This weekend both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series are headed to Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY. The Sprint Cup series will take part in the Cheez-It 355, while the Nationwide series runs the Zippo 200. Watkins Glen is a 2.45-mile paved road course, with 11 turns and a variety of banking in turns ranging from 6 degrees to 10 degrees.
Here you will find qualifying start times, practice times, race start times, tv and weather info for this weekends race events at Watkins Glen International.
MRN will be broadcasting this weekend’s races at Watkins Glen. Listen live from their website, or your mobile phone for free. You can also watch practice, and qualifying from NASCAR’s live leader board if you can’t catch the race on television.
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Friday, August 9
12:00 – 1:30pm Sprint Cup Practice on SPEED
1:40 – 3:50pm Nationwide Final Practice
4:00 – 5:30pm Sprint Cup Final Practice on SPEED
Saturday, August 10
9:35 am Nationwide Qualifying on ESPN 2 STARTING LINEUP, GREEN FLAG, & RACE INFO
11:40 am Sprint Cup Qualifying on ESPN 2
2:15 pm Nationwide Series race – Zippo 200 at The Glen on ABC , Green flag time: 2:30 pm Winner: Brad Keselowski
Sunday, August 11
12:30 pm Sprint Cup Series Driver Intros
1:00 pm Sprint Cup race – Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on ESPN, Green Flag time: 1:18 pm LIVE BLOG
GROUP QUALIFYING INFO:
Cars attempting to qualify will be divided into groups. The number of groups, and amount of cars in each, will depend on the number of cars that practice for the event.
· Group assignments will be based on final practice times.
· Each qualifying group will be on-track for a set period of time, determined by the Series Director.
· A car’s best lap time during the group session will be the qualifying lap time of record.
· A group’s time begins when the first car receives the green flag at the start/finish line.
Sprint Cup Info:
Grand Marshal for Sprint Cup race: Actor Dane Cook, star of “Disney’s Planes”
In the Booth: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace
Sprint Cup : Marcos Ambrose won the race. He started the race 5th.
Nationwide: Carl Edwards won the race. He started in the 2nd position.
Friday: Rain is possible in Watkins Glen on Friday when cars would be on track for practice. There is a 50% chance of rain at 12pm, decreasing to 30% until 6pm. Temperatures will be in the mid, to high 70’s.
Saturday: Saturday should see partly cloudy skies, with only a small chance of rain (10%). Temperatures will be in the high 70’s. Qualifying should be safe from any showers.
Sunday: The Sprint Cup race on Sunday should see clear skies and no rain, with temperatures in the high 70’s.