August 21, 2014

NASCAR Nationwide Series invades Road America

The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to Road America in Elkhart Lake Saturday for the Johnsonville Sausage 200.  It’s the 4th year that series comes to the 4-mile track in Wisconsin.  The first race was held in 2009 with Carl Edwards taking the checkered flag.  Nelson Piquet Jr. is the defending champion.

The race is paired up with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race in Sanoma, California which be will be run on Sunday.  For the drivers running in both races, the travel time just adds to the challenge.  Brian Vickers is one of those running both…

AUDIO: Brian Vickers on running in both series this weekend :14

The length of the track also adds a different dynamic than other road courses the drivers run on.  Vickers says that is another factor they have to be prepared for…

AUDIO: Brian Vickers on the length of the track :19

It should be a fun weekend for Wisconsin Basketball player Ben Brust.  The Senior guard is a huge NASCAR fan and his love of the sport has become well know nationally because of Twitter.  Brust will be at Saturday’s race working.  Brendan Gaughan will have Brust spotting for him in turn #12.

Saturday’s race is scheduled for a 4pm start.