"The Glen has hosted a wide variety of racing competition during its time, including Formula One, Can-Am, Trans-Am and Indy cars."
Originally run on a course encompassing asphalt, cement, and
dirt roads in and around the Village of Watkins Glen, the circuit moved to its current permanent location in 1956. The Glen hosted a wide variety of racing competition during this time, including Formula One, Can-Am, Trans-Am and Indy cars. Victory Circle at Watkins Glen saw many of the top names in international motorsports, including Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser and Mark Donahue. On August 9, 1986, over 88,000 fans witnessed Tim Richmond's triumph as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series returned to The Glen for the first time in the modern era. Since then, the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen has grown to become New York State's largest weekend sporting event and has seen some of NASCAR's biggest names take the checkered flag ... names like Mark Martin, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon.
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