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. Driver Car No. Team
1 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
2 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
3 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
5 Austin Cindric 2 Team Penske
6 Michael McDowell 35 Front Row Motorsports
7 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
8 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Joey Hand 15 Rick Ware Racing
10 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
11 Brad Keselowski 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
12 Ross Chastain 1 Trackhouse Racing
13 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
14 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
15 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Job Gibbs Racing
16 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
17 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing
18 Joey Logano 22 Stewart-Haas Racing
19 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
20 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
21 AJ Allmendinger 16 Kaulig Racing
22 Kurt Busch 45 23XI Racing
23 Harrison Burton 21 Wood Brothers Racing
24 Aric Almirola 20 Stewart-Haas Racing
25 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
26 Josh Bilicki 77 Spire Motorsports
27 Erik Jones 43 Petty GMS Motorsports
28 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
29 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
30 Ty Dillon 42 Petty GMS Motorsports
31 Cody Ware 51 Rick Ware Racing
32 Todd Gilliland 38 Front Row Motorsports
33 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
34 Justin Haley 31 Kaulig Racing
35 Corey LaJoie 32 Spire Motorsports
36 Loris Hezemans 27 Team Hezeberg
37 Kyle Tilly 78 Live Fast Motorsports