Nationwide to race at Road America

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is set to compete for the first time at Road America next year, taking the place of the Milwaukee Mile in the 2010 Calendar

Nationwide to race at Road America

Initially the one-mile historic oval - America's oldest racetrack - was set to host an event on June 19, but promoters failed to secure the necessary funding to stage both the Nationwide and Truck Series races.

Road America will take its place in the Nationwide calendar, series officials announced, adding a third road-course event to the series schedule.

"It's a really big deal for us, and I'm really excited because this is a new audience for us in large part and really showcase our facility to new fans," said the track's president George Bruggenthies.

"We've had five generations of fans coming to Road America, and it's definitely a unique experience."

Many Sprint Cup series drivers are expected to take place in the event, although the number will be somewhat limited by the Cup event being held on the same weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.

Back in 1956 NASCAR's top-series made their only visit ever to Road America in an event won by two-time champion Tim Flock.

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