Chase Elliott hopes to three-peat as NASCAR returns to Watkins Glen NY

Watkins Glen International’s biggest annual summer party was denied last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 730 days will have passed by the time NASCAR is reunited with the historic road course this weekend.

Although the impact of COVID-19 remains, all systems are go for a spectator-filled, racing-packed three days at WGI, with racing starting Friday and concluding with Sunday’s 90-lap, 220.5-mile Go Bowling at The Glen on the track’s 2.45-mile short course. The featured Cup Series event will begin shortly after 3 p.m. and will be televised live on NBCSN.

Other races: 41-lap ARCA Menards Series Clean Harbors 100 at The Glen, 6 p.m. Friday; 72-lap Camping World Truck Series’ United Rentals 176 at The Glen, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; and 82-lap Xfinity Series’ Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200, 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jacquelin Burkhammer

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