On Sunday, NASCAR only qualified for the sixth time this season, when the drivers were driving on Road America’s 4.048-mile circuit, a KwikTrip (2:30 pm EST; NBC, TSN1, 4,5, MRN) .
As NASCAR tries to limit the time the teams spend on the track during the COVID-19 pandemic, qualifying on the track this season is rare. There are only 8 games planned for practice and qualifying in 2021; American Highway is the 6th game, joining Daytona (Daytona 500), Bristol’s dirt track, Americas Speedway, Charlotte (Coca-Cola 600) and Nashville.
The rest of the schedule will be used for the new circuit in the schedule (Road Circuit in Indianapolis) and the end of the season Championship 4 in Phoenix. Road America is also a “new” track: NASCAR’s Cup Series has not raced on the track since 1956, but the Xfinity Series has been racing there since 2010.
The following is the starting lineup for Sunday’s American-made 250 racehorse shown by KwikTrip at Road America.
Who won the pole position in Road America’s NASCAR race?
William Byron was the fastest of the 12 drivers to compete for pole position in the second round of qualifying. His lap time is 2 minutes 12.049 seconds (110.359 mph).
Byron’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson will sit with him in the front row of the starting line after qualifying second.
Their teammate Chase Elliott failed to advance to the second round. He did not record the lap time in the first round because the warning on the track slowed him down so much that he reached the starting line/finish line after the first round. He will start in 34th place.
Kyle Busch will descend to the back of the field to obtain the green flag. He crashed during practice, which forced his team to spare the car. Busch won the Xfinity race at Road America on Saturday.
NASCAR’s starting lineup in the U.S. road race
NASCAR uses two qualifying rounds to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s Road America race, the American-made Jockey 250 provided by KwikTrip. The 12 fastest cars in the first round advanced to the second round, with 40 cars participating.
|Starting position.||driver||Car number||team|
|1||William Byron||twenty four||Hendrick Motorsport|
|2||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsport|
|3||Ajay Allmentinger||16||Corrig Racing|
|4||Taylor Redick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|5||Austin Sindrick||33||Penske Team|
|6||Danny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Matt DiBenedetto||twenty one||Wood Brothers Racing|
|8||Rose Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|9||Martin Trux Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsport|
|11||Daniel suarez placeholder image||99||Track racing|
|12||Chris Buscher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|13||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Joey Logano||twenty two||Penske Team|
|16||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|17||Ryan Blaney||12||Penske Team|
|18||Michael McDowell||34||Front row motorsport|
|19||Arik Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||Brad Keselowski||2||Penske Team|
|twenty one||Eric Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsport|
|twenty two||Justin Haley||77||Spire motorsport|
|twenty three||Corey Rajoy||7||Spire motorsport|
|twenty four||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front row motorsport|
|25||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|26||James Davidson||15||Rickwell Racing|
|27||Josh Bilic||52||Rickwell Racing|
|28||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|29||Cody Sanitary Ware||51||Small car|
|30||Kyle Tilly||78||Live fast racing|
|31||Ryan Eversley||53||Rickwell Racing|
|32||Ryan Price||37||JTG Doherty Racing|
|33||Quinnhof||00||Star letter racing|
|34||Chase Eliot||9||Hendrick Motorsport|
|35||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|36||Bubba Wallace||twenty three||23XI Racing|
|37||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|38||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||47||JTG Doherty Racing|
|39||Tedion||96||Gunter Brothers Racing|
|40||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|