NASCAR has a new home on Fourth of July weekend – again.
After spending the star-spangled holiday in Daytona for 61 years, NASCAR moved that date to Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year.
But as part of a much bigger schedule shake-up for 2021, Road America claimed the date in rejoining the Cup Series schedule after a 65-year absence.
The 4-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin has hosted a stand-alone Xfinity Series race since 2010. That race now serves as this weekend’s undercard for Cup.
Also on tap this weekend is Trans Am. A group of Cup and Xfinity drivers are competing in its TA-2 class to gain additional track time.
Road America weekend schedule
(all times Eastern)
Thursday, July 1
12:30-1 p.m. – Trans Am TA-2 practice
2:30-3 p.m. – Trans Am TA-2 practice
Friday, July 2
1 – 10:30 p.m. – Xfinity garage open
2 – 2:20 p.m. – Trans Am TA-2 qualifying
4:05 – 4:55 p.m. – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)
Saturday, July 3
8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Cup garage open
10 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens
11:35 a.m. – Xfinity qualifying (two rounds, multi-vehicle – NBCSN coverage begins at Noon)
12:35 – 1:25 p.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN)
2:30 p.m. – Xfinity race (45 laps, 182.16 miles – NBC, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
5:45 p.m. – Trans Am TA-2 race (25 laps or 75 minutes)
Sunday, July 4
8 a.m. – Cup garage open
11:05 a.m. – Cup qualifying (two rounds, multi-vehicle – CNBC)
2:30 p.m. – Cup race (62 laps, 250 miles – NBC, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
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