NASCAR announces 2018 race weekend at Watkins Glen International


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (May 23, 2017) – NASCAR today announced the 2018 schedules for its three national series, giving fans a significant head start in planning for next season’s thrilling slate.


As part of the announcement, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series will return to Watkins Glen International for the August 3-5, 2018 race weekend.

“We are happy to announce that NASCAR is returning to Watkins Glen International on its traditional date,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “The Glen is proud to be one of the iconic stops on the season schedule and we’re thrilled that one of the most exciting races of the will season will play a major part in determining the drivers eligible for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs."

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen International this summer, August 3-6, for a weekend that also features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen.


Last summer, Denny Hamlin held off a furious charge by multiple drivers, including Martin Truex Jr. in the final stages of Sunday’s race, providing fans with another thrilling finish at the facility voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today.

Tickets for this August’s action are available by calling 1-866-461-RACE or by logging on to   

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