Relive a historic new race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with the fifteenth race of the 2010 season, on the Road America circuit.
The first time that a NASCAR national series went to Elkhart Lake was the first division on August 12, 1956. It was not until June 19, 2010 that a national series returned to the Wisconsin track. This time it’s not the Cup, but the XFINITY.
As this is a race that does not take place on the same track as the Cup, there are few drivers to make the trip. Brad Keselowski, who is playing the title for his first season with Team Penske, is in attendance. Carl Edwards, still a Roush Fenway Racing driver, is also in the game.
At the end of the Kentucky test, fourteenth of the thirty-five rounds of the championship, Brad Keselowski made a solid leader with 272 points ahead of Carl Edwards. The two Cup drivers contested that year for the title in XFINITY and made a complete program in both divisions.
Before landing at Road America, Brad Keselowski already has three wins, Talladega, Richmond and Nashville’s second race, while Carl Edwards is still looking for success.
Carl Edwards took pole position at 68.501 mph on average. He shares the first row of the starting grid with Quebecer Jacques Villeneuve. This event gives pride of place to road circuit specialists. Thus, Ron Fellows, Tony Ave, Kevin O’Connell, Tony Raines, one again the Australian Owen Kelly are present.
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