Road America To Host A NASCAR Cup Series Race In 2021?

Hold onto your seats! The NASCAR Cup Series might be making more right turns in 2021 according to an Adam Stern tweet Monday afternoon.

Tucked away in scenic Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Road America is one of North America’s best purpose-built road courses. At 4.048-miles, the 14-turn circuit winding through the luscious green countryside has hosted the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2010. The track also hosts annual events for IndyCar and IMSA. That reads like it was written for the Elkhart Lake Chamber of Commerce.


In recent years road courses have become the new short tracks for NASCAR. Fans are clamoring for two things, short tracks and road courses. Road America provides the Cup Series with a phenomenal circuit complete with fast straights, slows corners, the carousel, and a final corner perfect for a bump and run.

Since the Xfinity Series started going to the track in 2010 it has given us a number of interesting winners;

2011- Reed Sorenson

2012- Nelson Piquet Jr.

2013- AJ Allmendinger

2014- Brendan Gaughan

2015- Paul Menard

2016- Michael McDowell

2017- Jeremy Clements

Why should the Cup Series go there? Because this track has a history of throwing some random winners into victory lane. A victory lane that is more suite for an above ground pool deck than for the winner.

Will the Cup Series produce the same number of random winners? Of course not, but the races will undoubtedly be more entertaining than a second date at Michigan, Dover, Pocono, or Indianapolis. Not to mention Wisconsinites will pack the grounds for this event. Brats, beer, and cheese for everyone. Grab your lawn chairs, some Spotted Cow, and let’s do this already.

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