IndyCar to return to Watkins Glen International on Labor Day weekend

Ryan Briscoe
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (May 13, 2016) – Watkins Glen International and INDYCAR announced today that the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the famed New York road course on September 1-4, 2016.

Tickets for the Labor Day weekend event – which will also feature Indy Lights – will go on sale next week and will be available for purchase at TheGlen.com and 1-866-461 RACE. The race will be the 15th event on the 16-race schedule and will likely play an integral role in the chase for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

“We’re excited to welcome INDYCAR back to The Glen,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “The fact that we could put this deal together so quickly knows how motivated each party was to make this happen for the fans and competitors. We’d also like to thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for his support and diligence in bringing this international event back to Watkins Glen International,” Printup continued. “Tourism in the Finger Lakes Region and across New York State will benefit from this exciting addition to our 2016 schedule.”

The 60-lap event will be held on The Glen’s 3.4-mile permanent road course and broadcast live on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 212.

“It’s great to have the Verizon IndyCar Series return to Watkins Glen,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations. “A tremendous amount of thanks goes to track President Michael Printup and his entire staff for their efforts in helping make this a reality in such a short time frame. Obviously, Watkins Glen has great racing history and it’s a track that will showcase the on-track competition and overall excitement level of our series. Our season is off to a great start and we can’t wait to bring the Verizon IndyCar Series back to our fans at Watkins Glen.”

Additional race weekend information, including entitlement partners, pre-race festivities, and fan activities will be announced in the coming weeks. logging on to www.theglen.com.

© 2017 Watkins Glen International

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