NASCAR Cup Series Race At Road America: Everything You Need To Know

Author: Megha

The Jockey Made in America 250 is a NASCAR Cup Series Race that is presented by Kwik Trip. This race provides splendid door-to-door and wheel-to-wheel action enhancing the sense of urgency and highlighting aggressive racing. 

This year, the NASCAR Cup Series will run at Road America, popularly known as America’s National Park of Speed. The race will feature some fantastic riders on the challenging track. Although the event will occur from July 1 to July 4, the main race will be on the last day, i.e. Sunday.  

Mike Kertscher, President and General Manager of Road America, said while announcing NASCAR Cup Series Race, “Since we welcomed the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2010, our fans have been asking for the NASCAR Cup Series, and we are very proud to make it happen on the Fourth of July. The weekend is going to be memorable and exciting for everyone as we celebrate Independence Day at America’s National Park of Speed. We encourage new and returning fans to get their tickets and campsites early because we intend to host four full days of on-track action. Our entire staff is excited to welcome the teams, drivers, and new visitors to show them that Road America is the ideal facility to come for the experience and stay for the race.”


Overview Of NASCAR Cup Series Race At Road America 

Event Dates: July 1, 2021, to July 4, 2021

Main Race: July 4, 2021 (Sunday)

Location: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Laps: 62 

Distance: 250.48 miles (403.11 km)

Turns: 14

Track Length: 4.048 mile(s)

Track Type: Road Course

Surface: Asphalt

Banking: 171 feet of elevation changes in one lap

Caution Speed: 45 MPH

Title Sponsor: Jockey International 

Presenting Sponsor: Kwik Trip

First race: 1956


Event Schedule Of NASCAR Cup Series Race At Road America 

JULY 1, 2021


8:00 A.M. TA - Test (TA2)
11:30 A.M. TA - 1st Practice (TA2)
1:30 P.M.  TA - 2nd Practice (TA2)
6:00 P.M.  Bumper To Bumper IRA NASCAR Kick-off


JULY 2, 2021


8:30 A.M. TA - Testing (TA/XGT/SGT/GT)
11:30 A.M. TA - 1st Practice (TA/XGT/SGT/GT)
12:00 P.M. OEM Parade Laps
1:00 P.M. TA - Qualifying (TA 2)
1:30 P.M. TA - 2nd Practice (TA/XGT/SGT/GT
3:05 P.M. NXS - Practice


JULY 3, 2021


8:20 A.M. TA - Qualifying (TA)
8:40 A.M. TA - Qualifying (XGT/SGT/GT)
10:35 A.M. NXS - Qualifying
11:35 A.M. NCS - Practice
12:55 P.M. NXS - Driver Introductions
1:30 P.M. NXS - Race (Stages 10/20/45 LAPS = 182.16 Miles )
4:45 P.M. TA - Race (Timed) (TA 2)


JULY 4, 2021


7:55 A.M. TA - Formation Laps (TA/XGT/SGT/GT)
8:00 A.M. TA - Race (Timed) (TA/XGT/SGT/GT)
10:05 A.M. NCS - Qualifying
11:00 P.M. Pace Vehicle Rides
1:00 P.M. NCS - Driver Introductions
1:30 P.M. NCS Race (Stages 14/29/62 LAPS = 250 Miles)


Buy Tickets For NASCAR Cup Series Race At Road America


Here are the ticket prices for the NASCAR Cup Series race that will take place at Road America. Check out at the given prices, and grab a ticket by clicking here

- Full Event Ticket for NASCAR - $190.00

This ticket combination provides entry tickets and parking for all days of the event. (From Thursday to Sunday)

- Thursday Ticket for NASCAR - $35.00

This ticket simply permits gate entrance and access to general parking only for Thursday. 

- Friday Ticket for NASCAR Cup Series Race - $40.00

This includes gate entry and parking for Friday activities only. 

- Saturday Ticket for NASCAR - $75.00

At this ticket price, you will get gate entry and a general parking facility for activities on Saturday. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Q1. Which riders will take part in the NASCAR Cup Series Race?

Ans. Although the complete entry list of the race is yet to be ascertained, here are the riders who will surely take part in the race. 

- Cole Custer

- Tyler Reddick

- Christopher Bell

- Erik Jones

- Kyle Busch

- Martin Truex Jr.

- Chase Elliott

Q2. At what time will the entry gates open on the race day, i.e., July 4, 2021?  

Ans. On the race day, the gate entrance will open at 7 A.M., but on-track activities will commence from 8 A.M. However, all the visitors are recommended to arrive early, latest by 9 A.M. and enjoy the event to the fullest. 

Q3. Do ticket prices differ with the seating arrangements?

Ans. No, there isn’t any difference in price with the seating arrangement because of no particular assigned seating system. Visitors will be allowed to roam across the property and pick any spot they find best for watching the race. And this is the key attraction of Road America. With greenery everywhere and various jumbo screens, you can sit anywhere across the Road America property.

Q4. Where can you watch the NASCAR Cup Series Race?

Ans. On Saturday and Sunday, the race will be telecast on NBC at 1:30 P.M. (central) and 2:30 P.M. (Eastern).


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