Check Another One Off For Roger Penske

Can Ams, Trans Ams,  Le Mans, Indy cars, F-1 and NASCAR; you would have thought by now, that Roger Penske had done it all. Well- he had almost done it all. Were you as surprised as I was to learn that the man who has employed the likes of Rusty Wallace, Kurt Busch and Mark Donahue had just won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday at Watkins Glen with.....Joey Logano? Donahue was the one of the original "road course ringers," Busch a former champion and all around solid driver, and Wall ...

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NASCAR Odds: Cheeze-It 355

Oh the joys of road racing. Watkins Glen is a challenge for every team in the field. The unpredictable nature of the Cheeze-It 355 at Watkins Glen impacts drivers, teams and oddsmakers on multiple fronts. (more...) ...

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NASCAR’s Best Road Course Racer Ever

Who is NASCAR's best road course racer ever? Marcos Ambrose? He is one of them, but his body of work is too short. Boris Said? If we're talking about perhaps the best road course driving COACH ever, the curly-headed road master gets the nod. Juan Pablo Montoya? He's worthy of consideration, but the criteria applied to Ambrose also applies to JPM. For all their victories, Richard Petty and David Pearson trail the best road course racer NASCAR has ever seen: Jeff Gordon. With nine victories ...

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Watkins Glen Recap: What’s Next For Nascar

There aren’t any winners after this weekend in racing; so, it seems pretty trivial to write a column recapping the race. This column hopes to address three questions the racing world needs to consider before trying to move forward from the weekend’s events. This column won’t review the investigation surrounding Saturday’s accident. That's the job of investigators. (more...) ...

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WATKINS GLEN WELCOMED NASCAR AND TIM RICHMOND 25 YEARS AGO

Twenty-five years ago NASCAR racing was on a strong growth curve. Small but steady steps were being taken to place the Cup Series into the mainstream sports world. In 1986 the circuit added a new market area. A track well known on the worldwide auto racing stage hosted a new event and one of the sport’s young superstars won it. The race was a major media boost for NASCAR.Enter Watkins Glen and Tim Richmond.The Glen is a facility that people outside of the motorsports fan base recognized. T ...

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