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Welliver and Glenora Wine Cellars Renew as Sponsors of U.S. Vintage Grand Prix Weekend

8/30/2011Summary

Welliver and Glenora Wine Cellars have renewed their partnership with Watkins Glen International and will continue as the sponsors for the popular, season-ending Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver, September 9-11. As such, Glenora’s Riesling wine will be poured in Gatorade Victory Lane throughout all of the victory celebrations during the race weekend. In addition to announcing the continued partnership, Watkins Glen International is pleased to announce Bob Sharp as the honored guest and Grand Marshal for the weekend.

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  • Aug 13

    Busch Brothers Take Front Row for Zippo 200

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  • Aug 12

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  • Aug 12

    Come Rain or Shine, The Action at The Glen Will Be Hot on Saturday, August 13

    NASCAR officials confirmed that the Nationwide Series race will start as planned even if it rains tomorrow at Watkins Glen International. There is only a 40 percent chance of rain for the Zippo 200 on Saturday afternoon and the Canadian Tire 200 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race that night so fans will be treated to plenty of racing, the only question is whether it will be in the wet or the dry. Many races at WGI have been held in the rain over the years, but it would be the first time ever a NASCAR race had been run in such conditions at The Glen. The green flag will fall on the Zippo 200 at 2:00 p.m. and will be followed by the Canadian Tire 200 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Aug 12

    Jeff Gordon Joins Elite Group as Newest Member of The Legends of The Glen

    Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International, announced earlier today that Jeff Gordon has been named the first member of the Class of 2011 for the Legends of The Glen. In front of local, regional, and international media, Printup presented Gordon with a hand-blown glass vase made by Vitrix Glass of Corning, NY, during an induction ceremony held in the historic road course’s media center. Mike Helton, president of NASCAR, was also in attendance to acknowledge Gordon’s contributions to the sport and join the celebration. Today’s ceremony will not be the last induction that is scheduled to occur during the 2011 season at The Glen.

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