AUDIO/RECAP: Denny Hamlin Fights Through Pain To Win At Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Denny Hamlin was visibly in pain Sunday morning in the NASCAR driver’s meeting after waking up with back spasms, a condition that Hamlin admittedly fights through every few months and endured this weekend in the latest chapter of that story. What differed about Sunday though, was that Hamlin was able to fight through the pain on NASCAR’s fastest …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Edwards ‘Having Fun’ Re-Learning Repaved Watkins Glen Circuit

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Prior to the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen weekend this week, Watkins Glen International embarked on a massive repaving project that tore out the entire racing surface and laid brand new asphalt and curbing in the corners. WGI laid an amount of asphalt equal to laying twenty-two miles of asphalt on a two-lane road, including the NASCAR …

NSCS: Earnhardt Jr. Updates Status At Watkins Glen, “I’m Not Ready To Quit”

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — The next step in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery from recurring concussion-like symptoms took place on Friday afternoon, when the perennial NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fan favorite traveled to Watkins Glen International to address the media on his recovery effort and visit with his team and fellow drivers. It is believed that Earnhardt Jr.’s symptom recurrence was rooted in a …

NSCS: The Final Countdown; Gordon’s Last Road Course Race at Watkins Glen Plagued By Brake Issues

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Story by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo — Jeff Gordon’s coming-out party at Watkins Glen International didn’t end the way the four-time Cup champ wanted it to. Brake issues plaguing the No. 24 car early on in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen forced Gordon to come …

NSCS: Going The Extra Mile; Logano Sweeps The Weekend At The Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Recap by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — Prior to this weekend, Joey Logano had never won a race on a road course, let alone a weekend sweep at that kind of place.  He can now check both of those items after watching Kevin Harvick run …

NSCS: The Dinger Gets It Done; Allmendinger Takes Pole for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Recap by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — AJ Allmendinger is trying to repeat history this weekend at Watkins Glen. The driver of the No. 47 for JTG Daugherty Racing picked up the victory last August and is looking to do the same after qualifying on …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Best Starting Spot in Cup Career; Justin Allgaier Qualifies 12th at Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Justin Allgaier has always taking a liking to road-course racing. Before joining the Cup Series full-time, Allgaier scored one of  his three career NASCAR XFINITY Series wins in August 2012 at Circuit …

Kyle’s Corner Blog: Magda’s Moments from the 2014 Racing Season

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Blog and photo by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — The 2014 racing season has come to an end. For me, it started back in late April at Evergreen Raceway Park with their opening weekend and closed last Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey with Turkey Derby XLI. NASCAR, IndyCar, and short-track racing were all …

AUDIO: Zipadelli Confirms Stewart will Not Race at Watkins Glen; Regan Smith to Sub

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WATKINS GLEN, NY — Story and Audio By Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Photo By Brad Ovens — After last night’s 360 sprint car crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward, Jr, Greg Zipadelli was the first from the Stewart-Haas Racing camp to speak at Watkins Glen International. Zipadelli along with a …

AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Jeff Gordon Wins 75th Career Cup Pole at The Glen on Son Leo’s Birthday

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WATKINS GLEN, NY — Story and Audio by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Photo By Brad Ovens — Jeff Gordon has been not only consistent but winning this season with his #24 team for Hendrick Motorsports. They turned that consistency and confidence into a Coors Light Pole winning effort on Saturday by winning the pole for …

NSCS: Road Course King Gordon Attempts To End WGI Drought

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — official release — Chris Trotman/Getty Images photo — At first glance, a betting man might believe Jeff Gordon would be the popular pick to win this Sunday at Watkins Glen. The current points leader holds the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course record with nine victories, including four at Watkins Glen. Gordon has already clinched a spot in …

NSCS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Brimming With Confidence Heading to Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Story and photo by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Kyle Magda — Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 to complete the Pocono sweep, but with Pocono in the rear-view mirror, the new Chase Grid leader is more poised than ever to lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the 2.45 mile road course …