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Title: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: markmartin5 on 12/27/09, 12:25 AM
The Nationwide Series will have a race at Road America in place of the June 19 race at Milwaukee. Road america is a 4.048 mile road course with 14 turns in Elkhart, WI.

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Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: NintendoBoy on 12/27/09, 12:29 AM
This is the best desicion Nascar has made all year.
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: Robert Vining on 12/27/09, 06:49 AM
Man that was outta left field. I didn't see that one coming. Great idea though!

Did Mexico or Canada lose a race?
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: cdoucette on 12/27/09, 08:09 AM
just looked at the schedule and Mexico lost out lol
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: Aflac99 on 12/27/09, 09:19 AM
Mexico lost their race THIS year, it was replaced by Iowa. Next year Milwaukee Mile lost their Nascar races and nascar wanted to keep the N'wide series in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: Superbee on 12/27/09, 10:01 AM
Man that was outta left field. I didn't see that one coming. Great idea though!

Did Mexico or Canada lose a race?
With 70,000 attendance last year under the rain and a crazy race, I doubt they will let go ! Even the drivers were amazed seeing us getting soaked and keep cheering up !
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: Robert Vining on 12/27/09, 10:09 AM
Yeah, I'm glad to see Canada with a race. And it's one of the few Nationwide races I watch each year. I skim through the rest of them.

Also glad to see Mexico off the schedule. That was tough on the teams to get down there and the cost far exceeded the ROI for just about any team.
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: ShiftNOS18 on 12/27/09, 10:45 AM
Mexico has been off the schedule for the last 2 years I believe...Milwaukee is the one being replaced.
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: Robert Vining on 12/27/09, 10:52 AM
2009 was the first year they missed. They ran there in 2008.

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/nationwide/news/story?id=3508543
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: Bryan Dehn on 12/29/09, 08:38 PM
The Milwaukee Mile is going through owner changes with back monies owed to NASCAR and others. Open wheel will not be back ever most likely due to monies owed. Milwaukee will probably get their race back when the new owners get everything back in order. Road America is a temporary thing at the last minute.

Going to be an interesting race. Track is rather skinny for a whole lot of passing, but anything is possible.
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: JimFoose on 12/30/09, 11:36 AM
I think Road America might be here to stay.  Nationwide has been known to revive these tracks (see Mexico and Montreal) and having 3 road course races a year is a rather good idea.  It allows teams to amortize a new chassis over 3 races a year rather than 1 or 2.  Rather than it costing 50% of a chassis cost, it now costs 33.3% per event.  I sincerely hope Milwaukee is back in the near future, I know all to well what it is like to lose your home track and big event (I've worked at Mansfield Motorsports Park since 2005).  Now, in a strange twist of fate, Mansfield may gain the truck date from Milwaukee. 

What I think will happen in 2011 is if Milwaukee is stable and able to run the races, they will get them.  Maybe the 2nd Nashville truck race and 2nd Gateway Nationwide race will be the donors for Milwaukee. 
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: Bryan Dehn on 12/30/09, 04:06 PM
Yeah the family has been going to Milwaukee for quite a few years now for the weekend deal with camping an such. We also went to Michigan a lot, but it just got too far to drive around the big pond. Road America is actually closer to us and will go there this year.

Personally I don't know where I would rather see the race. I guess I will find out this year lol. I like to see some road courses, but live is a different beast to not see the whole field.
Title: Re: Nationwide Series to run at Road America
Post by: MattW on 01/21/10, 11:39 AM
Gonna be the best race all year, imo.

Bryan, that's part of the thing with going to a circuit race, you're not restricted on where you have to stay tyhe entire race.  You can get up and walk around and view different parts of the track.

Seein the cars blast through The Kink should be amazing.