Dale Jr. to Pull Double Duty at The Glen in 2008


Junior Will Compete in the Centurion Boats at The Glen and Zippo 200

Fans that attend the 2008 Centurion Boats at The Glen weekend, August 7-10, will be treated to a double-dose of NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  In a press release issued yesterday, it was announced that the Zippo 200 will be one of two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in which Junior will compete in 2008.  The 2-time Nationwide Series champion will drive the No. 5 GoDaddy.com car for JR Motorsports in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports at The Glen on August 9.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has not competed in a NASCAR Nationwide, formerly Busch, Series race at The Glen since 1999.  In that race, he was able to hold off road course specialist Ron Follows to claim his only victory at Watkins Glen International.  Earnhardt, Jr. claimed two Top-10 finishes in three NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at The Glen.  He will share the driving duties of the No. 5 with Mark Martin, the all-time leader in NASCAR Nationwide Series wins, and the aforementioned Ron Fellows over the course of the 2008 season.     


Help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of racing in The Glen by purchasing your tickets for the 2008 season now! Tickets can be purchased at The Shop, located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen and Gift Certificates worth cash value can be purchased at the Information Center of Corning on Market Street in Centerway Square.


The season kicks-off with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, June 6-7 paired with the Camping World Series’ East Division on Sunday, June 8. Open-wheel racing returns for the 4th of July holiday during the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 4-6, and the Centurion Boats at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup and Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend highlights the summer action, August 9-12.  For more information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official website www.TheGlen.com.    


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