Go Bowling at the Glen Preview: Return to the Road Course
Go Bowling at the Glen Preview: Return to the Road Course

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

This weekend the Monster Energy Cup Series visits Watkins Glen International for the next road course race in the schedule with its annual running of the Go Bowling at the Glen. This circuit is an 11-turn, winding road course with many long straights terminated by hair-pin turns. The event is 90 laps on the almost 2.5-mile course. Top speeds are close to 160 mph which is very unusual for a typical road circuit, and this is due mainly to the long straights that occur at three places on the track. Horse power and aero-handling are key factors for this race, so it's a bit different than the other road courses in NASCAR. As the drivers barrel down the straights and into sharp corners, we see more than a few go off course as they attempt aggressive braking and accelerating ...

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Mark Taylor
Taylor is RotoWire's senior NASCAR writer. A five-time FSWA award winner, Taylor was named the Racing Writer of the Year each of the last two years. He is also a military historian, specifically the World War II U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
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