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Watkins Glen, US

Watkins Glen

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Watkins Glen International is a fabled road racing facility located in New York State. Ultimately replacing the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Course street circuit used from 1948, the current, permanent track was opened in 1956.
Despite numerous layout changes in the subsequent decades, and a three-year hiatus that saw the facility close down through bankruptcy, "The Glen", which currently offers a 3.4-mile Grand Prix Course and a 2.45-mile Short Course, has succeeded in retaining the luster that made it one of the most recognizable names in motorsport. Renowned in the 1960s and 1970s as the home of the US Grand Prix, the famous course has also hosted Can-Am, Trans-Am, CART, IndyCar, and World Sportscar Championship racing and currently plays a prominent part in both NASCAR and Grand-Am schedules.