WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 04, 2019 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images
WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 04, 2019 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Go Bowling at The Glen

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York, going into the Go Bowling at The Glen (3 p.m. ET on USA, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90) on Sunday, August 20.

Watkins Glen International Stats & Tidbits
Track Data
Season Race #: 25 of 36 (08-20-23)
Track Size: 2.45-miles
Track Type: Multi-Elevational Road Course
Number of Turns: 7
Race Length: 90 laps / 220.5 miles
The Purse: $7,154,312
Stage 1 & 2 Lengths: 20 laps (each)
Final Stage Length: 50 laps

QUALIFYING & RACE RECORDS

Track Qualifying Record: Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 129.491 mph, (68.113 secs.), August 9, 2014 (Set in Round 1 of 3)

Track Race Record: Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 104.132 mph, (02:07:03), August 6, 2017

2022 Pole Winner: Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 125.147 mph, (70.477 secs.), August 20, 2022

2022 Race Winner: Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 95.962 mph, (02:17:52), August 21, 2022

HISTORY

  • After several events were held on the streets of Watkins Glen, a permanent facility was opened in 1956.
  • The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International was on August 4, 1957 and won by driver/owner Buck Baker with an average speed of 83.064 mph in a 1957 Chevrolet.
  • After a six-year absence, NASCAR returned to Watkins Glen International (The Glen) in 1964 and 1965.
  • Then after a 21-year absence, the NASCAR Cup Series returned to The Glen and has run one race a year there from 1986 to 2019.
  • The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International was rescheduled to another track due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in New York. The series did not compete at Watkins Glen International in 2020, but the series did return to the track in 2021.
  • The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen was scheduled for 101.2-miles in 1957, the second race was 161.7-miles (1964) and the third race was 151.8-miles (1965). Every race since has been scheduled for 220.5-miles (90 laps).
  • The famous Watkins Glen International road course underwent a repave in 2015.
  • There have been 39 NASCAR Cup Series races held at Watkins Glen International (1957 – Present).

STARTS

  • A total of 305 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International; 185 have competed in more than one.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Cup Series all-time in starts at Watkins Glen with 24.
  • Kevin Harvick lead all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in starts at Watkins Glen with 21 starts each.
  • A total of 43 different drivers have made their NASCAR Cup Series career start at Watkins Glen International. The most recent was Spencer Gallagher on August 5, 2018.
  • The best starting position by a driver making his NASCAR Cup Series career debut at Watkins Glen International was second by Boris Said in the August 15, 1999 race; he ultimately finished 42nd in the event.
  • The best finishing position by a driver making his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen International is 13th – it has happened twice – Scott Lagasse Jr. started 28th and finished 13th on August 8, 1993 and Gene Blair started 18th and finished 13th on August 4, 1957.
  First-Time Drivers Date   First-Time Drivers Date
1 Kimi Raikkonen 8/21/2022 23 Butch Leitzinger 8/14/1994
2 Mike Rockenfeller 8/21/2022 24 Scott Lagasse 8/8/1993
3 RC Enerson 8/8/2021 25 Denny Wilson 8/9/1992
4 Spencer Gallagher 8/5/2018 26 Ed Ferree 8/9/1992
5 Gary Klutt 8/6/2017 27 Scott Sharp 8/9/1992
6 Nelson Piquet Jr 8/10/2014 28 Todd Bodine 8/9/1992
7 Owen Kelly 8/11/2013 29 Dorsey Schroeder 8/11/1991
8 Patrick Long 8/12/2012 30 Jim Derhaag 8/11/1991
9 Andrew Ranger 8/15/2011 31 Kim Campbell 8/11/1991
10 Andy Lally 8/10/2009 32 John Alexander 8/12/1990
11 Patrick Carpentier 8/12/2007 33 Rick Ware 8/12/1990
12 Marc Goossens 8/13/2006 34 Sarel van der Merwe 8/12/1990
13 Jorge Goeters 8/14/2005 35 Oma Kimbrough 8/13/1989
14 Tony Ave 8/15/2004 36 Ted Thomas 8/13/1989
15 Paul Menard 8/10/2003 37 Chuck Schroedel 8/10/1987
16 Joe Varde 8/11/2002 38 Patty Moise 8/10/1987
17 Anthony Lazzaro 8/12/2001 39 Tom Rotsell 8/10/1986
18 Boris Said 8/15/1999 40 Tommy Riggins 8/10/1986
19 David Murry 8/15/1999 41 Claude Holliday 8/4/1957
20 Ted Christopher 8/15/1999 42 Gene Blair 8/4/1957
21 Steve Park 8/10/1997 43 Walt Mortz 8/4/1957
22 Ron Fellows 8/13/1995  
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett (two starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Watkins Glen International with a 2.0.
  • Among drivers with more than 10 starts all-time, NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart (16 starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Watkins Glen with a 5.875.
  • 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott (six starts) leads the series among active drivers in average starting position at Watkins Glen with a 6.000.

Top 10 in Average Starting Position at Watkins Glen (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Start Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Start Races
1 Ned Jarrett 2.000 2 1 Chase Elliott 6.000 6
2 Tim Richmond 2.500 2 2 Kyle Larson 6.125 8
3 Buck Baker 5.000 2 3 Kyle Busch 7.765 17
4 Tony Stewart 5.875 16 4 Tyler Reddick 9.000 2
5 Chase Elliott 6.000 6 5 William Byron 9.250 4
6 Kyle Larson 6.125 8 6 AJ Allmendinger 9.273 11
7 Rusty Wallace 7.050 20 7 Brad Keselowski 11.583 12
8 Kyle Busch 7.765 17 8 Denny Hamlin 12.875 16
9 Jimmie Johnson 7.889 18 9 Kevin Harvick 13.667 21
10 Dale Earnhardt 8.200 15 10 Martin Truex Jr 13.750 16

POLES

  • A total of 22 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at least one pole at Watkins Glen International.
  • Four of the 22 NASCAR Cup Series pole winners at Watkins Glen International are active this weekend.
Active WGI Pole Winners (4) Poles Seasons
Chase Elliott 2 2022, 2019
Kyle Busch 2 2017, 2011
Denny Hamlin 1 2018
AJ Allmendinger 1 2015
  • NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt (1990, ‘92, ’96), Mark Martin (1993, ’94, ’95) and Jeff Gordon (1998, ’03, ’14) lead the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Watkins Glen with three each.
  • Kyle Busch (2011, 2017) and Chase Elliott (2019, 2022) lead all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in poles at Watkins Glen International with two poles each.
  • Driver/owner Buck Baker won the inaugural pole at Watkins Glen International in 1957 with a speed of 87.071 mph. He would go on to win the inaugural race from the pole in 1957.
  • Seven drivers have won multiple poles in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen International: Dale Earnhardt (1990, 1992, 1996), Jeff Gordon (1998, 2003, 2014), Mark Martin (1993, 1994, 1995), Terry Labonte (1987, 1991), Kyle Buch (2011, 2017), Carl Edwards (2010, 2016) and Chase Elliott (2019, 2022).
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin is the only NASCAR Cup Series driver to post consecutive poles at Watkins Glen (three) – 1993, 1994, and 1995.
  • Youngest Cup Series Watkins Glen pole winner: Chase Elliott (08/4/2019 – 23 years, 8 months, 7 days).
  • Oldest Cup Series Watkins Glen pole winner: Morgan Shepherd (08/13/1989 – 47 years, 10 months, 1 day).
  • New York native Todd Bodine is the only driver in NASCAR Cup Series history to get his first career pole at Watkins Glen International – August 10, 1997.
  • A total of 15 different organizations have won a pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen International and six of the 15 are active this weekend.
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Watkins Glen International with eight poles among five drivers – Tim Richmond (1986), Geoff Bodine (1988), Jeff Gordon (1998, 2003, 2014), Jimmie Johnson (2009), Chase Elliott (2019, 2022).

Active NASCAR Cup Series Organizations with Poles at Watkins Glen

Rank Organizations Poles
1 Hendrick Motorsports 8
2 RFK Racing 4
3 Richard Childress Racing 3
4 Joe Gibbs Racing 4
5 Team Penske 2
6 JTG Daugherty Racing 1
  • Seven different manufacturers have won at least one NASCAR Cup Series pole at Watkins Glen; led by Chevrolet with 16 poles, followed by Ford (8), Toyota (four), Dodge, Mercury, Oldsmobile and Pontiac (one each).

WINS

  • A total of 24 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Watkins Glen International.
  • Eight of the 24 NASCAR Cup Series winners at Watkins Glen International are active this weekend.
Active WGI Race Winners (8) Wins Seasons
Kyle Larson 2 2022, 2021
Chase Elliott 2 2019, 2018
Kyle Busch 2 2013, 2008
Martin Truex Jr 1 2017
Denny Hamlin 1 2016
Joey Logano 1 2015
AJ Allmendinger 1 2014
Kevin Harvick 1 2006
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart leads the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Watkins Glen International with five victories (2002, ’04, ’05, ’07 and ’09).
  • Kyle Larson (2021, 2022), Chase Elliott (2018, ‘19) and Kyle Busch (2008, ‘13) lead all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in wins at Watkins Glen International with two victories each.
  • A total of six NASCAR Cup Series drivers have posted consecutive wins at Watkins Glen International, led by NASCAR Hall of Famers Jeff Gordon (1997, ’98, ’99) and Mark Martin (1993, ’94, ’95) with three consecutive wins each.
  • Hendrick Motorsports’ drivers Kyle Larson (2021, 2022) and Chase Elliott (2018, 2019) are only active driver to accomplish the feat (2018, ’19).
Consecutive WGI Race Winners Seasons
Jeff Gordon 1997, 1998, 1999
Mark Martin 1993, 1994, 1995
Kyle Larson 2021, 2022
Chase Elliott 2018, 2019
Marcos Ambrose 2011, 2012
Tony Stewart 2004, 2005
  • Youngest Cup Series Watkins Glen winner: Chase Elliott (08/05/2018 – 22 years, 8 months, 8 days).
  • Oldest Cup Series Watkins Glen winner: Geoff Bodine (08/11/1996 – 47 years, 3 months, 24 days).
  • Four NASCAR Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at Watkins Glen International:
First-Time Winners at WGI Starting Pos. Crew Chief Date
Steve Park 18 Paul Andrews Sunday, August 13, 2000
Marcos Ambrose 3 Todd Parrott Monday, August 15, 2011
AJ Allmendinger 6 Brian Burns Sunday, August 10, 2014
Chase Elliott 3 Alan Gustafson Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Three NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Watkins Glen International in their first appearance at the track.
Winners in First Appearance Season
Buck Baker 1957
Billy Wade 1964
Tim Richmond 1986
  • A total of 13 different starting positions have led to victories in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen International.
  • The pole or first starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (10) than any other starting position at Watkins Glen International in the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • Of the 39 NASCAR Cup Series races at Watkins Glen, 10 have been won from the pole or first starting position (25.6%); the most recent driver to accomplish the feat was Chase Elliott in 2019.
  • Six different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won from the pole or first starting position at Watkins Glen – Mark Martin (1993, ’94, ‘95), Chase Elliott (2019), Jeff Gordon (1998), Tim Richmond (1988), Billy Wade (1964), Buck Baker (1957).

NASCAR Cup Series Wins by Starting Positions at Watkins Glen International

Starting Position Wins Winning % Starting Position Wins Winning %
1 10 25.64% 11 1 2.56%
2 3 7.69% 12 1 2.56%
3 8 20.51% 13 4 10.26%
4 2 5.13% 14 1 2.56%
5 3 7.69% 16 1 2.56%
6 3 7.69% 18 1 2.56%
7 1 2.56%
Stats Winning % Wins
Winning from the First Starting Position: 25.64% 10
Winning from the Front Row: 33.33% 13
Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position: 66.67% 26
Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position: 76.92% 30
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20: 0.00% 0
  • None of the NASCAR Cup Series races at Watkins Glen have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
  • The deepest in the field that a NASCAR Cup Series race winner has started at Watkins Glen is 18th, by Steve Park in 2000.
  • Martin Truex Jr. (2017) competed at Watkins Glen 11 times before winning; the longest span of any the eight active series winners.
  • Michael McDowell leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Cup Series starts at Watkins Glen without visiting Victory Lane at 13 starts; followed by Brad Keselowski with 12.
  • A total of 18 different organizations have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen International and eight are active this weekend.
Active Winning Organizations (8) Wins
Hendrick Motorsports 10
Joe Gibbs Racing 7
RFK Racing 3
Richard Childress Racing 2
JTG Daugherty Racing 1
Team Penske 1
Stewart-Haas Racing 1
Wood Brothers Racing 1
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Watkins Glen International with 10 victories – Jeff Gordon (four: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001), Chase Elliott (two: 2018, 2019), Kyle Larson (two: 2021, 2022), Ricky Rudd (1990), and Tim Richmond (1986).
  • Six different manufacturers have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen; led by Chevrolet with 21 victories; followed by Ford with eight, Pontiac and Toyota with four each and Buick and Mercury each have one.

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes:

  • A total of 28 different drivers have finished runner-up in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen, seven of the 28 are active this weekend
  • Brad Keselowski and Mark Martin lead the NASCAR Cup Series in runner-up finishes at Watkins Glen with three second-place finishes each.

Top Five in Runner-Up Finishes at Watkins Glen (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Runner-Ups Rank Active Driver Runner-Up
1 Brad Keselowski 3 1 Brad Keselowski 3
Mark Martin 3 2 Martin Truex Jr 2
3 Geoff Bodine 2 3 AJ Allmendinger 1
Marcos Ambrose 2 Chase Elliott 1
Martin Truex Jr 2 Denny Hamlin 1
Ron Fellows 2 Joey Logano 1
Terry Labonte 2 Kyle Busch 1
Tony Stewart 2
Wally Dallenbach Jr 2

Top-Five Finishes:

  • A total of 78 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished inside the top-five at Watkins Glen.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-five finishes at Watkins Glen with 12.
  • Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. leads all active drivers in top-five finishes at Watkins Glen with seven each.

Top Five in Top-Five Finishes at Watkins Glen (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top Fives Rank Active Drivers Top Fives
1 Mark Martin 12 1 Kyle Busch 7
2 Ricky Rudd 8   Martin Truex Jr 7
Tony Stewart 8 3 Denny Hamlin 5
4 Kyle Busch 7 4 AJ Allmendinger 4
Martin Truex Jr 7   Brad Keselowski 4
Robby Gordon 7   Chase Elliott 4
Rusty Wallace 7   Joey Logano 4

Top-10 Finishes:

  • A total of 121 different drivers have finished in the top-10 in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen.
  • Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Watkins Glen with 16 top 10s.
  • Kyle Busch (second all-time) leads all active drivers in top-10 finishes with 13 top 10s.

Top Five in Top-10 Finishes at Watkins Glen (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top 10s Rank Active Drivers Top 10s
1 Mark Martin 16 1 Kyle Busch 13
2 Kyle Busch 13 2 Kevin Harvick 11
3 Kevin Harvick 11 3 Martin Truex Jr 10
Tony Stewart 11 4 Denny Hamlin 8
5 Kurt Busch 10 5 AJ Allmendinger 7
Martin Truex Jr 10  
Ricky Rudd 10  
Rusty Wallace 10  

Average Finishes:

  • Buck Baker leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Watkins Glen with a 2.500 in two starts.
  • Chase Elliott leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in average finishing position at Watkins Glen with a 5.667 in six starts.

Top 10 in Average Finishing Position at Watkins Glen (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Finish Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Finish Races
1 Buck Baker 2.500 2 1 Chase Elliott 5.667 6
2 Tiny Lund 4.000 2 2 Christopher Bell 7.500 2
3 Walt Hansgen 4.500 2 3 Tyler Reddick 8.500 2
4 Ned Jarrett 5.000 2 4 AJ Allmendinger 9.182 11
5 Tim Richmond 5.500 2 5 Kyle Busch 10.471 17
6 Chase Elliott 5.667 6 6 Kyle Larson 10.500 8
7 Scott Pruett 5.800 5 7 Martin Truex Jr 10.938 16
8 Marcos Ambrose 6.143 7 8 Erik Jones 11.200 5
9 Christopher Bell 7.500 2 9 Kevin Harvick 12.667 21
10 Buddy Baker 8.000 2 10 Austin Cindric 13.000 1

LAP LEADERS

  • A total of 97 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have led at least one lap at Watkins Glen International.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at Watkins Glen with 262 laps led in 24 starts.
  • Kyle Busch leads the NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at Watkins Glen among active drivers with 247 in 17 starts.
  • The most laps led by the race winner in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International was 83 laps by Tony Stewart on August 14, 2005 – the race was scheduled for 90 laps but went to overtime and finished at 92 laps – Stewart led 90.2% of the event. He started from the pole position.
  • The most laps led by a driver that did not win in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International was 54 laps led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt on August 11, 1996 – he ultimately finished sixth in the event after starting from the pole.
  • The fewest laps led by the race winner in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International was 1 lap (the final lap) by Joey Logano on August 9, 2015 – the race was scheduled for 90 laps. Logano started from the 16th position.

Top 10 All-Time Lap Leaders at Watkins Glen International

Rank All-Time Drivers Led Completed % Led Rank Active Drivers Led Completed % Led
1 Jeff Gordon 262 2075 13% 1 Kyle Busch 247 1512 16%
2 Kyle Busch 247 1512 16% 2 Chase Elliott 170 540 31%
3 Tony Stewart 225 1410 16% 3 Brad Keselowski 123 1074 11%
4 Mark Martin 206 1941 11% 4 Martin Truex Jr 69 1442 5%
5 Chase Elliott 170 540 31% 5 Kevin Harvick 66 1859 4%
6 Rusty Wallace 140 1617 9% 6 AJ Allmendinger 58 992 6%
7 Dale Earnhardt 134 1310 10% 7 Kyle Larson 38 719 5%
8 Brad Keselowski 123 1074 11% 8 Joey Logano 35 1062 3%
9 Marcos Ambrose 117 626 19% 9 Denny Hamlin 18 1362 1%
10 Geoff Bodine 101 1279 8% 10 Daniel Suarez 14 450 3%

TRACK / EVENT SPECIFIC STATS

Margin of Victory:

  • Since the advent of electronic scoring (in 1993) the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen International was the 2001 race won by Jeff Gordon over Jeff Burton with a margin of victory of 0.172 second.
  • The 2018 NASCAR Cup Series race was largest margin of victory in track history with Chase Elliott beating Martin Truex Jr. to the finish line by 7.560 seconds.

Top Five Closest Margins of Victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen:

Rank Margin of Victory Date Winner Runner-Up
1 0.172 Sunday, August 12, 2001 Jeff Gordon Jeff Burton
2 0.384 Sunday, August 13, 2000 Steve Park Mark Martin
3 0.414 Sunday, August 6, 2017 Martin Truex Jr. Matt Kenseth
4 0.440 Sunday, August 11, 1996 Geoff Bodine Terry Labonte
5 0.486 Sunday, August 11, 2013 Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch

NASCAR Overtime:

  • There have been two NASCAR Cup Series races resulting with NASCAR Overtime at Watkins Glen:
Date Scheduled Laps Actual Laps Overtime Laps Winners
Monday, August 15, 2011 90 92 2 Marcos Ambrose
Sunday, August 14, 2005 90 92 2 Tony Stewart

Postponement / Delays / Cancellations:

  • Only one of the 39 NASCAR Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International has been shortened due to weather conditions – the 1992 race – only 51 of the scheduled 90 laps were completed. The race was won by Kyle Petty driving a Pontiac for car owner Felix Sabates. Petty led 19 of 51 laps.
  • The August 14, 2011 race was the only NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen that has been postponed to another date due to weather (August 15, 2011).
  • The 2020 Watkins Glen NASCAR Cup Series race was rescheduled to another track due to New York state’s pandemic restrictions at the time.
  • Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen International six times: 1965, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.
  • Qualifying was cancelled in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The starting lineups were set by Metric Qualifying.

FEMALE COMPETITORS

  • Danica Patrick and Patty Moise are the only two female NASCAR Cup Series drivers to compete at Watkins Glen International.
Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Date
Danica Patrick 25 22 8/6/2017
Danica Patrick 31 21 8/7/2016
Danica Patrick 22 17 8/9/2015
Danica Patrick 43 21 8/10/2014
Danica Patrick 35 20 8/11/2013
Averages 31.2 20.2
       
Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Date
Patty Moise 33 30 8/14/1988
Patty Moise 30 33 8/10/1987
Averages 31.5 31.5

NASCAR IN NEW YORK

  • There has been a total of 111 NASCAR national series races among 15 different tracks held in the state of New York.
  • The first NASCAR Cup Series race held in the state of New York was at Hamburg Speedway in Hamburg, New York on September 18, 1949. The race was won by Jack White. Hamburg Speedway is a half-mile dirt track.

NASCAR Tracks in New York

Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Combined First Year
Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen 39 28 6 73 1957
Monroe County Fairgrounds Rochester 8 0 0 8 1950
Islip Speedway Islip 6 0 0 6 1964
Bridgehampton Race Circuit Bridgehampton 4 0 0 4 1958
Fonda Speedway Fonda 4 0 0 4 1955
New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse 3 0 0 3 1955
Albany Saratoga Speedway Malta 2 0 0 2 1970
Altamont-Schenectady Fairgrounds Altamont 2 0 0 2 1951
Hamburg Speedway Hamburg 2 0 0 2 1949
Vernon Fairgrounds Vernon 2 0 0 2 1950
Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh 1 0 0 1 1955
Buffalo Civic Stadium Buffalo 1 0 0 1 1958
Montgomery Air Base Montgomery 1 0 0 1 1960
State Line Speedway Busti 1 0 0 1 1958
Wine Creek Race Track Owego 1 0 0 1 1952
Totals 77 28 6 111

NEW YORK IN NASCAR

  • A total of 195 different drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as New York.
  • 15 of the 195 have posted at least one victory in NASCAR’s national series.
  • Only two of the New York natives have won at Watkins Glen International in the NASCAR Cup Series – Geoff Bodine (1996) and Steve Park (2000).
Drivers From New York Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
Geoff Bodine 18 6 0 24
Jim Reed 7 0 0 7
Al Keller 2 0 0 2
Steve Park 2 3 1 6
Brett Bodine 1 5 0 6
Jim Hurtubise 1 0 0 1
Lloyd Moore 1 0 0 1
Bill Rexford 1 0 0 1
Greg Sacks 1 1 0 2
Regan Smith 1 6 0 7
Jack White 1 0 0 1
Todd Bodine 0 15 22 37
Mike McLaughlin 0 6 0 6
Christian Eckes 0 0 3 3
Donny Lia 0 0 1 1
Totals 36 42 27 105

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