Watkins Glen Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor Trackhouse Racing has been making waves since their debut in NASCAR and on Thursday, the Justin Marks led Cup Series team made another big splash by announcing the team would be fielding an entry for former Formula 1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen at Watkins Glen later this season. The 21-time F1 grand prix winner and 2007 world champion will headline the Trackhouse Racing “PROJECT91” car, which was unveiled earlier in the week as the team’s third entry in the Cup Series to provide a seat forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Both Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones, two drivers in subject of silly season rumors all season, continue their string of top-five runs this summer after Sunday’s Go Bowling at The Glen. Despite all talks involve on Kyle Busch being erased off both William Byron and Bubba Wallace’s Christmas list due to separate incidents and Martin Truex, Jr.’s second attempt of chasing down race winner Chase Elliott coming up short. The other two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates had a quiet afternoon at Watkins Glen International in NewRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Now that the 2018 NASCAR season is complete and the year is drawing to a close, we’ll take this opportunity to take a look back at the year that was. On the docket today is Part One of the 10 most memorable moments of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 20 Years Later: Austin Dillon Returns No. 3 to Daytona 500 Victory Lane In 1998, Dale Earnhardt finally broke through with his first win in the Daytona 500 after coming so close for so manyRead 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rain and pitting for tires late in the going didn’t hinder Justin Allgaier’s quest of being the highest Xfinity Series regular in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at The Glen, finishing third after having a last lap battle with A.J. Allemendinger. “All-in-all I think adjust ability in these Camaros is exactly what we needed,” said Allgaier. “(Crew chief) Jason Burdett and the boys did a fantastic job with our Brandt Professional Agriculture Camaro, and really gave us a car that we can battle with. “I think thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Making his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start since 2013 at Mid-Ohio, A.J. Allmendinger was looking to score his third non-consecutive series win as his last two starts (both in 2013) resulted in victories. It was turning out to be a confidence boosting performance, but a costly mistake with 31 laps to go resulted a pit penalty, eliminating him from the hunt. However, the ending was uplifting as Allmendinger came from 14th to snatch second from Justin Allgaier in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Wet conditions played a huge role on Vinnie Miller’s afternoon as he slammed the tire barriers in Turn 1 with six laps left in Stage 2 in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York, resulting a red flag. Running by himself in 29th after rolling off 40th, Miller was making his first road course start when his No. 01 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro locked up and slid into the barriers to bring out the fourth full-course caution of theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Continuing to honor commitments made during Spencer Gallagher’s two-month suspension, GMS Racing announced Saturday that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro at Watkins Glen International in New York on August 4. In addition of Allmendinger making his first series start since Mid-Ohio in 2013, headphone brand AfterShokz will be partnering with GMS. Allmendinger said he’s looking forward driving for the team, citing how they’ve become a competitive entity since joining the series in 2016, and wasRead More
The Verizon IndyCar Season wrapped up roughly a month ago, with a fresh face now it’s champion in Josef Newgarden. The group discusses  his potential, the 2018 schedule, favorite Helio Castroneves memories and more. Josef Newgarden is the youngest Verizon IndyCar Series champion at 26-years-old since a 23-year-old Scott Dixon won the first of his four titles in 2003. The two share another distinction, as Newgarden was also the first former Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion (2011) since Dixon (2000) to win an INDYCAR title. While Dixon hasRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Alexander Rossi has enjoyed a stellar rookie campaign in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and recently stated he has taken to it better than originally expected. Entering this season, the 24-year-old Californian was hoping for a full-time race seat in Formula 1, but various circumstances didn’t allow that to happen and he found himself signing with Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian and competing in North America’s top open wheel series. During that time the 2015 GP2 Series runner-up went on to win the 100th Indianapolis 500 presentedRead More