WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 22, 2016) - Watkins Glen International announced Friday the generous donation, made by several of the track’s partners, of more than 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It™ 355 and NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 tickets to soldiers and their families.

Kaplan University, Nextera Energy, Genesee Construction, VP Small Engine Fuels, and Weaver Media all purchased tickets to the August 4-7, 2016 race weekend at The Glen, before sharing with U.S. Army, New York Army National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force representatives. Now, an event known for its armed forces tributes will be complete with military families taking in all of the pageantry and excitement that comes with NASCAR’s lone trip to New York State.

“We couldn’t be more grateful to these five organizations for what they have done for these soldiers and their families,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “We look forward to a great contingent of soldier families in the stands and walking the grounds during the upcoming race weekend. In addition, we will have over 100 soldiers from around the area sworn into the military with the oath of Enlistment ceremony, committing to defend the Constitution of the United States of America.”

The Cheez-It™ 355 headlines a weekend full of NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR XFINITY, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action at Watkins Glen International, August 4-7, 2016. Don’t miss Tony Stewart’s final ride at The Glen, while up-and-coming drivers such as Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney look to stake their claim to road course success and the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. For more information or to purchase tickets, fans can visit www.theglen.com or call 1-866-461-RACE.

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