Contact Us

NASCAR’s Big Race This Week Just Down The Thruway

Marcos Ambrose battles Jimmie Johnson during last year's race at Watkins Glen (Getty Images)

Five races to go before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship including this Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen the second of the season’s two road course races. A nearly two and a half mile, 11-turn course track in the Fingers Lakes region about two and a half hours from Buffalo. Marcos Ambrose is the defending champion winning his first Sprint Cup race in a green-white-checkered finish when he passed Brad Keselowski.

Tony Stewart holds the record for most Watkins Glen victories with five. Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin each won three in a row. Gordon holds the track record for most laps led with 233, but his last win came back in 2001.

A.J. Allmendinger is speaking out about what got him suspended and ultimately released from Penske Racing. He told ESPN he tested positive for the prescription pill Adderall. It came during the week of the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway when he told a friend he was tired and his friend gave him a pill he said was a workout supplement that would give him energy. Two days later, Allmendinger randomly tested positive for an amphetamine. He is currently going through NASCAR’s “Road to Recovery” program.

Joey Logano is mulling offers for two full-time Sprint Cup rides next year, including one to remain with Joe Gibbs Racing. He’s in the final year of his contract in the number-20 Toyota at Gibbs Racing. ESPN recently reported that Matt Kenseth will takeover the number 20 next year. And Logano could get the number-22 car at Penske Racing after Allmendinger was released.

Dodge has formally announced its departure from NASCAR at the end of this season involving both Sprint Cup and the Nationwide Series. That decision coming after Penske Racing revealed earlier this year that it’s switching to Ford next year.

More From WYRK

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wyrk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Country 106.5 WYRK Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Country 106.5 WYRK Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!