Watkins Glen, NY (WBNG Binghamton) For the second day in a row, some drivers came to Watkins Glen International to test out the track and the new Gen-6 car. Watkins Glen is the second and final road course on the Sprint Cup series, but drivers say Watkins Glen is much different than racing at the other road course in Sonoma.
"It's got some similarities. If you're a race car driver, anyone can go fast in a straight line, it's the corners, where it's at," said Ron Fellows, currently 44th in the Sprint Cup standings. "For example, the S's here are faster so that cornering speed through the s's in a cup car is faster than the top speeds you get at Sonoma."
"I think Watkins Glen finds itself in a much more important position in the schedule than Sonoma does," said Kurt Busch, ranked 14 in the standings. "So this race has much more emphasis on the points than what Sonoma does and so that's why we're here testing."
"If you look at certain guys, they come to this race especially right on the edge of the chase making it in or just on the verge of being in and being knocked out," said A.J. Allmendinger. "I think that's what makes this race such a wild car coming into it, especially for only what, four or five races left in the chase at that point."
The Cheez-It 355 at the Glen is coming up in just a couple of weeks on Sunday, August 11.