Watkins Glen reveals NASCAR weekend schedule
WATKINS GLEN , N.Y. -- Watkins Glen International has announced the official race weekend schedule for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series , NASCAR XFINITY Series , and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tripleheader weekend, August 3-6. This year's event will feature an enhanced Sunday lineup featuring Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at 12:35 p.m. EST, just hours prior to the start of the 90-lap race, which goes green at 3 p.m. EST. "NASCAR continues to work closely with tracks to create unique opportunities to interact with the stars of the sport," said Jim Cassidy, senior Vice President, Racing Operations for NASCAR. "A number of our track partners have certainly embraced the concept, and fans attending those NASCAR race weekends will get to experience the enhanced model." The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East 100 and NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 will take center stage on Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th, with the sport's up-and-coming stars taking on the historic 2.45-mile road course in search of a precious win and points that could propel their team in the hunt for a championship. "We are very excited to announce the schedule for this year's NASCAR tripleheader at Watkins Glen International ," said WGI president Michael Printup. "With races on back-to-back-to-back days, and the addition of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying on Sunday, our fans will be treated to non-stop excitement on the track from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon." 2017 NASCAR at The Glen weekend event schedule: Friday, August 4 12:00 PM 1:25 PM NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Final Practice 1:30 PM 2:25 PM NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice 2:35 PM 3:25 PM NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Qualifying 3:30 PM 4:25 PM NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice 5:00 PM NASCAR K&N Pro Series East 100 at The Glen 7:00 PM Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series On-Track Hauler Parade Saturday, August 5 10:00 AM 10:55 AM Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice 11:05 AM NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying 12:30 PM 1:20 PM Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice 2:00 PM NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen Sunday, August 6 12:35 PM Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying 3:00 PM Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at The Glen NASCAR returns to Watkins Glen International August 3-6 for a tripleheader weekend featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series , NASCAR XFINITY Series , and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. For tickets, call 1-866-461-RACE or log on to www.theglen.com .
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Logano wins XFINITY Series' Coors Light Pole Award at The Glen
RELATED: Complete race lineup Defending race winner Joey Logano won the XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Award on Friday and will lead Saturday's Zippo 200 at The Glen (2 p.m. ET, CNBC) field to green. This is the No. 12 driver's second pole win at the New York road course, his first coming last season prior to his XFINITY Series win at the track. Logano's Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski will line up next to him on Saturday's front row in his No. 22 Ford. Richard Childress Racing 's Paul Menard , Chip Ganassi Racing 's Kyle Larson and Joe Gibbs Racing 's Kyle Busch complete the top five on the leaderboard; all are Sprint Cup Series regulars. XFINITY Series points leader Elliott Sadler qualified 10th. The Zippo 200 at The Glen will kick off at 2 p.m. ET Saturday with TV coverage on CNBC.
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The Nationwide Series heads to Watkins Glen for road course racing
Logano wins Penske-dominated race at Watkins Glen
Related: Results WATKINS GLEN , N. Y. – Joey Logano finally finished what he started. The driver of the No. 12 Ford won Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International from the pole, giving Team Penske its first XFINITY victory in what has been a disappointing season so far. The win in the Zippo 200 was the second straight at the 2.45-mile road course for the 26-year-old driver, who led 67 of 82 laps and drove his car to the limit, keeping teammate Brad Keselowski behind him until a broken track bar mount forced Keselowski's No. 22 Ford out of the race after 79 laps. Keselowski's problem gave Logano some breathing room. Though Paul Menard was making up ground in the closing laps, he finished second, 1.517 seconds behind Logano, who collected the 26th victory of his career. The win was the sixth for Team Penske in the Zippo 200 . In addition to Logano, Kurt Busch won the event twice, and Ryan Newman and Keselowski once each. "Brad gave me a run for my money, that's for sure," Logano said of Saturday's race. "He was just as fast as me, maybe faster. I never ran so many qualifying laps inside the car. I was running as hard as I possibly could, and I wasn't sure if my car would last, running that hard, but she held together just long enough. "I couldn’t be more proud to be here in Victory Lane. This is big for Team Penske on the XFINITY side of things. Great to get a win for them." Logano swept the XFINITY and Sprint Cup weekend at The Glen last year. Kyle Larson ran third on Saturday, followed by Daniel Suarez and Trevor Bayne . Series points leader Elliott Sadler , Justin Allgaier , Brendan Gaughan , Ryan Reed and Brennan Poole – all XFINITY regulars – completed the top 10. Keselowski finished 24th and understandably had mixed feelings about the outcome. "It looked like a bad weld broke," he said of the track bar issue. "I don't know what to say about that. You can't win races in the garage. Joey and I were both really fast, and if either one of us got in the lead it was obvious we were going to drive away. "That's something to be really proud of. We had very fast Ford Mustangs today, and congrats to Joey on the win. It's good for the program to see Team Penske get in Victory Lane today. I wish it could have been us, but I am happy for Joey and all those guys." The race featured six cautions for 18 laps. The most massive incident was a multi-car pileup in the esses on Lap 18 that eliminated Kyle Busch , who is attempting to win a race on all active XFINITY tracks at which he has competed. Currently, he lacks only Watkins Glen and Pocono to complete the feat. Saturday’s race also had a healthy dose of the bizarre. On Lap 59, Derrike Cope 's No. 70 Chevrolet slowed and came to a stop in the runoff area beside the Inner Loop. After a few seconds, an explosion rocked the car, blowing the hood off its pinions and sending a billow of black smoke skyward. Cope was unhurt in the incident, but baffled as to the cause of the explosion. Tweeting as he watched the broadcast, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr . wrote: "Reminds me of when I used to put M80s in the models I built." The XFINITY Series returns to the track Aug. 13 for the series standalone race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (3:30 p.m. ET USA/MRN/Sirius XM).
Ben-Hur's Jack Huston to drive pace car at The Glen
WATKINS GLEN , N.Y. (July 29, 2016) -- Jack Huston, star of the upcoming epic action adventure "BEN-HUR" from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, will drive a 2016 Toyota Camry pace car to kick off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It™ 355 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 7. This will be Huston’s first time serving as an Official Pace Car drive at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. He will also be recognized during pre-race ceremonies and will greet each NASCAR driver on stage during driver introductions. "I am excited to join NASCAR and get behind the wheel of today’s modern chariot," said Huston. "BEN-HUR" is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace's timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbaek, Sofia Black D’Elia and Morgan Freeman. Timur Bekmambetov directed the film from a screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Sean Daniel, Joni Levin, and Duncan Henderson served as producers, with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason F. Brown serving as executive producers. "BEN-HUR" will be released in theaters on August 19, 2016. Huston previously starred for four seasons in HBO's hit series, Boardwalk Empire, as the sniper with the horribly disfigured face, 'Richard Harrow.' In 2013, Huston appeared in the critically acclaimed and award-winning film American Hustle, where he played mobster 'Pete Musane.' Additionally, he starred as 'Young Ira' in George Tillman Jr.'s film adaption of the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Longest Ride. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen International August 4-7 for the Cheez-It™ 355 race weekend, which also features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill Vineyards 100, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen . Tickets for all of the action are available by calling 1-866-461-RACE or by logging on to www.theglen.com . Fans can also watch the Cheez-It™ 355 live on USA at 2:30 p.m. ET or listen on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25 percent of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, voted "Best NASCAR Track" by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. For tickets, call 866-461-RACE or visit www.theglen.com.
Check out special TV coverage of NASCAR at Watkins Glen on USA Net
Friday, Aug. 5 9 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice (re-air), NBCSN 10:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice (re-air), NBCSN Midnight, NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying (re-air), NBCSN Saturday, Aug. 6 2:30 a.m., NASCAR: The List - Iconic Cars (re-air), NBCSN Noon, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, CNBC 1:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown, CNBC 2 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen , CNBC 4:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race Show, CNBC Sunday, Aug. 7 12:30 p.m., NASCAR RaceDay, FS2 2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown, USA 2:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen , USA 4 p.m., WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: Road America , FS1 5:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race Show, USA Midnight, NASCAR Victory Lap, NBCSN TUNE-IN GUIDE Daytona Market: Brighthouse Cable USA Network: Channel 1238 NBCSN: Channel 1152 CNBC: Channel 1219 Charlotte Market: Time Warner Cable USA Network: Channel 101 NBCSN: Channel 314 CNBC: Channel 205 New York Market: Time Warner Cable USA Network: Channel 101 NBCSN: Channel 314 CNBC: Channel 205 Optimum Cable USA: Channel 38 NBCSN: Channel 212 CNBC: Channel 24 Verizon FIOS USA: Channel 550 NBCSN: Channel 590 CNBC: Channel 602 Los Angeles Market: Time Warner Cable USA Network: Channel 101 NBCSN: Channel 314 CNBC: Channel 85 National Carriers: DIRECTV USA Network: Channel 242 NBCSN: Channel 220 CNBC: Channel 355 Dish Network USA: Channel 105 NBCSN : Channel 159 CNBC: Channel 208 Verizon FIOS USA : Channel 550 NBCSN: Channel #590 CNBC: Channel 602 Top providers in top markets: DirecTV Dish USA CNBC NBCSN USA CNBC NBCSN New York 242 355 220 105 208 159 LA 242 355 220 105 208 159 Chicago 242 355 220 105 208 159 Philadelphia 242 355 220 105 208 159 Dallas/FtW 242 355 220 105 208 159 San Fran. 242 355 220 105 208 159 Boston 242 355 220 105 208 159 Wash., D.C. 242 355 220 105 208 159 Atlanta 242 355 220 105 208 159 Houston 242 355 220 105 208 159 Charlotte 242 355 220 105 208 159 Indianapolis 242 355 220 105 208 159 Daytona 242 355 220 105 208 159 Miami 242 355 220 105 208 159 Optimum Time Warner Cable USA CNBC NBCSN USA CNBC NBCSN New York 38 24 212 101 205 314 LA 101 205 314 Chicago Philadelphia Dallas/FtW 101 205 314 San Fran. Boston Wash., D.C. Atlanta Houston Charlotte 101 205 314 Indianapolis Daytona Miami ATT Uverse Brighthouse USA CNBC NBCSN USA CNBC NBCSN New York LA 1125 1216 1640 Chicago 1124 1216 1640 Philadelphia 1124 1216 1640 Dallas/FtW 1124 1216 1640 San Fran. 1125 1216 1640 Boston Wash., D.C. Atlanta 1124 1216 1640 Houston 1124 1216 1640 Charlotte 1124 1216 1640 Indianapolis 1124 1216 1640 1139 1305 1424 Daytona 1124 1216 1640 1238 1219 1152 Miami 1124 1216 1640 Fios XFINITY USA CNBC NBCSN USA CNBC NBCSN New York 550 602 590 LA Chicago 221 266 174 Philadelphia 550 602 590 823 819 848 Dallas/FtW San Fran. 738 762 723 Boston 550 602 590 835 795 865 Wash., D.C. 550 602 590 823 819 848 Atlanta 842 836 845 Houston 621 645 649 Charlotte Indianapolis 1205 1115 1607 Daytona Miami 420 470 448
Full schedule for Watkins Glen
RELATED: Watch live online at NBCSports.com The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINTIY Series will gather for a doubleheader weekend at Watkins Glen International this week. Check out the full weekend schedule below. Note: All times are ET THURSDAY, AUG. 4: ON TRACK -- 1-2:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series first practice ( Results ) -- 3:30-4:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series second practice ( Results ) FRIDAY, AUG. 5: ON TRACK -- 10-10:55 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN ( Results ) -- 12:30-1:55 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series first practice, NBCSN ( Results ) -- 3-4:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN ( Results ) -- 4:45 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN ( Results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 10:45 a.m.: Chris Buescher -- 11:15 a.m.: Chase Elliott -- Noon: Dale Earnhardt Jr . -- 2:05 p.m.: Carl Edwards -- 2:30 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr . and Joe Garone, Furniture Row Racing team president -- 6 p.m. approx.: Post-NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying GARAGECAM ( Watch live ) -- 9:30 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series -- noon: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAILY ROUNDUP -- At -track photos: Friday, Watkins Glen -- Junior gives concussion update, intends to get back to racing -- Dale Jr. talking 'weddin,' more tweets -- Earnhardt Jr. targets contract extension at Hendrick -- Junior: 'I'm not ready to stop racing. I'm not ready to quit' -- Dale Jr. in his own words -- Furniture Row GM: 'Good time' to mull second team -- Chase-clinching scenarios for Watkins Glen -- Allmendinger, Truex lead Sprint Cup practice at The Glen -- Following Pocono's 'big moment,' Buescher steadies Chase focus -- Full lineup for tomorrow's XFINITY Series event SATURDAY, AUG. 6: ON TRACK -- 12:15 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, CNBC ( Results ) -- 2 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen (82 laps, 200 .9 miles), CNBC ( Results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 1:30 p.m. approx.: Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying -- 4:30 p.m. approx.: Post-NASCAR XFINITY Series race DAILY ROUNDUP -- Sources: Details set for Furniture Row announcement -- Watkins Glen mayhem tights XFINITY Chase standings -- Cain: Dale Jr.'s trip to the track brings mutual reassurance -- At -track photos: Saturday at The Glen -- 'Rowdy' surprises fan with autograph on RV -- Logano wins Penske-dominated race at Watkins Glen -- Said still having a blast with fans, racing -- Snapshot: Watkins Glen -- Backward pit stops? How stops at The Glen work -- Edwards earns pole award at Watkins Glen -- See the entire Watkins Glen 40-car field SUNDAY, AUG. 7: ON TRACK -- 2 p.m.: Driver Introductions -- 2:28 p.m.: Canadian National Anthem: Amy Rivard, Singer/Songwriter -- 2:30 p.m.: USA Live on air -- 2:30 p.m.: Presentation of Colors: U.S. Marines Color Guard (on stage), New York State Troopers (Turn 1), Alfred State ROTC (Turn 2), Chemung-Schuyler Cadet Squadron (Esses) -- 2:30 p.m.: Invocation by: Reverend David Fife, Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church -- 2:31 p.m.: National Anthem by : J.W. Cortes -- 2:32 p.m.: Flyover by: C-130 Hercules, 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station - - 2:38 p.m.: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by: John Persons, President and Chief Operating Officer, Top's Markets and Johnny Persons -- 2:49 p.m.: Start of the Cheez-It 355 (90 laps, 220.5 miles), USA ( Results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 10 a.m.: Furniture Row Racing announcement -- 5:30 p.m. approx.: Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race DAILY ROUNDUP -- Hamlin wins thriller at Watkins Glen -- Keselowski, Truex make post-race contact -- Chase Bubble: Analyzing the playoff picture post-Watkins Glen -- 'Dinger hangs head after final lap run-in with Larson -- Jones, Furniture Row announce second car for '17 -- Childers airs frustrations during Watkins Glen race -- Hard-hitting wreck brings out the red flag -- Gordon makes 800th Cup start Sunday -- NASCAR looming for IndyCar's Newgarden? -- Cope addresses strange explosion -- Race-day images from Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen mayhem tightens XFINITY Chase standings
Related: Zippo 200 at The Glen Results " Updated Chase Grid WATKINS GLEN , N.Y. -- Early misfortunes, including a major multi-car wreck, had an unsettling effect on the Chase chances for several NASCAR XFINITY Series playoff hopefuls Saturday at Watkins Glen International . Darrell Wallace Jr . and Blake Koch were among the hardest hit in a 10-car stack-up on the 18th of 82 laps in the Zippo 200 , a pileup that forced a red flag of nearly 14 minutes. Wallace's Roush Fenway Racing No. 6 Ford sustained heavy front-end damage and spent plenty of time in the garage for repairs, extending his streak to four straight races without a top-10 finish. He wound up 29th in the final rundown, 19 laps off the pace. Wallace started and ended the day ninth on the provisional Chase grid, but slipped to just a 16-point edge over 10th-place Ryan Reed -- the wrong direction for momentum ahead of the playoffs. "All I see is we have bad luck and it is getting old, my friend," Wallace told NBCSN. "It is unfortunate for my team. We come here and I messed up on the first lap in the first practice we had, and then we were sitting pretty for the rest of the weekend. It is just getting old. We will go on to Mid-Ohio and try to have some luck there." Koch's Kaulig Racing No. 11 Chevrolet was done for the day with damage all around. Koch, who was clinging to the final spot on the provisional Chase grid after last weekend's event at Iowa Speedway , failed to finish for the second time in the last four races. "Just points. That's the only thing going through my mind from the first impact, all I thought was points," Koch said. "It's not good, but I made a mistake early on and lost a bunch of spots and got us back there and that kind of started it. I've just got to be a little bit smarter at these road courses, but man, I hate it for everybody." Koch was evaluated and released from the infield care center, but had his right hand bandaged -- a byproduct, he said, of blisters from all of the shifting in Thursday's extended XFINITY practice on Watkins Glen's new pavement. "You know what, I need to have manlier hands," Koch said with a laugh. "That's the issue." Jeremy Clements was another driver with plenty to gain from the multicar wreck, entering the day tied for the top spot among drivers outside the provisional Chase grid. But Clements' No. 51 Chevrolet had its own pitfalls, limping to the garage with a broken track bar on Lap 9 and returning for a 25th-place finish. He dropped from 13th to 15th in the series standings. Ross Chastain took sole possession of 13th place in the XFINITY standings with a 14th-place outing Saturday at The Glen . He closed from 24 points back to just a two-point gap behind Koch in the final cut-off spot. The XFINITY Series sticks to road racing next week for Saturday's Mid-Ohio Challenge (3:30 p.m. ET, USA, MRN, SiriusXM) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course .
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