Together 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 period to triumph is this weekend in Watkins Glen International (WGI).

Truex is the defending winner at Watkins Glen and contains top-10 finishes in his past two races there, and seven top 10s in 12 total starts on the street course. Problem is, no driver has accomplished a repeat win at The Glen. Marcos Ambrose, who returned to race in his native Australia, is the final to win back-to-back races here.

Harvick, kyle Busch and Truex are the three favorites not just to win Sunday but also to hoist the Cup Series trophy in November.

Maybe nobody gets as excited about Watkins Glen’s road course as veteran A.J. Allmendinger, that punched his playoff ticket in the track in 2014. This past week, allmendinger started to take the checkers.

Allmendinger includes six top-10 finishes in his last seven races at The Glen and has achieved the impressive task of finishing every lap (812) of every race he’s competed in there.

Race setup
Distance: 220.5 kilometers (90 Laps); Period 1 (Ends on Lap 20), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Phase (Ends on Lap 90).

The track

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 similar to Sonoma Raceway, it is relatively flat with fewer twists, which makes it a faster route than its California sister.

Recent winners
2017: Martin Truex Jr..
2016: Denny Hamlin
2015: Joey Logano
2014: AJ Allmendinger
2013: Kyle Busch

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juillet 11, 2019 - Non classé