Watkins Glen: NASCAR Weekend Schedule, Race Start Time, Viewing Info

This weekend NASCAR’s top series is once again at a road course competing at Watkins Glen. Joining the Cup Series will be the Xfinity Series and ARCA Menards Series.

After some three races prior, Watkins Glen became a regular on the NASCAR schedule in 1986 running a race each season with the exception of the 2020 COVID season.

Watkins Glen Weekend Schedule

Friday August 18

3:00 pm ARCA Menards Series Practice, No TV/Streaming
4:15 pm ARCA Menards Series Qualifying, No TV/Streaming
6:00 pm ARCA Menards Series General Tire 100 at The Glen (41 laps, 100.45 miles), TV/Streaming: FS1, FloRacing; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Winner: Jesse Love, Results

Saturday August 19

10:30 am Xfinity Series Practice, TV/Streaming: NBC Sports App
11:00 am Xfinity Series Qualifying, TV/Streaming: NBC Sports App Pole: Ty Gibbs, Lineup
12:30 pm Cup Series Practice, TV/Streaming: USA, NBC Sports App; Radio: MRN
1:30 pm Cup Series Qualifying, TV/Streaming: USA, NBC Sports App; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Pole: Denny Hamlin, Lineup
3:30 pm Xfinity Series Shriners Children’s 200 at The Glen (20/40/82, 200.9 miles), TV/Streaming: USA, NBC Sports App; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Winner: Sam Mayer, Results

Sunday August 20

3:00 pm Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen (20/40/90, 220.5 miles), TV/Streaming: USA, NBC Sports App; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Winner: William Byron

Previous Winners

Cup Series: Kyle Larson
Xfinity Series: Kyle Larson
ARCA Menards Series: Brandon Jones


Temps are expected to be in the mid low 70s with a chance of rain on Friday. From there it rises to the mid 70s on Saturday before peaking at 84 on Sunday for the Cup Series race.

John Bman
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Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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