Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Watkins Glen Set For 2015 Repave

Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup announced today that the historic track will conduct a repaving project in the summer of 2015; its first resurfacing since 1998.

The repave will begin with “The Boot” in July, followed by the short course immediately following the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend in August. The repave is slated for completion in advance of the 2016 race season.

“This is a significant project for Watkins Glen International, our competitors, fans and track rental customers,” Printup stated. “The repave is a tremendous undertaking and next summer is the right time to begin this historic project and prepare The Glen for the future.”

Asphalt specialists and engineers conducted a thorough evaluation of The Glen’s entire circuit and recommended the current timeline. Further details and project specifics will be released at a later date. 

As a result of the repave, the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver will take place July 24-26. Information regarding renewals and ticket sales will be shared with customers in the coming weeks.

Fans will be able to witness the project from the Fans R1st Viewing Area in the Argetsinger Grandstand. That area will continue to be free and open to the public through the end of October. Fans will also be able to follow the progress of the project via Facebook, Twitter and online at

Watkins Glen International is located within five hours – approximately 300 miles -- of 25% of the US population. Tickets for the 2015 season go on sale December 16, 2014 and may be purchased in-person at the ticket office or The Shop, by calling 866.461.RACE, and online at


  1. Anonymous9:43 PM

    This track needs a better location ! There is no direct route to this track . I can make it to Pocono just as fast and I live in upstate N.Y . Maybe when there done with the track they can put a highway to the track or atleast to the burger king in town hahaha . Dave just curious why nascar does not run the boot section ?

    1. No problem! We'll just jack it up and drop it in a more convenient location. Where would you like it? LOL

  2. Anonymous1:11 AM

    Lol I hear ya ! I hope the glenn produces the same exciting racing after the repave as it does now . One thing that is good , with our weather it will not take long to season the new pavement ! Dave love your radio show and your blog keep up the good work !!!!!!!