Cup Series Race at Chicago

Road America Raceway Track
Road America Raceway Location

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States



NASCAR Cup Series race at RA

Road America Raceway Track

Race Track

Madison, Illinois, United States

Madison, Illinois, United States

Sunday June 5, 2022

3:30 pm ET

Madison, Illinois, United States

Sunday, July 2, 2023

3:30 PM

Betting Insights for the Race At Road America

It’s no secret that Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott is the favorite at most road courses on the NASCAR schedule. Still, there are a few contenders that have emerged so far this year Aric Almirola, Ross Chastain, and the defending champion, Kyle Larson. Elliott started in the 34th position in 2021 and worked his way through the pack over the first two stages to eventually take the lead on lap 38 and not look back.

Elliott would be considered the favorite again this year with teammate William Byron, who won the pole and was in command for the first two stages in 2021, but notice has to be taken with the crew over at Joe Gibbs Racing. Last year’s finish saw all four of their cars finish in the top 10, with Christopher Bell (2nd), Kyle Busch (3rd), Denny Hamlin (6th), and Martin Truex, Jr. (9th) all ready to improve on their 2021 accomplishments at Road America.

Kwik Trip 250 Race Details

Date: Sunday, July 2, 2023
Hour: 15:30 EST
Track: Road America
Location: Elkhart Lake, WI, USA
Distance: 62 laps around the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course for a total of 250.48 miles

How To Read NASCAR Betting Odds

Before you bet on the NASCAR race, there are different ways to bet on NASCAR races. Futures bets, where you place a wager on a result to be determined later, such as “who will win the cup series.” Then, there are weekly wagers on who will win the race or driver match-ups where you wager on which driver will place ahead of the other.
When wagering on NASCAR, you might notice the favorite will almost always have a plus sign next to their odds. The favorite is usually shown with a minus sign next to the odds in other sports. If the favorite has a minus sign such as -120, you have to wager that number to profit $100. As an example, you have to bet $120 to win $220, a profit of $100. If the race favorite has a plus sign next to his name, like +120, then that is what you would profit by betting $100.

Futures Betting

Futures bets are a type of prop bet which entails betting on the future results of a certain driver or team. Common examples could be; will Kyle Larson repeat as the NASCAR Cup Champion? Or which race team will finish with the most wins in 2023?

History of the Race At Road America

NASCAR is making only its third stop at Road America in its history. Last year, NASCAR made a long-awaited return to the 14-turn, 4-mile course after running it only one time previously in 1956. The race was promoted as America’s First International Stock Car Road Race. Although it was a NASCAR-sanctioned event, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile was a supporting organization, so five foreign, non-NASCAR race cars also competed in the event. Two-time NASCAR series champion, Tim Flock, won the 63-lap race in his Bill Stroppe Mercury.

Held during the Fourth of July weekend in its return in 2021, it became the seventh road course event on the NASCAR circuit. The race saw Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Chase Elliott take the checkered flag. He took the lead on lap 38 after six other drivers had led the day. Aric Almirola led his only lap on 46 before Elliott regained the top spot to finish the race for his 13th career win.

Fun Facts about NASCAR Cup Series Race At Road America

  • The first race in 1956 didn’t only feature the traditional American stock car. As a supporting sponsor of the race was a foreign racing organization, there were also a Jaguar Mark VII and five Renaults in the race. It was won by a Mercury.

  • Road America is one of seven road courses on the annual schedule for NASCAR, the most ever.

  • The race is composed of the typical three stages of NASCAR. Stage one is 14 laps, stage two is 15 laps, and stage three is 33 laps for a total of 62 laps around the four-mile course.

NASCAR Standings

Division line NASCAR

NASCAR Race At Road America Betting tips

Each week, you can wager on which driver will win that week’s race. Also, many sportsbooks will allow you to be a little more cautious and choose whether a driver will finish in the top three, top five, or other options.

Picking a racer to win a race is a risky task as there are crashes, car failures and even problems on pit road. To get beyond that and run the perfect race over all the other drivers is very difficult indeed, and that’s why the odds have a good value of +300 (3:1) or more for the favorite of each race and then higher odds for all other drivers following. It’s not unusual to win with a driver that pays +1000 (10:1) on any given race as the level of difficulty to win is so high. 

Head-to-head matchups allow bettors to focus on a certain head-to-head battle between two racers rather than the more general wager of winning the race. These matchups are typically between two drivers or a group of four drivers. Bettors select which driver will have a better result in the race.

NASCAR prop bets are when you wager on specific racing scenarios that may occur. Examples of this could be; how many caution flags will be thrown? Which manufacturer will win the race? The number of crashes in a race. And the list goes on. A fun way to enjoy the market and get away from the seriousness of winning the race.

How To Sign Up At A Betting Site

You need to do your research and find a betting site that you will be able to review different sportsbooks and the wagering options they have available. Some sportsbooks offer more sports or entertainment options. Do your due diligence and find the one that suits your betting style!

Joining sportsbooks is a very simple and painless process. You just need to fill out your basic personal info, such as name, birthdate, email, phone number and mailing address. You don’t have to make a deposit to view the book’s information and options. At this point, you have just built a basic profile before making a deposit to start betting.

After you choose the sportsbook where you want to place your bets, you then have to deposit funds in order to be able to place wagers. Books will offer several different options such as credit cards or crypto currency. Remember to always wager responsibly and deposit an amount that you are comfortable losing and make sure all your personal needs are taken care of before you deposit money into your account.

Now that you have found a sportsbook to your liking and have made a deposit into your account, you can now start placing bets. Simply look for the type of bet you’d like to place, find the bet you want to wager on, and place your bet. Good luck!

NASCAR Cup Series Race FAQs

William Byron ran a lap in 2:11.830 in qualifying in 2021.

In 2000, CART’s Dario Frachitti ran a lap time of 1:39.866.

Road America is constructed of more than four miles of asphalt.

There are 14 demanding turns on the course, making the four mile journey around much more difficult than your average road course.

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