NASCAR is back after a three-week hiatus, and heading to Watkins Glen, N.Y., for the Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International.
It appears Sunday’s race will be two-driver affair between Chase Elliott, winner of the last two races at the New York road track, and Martin Truex Jr., who has scored a top-two finish in each of his last three visits (including a win in 2017).
There’s also the added intrigue of NASCAR’s 16-driver playoff race, with only four regular-season races left to determine the final playoff field: Aric Almirola won his first race of the season at the Foxwood Resorts Casino 301 on July 18, giving the season 13 unique winners and placing winless Kevin Harvick and Tyler Reddick — currently the last two projected drivers in the playoff — something to sweat about over the last month of the season.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from NASCAR’s race at Watkins Glen on Sunday. Follow for complete results from the Go Bowling at The Glen road race.
NASCAR at Watkins Glen live updates, highlights
All times Eastern
3:51 p.m.: A little bumpy out there, isn’t it?
3:43 p.m.: Caution 3 (Lap 25). James Davison spins and stalls out on Turn 6, which is proving problematic for drivers.
3:36 p.m.: Kurt Busch jumps 11 spots to the front of the pack following the caution.
3:31 p.m.: Caution 2 (Lap 20): The final 10 laps of the stage go through no problem. Your top 10:
- Joey Logano
- Kyle Larson
- Denny Hamlin
- Tyler Reddick
- William Byron
- Kyle Busch
- Alex Bowman
- Chase Elliott
- Austin Dillon
- Erik Jones
3:24 p.m.: Logano in the lead, by the way; Keselowski no longer in the top 10 after the caution.
3:18 p.m.: Caution 1 (Lap 10): Competition caution.
3:15 p.m.: And there goes the leader on Turn 6:
3:07 p.m.: Brad Keselowski has lead each of the first three laps at Watkins Gen. He’s followed closely behind Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney, Reddick, William Byron, Harvick and Alex Bowman in the top 10, respectively.
3:03 p.m.: And they’re off!
2:54 p.m.: Details of Sunday’s race: 90 laps, 220.5 miles and stages ending at Laps 20, 40 and 90.
2:19 p.m.: “I’m here to knock over pins and win races, and I’m all out of pins,” — Aric Almirola, probably.
2:08 p.m.: A significant development for the two-time defending winner at this track:
2:10 p.m.: More information on Elliott and Christopher Bell’s L1 penalties:
NASCAR start time today
- Time: 3 p.m. ET (TV time)
- TV channel: NBCSN (TSN 3,5 in Canada)
- Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International is scheduled to drop shortly after 3 p.m. ET.
While the race might start on time, there’s a small chance drivers will be racing on rain tires. The National Weather Service forecast for Sunday in Watkins Glen, N.Y., calls for a 30 percent chance of rain, with showers and thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m. Otherwise, skies are expected to be mostly sunny and the high temperature is expected to reach the low to mid-80s.
NASCAR starting lineup at Watkins Glen
Here is the complete starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen International, the Go Bowling at The Glen.
|1||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|2||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|3||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|4||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|9||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|11||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|12||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|13||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|15||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|17||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|18||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|19||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|21||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|22||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|23||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|24||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|25||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|26||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|27||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|28||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|29||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|30||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|31||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|32||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|33||Kyle Tilley||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|34||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||James Davison||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|37||RC Enerson||15||Rick Ware Racing|