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2019 Watkins Glen/Eldora NASCAR weekend schedules

Watkins Glen International will host three races while Eldora Speedway welcomes the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series this weekend.

Parker Kligerman "can't wait" to make Cup start at Watkins Glen

Parker Kligerman is getting another start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend.

The Ferrari Challenge NA title battle heats up at Watkins Glen

After a perfect weekend for racing at the historic Watkins Glen International circuit, the championship picture for Ferrari Challenge North America looks a bit clearer.

Ferrari Challenge North America heads to Watkins Glen

Ferrari Challenge North America heads to upstate New York for the fifth round of the 2018 season at Watkins Glen International.

Palttala admits GTD win at the Glen was “above any expectations”

Markus Palttala admits that no one on the Turner Motorsport team had expected to scoop GT Daytona class victory in yesterday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.

“We can’t be depressed by second,” says Corvette’s Garcia

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia says that the team wasn’t expecting to win the GTLM class of the Watkins Glen Six Hours, so leading several laps and finishing runner-up was a major achievement.

IMSA stewards should have punished CORE, say United drivers

United Autosports drivers Phil Hanson, Bruno Senna and Paul di Resta believe they had a “second place and a possible victory taken away” at Watkins Glen after di Resta was hit by the CORE autosport car.

Watkins Glen win gets “monkey off our back” for JDC-Miller

Misha Goikhberg says that capturing victory in the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen has relieved a lot of pressure for the JDC-Miller MotorSports team, for whom it was a first victory in IMSA.

Watkins Glen IMSA: JDC-Miller, Ford, Turner win six-hour epic

JDC Miller’s Stephen Simpson, Misha Goikhberg and Chris Miller pulled off a superb victory in the Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen as the Ford GT of Dirk Muller and Joey Hand conquered GTLM and Turner Motorsports captured GTD honors.

Watkins Glen IMSA: Braun takes pole for CORE autosport

Colin Braun set a new qualifying track record to capture pole position for the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen in his CORE autosport Oreca, beating Paul di Resta’s United Autosports Ligier by a mere 0.006sec.

Watkins Glen IMSA: Cameron leads FP3, Rast shunts in Mazda

Dane Cameron put the #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 on top in third practice for the Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen, but the session was brought to a slightly premature halt by a substantial accident for Rene Rast in the #77 Mazda RT24-P.

Watkins Glen IMSA: Dumas puts P2 car on top in FP2

Romain Dumas turned the fastest lap in second practice for the Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen, edging the fastest DPi cars by more than a quarter of a second.

Watkins Glen IMSA: Cameron dominates first practice for Acura

The Acura Team Penske ARX-05 of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya was 0.9sec clear of its nearest opposition in opening practice for this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

IMSA has alienated European teams, says di Resta

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has put off European teams racing in the series with its failure to make LMP2 cars competitive, says Paul di Resta.

Blomqvist to make IMSA debut at Watkins Glen

Tom Blomqvist has been drafted into BMW's GT Le Mans line-up for this weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen.

Chaves joins Action Express for Watkins Glen 6-hour race

Gabby Chaves will sub for the injured Joao Barbosa at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Dixon will treat Sonoma “like any other race” in bid for fifth title

Four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has vowed to prepare for this year’s season finale as he would any race, after slashing Josef Newgarden’s championship lead from 31 to three points in the Grand Prix at the Glen.

Rossi: Alternative tire strategy was “confidence building”

Watkins Glen IndyCar winner Alexander Rossi said that discovering his pace on hard-compound black Firestones was sufficient to compete with Helio Castroneves on softer red tires was when he knew he had a race-winning car.

Newgarden rues error but stays confident

Josef Newgarden fully admitted his pitlane error in today’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen but expressed 100 percent confidence in his team to provide a title-winning car at Sonoma’s season finale.

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Alexander Rossi led a 1-2-3 Honda sweep of the podium Sunday at the INDYCAR Grand Prix of the Glen

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Rossi wins, Newgarden shunts, Dixon closes

Polesitter Alexander Rossi won at Watkins Glen, but his second IndyCar victory was overshadowed by runner-up Scott Dixon slashing Josef Newgarden’s points lead after Penske's youngster crashed in pitlane.

Watkins Glen Indy Lights: Telitz takes win, Kaiser crowned champion

Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing simply needed to start the race to secure the 2017 Indy Lights championship, doing so from 10th on the grid, but it was Belardi's Aaron Telitz and Santi Urrutia who stole the show at a wet Watkins Glen.

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Bourdais tops wet raceday warm-up

Sebastien Bourdais edged polesitter Alexander Rossi for the fastest time at a wet Watkins Glen, as the track started with a dry line but got wetter as the session went on.

Watkins Glen Pro Mazda: Franzoni clinches title with dominant win

Juncos Racing’s Victor Franzoni dominated the wet championship finale at Watkins Glen to clinch the Pro Mazda title over Cape Motorsports’ Anthony Martin, the pair of them separated at the checkered flag by Team Pelfrey’s Carlos Cunha.

Pole-winner Rossi says he’ll take more risks than title contenders

Alexander Rossi, who scored the first pole of his IndyCar career at Watkins Glen today, says he’ll be prepared to take more risks on raceday than championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden who line up second and third.

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi scored his first-ever pole position in the IndyCar Series

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Alexander Rossi scores first IndyCar pole

Alexander Rossi edged aside the championship contenders at Watkins Glen to score his first-ever pole position in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Watkins Glen USF2000: VeeKay wins, Askew takes title

Cape Motorsports’ Oliver Askew did more than he needed to clinch the 2017 USF2000 Championship in his rookie season, finishing second to the dominant Rinus VeeKay at Watkins Glen, who scored his third victory with Pabst Racing.

Watkins Glen Pro Mazda: Franzoni stretches lead over Martin

Juncos Racing's Victor Franzoni scored his sixth win of the season but only after he passed the fast-starting but fair-fighting Anthony Martin, who now falls eight points behind his title rival.

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Dixon back on top in third practice

Scott Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda topped the practice times on Saturday morning at Watkins Glen as HPD-powered cars swept the top three places.

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Dixon leads Power in second practice

Scott Dixon, four-time and defending Watkins Glen winner, made his determination clear with fastest time in second practice, as he seeks to close down his deficit to championship leader Josef Newgarden.

Newgarden plans to "keep pushing" despite points lead

Josef Newgarden goes into the penultimate round of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship with 31-point lead over Scott Dixon.

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Rahal tops opening practice

Graham Rahal put his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda at the top of the times at Watkins Glen, with a 145.712mph lap, as Hondas swept the top five spots.

Firestone tweaks may cause subtle changes at Watkins Glen, says Power

Following IndyCar’s return to Watkins Glen last year, Firestone Racing has made some updates to its tires for this weekend’s Grand Prix at The Glen, and they make adjust teams' tire tactics this weekend, says Will Power.

Harvey lands SPM IndyCar seat for Watkins Glen, Sonoma

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has announced that Jack Harvey will occupy its #7 car for the final two rounds of this year's IndyCar Series in Watkins Glen and Sonoma.

JTG Daugherty was Chevrolet's bright spot at Watkins Glen

A.J. Allmendinger never found himself in contention for the win Sunday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, but his JTG Daugherty organization still managed one of its best weekends of the 2017 season.

Dale Jr.'s final WGI race ends early: “It has been a difficult year"

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Saturday he hoped there would be some memorable moments in his final full-time NASCAR season to smile about but Sunday was not one of them.

Ryan Blaney comes up short in fuel gamble at Watkins Glen

Ryan Blaney was leading the 'I Love New York 355' at Watkins Glen International with less than five laps to go, but he didn't lead the lap that mattered most.

Kenseth confident in ability to make playoffs after another strong run

Matt Kenseth wheeled his way to a career-high second-place finish at Watkins Glen International on Sunday — and just his second top-five finish in 18-career starts at the 2.45-mile circuit.

Suarez earns career-best third, says a win "can happen any time"

Standing on pit road, Daniel Suarez glanced over to watch race winner Martin Truex Jr. begin his second celebratory burnout on the frontstretch at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

Kyle Busch's radio lights up after collision with Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski traded paint with pole-sitter Kyle Busch, suffered a pit road penalty but still battled back to finish 15th at Watkins Glen on Sunday.

Truex wins dramatic fuel-mileage race at Watkins Glen

Patience paid off for Martin Truex Jr. on Sunday at Watkins Glen International.

Rookie Daniel Suarez fends off Truex to win Stage 2 at Watkins Glen

Rookie Daniel Suarez blocked a challenge by Martin Truex Jr. over the final lap of Stage 2 for his first segment win.

Kyle Busch dominates Stage 1 at Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch led all 20 laps in the first segment at Watkins Glen International for his ninth Stage win of 2017.

Kyle Busch earns third straight pole with Watkins Glen flyer

One week after picking up his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, Kyle Busch earned his third consecutive pole and sixth of the season.

Larson hopes to get back on track at Watkins Glen

Chad Johnston returns from his NASCAR-imposed vacation this weekend at Watkins Glen — and it couldn’t come at a better time for Kyle Larson.

Kyle Busch scores 90th career Xfinity win at Watkins Glen

Surprisingly enough, it is still possible for Kyle Busch to reach new milestones in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Johnson expects stage racing to "ramp up" the aggression at the Glen

Jimmie Johnson has not won at Watkins Glen in 15 previous Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts.

Kyle Busch leads action-packed first practice at Watkins Glen

Fresh off of his win at Pocono Raceway, Kyle Busch continued his fast pace at Watkins Glen.

Logano leads final Xfinity practice at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano led Happy Hour at Watkins Glen on Friday with a lap of 121.948mph.

Brad Keselowski goes quickest in Xfinity practice at Watkins Glen

Brad Keselowski led the first Xfinity Series practice at Watkins Glen on Friday.

Boris Said to make final NASCAR Cup start at Watkins Glen this weekend

Boris Said will be the toast of the town at Watkins Glen when he pilots the No. 33 Genesee Brewing Chevy in this weekend’s Monster Energy Cup Series race.

Captain's Corner - Joey Logano goes for history at The Glen

As part of Motorsport.com’s content partnership with Team Penske, we will provide fans with exclusive content each week from the organization’s drivers, crew members and staff throughout the 2017 season.

Watkins Glen IMSA: Action Express scores Cadillac’s sixth win

Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque steered Action Express Racing to victory in the Watkins Glen Six Hours, while a BMW M6 took GTLM honors and an Acura NSX scooped its second straight win.

Watkins Glen IMSA: Nissan, Ford and Acura take poles

Extreme Speed Motorsport’s Pipo Derani set a stunning lap around the 3.4-mile 11-turn Watkins Glen International course to chip 0.8sec from the lap record and earn the first non-Cadillac pole of the IMSA season.

Mears slams Kimball for Power clash

Rick Mears has criticized Charlie Kimball for the incident that saw the Ganassi driver turn Will Power’s Penske car into the barriers at the top of the Esses at Watkins Glen during Sunday's penultimate IndyCar round of 2016.

Kimball denies any wrongdoing in Power, Rahal incidents

Charlie Kimball has defended himself after being part of two major incidents during Sunday's IndyCar race at Watkins Glen International

Hull: Dixon saves fuel using intel, not just technique

Chip Ganassi Racing’s managing director Mike Hull says one of the keys to Scott Dixon’s ability to save fuel better than his rivals is his request for information from the start of each stint.