Watkins Glen International Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will mark a new stage in Daniel Hemric’s journey. Joining the Kannapolis, N.C. native on his journey is his wife, Kenzie. In 2019, Hemric will compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year with Richard Childress Racing. He joins Austin Dillon at the storied organization. Hemric will also assume the driving reigns of the No. 8 that many associate with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Throughout Hemric’s journey, his wife has been there, whether she was on his pit boxRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – Veteran Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers like Clint Bowyer have just one takeaway from Watkins Glen International (WGI) and Sonoma Raceway for the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. The 2.28-mile oval-road course hybrid is virtually impossible to compare to NASCAR’s traditional road course events. As Bowyer and his No. 14 Mobil 1 / Advance Auto Parts Ford Fusion team enter the Bank of America ROVAL 400, his experience in road course racing will be put to the test. In 26 PremierRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chase Elliott’s day had finally come. The high-fives, shouts of joy and “I told ya so” moments filled NASCAR fandom Sunday from living room, to pool deck to cell phone to “man-caves” around the country as the most popular of the sport’s “favorite sons” – 22-year old Chase Elliott won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Even he acknowledged hearing the grandstand cheers as he wheeled his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 around the famed WatkinsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor “I certainly gave Joe his money’s worth today,” Kyle Busch exclaimed after the checkered flag flew Sunday at Watkins Glen. Chase Elliott may have come away as the winner in Sunday’s Go Bowling at The Glen, but if there were another driver that deserved some accolades after the checkered flag flew, it was Busch. Leading 31 laps on the day, Busch looked to be one of the drivers to beat along with Elliott and Martin Truex, Jr., but a late race round of pit stops changedRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Amid the doom and gloom talks around the NASCAR garage area this year and three drivers dominating week in and week out, the sport needed an energizing moment to get out of the current rut it finds itself in. Enter Chase Elliott’s win Sunday at Watkins Glen and they got exactly what they were looking for. Elliott, the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, has been a fan favorite since he first entered the sport and in his three seasons in the Cup SeriesRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Extra seat time at Watkins Glen International kept Erik Jones up front in the Go Bowling at The Glen. The second-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver competed in two of the three NASCAR events at the 2.45-mile, seven-turn road course this weekend. In the run to the finish, Jones battled with Martin Truex, Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez, among others. His No. 20 buyatoyota.com Toyota Camry slipped away from Truex and into the clutches of Suarez. The duo battledRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – History will record that Chase Elliott won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race by a whopping 7.560 seconds over reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. That description, however, doesn’t do justice to Elliott’s magnificent drive over the final 32 laps of Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen, with Truex hounding him every inch of the way before running out of fuel with two corners left. “Holy cow, I don’t know what to say—just so thrilled, so emotional, so much relief,”Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Joey Logano went from hero to zero in less than 24 hours after scoring his first last-place finish since the 2009 Daytona 500 Sunday in the Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York after violating the damaged vehicle policy. On the second lap, Saturday’s Xfinity Series winner faced not one, but two problems. Exiting the outer loop, Logano ran into the back of Kyle Larson, who checked up, and the incident damaged the front nose of Logano’s No. 22 Shell/PennzoilRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin blitzed the Watkins Glen road course with the fastest lap of the day on Saturday to win the provisional pole for Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen (3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), pending post-qualifying inspection on Sunday morning. Hamlin covered the 2.45-mile distance in 70.260 seconds (125.534 mph), edging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch (125.427 mph) by .060 seconds. First-round leader Chase Elliott was third fastest in the final session at 125.421 mph,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Despite an early spin, Brandon Jones recovered to finish inside the top-10 at Watkins Glen International. Jones also had to battle the elements as a downpour forced teams to switch to rain tires in the middle of the Zippo 200. Jones benefitted from the troubles of others to take his No. 19 Toyota Service Centers / Mobil 1 Toyota Camry to the front. On the final restart, engine problems for Kyle Larson helped the Joe Gibbs Racing driver gain several positions as the field bunchedRead More