Fan Favorite To Race in Centurion Boats at The Glen and Zippo 200
Race fans and "Said Heads" alike now have extra incentive to attend the Centurion Boats at The Glen; fan favorite Boris Said will run two races during the event weekend. Said confirmed that Watkins Glen International is on his NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series schedules during an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune that was published yesterday. He indicated his Carlsbad, CA-based No Fear team will field the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry, but did not elaborate on his NASCAR Nationwide Series sponsor.
It is no shock that Boris Said selected The Glen as one of his stops during the NASCAR season. During last year's live chat on the TheGlen.com, a fan asked Said what his favorite track was and he replied, "In the States it's Watkins Glen for sure…because I really like the area and it just feels more like a hometown track to me since I grew up in Connecticut."
Said's success and popularity at The Glen is very well documented. His large wig-wearing fan club, the famed "Said Heads" originated at the legendary road course. Said has met with success at The Glen in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide, NASCAR Craftsman Truck and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. This success includes a 3rd place finish in the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at The Glen race, a 4th place finish in the 2001 NASCAR Nationwide Series at The Glen race, a 3rd place finish in the 2005 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen race and an overall victory in the 2006 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. In 2007, Said competed in both the Zippo 200 and Centurion Boats at The Glen, finishing 12th and 14th respectively.
Tickets for the racing action at Watkins Glen International are on sale now! This year 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 NASCAR Camping World Series' East Division on Sunday, June 8. Open-wheel racing returns for the 4th of July weekend 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 7-10. For more tickets and 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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