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Location: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York
League: NASCAR Cup Series
Alternate Name: Go Bowling at The Glen
Recent Winners: Chase Elliott (twice), Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano
Watkins Glen 355 TicketsWhen the green flag flies at the 2020 Watkins Glen 355, two-time defending race champion Chase Elliott will attempt to become the first driver to win three in a row at The Glen since Jeff Gordon did it in 1997-99. Because seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring, this race will be his 19th and final start at the iconic road course. Johnson will also be seeking his first win at The Glen. Since NASCAR began racing annually at Watkins Glen in 1987, the 3.4-mile road course has hosted many legends of the sport in Victory Lane. Tony Stewart has won there five times. Mark Martin took three in a row in 1993-95. With 11 tight turns and two long straightaways, you can expect Watkins Glen to deliver a thrilling race with a dramatic finish. Go Bowling will sponsor the race for the third straight year. The bowling promotion site will also sponsor races at Kansas and Pocono in 2020. You can be part of the drama at The Glen by purchasing your Watkins Glen 355 tickets at StubHub.
How long is the race at Watkins Glen?In a nod to road racing's European heritage, NASCAR's road course races, including those at Charlotte's Roval, Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen, measure race distances in kilometers. The number 355 in the Watkins Glen 355 means the race will run 355 kilometers over the course of 90 laps. Last year's race was completed in about two hours and 15 minutes.
Who are the most dominant drivers and teams at Watkins Glen?Along with Tony Stewart's five wins, Jeff Gordon has visited Victory Circle four times. Recently, the race results have been more diverse, as the last 10 races have seen eight different winners. From 2009 until 2019, Chase Elliott and Marcos Ambrose are the only repeat winners with two wins each. Overall, Chevrolet cars have amassed 19 wins at The Glen to lead all manufacturers. Chevrolet cars have won four of the last 10 races. Fords and Toyotas split the other six evenly with three wins each.
Have any Watkins Glen winners gone on to win the Cup Series championship?The driver who won at Watkins Glen has gone on to claim the season title six times since 1995. Jeff Gordon did it in 1997, 1998 and 2001. Tony Stewart accomplished the feat in 2002 and 2005. And Martin Truex Jr. won at The Glen on the way to his 2017 Cup Series championship.
What are the best seats at Watkins Glen?The Sir Jackie Stewart Grandstand sits above Turn 10, where the competitors make their final charge to victory. The racecourse itself covers 3.4 miles, and its 11 turns feature battles all day. The front and back stretches extend over 2,000 feet each, and the elevation changes 115 feet across the circuit. Visit StubHub to decide which location works best for you.
Is Watkins Glen accessible for the disabled?On NASCAR race weekends, vehicles with state-issued handicap license plates, stickers or emblems park in the first row of the daytime parking area. These lots are located directly adjacent to the track. Inside the track, wheelchair seating is offered in designated spaces, with adjacent companion bench seating. All grandstands have wheelchair seating. It is accessible during the entire race weekend.
How close is the Watkins Glen race to the NASCAR Playoffs?The 2020 race will be the third to last race before the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs begin. It represents one of the last three opportunities for drivers to lock in their spots in the playoffs.
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