This weekend brings with it fireworks and hot dogs and all things Fourth of July. That also means that we have a patriotic venue for this weekend’s Kwik Trip 250 — Road America. The Wisconsin road track is hosting it’s second NASCAR Cup Series race in as many years on the same holiday weekend it hosted last year’s race.

Kwik Trip 250 Schedule

With this being July Fourth weekend, we’re in for a two-day schedule at Road America. Remember, the coverage has changed to NBC and their networks with this weekend being all on USA Network.

Friday, July 1: Xfinity Series Practice and Qualifying 5:30 pm ET

Saturday, July 2: Cup Series Practice and Qualifying 11:30 am ET (TV starts at noon)

Saturday, July 2: Xfinity Series Henry 180 2:30 pm ET

Sunday, July 3: Cup Series Kwik Trip 250 3:00 pm ET

Weather For Elkhart Lake

This time of year can be a crapshoot for weather, as we saw with the rain delay in Nashville last Sunday. However, for this weekend in Wisconsin, things are looking clear. Like, really clear. The National Weather Service forecast for Elkhart Lake and Road America this weekend is for temps in the low-80s and almost no chance of precipitation in the forecast. That’s what we call prime racing weather in the heartland!



Road America Track Layout

The longest road course on the schedule, Road America is just over four miles a lap. In that four-mile lap, there are 14 turns and quite a lot of elevation change as well. The front straight has the start/finish line cresting a hill as the approach to Turn 1 is down hill while the run up to the start/finish line is uphill out of Turn 14. It has a great combination of high-speed and low-speed corners as well and is widely regarded as the best road course layout in the country. There’s just not many, if any, terrain layouts like Road America anymore. Check out the picture below to see the layout and direction of the track.

NASCAR Odds For Road America

Below are the opening odds posted by the DraftKings Sportsbook for outright winners at the Kwik Trip 250. Only the top-20 odds have been listed below.

Chase Elliott +500

Kyle Larson +600

Ross Chastain +800

Kyle Busch +900

Denny Hamlin +1200

Martin Truex Jr. +1200

Ryan Blaney +1200

Christopher Bell +1500

Austin Cindric +1500

Joey Logano +1500

Daniel Suarez +1800

A.J. Allmendinger +1800

Chase Briscoe +2500

Alex Bowman +2500

William Byron +2500

Tyler Reddick +2500

Kurt Busch +3000

Chris Buescher +3500

Kevin Harvick +4000

Michael McDowell +5000

I will have a betting preview with winner and prop picks on Pickswise later this week for free giving my favorite bets for the race.

Free NASCAR DFS Coverage Schedule

Just like every week, we’re offering free NASCAR DFS strategy, top plays, favorite picks, and even plays for PrizePicks and Underdog for the Kwik Trip 250 at Road America. The award-winning coverage starts with the weekly DFS Podcast where Dan Malin, Matt Selz, and occasionally Ed Raus get you set with an early look at strategy and pricing across DraftKings and FanDuel. The fully loaded Race Guide or Track Breakdown is up next with a full breakdown of the track, DFS strategy, facts to know for the race, Goodyear tire notes, and driver averages for comparable races to Road America. Once practice and qualifying happen on Saturday, we’ll have out a full DFS Playbook giving you the best plays and strategy for the race based on on-track performance track history along with NASCAR Projections and the Lineup Generator. All of that is followed by our favorite plays on PrizePicks and Underdog on Sunday morning while answering all of your lineup and DFS questions in our Discord server.

Come celebrate the Fourth of July with the Fantasy Alarm family for FREE and win yourself some winning watching great Cup and Xfinity Series races at Road America this weekend!