Road America Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Christopher Bell finished second in Sunday’s Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America. The road of getting his first top-five since Richmond wasn’t easy, it had to be earned. Whether it’s being penalized for driving through too many pit boxes or going wide, Bell certainly had a compelling afternoon. But Stage 3 was when the Daytona Road Course winner really shined. As Chase Elliott was in a league of his own, Bell had to settle for “best of the rest.” Considering the season he’s hadRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service PLYMOUTH, Wis. – After one event in “exile,” Chase Elliott once again is King of the Road. The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion passed Kyle Busch for the lead on Lap 46 of 62 and cruised to victory in Sunday’s Jockey Made in America 250 Presented by Kwik Trip, the first Cup race at the 4.048-mile road course in 65 years. The win was Elliott’s second of the season and the 13th of his career. Seven of those victories have come on road courses,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Austin Cindric showcased he was a true contender in the Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America, but his day was altered before the end of Stage 2. While battling hard against the likes of Matt DiBenedetto and Kyle Busch, things went south on Lap 24. Entering Turn 5, Cindric’s No. 33 Pirtek Ford Mustang locked up and lost the lead to Busch. Moments later, Cindric spun around which resulted him to enter pit road where they found out the issue. Turned out one wheelRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service PLYMOUTH, Wis.— Taking advantage of a late wreck that foiled other contenders—not to mention fresher tires for the final six-lap green-flag run—Kyle Busch won Saturday’s Henry 180 at Road America, claiming his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in four starts this season. On Lap 41 of 45, Busch took the lead from AJ Allmendinger, whose No. 16 Chevrolet was struggling on older tires. Over the next four laps, the driver of the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota widened his lead to 3.522 secondsRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor While the NASCAR Xfinity Series has been making the pilgrimage to Road America since 2010, it has been more than 64 years since the NASCAR Cup Series made its lone trip to the historic road course. All of that changes Sunday when the Jockey Made in America 250 takes the green flag. One of several new venues on the 2021 Cup Series schedule, NASCAR’s best will finally get their chance to take on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile course weaving its way through the Wisconsin countryside. “Since weRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second week in a row, Josef Newgarden has led the most laps in an NTT IndyCar Series race, only to see the win snatched from his grasp at the last moment. A week after losing the lead late at Detroit to eventual winner Pato O’Ward, the Team Penske ace had seemed to put the disappointment behind him, winning the pole for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America and setting his sights on finally winning a race this year and getting into theRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – In yet another nerve-fraying finish, Alex Palou passed Josef Newgarden with two laps remaining Sunday to win the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America and regained the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship lead. Palou drove his No. 10 NTT DATA Honda to a 1.9106-second victory over the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda of Colton Herta. 2014 series champion Will Power finished third in the No. 12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet. Palou, who led five of the 55 laps after starting fifth, averagedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Colton Herta is back on an NTT IndyCar Series podium. Hard to imagine the man who dominated St. Petersburg wouldn’t score another top-three until Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, finishing second. “It finally happened,” said Herta. “I’ve been struggling to get on the podium when I’m not winning, so it feels nice to finally get one, or my second one in my career. “Team did an amazing job. We seemed to lack a little bit of pace to Alex (Palou) and Josef (Newgarden).Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In the eyes of some folks, Jimmie Johnson’s rookie season in the NTT IndyCar Series hasn’t been ideal. Others see it otherwise due to the difficult beast these cars are compared to NASCAR. More so when the Chip Ganassi Racing driver continues improving race-by-race. We saw it with his lap times during the second dual race at Belle Isle last Sunday. It appears the trend is continuing at Road America. Johnson was no longer well towards the bottom of the time charts going into a race,Read More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Josef Newgarden’s cagey tire strategy paid off Saturday with the NTT P1 Award for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America. Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden was the only driver in the Firestone Fast Six who elected to use new Firestone primary “black” tires for the entire final round of qualifying instead of used primary tires or the grippier, but less durable Firestone alternate “red” tires. That paid off with a best lap of 1 minute, 46.0186 seconds in theRead More