Live Chat Finale to Feature Michael McDowell

Watkins Glen International will finish off the 2008 edition of the LIVE driver chats on the WGI Fan Talk Forum on Wednesday, August 6th and will welcome an up-and-coming driver from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 00 Champion Mortgage Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing, will be the featured guest and will be available for fans questions from 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM. This is the final 30-minute live chat leading up to the Centurion Boats at The Glen weekend, August 7-10 and also marks the final chat of the 2008 season. The chats have featured some of the most popular names from the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car, NASCAR Camping World East, and IndyCar® Series including Tony Kanaan, Buddy Rice, Boris Said, Scott Pruett, and Ricky Carmichael. The live chats are open to all race fans that are registered on the WGI Fan Talk Forum. All fans will need to do in order to participate is log into the fan forum and click on the link that appears following a successful login. Not registered yet? Simply log-on to the WGI Fan Talk Forum, fill out the registration form and you are ready to post! Michael McDowell will be challenging the twists and turns of The Glen in a stock car for the first time during the Centurion Boats at The Glen weekend, but it is not his first visit to the historic road course. McDowell first came to The Glen as a driver in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and met with great success in the famed Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen; claiming 4th place in 2005 and 6th place in 2006. McDowell received a great deal of attention earlier season following a spectacular wreck during qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway. In just his second start on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the rookie lost control of his Toyota Camry entering Turn 2 and hit the wall at an incredible 180 mph causing him to flip eight times down the backstretch. Amazingly, McDowell was relatively uninjured and competed in the Cup race just two days later. McDowell will compete twice at The Glen this coming weekend, in the Zippo 200 on Saturday, August 9 and in the Centurion Boats at The Glen on Sunday, August 10. Tickets for the historic 60th Anniversary of racing in Watkins Glen are on-sale now! The action continues at Watkins Glen International, August 7-10, when the stars and cars of NASCAR take to the track. The Centurion Boats at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be on Sunday, August 10 at 2:00 PM, and Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series event will be on Saturday, August 9 at 3:00 PM. Both races will broadcast live on TV. Don't miss the return of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series during Friday night's Crown Royal 200 at The Glen starting after Sprint Cup qualifying at 6:00 PM. Tickets are going fast! For more information and ticket orders, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official website at

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