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NASCAR results at Road America, highlights: Tyler Reddick earns first-ever Cup Series win at Kwik Trip 250

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

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

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A year later, Elliott looks set to find himself back in winning ways. The Cup Series points leader will start Sunday’s race on pole position after edging out Stewart-Haas’ Chase Briscoe in qualifying on 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 in Dover in May and in Nashville last week.

Sporting News followed live updates from the Kwik Trip 250 at Road America. Here are the results and highlights from Sunday’s race.

NASCAR at Road America live updates, Kwik Trip 250 highlights

6:01 p.m.: Reddick captures the checkered flag and becomes the fifth winner for the first time on the Cup Series circuit! The unofficial top five are Reddick, Elliott, Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez.

6 p.m.: One lap to go and Reddick seems to be in control! About four seconds ahead of Elliott. There’s not much left!

5:57 p.m.: Looks like Reddick’s experience at Road America — he drove there during his time on the Xfinity series — serves him well. Two laps to go and he holds a four-second lead over Elliott. Just a little longer.

5:55 p.m.: With four laps to go, Reddick’s lead grew to over 2.5 seconds ahead of Elliott. If all goes according to plan and no warning flags are waved, Reddick looks set to capture his first checkered flag of his Cup Series career.

5:50 p.m.: Reddick’s lead increases to around 1.3 seconds. Six laps to go. If Reddick can hold out, he puts himself in a prime position to make the Cup Series playoffs.

5:48 p.m.: Reddick is still holding strong in first place. However, Elliott is less than a second behind Reddick and has proven to be effective in maintaining the pace in these corners, especially turns 5 and 6.

5:40 p.m.: Reddick and Elliott hold a clinic so far. 10 laps to go and both are particularly precise in their turns. Kyle Larson is a distant third, more than eight seconds off Reddick’s pace.

It’s a two-horse race and it looks like we’re heading for a really dramatic finish.

5:33 p.m.: Reddick leads the race with 13 laps to go. The 26-year-old has never landed a Cup Series run, but his performance on Sunday could go a long way in securing his playoff status. Reddick entered the Kwik Trip 250 ranked 13th in Cup Series points this season.

5:23 p.m.: Reddick and Elliott went back and forth for pole all day. With just 16 laps to go, Reddick edged out Elliott. Really exciting watch so far.

4:43 p.m.: Logano and Wallace collided with each other, spinning them both. According to Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic, Logano and his team were blamed for the dust.

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

4:36 p.m.: William Byron once again headed for pit road. It seems to have problems with its wheels.

4:34 p.m.: Bubba Wallace and Joey Logano part ways after colliding. It looks like we’re headed for a flag of caution.

4:25 p.m.: Little contact between Daniel Suarez and Martin Truex Jr. Nothing catastrophic, but the race remains hotly contested as we approach the halfway mark.

4:20 p.m.: Chase Elliott regains the lead. Kyle Larson is second, less than two seconds behind Elliott, followed by Tyler Reddick.

Briscoe, who picked up his seventh playoff point with his Stage 1 win, dropped all the way to 13th after heading into the pit.

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

3:56 p.m.: Elliott will head to the pit, conceding first place to Briscoe. Elliott will be looking to correct his wheel issue when stopping.

3:47 p.m.: Elliott holds a nearly four-second advantage over Briscoe after 10 laps. It looks like the wheel issue that was bothering him before Sunday’s race hasn’t had too much of an impact so far.

3:41 p.m.: Ross Chastain does Ross Chastain stuff. The #1 car makes an aggressive pass on Alex Bowman.

Chastain received a lot of criticism for riding aggressively. Based on his debut, however, it seems those comments didn’t bother him too much.

3:38 p.m.: Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola collide at turn 5.

This could be a huge problem for Almirola, who appeared to take light damage. Almirola sits a few places outside the Cup playoff seeds. A good result today could go a long way to helping the Stewart-Haas driver qualify for the season-ending tournament.

3:30 p.m.: Elliott holds pole position after two laps, although Elliott seemed preoccupied with his #9 car heading into the race. Something to watch out for moving forward.

3:27 p.m.: Here we go ! Chase Elliott holds pole position, followed by Chase Briscoe.

3:07 p.m.: The national anthem has been sung, the fighter jets are out and the runners are on the track. It’s race time!

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: United States (United States) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Direct: Peacock, fuboTV
  • Radio: MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR

USA Network will broadcast Sunday’s race in the United States. It’s the first set of cuts to air for the network this season — television coverage of the series moved from Fox’s network family to NBC’s network family last week.

Rick Allen will call the action turn-based. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis.

Starting lineup for the Road America race

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

pos. departure Driver car number Crew
1 Chase Elliot 9 Hendrick Motorsports
2 Chasing Briscoe 14 Stewart Haas Racing
3 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Tyler Red Dick 8 Richard Childress Racing
5 Austin Cindric 2 Team Penske
6 Michael McDowell 35 Motorsports in the front row
seven Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski race
8 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Joey’s hand 15 Rick Ware Racing
ten Cole Custer 41 Stewart Haas Racing
11 Brad Keselowski 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski race
12 Ross Chestnut 1 Hippodrome racing
13 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Race
14 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Race
15 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Job Gibbs Racing
16 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Race
17 Daniel Suarez 99 Hippodrome racing
18 Joey Logan 22 Stewart Haas Racing
19 ryan blaney 12 Team Penske
20 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
21 AJ Allmendinger 16 Kaulig Race
22 Kurt Busch 45 23XI Race
23 Harrison Burton 21 Race of the Wood Brothers
24 Aric Almirola 20 Stewart Haas Racing
25 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Race
26 Josh Bilicki 77 Spire Motorsports
27 Erik Jones 43 Small GMS Motorsports
28 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart Haas Racing
29 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
30 Ty Dillon 42 Small GMS Motorsports
31 Cody Ware 51 Rick Ware Racing
32 Todd Gilliland 38 Motorsports in the front row
33 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
34 Justin Haley 31 Kaulig Race
35 Corey Joy 32 Spire Motorsports
36 Loris Hezemans 27 Hezeberg Team
37 Kyle Tilly 78 Fast Motorsport Live

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