Together with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch taking trophies from the past two Cup Series races, the next member of the”Big 3,” Martin Truex Jr., will feel his period to win is this weekend in Watkins Glen International (WGI).
Truex is the defending winner in Watkins Glen and has top-10 finishes in his last two races and seven top 10s in 12 total begins on the road course. Problem is, no current driver has ever accomplished a repeat win at The Glen. Marcos Ambrose, who returned in his native Australia to race, is the final to win races .
Harvick kyle Busch and Truex would be the three favorites not just 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 opened 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 completing every lap (812) of every race he has competed in there.
Distance: 220.5 kilometers (90 Laps); Period 1 (Ends on Lap 20), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Closing Phase (Ends on Lap 90).
Watkins Glen, located in upstate New York, is a 7-turn, 2.45-mile road course that recently underwent a repave. Though the road-course is very similar to Sonoma Raceway, it’s relatively flat with fewer twists, 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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