NASCAR drivers to run Trans Am race at Road America

7 chauffeurs contending in this weekend’s NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races at Roadway America will likewise run the Trans Am Series’ TA-2 assistance race on the Wisconsin roadway course.

The group consists of Cup Series regulars Christopher Bell, Ryan Newman and Austin Dillon; Xfinity Series regulars Harrison Burton and Riley Herbst; and Xfinity part-timers Sam Mayer and Ty Gibbs.

The TA-2 class consists of Chevrolet Camaros, Ford Mustangs and Dodge Oppositions with engines limited to simply under 500 horse power.

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Newman, who will be colleagues with Gibbs in the TA-2 race, is eagerly anticipating getting more track time to assist him prep for Sunday’s Cup race (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC).

“Road America is going to be all new to me – been there once as a fan but never competed there,” Newman stated in a Roush Fenway Racing release today. “I’ve spent some time on the simulator and talked to the guys about what to expect, and probably watch a few clips what to do, what not to do and where the passing zones are.

“The TransAm race will be a good opportunity to get some experience so that we’re ready for the weekend in our Kohler Generators Ford.”

TA-2 class action at Roadway America starts Thursday with screening (9-10:30 a.m. ET) and 2 main session (12:30-1 p.m. ET, 2:30-3 p.m. ET).

Qualifying will be held Friday at 2 p.m. ET. The race, which will run for either 25 laps or 75 minutes, will start Saturday at 5:45 p.m. ET.

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NASCAR chauffeurs to run Trans Am race at Roadway America initially appeared on NBCSports.com

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