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  • Fan-favorite foods at the Glen

    Fan-favorite foods at the Glen

    Saturday, August 5 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-08-05 18:35:29 GMT

    WATKINS GLEN (WENY) - At Watkins Glen International, you'll find more than 40 concession stands and food vendors.  There's a wide variety, so all appetites will be happy! Each year, WGI Executive Chef Paul Miller comes up with a special theme.  This year it's "Gyros at the Glen" - a Greek theme.  You'll find spanakopita, lamb and chicken gyros, and Greek dessert. You'll also find a special WGI creation at the concession stands - the Glen Dog!  It's...

    WATKINS GLEN (WENY) - At Watkins Glen International, you'll find more than 40 concession stands and food vendors.  There's a wide variety, so all appetites will be happy! Each year, WGI Executive Chef Paul Miller comes up with a special theme.  This year it's "Gyros at the Glen" - a Greek theme.  You'll find spanakopita, lamb and chicken gyros, and Greek dessert. You'll also find a special WGI creation at the concession stands - the Glen Dog!  It's...

  • NASCAR Victory Lane Celebration Features Local Champagne

    NASCAR Victory Lane Celebration Features Local Champagne

    Friday, August 4 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-08-05 03:17:18 GMT

    HAMMONDSPORT, NY (WENY) -- All the excitement in Victory Lane at Watkins Glen International after the race wouldn't be the same without the champagne celebration. And Hammondsport-based Pleasant Valley Wine Company has a long history of award-winning champagne, and deep roots with local racing.   

    HAMMONDSPORT, NY (WENY) -- All the excitement in Victory Lane at Watkins Glen International after the race wouldn't be the same without the champagne celebration. And Hammondsport-based Pleasant Valley Wine Company has a long history of award-winning champagne, and deep roots with local racing.   

  • Martin Truex Jr. Wins I Love NY 355 at the Glen

    Martin Truex Jr. Wins I Love NY 355 at the Glen

    Sunday, August 6 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-08-07 02:19:43 GMT

    It was a day full of racing excitement at Watkins Glen International, and Martin Truex Jr. was crowned the 2017 I Love New York 355 champion. 

    It was a day full of racing excitement at Watkins Glen International, and Martin Truex Jr. was crowned the 2017 I Love New York 355 champion. 

  • Unique pit crew challenges at Watkins Glen International

    Unique pit crew challenges at Watkins Glen International

    Saturday, August 5 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-08-06 00:34:53 GMT

    For most weeks during race season, cars enter the pits going clockwise. As one pit crew coach explains, for Watkins Glen International, it's a little bit unique. They have to switch up their game 180 degrees.  

    For most weeks during race season, cars enter the pits going clockwise. As one pit crew coach explains, for Watkins Glen International, it's a little bit unique. They have to switch up their game 180 degrees.  

  • Victory celebrations made by the Glen

    Victory celebrations made by the Glen

    Saturday, August 5 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-08-06 00:24:40 GMT

    All the excitement in Victory Lane after the race wouldn't be the same without the champagne celebration. WENY's Renata Stiehl explains how Pleasant Valley Wine Company's long history of award-winning champagne has deep roots with local racing. 

    All the excitement in Victory Lane after the race wouldn't be the same without the champagne celebration. WENY's Renata Stiehl explains how Pleasant Valley Wine Company's long history of award-winning champagne has deep roots with local racing. 

  • Fan experience at Watkins Glen International

    Fan experience at Watkins Glen International

    Saturday, August 5 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-08-06 00:12:18 GMT

    WENY's Craig Flint catches up with one fan who has been coming to WGI for the experience of race weekend for years, and also aims to give kids a little furry friend to remind them of the Glen. 

    WENY's Craig Flint catches up with one fan who has been coming to WGI for the experience of race weekend for years, and also aims to give kids a little furry friend to remind them of the Glen. 

  • Kyle Busch wins Zippo 200 at WGI

    Kyle Busch wins Zippo 200 at WGI

    Saturday, August 5 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-08-05 23:24:13 GMT
    August 5, 2017  WATKINS GLEN (WENY) -- Sports Director Jenna Harner sits down with this year's Zippo 200 winner, Kyle Busch, to talk about the win and Watkins Glen International. 
    August 5, 2017  WATKINS GLEN (WENY) -- Sports Director Jenna Harner sits down with this year's Zippo 200 winner, Kyle Busch, to talk about the win and Watkins Glen International. 
  • JR Nation reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement after 2017 season

    JR Nation reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement after 2017 season

    Saturday, August 5 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-08-05 20:19:09 GMT

    In late April, Dale Earnhardt Jr. sent shock waves through NASCAR and his fans when he announced he would retire at the end of the 2017 season. Now Earnhardt's legion of fans, known as "JR Nation", are weighing in on how they feel about a NASCAR without their favorite driver.

    In late April, Dale Earnhardt Jr. sent shock waves through NASCAR and his fans when he announced he would retire at the end of the 2017 season. Now Earnhardt's legion of fans, known as "JR Nation", are weighing in on how they feel about a NASCAR without their favorite driver.

  • Taking A Ride With WGI Pace Car Driver Tony Vickio

    Taking A Ride With WGI Pace Car Driver Tony Vickio

    Saturday, August 5 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-08-05 19:10:00 GMT

    When it comes to races, usually all the attention is on the drivers themselves. But what about the person that sets the tone for it all? Meet Tony Vickio, a pace car driver at Watkins Glen International.

    When it comes to races, usually all the attention is on the drivers themselves. But what about the person that sets the tone for it all? Meet Tony Vickio, a pace car driver at Watkins Glen International.

  • 'The King' makes much needed donation to the food bank

    'The King' makes much needed donation to the food bank

    Saturday, August 5 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-08-05 18:36:00 GMT

    For the sixth year in a row, Richard Petty Motorsports, Smithfield and TOPS Friendly Markets donated 40,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

    For the sixth year in a row, Richard Petty Motorsports, Smithfield and TOPS Friendly Markets donated 40,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

  • NASCAR fans love the WGI experience

    NASCAR fans love the WGI experience

    Friday, August 4 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-08-04 23:43:47 GMT

    WATKINS GLEN (WENY) - From across the state, to across international borders, people have been pulling into Watkins Glen International for days. Fans say they're here for a number of reasons.  Scott Maynard says, "it's about the racing. But ya' know, most of it is about... you come and relax. And drink your beer, watch a bunch of cars fly by you at a couple hundred miles an hour."  For others, it's a long standing tradition. One family WENY spoke with, started co...

    WATKINS GLEN (WENY) - From across the state, to across international borders, people have been pulling into Watkins Glen International for days. Fans say they're here for a number of reasons.  Scott Maynard says, "it's about the racing. But ya' know, most of it is about... you come and relax. And drink your beer, watch a bunch of cars fly by you at a couple hundred miles an hour."  For others, it's a long standing tradition. One family WENY spoke with, started co...

  • Impact of race weekend on Watkins Glen

    Impact of race weekend on Watkins Glen

    Friday, August 4 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-08-04 23:17:02 GMT

    WATKINS GLEN (WENY) -- Every year, thousands of locals and tourists make the trip to Watkins Glen International. And this year, the "I love New York" 3-55 at the Glenn weekend is shaping up to be no exception. "They come for the race of course, but they also come here to enjoy all of the other things there are to do," says Brittany Gibson, Tourism and Marketing Manager at the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce. "We're really excited because we're seeing fo...

    WATKINS GLEN (WENY) -- Every year, thousands of locals and tourists make the trip to Watkins Glen International. And this year, the "I love New York" 3-55 at the Glenn weekend is shaping up to be no exception. "They come for the race of course, but they also come here to enjoy all of the other things there are to do," says Brittany Gibson, Tourism and Marketing Manager at the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce. "We're really excited because we're seeing fo...

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