Road America Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service New tracks, road courses and a dirt race—NASCAR fulfilled its mission of expanding its sphere of influence with the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, announced Wednesday afternoon. With the addition of road course races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Tex., and Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., NASCAR has doubled the number of road-course events on the schedule—retaining the races at Sonoma Raceway, Watkins Glen International and the Charlotte Roval. For the first time sinceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The most anticipated day in NASCAR history has been tremendously spoiled, but it doesn’t mean the excitement and disappointment levels have waned. It’s the exact opposite because the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series calendar looks drastically different. There’s so much to digest with various announcements involving multiple tracks over the past 24 hours have left not just NASCAR, but also the NTT IndyCar Series community buzzing. SCHEDULE: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Depending on who you are, you’re either thrilled with the drastic changes on next season’s calendarRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Andy Lally made his NASCAR return last Saturday at Road America, finishing fifth in the Henry 180 which marked Our Motorsports’ second top-five of the Xfinity Series season. A few days removed from having a superb outing for a single-car operation that made the jump to NXS this year, Lally told Motorsports Tribune about his intense afternoon where he had his work cut out for as he rolled off 23rd and had to navigate through the mixed variations of weather. “We had a lot of goodRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Cindric really earned the victory in Saturday’s Henry 180 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the historic 4-mile Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. – managing to hold off traffic on numerous restarts both early and late in an elongated afternoon of competition that included wet and dry conditions and 13 dramatic lead changes. Cindric, 21, took his No. 22 Team Penske Ford to the lead for good on a restart with three laps remaining having to hold off hard-charging veteran roadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first IMSA competitor that’ll take part of the historic NASCAR weekend at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course will be Andy Lally, who’ll be driving for Our Motorsports in the Xfinity Series after announcing his plans Wednesday. Lally won’t just pilot the No. 02 Chevrolet at Daytona (Saturday, August 15), but also at Road America (Saturday, August 8) as it’ll mark the 2011 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year’s season debut in Xfinity. Our Motorsports’ main driver, Brett Moffitt, will concentrate his racing effortsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer As the old saying goes – Lap 1, Turn 1 creates chaos. The old phrase came at full song when Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal became victims of Will Power’s aggressive moves in Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The first one out was Hunter-Reay, who was sandwiched between Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal before getting drilled by Power in Turn 1. The “wrecking ball” move as Hunter-Reay described it, sent him out of control and wound up stuck in the gravel which endedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor It has been a rough start to the 2020 NTT Indycar Series season for Alexander Rossi, but Sunday at Road America, things started to turn the corner with a much-needed podium finish – his first since late last year. Classifying his start to the season as “nightmarish”, Rossi started the season off with mechanical issues both before and during the race at Texas, resulting in a 15th place finish on the 1.5-mile oval and the bad luck continued as the season progressed into Indianapolis and RoadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pato O’Ward was two laps away from capturing his maiden NTT IndyCar Series victory. Instead, that honor went to Felix Rosenqvist as O’Ward ended up second during Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The pole sitter had a dominant showing as he led a race-high 43 of 55 laps. This can be accredited to his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP crew executing great pit stop sequences all afternoon and of course his blistering pace. However, multiple factors curtailed his bid for a race winRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Felix Rosenqvist outdueled Pato O’Ward in a thrilling late-race battle to score his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory in the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR Doubleheader Race 2 on Sunday, July 12 at Road America. Rosenqvist’s drive in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda ended the undefeated start to the 2020 season by his teammate, Scott Dixon. But the 28-year-old continued the dominating start for Chip Ganassi Racing, which has won all four NTT INDYCAR SERIES races thisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The front row for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America saw a flashback to 2018 as Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta, the top-two points finishers in Indy Lights that year, will lead the field to the green flag for the second 55-lap race. O’Ward one upped his former Indy Lights teammate and rival with a time of 1:44.8971 (137.758 mph), just 0.2790 seconds quicker than Herta’s time to capture his maiden NTT P1 Pole Award and the first under the Arrow McLaren SP banner.Read More