NASCAR visits its second road course of the season with Sunday’s running of the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen.
There are two road courses on the schedule each year. The other is Sonoma, which Kyle Busch won. There are five regular-season races left befor the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
The Xfinity Series will also run at The Glen while the Camping World Trucks Series takes the week off. Practices begin for Sprint Cup and Xfinity on Friday with qualifying for both series held on Saturday. A.J. Allmendinger is the defending Sprint Cup champ at Watkins Glen.
Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch each have won four Sprint Cup events this season. Johnson leads Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, who are each both two-time winners, in the Chase standings. Busch sits 32nd in the standings, 13 points behind David Gilliland and Cole Whitt, who are each tied for 30th. Busch has to finish 30th or higher in the driver standings to be eligible for the Chase, regardless of how many wins he has this season.
What time is NASCAR qualifying at Watkins Glen?
Qualifying for the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, on NBC Sports Network.
What TV channel is showing NASCAR qualifying at Watkins Glen?
Qualifying for NASCAR at Watkins Glen can be seen on TV on NBC Sports Network.
Who won the last Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen last year?
AJ Allmendinger won his first Sprint Cup race and qualified for the Chase after beating Marcos Ambrose for the win.
Who won the Xfinity race at Watkins Glen last year?
Marcos Ambrose used his road-course skills to win at Watkins Glen.
What time does the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race start?
The Cheez-It 355 (90 laps, 220.5 miles) will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
What channel is showing the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen?
The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network beginning at 2 p.m. ET
How can I watch the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen online?
The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen is being streamed online via the NBC Sports app, available on select Apple, Android and Windows devices. You can also chart the race at NASCAR.com.
NASCAR Sprint Cup at Watkins Glen schedule
Race: Cheez-It 355
Track: Watkins Glen International Raceway
Day: Sunday, Aug. 9
Time: 2 p.m. (ET)
TV channel: NBC Sports Network
Listen: SiriusXM channel 90
Saturday, Aug. 8
11 a.m., Xfinity Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, CNBC
1 p.m., Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN
3 p.m., Xfinity Series Zippo 200 at The Glen, NBCSN
Sunday, Aug. 9
2 p.m., Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It at The Glen, NBCSN