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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HELUVA GOOD! SOUR CREAM DIPS AT THE GLEN ODDS

In a season where twists and turns have come from every direction, how appropriate right turns will have such a sustained impact on the 2011 Sprint Cup?The 2011 Sprint Cup schedule takes us to Watkins Glen where several drivers and one columnist need a win, especially after Brad Keselowski’s win set me back a fake 160 dollars for the season. Since it’s not real money, I’ll survive. Some of your favorite driver’s don’t have such rosy optimism about their title hopes, ...

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WATKINS GLEN BRINGS OUT RACING EFFORTS OF START AND PARKERS

Looking at the finish of the Watkins Glen Cup race brings about an unusual look to the box score. And the look was good.When the results are posted week to week, the same cast and crew of names occupy the bottom positions. The same drivers and the same teams trying to survive and build a racing operation pull out of the event early. The expense is minimal and the prize money gives a better profit margin than running all the laps. The whole book keeping bottom line originates from a lack of spons ...

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