With Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch taking trophies in the last two Cup Series races, the next member of this»Big 3,» Martin Truex Jr., will feel his time to win is this weekend in Watkins Glen International (WGI).
Truex is the defending winner at Watkins Glen and has top-10 finishes in his last two races there, and seven top 10s in 12 total starts on the street course. Problem is, no driver has accomplished a repeat win in The Glen. Marcos Ambrose, who returned in his native Australia, is the final to win races here.
Harvick kyle Busch and Truex would be the three favorites not only to hoist the Cup Series trophy in November but also Sunday to win.
Perhaps nobody gets as excited about Watkins Glen’s road course as veteran A.J. Allmendinger, who punched his playoff ticket at the street in 2014. This week allmendinger started to take the checkers.
Allmendinger has six top-10 finishes in his last seven races at The Glen and has achieved the remarkable task of finishing every lap (812) of every race he’s competed in there.
Distance: 220.5 miles (90 Laps); Period 1 (Ends on Lap 20), Stage 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 road course that recently got a repave. Though the road-course is similar to Sonoma Raceway, it is relatively flat with fewer turns, which makes 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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