The NASCAR Cup Series races today at Road America. The Jockey Made in America 250 race is at 2:30 p.m. on NBC.
The road course race near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is 250 miles (62 laps) with stages ending on laps 14, 29 and 62. All times are Eastern.
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NASCAR at Road America starting lineup
|9||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|38||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47|
William Byron wins pole position after chaotic qualifying
William Byron wins the pole during what was a chaotic qualifying session for some teams. Byron posted the fastest speed at 110.359 miles per hour in the final, 10-minute qualifying round with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson coming in second with a speed of 110.205 miles per hour. They will start in the front row for today’s race. This is Byron’s sixth pole start in his Cup career.
Tyler Reddick finished fourth, and spun his car after passing the start/finish line attempting to post a fast lap, but the damage was not significant enough for the team to have to make repairs to the cars, according to FOX Sports. Road America Xfinity race winners A.J. Allmendinger and Austin Cindric also made up the top-five. They will start third and fifth, respectively.
During the opening 25-minute qualifying round, in which all teams were supposed to make a lap, two cautions came out to halt track activity. The first flag was for Kyle Tilley and the second was for Bubba Wallace, who stalled on the track with an apparent mechanical issue with around two minutes to go in the round.
A handful of drivers, including the Dillon brothers (Austin and Ty), Chase Elliott, Chase Briscoe and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. did not complete a lap at full speed before time expired. Elliott was on the track and attempted to make it to the line before time was up, but he was unable to do so and will start 34th.
“Just take it on the chin,” Elliott said on CNBC’s broadcast.
His No. 9 team is one of the favorites to win, but Elliott said he’s “still searching” for what he needs behind the wheel. The team made some changes to the car after yesterday’s practice in which Elliott finished 14th.
NASCAR did not allow Briscoe, who was 10th at practice, to attempt to finish his lap as it did with Elliott.
Wallace, Austin Dillon, Stenhouse and Ty Dillon will start 36th through 39th, respectively. Kyle Busch, who won Saturday’s Xfinity race at the track, will start last. He is driving a backup car following a spin during practice and didn’t make a qualifying lap at speed. Wallace and Josh Bilicki (27th) are also expected to drop to the rear for adjustments.
NASCAR’s top series is racing at Road America for the second time in 65 years. The last Cup race at 14-turn road course was August 12, 1956.
The Xfinity Series has raced annually at Road America since 2010, so a majority of the drivers in the lineup have experience at the track, including some who competed in Saturday’s Xfinity race. Kyle Busch won that race for his fourth victory in four races in the series this year and his 101st career Xfinity win.