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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Watkins Glen Race Page

Go Bowling at the Glen
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Watkins Glen International
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Information

Kyle Larson returns to winning ways at Watkins Glen: Kyle Larson had to navigate lapped traffic in the closing laps and hold off his hard-charging Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott – the track’s most prolific winner of late – to earn the victory in Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen. But the 28-year old Californian Larson has been a driver to count on this season, finishing either first or second 10 times through the 23 races to date. And Sunday’s trophy at the historic Watkins Glen International road course is Larson’s NASCAR Cup Series-best fifth of the year; 11th of his career.[Read More](8-8-2021)

Paint Schemes

#5-Kyle Larson won the Go Bowling at the Glen NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. The win is his 5th win of the year, 1st at Watkins Glen and 11th career win.
#9-Elliott finished 2nd followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #18-Busch, #11-Hamlin, #24-Byron, #20-Bell, #4-Harvick, #14-Briscoe, and #8-Reddick.
Larson took the lead from Truex during the final green flag pit stops of the day and never looked back.  Despite a late charge by Elliott, the margin of victory was more than 2 seconds.
Pole sitter #2-Keselowski battled brake issue much of the day.  He finished 35th.
Stage 1 was won by #22-Logano. Stage 2 was won by #19-Truex, Jr.
There were 7 lead changes among 7 drivers and 4 cautions for 6 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 101.031mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Watkins Glen:
Kyle Larson won the 35th Annual Go Bowling at The Glen, his 11th victory in 247 Cup Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in eight races at Watkins Glen International.
Chase Elliott (second) posted his third top-10 finish in six races at Watkins Glen International. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2021.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 16 races at Watkins Glen International.
Chase Briscoe (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 0 points over Denny Hamlin.
(NASCAR)(8-8-2021)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Watkins Glen:
(race 23 of 26 in the regular season)
1) #5-Kyle Larson [5 wins], 917
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins], 740
3) #48-Alex Bowman [3 wins], 633
4) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 779
5) #9-Chase Elliott, [2 wins], 749
6) #24-William Byron [1 win], 786
7) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 760
8) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 712
9) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 678
10) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win], 576
11) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 571
12) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 464
13) #10-Aric Almirola [1 win], 398
14) #11-Denny Hamlin, 917, +302 ahead of 17th
15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 710, +95
16) #8-Tyler Reddick, 630, +15
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #3-Austin Dillon, 615, -15 behind 16th
18) #17-Chris Buescher, 495, -135
19) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 483, -147
20) #42-Ross Chastain, 482, -148
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #9-Elliott (failed inspection), #20-Bell (failed inspection)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Go Bowling at the Glen NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International have been made.
Pole sitter #2-Keselowski chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #22-Logano took the 39th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(8-4-2021)

#2-Brad Keselowski will start from the pole for the Go Bowling at the Glen NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International.
#22-Logano will start the race in second, followed by #12-Blaney, #5-Larson, #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #20-Bell, #10-Almirola, #19-Truex, Jr., and #48-Bowman.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metric, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Go Bowling at the Glen Starting Lineup.(8-4-2021)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tires Notes

The Entry List for the Go Bowling at the Glen NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-RC Enerson, #51-Davison, #53-Smithley, #78-Tilley.
Since 37 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Go Bowling at the Glen Entry List page.

There will be no practice or qualifying for the Watkins Glen race.

2021 Cup Series: Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen Int’l TandemDraft Stats

 

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, August 7
2:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
3:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Sunday, August 8
6:00 AM-8:00 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
8:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM NCS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
1:30 PM NCS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
2:40 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
2:45 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
3:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 20/40/90 LAPS = 220.5 MILES)
7:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT