Dale Earnhardt Jr is suffering from mechanical issues. The race was marred by a huge accident involving , , , and. He's cracked the top 10 in four of his last seven starts, but was just 19th at Chicago and 34th at Daytona last month. He broke into a hard spin, and sailed straight off the track, crashing head-on into the barrier. He stalks Clint Bowyer through turn 3 and up the hill. But Jones' finishes on these tracks have been better than you may think, and he may get a chance to flash his abilities on Sunday. To read more about what strategies we need to deploy based on starting position, check out.
The Monster Energy Cup Series goes road racing once again this weekend. Lap 59, McMurray loses ground to the top 2. I think today, being able to use those repetitions and still be hot from practice and have things fresh in your mind - I just got a little faster each round, so that helped. Watkins Glen International Data Season Race : 22 of 36 08-09-15 Track Size : 2. He has also contended for victories in 2 of the past 5 races, leading a combined 112 laps between Chicago and New Hampshire. Busch gets out front at the Glen. Kyle Busch: Busch won earlier this season at Sonoma, which started his run of four wins in five races.
Keep your eye on these four: Carl Edwards: After a 17-race stretch to start the year, in which he averaged worse than a 20th-place finish and less than 20 fantasy points per race, Edwards has averaged an 8. Logano marched out his entire Cup crew on Saturday and they did not disappoint. Grandstands from Pennsylvania's , which had closed, were installed, the gravel in The 90 was removed and replaced with a paved runoff area, and curbing was cut down for the Indy Racing League event. Earlier this season I wanted to start my Sonoma team with him, but Watkins Glen is definitely his strongest track. He also has the best average finish here among all active drivers. Initially, public roads in the village were used for the race course. View full 2017 Watkins Glen results below.
It was taken down and replaced by a new starters stand during renovations in 2006. This season, though, Stewart has four top-five and six top-10 finishes in 13 races. He remains on his bumper through 5 and now turn 6. While many of the necessary preparations had already been made, new pits were constructed to satisfy European standards of pit boxes with overhead cover. Last year he won this race to get into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and this is realistically his only shot to qualify for the 2015 Chase.
This started for Jones back when he was in the Camping World Truck Series, racing for Kyle Busch Motorsports. You can look at overall road racing performance when selecting your lineup this week, but there are differences between Sonoma, the other road course on the schedule, and the Glen. If Keselowski flashes speed in practice, he deserves to be on our radar in the second tier of pricing. He has three straight top-20 finishes at Watkins Glen, including a 12th-place result last season. The carousel run off was paved, as well as turn 1 the 90 and the esses were paved in the winter of 2006—07. Increasingly rowdy segments of the crowd began to tarnish its image as well.
Kenseth's in new equipment, so we have to ask whether he's capable of conjuring up another good finish with Roush-Fenway Racing. Instead, the model is targeting two huge underdogs with odds longer than 30-1 who are poised to make a serious run at the checkered flag, including a monster long shot. Brad Keselowski: Ignore the 35th-place finish in this race last year, when he had brake issues. Busch has two career wins at Watkins Glen, the most recent coming back in 2013. Last year at Watkins Glen in the Xfinity Series Suarez finished 4th.
Winner: Kyle Busch Rowdy is out for blood after taking his first checkered flag of the season last week at Pocono. He's finished 37th in the past two Sonoma races. We have also seen some relatively surprising names win at the track, such as Steve Park in 2000, Robby Gordon in 2003 and most recently A. Wearing a lavender suit, clenching a big cigar in his mouth, and giving the job everything he had, Hopkins was the most recognizable starter in Grand Prix racing. Even outside of that, Bowman has been running well recently.
The aging structure had been the bane of many professional media members during those years with many uncomplimentary things published and broadcast about its inadequacies, especially the lack of insulation, air conditioning, few if any amenities that other facilities had, which resulted in race control moving to the new control tower at the start-finish line in 2006. I was looking forward to coming here. David Ragan Denny Hamlin Erik Jones Jamie McMurray Jimmie Johnson Joey Logano Kasey Kahne Kevin Harvick Kurt Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Larson Landon Cassill Martin Truex Jr. Additionally, Brad Penn lubricants of Pennsylvania former Kendall Oil refinery was announced as the sponsor of the annual vintage sports car weekend for 2007 and 2008. It's a road course located in my homeland of Upstate New York.