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Post Card from NASCAR at Watkins Glen

Howdy Ya’ll!

A truly excellent weekend was spent at Watkins Glen for this year’s NASCAR – Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity Series and K&N Series East.

Here’s some pix:

Day 1 at Station 5A in Turn 5 – exit of the Bus Stop

Favorite car of the day: #6 Sunoco K&N Series East Toyota Camry

Runner up favorite car… this Toyopet sponsored old body that almost won the race.

Day 2 and 3, moved to Station 2 in Turn 2 start of the Esses.

Fantastic view, even closer to the track!

Preview of my next event in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Monster came thru big time, visiting the RSI campground and giving out tons of freebie drinks to the marshals. Thanks Monster!

I like how close US and Canada is at this event, with plenty of Canadian marshals (and many fans) represented, as well as Canadian anthem being sung before each of the races.

Had such a wonderful time working with Barb an awesome marshal.

Hey! I’ve seen this car before… had Photographer credentials.

This fella almost ran over my tent backing that thing up… Ugh!

Awesome sunny day for race day on Sunday! And it was one of the most un-NASCAR-like races I’ve ever seen at the Glen!

Even in town everyone was enjoying the NASCAR spirit… visited Bleachers for dinner whom were very #2 Brand K-ski themed, giving out free Miller Lite’s and I even got lucky with a giveaway hat.

More to come in a debrief…

NASCAR Spotter Guide for I<3NY 355 at Watkins Glen

I love spotter guides! I’ve posted many releases from Andy Blackmore for various sports car racing series he does so professionally. But a few recent trips to Formula E as a volunteer made me realize just how critical spotter guides are for someone that knows little about a particular series, and it really frustrated me that nothing was available on the official web site, and only a few options existed from amateurs created for previous season’s events.

NASCAR is one of those series I know little about… there’s a ton of cars in each of the Monster Energy and Xfinity Series I’m about to embark on this weekend, and I’m happy to say that NASCAR.com has a Paint Scheme Preview – Spotter Guide posted on their web site, here it is for those interested:  https://galleries.nascar.com/gallery/1356/paint-scheme-preview-watkins-glen#/0

Monster Energy Cup Series:

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Xfinity Series:

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A few interesting observations… real NASCAR fans know the cars they follow because typically they have favorite drivers, and therefore know everything about him… I don’t. But I do enjoy checking out the cool looking paint jobs. My favorite of these series that were released yesterday is the SUNENERGY car… why? Because it reminds me a lot of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 in IMSA.

I’ll share some pix from the event soonly…