WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (March 21, 2017) – The repaved racing surface at Watkins Glen International has been the recipient of many compliments since its unveiling at a pre-season ceremony nearly one year ago.
Another endorsement recently came from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in the form of a “Quality in Construction Award”, recognizing “excellence in asphalt pavements for 2016.”
NAPA’s Awards Program presents special opportunities for recognizing and encouraging excellence. The program continues to expand new categories. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to a job well done.
“We’d like to thank the National Asphalt Pavement Association for the distinction,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “The praise for this repaving project has been overwhelmingly positive since our ribbon-cutting last April. Teams, drivers, and of course, the fans, have been thrilled with the results, just as we have at The Glen and International Speedway Corporation.”
WGI’s first repave since 1998 kicked into high gear one day after Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race winner Joey Logano broke ground during his post-race festivities. Some 25,000 tons of asphalt and 10,000-plus labor hours later, The Glen had a surface that would soon become the fastest road course in North America.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State of New York awarded Watkins Glen International $2.25 million to assist in modernization effort and repaving the historic facility in December 2014.
Watkins Glen International received the award after being named a Priority Project by the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC) earlier that year.
About International Speedway Corporation
International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-
Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.
The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing NetworkSM, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, and food and beverage concessions. In addition, the Company owns ONE DAYTONA, the retail, dining and entertainment development across from Daytona International Speedway, and has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.
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