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ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN - JULY 04: William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Jockey Made in America 250 Presented by Kwik Trip at Road America on July 04, 2021 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images
ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN - JULY 04: William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Jockey Made in America 250 Presented by Kwik Trip at Road America on July 04, 2021 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Road America’s Deal with NASCAR Runs through 2022, Nothing Concrete After

In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mike Kertscher, president and general manager of Road America said the track’s deal with NASCAR runs through this year. Following this season, nothing has been “firmed up” yet.

Next month, the Cup Series will make its second trip to Road America, while the Xfinity Series has been making an annual stop at the famed road course since 2010.

The handwriting seems pretty clear for Chicagoland Speedway. That’s where your date came from. What does that say about Road America long term with NASCAR?

Yeah, I mean, we’d like to think it’s a match made in heaven. But as we’ve always said it’s got to make business sense.

We have an agreement through this year. We’ve had some initial talks but nothing’s firmed up at this point. At this point, we’re concentrating just as we did last year on delivering a first-class experience at a first-class venue.

Would July 3rd or 4th be our first options? If you’re a promoter that’s an uphill battle, but I feel like we’re collaborating with NASCAR to start this tradition at the “National Park of Speed” and having camping and Americana and families and all that stuff, celebrating the Fourth makes a hell of a lot of sense to do it here.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel