NASCAR is making its way back to a road course this week as it gets set for the less technical of these types of races on tour with Watkins Glen.
Martin Truex Jr., took the win at Sonoma earlier this season in NASCAR’s first road-course race, but Watkins Glen bares little resemblance to the California course.
There’s a longer straightaway here and it’s not nearly as technically difficult to get around.
Kyle Busch is coming off of his sixth win of the season with a runner-up finish at New Hampshire the week before. Harvick took the win two weeks ago, and Truex was in the lead the week before that.
The Big 3 will look to continue their dominance at the GoBowling at the Glen at Watkins Glen on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. The race can be seen on NBC.
Here’s the weekend schedule:
NASCAR at Pocono 2018: TV channel and streaming info
Note: All times are ET.
Friday, August 3
12:35-1:25 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series practice, NBC Sports App
2:05-3:25 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, NBC Sports App
Saturday, August 4
10:05-11:20 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
11:35 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
1-2:15 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
3 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 (82 laps, 200.9 miles), NBC/NBC Sports App
6:35 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
Sunday, August 5
3 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GoBowling at The Glen (90 laps, 220.5 miles), NBC/NBC Sports App
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings
Driver Points Behind Leader (Playoff Points)
1. Kyle Busch, N/A (35)
2. Kevin Harvick, -48 (33)
3. Martin Truex Jr., -129 (26)
4. Joey Logano, -201 (7)
5. Clint Bowyer, -214 (10)
6. Kurt Busch, -214 (2)
7. Brad Keselowski, -247 (4)
8. Kyle Larson, -265 (0)
9. Denny Hamlin, -273 (2)
10. Ryan Blaney, -279 (4)
11. Aric Almirola, -304 (1)
12. Chase Elliott, -322 (2)
13. Jimmie Johnson, -344
14. Erik Jones, -358 (5)
15. Alex Bowman, -395
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., -451 (2)
17. Paul Menard, -451 (1)
18. Ryan Newman, -483
19. Austin Dillon, -489 (5)
20. Daniel Suarez, -491
21. William Byron, -501
22. Jamie McMurray, -516
23. AJ Allmendinger, -553 (1)
24. Chris Buescher, -566
25. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., -572
26. David Ragan, -583
27. Kasey Kahne, -585
28. Michael McDowell, -586
29. Ty Dillon, -612
30. Matt DiBenedetto, -657
Which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are racing at Watkins Glen?
There are 37 Cup drivers entered in Sunday’s race. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.