor: He spins out into the grass after contact with Austin Dillon. LaJoie took the flip too extensive and initiated the contact making an attempt to get again on the monitor, making him spin out. He needed to wait for vehicles to move to get again on, however did not carry up a warning. (He did drag some turf onto the monitor, nevertheless).
3:50 p.m.: More spinouts, extra mechanical points. This one’s from Cindric.
3:52 p.m.: Oh hey, there’s Brad Keselowski too.
3:50 p.m.: Denny Hamlin’s journey to the sand surprisingly did not consequence in a warning.
3:43 p.m.: And now DiBenedetto:
3:34 p.m.: There’s the restart on Lap 17. Austin Cindric, Matt DiBenedetto, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Bubba Wallace make up your prime 5.
3:18 p.m.: Sure sufficient, that is the top of the stage. William Byron wins beneath warning. Your full prime 10:
- William Byron
- AJ Allmendinger
- Kyle Larson
- Tyler Reddick
- Ross Chastain
- Denny Hamlin
- Christopher Bell
- Alex Bowman
- Kurt Busch
- Chase Elliott
3:15 p.m.: While there is a pause in the motion … try this bumper digicam from the Road America monitor:
3:14 p.m.: Uh-oh. Austin Dillon is caught for rushing on pit row. He’ll restart from the rear.
3:11 p.m.: Caution 2 (Lap 12). Kyle Tilley took is caught in the gravel pit after taking the flip manner too quick. That could possibly be a recurring theme right this moment. There’s solely three laps remaining in the stage, so NASCAR might determine to finish the stage right here.
3:05 p.m.: Kyle Larson with a pleasant move that was manner, manner too quick:
3:02 p.m.: And now Ryan Preece is having points. The No. 37 is heading to the storage with a reported blown engine. Preece entered Sunday’s race ranked twenty third and 189 factors from the playoff cutoff.
Ryan Preece is off-track with a difficulty, taking a again option to the storage.
“I did not miss any shifts. That sucks.”
“Yeah, we blew up guys.”
— Aaron Bearden (@aaronbearden93) July 4, 2021
2:54 p.m.: There’s the restart on Lap 5, with Byron and Larson taking the early lead.
2:49 p.m.: Caution 1 (Lap 3). Well, shoot. Daniel Suarez’s automobile has stalled with a transmission concern heading into Turn 6. He entered right this moment’s race in 18th place and 42 factors beneath the cutoff. Looks like his crew is making an attempt to get him again on the market.
2:44 p.m.: There they go!
NASCAR begin time right this moment
- Race: Jockey Made in America 250 offered by KwikTrip
- Date: Sunday, July 4
- Time: 2:40 p.m. ET (TV time)
The inexperienced flag on Sunday’s race will drop at roughly 2:49 p.m. ET.
NASCAR beginning lineup at Road America
NASCAR used two rounds of qualifying to set the beginning lineup for Sunday’s race at Road America, the Jockey Made in America 250 offered by KwikTrip. The quickest 12 vehicles in Round 1 superior to Round 2. Forty vehicles had been entered for the race.
|Start pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||AJ Allmendinger||16||Kaulig Racing|
|4||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|5||Austin Cindric||33||Team Penske|
|6||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|8||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|9||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|11||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|12||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|13||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|15||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|16||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|17||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|18||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|19||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|21||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|22||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|23||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|24||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|25||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|26||James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|27||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|28||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|29||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|30||Kyle Tilley||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|31||Ryan Eversley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|32||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|33||Quin Houff||00||Starcom Racing|
|34||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|35||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|36||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|37||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|38||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|39||Ty Dillon||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|40||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|