With Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch taking decorations from the past two Cup Series races, the third member of the”Big 3,” Martin Truex Jr., will feel his time to win is this weekend in Watkins Glen International (WGI).
Truex is the defending winner in Watkins Glen and contains top-10 finishes in his last two races and seven top 10s in 12 total begins on the road program. Problem is, no driver has accomplished a repeat win at The Glen. Marcos Ambrose, who returned in his native Australia to race, is the final to win back races .
Harvick kyle Busch and Truex would be the 3 favorites Sunday to win but also to hoist the Cup Series trophy in November.
Perhaps nobody gets as excited about Watkins Glen’s street course as veteran A.J. Allmendinger, that punched his playoff ticket in the street in 2014. Allmendinger started to take the checkers.
Allmendinger includes six top-10 finishes in his last seven races at The Glen and has accomplished the remarkable job of completing every lap (812) of each race he has competed in there.
Distance: 220.5 kilometers (90 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 20), Phase 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 90).
Watkins Glen, located in upstate New York, is a 7-turn, 2.45-mile street course that recently got a repave. While the road-course is very similar to Sonoma Raceway, it’s relatively flat with fewer twists, making it a faster course than its California sister.
2017: Martin Truex Jr..
2016: Denny Hamlin
2015: Joey Logano
2014: AJ Allmendinger
2013: Kyle Busch
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