AAA Pole Day
Race fans will be treated to three classes of racing today at Watkins Glen International. AAA Pole Day will see the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series cars taking to the 2.45 mile short course for a morning practice session, with qualifications at 3:00 pm. NASCAR Busch Series racers will practice for Saturday's Zippo 200 at 1:15 pm. AAA Pole Day activities will be capped off by the Grand American Road Racing Rolex Sports Car Series Presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve Daytona Prototype racers competing in the Crown Royal 200 at The Glen.
Four drivers will be racing multiple cars at The Glen today. Scott Pruett will pilot the #40 Lonestar Steakhouse Dodge for Felix Sabates in the NEXTEL Cup Series, the #1 Miccosukee Resorts Dodge in the Busch Series, and will start the #01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley from the 4th position in this evening's Crown Royal 200 at The Glen. Boris Said will see action in the #60 SoBe/No Fear Ford in the Cup Series, the #9 Ingersoll Rand Dodge in the Busch Series, and will start 17th in his #8 Porsche Doran in the Rolex Series.
Butch Leitzinger will attempt to qualify for the NASCAR Busch Series Zippo 200 in the #79 WMRA/Jasper Dodge and will start 9th in the Crown Royal 200 in the #4 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford. Mexico City's Adrian Fernandez will drive the #57 Lowe's/Hitachi Chevrolet in the Busch Series and will start 5th in the #12 Lowes Fer nandez Racing Pontiac Riley in this evening's Rolex Sports Car Series race.
Leitzinger, commenting on the difference between driving a light weight Daytona Prototype and a much heavier NASCAR racer, said, "The biggest difference is in the brakes. Driving the Busch car, I have to remember to get on the breaks much earlier than in the sports car."
The Crown Royal 200 at The Glen will take the green flag at 6:30 pm.
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