NASCAR at Road America live race updates, results, highlights from Kwik Trip 250

NASCAR at Road America live race updates, results, highlights from Kwik Trip 250

The NASCAR Cup Series races at Road America for just the third time since 1956 on Sunday in the Kwik Trip 250.

The course returned to the Cup Series calendar last year after a 60-plus-year hiatus. Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott captured the checkered flag in a fairly one-sided race.

One year on, Elliott looks poised to end up in victory lane once again. The Cup Series points leader will start Sunday’s race in the pole position after outpacing Stewart-Haas’ Chase Briscoe in qualifying Saturday.

If Elliott is able to repeat as champion at Road America, it would be his third win of the season. Elliott took the checkered flag at Dover in May and at Nashville last week.

Sporting News is tracking live updates of the Kwik Trip 250 at Road America. Follow along below for all the highlights and more from Sunday’s race.

NASCAR at Road America live updates, highlights from Kwik Trip 250

4:40 p.m.: Elliott opted to go into the pits, once again ceding pole position. Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney looks like he will take the flag for Stage 2. Joey Hand has impressed so far and sits in second place, less than two seconds behind Elliott.

4:36 p.m.: William Byron headed to pit road once more. Seems he’s having some issues with his wheels.

4:34 p.m.: Bubba Wallace and Joey Logano spin out after colliding with one another. Seems we’re headed for a caution flag.

4:25 p.m.: Little contact between Daniel Suarez and Martin Truex Jr. Doesn’t result in anything disastrous, but the race is still being hotly contested as it approaches its halfway point.

4:20 p.m.: Chase Elliott takes the lead once more. Kyle Larson sits in second, less than two seconds behind Elliott, followed by Tyler Reddick.

Briscoe, who clinched his seventh playoff point with his Stage 1 victory, dropped all the way to 13th place after heading to the pit.

4:02 p.m.: Chase Briscoe takes Stage 1!

3:56 p.m.: Elliott will head to the pit, conceding first place to Briscoe. Elliott will look to correct his wheel problem during his stop.

3:47 p.m.: Elliott holds a nearly four second edge over Briscoe after 10 laps. Seems the wheel issue he was concerned about prior to Sunday’s race hasn’t been too impactful so far.

3:41 p.m.: Ross Chastain doing Ross Chastain things. The No. 1 car makes an aggressive pass on Alex Bowman.

Chastain has received plenty of criticism for riding aggressively. Based on his start, though, it seems those comments haven’t bothered him too much. 

3:38 p.m.: Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola collide with one another on Turn 5.

Could be a massive issue for Almirola, who seemed to suffer slight damage. Almirola sits a few spots outside the Cup Series playoff seeds. A good result today could go a long way in helping the Stewart-Haas driver qualify for the end-of-season tournament.

3:30 p.m.: Elliott holds pole position after two laps, although Elliott seemed to be concerned about his No. 9 car prior to the race. Something to watch out for going forward.

3:27 p.m.: And we’re off! Chase Elliott holds pole position, followed up by Chase Briscoe.

3:07 p.m.: The national anthem has been sang, the fighter jets are out and the racers are on the track. It’s time for some racing!

NASCAR start time today

  • Race: Kwik Trip 250
  • Date: Sunday, July 3
  • Start time: 3 p.m. ET

Today’s race is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m., although the green flag is expected to be waved at 3:27 p.m.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: USA (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

USA Network will carry Sunday’s race in the U.S. It’s the first Cup Series broadcast for the network this season — TV coverage of the series moved from Fox’s family of networks to NBC’s family of networks last week.

Rick Allen will call the lap-by-lap action. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will offer analysis.

Starting lineup for Road America race

The starting order for the Kwik Trip 250 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Starting pos.DriverCar No.Team
1Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports
2Chase Briscoe14Stewart-Haas Racing
3Kyle Larson5Hendrick Motorsports
4Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing
5Austin Cindric2Team Penske
6Michael McDowell35Front Row Motorsports
7Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
8Alex Bowman48Hendrick Motorsports
9Joey Hand15Rick Ware Racing
10Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing
11Brad Keselowski6Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
12Ross Chastain1Trackhouse Racing
13Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing
14Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing
15Martin Truex Jr.19Job Gibbs Racing
16Christopher Bell20Joe Gibbs Racing
17Daniel Suarez99Trackhouse Racing
18Joey Logano22Stewart-Haas Racing
19Ryan Blaney12Team Penske
20Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing
21AJ Allmendinger16Kaulig Racing
22Kurt Busch4523XI Racing
23Harrison Burton21Wood Brothers Racing
24Aric Almirola20Stewart-Haas Racing
25Bubba Wallace2323XI Racing
26Josh Bilicki77Spire Motorsports
27Erik Jones43Petty GMS Motorsports
28Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing
29William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports
30Ty Dillon42Petty GMS Motorsports
31Cody Ware51Rick Ware Racing
32Todd Gilliland38Front Row Motorsports
33Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing
34Justin Haley31Kaulig Racing
35Corey LaJoie32Spire Motorsports
36Loris Hezemans27Team Hezeberg
37Kyle Tilly78Live Fast Motorsports