Corning Museum of Glass hosts NASCAR showcase with WGI
Corning, N.Y. (WENY) - With Go Bowling at the Glen coming up in just a short few weeks, Corning Museum of Glass showcased their famous Watkins Glen International NASCAR glass trophy.
Racing fans of all ages came to the Glass Museum Wednesday afternoon to see the trophy as well as a few cars and even glass blowing demonstrations.
CMoG has been a partner of WGI and making the NASCAR trophy for 11 years now.
WENY Sports got the inside scoop that the trophy on display is not the actual trophy the winner holds up on Victory Lane; it's just for display.
Interim President of WGI, Clay Campbell, talked about the partnership between the track and museum. "If you look at this area, the significance of Watkins Glen International, the significance of Corning Glass and here at the Corning Museum of Glass, what a great combination to celebrate the upcoming race with Go Bowling at the Glen".
Beth Duane, Corning Museum of Glass, Chief Marketing and Visitor Experience Officer let us know about all of the details of the trophy as well. "The core symbolism of the trophy; there's the guard rail blue from the track the side view shows some of the blue that really signifies the waterfalls of the region. Each winner gets a base to put the trophy on that is finger lakes blue stone and the secret and it's always a great moment in victory lane when the winning driver sees the trophy for the first time. When you look from the top down, you see the outside outline of the racetrack".
The Go Bowling at the Glen NASCAR Cup Series race is scheduled for Sunday August 20th.