NASCAR hosting tailgate experience in Deer District ahead of Cup Series at Road America

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Living in Wisconsin, we know all too well that cars and deer don't typically mix. But here's an exception.

NASCAR is hosting a tailgate experience in Deer District's plaza in Milwaukee on Saturday ahead of Sunday's Cup Series at Road America, which is near Elkhart Lake, according to a news release from the Milwaukee Bucks.

The tailgate event, which starts at 2 p.m., will feature games, giveaways and more, the news release said.

A photo from Doggy Day on the Plaza in Deer District Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Milwaukee.
A photo from Doggy Day on the Plaza in Deer District Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Milwaukee.

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Road America's 4.048-mile road course has hosted the second-tier Xfinity Series since 2010, according to a previous Journal Sentinel report. The premier division returned last season for the first time in 56 years.

NASCAR is first on track Friday, with Xfinity Series practice at 4:30 p.m. followed by group qualifying at 5 p.m.

On Saturday, the Cup Series practices at 10:30 a.m. and qualifies at 11 a.m.

The Xfinity 45-lap Henry 180 is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The 62-lap Kwik Trip 250 is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.

Trans Am and MX-5 support series are back throughout the weekend.

Here's what to know about the weekend, from how to watch in person or on TV to what drivers to look out for.

Dave Kallmann of the Journal Sentinel staff contributed to this report. 

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