WATKINS GLEN, NY (July 31, 2012)– Watkins Glen International has chosen to honor the region in which it is located by naming the Sunday, August 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen.
The historic road course is one aspect of the popular tourist destination that includes a variety of state parks and is New York’s largest wine producing region. Located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, The Glen and the region’s history and future are inexplicably interwoven. Selecting the name of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series reflects Watkins Glen International’s appreciation for its surroundings.
“We value the support of our neighbors annually and felt naming our NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen is the best way to display our appreciation,” Michael Printup, Watkins Glen International President expressed. “It shows the respect we feel toward our fans, neighbors and fellow tourist attractions.”
Watkins Glen International – the only host to NASCAR’s premiere Sprint Cup Series in New York State – will welcome thousands of fans to the region for the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen August 9-12. In addition to the marquee race on Sunday, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series returns to the historic road course for the Continental Tire 200 presented by Dunn Tire on Saturday, following NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200 race.
Tickets for the 2012 Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen (August 9-12) weekend are on sale now! Fans may purchase their tickets and camping by contacting the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website, www.TheGlen.com. Gift certificates, tickets and track merchandise are available for purchase at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen. The Shop is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download the free mobile app for The Glen at both iTunes and Android market places.