Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen International (nicknamed "The Glen") is an automobile race track located near Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. The sports car racing facility is owned by International Speedway Corporation. It was long known around the world as the home of the United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980), but since 1948 the site has been home to road racing of nearly every class, including Formula One, the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the IndyCar Series. Initially, public roads in the village were used for the race course. In 1956 a permanent circuit for the race was built. In 1968 the race was extended to six hours, becoming, the Six Hours of Watkins Glen.The circuit is known as the Mecca of North American road racing and is a very popular venue among fans and drivers.

Facts and figures  
Circuit name Watkins Glen International
Address Watkins Glen International
2790 Country Route 16
Watkins Glen
NY 14891
Opened 1948
Race date 29 June 2014
Circuit length 5.43 km (3.4 mi)
Driving direction clockwise
Lap record 1:34.161 (Drake Olson, Eagle HF-89, 1990, IMSA)
Website www.theglen.com»

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