The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action on Sunday, July 4th with the Jockey Made in America 250 at the Road America Course. The race starts at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC. It will be preceded at 11:05 a.m. by qualifying on CNBC. You can watch both events via live stream at NBCSports.com/live.
The race is 62 laps, which is equal to 250 miles on the Wisconsin course. This is the first time NASCAR has run a Cup Series race at the track since 1956. In that one, Tim Flock finished a 63-lap race in 3:29:50.
NASCAR runs a handful of road races each year, so we could theoretically compare some of them. At the Circuit of the Americas back in May, Chase Elliott won the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix over 54 laps with a time of 3:07:11. In February, Christopher Bell won the 70-lap, 252 mile O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at the Daytona Road Course in 2:59:32. Road courses vary in nature, but we’re looking at probably no more than three hours of race time.
Chase Elliott is installed as the race favorite with odds of +250 to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. Kyle Larson (+350), Martin Truex, Jr. (+600), Kyle Busch (+800), and Joey Logan (+1200) follow on the odds board.