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Johnsonville Serves as Title Sponsor for NASCAR Xfinity Series at Road America

Johnsonville has signed on to be the title sponsor for the NASCAR XFINITY Series event held at Road America. This year’s race will be known as the Johnsonville 180. The green-flag will drop on the race at approximately 2:30 pm CST on August 27.

“Johnsonville is excited to continue its longtime racing support at Road America,” said Ron Schroder, brand manager at Johnsonville. “We’re proud to elevate our involvement this year as a title sponsor of the flagship NASCAR race in August, when some of the best drivers in NASCAR will battle the challenging Road America course. It's going to be an outstanding day of racing.”

Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national sausage brand, featuring: brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links, breakfast sausage, Grillers and meatballs. Johnsonville products are served in 125 professional, college and semi-pro sports stadiums throughout the U.S. Johnsonville has been a long-standing partner of Road America as its official brat including landmark entitlement of the well-recognized Speedville Bridge.

“Naturally it goes without saying – but I’ll say it anyway, that Johnsonville is a great fit for Road America,” said George Bruggenthies, Road America’s president and general manager. “They have a very unique brand that has been instrumental to Road America’s success through previous partnerships and initiatives while remaining dedicated to supporting the local area. We feel that Johnsonville will incorporate itself very well in the racing community through this entitlement and we are very excited to have them on board in such a prestigious capacity.”

Race day will feature NASCAR XFINITY qualifying and incredible wheel-to-wheel racing from the SCCA Pro Trans Am and ARCA Series’, followed by the Johnsonville 180. This race showcases some of NASCAR’s future stars as they test their skills on the storied four-mile, 14-turn road circuit. Road America has a legendary history of featuring brilliant racers on a challenging circuit that easily separates the good from the great drivers.

Tickets are still 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-year-old and under get in FREE with a paying adult and campers can stay until Monday at Noon.

About Road America: Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Its legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit has challenged the world’s best racers for over 60 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers group event programs, the Road America Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America on www.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.