30 Second Read: Jockey Made In America 250

 

                                  (Chase Elliott celebrates in victory lane at Road America)    https://twitter.com/TeamHendrick/status/1411812987803996166?s=20

Chase Elliott claimed his second victory of the year and seventh career road course win in his career at Road America. The reigning champion seems to have a knack for solving these new road courses as he had won COTA weeks prior for his first win of this season. This win came with a strong showing as he would lead 24 of the 62 lap scheduled race, Elliott would never lose sight of the front of the pack.

With this being another new track on the schedule, teams quickly learned how tough this place can be on equipment as Daniel Suarez would have power troubles during the early laps of stage one bringing out the first caution of the race. In hot race conditions, many drivers including AJ Allmendinger had issues with their helmets in keeping them cool and hydrated. The 78 car of Kyle Tilley would have problems as well as he had run off course into the sand though the caution did not wave, the first stage would end under green as William Byron wins stage one.

Martin Truex Jr and Matt Dibenedetto lead the field to the start of stage two but it wasn't long before Austin Cindric would take the leading diving into turn one. Cindric would run into issues with his right front tire as he would spin out in third place but the race would stay green. In the closing laps of the stage two Corey Lajoie would spin and as green flag pit stops would take place after six laps to go, Tyler Reddick would take over the lead and win his second career stage win!.

Stage three saw Dibenedetto put on what some would consider his best showing as he would restart third behind Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott and would take the lead from Busch and lead 10 laps until eventual race winner Elliott would take the lead with 25 to go and lead 24 laps for the win.

This win at Road America marks the seventh career road course win for Chase Elliott, who leads all active drivers in road course wins and is third all time to Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon.

Jockey Made In America 250 Top 5: 1. Chase Elliott
2. Christopher Bell
3. Kyle Busch
4. Kurt Busch
5. Denny Hamlin

Honourable Mentions: 6. Chase Briscoe
7. Ross Chastain
11. Austin Dillon
14. Aric Almirola

Written By: Matt Marr