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Topic - Michael Printup
NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has been racing at Watkins Glen International since 1986, and it's never run the entire 3.4-mile layout.
Michael Printup glanced at the rain falling Friday at Watkins Glen International and managed a smile, and why not? As president of the storied road course, he's expecting a near-record crowd Sunday for the Sprint Cup race.
Watkins Glen International has signed a multi-year deal with Cheez-It crackers to sponsor the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Finger Lakes track.
In quiet moments _ and there aren't many in the world of auto racing _ Michael Printup often marvels at this juncture of his professional life: a Seneca Indian overseeing a historic race track by the shores of Seneca Lake.
Watkins Glen International is ready for any kind of weather.
Marcos Ambrose should be on pins and needles. He says he's not.
Tony Stewart figures he's driven more than 20 types of race cars in his career. He's about to try another, and it just might be the ride of his life.
Flanked by an array of unique vehicles, Bob Gillespie stood in the chilly morning air at Watkins Glen International and spelled out the rules in a drivers' meeting like no other at the famed road course.
The IndyCar Series is not returning to Watkins Glen International next season.
"It is a pleasure to induct Otto Linton as a Legend of The Glen," WGI President Michael Printup said. "Linton is a valuable member of our Watkins Glen International racing community."
"We take a look at it. I'm not against it," said WGI President Michael Printup, who has discussed the matter with NASCAR president Mike Helton in the past and probably will again after Sunday's Cheez-It 355. "There's no bleachers. We'd have to look at the logistics. We're just going to let it play out. I'd be a little worried about adding a mile. I wouldn't want to give the feel of short-changing the people."