Road America

Road America - 2021 Latest News, Winners, Qualifying, Track

Road America is a street course. It is situated close to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States. The track is host to races since the 1950s. At present, the track holds multiple races during the year. The races are NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IndyCar Series among others.

The series previously hustled on the 4.048 mi (6.515 km) street course in 1956. Although the track didn't get back to the timetable until 2021. It will feature the Independence Day weekend race.

Henry 180 will fill in as a support event to the race.

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History

The first and only NASCAR Cup Series race was held in 1956. During that time the arrangement was known as the Grand National Series.

The race, advanced as "America's First International Stock Car Road Race," was authoritatively authorized by NASCAR. However, the FIA offered help for the occasion. Hubert Schroeder filled in as race manager.

As street racing was uncommon for the arrangement at that point, theory among fans rotated around American vehicles' capacity to move the course. There were 25 American vehicles, a Jaguar Mark VII, and four Renaults on the circuit.

On August 12, the first race was held at the track. Speedy Thompson led the pack of the racer. An engine failure constrained him. Tim Flock drove the last ten laps to win the inaugural race.

In 2010, races were again run on the Road America track. This time it was the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It supplanted the arrangement's race at the Milwaukee Mile.

In June 2020, it was accounted for that Road America was in negotiations to have the Cup Series in 2021. When NASCAR uncovered the 2021 Cup Series plan on September 30, 2020, Road America was once again added for the Fourth of July weekend.

Road America became one of seven road courses on the 2021 Cup calendar, the most in series history following the late addition of the Go Bowling 235

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The Sports Car Club of America was the principal coordinator of the races. In 1950, the Chicago Region SCCA and the Village of Elkhart Lake coordinated the primary street race at Elkhart Lake.

The first race was the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) on September 10, 1955.

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LocationTown of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, at N7390 Highway 67, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
OperatorRoad America, Inc.
Major EventsIndyCar Series

REV Group Grand Prix (2016–present)

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase (2014–present)

NASCAR Cup Series

TBA (1956, 2021–present)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Henry 180 (2010–present)

Length4.048 mi (6.515 km)