Daytona 500 coming to New York state NASCAR fans courtesy of Busch Beer and Watkins Glen International

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (February 9, 2017) – Watkins Glen International and Busch Beer will welcome NASCAR fans to enjoy the 59th running of the Daytona 500 at nine New York state viewing parties on Sunday, February 26th.


The events will be held at venues in Syracuse, Gowanda, Pine City, Schoharie, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Utica, Palmyra, and Chenango Forks with each location offering multiple TV’s to watch the race, food and/or drink specials, and prizes, including two tickets to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International.


Compliments of Busch Beer, one lucky winner will also walk away with the grand prize of a Watkins Glen International NASCAR weekend prize pack including: 4 weekend grandstand tickets, 4 Busch Turn 1 Tavern Admission Passes, and 4 Sunday morning pace car rides.


“Building on our program of having multiple parties last February, we are thrilled about the partnership with Busch Beer and our local New York state distributors,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “The Daytona 500 is one of the marquee events on the motorsports calendar, and we look forward to sharing in the excitement with our fans.”


Fans are invited to catch The Great American Race at the locations below. Admission to all nine events are free of charge.



Spinning Wheel Restaurant

7386 Thompson Road; Syracuse, New York

The Wicked Glen

29 South Water Street; Gowanda, New York

Zack’s Grill

1825 Pennsylvania Avenue; Pine City, New York

Clappers Glass Bar

301 Main Street; Schoharie, New York

Cheap Seats Bar

6 Hillside Avenue; Oswego, New York

American Legion Post 1619

219 Rand Hill Road; Plattsburgh, New York

The Varick

616 Varick Street #1; Utica, New York


222 East Main Street; Palmyra, New York

Davy’s Last Chance Saloon

2613 NYS Route 12; Chenango Forks, New York


Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. For tickets and additional information, call 1-866-461-RACE or log on to

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