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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – On Friday, August 25, NASCAR XFINITY Series team haulers will gather at a new location, Plymouth High School, in nearby Plymouth, Wis., prior to their convoy to Road America for the NASCAR XFINITY Johnsonville 180. Last year’s hauler parade drew hundreds of NASCAR fans and an impressive welcome was also extended between local residents.
The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, City of Plymouth, Plymouth Joint School District, the Downtown Arts and Merchants Group and Road America expect even greater hauler participation and attendance this year and encourage all fans, residents and businesses along the route to participate in welcoming the return of the NASCAR XFINITY Series teams to Sheboygan County.
The haulers will gather for the party at Plymouth High School between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Fans are invited to attend, free of charge and the event will be held rain or shine. The convoy to the track will be led by a Johnsonville semi and will depart around 5:30 p.m. following through Plymouth before proceeding north on Hwy 67 to Road America.
The new location of the hauler parade at Plymouth High School provides additional exposure for the new NASCAR Acceleration Nation program to nearby middle school and elementary students. The NASCAR Acceleration Nation Program is the sport’s first-ever national learning and entertainment platform created just for kids.
NASCAR Acceleration Nation will impact children across the country through an in-school Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) program, created together with Scholastic. Classroom content will focus on teaching the aerodynamic principles of Drag, Downforce and Drafting, the NASCAR Three D’s of Speed™.
The fun and dynamic AccelerationNation.com will engage kids with exclusive content and NASCAR-themed games and activities, while the NASCAR Acceleration Nation Experience will bring the platform to life for children and families at racetracks. Families are encouraged to come out to the hauler parade to see and learn more about the new NASCAR Acceleration Nation program.
The green flag drops at 2 p.m., Sunday afternoon for the Johnsonville 180 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, which will also be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network. Additional rounds for the SCCA Pro Trans-Am Series and ARCA Series will fill up the action-packed weekend. Tickets are available and additional event details; ticket pricing and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Anyone 16-years-old and under gets in FREE with a paying adult at the gate. Racing runs rain or shine.
About Road America: Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world’s best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 60 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America onwww.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.