September 25, 2022

With nothing but asphalt ahead of him, Tyler Reddick and his team were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief.

Driver Richard Childress Racing was a very accomplished driver on the Xfinity circuit, winning the competition twice. But he had not won a Cup Series victory until Sunday. Reddick battled Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports to win the Kwik Trip 250.

Elliott, who took pole position in qualifying, led for 36 of the race’s 62 laps. However, Reddick, who took 16 laps on Sunday, got ahead of him on the final stage and was calm in Turns 5 and 6 to keep Elliott at arm’s length.

Reddick had finished second in five previous races. However, the 26-year-old finally etched his name in Cup Series history with his win. And it seemed Reddick’s other runners understood the importance of his performance, with Elliott, Brad Keselowski and others praising Reddick for his showing.

Sporting News followed live updates from the Kwik Trip 250 at Road America. Here are the results and highlights from Sunday’s race.

NASCAR at Road America live updates, Kwik Trip 250 highlights

6:01 p.m.: Reddick captures the checkered flag and becomes the fifth winner for the first time on the Cup Series circuit! The unofficial top five are Reddick, Elliott, Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez.

6 p.m.: One lap to go and Reddick seems to be in control! About four seconds ahead of Elliott. There’s not much left!

5:57 p.m.: Looks like Reddick’s experience at Road America — he drove there during his time on the Xfinity series — serves him well. Two laps to go and he holds a four-second lead over Elliott. Just a little longer.

5:55 p.m.: With four laps to go, Reddick’s lead grew to over 2.5 seconds ahead of Elliott. If all goes according to plan and no warning flags are waved, Reddick looks set to capture his first checkered flag of his Cup Series career.

5:50 p.m.: Reddick’s lead increases to around 1.3 seconds. Six laps to go. If Reddick can hold out, he puts himself in a prime position to make the Cup Series playoffs.

5:48 p.m.: Reddick is still holding strong in first place. However, Elliott is less than a second behind Reddick and has proven to be effective in maintaining the pace in these corners, especially turns 5 and 6.

5:40 p.m.: Reddick and Elliott hold a clinic so far. 10 laps to go and both are particularly precise in their turns. Kyle Larson is a distant third, more than eight seconds off Reddick’s pace.

It’s a two-horse race and it looks like we’re heading for a really dramatic finish.

5:33 p.m.: Reddick leads the race with 13 laps to go. The 26-year-old has never landed a Cup Series run, but his performance on Sunday could go a long way in securing his playoff status. Reddick entered the Kwik Trip 250 ranked 13th in Cup Series points this season.

5:23 p.m.: Reddick and Elliott went back and forth for pole all day. With just 16 laps to go, Reddick edged out Elliott. Really exciting watch so far.

4:43 p.m.: Logano and Wallace collided with each other, spinning them both. According to Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic, Logano and his team were blamed for the dust.

4:40 p.m.: Elliott opted to go into the pits, once again giving up pole position. Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney looks set to take the flag for Stage 2. Joey Hand has impressed so far and sits in second place, less than two seconds behind Blaney.

4:36 p.m.: William Byron once again headed for pit road. It seems to have problems with its wheels.

4:34 p.m.: Bubba Wallace and Joey Logano part ways after colliding. It looks like we’re headed for a flag of caution.

4:25 p.m.: Little contact between Daniel Suarez and Martin Truex Jr. Nothing catastrophic, but the race remains hotly contested as we approach the halfway point.

4:20 p.m.: Chase Elliott regains the lead. Kyle Larson is second, less than two seconds behind Elliott, followed by Tyler Reddick.

Briscoe, who picked up his seventh playoff point with his Stage 1 win, dropped all the way to 13th after heading into the pit.

4:02 p.m.: Chase Briscoe takes step 1!

3:56 p.m.: Elliott will head to the pit, conceding first place to Briscoe. Elliott will be looking to correct his wheel issue when stopping.

3:47 p.m.: Elliott holds a nearly four-second advantage over Briscoe after 10 laps. It looks like the wheel issue that was bothering him before Sunday’s race hasn’t had too much of an impact so far.

3:41 p.m.: Ross Chastain does Ross Chastain stuff. The #1 car makes an aggressive pass on Alex Bowman.

Chastain received a lot of criticism for riding aggressively. Based on his debut, however, it seems those comments didn’t bother him too much.

3:38 p.m.: Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola collide at turn 5.

This could be a huge problem for Almirola, who appeared to take light damage. Almirola sits a few places outside the Cup playoff seeds. A good result today could go a long way to helping the Stewart-Haas driver qualify for the season-ending tournament.

3:30 p.m.: Elliott holds pole position after two laps, although Elliott seemed preoccupied with his #9 car heading into the race. Something to watch out for moving forward.

3:27 p.m.: Here we go ! Chase Elliott holds pole position, followed by Chase Briscoe.

3:07 p.m.: The national anthem has been sung, the fighter jets are out and the runners are on the track. It’s race time!

NASCAR start time today

  • Race: Kwik Trip 250
  • Date: Sunday July 3
  • Start time: 3 p.m. ET

Today’s race is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m., although the green flag is expected to be waved at 3:27 p.m.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: United States (United States) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Direct: Peacock, fuboTV
  • Radio: MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR

USA Network will broadcast Sunday’s race in the United States. It’s the first set of cuts to air for the network this season — television coverage of the series moved from Fox’s network family to NBC’s network family last week.

Rick Allen will call the action turn-based. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis.

Starting lineup for the Road America race

The starting order for the Kwik Trip 250 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

pos. departureDrivercar numberCrew
1Chase Elliot9Hendrick Motorsports
2Chasing Briscoe14Stewart Haas Racing
3Kyle Larson5Hendrick Motorsports
4Tyler Red Dick8Richard Childress Racing
5Austin Cindric2Team Penske
6Michael McDowell35Motorsports in the front row
sevenChris Buescher17Roush Fenway Keselowski race
8Alex Bowman48Hendrick Motorsports
9Joey’s hand15Rick Ware Racing
tenCole Custer41Stewart Haas Racing
11Brad Keselowski6Roush Fenway Keselowski race
12Ross Chestnut1Hippodrome racing
13Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Race
14Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Race
15Martin Truex Jr.19Job Gibbs Racing
16Christopher Bell20Joe Gibbs Race
17Daniel Suarez99Hippodrome racing
18Joey Logan22Stewart Haas Racing
19ryan blaney12Team Penske
20Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing
21AJ Allmendinger16Kaulig Race
22Kurt Busch4523XI Race
23Harrison Burton21Race of the Wood Brothers
24Aric Almirola20Stewart Haas Racing
25Bubba Wallace2323XI Race
26Josh Bilicki77Spire Motorsports
27Erik Jones43Small GMS Motorsports
28Kevin Harvick4Stewart Haas Racing
29William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports
30Ty Dillon42Small GMS Motorsports
31Cody Ware51Rick Ware Racing
32Todd Gilliland38Motorsports in the front row
33Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing
34Justin Haley31Kaulig race
35Corey Joy32Spire Motorsports
36Loris Hezemans27Hezeberg Team
37Kyle Tilly78Fast Motorsport Live