Johnsonville 180 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer James Davison came to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, setting his eyes on capturing a win after a crash last year, where he lead 11 of the first 20 laps, took him out of the running. This time around, Davison scored a track-best eighth in Saturday’s Johnsonville 180, but not the way he wanted his result to be due to late circumstances. Davison, who turns 32 on Tuesday, put on a valiant effort throughout the 45-lap contest, but he didn’t lead until the 38thRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Road course ringer Justin Marks earned a top-10 finish after spinning late in the Johnsonville 180 at Road America. Although Marks and fellow ‘ringer’ James Davison combined to lead just one lap, the duo were among the class of the NASCAR Xfinity Series field. In the final run to the finish, Marks chased eventual race-winner Justin Allgaier and Davison in his No. 42 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet Camaro SS. As Davison’s Toyota Camry faded, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver desperately searched for a way past. MarksRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – Continuing to make the most of his banner year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Justin Allgaier took advantage of a mistake by James Davison in the closing laps of the Johnsonville 180 to cruise to his fourth win of the season at the 4.048-mile road course of Road America. Allgaier who used pit strategy throughout the 45-lap event to keep his No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet Camaro up front elected to stay out when the final caution waved at Lap 38 whenRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisc.— Austin Cindric put his No. 22 Team Penske Ford at the front of the field at Lap 13 in Saturday afternoon’s Johnsonville 180 at Road America. But that lead was short-lived, as smoke billowed from the rear of his machine shortly thereafter and his car stalled on the track to bring out the fourth caution of the race. Cindric’s No. 22 Ford would have to be pushed back to the garage, ending his day with a 37th-place result. While it was the fifthRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott had a topsy turvy afternoon in his return, salvaging a 20th place finish after being involved in two incidents during Saturday’s Johnsonville 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. After getting out his yellow striped red No. 23 ISM Connect Chevrolet, it was all smiles for Elliott, with a little humor along the way. “I feel like I hit everything but the the lottery,” said Elliott. “It was a great day. I’d like to thank Xfinity and allRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer With just three races until the start of the Playoffs, Ross Chastain earned a top-10 finish at Road America. His run in the Johnsonville 180 pads his cushion over those on the outside of the Playoff grid, looking in. In the run to the finish, Chastain had to hold his own, battling both NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars and road course ringers alike. He kept his No. 4 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro SS on track, picking up positions as Brendan Gaughan, James Davison, and Justin Marks,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Although he is very experienced at Road America, Conor Daly will face a new challenge in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at the historic 4.048-Mile road course this weekend. Daly, like fellow 2018 Indianapolis 500 starter James Davison, will trade their open wheel Dallaras for a full-bodied stock car. Daly will drive the No. 6 Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing in his NASCAR debut. He will be joined his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship co-driver, James French, who is alsoRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 23rd race of the season and three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score eight victories. The Xfinity Series returns to Road America for the Johnsonville 180. No Cup drivers, road course ringers, the possibility of racing in the rain, the battle to make the Playoffs, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 23rd race of the season. Coverage for the Johnsonville 180 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Road America has hosted the 23rd race ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Three former starters of the Indianapolis 500 will compete in the Johnsonville 180 as James Davison will pilot the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. Davison joins Conor Daly and Katherine Legge as road course ringers trading their tradition IndyCar or IMSA rides for a NASCAR Xfinity Series stockcar. Davison will have Tilson Forest Hearing Cruz and Jonathon Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group as the primary sponsors of his Toyota Camry. The Melbourne, Australia native competed in 2018 Indianapolis 500 in the No.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer They say there can be miracles if you believe, and that is exactly what happened for Jeremy Clements and his family-owned Jeremy Clements Racing (JCR) at Road America. With the freshest tires, Clements sliced through the field in the final laps in route to his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. Clements spent the final laps in his No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro chasing down JGR’s Matt Tifft. As the duo exited the final corner coming to the white flag, they made contact. Both drivers’Read More