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2016 Anthem Annual Feb Web PDF

Watkins Glen International 2016 NASCAR SCHEDULE Established in 1948 with “The Day They Stopped The Trains” and the fi rst post-World War II road race, Watkins Glen International is synonymous with sports car racing. From a temporary course in 1953 to a permanent, 2.45-mile track built in 1956, The Glen quickly became one of the nation’s favorite racing locales. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, formerly known as the NASCAR Grand National Division, fi rst hit the track in 1957. The track did not host another NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race until 1964 and did so again in 1965, but the series left for another 21 years before coming back in 1986. Tim Richmond won the race, then known as The Bud at the Glen, that year. The Glen has hosted NASCAR’s premier series since 1986 and continues to be New York’s only home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. With a history rich in Formula One, Watkins Glen International has hosted Can-Am, Trans-Am Formula 5000, the Verizon IndyCar Series and continues to boast a diverse annual schedule including: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Sports Car Club of America, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and Sportscar Vintage Racing Association. International Speedway Corporation became the sole owner of this historic road course in 1997. Extensive fan-focused capital improvement projects provide guests with an improved experience, whether at The Glen for a day or the weekend. Seven of the nine grandstands around this 11-turn road course have been replaced in the past three years. One day after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Cheez-It™ 355 last August, Watkins Glen International’s massive repaving project kicked into high gear and was complete within months. The 2016 races will feature the debut of the historic circuit’s brand new asphalt surface, which is sure to continue the tradition of thrilling road racing that fans have become accustomed to in Western New York. AUGUST 5 Bully Hill Vineyards 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race AUGUST 6 Zippo 200 at The Glen NASCAR XFINITY Series Race AUGUST 7 Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race 94 ANTHEM MOTORSPORTS ANNUAL


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