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Cup Series to qualify and race same day at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen International has announced the official race weekend schedule for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tripleheader weekend, August 3-6.

This year's event will feature an enhanced Sunday lineup featuring Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at 12:35pm/et, just hours prior to the start of the 90-lap race which goes green at 3:00pm/et.

"NASCAR continues to work closely with tracks to create unique opportunities to interact with the stars of the sport," said Jim Cassidy, senior Vice President, Racing Operations for NASCAR. "A number of our track partners have certainly embraced the concept, and fans attending those NASCAR race weekends will get to experience the enhanced model."

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East 100 and NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 will take center stage on Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th, with the sport's up-and-coming stars taking on the historic 2.45-mile road course in search of a precious win and points that could propel their team in the hunt for a championship.

"We are very excited to announce the schedule for this year's NASCAR tripleheader at Watkins Glen International," said WGI president Michael Printup. "With races on back-to-back-to-back days, and the addition of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying on Sunday, our fans
will be treated to non-stop excitement on the track from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon."

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Three races, so far, have been announced with having Sunday qualifying and the race: Pocono in July, Watkins Glen in August and Martinsville in October....expect more to be announced in the near future